Monday, October 26, 2009

Recently

I’ve been all of content and dreaming I have been.  That means, yes, that I’ve had a busy weekend.  Friday night we (Keisha and myself) headed out on a date, which included a nice dinner at home, a trip to the mall for Halloween nick-knackery, a trip to Coldstone for ice cream, a trip to the Book & Music Exchange for looksies, a trip to Wal*Mart for more Halloween ideas, and finally a trip back home, where, exhausted, I fell into a lengthy bit of slumber while Keisha watched old episodes of The Nanny on Nick.  And that’s just Friday.

Saturday we kidnapped Keisha’s 7-almost-8 year old brother and brought him with us as we ran around and painted the town.  Actually we met up with some new friends and watched Where the Wild Things Are and then went to Real Mexican Hacienda for some delicioso food.  As the evening waned, we all headed o’er to Stewartland and carved pumpkins and other things well into the night.  Fun times there.

Sunday was church.  As I mentioned a few weeks ago (but never really followed up on), my Sunday School class has been working on a series titled Interrupted.  This led us to volunteer at a local homeless shelter, and since then we’ve been hosting a service there on the second and fourth Sunday’s of the month.  Yesterday was the fourth Sunday, thus we had a service.  Then we went to our church service, followed by an afternoon of Wii (still with my brother-in-law) and sleepiness, followed with an evening church service, followed with me falling, once again, into a lengthy bit of slumber.

On the surface, it may seem like a very busy weekend, and it was.  It wasn’t one of those weekends that are too busy to enjoy, as this one had a bit more free time built into it.  Plus, I had some amazing finds/buys.

1.  The Eye of the World and New Spring, the first novel and prequel novel in The Wheel of Time series.  Both of these from the Book & Music Exchange for less than $5.00, which seemed like a steal to me, as I’ve been wanting to get into this series for a while now.

2.  I bought an Xbox 360, with a 60GB hard drive and a lot of other features.  For a long time I wanted a PS3, but they’re just too expensive, and I found this one for less than half the price of a PS3.

3.  The last part of my Halloween costume.  I couldn’t decide if I wanted to be Horatio Caine or Dr. Greg House, but in the end I chose House, and that’s that.

So, ‘twas a fun-filled weekend, albeit a busy one.  I think I may play a bit more disc golf after work today, and then watch Heroes and Big Bang Theory later on.  I’ll probably review Where the Wild Things Are (and possibly a book, too) tomorrow.

“People stare and we just ignore them and they go away.”—Recently, DMB

7 comments:

Crystal said...

Sounds like a great weekend!

I live next to a disc golf course and I've thought about playing. There's always people playing. Someday I might grab a few friends and give it a go.

Great DMB quote!!

Krista said...

Yeah, I'd say you were busy! :)

Have fun with your new Xbox! I agree PS3's are way too expensive... However, I remember my dad and brother going to Wal-Mart the night before they came out, and camping out to be able to get one of the first ones...crazy! But they weren't the only ones, lol ;)

Oh, cool, you're dressing up for Halloween! You must show us a picture of you guys in your costumes! (I'm assuming that Keisha will be dressing up too) My little one's going to be Snow White! :)

I look forward to seeing what you have to say about The Wheel of Times series as I'm not sure whether or not to get them yet...it's been an ongoing struggle. :)

You have a wonderful day, Logan!

P.S. thanks for your kind comment on my review :)

logankstewart said...

@Crystal: You should definitely try out disc golf. If you can throw a frisbee, then you already can play disc golf. It's fun and exercise. And for some reason, "Recently" was in my head when I started this post.

@Krista: I'm sure there'll be Halloween pictures. Keisha was Snow White last year, actually, and my little 7 year old cousin was another one of the Princesses... Hopefully I'll be starting on The Wheel of Time books before the year ends, but I make no promises.

Mattson Tomlin said...

You should have gone for the Playstation!

logankstewart said...

@Mattson: I definitely haven't given up on the PS3, but I've put it on the back-burner until it drops in price (again). Blu-ray and my undying love for my PS2 were initially why I wanted a PS3, but I abandoned my desires for an extensive game catalog and the cheaper ($160) price tag. But I shall have one one day...

Blodeuedd said...

I love Jordan, oh yes, some say that thins never unfold but I don't care cos he has some great characters. Also love that he wrote everything down so his books cos be published after he had died too.

I hope you will enjoy them

logankstewart said...

@Blodeuedd: Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I'm really looking forward to diving into The Wheel of Time. I hope you return to my blog.