The above photo is a fearless, hungry butterfly at my parents’ house in Vermillion, SD. I touched it, as well as at least 3 or 4 other people. It was completely unfazed by us. And it was also very pretty. Anywho…
My weekend was definitely not over-exciting but also not terrible.
Friday was depressing. Let’s not talk about that.
Saturday I woke up and called Karyn about bellydancing. She wanted to take a walk or a bike ride instead (since Margo would not be teaching that day). I bussed to Uptown to meet her, we had a light lunch at Lucia’s (observation: Boston is where it’s at for Nutella Crepes and Brazilian dining), then window-shopped around Hennepin Ave. and Lake St. Afterwards we lazed around her and Bryan’s apartment. We watched The Sisterhood of the traveling Pants (which we were making fun of and then totally got sucked in and emotional about it, we are lame) – during which I got all wrapped up in a blanket with two cats. Lovely.
For the evening’s entertainment, we all went over to Barry’s apartment for pizza and Scrabble. I didn’t do too poorly and it was better than sitting alone in my apartment. I wasn’t tired when I got home, so I started watching Stripes on TV and then I totally passed out on my couch. Go figure.
Sunday morning I woke up, dying for some more physical activity. I decided to finally walk over to the Lyndale Avenue farmers’ market. I live so close! And that’s really lovely. I bought some brats from the Sausage Sisters and some cheese curds from the Wisconsin cheese-hatted dude.
Always the busiest place in the market: the brat, roasted corn and lemonade stand.
I was about to leave the market, when I ran into my aunt Laurie, cousin Jamie and Jamie’s friend, Haylie! I ate lunch (tamale that needed more salsa) with them then they came over to check out my pad.
After watching A Clockwork Orange I decided to head in to the office for internet access. My home computer has mysteriously decided that I don’t need certain pre-packaged Windows software. I was hoping to find a fix, but I could not. The only fix I know of now: buy a new computer. One that doesn’t die/freeze/piss me off. Someday!
After I returned home, Kristi called me. She came over, we watched the Simpsons, then went to Block E for The Break-Up. I was more emotional at the traveling pants movie, but I do so like Jennifer Aniston. Why, Vince Vaughn, why??
This morning I started my yoga class (woke up at 5:47am, whee), which I think will be excellent. It was sort of weird being out and about at 7am on a weekday, but there were many other people, too. I expected the world to be sleeping still, because I would have been if it had not been for this yoga class. Anyway, we did basic poses today – the warrior and fierce standing triangle (or something like that). I liked when we closed our eyes and focused on breathing – I half expected to fall asleep, but I was surprisingly conscious of my body. Very interesting and effective!
I might fall asleep in front of the TV tonight, but Barry informs me that Mackenzie’s has karaoke on Monday nights at 10pm. Do you know how long it has been since I’ve sang to strangers? Too long.