A good morning and the sun isn't even up. Just had a very pleasant chat with a new LJ friend, lunchbox_37
which had me giggling quietly for quite a while.
I had a great date night with Brian last night. We stopped by Rider's Hobby to get some paint for the Soyuz model Brian's building. I was in the back lustily looking at their large assortment of wooden plane kits when the salesman comes over and starts a conversation. Normally, I beg off of contact as I'm just browsing, but this burly, bearded dude had so much charm that I was quite engaged. The conversation started over a common theme of working with wood modeling glue without proper ventilation, which led to a story of him working on a project in his small cabin and the huge bears that are in that area, which led to more talk about other varieties of planes, and local flying groups, and how they teach n00bs to fly via a cable between your radio and the teachers so that they can take over to keep you from crashing when you mess up....and whew! We were all over the place. He talked to me like I was 25+ years younger than him instead of the likely 15 (or less) year difference. Upshot, I might look at picking up a plane this spring to build and fly.
After that, we took a lap around Gennesee Valley Mall. I got a pair of socks like my niece that I was coveting something fierce. They are over-the-knee socks; black with HUGE white polka dots, and purple toe/heel/band. I just loves them so much!! I don't know why I get such a kick out of funny socks under a long black skirt, but I do.
Then a trip to Border's to relieve the pressure building up in the gift card we received. We finally bought two books that we both want to read. Normally, we don't get books that the other would enjoy. This time, though, we got two that look fabulous. I got the new Einstein
biography by Walter Isaacson. Brian picked up Time Traveler: A Scientist's Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality
by Ronald Mallett. I'm currently finishing up Kafka on the Shore
by Haruki Murakami, which is a haunting novel so far, and intriguing.
After that, we went for a nice dinner at Don Pablo's. A delightful date night that ended with us snuggling in bed under flannel sheets and a down comforter.
Tonight is dinner with Chris (vergil
) and his delightful wife. Chicken Parmesan with homemade spaghetti sauce made from the tomatoes I canned this summer.