Sunday, November 14, 2010

Weekend Wanderings: Sunken Mines

I thought I would spend this weekend holed up preparing applications and writing articles and crying. Luckily, it turned out to be much more wonderful than that. On Friday evening after work, I went to Lombardi's for pizza with a coworker and her friend. The pizza was pretty good, and despite the long wait, it was pretty cool to eat at the oldest pizza place in the country. I can't really imagine what people ate when they were pressed for time before 1904. Maybe people were less pressed for time then, and so always had time to put together food at home. Something to consider. After, we headed to Here Theater to see a showing of Soul Leaves Her Body, an integrated-media performance. The show features dance, live-video, film, and music, and while the first half, the part that featured primarily dance, was interesting, it lost my attention about halfway through and never got it back. It was nice to get out and see some live performance, since it's been a long time, but I don't think I'd recommend it to anyone.

Saturday, I was truly ready to hunker down and get some work done, but after finishing up a tiny bit in the morning, Cece invited me to come for a hike at the Sunken Mines, and I had to go. I've never been up there before, and I knew this might be one of the last nice weekends before "nice day hikes" turn into "freeze winter hikes on icy rocks." I'm so glad I did. We had a quick hike up to the top, where we enjoyed the lovely view. Even with most of the leaves already down, there's something nice about seeing the last burnt orange ones standing up in a field of brown. We called our friend Emily and wished her a happy birthday, took some photos, and headed down the opposite side of the mountain. About four miles away from the car. Just as it was starting to get dark. After pacing around the road for a while and being joined by a dog, we decided rather than walk in what we weren't sure was the right direction, we would call for help, and were promptly rescued by Cece's dad's girlfriend. We learned our lesson, and vowed to bring a map next time we were hiking, even hiking in what is essentially our backyard, even if we were fine in the woods, because we definitely had trouble on the road. We rounded the night off with some Thai food at Bangkok Spice, which was good and which I didn't even know existed. I am glad to be able to add Thai to my list of available foods.

Today has been much quieter. I ran an interview this morning and wrote that article. I was able to get a little bit of knitting done, and start working on my Christmas cards, and I'm hoping to finish up those applications once I post this article. And, Roger proved himself to be a wonderful boyfriend by getting cold cuts for lunch while he was out buying flashcards for the GRE. He is using them now and memorizing words at an alarmingly fast rate. His memory is much better than mine. Now, if I can get my applications settled tonight, I'll consider this weekend a true success!

1 comment:

  1. This weekend was really one of those last perfect Fall weekends. Unfortunately, I had to spend it mostly indoors as there is a bit of construction going on at my house. I did knit most of Saturday and part of Sunday to catch up with my design deadline. Like all those cables on your knitting.