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I had a great day today! Got up early and gave perruche_verte a ride to his weekend yoga retreat thingy. Then I went home and read comic books for awhile (I'd be justified in calling them graphic novels, but I don't think they need legitimizing in that way).

Then I went to watch the Solar Boat Regatta on Lake Phalen with phoenixredux and Bean (the lj-nickname of his six-year-old daughter). We waded on the beach and played in the sand and watched the nifty solar-powered boats. Then we walked to the playground and had ice-cream-truck treats and Bean played on the playground for awhile while we talked.

Next, on a whim after we left the park, we went to a garage sale. The woman was apparently tired of having a garage sale and gave us a bunch of stuff for free in order to get rid of it. A lot of it was not stuff we particularly wanted, but for the most part if we expressed any interest, we ended up taking it. I did get some useful things and things I will do crafts with.

Then we went to daedala's house to provide a little gardening help, rootbeer, and moral (immoral?) support. She had spent much of the day urgently digging a big hole to plant roses that had unfortunately arrived several days ago when she was out of town. We brought over Bean's bike, training wheels freshly removed, and phoenixredux and I took turns spotting her and helping keep the bike upright as she rode back and forth on the sidewalk. She's not quite to the self-balancing stage yet, but she's making progress.

When the garden work was finished up and daedala had showered (the rest of us just remained filthy for the time being) we went to Everest on Grand (http://www.hotmomo.com/) for Nepali food. daedala and I convinced phoenixredux to try the yummy yak momos about which he was skeptical, and indeed they were yummy. Bean was more generally skeptical on much of the Nepali food but had a big bowl of veggie soup and bits of veggie pakora. We also had some lamb and palak paneer, and daedala and I had mango lassis, which I consider mandatory for any cuisine that makes them.

Then I ran home for a shower and then went to Block E to meet perruche_verte. We shopped at the Borders for awhile and then saw 28 Weeks Later, sequelthing to Brit zombiesque film 28 Days Later. The plot was burdened by a military operation of INCREDIBLE STUPIDITY. A dumn plan, executed terribly. Yes, it was necessary to the plot as they had it set up, but they could have improved things greatly and made it work. It was sensationalist in a bad way. If you've seen 28 Days Later and really want to see the sequel (which doesn't have the same characters and cast, btw) go ahead but you may be disappointed. If you haven't seen 28 Days Later, I reccommend it but feel free to skip the sequel. I won't give away any more.

And now we're home. It was a very good day. Part of this is, I'm not going to go into detail here 'cause it's private and not just to me, but there was something that was troubling me for awhile and in the past several days I have finally taken steps to resolve it. Though it is only about half to 2/3 resolved, I feel WAY better, its taken a load off my mind. Even if it doesn't turn out as good as I hope it will, I think I'll continue to feel better for having worked on it.



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May. 20th, 2007 05:09 pm (UTC)
i liked the sequel! ah, to each their own i guess ;)
May. 20th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, I didn't entirely dislike it. I don't regret going to see it. I just had some issues with it, and to anyone who hadn't seen the first one yet, I'd reccommend seeing that first and then deciding if they wanted to go to a sequel that isn't as good.
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