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Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 05:00:00 GMT

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Copyright: Copyright 2006 Dean McKenzie.

Hookah and Kabobs

Mon, 13 Mar 2006 18:20:17 GMT

I just got back from lunch at Alf Laylah Wa Laylah. I had all-you-can-eat kabobs... chicken lamb and beef.l Served over rice with salad. It was really good. They have hookahs.... I'll add that to the list of things to try in the future.

Stuck in Chantilly

Mon, 13 Mar 2006 14:40:16 GMT

Well goodness. It always seems to happen to us this way. We left for Chantilly on Fridy evening and arrived at the hotel for our , just-because-get-away, about 8. We drove around the area and settled on getting a snack from Baja Fresh before heading over to the BIGGEST GAME STORE IN THE WORLD! at least that I've seen. The stores in the Baltimore area are just tiny. We woke up on Saturday, went swimming, then got some food from across the street and started heading to downtown DC. We didn't get but a mile down the road before our car started acting up.

The best way for me to explain it is that while sitting at a light the engine would idle as expected, but as I'd hit the gas pedal, the RPM's would drop out and the car would hesitate. I only noticed this happening about 3 times before it started getting really bad. I pulled over and decided to figure out how to get it to a shop. We got the hotel to pick us up a nd bring us back where we could use the internet and stuff to figure out what to do, but by that time 2pm on Saturday all the shops we called were already closed. We eventually had it towed to a shop who looked at it and gave us a quote, but mentioned they wouldn't be able to fix it until Monday.

Well it's Monday. Our friend picked Amy up and took her home yesterday to rescue the babysitter, and to get to her OB appointment today. I stayed at the hotel an extra night and slept in. I'm getting ready to call the shop to make sure they're able to get all the parts. Check out time is noon. So I'm sitting here for a bit before heading out, since I'm gonna have to sit around somewhere else for a few hours, might as well be comfy.

Other facts about this weekend.

Mon, 13 Mar 2006 14:47:27 GMT

We met up with Miles and Brookelynne and saw Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire at the Udvar-Hazy Museum's IMAX. IMAX is nice for a 45 minute movie but a bit much for a feature lenght movie. It was particularly loud and very big. I can't decide if it was the movie or the bad-chinese buffet we had for lunch but I ended up quite sick after the movie. Brooklynne too, but she's pregnant. I couldn't wait to get back to the hotel and lay down. I eventually threw up and slept for an hour or so before I felt like I could eat dinner. I felt significantly better, but still like crap. When I woke up yesterday, I felt fine.

I almost was killed by the shuttle driver last night. I was trying to get to a Caribou coffee that I saw online, it looked like it was near other stuff like a mall or something, but by the time we got out to where it was, we never saw it, but it was all business park. I don't know if the guy didn't understand what I was trying to do, but I sure didn't understand him. He kept driving really erratically and got honked at like 14 times, and we were just a mile down the road.

I got a free dinner at CiCi's pizza yesterday, and almost wish I hadn't. The cashier was taking the money from the lady in front of me, and did n't have a 10. I was paying with a 10, so I told her to just give me the change for mine. She gave me 10 ones and told me go on and get my food. Excellent. It was good, but upset my stomach again. Eating all alone stinks.

My dad has something wrong with his prostate. His urethra keeps getting blocked by something. His bladder ends up filling up and he can't pee. He goes to the ER and they catharize him and then he's fine. This has been happening for about a month now, and it's not getting any better, it even sounds like it's getting worse. He's having surgery on it this week. Pray for him if you would!

Watching MTV

Mon, 13 Mar 2006 15:21:09 GMT

Yeah Yeah Yeah's video - Gold Lion is really cool.

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Another artist I want to look at is Painic! At the disco.

Why can't MTV play these video's in the evenings and during the weekend? It just doesn't make any sense to me.

I just asked for a late check-out. I called the shop they say they don't have the parts yet, but are going to be able to get them all. It'll be an hour and half or so after they get the parts to be finished. I'd love to be in MD before rush hour.... but I don't think it's going to happen.

The delusioned hippy, "I've pretty much dropped off the grid at this point, the only way to get in touch with me is by my blog..."