Hanging around at my sister's apartment in Chicago
Trip Start Jan 23, 2007
20Trip End Jul 2007
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Katrina, my sister, and her roommate Jill have been very gracious in letting me camp out on their living room floor for the last two nights. After hoofing-it around the city for many hours yesterday - and seeing some intriguing shops - we were too beat to go to a play as we had planned, so we rented "Lady in the Water," the new flick from Shyamalan. As with all Shyamalan movies, it was suspenseful and led up to a let-down of an ending. I didn't think that there was enough mystery, or even story, to warrant it being a good movie, but you might disagree.
Anyway, today has been a restful day. I've been reading "The Golden Compass" by Philip Pullman, a book that I picked up at a neat book store called The Myopic Bookstore. I was introduced to the fantasy novel by Kelly, my girlfriend, a few weeks ago. She didn't find it quite so enthralling, but I'm more attracted to the genre than she is, so no surprise there. I also picked up "Story of the Irish Race" by Seumas (not your typical spelling) MacManus at the same bookstore. My uncle Steve owns an older edition of the book - inherited, I believe, from my dad's mother - and I began reading it before leaving. I look forward to learning even more about the history of the fascinating culture that is Irish. But anyway, back to the present...
Kate has been cooking a lemon tart for a dinner-party at Caz and Reagan's tonight. We're having skirt and flank steaks, potatoes, salad, and all the usual accoutrements, plus Katrina's dessert dish. And we're getting ready to depart, so I'll be signing off now.