Where to begin. For starters, I will say I look like a lobster. Now, I'm a pretty pale person. Very few people are whiter than me. Right now, I look like Rudolph's nose, only on a much larger scale. Mercifully I slapped on at least some sunscreen, or it'd be a lot worse.
The reason for the toasting? Mom and I were out for the majority of the weekend. Let's start at the beginning, shall we? Yes, Let's:Friday:
As some of you may know, I had my annual colonoscopy done. The actual procedure itself isn't the bad part, it's the prep beforehand. As I mentioned before, don't let this stuff fall into the hands of our enemies. Things turned out fine, just a wee bit of inflammation, but nothing serious. I spend most of Friday afternoon, waiting for the effects of the drugs to wear off and other after effects to subside. Towards the evening, I was feeling much better and mom and I decided to go out and get me my camera with some of my tax return money (it's the Nokia Coolpix S60 for the curious. Google it). I also got a video game and a few DVD's as well. On the way home we grabbed a bite to eat and stayed in the rest of the night.Saturday:
Our company has a deal where employees can go and get memberships to our local zoo. So mom and I set out in the morning (stopping to get pancakes first), and go to the zoo. It's not a large zoo, but it's nice enough. That day they were having a special "Green Day" where various companies would come and set up booths showcasing their environmentally friendly products. Mom and I are kinda into the Green thing, so we thought it'd be pretty interesting. So we got our memberships and toured the zoo for a good portion of the morning. I took my new camera... which I forgot to charge and ran out of power before we got past the giraffes. Mom had her extra camera (which is the same as my other one) so I was able to get some good shots using that. Hopefully I can post my pictures sometime soon.
Ate at Cracker Barrel. The waiter was cute, but not very attentive. He lost points. Got a glow-in-the-dark solar system for my ceiling.
Then came the grocery shopping. We had a small list, so it wasn't a large load. I did luck out, however, in finding me a WiiFit. Usually those things move like hotcakes are are never seen in stores. I was to the point I was beginning to think they were just a figment of my imagination. But no. There the were. The sales guy said they'd gotten a shipment in that day, which was why there were any there at all. Providence led us to that particular Wall-Mart, I do believe.
I go home and set up my WiiFit. Needless to say, I didn't particularly like what it had to say, brutal truth or not. But, maybe this way I can be a bit more disciplined. We'll see, I know where my discipline leads me...Sunday:
We decide to play hooky from church and head into Titusville and to the airport there (small airport, for non commercial aircraft). There's a Warbird Airshow! I have never been to one! It's pretty cool! I got lots of pictures (this time, I remembered to charge my camera battery). We grab our beach chairs from the back of the car and set them up along the "parade route" as it were. On the way over though I get BIT BY A FRIGGIN' FIRE ANT!!!!!!! TWICE!!!!! Despite this particular hardship, I press on, snapping pics of the planes and the battle reenactment that took place... to which I collected a spent shell casing. :DD
The flight demonstrations were really neat! I managed to shoot some video of a few of the planes in action, I just need to stitch them all together to make one video instead of several small ones.
One thing I was remiss on, however is the application of sunscreen. Hence the lobster effect. I got some on my legs, but I must've missed a spot because my one knee is as red as a beet. My face looks like a reverse raccoon. But I shall endure.
Work today was... okay. It seems that no one bothered to post my charges for the two days I was out, so they were there waiting for me when I came in this morning. And there some of them still sit, since I was only able to do a few of them... GAH!!
In fandom news, the latest chapter of Naruto
had an interesting turn of events, It seems Naruto gets to meet his daddy... in a manner of speaking. It was pretty exciting for the majority of us in the fandom. Minato is a fave for quite a few of us, yours truly included. I'd always wanted Naruto to be able to find out the truth about his parents, little did I know it would be from the horse's mouth himself. "But wait," you ask yourself. "Isn't the Fourth Hokage supposed to be dead?" You'll just have to read on to find out, won't you? Moo ha haa!
Birthdays Today: Pat Nixon [Thelma Catherine Ryan]
U.S. First Lady
b: 1912 - 1993