he took assorted streets and highways and kept teasing me that i didn't know where we were going. first stop was a skating rink in summit, il called the fleetwood roller rink. geoff, joy, ginny, neethi, and michael went. on the way there i was battling an enormous headache that had been hanging out in my temples since thursday. i got there and i almost started crying when i realized we were going to a roller rink because of my headache, the fact aunt flo was in town, my fear of falling down, and even the fact that it reminds me of jeremiah stuff since we went ice skating when i was in washington. i sat and watched everyone skate around and thought of all the cute songs that mention rollerskating (joe christmas, damien jurado, call and response, little red car wreck) and i sucked it up and rented some skates. well, it was alright. the first few laps were just me hanging out with the wall and the railing, but i didn't fall once. after getting the knack of it back, i went around, still slowly compared to most, but it was fun. my headache still lingered, but i made it through.
next up: geoff, joy, paul, and i went to ford city mall to see 'the hitchhikers' guide to the galaxy', which was great. admittedly i fell asleep for little snatches of time. i want to see it a second time 'round because of this, also because i quite enjoyed it. compared to the bbc version it is vastly more consumable and sweet, even.
thirdly: paul continued to tease me as he drove east on the southside. i couldn't think of any restaurants on the southside, so i was clueless. paul pointed out the sign for soul veg and i was like, "OH!" met up with adam, jennifer, and megan there. what i got was delicious and i felt super full.
lastly, i rode with megan back to WP and i ran upstairs to grab ice cream and the last piece of vegan cake that becky had made so megan could have something to eat, then we headed back to paul's where geoff and joy re-met us and ginny came over later and we had a cake from roeser's bakery.
paul said that the whole celebration had been about change. we're both trying to get out of routine and try new things. in keeping with that theme, i ran into a friend i had made (off of a CL personal ad i had placed back in februaryish 2004) at sultan's market last night and we talked about his upcoming show on wednesday night at the playground. it's improv with puppets and to see them, it's $5. i am going and very much looking forward to it. i saw his old improv group manimal 79 at the improv olympic and it was SO FUN. tonight dat politics is at the bottom lounge and, while i would love to be there, i also need to seriously start saving money, so i think that, sadly, i will have to pass it up. oh well, it will SO be worth it.
yesterday after shopping, and going to two rummage sales (one small, one large), ginny and i watched one terrible (but fun) movie, 'without a paddle' and a few mscl episodes. i continued watching mscl episodes after ginny and dave left and i started put on the new david gordon green, undertow. it's thoroughly intriguing. even though it's a very different storyline than 'all the real girls' and 'george washington', it still has a similar feel and pacing. i am really enjoying it. philip glass did the score and it adds this wonderful, ethereal quality to the film. i would have stayed up to watch the rest if i hadn't nearly passed out on the couch from having such an active weekend. phew!