Indiana Joanna (khakipants) wrote,
Indiana Joanna

He didn't want the helmet with the googly-eyed planes on it

I thought that yesterday evening was going to be dedicated to playing with the puppy dog. And there was some of that. But Sharif and I were hungry, so we went out for food. And our quest did ultimately result in a meal, but we made several side treks. On our way down Rt 40, we noticed a bike shop. Since Sharif has recently acquired a bike, we decided to stop in and pick up a few necessities- a helmet, a lock, a water bottle, a pump, a trunk-mounted rack. The rack holds three bikes, so that means that I will soon be able to liberate my own bike from the parents’ basement. This is exciting.

In that same shopping strip, we found a branch of my bank that I didn’t know existed and a Ritz Camera that closes surprisingly early. Not useful last night, but good information for the future.

Next stop, the Columbia mall. A Ritz Camera that was open but did not have the item we sought. Resisted the lovely-looking fresh-dipped chocolate-covered cherries at the candy place. Then . . . food! We went to Uno’s, ‘cause we were right there, and we were really hungry, and I love pizza. Three excellent reasons. Dinner conversation resulted in scientific metaphor. Caramel for supersaturation I remember, the more interesting ones I do not.

The lightning after dinner was amazing. It alternated between flashes that lit the sky without discernable shape, and distinct spikes and forks headed the opposite direction from that traditionally depicted. We leaned on the car on the top level of the parking garage, and watched the lines of electricity fan out from the clouds to the sky.

We stopped by Blockbuster on the way home, to find a movie from a list on Sharif’s syllabus. We found something fairly easily, but then had to peruse the entirety of the New Release wall, just to see what was there. There are so many dreadful horror films. It’s wonderful. I briefly played the part of That Girlfriend, trying to convince Sharif that he wanted to rent Love by Lay-Away: The Musical Stageplay. He wasn’t convinced. It’s just as well, as I probably don’t want to watch it either.

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