Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis


I now know how to train for CES. Get in the car, head south, stop at 42 gillion places, walk around. Stop at IKEA and walk through that mof*cker and then walk to dinner and then go to a concert. My feet gave out just after IKEA, actually. Note to self, bring two pair next time. Seriously, ouch. I finally stopped at Marshall's and bought a pair of flip flops. They felt terrible but it was a new terrible...

I got everything on my list except yarn (Walmart does not, apparently, carry what I wanted any more) and more actually and didn't even spend what I thought I would. I even found better pumpkin for Betty. Cheaper and easier can to open. Score.

But man, my ankles give cankles a bad name tonight and the bottoms of my feet are shredded.

The concert was fun. It was actually a dress rehearsal so it was cheap and interesting and really fun. I loved all the singing. The musicians were too loud (they will be in the pit for the real thing so probably not an issue). They had several sets of dancers. One was excellent and the choreography was outstanding. The rest sucked but I'm not a big fan of dance. I just wanted the singing.

But probably the more interesting thing was the guy I sat next to. As we were filing in, this guy and his wife were right in front of me and he turned around and said 'did I see you get out of a Smart Car?' and so we chatted about Smart cars until we found seats and then we really got into it. Turns out he is Adam Woog who has, for as long as I've been in town, written a monthly column for the Seattle Times on the latest mystery books! It is really the only thing left I actually read in the Times any more. And there he was sitting right next to me. It was a hoot. Quite made my evening.

I let GPS take me home. It was a little tricky to get on the right road and then there was no one on it but me which was a little disconcerting. But, at one point I could see the main highway and it was bumper to bumper so I didn't care and then a couple of cars joined me so I felt better and soon I was home.

Betty had a little dinner and Zoe is doing some investigative work. I'm going to watch the news for about 15 minutes and then crash.
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