Then I walked home on Shattuck, instead of taking Oxford (like I usually do). Shannon kept telling me that I should be safe listening to my iPod in the dark on a busy street like Shattuck, but not on a dark side street like Oxford, and today I felt like getting down with Salman Rushdie, so I tried the other route. There are sooooo many people on Shattuck on a Saturday around 6 p.m.! I'm used to Oxford, which is mostly deserted at that time. So if I take Oxford, I get 1) fewer noisy cars and 2) fewer people asking me for spare change, but then I don't really feel comfortable getting caught up in an audiobook, so it's a trade-off. Soon the sky won't be so dark at 6 p.m., and I'll be able to walk whatever route I like.
When I got home, I found that Shannon had bought me a candy bar! He doesn't often do stuff like that, so I was pretty shocked. It was really nice of him.
Shannon and I went grocery shopping, as we do almost every Saturday evening, and I enjoyed it muchly, as always. The chili I like was on sale, and orange juice was on sale, and mandarin oranges were on sale, and mini-pretzels were on sale, and whole wheat bread was on sale, and frozen corn was on sale, and it was all terribly exciting.
Then we came home and had dinner (I had a salad with spring greens, bleu cheese, candied pecans, and vinaigrette.) while watching the pilot episode of "Caprica," which I found intriguing. I'm surprised I haven't heard more about it, but I definitely plan to watch more. It's interesting to see where everything on "Battlestar Galactica" got its start. The series started while we were in Hawaii, so we're a bit behind the game.
Shannon hasn't been feeling terribly well this evening, so we may bail on tomorrow's plans to get brunch together. We'll see.