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Jun. 17th, 2017 05:47 pm
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Had a long afternoon nap again. I wish that I knew why I'm so tired.

I'm currently eating lunch, and then will throw myself together to do a little more laundry. It's supposed to rain (maybe part of the reason that I slept so long is that it's overcast?), so I guess that I'll put the laundry in plastic bags.

Need to e-mail my dad to tell him that I'm not taking the Rockford trip. There's a state park between Rockford and Galena, Apple Canyon State Park, that he was encouraging me to go to. I suppose that if I get up really early (it's a three-hour drive), I could still go there sometime. But it's easier to get there from Rockford or Galena. Judging by the pictures that I've seen, it's a very pretty park.
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No one is getting back to me. I called the vet, and they never called back. (I'm going to try again tomorrow.) My boss' boss never got back to me about my fall classes. The car service place never got back to me to confirm the appointment tomorrow, so I called them and made an appointment for tomorrow. Most worrisome, I haven't heard from the printer whether they can get the right size paper for my poster. (I'll e-mail them again tomorrow if I don't hear anything. Actually, I found their phone number, so maybe I'll call them.) Bah.

My boss took a half-day off today, and I didn't know that either.

I am having an e-mail conversation with my dad about hiking. I told him that I want to hike in Shenandoah State Park sometime "and do a day hike on the Appalachian Trail to get a feel for it because I'll probably never hike the entire thing". This was his response:

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply the A.T., is a marked hiking trail in the Eastern United States extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. Wikipedia

Length: About 2,200 miles (3,500 km)
Highest point: Clingmans Dome, 6,643 ft (2,025 m)
So yes, I doubt you would want to do the entire trail even on an installment plan.

The proper name and statistics kind of cracked me up. He's so Dr. Spock. Although maybe he didn't know much about the trail, and I know a fair amount about it. I used to be a member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and probably will join again when I have more money. I think that it's cool that it exists, even if I'm not likely to hike it.


Dec. 29th, 2007 01:59 am
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The wind is howling outside the hotel room window. I feel cold just listening to it.

We're in Chicago (actually Evanston). I went to see my friend Lance, whom I haven't seen for years. We had a lot of fun catching up.

It's been cold, windy, snowy, and treacherous. My mom slipped, fell, and broke a bone in her arm. She has a partial cast right now, and she'll get a full cast when she gets back to Detroit. My dad's sick with the flu.

The people at the hotel (Hilton Garden Inn) have been terrific. Mom said that they were really helpful when she had to go to the emergency room (and they gave her a box of chocolates when she came back). Later this evening, we brought back leftovers of Giordano's deep-dish pizza, the type of pizza that's too thick to eat without a fork. I mentioned to Mom that we didn't have a fork, and the desk clerk overheard, and went in search of silverware and plates (without us asking him to). Great service.

We're probably going to Michigan Avenue tomorrow.


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