Here are pictures in Minneapolis. Here are pictures of beer and wiffle ball at KrisDi’s parents’ house. Here’s pictures of a really big bug and some plants around KrisDi’s parents’ house. Here are some pictures from the game we watched the White Sox lose. Here’s more beer and a couple fire trucks.
Let’s see. The story of drinking half a bottle of whiskey: I was at Wilmbo’s house the night we came back from Dad’s cabin. I was in a great deal of back pain from waterskiing, and the ibuprofen wasn’t cutting it. So I bought a handle of Jameson’s and drank half of it. I felt better. Puking wasn’t very fun, although I felt better afterwards.
P-Dubs (KrisDi’s little brother for those of you not paying attention) and I put out a fire at their parents’ neighbors’ place. When we came back from lunch, some kid (by kid, I mean a 23 year old law student) asked us if it was normal for people in the neighborhood to just burn stuff in their driveways. The owner wasn’t there, and when we went to look what was burning, there was some burning plywood leaning up against a wooden table. It was close enough to a trailer to have melted out one of the brakelights. We hooked up his garden hose and hose everything down, but the trailer was still smoking from the inside. We called the fire department, who completely overreacted by sending every damn fire truck they had. They cut the lock on the trailer and took everything out to make sure there wasn’t any fire hiding in there. So that was fun. The firefighters came over to where the three of us (P-Dubs, the law student, and myself) were standing and said something like, “When’s school starting?” P-Dubs and the other guy were both going to school the next week, one for law and one for mechanical engineering, but I’ve been out for a while. I kept my mouth shut, and the other two told him Wednesday or something. “Such and such high school?” “Uhh…no…both of us already have degrees.” “Wow, I feel old now.”
I dreamed last night that KrisDi, Oleo, and I were out at my lake swimming near the dam. For some reason, the dam’s intakes showed up as big square holes in the water, and for some much stranger reason, we thought it would be cool to go sit in one of them. So we did. I think there was even a nice little bench in there. Then we decided to get out, and KrisDi and Oleo didn’t make it. I think I flagged some people down, who got the cops and we started looking for them, but then they came out of the water dripping wet and joking about something or other. Then I woke up and had to go to the bathroom.
I finally finished a couple books. It took me a couple months, but I finished The Once and Future King by T. H. White. I think it might have been four separate books: The Sword in the Stone, The Queen of Air and Darkness, The Ill-Made Knight, and The Candle in the Wind. I was pretty bored through the first one, but I enjoyed the others more. Chances are, most of you have already read it and made your own opinions, but I thought it was pretty good.
Then I also read Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett. which Sam Raimi apparently plans to turn into a movie. I thought it was okay. Wasn’t terribly impressed, but it was fun and amusing, like everything he writes.
And that’s it for today. I’m hungry. I’m going to get myself some broasted chicken. It’s going to be pretty awesome.