October 9th, 2002

beeker

do you know

Well hmm, not much has happened in the past few days. The fish are still alive which is very exciting to me so I'll have to actually think about naming them soon.

We went to pub quiz last night and took 4th place after losing the tiebreaker question. Do you know how many feet tall the statue of liberty is from the bottom of the base to the top of the torch? But we had onion rings and lots of fun so a good time was had by all.
Otherwise, I've been catching up on TV and making huge to do lists with really little bits to do so i can feel accomplished when i cross things off. I'm still trying to organize something to Disneyland but I don't think it's going to happen so instead i'll either a. horn in on Rachelle's trip the next weekend, or b. try to take a whirlwind trip down in Nov while I'm in rehearsals.
And I missed Dave Eggers reading from his new novel on Monday night at a bookstore that is less than a mile from my house. Sigh. I'm going to stop by tonight to see if they have any signed copies still lying around.

Klutz is still painfully slow, there's work, but not really enough for all of us. So I'm trying to train myself to work more slowly, which is actually a very difficult thing.

Tonight: more tv. and laundry. and looking up fondue recipies so i know what kind of beef to buy for this fondue shindig that's happening on Friday.
beeker

missing WI

So i went from here to one of my favorite sites, the webblog journal of author neil gaiman and found this. (He's from England originally but now lives in Minnesota)

There's a point in October in the Midwest (and in the East of the US too -- I've seen it in rural Pennsylvania) when the skies are perfectly blue, it's sunny enough to make every maple tree glow yellow or orange or red, there's a chill enough in the air to make you wear a sweater, but after a minute's walk you can't remember why you're wearing it, and you're walking in the tinted glow of a Bradbury story. It's the perfect season, as long as you drive a little slower and more carefully and keep an eye out for deer.

And people wonder why i miss the fall.
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