January 11th, 2008

Polo Shoes

The Gift of a Day

Made preparations to replace a system board in an E12k last night - drax0r on the phone with me until 0200 bringing up the production system. I was sitting at 37 hours when I went home and felt that justified Friday off. drax0r had 79 in. Hrm. When I left work I had a hankering for some eggs, but suppressed the notion and drank a glass of Green Superfood instead when I got home. After five hours of sleep, I still couldn't shake it, so my wife suggested we go to breakfast, since I was off and the children were in school. I had the spinach & mushroom crepes at IHOP which were much better than I ever anticipated, breaking my raw diet a day early.

Taking advantage of the above scenario, I drove us out to the mall. I wanted some long-sleeve shirts. I found some on sale at Dillard's - not the 85% off ($12.75) I found the last time, only about 35% off ($59.95!), but I'll take what I can get. I picked up three. Having completed the entirety of my shopping approximately fifteen minutes after arriving, we were without direction so began mall-walking.

While there I found my next pair of shoes, the Merrell Chameleon II "Stretch" which I think will make a nice companion to my Waterpro's, especially since the weather will eventually turn cooler and may even at some point snow. (In starting a new tag called, "shoes" (let's face it, for a straight guy, I love my shoes) I noticed that shopping for shoes permeates my dreams? Yes, jesskd26, I know, Every day...):

After watching Without A Clue with my wife when I was off over the holidays, I had a desire to pull out Deathtrap which I hadn't seen in so long I had forgotten most of the movie. Seeing Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve together reminded me of one of the funniest movies I've ever seen, Noises Off! which I managed to procure while we were out today, as there was a B&N in the mall. Will be watching that tonight.

No, schpydurx, you do not need to see it. You wouldn't get it. Its a comedy.

From there on to the Cheesecake Factory where I've never actually dined before, though it is one of the favorite haunts of my wife and galinda822. I had what was possibly the best salad I've ever eaten, their "Santa Fe:" Lime-Marinated Chicken, Fresh Corn, Black Beans, Cheese, Tortilla Strips, Tomato and Mixed Lettuces with a Spicy Peanut-Cilantro Vinaigrette. I pulled off the tortilla strips which were thankfully lumped on top, and even then their half-portion was too voluminous for me to finish.

A quick trip inside World Market on the way back where I picked up some lobster pate, a jar of Marmite and some 85% chocolate, which I'm nibbling on now along with a Weeping Willow Cherin Blanc, one of my wife's selections. I was quite surprised to find the Marmite (I haven't had a vegemite since 1993). In fact, there were a lot of new foods from the UK there - I found my favorite digestive biscuits, McVitie’s!

Tomorrow, we head out to Boyd to spend the weekend with my folks.
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