Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Domestic -- who needs a home theater??

Hubby and I discovered some joys of the academic calendar today...

Daytime shopping at IKEA and the Apple Store (lights for livingroom and bedroom at IKEA and a new keyboard for me at the Apple store)...

Also, 10:00 PM movies --- no kids and nobody else in the theater! We went to Prairie Home Companion, like two good Minnesota kids, and were able to talk like we were at home....

We're planning to do a few more of these before he goes to Nebraska in August.

oh yea, the movie was pretty good -- but they left out some good stuff from the real show and sang too much.

It is funny, in my family Garison Keilor isn't quite the Minnesota God he is elsewhere. He was a contemporary of my mom's first cousin in Anoka, MN and dated his first wife when she was an exchange student living with my Great Aunt Kay and Great Uncle Earl. Earl described him as "surly" and " sullen"... hmmm....

4 comments:

DRD said...

Since we are both "academics" of sorts, our schedule changes term to term. One of my favorites was a term where I had an evening class on Wednesday. Afterwards, I would walk to the neighboring building and pick up Husband (then boyfriend) from grading or talking with friends in his office and we would go to the late night movies and sleep in the next day. Nobody else was invited, no one was at the theater... it was just our time. Lovely memories.

Tense Teacher said...

I miss late night movies. My daughter has just reached an age where I am able to take her to movies without her crying to go home. But, I'm not able to go see anything I really would like, Over the Hedge and Garfield are more her speed. *big sigh*

Seeking Solace said...

My husband has flexible work hours, so we often enjoy a late lunch together. We beat the crowds and have a great time!

T-Mac said...

Garison Keilor spoke at Willamette a while back and I was really sad to have missed his lecture...anyway, IKEA is awesome and to answer your question, yes, I'm totally exhausted after only two days of teaching--this really takes it out of me!