wow, a day off after days and days of furious working.
i rolled out of bed this morning at 7:45 and drove the 2 1/2 hours to south bend. my parents got a gift certificate for a bed and breakfast in michigan that they had to use before it expired (the year that passed between receiving it and actually using it was hell and caused them to have to use it at the very last minute; actually they convinced the place to let them use it a couple weeks after it expired), so i am here hanging out with my little bro while he is on spring break. we had quite a pleasant day. unfortunately i decided to forget that my camera was in my purse. why do i do that? it's dumb. first before anything happened, the doorbell rang, and it was this guy who i went to grade/high school with, so weird! i think he had my dad inspect a house he bought, so he had come by to give him something, and voila, he wasn't home, but i was, cool. it is weird to see someone from my past, he looked like a grownup and i felt like a little kid in my jeans and sweatshirt hoodie. but he used to torture me a lot in grade school; all water under the bridge! after that max and i went to notre dame and walked around for a long time, and then we threw a football around (appropriately). we ran around like morons, and i hope lots of college kids saw us and made fun of us because we were dorks obviously. then we went back to the house for a while where i had to talk a lot about dumb house stuff. getting a house is dumb. there's so much you have to do. be prepared if you're thinking about looking. after awhile we went out to eat at hacienda where we enjoyed a very decadent meal, including both an appetizer AND dessert. it was weird to still have room after dinner, because normally you have to wait a million years for your food and by then you've consumed 3 baskets of chips and you are totally already full when they give you your taco. but today they were not busy so we only had one basket. then after we ate we went to pet smart to look at kitties, but all the kitties were gone from the cages so we looked at guinea pigs instead. i love me some bed head guinea pigs. they remind me of maxwell, the he-that-turned-out-to-be-a-she-guinea-pig that we got to babysit at united sometimes. we met a dog shopper too who was really friendly and kept wanting to come with us instead of his lady.
tonight we've just been hanging around; played some DS for awhile, and then since max was too nervous to watch Medium, he showed me how to record it on their digital tv, and we watched a bunch of Family Guy instead. Their tv baffles me, it has too many remotes and i never know what i'm doing, and two things were recording and it wouldn't let me change the channel unless i canceled something that was recording, which makes no sense. when we move i think we will no longer have cable tv, which means we'll have to get that digital converter box by 2009, or so the commercials tell me. antenna tv is so much easier than anything else. if it's not working, just move the antenna. fixed.