Carol, Michele and I try to leave for Chicago to visit Melly Mel. Due to some interesting weather in the Greater Chicagoland Area, we were canceled. Oh joy - We were cool - we had a place to stay and apparently we were the only nice people in line at the United Counter. I think our jocularity and good spirits helped our United Shiney Headed Guy work harder to help us, which we higly approved of. "Screw them" we giggled of the mean folks. =)
As follows, a wee pictorial of our adventure
are we there yet? Mind you at this point we've been trying to get to Chicago for 24 hours and there was NOTHING to eat and the 15 minute cab ride was an hour. Poor Michele, Me and Carol
Can we eat yet? - Poor Michele
Preparing to go outside - This was not the weather of my people
Hey, a robot, he's being all flurty
Hey, a robot makers fanny, now I'm being flurty
The ZarnChiCago chapter of MENSA meeting will now begin. President Girl Next Door, VP Surly and Secretary Queen of the EYE Ball
The Water Tower - a ghost lives there, right in front of a mall, so that's good realestate for him
Cab ride home
Viewing of the bean - Carol and Michele
We're in the bean - Carol, Michelle and Me
Ah... Hey Carol, look at the skaters..
Yeah Michele, they're ass cold like we are
skaters in the bean - you can just make us out in the bean too, 3 little spots
waiting..... Carol & Michelle
From the L
The sign is so right
Home from 8F
terrible stuff. luckily no one was in the church, so the only injuries were some firefighters who had heat exhaustion or inhalation injuries (i think). the church is directly across the street from the residence hall for my school. luckily only 18 of the ~150 residents got displaced.
in other news...um, well i really don't have any other news.
Pumpkin cookies with icing
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup reg pumkin pack (like Libby's)
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup golden raisins
Cream together shortening, sugar and pumpkin. Add egg and mix well. Mix together dry ingredients and blend with the wet ingredients. Stir in raisins with a spoon. Batter should be fluffy and WILL NOT TASTE GOOD. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 375 degrees. Bake 9-12 minutes. Use about 1 TBSP of batter per cookie. Cook until the edges turn brown. Cookies must be fully cooked.
3/4 tsp vanilla
3 TBSP real butter
4 tsp milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
Dissolve butter, milk and brown sugar in a saucepan on fairly low heat.Stir in vanilla and powdered sugar and keep warm on lowest heat. Drizzleon cookies while they are still hot on the cookie sheet.
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ok...so, i know that may have been kind of boring writing, but i'm tired and hungry, so that's all you get.
...and our friends have new suits...
...and new facial hair
Oh my, what a suit! Dude where did you get that suit?
Adam is only going to tell us one more time - his mommy made it
Ward likes Adams suit but his is slime proof Tyvek
"But Ward, did you not see may fabulous shoes?"
"Adam, that's some mighty fine foot wear..."
"... but look at what I can do!"
Raven may require some dental work
Raven shares a photo op. I'm Twister the Movie
Get it? Twister...
i'm going out with some classmates tonight. hopefully i don't make too much of an ass of myself. wish me luck...
Anyway, school is going well. I might have an A in every class, at least so far. But, I'm only at the halfway mark.
i'll be thinking of my halloween crowd - been with you guys for the last 4 years. i hope you have a wonderful party. i will kick your butt if you didn't take a crap-load of pictures to share with me!
anyway...if you didn't notice...the white sox swept the world series. i almost wouldn't have known except that my friend from church who apparently noticed i don't pay attention texted (word?) me that they won. chicago is a happy town.
in other news: my laptop is patiently waiting to return to the mothership. there was an unfortunate incident earlier this week. sad really. i was hoping she'd be available to help me study for finals, but i guess she just need a break. hopefully my hard drive isn't totally fried. mainly just for the fact that i hadn't gotten around to backing up my music files...dumb!
and - my brother called (tuesday?) to say that they were fine. the conversation was "hi" "hi" "everyone's fine" "that's good" "just called to tell you everyone's fine, go study" "ok". it was like a breakthrough for both of us. usually we have to gab, gab, gab until one of us annoys the other before we can hang up. quite possibly the shortest zarn-to-zarn conversation in the history of the universe.
ok...off to try to study.
City ready for Halloween - Downtown Chicago
Fall Garden in Millennium Park
Top the Sears Tower facing north east
Giant Shiney Jelly Bean in the Park
Wee Trees in the Park
Mel and Michael - BFFE!
Under the L
Roosevelt Stop on the L
Very tall - near Navy Pier
Seriously... it was in the Sears Tower Promo Video.
good news...i finally did really well on a physio test. now i just have to kick anatomy in the butt.