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15 April 2002 @ 11:44 am
Had a rather nice weekend. Went and looked at the new apartment on Saturday...and signed up for it. God, is it nice! Four things I'm especially looking forward to having again; a washer/dryer, a disposal, central heat/air with a thermostat, and a non-shared entryway. Been 2 years since I've had the central heat/air, and 6 since I've had the others. I am so sick of scrounging quarters for laundry, fretting about throwing a food product out for fear of stenching the place up within hours, and endlessly tweaking the radiator/backup space heater/AC wall unit in a vain attempt to keep a vaguely static temperature for Snark's benefit.

Did a pack dinner on Sunday night, with the addition of chebutykin and sleepingzebras. Despite Bennigans's best efforts to ruin it with a poor stock of food and beverage, poorly mixed drinks, slow service, and a very generous gratuity included in the bill, it was a blast :) Much conversation and ranting was done. Cheb was a treat to have around, as always, and her friend fit right in. And we definitely need to have Kumar and Lavanya along more often!

Many things to do tonight. Time to put the summer tires back on the car, take down the plastic coverings on the windows, give Snark's tank a thorough cleaning, feed her, and give her some cuddles (hey, snakes need lovin' too!) We'll see how much gets done tonight :)

Something good: Cheb and crew are heading back next weekend! Cheboverload! Which really is a good thing ;) I think we need to get drunk and watch movies!

Something bad: Benngians. We need a new burgers-and-booze place.

Something disturbing: I blinked, and apparently missed spring again. A week or so ago, it was in the 20-40 range, and snowing periodically. Now it's reaching the 80s. Y'know, I really like days in the lower 60s range, I wish Illinois was allotted more of them ;)
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Aurethaureth on April 15th, 2002 10:19 am (UTC)
Don't worry. In the best tradition of weird Midwest weather, it's supposed to cool down to the high 50s/low 60s later this week. ;)

And yes, I was most unimpressed with Bennigan's service. The food was pretty good, the service sucked. Bah.
Chrisfrostyw on April 15th, 2002 01:39 pm (UTC)
This wouldn't be the first time I heard this about Bennigans. I've had coworkers say they won't go there again and agree that the service is less than acceptable. I've only ever been there once, on a trip to Michigan, and that visit was decent. I've never been to the local tavern.
Chrisfrostyw on April 15th, 2002 01:41 pm (UTC)
and the Weather
Oh, and we were expecting an unseasonably warm day today, but we got low to mid 50s. The Marathon runners really appreciated that one. :-) We even had a sunshower around 12:30, about 7 miles into the race, also a welcome adjustment when you're aiming to run 26.2 miles.
Chebutykin: hulkchebutykin on April 16th, 2002 09:17 am (UTC)
I was rather unimpressed that I had to order five different beers before they found one that they actually had in stock.

Hulk Smash!
Chebutykinchebutykin on April 16th, 2002 09:19 am (UTC)


It was a blast seeing everyone again. I'm looking forward to this weekend!