Monday, February 11, 2008

Weekend Adventures


I went to dinner with a friend. The friend had car troubles and so we didn't get to our restaurant until 8:30 - and we still had to wait 20 minutes for a table.

Said friend always takes an eternity in the restroom. I was amusing myself by taking photos of the salt and pepper, when the waiter came up behind me and said, "Should I even ask?"
"It's probably better if you don't," I told him, but then he looked really concerned so I said it was for a photography project and that seemed to make it better. Of course there is no photography project (unless of course I entered it in the art expo to illustrate "The Glory of God"!) but it seemed less unsettling than the fact that I take photographs of everything.

Then the waiter asked me what happened to my friend. All waiters think it is their duty to comment on the length of my friend's absense, as if I don't realize how long it's been. This guy is the first one to say something to my friend. Awkward & unnessacery.

I spent a good chunk of the day reading Od Magic, by Patricia McKillip. Excellent story. Actually, it kinda reminds me of some of the discussions Jon and I have had about the church, except for the church would have to be a school of magic and Jon would have to be a wizard and right, but there are similarities...really.

I went to RadioShack in the afternoon. My car speakers have started to die and I wanted to get a discman so I can still have tunes in the car. The salesgirl tried to sell me an MP3 player and looked at me like I was an idiot when I told her I like having the actual cds. Then she continued to try and sell me the MP3 player.
In the evening I went to see Bethy. We tried to find a Steak 'n' Shake and ended up getting lost because there were roads closed from flooding. We get lost every time I visit her. I cannot successfully navigate Ft. Wayne.

I tried to help her run some errands, but mostly we were met with disaster. I am pleased to say that we managed to get her some granola bars and some running shoes that do not look like they belong to our grandmother. The shoes were a happy coincidence. She wanted to look at Walmart and I made her go to Payless. Both places were duds. We happened to see a Shoe Carnival. Shoe Carnival is a weird little store with random sales that don't last very long at all.

Bethy found a pair of shoes she liked, but they were 20 bucks out of her price range. Well, I thought that since she managed to make her last pair hang on for five years that she deserved something she liked, so I offered to chip in the 20. In the end I chipped in nothing though, because there was some random five minute sale when we checked out and the shoes were 20 dollars off.

Church. Goofing Off. Church. We played charades in youth group. I wasn't thrilled.
One of the kids was taking pictures for photo team. I'm pretty sure they should warn the leaders before they do that...the other leaders seemed incredibly confused and thought the kid was just goofing off rather than on assignment.

I was really tired and uncoordinated (I dropped everything) all day. And really mad at the advertisers for the number of times they changed their minds. But Robin and I went to Barnes & Noble to read and have some coffee and that was nice. I read another Patricia McKillip book, Winter Rose. I love Patricia McKillip's writing. She's amazing.


Emily said...

But random photos are nice. I like the salt and pepper.

Melody said...


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