And they come with no warning,
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Monday, August 20, 2007

Weekend Report

Friday we went to the Cleveland Zoo. We were supposed to go with the niece and her beau, along with the sister-in-law, but the first two bailed. He had soccer practice (and if you miss a training event, no soup for you!) and she couldn't come either by herself or with another friend. Young love, apparently. Yick.

So we had a fun time looking at the lions and tigers and bears (oh my!). Also the stingrays in the Interactive TOUCH! 2007 Exhibit which just doesn't take the place of Sea World (I miss me Sea World, I do). I had fun with adding snarky comments about the animals and especially the people watching the animals. "Hey you, the one with the fat kid, bring the kid closer to the bars." There were also the Dinosaurs, which were kind of okay. The best part was in the exhibit of a long-necked dino, they had extra necks above the brush nearby. It's only my opinion, but I think someone should start making more realistic dino robots. As least ones with real looking skin and structures, painted with something that isn't going to flake and peel. Just so you know, the Cleveland Zoo isn't one of those zoos you can do in a day, unless you're a speed walker. so we didn't get to see everything, including out Rain Forest. The good news is that we're members, so we can go back whenever we want.

Anyway. Saturday was a wash out. I didn't do much of anything but march in place and do a little writing (I'm working on my version of the story bone I put out last week and rewrites of the poem).

Sunday had me standing in the rain for our Fall Festival Parade. Our little Orwell Annual Fair which seemed littler this year. I mean, there was the rain and all, but there seemed to be less "stuff" there. But we had the parade anyway, in the rain and all. Not only did I get to stand in the rain for the parade, I helped put up the speaker system for the announcer of the parade. Woohoo! Electrical equipment in the rain. It certainly keeps one on one's toes. Plus I got to play with a lot of people I don't normally do (the firemen and police). Dwight, the person I was helping with the speakers, and I self appointed ourselves as the Official Cheering Section. So when the announcer finished their speach about an entry, we would shout, "Yeah!" Okay, well it kept us amused. And there were people lined up to see the parade. Not a big crowd, but a good showing.

After that, being drenching wet, I went to my writers group for the afternoon and evening where I had two stories critiqued. Now I have lots of edits to make, and I think I know what I need to change. This is unlike other critiques where you can scratch your head and go, "how the heck to I fix this."

So I hope your weekend was nice, or at least dryer.


Camille Alexa said...

Our drought finally broke here. It's raining now for the first time in months.

ThatGreenyFlower said...

Aaaw, poop. Blogger ate my comment.

Steve Buchheit said...

sorry, Greeny, that sometimes happens. It's one of those reasons why I've been thinking I need to roll my own site. I'm just a cheapskate, so I remain on Blogger.

Camille, yep, it's been raining to beat the band here. We're still probably a few inches short of breaking our drought, even though we have flood warnings (soil can only process so much water over time). I don't know if the rain is going to help the crops. I think the soy is lost, it might help with some field corn (ie. silage and feed corn), but I think the time for sweet corn has passed (and this rain is now interferring with the drying and harvesting).

Camille Alexa said...

Y'all, I always save my comment to clipboard before posting, just in case.