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Watch This Space March 25, 2018

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Hi folks. Big announcement tomorrow, but the ducks must be in their row first.

A quiet week. We had a tea party at work on Monday. Our Teen Guru is moving up to a new position at another building. All the tasty treats and finger foods.

Speaking of tasty… I tried out a couple P.F. Changs’ meals in a frozen bag this week, and they were quite good. Not as good as in the restaurant, of course, because frozen, but good enough for my cooking. I had Chang’s Chicken and Mongolian Beef with sting beans (I also added snow peas, cuz mmm greens).

Mongolian Beef with beans and peas

I hope everyone had a nice Palm Sunday, and will have a nice Holy Week. I streamed the service from my favorite local church. And got a Good Friday service… they’re doing a series and for whatever reason, it timed out that way.

In audio books, I finished Black Prism, and listened to The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott. Now, I’m listening to American Gods, because the show was good. I also pre-ordered Brief Cases by Jim Butcher, which is coming out in June, and bought the audio for A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss. The latter is only a few minutes long, so I’ll be listening to it later today.

Awesome Anniversary September 1, 2011

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Rich and I had a very good weekend together.

We watched the first eight episodes of the new season of Torchwood. A very interesting new plot, season-long story this time, instead of monster of the week. Always fun to learn more of Captain Jack’s history.

We also had lots of good food. P.F. Chang’s, Papa Murphy’s, TGIFridays, and lots of movie theater junk food, too.

We managed a rollerblading lesson with no falls Sunday afternoon. Barely. I did fine on flat surfaces, but inclines freaked me out. I did learn how to stop by going into the grass, without falling. But still no luck stopping in normal ways, pretty sure I’d trip myself.

And went to see four movies: X-Men First Class, Pirates of the Carribean, Captain America  and Cowboy & Aliens. Two at the dollar theater and two at Rave.  I enjoyed the development of the history and relationships of Charles and Eric, and seeing some of the early mutants as teenagers, though Rich had to tell me who some of them were. A good basis for a new story, I think. Johnny Depp was fun as always, and got me curious about the history of the Fountain of Youth as well. I also really liked the missionary character and am exploring a possible new story using a similar theme. Captain America was an entertaining set up of a character I knew nothing about and not exactly what I expected. Rich says I need to see Thor to fully understand some of it. We would have done, but it was already out of the dollar theater. Cowboys & Aliens I fell asleep during. Simplistic premise and plot, lots of action, only one surprising character, and her presence felt forced.

All in all, a good weekend, with plenty of sleep, food and fun.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow February 11, 2010

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Storms and snow and sleet and rain and ice and wind. Welcome to winter in Ohio. I don’t know what the official numbers are, but the path through the snow to our parking lot comes up almost to my knees. Not the several feet of snow the papers were reporting further east, but plenty to make life interesting. Once again pondering the Z, but no more answers than we had before. We’re going up this weekend to wish our nephew a belated 4th birthday, apparently we weren’t the only ones that missed the party last week.

Elbow aside, my health is stable. Work is fairly stable, too. Waiting on the tax return to start shifting money and making a couple purchases. Got my car serviced today, had to replace all my windshield wipers, the ice has not been kind to them. Also got a taillight replaced, I think that was the most expensive part of the operation. But it’s done now, no more worrying about getting pulled over for a burnt out lightbulb.

Have discovered spring rolls. Now if only PF Chang’s didn’t have huge mushrooms in them, it would be perfect.