The Weekend Past

Everything is awesome! Everything is great when you're part of a team!

Um... Lego movie. Sorry about that. Surprisingly entertaining, but the ear worm thing is a problem.

This weekend Bryon and I got out of the Iowa cold and went north to Minnesota. Yeah. I don't know how they do it, but the cold there seems to have kind of a bite. It was the same temperature, but the cold is more concentrated or something. Theory tested by walking to the Mall of America and being more than happy to have our friend, whom the temperature did not seem to bother, go back to her car and pick us up.

Our friend Kim has been alone for three weeks while her husband Aric has been working in Japan, and we were trying to get out of the house a bit, so we took the drive up. On the trip, Bryon and I read Right Ho, Jeeves! in which Bertie is peevish, there's a lot of newt talk, and we are introduced to Madeleine Basset for the first time. If you're not a Wodehouse person, just skim that. Then I hit the Body Shop and stocked up for another 3 months, and made a trip to Uncle Hugo's.

If you've not been to Uncle Hugo's in Minneapolis, you should go if you're ever in the area. It's a huge used and new bookstore, and it's not tidy. You'll never get a double caff latte there either, but what you will get are mounds and boxes and shelves of used and new books. It's really something. I managed to fill all my Lois McMaster Bujold needs that I had left. I also picked up the next issue of Ooku, and could have picked up the entirety of the series, but Mama has to buy drapes/pay for some car parts/pay for a field trip to the emergency room, so I had to exercise a little restraint. I also picked up V.E. Schwab's Vicious from my new book list. All of these things I'll probably get to in a year and a half.

And then, because it's obvious, we went to see The Lego Movie.

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I have a few things to write about that I hope to get to soon. I'll get back to Venice research (I think one more ought to do it). I'll also talk about exciting new reflux diets and technology!

Stay warm. Fat chance, but give it a try.

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