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Thanksgiving plans; Ghost town

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Sarah’s mom came to pick her up and take her back to Fort Wayne for Thanksgiving. I don’t pick Sarah up from the bus station in Indianapolis until Sunday night, so it’ll be a few days of just Rob (the dog) and myself. Last night I rode my bike to Subway, hung out with Rob and worked on a side project I have brewing. I tried to watch a little TV, but I wasn’t feeling it and turned it off.

Tomorrow morning Dave and I are planning on mountain biking at Brown County; I’ll spend Thanksgiving afternoon/evening at mom’s with mom, my sister and my nephew. Friday will be a day of mountain biking with Dave a couple of hours south of here in either Hoosier National Forest or Ferdinand State Forest. On Saturday I plan to do a road ride with Dan on Bike. And interspersed with all the riding and family time will probably be a lot more work. I have two side projects to work on at the moment so I am keeping very busy.

My commute was really weird this morning. First of all, something just isn’t right about riding to work in a short-sleeved shirt in late November. It’s pleasant, but strange. Secondly, Bloomington feels like a ghost town right now as apparently almost all of the IU students have already left for the holiday. I was expecting to see fewer students, but technically IU has classes today and I figured at least a few people would stick around and go to class. Apparently, I was wrong.

The maintenance people have already taken advantage of the lack of students to put up some wreaths in a few places, and there are some lampposts that I swear weren’t there before. The fountain by the auditorium has been turned off so that area looked particularly dead, with no students and the now-inanimate fountain.

7 Responses to “Thanksgiving plans; Ghost town”

  1. furiousball Says:

    be sure there wasn’t an outbreak of some sort of zombie virus

    i bet Rob stares at you a lot this weekend.

  2. Noah Says:

    I always wondered if you and Dan knew one another. Being that I don’t exactly know what Purdue campus Dan works at or where he lives other than Indiana, I never felt like asking.

  3. Apertome Says:

    Noah: nope, we don’t know each other. But he’ll be in my area this weekend so we’re going to connect for a ride.

    Lafayette (Purdue) and Bloomington (IU) are a couple of hours apart by automobile.

  4. Revrunner Says:

    The university where I work also looks a little forlorn. No wreaths yet, but at least the fountain is still on!

  5. John Says:

    I’m working Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The extra money will come in handy because I’m surprising my wife with a trip to St. John USVI for her birthday next week.

    DC was pretty deserted this past weekend also, which actually worked out in our favor. No waiting for restaurants, subways, bars etc. Except for the $18 I paid for a glass of wine and a bottle of Amstel it was a good time.

  6. John Says:

    p.s. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Sarah, and your bikes of course.

  7. Marty Says:

    Well, I hope you had a good Thanksgiving even without Sarah around – and that Rob got to enjoy some turkey, too.

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