Saturday, May 01, 2004

Crazy Weather
Wednesday it was hot & sunny. Thursday it rained. Friday it snowed all day. Today, sunny with a cool breeze. But no trace of snow. What a crazy town this is.

We took advantage of the nice weather and walked to Hobby Lobby. It's a huge store, that will merit more visits. We left with some fabric and some batten. Then we walked to the grocery store. We replaced the fabric on our dining room chairs, and they look brand new. I'm very pleased. I feel like I'm on HGTV or TLC. :)

I've been getting books on Scotland to help plan for the trip. I hope to be able to put together a budget soon. We have a rough idea of how much we think we'll spend on our Irvine trip, and I hope to take advantage of and get us a cheap place to stay on the way out there & back. Our friend Shad sings the praises of getting cheap hotel rooms from Priceline, so it's worth looking into. We talked about trying to do the drive in one day (16 hours), but it may be more than we want to take on. We'll see what unfolds. It's my job to talk Fiona into watching Honey, and I hope she'll say yes. Maybe I can offer her a trade, taking care of Honey, and I'll do favors for her like watching Robin. This may work.

Nothing else is going on. I think we're going to watch Gladiator tonight, as Geoff has been wanting to since we got it. I watched Reality Bites, which I really liked, and the commentary on The Goonies. That was very entertaining. I finished reading The Quiet American, and it was pretty good. I liked the ending better than the movie. Also the characters come across better in the book. On Thursday I read The Little Prince, since I'd never read it before. It was very cute.

I'm closing with a quote from Dead Poet's Society.

[after hearing "The Introduction to Poetry"]
John Keating: Excrement! That's what I think of Mr. J. Evans Pritchard! We're not lighting a pipe! We're talking about poetry. How can you describe poetry like American Bandstand? "I like Byron, I give him a 42 but I can't dance to it!"

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