Bill bought a dozen fish for Milo. They were gone in three days, which is actually a really long time for her. Usually they last a couple hours, max.
Weekend before last I decided to do a bit of more local tourism and hit the Freedom Museum and Ben Lomond, both in Manassas. The former was pretty meh but Ben Lomond had been a field hospital during the Civil War and is done up like that, complete with sounds and smells. I convinced Bill to go this past weekend, and he really enjoyed it too. I think he's going to join me at the National Museum of Health and Medicine up in Silver Spring later this month, where I'm going for a sketch outing appropriately titled "Skulls!!" We both enjoy history, but I suspect I am a lot more interested in generic old houses than he is.
We saw the new Blade Runner, which Bill loved and I just thought was okay. I know that people who love it will just think that I am a troglodyte that can't handle anything more cerebral than a Michael Bay film, but I found it boring and pretentious. And what was up with animatronic Jared Leto?
I hadn't been wearing my engagement ring for at least a year because one of the posts had sheared off and I worried about the gemstone falling out. I finally took it to a local jeweler to be fixed (where he commented that he was actually kind of surprised I hadn't cracked the stone), and it is gorgeous
. Looks like when Bill first gave it to me back in 2005.
We have a digital subscription to the Washington Post at work so coworker Christy and I are on a mission to figure out just what the hell is going on in Mark Trail. We have thus far been unsuccessful but it is an adventure. (Our definition of "adventure" may be a bit different from most people's, but hey, we get a bit entertainment-starved at work.)
This past Saturday we had a project party at Six's house. I gluebooked all day and got completely caught up on GST spreads, including the lighthouse challenge. So I'm pleased about that, even though I still need to scan and post. Sunday I went to a BCinDC meetup in Alexandria. Kaiser and Jenner joined us because I'm reading Jenner's novel draft and Bill suggested it might be better for us to talk in person rather than online. He's a wise one, that man of mine. So that went well. And we had ice cream for dinner.
Tomorrow I'm going to make an appearance at Centreville Day for the first time in six years. I'm hoping to make another couple entries in my hyperlocal tourism sketchbook. Bill and I also plan to carve pumpkins and otherwise take it easy as there are very few unbusy weekends left this year.