meri (broken_gizmo) wrote,

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Things don't always work out as planned...

Nyarla and I did make our assault on Dupont Circle today. However, we got to the general area later than anticipated because I got to Nyarla's house late, then we went to the scary anime / game shop to look for a copy of My Neighbor Totoro for Nyarla so she could show huey, who seems much more interested in the genre after last night's venture out to see Spirited Away. We wandered around and I very dutifully didn't buy anything, though I was very tempted by any number of things (comics! anime! stuff aminals!). Then, when we finally did make it to Dupont, we played the "let's wander around in circles and try to find the mythical 'parking structure that is open on a Sunday' beast. Failing that, we lucked out on finding a lovely piece of street parking. By this time, it was nearly 4.

We made our way to Olsson's, where Nyarla picked up a bunch of books for me to pay me back for the tickets that I bought for her and huey to the Slack Key Festival. Then, we pondered a bit, and decided to go grab lunch quickly before going to see the movie. We gulped down our lunch in record time, but when we got back outside to walk across the street to buy tickets, there was a mind-boggling line outside of the theater. Since we had roughly 30 seconds before the movie started, we decided it was unlikely that we would get through the line and into the theater before the movie started. So, we punted on the whole movie plan, and wandered back to the car, stopping at Proper Topper, which turned out to be a huge trap. After that, a quick trip to Borders, and then home again.

At this point, my body decided that it had had quite enough of the whole "no sleep and then wandering around all over the place" thing which it's been putting up with recently, and told me in no uncertain terms that we were going to vegetate this evening, including a nap on the couch. After getting up from that, I had the chance to help out a co-worker with a problem she was having by writing a quick perl script, which is a neat place for me to be. It's different for me to be able to be helpful in the coding arena. Neat!

And now, I think I will return to the whole vegetating thing. Good day, but I am tired, and there is much coming up this week. Conference calls and meetings and root canals, oh my!

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