This weekend was filled with fun and falling down. hollyqueen and
I were fighting off a cold/flu and we kept bouncing between being energetic
and collapsing on the closest piece of furniture. Still I did get out for a
bit and here’s what fun I had.
First on Saturday I went down to South Lake Union and volunteered as a
docent on the Arthur Foss for Northwest Seaport (NWS). It
was pretty slow so I spent most of the time talking with bluemoonshark about NWS plans and what I could do in the future. It
was fun and it only got better when we had a few people show up at the end of
After my shift ended I headed over to the House of Hong to meed hollyqueen, fallenpegasus, intrepid_reason and
some others for Dim Sum. As usual it was tasty and full of good socializing.
We even discovered a new dish that was a big hit with folks who don’t care for
After lunch hollyqueen and I walked over to Pink Godzilla
but nothing was calling my name so we hopped in the car and headed over to
Pioneer Square. Our goal was a visit to Seattle Mystery Bookshop.
I liked the book store but didn’t have a good enough idea of mysteries I enjoy
to gorge myself on the books. I did pick up a copy of Peter and the
Starcatchers and a new print of two Doc Savage novels in one
graphic novel sized book. It looks like someone is going to print the entire
series of books so I’ll be able to get them all without spending a fortune.
That wiped out our energy reserves for the day so we headed home and rested.
At home we watched Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970). I had
forgotten how much I enjoy this movie. It’s a good story and I particularly
the ending. No spoilers for you! ;)
On Sunday I took $little out to see The Golden Compass (2007). I
enjoyed the movie but there was quite a bit missing from the book. I didn’t
expect much with all the “controversy” surrounding the changes. The one thing
I didn’t know was that they ended the movie a chapter before the book ends.
So instead of wanting to know what happens next I could care less about it
all. I am happy with how Iorek and the other bears looked on the screen. I
wish that they hadn’t skipped so much in Svalbard. Again I didn’t expect much
so I wasn’t really disappointed.
After that hollyqueen went to pick up some shoes she had ordered
and had a nice dinner at Claim Jumper and then it was home to rest and watch
Barney Miller. Such wild people we are.