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The weekend (so far) has been much better than the past week.

0613_rainbowWe went to the Steak Barn (on Grantham/70 Bypass heading toward Raleigh, 919-734-3544) last night since Himself was craving steak. It was surprisingly quiet for a Friday night, but they had certified Angus beef. The interior was a bit dark and vinyl-feeling for my taste, but the food was decent and Laurel behaved very well after she fell for the bread with cinnamon butter.

Since we were in that end of town, we stopped by Big Lots after dinner and picked up a few fun little things: Games Magazine Interative (original and sequel for $6 each!), the entire Zork series on CD-ROM, and a LEGO Duplo set with Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet figurines to feed Laurel's fledgling LEGO fascination. (Several bins of LEGO bricks from Himself's childhood are at his mother's house. My old LEGOs are still being played with by my little sister.)

Saturday was quiet with me saving cross-stitch patterns to PDF format to share (Sunchild and Siannan, I'll be mailing the promised patterns to you sometime this week) and Himself playing with the aforementioned Games Magazine discs, where we found we're best at completely opposite categories of games. If it's still around, I'd love to subscribe again. Also made a run out to Lowe's and the guts of both toilets have been replaced, ending the interminable wait since I asked the landlord about it (he told us to call him for repairs, but I've been waiting since September on the two broken windows). Things are about as good as they can get here.

Laurel's conversational skills are awfully piecemeal even with all the conversation she hears. As I was brushing my hair so I could put it up before we went out, she came running up to me shouting "Oh my dosh! Oh my dosh!" I asked her what was going on and she replied, "Meatballs!" I still don't get it. (:


Jun. 14th, 2003 07:44 pm (UTC)
hahahaha. That's a funny story about Laurel at the end. haha. She sounds so cute.

She also likes bread and cinnamon butter. We would have a lot in common. ;)
Jun. 14th, 2003 09:25 pm (UTC)
She drives me nuts about half the time -- we just started potty training -- but she's really funny when she talks. Right now she's fighting going to bed and keeps tiptoeing down the hall, then shouts "surprise!" when she gets to the living room.

I have to figure out the proportions to make my own cinnamon butter -- that stuff is _good_. I used to have a really yummy spread that was condensed honey and cinnamon, but we finished it off awhile back and the local farmer's market back home hadn't opened for the season when we were home.

We love bread. I make whole-wheat rolls from scratch a couple times a week. I wish I knew how to make that crusty European bread that garlic bread is made from at restaurants, though... I have dreams about that stuff.
Jun. 14th, 2003 07:49 pm (UTC)
oh, what a cute story :)
Jun. 14th, 2003 09:27 pm (UTC)
Just wait until Veronica gets going! I expect to hear stories from you guys about her trying to make the cats do her bidding. (:
Jun. 14th, 2003 10:01 pm (UTC)
she just figured "no."

she doesn't say it, but she shakes her head and obviously means NO. veronica, do you want me to hold you? do you want water? do you want a cookie? those are all likely to get NO answers, and just as likely to be followed by a request for the same thing a few minutes later. i think she just likes the idea of telling me no, because she just figured out that she CAN.
Jun. 14th, 2003 07:58 pm (UTC)
Tell Laurel I said thanks for putting that craving into my head. lol. Jon is going to hate this one. Its 11pm and I want a meatball sandwich, NOW.
Jun. 14th, 2003 09:28 pm (UTC)
I hope you can find one!

The other day when we passed Mr. Deli heading toward base, the side of their sign facing away from base read "MILITARTY DISCOUNTS DAILY". I wanted to stop and take a picture, but there aren't really any good places to park near it on that side of Berkeley.
Jun. 14th, 2003 09:59 pm (UTC)
Boy, I know some militarts ;)
Jun. 14th, 2003 09:00 pm (UTC)
Wish I had the Zork series ... :( Neon has a copy of Return to Zork, but last I heard it was scratched and unplayable ...

What's your icon from? ... Mr Teenie Tiny Superhero Guy? Something like that ...
Jun. 14th, 2003 09:31 pm (UTC)
Would you like us to pick you up a copy or something like that?

My icon's Teeny Little Super Guy, yes. He's my hero. On the note of user pictures, I found a picture of Karak and sized it down if you're interested. (:
Jun. 15th, 2003 05:50 am (UTC)
I'm still just snickering at "Steak Barn," but also feeling envious.
Jun. 16th, 2003 11:09 am (UTC)
Yep, Games Magazine is still around. I subscibe and my boyfriend and I do the puzzles every night over dinner (we eat out every night).

As as for Lego, you might find my friend's website interesting. He has a book based on it coming out in September or so. It's Bible stories intricately rendered in Lego. Incidentally, he's an atheist.



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