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Mutually Assured Disruption

Things could be much, much worse. We are okay. Life is just going to be a little extra complicated for a while. But we will break on through to the other side. Not that I expect it to be all rainbows and prancing unicorns when we do, but it will all work out in the end. Still, many thanks to all the well-wishers…it means a lot.

So…I had a particularly odd Friday the 13th. I was under the weather and cranky. And crankier still when I found out that Andrew Bird was playing the Bryant Lake Bowl that night, but it was sold out. Grrrr. I also skipped the Art of Horror opening reception. And I’ve already gotten behind on the new season of Battlestar Galactica. And I read this really well written article: How childbirth went industrial. But it was disquieting, horrific even, to read her description of performing a c-section, being as I’ve been under the knife (a No. 10 blade apparently) for two of them now.

But the weekend improved. Saturday was a fine, Fall day. We took the little man to an apple orchard, to pick out pumpkins. And I took the lad to the St. Paul Art Crawl for a bit. Back at home he played outside with neighbor kids. Saturday night a friend and I caught a double feature in the Heroic Grace series at the Walker. And Sunday the husband (I can still call him that, for now, but may need to go back to “J”) and I went out to dinner before seeing Fearless.

And now we have a short work week ahead of us, as we will be taking our annual trek up to Duluth mid-week. So yeah. It’s not all bad. Some of it is even good.



  1. starfire wrote:

    Duluth? HMMM. I bey tou probably have a lot on your mind but if you wanna swing by and see oour new digs we would love to have you.

    Monday, October 16, 2006 at 7:25 am | Permalink
  2. Purple wrote:

    There are still some pretty fall colors here in Duluth. Starfire reminded me of this site the other night. I somehow lost track of it, but remember you as a poster from Perfect Duluth Day & think I started refering to my son as “little pirate” because you already had domain over the “little man” title. Anyway, I’m glad I found this massdistraction.

    Monday, October 16, 2006 at 8:04 am | Permalink
  3. Hey Scotty, you know, I’m always up for a distraction, so that would be swell.

    Purple, yay! I have to admit, it’s been a while since I swung by PDD, but it’s great to hear from you.

    Now, a question for you both - what’s the best coffee shop in Duluth for wi-fi? I’m planning to mostly be offline while we’re up there, but I am so very flickr-addicted…

    Monday, October 16, 2006 at 9:31 am | Permalink
  4. vnick wrote:

    Our house has some mighty-fine Wi-fi and good coffee too. So that’s an option……….or I guess Lake View Coffee probably in the Fitgers complex. It’s cozy and the coffee is pretty good too. It’s just hard to compare cities coffee shops with the duluth ones :( Oh and it’s nice and sunny with a good view of the lake.

    Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

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