Yesterday was an exciting day! My daughter was off from school because of a teacher's professional day, or something, and since no one in my family was available to stay with my daughter, I decided to take the day off myself. This gave us a nice three day weekend.
We started the day off by going to the movies. The new GODZILLA was playing at the IMAX theater at Columbia Mall, and since it was high on my and my daughter's lists of movies we wanted to see, that's what we did. We headed out in a deluge. It was raining very hard, a continuation from the overnight rain we experienced. The road outside of our neighborhood, Stephens Road, was flooded again, so going that way was not an option. We also decided, since it was later than planned, that we would grab a quick breakfast at Chick-Fil-A. Then it was off to the mall.
The theater wasn't too crowded, but this theater continues to have problems getting people through the concession lines quickly. It's very hard to get what you need when the movie is starting and the employees appear to be struggling to get the orders filled. I don't know how to fix this, other than they need to have more employees working the concessions.
The movie itself is awesome! Stay tuned for a review of the movie in a near-future blog.
After the movie, we had lunch at Eggspectations, which was great, then we sent to Daedalus books for fun. If you have never been to Daedalus, it's an awesome place to find books. You really don't go there to find a particular book. You go to browse and find surprises. It's the prices that are so great, though. You can get a half dozen books and spend less than $30. Daedalus sells books offered by publishers as remainders, which are the difference between what a publisher printed and what was sold. They are sold at bargain prices. I get most of my books from Daedalus. I love this place! It's on Gerwig Lane in Columbia. From Snowden River Parkway, turn onto Berger Road, then right on Gerwig. Daedalus is on the left.
After all of that excitement, we went home, I cleaned up, and we went back out to drop Melody off with my mother for the evening, and I went on my second date with Miss M. I don't go on very many second dates, so this was a moderately big deal.
We had a really nice evening. It was beautiful outside after all of the rains earlier in the day. We drove down to the waterfront on the Anacostia. There was an outdoor concert last night, and we had a really nice dinner at Aqua 301. In fact, one of the contractors I work with at my office also works as a server at Aqua 301, and she treated us to a dessert at the end of our meal. We ate outside so we could hear the music. It was really nice.
Miss M and I seem to get along really well. There is an obvious attraction, and we seem to have a connection at a spiritual level, and we can talk about anything. The only thing that seems to be a difference is in what interests us. She and I have different kinds of things we like to do. Without getting into details, it seems like this may be an area of concern, though it's still way too early, since we've only been out together twice, and I don't want to jump to conclusions. At our cores, I think we're a lot alike. I don't want to give up yet, and I don't want it to sound like I'm being too picky. The sense I get from her is that she seems interested in me enough to want to continue to see each other, So I want to continue see her and see where this goes.
There's a Scottish festival near Northeast, MD, today, that I'm going to to meet my daughter, Mom, and uncle, but today is also the Preakness. Getting around Baltimore may be a challenge. It should be a lot of fun, though.
Have a great Saturday, everyone!
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