The first day of Summer has come and gone and I’m left feeling soggy and underwhelmed. I was hoping to be sitting lakeside last weekend with a frosty beverage in one hand and a good book in the other, but instead I spent Saturday hoping fervently it wouldn’t suddenly start raining on me while I tried to move all of my stuff from my previous abode to my new one. If it was warm and rainy I probably wouldn’t mind it (well except while I was moving cause Rain+Moving=Sucks) but the fact that it has been chilly and rainy lately just depresses me. Oh well, here’s to believing that any tomorrow now the sun will come out and stay out for the next few months.
Non-Summer-like weather not-withstanding, I still managed to get myself out of the house last week and have myself some adventures. First up I stopped by The Garland Theater on Tuesday to see Pulp Fiction for one wonderfully measly little dollar. It has probably been 10 years (at least) since I last saw Pulp Fiction and it was fun to experience it again. I was surprised to realize that it wasn’t nearly as graphic or violent as I remembered it being. I guess I’ve just seen too many Quentin Tarantino films over the years and they’ve all started to run together in my mind (Kill Bill and Django Unchained are my favorites, just in case you were wondering). After the flick I headed over to The Garland Drinkery for $2 margarita night. They were a bit watery this time around so I only had one before heading on my way.
The next night saw me meeting up with my fellow Spokane Geek Girls for our monthly meeting at The Onion downtown. Our fearless leaders were not in attendance this time around but we managed to have a pretty good time anyway. We chowed down on some tasty Onion food (Thai chicken wrap with a side of fries for moi) and talked about anything and everything we could think of. Technology – especially computer related – came up quite a bit, as did jobs and careers, working with difficult people, Doctor Who, fundraising, and dealing with smart mouthed kids. Some meetings are quite a bit more structured than this one was, but I kind of like the ones like this better. I’m there to have a good time hanging out with like-minded ladies, and this meeting was all over that.
Thursday saw me once again ensconced at The Chalet for lunchtime with TheGramma. It is summer-salad season at the restaurant and the only time I can get their chicken Cesar salad, so you can bet I was all over that. TheGramma was having a bit of a crazy day and following her conversation was an adventure in itself, but she’s 93 years old and I don’t hold her craziness against her. I’m just glad she is still around to share lunches with on a weekly basis, whether she knows what is going on at the time or not. Plus The Chalet has excellent chocolate cream pie. You should try it sometime, you won't be disappointed.
My weekend started with moving and might have wrapped up that way if I hadn’t woken up Sunday morning and decided to be as lazy as I could possibly get away with. I slept in until almost noon and then dragged my tired and sore carcass up to have coffee with a friend. We like to meet up at Rocket Bakery, drink Italian sodas and Jet Tea instead of coffee (coffee=ewwww), and talk openly and (sometimes) loudly about anything we can think of. Though the sun had decided to come out for a bit that afternoon we ended up sitting at the counter in the windows instead of outside. That way we could get some sunshine without risking burning our chatty faces.
After coffee (I don’t know why I even call it that when I don’t drink it) I managed a few more lazy hours at home before once again dragging myself out to socialize. My funniest cousin had gotten herself married on Saturday and so Sunday evening we had a family party at Perkins to celebrate. Perkins might not be the fanciest place in town, but they have a large room that can accommodate large groups AND they don’t mind when those large groups get loud. While there I discussed Cards Against Humanity and housewarming parties with my cheekiest cousin, made plans to see the new Man of Steel movie with my snarkiest cousin, and talked life/love/school with my most adorable cousin. It was a pretty swell time. I even managed to throw some congratulations at the newlyweds before I forgot why we were all gathered together in the first place.
It was a fun but exhausting week and looking at my calendar I’m realizing I’ve got some more fun but exhausting weeks ahead of me. Woohoo! Hopefully I can handle them.
I’ll be back next week (Monday if I’m feeling industrious or Tuesday if I’m being lazy) to talk about things like girls and classic cars, running in large groups, and drinking downtown.
Why don’t you head out for some adventures of your own while I’m gone? If you’re lucky you just might see me bouncing around town while you’re out there.
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