Laura's Online Journal July 2005
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July 26, 2005Party!
Another birthday, another reason to be depressed...except for the cool loot.
I had a great dinner at a brewery/restaurant in Baltimore with Zita, Lyla, Tracy, Norm. Nick and Lorella.
July 17, 2005We need a vacuum cleaner
First I want to give a shout out to my Aunt Mary Anne who is a faithful reader of my blog. We all love you and will be thinking of you during your surgery. Maybe you'll be lucky and get a cute male nurse in the recovery room to offset the distinguished but lacking-in-bedside-manners surgeon.
This past week I visited the new home of my friend Gail, her fiance Chris and her birds.
Thursday I went to Baltimore for the 25,000 mile maintenance service on my car and to visit my aunt Zita. I had the dealership install a device to play my iPod through my stereo. What a great sound! I took pictures of some of Zita's rings. I like this one.
Last night I had a steak dinner at Austin and William's place. Great food!
Today we took our usual 12 mile ride this morning in what had to be the most humid morning so far this summer. It was made more miserable when a wasp stung Joe on his knee and then one of the "serious" riding clubs passed us going up a hill and almost crashed into us because the group in the back did not see the runner running in the middle of the road that we were riding past. One rider almost hit Joe trying not to hit the runner. After they all passed the group leader chastized the 30 some riders for not communicating with each other and not paying attention. But other than that it was a good ride.
In the afternoon we went looking for a new vacuum cleaner. There is one we had in mind but none of the 5 stores we visited had it. Poop.
Some more movie/DVD reviews
July 8, 2005July 4 weekend
Let's see. Saturday I cleaned house (long overdue) and we had our new rug delivered - part of our let's move on from IKEA redecorating scheme (it has served us well for many years). It was a gamble - we picked the design out of a book and chose the colors from little wool samples. The base is actually a 50/50 mix of purple and gray. Some circles are blue/green to match the chair. The other circles are brushed steel. We thought it was unique and hoped it would work. We think it turned out quite nicely.
Sunday Joe rode his bike out and I drove out with my bike to Leesburg Va. We then rode 10 miles out and back on a very scenic trail. There was a fair amount of wild life to be seen. As I drove out I saw a hawk carrying a snake and a deer and a fox. Unfortunately the deer and the fox and possibly the snake were dead. On the trail we saw chipmunks, cows, and llamas! And at some point we smelled a skunk.
After our ride we went over to a new restaurant in our neighborhood, a cafeteria type place where you pay by weight. We have been there 2 times and I finally tried the banana pudding that has been tempting me. The banana pudding was a disappointment. I'll have to make it myself or find it next time I go south.
Monday we went to see the new Star Wars movie and watched fireworks from our balcony.
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