i went to visit danny this weekend for his birthday (happy birthday, danny!), and we drove up to austin on saturday afternoon, after i had finished a draft of my seminar paper for patten.* while in austin we went to barton creek mall, and i bought a pair of reefs. i have been advised to buy these flip-flops by many, including gtwnbeth.
i am probably the last person of my generation to buy a pair of reefs, just as i was the last person of my generation to buy a george foreman grill. but i have already decided that these are the best flip-flops EVER. and this is coming from a girl who never thought she’d spend more than $5 on flip-flops.
we also went out to eat at IHOP. and dining at an IHOP in killeen, texas is usually an intensification of the rudeness, grease, and screaming-children experience you can have at any IHOP establishment anywhere in the country. and yet strangely… we had a polite waitress. a polite waitress at IHOP! i feel somehow dissatisfied. of course, the couple sitting behind us was attached at the face and there were about 4343897 babies running around with stained tee-shirts, playing with the newspaper dispensers in a manner that assured some severed fingers. and the syrup was sitting in a puddle of its own goo. so all was not lost.
and now another week begins.
* this was one of my worst academic experiences ever. small mammals died.