What I did on Christmas Vacation

So, what did we do this holiday week? The short answer is, not much. With everyone home this week and off from school or work, we should have more to say for ourselves then we do, but that’s life. Since this is my first real extemporaneous blog post this week, so let’s have at it.

We went to see the new Sherlock Holmes movie. It was very Steampunk. For the unenlightened, Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, and speculative fiction. Steampunk involves a setting where steam power is still widely used, like Victorian era Britain. It was also very action oriented and not particularly cerebral, like Sherlock Holmes is supposed to be. The Esquire was also charging “special” holiday prices, $12.50. Fortunately, we had free tickets and gift cards from work, lucky us! Anne and Dave liked the movie. I found it meh, but I’ll probably watch it again, when it comes out on DVD. At least now, I can check off the holiday movie box.

Anne and the boys got to visit the Floss Nazi this week. “Ve have ways of making you floss.” I visited her last week. “Is it safe?” I got Dave’s car checked out and the da boyz need to get new glasses. This will have to pass for housekeeping.

We biked. Since the Cyclopath post, I biked 16 miles by myself on Wednesday; Anne was still suffering from her turn in the chair, with the Floss Nazis’ enhanced interrogation techniques, so begged off. “Is it safe?” “Is what safe?” It was way nicer weather than the previous day’s ride and I saw plenty of other bicyclists.

Thursday, we biked together and got 20 miles. This time it was my turn to feel punked out. “Is it safe?” “Yes, it’s safe!” “Is it safe?” We had lunch at Local Harvest, on Morgan Ford, near Arsenal. Believe it or not, we enjoyed patio dinning in late December. Afterwards, we toured the Botanical Gardens. Anne took the photograph of bamboo in the Chinese Garden. Anne also embarked upon an alphabet quest. Her quest involves finding shapes in the real world that look like the letters of the alphabet. This is not our original idea; we’ve seen examples at art fairs. Anne has a quest for a particular word or phrase. Can I have Words for $20? Look for it in the future.

Purdue beat Western Michigan this week, in the Little Caesar’s Bowl, in Detroit, but we ordered Imo’s Pizza instead. Yes, we now have another Big Ten school to root for against Ohio State. How many does that make now, eleven, or twelve? Imo’s is archetypical of Saint Louis style pizza, thin crust, square of cross-hatch cut, and with a sweet cheese topping. It is the square beyond compare.

In truth, it is only Friday morning and I have another holiday day weekend stretching out before me. So don’t give up hope on us yet, we may yet do something blog-worthy this holiday break. Afterall, to paraphrase Scarlett O’Hara, tomorrow is another blog post.

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