This last weekend was nowhere as exotic as the previous one in Florida. Friday night was ... uh ... I think it was mainly laundry and chores. My gosh. What did I do on Friday? Uh. Huh. Well anyway, on Saturday Jen and I had lunch at California Pizza Kitchen and went to see Burn After Reading. Isaac, Elsa, and I had planned on going to Nan Desu Kan, but we couldn't get a fix on what a daily price was and what we thought it might be was a bit expensive for a small convention. So anyway, instead of going to an anime convention I got together with Jen and we saw the new Coen brothers movie. It was certainly an odd one. I wasn't sure what we were supposed to get out of it, and I'm not sure what to think about it. I then spent the rest of the day making tiramisu and failing miserably at trying to fix my bike's brakes. I just don't know how disc brakes are supposed to operate and what's normal for them.
Yesterday I went up to Boulder after church and had lunch with Jen and her friend Kerri at Zolo. I tried some of Kerri's order of Corned Buffalo Hash which tasted like honest to goodness corned meat, unlike most corned beef hash. It was quite good. We followed that up with a walk along the creek, watching a dragonfly maraude a cloud of bugs floating over the water, all illuminated by the late afternoon sun. We then went to the home of Jen's friends Tim and Stephanie and had pizza with them, their kids, and Jen's friend Lisa. We got to see the nifty garden and chicken coop they had going, as well as to experience life with the kiddos. It was great to meet more of Jen's friends and it also has been a very long time since I've smelled that chicken coop smell which brought back memories of mean hens and hunting chickens roosting in the butterfly bushes.
Tonight I went with Laura, Debbie, and their friend Shannon to the Comedy Works, which had a new talent competition type thing, which was pretty good. There were only a couple of cringeworthy contestants. I also got a free can of Roaring Lion energy drink, which sort of tasted like a grandma soap flavored Jolly Rancher that had been liquified and carbonated. Not entirely unpleasant, but nothing I'll rush to put in my mouth again any time soon.
Today was also ruled by my newfound addiction to Fail Blog. Tim had mentioned it during dinner and I checked it out today turning my compile time. It made my productivity asymptotically approach zero, but I haven't laughed that hard in a good long while. Particularly hilarious is this video about the perils of elephant keeping. It's gross, but not graphic, and it's 100% sidesplitting.