|09:15 am - Happy New Year, 1999|
Okay, so I've been terrible about updating while Lis has been visiting.
Well... there'll just be a little over two more weeks of it until I
start updating a bit more regularly. At least that's my plan...
A quick run-down of the past several days:
Christmas Day with Lis was very Very VERY VERY nice.
Did I mention it was nice? It was definitely much better than the last
two years, when we only talked online on Christmas Day. Oh, and I got
some neat stuff, too! :^) A 'computer voodoo' doll, a Dilbert daily
calendar for 1999 (I need to get that out today, hmmm?), a Dilbert
M&M's dispensor, and the required clothing. Lis got some neat stuff
too, including the cholocate oranges mentioned on December 24th.
Lis and I left this little town I grew up in so that we
could find a little civilization. Destitination: Charleston, WV.
Definitely not a big city by any standard... barely a city by some
standards. :-) Charleston is home to a United Artists theatre, so we
were able to use two complimentary passes given to me as a Christmas
gift by some of Lis's friends in Minnesota. We saw 'Jack Frost.' I
think it was a good movie, and definitely worth our time to go see it.
We also stopped at the Charleston Town Center, and made a trip down to
the Southridge area of Charleston.
Southridge could remind us of a real city. Lots of fancy-ish stores
in under a half-mile stretch. Lis insisted on a trip to Michael's, and
we also stopped at Office Max, Staples, Wal-Mart, and Applebee's for
dinner. We felt like we were back in civilization there for a bit, but
all too soon we had to head home. Of course, my mom was waiting up for
us; she thought we had gone to Beckley, which is about half an hour
closer than Charleston and has significantly less to do. And since she
thought we went to Beckley, she didn't know why we were gone so late;
we returned home around 11pm. I could've sworn that I told her we were
going to Charleston.
New Year's Eve with Lis. Another little milestone for us, I
think. We even managed to stay up & watch the ball drop on ABC's
New Year's Rockin' Eve broadcast. How old is Dick Clark anyway? 3,000
years or something like it? Anyway, I think they've perfected
cryogenics and that they freeze Dick Clark for all but 3 days out of
The snow also really hit on New Year's Eve. There's actually a good
deal down on the ground now (4 or 5 inches). Of course, this means Lis
and I are stuck inside. Not that I mind being stuck with her; but it is
nice to be able to go running around together. We'll survive, but we'll
just have a bad case of cabin fever.
And now we have today, The weather people were wrong; its still
snowing. Lis and I had hoped to run out for a bit today, as she has a
finished cross-stitch she'd like to send to a friend in Colorado, but
we sorta need a box to put it in and then take it to the post office to
mail it. Now that I think of it, the box could probably be taken care
of here at home, as my parents save every single box they ever
encounter... I think we'd best give them a few dimesntions so they
don't bring out too many boxes for us to try.
I think Lis and I have a lazy little day in front of us. We
haven't really talked about plans for the day yet, but she's working on
her journal as well at the moment. I guess we'll sit down and figure
out what we're doing after this. Maybe you'll hear from me again
today.... nah, don't count on it.