I hope my readers got to enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend. Friday Tiffy came up, and she and I went to a Thai restaurant for dinner and then hiked up the hill to the Unitarian Society’s auditorium for the Madison Bach Musicians’ concert of English Renaissance and Baroque music. If you feel like English is everyone’s theme this year, you are not mistaken – it is because they are all celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. An original folio of his plays will be coming to the university next month in honor of the occasion, so if you get a chance, you should check that out.
Saturday Travalon, Rich, and I met Tiffy for coffee downtown, then we went to her sister’s beautiful apartment to walk the dogs, Karl and Eddie. Karl is a very friendly, athletic chocolate Lab and Eddie is a cute little cockapoo. Tiffy said they were unusually mellow that day, but they were still quite frisky, especially compared to poor old Rodney. We had some lunch at a nearby Italian restaurant, then Travalon, Tiffy, and I played catch with Karl before heading to the Treinen Corn Maze. This year the theme is Killer Baby Unicorns, and Tiffy had more trouble than usual reading the map because the lines were all curvy so we just sort of wandered. Travalon went off in search of secret punches, and we didn’t see him again until we emerged from the maze with eight secret punches, and there he was to greet us. We got maze pens and Maze Master Certificates again this year. Tiffy headed home, and I headed back downtown to watch the silent movie Metropolis with Rich at the Overture Center while Travalon (who doesn’t care for silent movies) went to Mr. Brews and then watched the Cubs win a playoff game. They are on fire this year! Maybe the Curse of the Billy Goat is finally broken!
Yesterday was so beautiful. As Travalon and I were heading out after Mass, we saw Cecil Markovitch and the Single B-Boy walking down the street, so we said hi and they said they were going to a nearby Greek restaurant for brunch, did we want to join them? We managed to find a parking spot just off the Square and joined them for a delicious brunch with a Greek twist: Cecil had a Greek omelet, Travalon had a gyro omelet, and the B-Boy and I had Moroccan chicken scramblers. It was so tasty! Travalon and I went to the zoo to enjoy the perfect weather, then we joined some friends for board games and tacos. In the evening we watched the Packers and taped the debate, to hopefully watch it tonight. The Packers started with a beautiful opening drive, but after that they weren’t so dominant offensively. Fortunately their defense kept shutting the Giants down, and they did win the game. Hopefully this is a winning season for them! So far they have only lost to the Vikings, but everyone is losing to them this year.