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robling_t
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mammograms and mini-vans
And so I move into a new demographic category: no longer a sought-after 18-34YO would-be consumer of trendy liqueurs and Survivor buffs, but a dowdy old candidate for floor-wax and Volvos. Y'all will pardon me if I decide to go eat myself sick on Cadbury Cream Eggs instead.

Due to a communications snafu -- Mum thought I'd said I meant to arrive at Waveland at 1 and went back to bed -- I was an hour late for my own Alleged Party, but that was all right because we were the only ones who showed up at the bowling alley anyway. This turned out to be just as well, since the place was crawling with children to the degree where we'd have had to find an alternate venue if anyone had come round with a mind to bowl that afternoon. We hung about in the vestibule for as long as we could tolerate the Wailing of the Damned coming from inside and then decided to head over to try House of Sushi and Noodles, which I'd been hearing about quite a bit lately. Good food, ghastly taste in music; it was a good thing I'd set Mum's phone to Vibrate as well as Ring, because I would have missed ilwitchgrrl's call to ask where we'd gotten to if the phone hadn't suddenly started jumping around on the table. She, ojdorson and donia ended up meeting us at Margie's Candies after an impossibly perky cover of "How Soon Is Now" finally drove me out of the sushi place before they could get to us there.

Margie's, despite being an ice-cream place, was the most subdued of the three stops, mostly because if it even seats thirty I'd be very surprised to hear it; they eventually found us a booth that could accomodate five adults and a baby, and we proceeded to the serious business of getting a birthday hot-fudge coma on, complete with candle and complimentary packet of hand-dipped chocolates. (I still can't believe OJ nearly finished that whole vase of ice cream...) Afterwards, despite being in sugar-crash, I couldn't resist finding a Borders to use the gift-card the three had given me for the occasion; sugar-crash is not, of course, the best frame of mind to try to make intellectually-related purchases in, but muscle-memory takes over in situations like that, and I even managed to reason out, if sluggishly, that choosing between Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell and the annotated Dragonlance Legends, I'd never forgive myself if I saw a dozen used copies of the former at the next Brandeis sale. (Although if anyone still wants to give me Strange & Norrell as a belated gift... [/hint]) Then, went home and collapsed in well-deserved insulin shock for the rest of the evening, and indeed long stretches of Easter Sunday. (Wondering now whether to say "damn the torpedoes" and color some eggs anyway.)

The low turnout, I suspect, was due to the Easter Weekend timing, so if anyone has thoughts towards whether they'd be interested in making it to a rain-date event, let me know...




Obligatory Sacrilegious Easter-Related Comment: The news keeps showing clips of the Pope's brief appearance in his window, and I can't help but want to dub it as "...Hey! You kids! Get off my lawn!"

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febrile From: febrile Date: March 29th, 2005 11:08 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)

Two thoughts.

1) Someone has started to annotate Dragonlance?!? Oh, mercy!

2) robling_t, yer in my demographic. Now I just need to come up with a product and I'm set.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: March 30th, 2005 12:26 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)

Re: Two thoughts.

Someone has started to annotate Dragonlance?!? Oh, mercy!

Yup, and it's fascinating. The commentary for Legends is pretty heavy on the theology of it all (there's an endnote where Hickman's trying to explain how a Good Morman Boy like him could get into this line of work :) ), as opposed to the annotated Chronicles which was skewed a bit more towards the nuts-and-bolts of the Process; it's almost like a DVD commentary track, really. Well worth picking up both volumes.

Now I just need to come up with a product and I'm set.

Preliminary market research suggests something chocolate. ;)
robling_t From: robling_t Date: March 30th, 2005 12:27 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)

Re: Two thoughts.

(dammit. how did I manage to misspell Mormon just now? Not enough easter chocolate in my bloodstream, I think...)
unhipster From: unhipster Date: March 30th, 2005 06:07 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
The low turnout, I suspect, was due to the Easter Weekend timing, so if anyone has thoughts towards whether they'd be interested in making it to a rain-date event, let me know...
Sure. :)
Obligatory Sacrilegious Easter-Related Comment: The news keeps showing clips of the Pope's brief appearance in his window, and I can't help but want to dub it as "...Hey! You kids! Get off my lawn!"
LOL.
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