15. May, 2006 - long weekend?

Alley
Alley
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It felt like one. Then again, for all the things planned, I once again did surprisingly few. I got out on Saturday to take some pictures, and was happily surprised to see Jim show up, as well. Spent the late afternoon tweaking and posting them to flickr, and then called it a day, watching some more of Buffy season 5 on the DVD player before heading to bed.

Sad Lime
Sad Lime
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Sunday, as expected, was the trip up to mom’s. We had a pretty good mother’s day outing, going out for some lunch, shopping for some sundries, and then partaking of a time-honored Minnesota tradition, the “Sconnie Run” to pick up some brandy for mom’s after-dinner cocktail. See, there are no liquor sales allowed in Minnesota on Sundays, and I’d forgotten to stop ahead of time. When I got up to mom’s, I was informed that her supply of brandy was perilously low. Knowing that I won’t be up there next weekend, I figured it was best to just make the drive across the border. Plus it was nice being able to chat with mom while driving.

Colorful
Colorful
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Taking Pictures
Taking Pictures
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As to the pictures, here are four of the more popular ones on flickr from the nineteen I posted. The first two were within half a block of the Panera in Uptown where we met, as I was warming up my photographic muscles, so to speak. I wish I’d gotten the focus right on the lime, but I didn’t, and people seem to like it anyhow. The colorful wall is behind the Lunds in Uptown, and was a very popular subject. But the last picture of the four is the most interesting according to flickr, mostly because many people have commented on it. I thought it was just a random snap of “taking a picture of people taking pictures,” but when I got home, I noticed that laggard had his head planted against the street sign, and that made the whole picture a lot more interesting.

Tonight, the Saints play the home opener. I have mixed feelings about it, since one of the weather forecasters said it was going to be pouring rain. The forecasts this morning look a bit more realistic, with the chance of rain this evening just slightly above the usual summertime 30% chance of rain baseline. I’m torn. I want to go to the opener, but I also have a lot of things I should do this evening that I didn’t get to yesterday. Which I suspect will mean spotty postings this week, as I spend my mornings and evenings trying to catch up instead of poking around the web, looking for interesting things.

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