@andnowlights DONE. I love them so.
@erinep I meant to put a picture up to show you, the cone is actually Buster brand! I was thinking about getting her a similar pillow but she'd probably find a way around it to get to her eye, so cone it is. :(
@andnowlights I live in Louisville! And thank you (and everyone :)!)
@calamity If you can make it down for a day, the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is so awesome! It's this little village on the lakeshore that prides itself on being the most English place in Canada, and everything is dedicated to George Bernard Shaw, and they have wineries all along the way there from Toronto. If Banh Mi Boys on Yonge are still around, I recommend kimchi fries while you're in the city. And Hey Lucy! on King St in the theater district is kind of touristy but they have pretty good drinks!
@Stina Sounds like a nice weekend! I need to hear more about this alcoholic root beer.
@calamity French immersion day! Sounds useful. Are you going somewhere French-speaking soon? And are you going to Toronto for fun? I used to live an hour away and it was my absolute favorite.
@PicNic Ah, why not!? Apparently he covered Michael Jackson last night.
@Stina Thank you! She can open her eye now, but Saturday she spent the whole day quietly whining and sighing and being dramatic. The Elizabethan collar has been a little "ruff" on her... (I can't stop making that pun! Help me!) @ceereelyo: Calamari and pineapple fried rice and a BUNCH of Red Horse. SO GOOD!
It's been a crazy busy month at work so I haven't estimated or checked in in a long time! I need to get back on track--this weekend was spendy, but my birthday is tomorrow, so gotta live it up, right? There was a music festival in my town this weekend I would have loved to go to, but it was financially out of the question this summer. I missed Outkast, Jack White, Jenny Lewis, the Replacements, and Beck :( But husband is taking me to see Jenny in Indianapolis next week in exchange for me letting his musician friends camp out at our house earlier this month. So that's $160ish I didn't spend! Friday night we ate at home and then went to a blues bar where my stepdad's band was playing. They're an adorable group of obvious dad types, but that didn't stop a bachelorette party from buying them shots and getting down. Eventually my mom had to join in (!). I spent $30 on beer for me and my husband and enjoyed the spectacle. Saturday, my dog woke up unable to open her left eye. At first we thought she was just tired but quickly realized we had to rush her to the vet because something was really wrong. Her regular vet was able to squeeze her in, and $175 later she's got two different eye drops, an anti-inflammatory, a pain killer, and an e-collar that has elicited every reaction from "Poor doggie!" to "Nice cone!" from neighbors and passerby. She's getting used to it. We went out for Filipino food for my birthday dinner, $55, and then got Blizzards at DQ because husbro doesn't see the appeal and I thought it was an important lesson, $6. Beers and stomachaches followed, $10. On the way home we spent $10 on bagels, lox and cream cheese for the next morning. Groceries ran me $62. It would have been $45 but I was out of makeup. I filled up my tank for $42, for a weekend grand total of $390.
$96, when I drew Fusaichi Pegasus from a hat for Derby 2000. I was twelve. We start early in Kentucky.