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Monday · October 18 2004

This weekend was the tops of all laziness. Friday night, we played poker and ate homemade soup and bread at Chris' place. Choosing between fresh, warm loaves of cracked wheat or buttermilk herb was the toughest decision I had for three days. Saturday and Sunday, we almost left the house, but instead, watched the wind blow leaves around the yard from our second story window. Cold and blustery.

We read, alternately watched the Red Sox get blown out and then live to play one more day, napped through a boring Bears game, and together fought lots of bad guys while posing as Wolverine and Storm. A weekend with time for co-op video gaming is a good weekend.

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October 18 2004

That sounds like a great weekend. Beth & I took Mom, visiting from Colorado, to the Morton Arboretum yesterday - it was absolutely gorgeous. Sunday’s sunshine was a great change from Saturday's blustery (one of my favorite words, a hangover from Winnie the Pooh stories?) weather. We drove through the nine miles of paved roads (mom’s injured knee prevented us from taking much of a stroll) and stopped at the Fall Color Festival, where we ate taffy apples and kettle corn. We struck up a conversation with one of the artists there, a local digital photographer whose subjects varied from funky digitized trees to Waveland Bowl’s now-defunct neon sign.

I highly recommend checking out the arboretum before the leaf season is over.

October 18 2004

I'm a huge fan of "blustery".

Stace and I visited the Arboretum a few years ago during leaf season and loved it. If the weather had been a little better on Saturday, I think we may have gone out to one of the Forest Preserves or at least the lakefront. We hibernated instead.

October 18 2004

I've been in Maine for leaf season a few times. That's the best color I've ever seen. Maybe something in the seafood heightens you awareness of reds, oranges, and yellows.

October 18 2004

I'm going to CT next weekend and hoping to catch at least a glimpse of New England color. I miss it! My mom reminded me that I sent her a leaf my freshman year in New Hampshire. Growing up in Colorado is great, but the state definitely lacks in the fall color department. (Fall aspens are amazing, just monochrome in comparison to New England or even here.)

October 18 2004

You guys are missing the point. Wolverine kicks ass.

October 18 2004

LOL

I have found abstinence the best solution to my predisposition to video game addiction.

:)

October 18 2004

That's not a solution. That's denial and guilt doing the talking.

October 18 2004

Hell no it's not. I'd rather have a few hours a week to watch Trading Spaces than get sucked into the latest rage in gaming for hours and hours and hours on end. I've been known to neglect friends, family and flora for something as lame as The Sims or even ZUMA. (Fauna doesn't let me neglect her - Simone reminds me she's there by sitting on the monitor during long gaming sessions.)

October 18 2004

Even still, Wolverine kicks ass.

October 18 2004

you win

October 18 2004

What's my prize?

October 18 2004

I enjoyed having wind and lightning at my fingertips. And Wolverine did love to bang on things (he always came out ahead):)

I love the Morton Arboretum! I sent my Mom a leaf my freshman year of college, too. I hadn't seen many red ones in Colorado. There were some beautiful fall colors At Purdue last week. I am heading up to Wisconsin tonight, so I bet there will be some there as well. Even so, Maine does sound hard to beat.

October 18 2004

Jay, your prize was my not posting anything for a few hours.

Stace, enjoy WI!

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