So Thursday night I went to Josh's and Drew, Josh and I headed to go to Taki (Japaneese Steakhouse)... At Taki we met up with Jen and went in. Taki, however had a 45 minute wait time, so we left and headed over to Great China. Not near as good, but still decent Chineese food. We ate, we had fun, and we headed over to the movie theater.
We went and saw Alexander. And well it was not as bad as the reviewers said, it wasn't good either. Some of the cinematography was very good and some of the acting was good. But for the most part it was fairly mediocre. It was fun to spend time with friends though.
The next morning I left my house to drive to Cedar Rapids. It took me about 1 hour and 49 minutes. I averaged just over 74 miles per hour, door to door. I wanted to see how long it'd take me :) so I payed attention.
I played with my nephews (Hyrum's boys, Spencer and Dayln) and a little later, my older sister arrived and I played with them too (Mary, Jared and Julia). Jed, Joseph and Isaac had all disappeared to play Halo 2, I watched for a bit, and found out that Joseph had bought himself a TV.
Thanksgiving dinner came. Turkey, green bean casorole, corn, fresh mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, gravey, lefse, and several diffrent kinds of bread (rye, honey wheat, banana nut). So we all sat down, at two tables and ate to our hearts content. After eating, I decided i needed to let my body concentrating on digestion, so I put in the Pink panther and immediately fell asleep for about 2 hours. I got woken up by people calling that it was time for pie, so upstairs I went and had some pie. Emily had made a cherry-rasberry pie (she ran out of cherrys so she added rasberrys), a fresh pumpkin pie, made by Diane and Dayln, and a pumpkin pie, made by Jed. the pies were all good and that plus homeade whipped cream...mmm...it's all good.
Around 6:30 or so I decided it was time to go home, so I said my good-byes and drove back to Des Moines.
I then spent the rest of the night catching up on previously recorded TV.
I also spent a large chunk of time looking at Rolling Stone's Top 500 Songs of All time. Josh pointed this out and well...It has some major things missing from it. It has no Ozzy Osborne, or THey Might Be Giants. No Friday, I'm in Love by The Cure. Only had Buddy Holly by Weezer. I knew Rolling Stone was going downhill, but I hadn't realized that they were so far gone. I talked with Jen about it and she did make some good points about how Rolling Stone is trying to have a younger audience and well...I think we came to the conslusion that they are not the rebels they used to be, but are now Corporate Whores.
So today...in a bit, I'll be heading to the Crib or people are heading here and we're gonna have a super-diablo II session and play and rank and basically geek out. It Should be fun.
On a side note, on my way back from Cedar Rapids, I had a lot of time to think and I think I may do something...or at least try to do something and see if it works out. Maybe I'll write about it, and maybe I won't, maybe it'll come to fruition or not.