This "three day weekend" was a bit hectic and mixed, but last night was totally made of win.
Saturday we stayed home and did nothing. Absolutely nothing. I lounged around the apartment all day in my nightwear and a sweater it was such a lazy day and I didn't care one bit. I haven't had such a lazy day in so long that it felt wonderful. The only downside to the day was the fact that, as usual, if we're home and the guys are home and awake, Lonewolf has to come down and be social. The complete lack of privacy bothers me but otherwise it was a gloriously slothful day and I enjoyed every tamely decadent moment of it.
Sunday I went to church and sat through a very thought-provoking sermon and follow-up discussion on suicide. I felt our minister did an excellent job of presenting a very sensitive topic in a way that challenged us all to think about it and either empathize or question what we could do to help if we know someone in that situation. After church I was supposed to help set computers back up in two of the offices at work but the carpet installers still hadn't finished, even though they were supposed to be done by then. While it was nice to not have to worry about work after all, it meant I was going to have to do this after the parade on Monday, which in turn meant a delay in getting to visit ciliandis
. I went on to do the grocery shopping for the week and went home. painted_wolf and I went for a lovely walk together and enjoyed the cool, crisp autumn weather on such a gorgeous sunny day. After the walk we returned home and once again were interrupted several times by Lonewolf doing laundry and wanting to be social.
Monday I had to work producing the cablecast of the Veterans Day Parade. It was supposed to go out live and record to tape, but the live feed cable failed so no live parade, only taped. Oh well. At least it was preserved on tape and people will still be able to catch the repeats. I'm actually really happy with the production as it was the first parade produced with the new portable studio and professional graphics and titling. After the parade ended and the gear was all put away I still had to wait an hour for the carpet crew to finish in the offices where the computers were going, as well as waiting for my boss to get back. We ended up getting the furniture in place and the computers hooked up in little time so we were able to get t visit ciliandis
with only an hour delay.
The visit was totally wonderful and made up for the crappy bits the rest of the weekend and then some. First we got to meet Lucy, her incredibly energetic puppy. Oh my stars she is soooooooo adorable! ^_^ We had fun playing with her for a while, including tossing the squeaky hedgehog and me surprising her from behind and getting pounced frantically for like 15 minutes as I lay on the floor. After that we watched Reservoir Dogs, which I had never seen, and it was a great movie.I really enjoy how Quentin Tarantino played with the sequence of events in that and Pulp Fiction. It really is a neat effect to start at the end and go back and piece things together until it comes full circle and you get that "Aha!" moment. Then we watched Noises Off, which was absolutely hilarious. That movies is to theater as This is Spinal Tap is to rock music. We finished that just in time for a delicious pot roast meal prepared by ciliandis
' parents and ate very well. After dinner we showed ciliandis "Survival," the very last episode of the classic Doctor Who series. It's an excellent episode with the seventh Doctor, Ace and the Master. Then we watched a couple episodes of Scrubs, made and read Secret Messages of Rassilon with improv sonic screwdriver markers and had an enormous pillow fight in which ciliandis
and I teamed up against painted_wolf
. It was a very relaxing end to a hectic weekend and a nice reprieve before a rather stressful week full of meetings and stuff.
As an aside, if you're in the Plymouth area Wednesday night, there is going to be a presentation for Transgender Day of Remembrance (the campus GSA is doing it early since they'll be on break on the actual day). At 8:00 PM in the MPR at the HUB, Mikayla Howden from TS Haven House
will be speaking. I would encourage you to attend this free event. It should be very informative and interesting!