Yes, there was more to my fantastic weekend than simply having adorable conversations with Li'l' Duce about the Justice League! There was a fine sushi dinner where ninafarina
and I drank sake and ate maki while a sleepy Annie clung to her mom like a barnacle and the people in the private room next to us bellowed "LET THE ORGY BEGIN!". There was shopping and playing and watching TV and conversation and plans-making. There was springing the 'surprise' of us getting back together on her parents, who honestly didn't seem all that surprised. There was cooking trial runs of some of the Thanksgiving feast for my two favorite girls; one was pretty good, and the other was a rousing success. There was the unexpected pleasure of getting a little night out, as my girl's folks agreed to watch Annie for a few hours while we went to a bar in St. Paul to meet a couple of her friends for drinks. There was work talk and book talk and love talk. There was Arrested Development
, which we liked but which bored Annie (although she seemed to enjoy the theme music). There was housecleaning and window-insulating and also that other thing which I am obviously too polite to even name. Put it all together and it adds up to another weekend with my amazing girlfreind, who is just so great, I can't even tell you. I wish you all knew her, because your lives are the poorer for not having her in them.
- Chicagoans, if you feel like stopping by on Thanksgiving to our big Caribbean feast, give me a heads up; even if it's just for a drink and a how-do, we'd love to have you.
- James Lileks thinks Railroad Tycoon has bad graphics, calls Kurt Vonnegut a "pernicious old fool", and threatens to start writing about comic books.
- Magnetic ribbon spotted in Wisconsin this weekend: "VOTE AMERICANS NOT FOREIGNERS". How...how does one vote foreigners? I didn't even know they were on the ballot.