It’s finally another long weekend. w00t! This one should be a good one. Ruthie’s mom is in town. All the girls (Ruthie, her mom and my mom) had lunch yesterday. Who knows what a time they had, making fun of me 😉 hehe.

Today, all of us are going to the Space & Rocket Center. It should be a total hoot. I haven’t been there in a year or so. They’ve recently completed the Davidson Center for Space Exploration. It seems to be becoming the Apollo wing of the museum–it has the Saturn V that was once outside like a beached whale hanging from the ceiling. They’ve done a spectacular job of restoring, from what I’ve seen of it from a distance. I think they have a few other Apollo items there, as well, and are planning on moving in some more like the Apollo 16 command module and the lunar lander module.

After that, some LAN action 😀 My bro was going to come, but he’s having issues with Clear Channel and pay checks. They’d best stop trying to screw him, lest he take his mad leet production skills elsewhere 😛

I saw what might be the most beautiful picture of the ISS today from NASA’s site.

So, I’m sure everyone’s heard of the NIU shootings. Terrible tragedy.

Well, it turns out that his father, Robert Kazmierczak, was my dad’s best man.

So, I must be all ready for some Galactica, if I had a dream about it last night *taps foot impatiently* They’d best finish those last 7 episodes that they have yet to film 😛 The events in the dream were a bit weird. Somehow, they reached an armistice with the Cylons. Soon thereafter, Galactica arrived to an Earth in the distant future. The land masses were the same, but it was a planet that was mostly desert. I remember specifically seeing the great lakes–or what was left of them–they were very much diminished. The crew took a raptor down and landed around Chicago (go figure). They found artifacts buried in the sand.

Yesterday was quite awesome. Ruthie and I got our engagement photos taken 😀 I do hate smiling for photos–I’m bad at the fake smile, or at least I think I am 😛 Anyhoo, after that, we went for quite the lovely and awesome 4-ish mile walk on the Indian Creek Greenway. It was such a beautiful day yesterday, blue skies all-around and temperatures in the 60s. Perfect. So, then we met Matt & Rynn at Starbucks. I had a very tasty hot chocolate.

After that, we went to go visit little Hannah June Pierce, Matt & Oneida’s new little bundle. She was absolutely the cutest little thing I’ve ever seen. Her fingers and toes were so very tiny. She’s something like 7lbs 9oz right now–I’m pretty sure that’s lighter when I was when I was born, and she’s about 2 weeks old now. Oneida’s a purty tiny lady, though, so it all seems quite proportional. Hopefully, she won’t be a burly lumberjack like her father is 🙂 hehe.

I gave up meat for Lent. It’s going well, so far. I’ve had salads, pasta, PB&J, grilled cheese. It’s not too tough to give it up from a fasting perspective. I do wonder, however, how much protein I should supplement my little temporary diet with–a protein bar a day? I certainly don’t want to make myself ill after 40 days. I only had one meal yesterday–personal pan pizza and salad for lunch, which seemed to hold me the rest of the day. The only other thing I had was a cheese stick in the evening. Lots of hydration in-between, of course.

It looks like the WGA strike might be over. They reached a tentative deal yesterday. Hopefully, that’ll mean we can get back to the business of finding out what the heck really is going on the island in Lost, what’s going to happen to the fine town of Jericho, and what Galactica finds when they get to Earth 🙂

Well, I made it to the weekend! Still alive! Thank the gods. lol. I’m pretty much over the strep. I have lingering congestion which is profoundly annoying, but I can live with it–I just can’t sleep with it. haha. I flip and flip like a cooking hot dog all night long.

I got a breath away from 67 yesterday on my mage. It was funny, I hadn’t played my mage at all while I had been sick–just a lil bit of Oblivion here and there. But, yesterday I had a bit of a quest marathon in Nagrand and got myself through most of level 66. Maybe I’ll hit it today.

So, my bro has seen a few famous politicians and their spouses grace the airwaves of the radio show he’s producing. Well, this week it looks as though they might speak to Barack Obama. There’s so much I hope my brother asks him, like why he’d be crazy & stupid enough to effectively halt manned spaceflight after the Orion program (after they finish the new crew & cargo vehicles but before they go to the moon). He said he’d also compliment him for not following in Hillary & Edwards’ footsteps in pushing on us government health insurance. So much to ask and say, and probably only a few moments in which to say them. I wish him Godspeed. lol.

I had a pretty funny dream last night. I was flying with my dad–he’s a private pilot, semi-retired from it because of blood pressure issues. I always did love flying with him when I was little. There were some family trips we took that were in a plane–so, just as some people pack the kids in the back of the car, it was in the Cessna 172 with us. Anyway, we had gotten to our destination, I don’t know where it was, and this airport had an automatic taxi system–the plane would be automatically taken and placed in a hangar via a “moving walkway” taxiway. It was hilarious, because the plane ended up in completely the wrong place right in front of the tower. Not a very eventful dream, but pretty darn funny.