Updating! This one is wordy and picturey.
Friday: attended Jared’s house-warming party. Mostly it was dudes, but for a while Kristi and I had another gal with whom to talk about shoes and purses. Then she left and it was all guitars and edamame.
Saturday: drove Karyn and Bryan to the airport at a very early hour, then headed to the other side of the cities to my aunt Laurie’s house so that I could attend the Renaissance Festival with her, my cousin Jamie and Jamie’s pal, Haylie. Huzzah!
We returned to their house around 6pm and had a quick dinner, then I followed Jamie and Haylie to a festival being held at Holy Name Church near Plymouth. The music was alright, but for a church with about a bazillion members, the turn-out was not terribly impressive. We wandered around in the church and played on the playground
and scoped out the Boy Scouts.
I got home around 9:30pm-ish and then went over to visit a headachey Kristi for a bit. We watched Medium on DVD and complained about being tired.
On my way home (driving on Chicago towards downtown) I saw a dude on a corner who seemed to want to cross the street. I watched him (I was at a red light) as he slightly bent forward at the waist, lost his balance and repositioned himself. Repeatedly. Each time he bent closer and closer to falling over. At least I wasn’t that tired.
Sunday: Treas picked me up and took me out for lunch around 11am. We tried going to several places I’ve never been but, of course, they were all closed or insanely busy. We ended up at the Rock Bottom Brewery which is okay, but not exciting. We had a lovely time, in any case.
Later I picked Kristi up and we went to Minnehaha Falls Park. I had never been there before! It was a really good day to hike around the mini-forest. Very brisk and autumn-y.
Monday/Tuesday/Today: Work and class. Nothing too exciting. Last night I started to really play with flash for my web design class assignment and I was pretty pleased with my results thus far. Next week we have to give a presentation about what our web project will be. Today we might finally get a demo of how to use the fancy negative scanners at the photo lab, so hopefully I’ll have some stuff to work on for that class, too.