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The Vitality of Shared Experience

Yesterday the lad and I enjoyed the tail end of the Liberty Parade, then high-tailed it out to the burbs for his first ever visit to the Drive In. I nearly fell asleep at the wheel but the car was parked. The boy clung to consciousness much longer than I expected - all the way through Wall-E and halfway through Kung Fu Panda. Now it is Labor Day and I am doing the opposite of laboring. And on the fence about the nearby Take Back Labor Day festivities. $15 at the gate, and no outside food or drink allowed? We might just sit this one out.

I did make it out to the Eight is Enough/Obama benefit the other night. And so did Spin and Pitchfork. Their photographers had the most ridiculous gear. I was a tiny bit jealous. But mostly happy that I can still stick my DSLR in my purse.

I’ve been spoiling my son some more. Let him talk me into an unplanned trip to Como to replace his damaged wax lion, and I also bought him some titanium sporks from REI. And the planning for his Kung Fu Panda themed birthday party is in high gear.

Friday night I got to see Hamlet 2 and now can’t get the “rock me sexy jesus” number out of my head.

All this activity has been interspersed with periods of extreme sloth. A friend got me hooked on yet another young adult vampire series (since Thursday I’ve read the first three books). And after watching The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, I’ve realized that my Dad now looks too much like Dick O’Neill did then (and that Tony Roberts has always reminded me of a miniature version of Ron Perlman). Such a top-notch movie. Naturally it’s being remade and I am annoyed as hell.

yellow flowers

Bonus: While I’m getting more and more excited about my trip to New York, I am heartbroken that dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip will be playing the Triple Rock while I’m away. Worst timing ever.
Plus: The “spirit” photographs of William Hope.
And: All the RNC police harassment has had me ashamed to be a St. Paul/Ramsey County resident. Seems much of it has been due to Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher. What a guy.


  1. sheela wrote:


    free red velvet cake for life.

    Monday, September 1, 2008 at 11:58 am | Permalink
  2. DW wrote:

    At least the House of Night series doesn’t have too long of a waiting list at my local library. Thanks!

    Monday, September 1, 2008 at 12:11 pm | Permalink
  3. amanda wrote:

    the drive in is so awesome! i’m hoping they play some more kiddie movies so i can take my niece back before the end of summer is official.

    Sunday, September 7, 2008 at 1:24 pm | Permalink
  4. Jody wrote:

    I saw you at the D4 show! I have no idea why, but I was too shy to say HI. I had a strange feeling you wouldn’t recognize me, which is strange since you’ve known me since what, I was like 14?
    Anyway…I even sneaked a peek at the little dude, who is not really very little anymore…but, so very adorable!
    Next time, maybe :-)

    Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 8:22 am | Permalink
  5. Sharyn wrote:

    Ha! I totally saw you after D4 played, and was going to run over and say hey, but we kept running into other folks on the way. Like the not-so little man’s kindergarten teacher and an ex-boyfriend (or two).

    Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 8:30 am | Permalink

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