“There's more to life than just books, you know. But not much more...” - The Smiths
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Vacation Highlights: Minnesota
We arrived at my parents' place around 2:00 AM, went straight to the pop-up camper in their front yard, and collapsed from exhaustion. Their dog Hairry didn't make the slightest fuss, but for the rest of the time we were there he barked every time he noticed the strange car in the driveway. Weird.
We had a great visit: Good food, good conversation, lots of hugs. My grandparents told some excellent stories and kept their anti-"Damnocrat" raving to a bare minimum, thankfully. We attempted to take decent family photos, but as you can see Hairry wasn't very cooperative. He only wants to play when you get down on the floor with him. Or maybe he was hungover. Romero and his gnome friend were finally home, Romero reunited with his brother Virgil. I'm sure he's not thrilled that he and Virgil will have to stay outside, while the gnome gets a cozy spot on an indoor shelf. Z-Kid and I laughed our butts off over many things, like Penn & Teller's Bullsh** and the crazy fanfiction he found online. I'll show you what I mean:
A rendition of a horrible piece of Half-Life (game) fanfiction, "Full-Life Consequences"
A classic clip from Bullsh**, concerning alien probes...
On our way out of town we saw the pelicans pictured above, along with two black bears.
"All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom." - Albert Einstein