November 27, 2005 @ 1:31 pm by sean
Nearly every time I drove over the weekend, I was initially shocked by
how many Michigan liscence plates there were until I quickly remembered
I was in Michigan. I kept expecting to see Illinois liscence plates.
That may have some significance.
Left and Leaving by The Weakerthans is a great arriving home song. It’s
still a good song here at school, but it doesn’t have the same
significance as it does near home. I don’t know what else to listen to though.
Thanksgiving was at uncle Joe’s house for the first time, that was
nice. Even though it was a new house to have it at, a house somewhat
out in the woods with animals on the wall for decoration, and antique
firearm, ammo, and beer posters for art felt like a thanksgiving dinner
kind of place.
Going home was my 30th successful trip between school and home. 15
round trips, 30 one ways. Now I’m back, and on 31 successful.
Successful means to tickets, accidents, or flat tires. This last time
home though, I managed to get lost, strangely. And when I arrived home
my dad heard a leak in my tire. I took it to Belle Tire the next day
and they pulled a nail out and fixed it for free. This is the second
leak Belle Tire has fixed for free. Belle tire does good business with
me. Perhaps you should support them.
After I got the tire fixed, I spent the rest of the day with Alyson. We
went to A Sundail recording, then to get coffee and me a win in chess,
then to her house for dinner with her family and mine, minus Ben and
Lisa. We played the missionary game I think it’s called, and telephone.
Then lounged about. Then I said goodbye because I left Saturday. I’m
getting tired of saying goodbye.
Saturday I finished laundry and met Lisa for a chat at the Border’s
café. Apparently the coffee they serve, Seattle’s Best, which is also
what is served in our room, is now owned by Starbucks. Fortunately that
didn’t ruin the conversation, which was, how do I say…I don’t want to
give it the traditional ‘good’ classification. It was interesting;
benficial; informing; thought-provoking. Then I came back to school,
and talked with Alyson. Then went out with Amy and her sister and
cousin, then met with Dan Quin(sp?) and Ian at Denny’s. I was tired and
quiet, but I had fun.
As when I left for home, I spent some time around where I was before
switching to another familiar environment. It’s getting kind of
strange. Or maybe it’s strange that it’s not strange. Or maybe I’m
making something of nothing.
To top it all off, there were salt trucks, and slush, and snowy fields,
and snow advisories, and snow and snowy walks and a white thanksgiving
is a great thanksgiving. I hate shoveling, almost as much as raking
leaves. But not because I don’t like the work, I just don’t think it’s
necessary and it looks better undone.