C25K program. Right now I can outrun a Romero zombie, but not a 28 Days Later zombie.
World Cup games. For the second game Chris actually wheeled the TV outside on a stand he'd made awhile back. Nicer viewing experience, albeit weird to watch a TV outdoors.
Pokemon X. A lazy Friday, but that's my kind of Friday.
Gerald R Ford Museum for a little bit. It's nice working downtown where there are a lot of places to walk when the weather is nice.
Palmer Park this evening. I decided to try running through this park rather than my usual route. I kind of forgot how much of an incline it is in one section, so that was kind of rough.
Dobeski, which is a nice little place we've been to before. We will certainly have to go there again next time we are in town!
World Cup, since he's a big fan.
We had a nice visit, complete with grilled food and plenty of soccer. And the weather was perfect outside!
Royal Oak Music Theatre to catch Kids in the Hall. I had no idea they were even touring, so when I saw that they were playing in the Detroit area a few months back, I had to snap up some tickets. I was a huge fan as a kid (and definitely not their target audience). A lot of the jokes really went over my head as a little kid, but man, I still loved that show. It was awesome to see them on stage.
Unfortunately I didn't take any photos...so here's a random shot of a Nilla wafer box Chris took earlier in the day.
national doughnut day and Chris stopped at an old-coworker's dougnut shop, Daily Donut, to pick up some tasty treats.
If you're ever in the neighborhood (Clarksville), you should definitely swing by and pick up some tasty dougnuts!
fish ladder on our lunch break and came across a family of ducks by the water.
Palmer Park is still technically closed. It's still wavy and slowly starting to fall apart due to lack of repairs. It's still a beautiful path to walk and I hope repairs start soon.
Patrick Rothfuss's work, so when he posted this expanded response to an AMA question on reddit, I was moved. He makes an amazing and compelling argument for helping others (by invoking cake and Bilbo Baggins!). You should really read it if you haven't.
WorldBuilders (which supports Heifer International). I contribute to other charities and non-profits, but admittedly it's always been intermittent and I can afford to do more.
So I donated.
Months passed and I received an email from Worldbuilders asking if they could speak with me about a prize I won in a drawing they had (I'd been automatically entered when I donated and I hadn't thought much about it at the time). After some back and forth and phone tag, I finally connected with them. To my surprise it was Patrick Rothfuss. Which to me was pretty freaking awesome, though I tried not to geek out about his books and derail the purpose of the call. I was a little bummed to be taking the call on my cellphone, which had a speaker that goes in and out so you can't always clearly hear when someone's speaking. Anyway, he spoke about the prize I had won and it's history with their organization. I decided that the prize was not for me and he offered to send me something else - Sandman. Since I'm a fan of the comic, I said sure.
signed copy of Melinda had appeared.
Basically I'm going to have to donate a whole bunch more to make up for such an awesome prize.
Glenn Greenwald's new book, No Place To Hide. I've really been enjoying it so far, but then I've always enjoyed reading his columns. I'd have taken a photo of the book, but since it's an ebook, you just get a shot of my kindle. Digital books aren't quite as sexy as physical books, I know.