Hey, THANKS for all the comments in the past 24 hours. You have NO idea how uplifting that is for me rigfht now. Trust me--we appreciate it a LOT at this particular time in our life. THANKS!
Bowling and wine really hit a nerve. Maggie emailed to say her games were two 170's and a 210! WOW! And Goatherder's pinball comment is pretty funny. Thank, GH! The wine discussion is pretty instructive. I guess the logical question is, "If everyone else is doing it, why aren't we?" Sounds like a real no-brainer as long as rubes continue to buy the wine. Food for thought. No, wine for enlightenment!
I thought I had a little breathing room this morning. Foolishly thought we were leaving for church at 8:30 am. So, I picked up my Subway breakfast sandwich and arrived home at 7:55. Mom was all dressed saying we were already late for the 9 am Mass. Huh? Well, I learned I can change clothes and eat a sandwich and gety presentable in precisely 9 minutes. So, we arrived nearly 40 minutes early. So goes life. It was a real big deal Mass this morning. Several hundred people in attendance. Lots of pomp and ceremony. I got to making comparisons between a Kiva and a Cathedral. I could go off on a long tangent on those thoughts but it wouldn't be appropriate for this blog so we'll make it campfire chatter on down the road someplace.
After Mass we went over to the West Side to the MCL cafeteria for brunch. MCL is one of those places that looks precisely the same today as it did over 30 years ago. No change whatsoever. I ran into one of my high school classmates. Lafayette is like that---all sorts of people from your past are lurking behind every bush ready to spring out when you least expect it. My Mom was joking that she once say her friends there every Sunday but now they are all dead. She gets a kick out of outliving them all. Despite her challenges, she's probably gonna live to be more than 100.
Well, after chomping food at MCL we went to the West Side Goodwill and I picked up another couple of golf shirts. I still haven't found the proper polyester pants with which to tease GH but I keep looking. Believe it or not, garish plaid polyester pants are impossible to find. Somebody already has a monopoly on them.
We then went back home and I went out and bought more cleaning supplies. I then left for the winery but my intuition stopped me in mid-trip and made me return to Mom's to begin cleaning. It's a good thing I did, otherwise, this day would have been pretty discombobulated. Maybe tomorrow, we will go out there.
I left for McDonald's about 5 pm today. I'm thinking about heading across the river to the Unitarian Universalist Church near campus. Why's that? Well, they are screening "Gasland" there today at 6:30 pm. You can click here to learn a little bit about the movie. You can click here to learn more about the movie. One of the producers went to high school here and two professors are going to speak about the issues raised by the movie. I've been pretty darn curious about fracking for quite some time so maybe tonight is the night to get educated. I already know it's not a pretty story--in fact, it's a very sad story. Well, I am thinking about it, anyway.
That's about it for the day's wrapup report. Maybe we will process a few photos now. This little netbook definitely isn't a keeper. It's simply too slow. The keys are nice, though. Back it goes to Sam's late tomorrow afternoon.
Many Cheers! jp