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On Saturday, after taking Mason to work, Shawn and I decided to check out the ReUse Center of the University of Minnesota. That place is kind of a trip. Check out all the--I assume, abandoned--bicycles

an ungodly number of bicycles hanging from an industrial ceiling

There were all sorts of other things, too, like all the weird old science equipment that a mad scientist might want:


And, of course, books that had been culled from the University libraries:


We didn't find anything to take home, alas, but it was really fun to see all the stuff. We had much better luck at our earlier thrifting spot, GoodWill. Shawn found a few baskets, including a big wicker basket for laundry (something she always covets.) Also, she found more of a set of dishes that we'd picked up earlier. We swear that GoodWill has the whole set, but it only putting out a few pieces at a time.

So, while the rest of you fools are decluttering, Shawn and I are digging through your castaways.

Why? Because it brings us joy.

Saturday was actually a very good day all around. Mason came back from work and we had a lovely dinner. Shawn and I watched "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" (2018) which we had on DVD from Netflix (because we still get DVDs from Netflix.) I... didn't hate it? Shawn seemed to enjoy it, but woke up this morning to inform me that she'd had epiphany: "They should stop making sequels of these." I mean, she's not wrong? But, as I pointed out, DINOSAURS. Like, how else are we going to get a dinosaur movie in the future? Pretty much anything you do is going to seem like a rip off the Jurassic franchise. So, let them keep making them? I honestly love any movie where I can root for the dinosaurs. But, I will say that "Fallen Kingdom" had some moments that made me VERY SAD. Do not need to see dinos going extinct AGAIN, thank you!.

But, at the end of the evening, Shawn turned to me and said, "This was actually a *good* day." I had to agree.

Today, Sunday, was pretty good, too. We didn't do a lot, played Smash and hung out. I've been writing a lot of fan fic, some of which I posted today.  Then, we were going to have pot stickers for dinner tonight, but Mason's GF had to cancel last minute, and so we randomly decided to have fried chicken fingers and onion strips a meal we make while literally sitting in front of the deep fat frier.  Such a terrible meal. SO GOOD.  

I still need to do my spell of the day tonight, but, otherwise, I'd say it was a lovely weekend. 

How've you been?

how I've been

Date: 2019-01-14 01:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] emeraldem
Pretty good day. Did some professional (read: money-making) and some personal (read: gets me no money, but is fun) work. Didn't have to leave the house, which was good because COLD. Snuggled with J, and we ordered Mexican food in for dinner. :-)

Date: 2019-01-14 03:08 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] naomikritzer
That sounds like an excellent weekend.

Date: 2019-01-14 04:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverusagi
Okay, that is a LOT of bikes!

Date: 2019-01-14 08:07 pm (UTC)
bibliofile: Fan & papers in a stack (from my own photo) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bibliofile
I love that the U has the ReUse Center. The Univ. of Wisconsin system has a similar network, called SWAP, with physical locations at some campuses and even online auctinos of the more expensive stuff. They regularly have usable computer equipment. They always have cheap office supplies.

Bikes! They get a lot of bikes at the end of the school year, and they keep reducing the prices until the bikes are just free.

What a great weekend. Happy thrifting, yes.

Not much happened here. I came down with a cold, so my big doings were a shower, laundry, and grocery shopping. But I replenished all my head-cold supplies before I needed them, so it was all good.

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