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Was in the middle of a long recap of last week's staycation, and something got screwed up and it's all gone, and LJ didn't save the draft.  Phooey.

Staycations are wonderful, but when Monday finally rolled around it really just felt like a very long weekend.  Which is fine; we actually kept somewhat busy, even when we were slacking.

To wit:

Monday was Movie Day.  We watched Slumdog Millionaire (amazing) and Benjamin Button (I loved it, especially on Blu-Ray - Kath wasn't as crazy about it), and then decided to trek over to the movie theater, where we watched Wolverine (fucking horrible) and Star Trek.  I've never been a Trekkie, by any stretch of the imagination, and I'm not even sure I would qualify as one now, since this re-boot is basically throwing certain key elements of canon out the window.  But GODDAMN, I loved that movie, and wanted to go back and watch it again, and I cannot wait until it comes out in Blu-Ray.  

Tuesday was Package Delivery Day, so we bummed around at home waiting for the doorbell to ring.  My keyboard was delivered on Saturday, but the stand I ordered with it was re-rerouted and finally arrived late Tuesday afternoon, along with a spiffy new toaster my mom got us as an early anniversary present.  I think we watched The Wrestler while we waited - I didn't love it as much as I'd hoped I would, but it was still terrific.  And then we went out to a lovely dinner.

Wednesday was Get-Stuff-Done Day.  We did a much-needed book purge (as our bookshelves are literally overflowing - this is one main reason why we sorta want a Kindle) and dropped off a bunch of books at a neat little bookstore we recently discovered in our 'hood.  We were also prepared to get started on a CD-reorganization project, but our local Staples was out of the proper supplies. 

Thursday was Spa Day.  We spent all day at the Spa Castle, an amazing facility that's about 15 minutes by car from our apartment.  It would be even better if they served booze, but that's OK.  Kath got a 90-minute Swedish massage while I hung out in various saunas and steam rooms; then we had lunch and hung out in the personalized jacuzzi pools upstairs.  There's lots of nakedness in the locker rooms (which are obviously not co-ed), which was disconcerting at first but after a few hours of rest and relaxation, you sorta stop caring.

Friday we kinda just hung out.  We attempted to hang out on our groovy back porch, but it was hard to relax because our dogs are constantly trying to eat leaves and paint chips and bugs, and we're too paranoid to let them.

And the weekend was the weekend.

Neko Case's "Middle Cyclone" is my early front-runner for album of the year.

That is all.

I was actually rather impressed with the alphabetizing, at least in the few fiction shelves I looked at while I was there. It's totally cluttered, but in that fun way that used bookstores are.

I love the whole of Middle Cyclone (with the exception of the frog track, which I didn't put on my iPod), and I've been an especially big fan of "People Got A Lot of Nerve."