New UPDATE: Dave is no longer stuck in Chicago
His flight from Saint Louis was delayed and he missed his connection. He is currently on stand by for an 8 PM flight. That flight was canceled. The current plan is to fly to Buffalo, take a cab to the bus station and then take the bus to Rochester. He ought to arrive in plenty of time for class. 😉
The above signage greeted me last Monday morning. I guessed then what I would be doing this weekend. Saturday, Anne and I attacked the leaves. Today’s header shows our curbside donation rampart for the city’s annual leaf collection. It seems so soon since, Anne was making color swatches from fallen leaves, as shown below.
Friday night, Anne and I went to see the movie Australia. We both enjoyed it. It is directed by Baz Luhrmann, the director of Moulin Rouge! Most people I talk to are pretty ambivalent about that movie. I must admit that any movie that ends in an exclamation point is over the the top, but I still liked it. I count his director’s debut, Strictly Ballroom as my second all time favorite. Strictly Ballroom was way over the top too. Australia is way over the top, but for a Baz Luhrmann production, I see that as a good thing. Enjoy living large! The western musical theme throughout Australia is Over the Rainbow, from the movie The Wizard of Oz. Baz’s next project is Wicked.
This morning Anne and I took Dave out to breakfast at the Saint Louis Bread Company (aka Paneras). Dan works Sunday mornings, so he couldn’t come with us. Afterwards we took Dave to the airport, hugged him and watched him walk away.
OBTW, I got 15 miles in on Saturday and saw Mighty Phil launching across Clayton, while I was recovering.