A piece of artwork by a guy I know. If you live in Iowa City, he also does all the metal street signs on the Northside of town here.
I'm a bad blogger lately. I'm doing too much in the real world to check in on everyone's blogs in the virtual world. Sorry. I promise I'll be better when I'm not playing so hard.
Today was soooo much better than the day before. The weather was perfect and Coadster was feeling a lot better. She even ate a little something. I got up and ran and then came home and made brunch. Stinky and I tried to ride to the Coralville Dam, but she wasn't in shape for it, so we went as far as we could and turned back. It was still very nice.
Tonight I set everything up so we could watch our movie on the back porch. When we lived in that suburb on the Southside of Chicago, I have fond memories of being a kid and when it got too hot to be inside, my aunt would set us up on Friday nights in sleeping bags in the backyard and she'd bring the TV out and we would watch Creature Feature until we fell asleep. I have no idea why I thought that was so cool, but I did. I decided to do that for Stinky and her boyfriend tonight. I love to make things special and to set a scene, so I hooked up the TV and the DVD player, brought a futon out and covered it with pillows and a comforter and set the globe lights around the porch. It was eerie and perfect. Since there was no Creature Feature, I had to settle for Wolfman. It wasn't the best movie I'd ever seen, but it was perfect for our outside movie viewing experience. I never know how things translate from when I was a kid to now, but Stinky and her boyfriend said they thought watching the scary movie outside was totally "legit"...Maybe it was the chocolate chip cookies I baked that swayed their decision too.
So, it's the weekend and I still have 4 more days off. Hooray! Tomorrow is our day at the lake. We'll canoe, and swim and I'll read on the beach. Then on Saturday, Coadster and I are planning on riding bikes around to whatever used bookstores we can find and try to get a few old books we've been meaning to read.
Sunday and Monday we'll spend in Ames at Coadster's orientation. Since I've worked so many orientations at my university, it will be interesting to see how theirs goes.
How about you all? Will you be doing something "legit" this weekend?