Oh yeah, LiveJournal. Right.
So, when last we left our intrepid heroes, they were gearing up for an exciting weekend. Well, not really. Actually, on Friday we stayed in and had a nice evening of domestic bliss, going to bed early, no less. On Saturday, I had to actually make myself useful in the morning and walked down to our State Farm agent and (finally!) get our car insurance moved over to Illinois. Surprisingly, it’s only slightly more expensive, and would have been about the same if I didn’t have a 60-mile round-trip commute. On the short walk there, though, I darn near froze, and I was amused at the snow flurries that were falling. We had decided that as much fun as would be, between Dan’s lingering cough and my crappy knee we would wait a month.
Instead, we headed down to Goose Island Brewpub, where we had lunch with roho, genet, and Roho’s, um, step-aunt-in-law, Lori. The beer was quite tasty – I never realized they brew dozens of different beers, most of which never see a bottle – but the food was rather overpriced fro what we got. I’d go back for beer and appetizers, though! After lunch we walked around Sam’s Wine and Liquors, which is always entertaining. Afterwards we retired back to the apartment to relax a bit. I attempted to nap, though a series of phone calls made that a bit problematic. I finally gave up and got up in time to greet datahawk coming in from the (frozen) softball game. We hung out and chatted and eventually were joined by sylverfox and Linnaeus. Takaza was only feeling so-so and elected to stay home when we headed out for the Carbon Leaf concert. We took our time getting to Martyr’s and when we got there we found out that the show had sold out not long before we arrived. Bummer. Data was working the merchandise table and Jason had bought his ticket in advance, so that left me and Linnaeus out int he cold. Ah well.
I’ll mention here that I actually wasn’t too broken up about missing the show. I love to see bands play live, but there’s so many other things that go along with live shows that are far less attractive – standing for two hours waiting for the band to go on, expensive drinks, loud, stupid drunks, cigarette smoke, and invasions of my jealously-guarded personal space – that unless I really want to see a band, I’ll probably take a pass.
So anyway, Paul and I started walking up Lincoln Avenue, but eventually my knee started giving me problems. Dan was nice enough to come pick us up, and on the advice of a slightly-inebriated fellow outside of the Golden Angel, we picked up burritos at Burrito King (at Lincoln and Addison) for a nice snack. Delicious! I liked their guacamole, too. I really need to go back there and try out some of the other goodies on their menu. We headed back to the apartment and watched some Tivo and relaxed and went to bed. Jason and Data got in sometime around 3 AM, which reminded me of another reason why I’m glad we didn’t get in – I don’t do really late nights well.
Sunday was fun. We never even left the apartment, but we just hung out, watched some TV, played Ratchet and Clank, and eventually cooked up some bratwursts that Paul had picked up from Delicatessen Meyer: Wisconsin brats, Hungarian with lots of paprika, and delicious curry brats! Data headed home around 9-ish and we fell into bed not long after.
This week is going to be interesting. I’ve got a physical exam this afternoon, which means I won’t get home until late. Partran will be joining us for dinner. On Thursday, Dan gets to prep for his Unpleasant Medical Procedure, and Friday I’m taking the day off to be with Dan during his UMP. On the horizon for this weekend, it sounds like I’ll be brewing up a batch of beer with Roho in preparation for Memorial Day.
So that’s the state of the husky. This will be on the test!