On Friday, Paul and I went on a double date with our friends Pete and Sabrina.  We had dinner at the Lemongrass Cafe downtown, then we wandered over to the Three River’s Arts Fest for a free outdoor concert by Brandi Carlile.  I very much reccomend the Lemongrass Cafe’s vegetable skewers, and if you ever find a place selling chocolate strawberries on a stick, buy them.  

On Saturday, Bill and I went on an endurance hike.  I wanted to see how far we could hike, so we drove up to Lake Wilhelm.  There’s a 12 mile bicycle trail around the lake, and my family lives up there, so if we’d needed to bail my mother could have come and rescued us.  We made it around twice.  We hiked 24 miles in just over 8 hours.  We’re probably not quite up for the Rachel Carson Challenge yet, but I think we will be by next year.  After that, we came back to Pittsburgh and went to go see Kung Fu Panda 2, which I loved.  The villain is just so cool.  And the movie is just fun.  

This morning, I got up and walked to Oakland (they say the best thing for sore muscles is more of what made them sore, you know) to have breakfast at Pamela’s with my friend Katy.  French toast with strawberries and wonderful company–one of the very best ways to spend a Sunday morning.  After breakfast, Paul and I went to the Carnegie Library’s Extravaganza.  We decorated smiley cookies and wandered around a bit, then we went into the art museum and did a guided tour.  It was really cool.  The guide was interesting and informative, and it was just the two of us and one other woman, so we weren’t moving as a big crowd.  

Then, we came back home and finished Eden of the East.  Of course, not really, cause there are two OVAs.  I enjoyed the series, though I would have liked the female character to have a little more to do.  

You know, the first OVA is on Netflix.  Maybe I’ll go do that right now….

About Jamie

Jamie Lackey lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and their cats. She has over 160 short fiction credits, and has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Escape Pod. She has a novella and two short story collections available from Air and Nothingness Press. In addition to writing, she spends her time reading, playing tabletop RPGs, baking, and hiking. You can find her online at www.jamielackey.com.

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