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Juan
Date: 2004-02-16 21:30
Subject: Some Assembly Required
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My sister told me a funny story on the phone.

I had gotten her some blueberry muffin mix and some little clay baking muffin pots as a gift, so her and Neal were in the mood for blueberry muffins today. So naturally she goes to make some and starts to read the ingredients needed.
One of the ingredients needed is ... BLUEBERRIES? There are actually no blueberries or blueberry flavoring in the Blueberry Muffin Mix. So it's really just Muffin mix. We all thought that was pretty funny.

Finished up my pic for the PvP exchange. I'm not sure if I'm sending the Death one or the Dragon eye one. Third-child didn't know who Gaiman's Death was, so I'm thinking the Dragon Eye will be a better choice.

I ate at the Olive Garden with Rilee today, and we went to Panera bread in the mall to take a quick look. They finished the skating rink in Memorial City mall and there were ice dancers practicing a routine. They were older around 45ish but still good and doing simple lifts and holds. We played a bit of Champions of Norrath too but I didn't care too terribly much for it. Very Diablo-esque but alot of inventory management which is a pain in a two player co-op game because it slows everything down.

Next week is a puppet episode of Angel. I am so watching that. I hope they replay the Cordy episode sometime as I missed it and heard it was good.

I'm leaving for Chicago on Thursday night, and coming back Friday night. Anybody know anything I should do with half a day in Chicago? I'm thinking I want to see the Sears Tower. Maybe they have a tour bus or something. I'll have to check about Groundlings tickets or something.
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the artist formerly known as
User: nikki42
Date: 2004-02-17 03:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The puppet episode will either be very good or dismally bad. I'll watch it either way.
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Neal
User: parc
Date: 2004-02-17 04:00 (UTC)
Subject: Re:
Yeah, I haven't been the the museum of sci & industry in...oh, almost 20 years. I remember they had a cool model railroad setup when I was there, and I seem to recall a big display about coal mines.

Man, that was a cool trip.
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Juan
User: mcclintock
Date: 2004-02-17 04:11 (UTC)
Subject: Re:
You know you're old when decades start appearing in your stories.
Or 4 score and 7 years ago I went there.
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Juan
User: mcclintock
Date: 2004-02-17 04:11 (UTC)
Subject: Re:
I like Science, so that sounds cool. Two things plus an interview are probably plenty to do in one day.
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Bookat
User: boo_kat
Date: 2004-02-17 04:19 (UTC)
Subject: Re:
Aaahhhh, we aren't supposed to mention that!!! Maybe, if we deny the evil, it will just go away. Or stick around, as the case may be. Am really looking forward to the puppet episode, and yes, the last Cordy episode was great. Kinda made me mad, though.
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Neal
User: parc
Date: 2004-02-17 03:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The kicker for me is that the blueberry muffin mix called for the addition of buttermilk. Buttermilk isn't generally used in muffins (at least any recipe I've seen) because it adds a very sharp flavor. It'll also make the muffins blow up like baloons because the acid in the buttermilk will react almost violently with baking soda.

Umm...yeah. I'm way too geeky.
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ACJ
User: turandot
Date: 2004-02-17 04:13 (UTC)
Subject: The Museum at the Art Institute
Definitely, though half a day isn't enough to observe everything. I've been there three times, and still feel like I haven't seen everything there was to see, alas.

The Shedd Aquarium is also a great pick. I found the Sears Tower annoying because of the very, very long lines. I went there on a weekend, but upon complaining out loud about the lines I was told it was like that no matter which day you go.
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Kaleidoscope Eyes
User: kaleidoscopeeye
Date: 2004-02-17 06:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sears tower is cool, if it is a clear day you can get some great pics. Watch your wallet, Chicago is known for pick pockets.
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Diana
User: frugal_fatshion
Date: 2004-02-17 15:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Watch "FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF" and do everything they do ;-)
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