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Minnesota Geeking
Heh, after a good start to my July LJ posting, I sort of went off the rails again. Since judiang returned to Chicago, I've just been working during the day, pulling carpet & playing City of Heroes in the evening. The good news is that the living room carpet (which is really 3 rooms worth & a hallway) is now completely up. There are spots which are dark due to Leo, but most of the floor looks gorgeous. (Why they ever covered it with carpet I'll never know!)

Anyhoo, yesterday after work, the folks drove me to Dayton International Airport and I flew to Minneapolis. (There was a layover in Detroit that lasted longer than it should thanks to a big thunderstorm cell, but I got to MN just the same. I thought about elsaf while I was waiting in her city.) Amy met me just outside the airport & drove me home. Rachel was already in bed (she had to work a little this morning) when we arrived, but she said "Hi!" and "Welcome" to me all the same. Fruvous (two dots over the first u) was not happy to see me, but he is a grumpy cat. Amy stayed up some to chat and then we both buggered off to bed.

I was still wired from the Coca Cola I'd had at lunch (not a caffeine person) when dad & I treated John, the county tech guy, to pizza at Al's Pizza. So I lay there listening to Sleepers, the third album by GRIMMS. For 20 years or so I've been trying to get my hands on that album. I've been a Neil Innes fan for a LONG time and this had always been the Holy Grail of my record collection. Even when I became independently wealthy and scoured eBay, it always elluded my grasp. I'd think "OK, I'll bid up to $40" when one would come up. It would go for more. Then I'd think on another one "OK, $50 this time!" and it would go for more. But thankfully, the album is now on CD! Yay! So I ordered it from amazon.co.uk and it arrived this week. I put it on my iPod and now I've listened to it. It's quite good. Worth the wait? Haven't decided yet. I'm just glad I have it now. :-)

I didn't sleep well last night (thanks caffeine) and got up when Rachel did. She headed off to work while Amy made me breakfast. Scrambled eggs with garlic, Swiss chard, torpedo onion tops, and a little mozarella. Home fries with torpedo onion bottoms, garlic, chard stalks and seasonings. Toast with an assortment of preserves. Juice and milk. Yum! Amy's quite the gourmet.

The plan for today is to shop for wireless equipment (my belated birthday gift to the girls) and then do a stint in Ikea (my first time!) so I can look for furniture.

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Current Location: Minneapolis, MN
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fizzixrat From: fizzixrat Date: July 28th, 2006 04:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
So, you're lurking somewhere in the neighborhood, are you? (I live along I-694 up on the north side, you know.)

Wow, your timing in visiting the Minneapolis area isn't great, is it? What with the 100 F + 70 F dewpoint weather we're supposed to be having all weekend, I mean. :( If I didn't have to go to the dentist today and work tomorrow, I'd just stay inside in my A/C'ed house and not leave.
trinalin From: trinalin Date: July 29th, 2006 04:49 am (UTC) (Link)
The girls live near Nicollet Avenue and 15th Street. It's quite handy being so close to "Eat Street." We ate at Brit's Pub tonight and plan on having lunch at the New Delhi Restaurant & Bar on Monday. Yum!

This isn't the first time I've visited Amy in the godawful summer heat. The last time I did so, she didn't even have air conditioning. Eep!
judiang From: judiang Date: July 28th, 2006 10:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow! If I invite them to Chicago, will Amy cook for me?

Tell them Happy Belated Birthday!!! :)
hergrace From: hergrace Date: July 29th, 2006 03:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Great icon, Judi! mmmmmm...ice cream.

Speaking of whom (excuse me for hijacking your LJ for a DT moment, Trina)I just received in the mail a DVD of the Rab Nesbitt season with "Touch" (and Davina). The cool thing is...you can turn on closed captions!! At last, you can see what Rab is saying. Mind you, it *is* in dialect with the slang left in, but at least now I understand the marvelous line:
"I was about to compliment him on *his* chest hair -- it goes all the way up to his adam's apple."

Squeeeeeeee!!!! (we now return you to Trina's LJ)
trinalin From: trinalin Date: July 29th, 2006 04:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh - that's one of the few lines I got. I did managed to translate a few for Judi, who was in awe of me the rest of the evening. :-)

Looking forward to season 5 coming to DVD, but it's taking so long to do so! I want my DVD Sylv!
trinalin From: trinalin Date: July 29th, 2006 04:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh yeah - and I'm the one who made the icon for Judi. Heh heh.
trinalin From: trinalin Date: July 29th, 2006 04:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh heh. You need Amy to cook & Rachel to bake. Yum!

As for belated - their birthdays were in May. Heh heh. :-)
hergrace From: hergrace Date: July 29th, 2006 02:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow! I want Amy to come cook for me. No...nevermind, I'll make an excuse to go to MN so I can see her (and Rachel, of course).

Get some sleep tonight -- you're probably completely exhausted after Ikea. Heaven knows it wipes me out when I go there...
trinalin From: trinalin Date: July 29th, 2006 04:56 am (UTC) (Link)
It's fun to visit them, I must say. Treated them to Brit's Pub for supper tonight. It was a hot walk there, but the food was worth it. Yum!

I agree about Ikea. We had lunch in the cafeteria before shopping - we needed all the energy we could get. I found a shelf that I could use (providing I buy 2 and place them side-by-side) but it's not available from their website! Wah! They were out of catalogs too. So I may never get that item after all. :-(
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