Spacebee and I undertook the biggest step of our relationship yesterday: we bought camping equipment. Y’see, we’re planning on leaving the city folk behind on May 21st and heading northernward to see bunnies and elks. And pit toilets. The only problem was that we collectively owned one of the items needed to successfully “camp”: a cooler. So, off to REI and Dick’s Sporting Goods we went; I had a $10 rewards gift certificate from Dick’s and my rebate check from the REI co-op.
We bought a Hobitat. A “Hobitat 4” to be specific, and I couldn’t be happier. We also got things like a camping coffee pot, lexan silverware, and a citronella candle. We got a basketball and a tennis racket for spacebee, too. Also, I ordered my Freedom Grill: for Brewer games AND camping. Awesome.
Spacebee also bought a new bike yesterday, and while we still had some daylight left we hit the Capital City Bike Trail outside my apartment and headed eastward. We rode out to the Barrymore to find the location of Gail Ambrosius: success, but it’s closed on Sunday’s. Then we rode over to Johnson St, and went to Tenney Park to play basketball for awhile. Finally, we rode back up Johnson to State and dinnered at Himal Chuli. It took motherfucking forever to eat there, but the food was delicious and we had an ok time (until the hulk of a woman sat down next to us and started creepily craning her neck to stare). We finished off the night at The Chocolate Shoppe (WeightWatchers be damned) before coming home and watching Planet Earth. Also, we saw the biggest bug ever in my apartment and cowered in fear for awhile, until I was deputized to hit it with a shoe. After that, I was still scared to pick it up and throw it away for fear it was “playing dead” until I got close enough for it to bite me.
Oh yeah, and on Saturday Scubby and I went to The Todder’s newish condo to play poker. Three $20 buy-ins later I was up $20. Then we went to Badger Bowl and bowled our asses off while spacebee and her cohorts were in the bar for a gig by The Mighty Electric. Afterwards we went to The Main Depot for drinks (even though it was 2:15am) and then took our drinks out the back door and went to my place where we partied until 5am. Jesus, that was late.
Brewers play Houston at 7pm on Friday. It’s retro night. Who wants to go?