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Little Broken Things for Speed

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The trip to our Saint Louis campus has been pretty fun so far. Besides the work we have been doing, there has been time to squeeze in social time during the feeding hours. Gilligan seems to like the hotel.

Please note, I will be talking about food here, so if you are hungry, beware!! When Stephen and I arrived on Sunday, we ate a late lunch at a place that starts with the letter “Q” and was as he put it a “Subway but Mexican style” foodie joint. Our breakfasts are taken care of at Doubletree, so that’s a given. Lunch on Monday involved seeing the US challenge pounded by the Czechs. Dinner was at the fabulous JBucks (wonderful steaks!) Restaurant. Today lunch was Fox’s Pizza promptly delivered and complete with salads. And tonight? Well, we left work shortly after 4PM so we could get to Six Flags by 5PM. The rides were AWESOMELY fun. They reminded me why I almost bought a motorcycle when I was 25 years-old, and why I will NEVER give up my 1970 Mustang Fastback. It’s that need for speed, baby! It keeps pulling me back with the adrenaline rush. Ahhh….

I did have a mishap after the first (or was it the second?) coaster. The strap between my toe connecting to the strap around my instep actually ripped/snapped on my thong sandal! The same sandals I hae bought 2 days before Rich and I were married! I had to spend the rest of the evening in discomfort. The rides were worth it though. 😉 And after the park? Dinner at PF Chang’s! Woo-hoo!!

The other “broken thing” today began with a phone call at 6AM-CST (7AM-EST). Immediately worried, I answered my mobile, and it was Rich. He was in bed asleep when the rattling noise of the boys’ ball downstairs woke him up. Going down to check on the boys, he found Caesar laying down and Julius running about in the dining area. Their cage door was unhinged, and their pen opened up. Rich noticed Caesar’s nose was red, and the blood on it blotched the dabbed napkin/towel. My poor husband! He waited a couple of minutes and dabbed Caesar’s nose again, and again the blood was still not clotting. Long story short, my sweet little fat boy had to get sutured up at the emergency vet! And Rich said an obvious bite mark is now on Caesar’s nose. At least Caesar loves his meds; they are banana flavored. Note to non-bunny owners, rabbits would rather have strawberries, grapes, raisins, and anything sugary over carrots ANY day. Especially bananas!

Anyway, enough for now. I am really tired and I need to get some much needed sleep. Every non-work-related waking moment has been spent on a special secret project that is almost finished. I will be providing a photographed snippet of it, and the first person who figures out the pattern and yarn will get a nice little prize. The one hint I will give now is that the pattern and yarn have been mentioned on recent entries. That’s all folks! And be on the lookout because I will add pictures to this entry soon too! =:8

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  1. Oh, poor Caesar and his nose! Doesn’t sound like their great escape into the dining room was much fun for him.

  2. I’m glad you’re (mostly) having a great time in St. Louis! You should definitely go to The Hill (an Italian neighborhood) and have some pasta, if you have a chance. I would recommend Cunetto, it’s good and not too expensive.

  3. Sounds like you’re having a great time (other than the shoe breaking…but then, it just gives you an excuse to go shoe shopping, right?) ;o)

    Poor Caesar’s nose :o(

  4. Awwww poor caesar 🙁 but yay for banana flavored meds!!! I used to give my bunny his pills in alittle piece of banana–he almost took my fingers off gobbling them up.
    Hope nothing else breaks for the remainder of your trip 🙂

  5. I wonder if your secret project is Softwist Bulky for Clapotis? I hope your bunny is on the mend…poor bunners. Olive sends him her love!

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