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Saturday, September 30, 2006
My Saturday, Part 2:
6) Spend hours on YouTube. I started out looking for X-Files clips (thank you, Kathe), but then I discovered that people have posted whole MST3K episodes on there! I almost fell off my chair watching this clip. Hilarious.
7) Listen to iTunes. I realized that I only have four songs in my Library (excluding ones I've downloaded for our wedding playlist). Need to do something about that. I don't know why, but I just love "One Good Woman" by Peter Cetera.
8) Watch TV. Thanks heaven for TiVo. Even though there's never anything good to watch on the weekend TiVo always has great options. Dan and I have been watching a whole bunch of South Park episodes recently. That show is pretty gross, but it's funny too.
9) Plan for tomorrow. Since I was so unproductive today I must make up for that tomorrow. I skipped going to the gym so that's first on the list in the morning. Then I have to get ready for the rest of the week. Grocery shopping, laundry, cleaning, etc. At least I spent Saturday doing exactly what I wanted to!
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My Saturday, Part 1:
1) Wake up at 11 AM. Since the construction on the house across the street has diminished it's easier to sleep in on Saturdays.
2) Surf the web. I added more photos of Dan and me to the joint Flickr account I created to put on our wedding webpage. The new pictures are in the Dan and Lauren set.
3) Read a book. Since I finshed Abhorsen last night around 1 AM I started reading Across the Wall because I can't get enough Garth Nix books. When I find an author I like I tend to immerse myself in their work.
4) Go to the grocery store. I picked up a frozen pizza for dinner as well as some new cooking magazines. I love the Taste of Home publications and I have dozens of issues with dog-eared pages.
5) Check on the Gators. I was very happy to see that they beat Alabama today. So far they are undefeated this season.
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/danandlauren
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Friday, September 29, 2006
I am a big fan of Disney Broadway musicals so I picked up a copy of the new Tarzan soundtrack at Target the other day. At first I was disappointed because, unlike other Disney shows, it didn’t seem to have a particular song that caught my attention. The Lion King has “Endless Night” and Beauty and the Beast has “If I Can't Love Her,” both fantastic songs that I listen to over and over again. Then today as I was listening to “For the First Time” I got goosebumps and realized I had found the song I was looking for. Unfortunately the rest of the musical is just mediocre, but at least it has one redeeming quality. I’d still want to see it if it came to Los Angeles.
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Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Craig and Kiran attempting to fly a kite Craig running around a tree, frantically trying to keep up with Kiran
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Sunday, September 24, 2006
Dan attempting to tame the kite Dan running at full speed with the kite trailing behind
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Saturday, September 23, 2006



Just a reminder since the wedding is exactly nine months away. When we got engaged it was eighteen months away so we're halfway there!
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Friday, September 22, 2006
The Hotel del Coronado Vista Walk The Hotel del Coronado beach

Dan and I took some of our own engagement pictures when were were in San Diego in June. The first photo is of the Hotel del Coronado Vista Walk where our wedding ceremony will take place. It's so beautiful. The second photo we took on the hotel's beach. Dan's arm is open in welcome. Do you like our matching outfits?
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Thursday, September 21, 2006
Washington Monument across the Tidal Basin Washington Monument across the Tidal Basin

Since I haven't been keeping up with my webpage lately I thought I'd post some of the recent pictures that are accumulating on my computer. Here are two of the photos I took during my day of sightseeing in Washington DC in May. Can you tell I liked the Tidal Basin? It was beautiful. I'll post some more pictures tomorrow.
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Wednesday, September 06, 2006
On our flight from Los Angeles to Tampa last Friday I was excited to discover that each passenger had a personal screen on the back of the seat in front of them. This was only the second flight I've been on that had this feature and I was looking forward to watching a movie without craning my neck to see the usual overhead monitors. The only free entertainment on the flight was satellite television (the movies were five dollars) which would have been great, but the signal was so poor that you couldn't really watch it. Since I tend to get bored and restless on long flights I decided to pay to watch X-Men 3 which Dan and I didn't get around to seeing in the theaters.

Was I the only one who was really disappointed at how it turned out? I have three major complaints. First, no one ever really dies in comic books. It might look that way, but they always come back again (the most relevant example being X-Men 2). Second, that thing about the Phoenix being a part of Jean's subconscious is total crap. Third, Rogue and Magneto and Mystique without their powers? Whatever. I'm assuming this movie was meant to remove the possibility of any more sequels (if the byline "The last Stand" means anything), but for those of us who are X-Men fans it really sucks. Unless someone can write a script where the those giant robots (their name escapes me right now) show up and Wolverine and Storm fight them alone I'm pretty sure this will be the last we see of the X-Men franchise on the big screen.

P.S. Dan and I had a layover in Cincinnati on the way home on Monday. On the flight from Cincinnati to Los Angeles the plane had the typical overhead monitors for movie viewing and guess what movie they were showing? X-Men 3. I watched it again as a break from reading my book, but I was still disappointed at the end.
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This morning someone walked by my cubicle, pointed to something and asked, "Is that a Bud Light?" I glanced at the can on my desk and replied, "No, it's a Slimfast shake. I decided not to bring my beer to work today." It was pretty funny.
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Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Dan and I got back from Tampa last night after spending ten hours travelling. Our flight left Tampa around 1 PM EST (10 AM PST) and we arrived in Los Angeles around 8 PM PST (11 PM EST). We are glad to be home.
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