Our neighbors moved out and left a huge pile of trash on the curb. So far I picked up a pair of nearly new inline skates, size 11. Unlike my ancient ones (I was blading when the Rodney King riots were going on), these have a fabric boot, not hard plastic, so they'll fit my grossly widened feet better. That may have been the pick of the litter, the rest of the mess was old Sports Illustrateds, some George Foreman grills, plastic crates and cheap flatpack furniture.
Apparently Wizards of Waverly Place: The movie is now one of the top rated cable movies, ever, maybe even more so than High School Musical Two. I've seen about three times already, and if you're a fan of the show, you'll like it, unless you like the show for the wacky nasal chick friend of Alex's. I feel they missed a golden opportunity for lots of milf in a bikini shots. With the acquisition news, I'm waiting for Spidey to show up at the Waverly Sub Station, and High School Mutantical. No Hawkgirl, the mom would have been perfect.
In other weekend news, our dog got current with his rabies shots at a county sponsored free rabies clinic.
We were out stimulating the economy with our private Cash for Curtains incentive, we replaced our home made white muslin tab curtains with red sheers from Target. They really bring out the green painted walls.
School is upon us. We went to an Open House at eight year old's school one night, then one of her teachers was having an open house for his new house. It was great, the food was much like your normal vegan mushy buffet, but better, with a greater amount of Greek items. Said teacher is of Greek descent. We were in a quandary about what to bring (food would have been a good choice), we thought about wine, but we didn't know if he imbided. Wine would have been safe, he had a nice bar, and provided a cooler of beer, too (I had a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale). Both our kids get buses, unlike the Porches, preschools, teachers and the newspapers.
In media news, I just finished McCullough's John Adams, a big thick book on the US's second President. I liked it, before reading it I didn't know much about him, after, I think I like him better than Jefferson.
Belatedly, I read Science Fiction: The Science Fiction Research Association Anthology in Maine. It's a good anthology with many of the usual classics (NightFall, I Have no Mouth, A Martian Oddyssey, Algernon, Soft Rains, plus some later more unusual ones from Butler and Tiptree. The price was right (free at the curb) especially compared to some Amazon prices.
In wacky news, how about the Terra Fugia Roadable Aircraft for only $194k.
It looks like, due to fortuitous timing, my friend's band is playing at the Bug Jar Saturday and we're kid free. We have plans to meet a bud and his wife there.
I had a really great poll idea, but someone took it.
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