Monthly Archives: March 2005

So that was Easter?

Gee, for some reason it was a pretty low-key weekend. On Friday, takaza, linnaeus and I kinda bummed around in the living room, watching Tivo (and Linnaeus running around town in his underwear, carjacking people, shooting gang members, and gaining an impressive gut by eating $150 worth of pizza…in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, of course). As time went on our motivation to do anything slowly waned and eventually dinner became a quick trip to MickeyD’s by Paul and Dan to bring dinner back.

Saturday, I was rather stupid. I had been wanting to make this lovely apple clafouti for a party that night, and so I went on ahead and made it (after Paul graciously went to the store to pick up ingredients). So I peeled the apples, cooked the apples, made the batter, assembled it all – in general, spent about two hours on my feet making it. That was pretty stupid since I’m definitely still fighting the effects of cellulitis. I wound up wearing myself out and having to go back and take a nap for an hour. I felt a lot better after the nap and we headed up to the party. Good food, good friends, and a general good time was had by all. Dan and I got home by 10:30 and we crashed not too long after.

Sunday, there’s not a lot to say. We made some rounds of the grocery stores, buying groceries for the week, and were surprised at who was open and who wasn’t, given the holiday. Jewel and Lincolnwood Produce (the latter was a surprise) – open. Bed Bath and Beyond and Best Buy – closed. Huh, go fig. We came home and made a nice pot of chicken and dumplings and watched a couple of episodes of Ramsey’s Boiling Point, which was quite entertaining. And that was my weekend, yay. Hey, at least I didn’t have to spend it in a hospital, though!

The leg feels OK this morning, though if I don’t keep it elevated like I’m supposed to it starts to ache a bit. Heh. Nice reminder. I’ve got a follow-up visit with the doctor on Friday, so we’ll see how things stand then. Incidentally, for anyone who ever has to take Zithromax: acidophilus pills are a VERY good thing to have!

As for plans for this week, I’ll definitely be at LAFF Coffee. We don’t have much planned otherwise, and nothing for the weekend either. Shocking! I’m certain stuff will come up, though. Hope everyone’s Mondays have started off OK, or at least bearably!

Both takaza and I were dragging a bit last night (I didn’t sleep well the night before). I played a bit of Ratchet and Clank, which provides a nice catharsis (getting close to the end, I think, but I’ll probably take a few days’ break from it while we have company). I sauteed up some chicken breasts and we had a quick dinner while linnaeus picked up rasslor at the airport without incident. We spent the rest of the evening hanging out, chatting, and watching the latest episode of The Amazing Race. Then it was off to bed and a much better night’s sleep.

Things are chugging along here at work today. It sounds like Dan is feeling a bit under the weather today – I hope he feels better after a nap at lunch. He may or may not be joining us for LAFF Coffee tonight, but Rasslor, Linnaeus (his employer willing, as usual), and I hope to be there. I hope that we’ll be able to show Rasslor a couple of fun “locals-only” places while he’s up in Chicago. Hey Brophey, any uniquely Midwestern souvenir we should send back with your bear? 🙂