Sunday, September 25, 2005

My First Visitor!

Abby Monnin gets the prize for being the first person to visit me here in Louisville! (ok, there isn't really a prize, but hooray for Abby!) She arrived Friday night around 8. I wanted to show her a little bit of the city, so we went to Bardstown Road, but it wasn't really happening while we were there. I guess we were too early. We went to Heine Brothers (local coffee shop with all fair trade coffee & environmentally concerned). Then we started watching I Heart Huckabees, but we were both falling asleep so we finished it the next day. Great movie by the way. I found it amusing. Abby best described it as "Bluffton on crack." On Saturday we went to Iriquois Park. I was trying to get us to the top of the mountain but somehow ended up in a car show with lots of cool looking cars and some guy tried to take a picture of my Toyotal Corolla (sorry is this is a bit of a repeat from Abby's blog!). The park is really pretty, but it is still a little too hot & humid here to enjoy walking around the beautiful outdoors for too long in the middle of the afternoon. I can't wait for the cooler weather to come and to check out the other parks in the city. Anyways, the reason Abby came to the wonderful state of Kentucky was because her friend Grace from the camp she worked at one summer was getting married in Lexington, which is a little over an hour away from here. Since she was only going to know like two people at the wedding, I went along as her "date." I felt like a wedding crasher since I had no connection to the people getting married at all! The first time I saw the bride was when she walked down the aisle. But it was a pretty wedding and I got a delicious free meal. Not only did I have seconds, but thirds. Everytime I go to a wedding I start getting ideas for what I want my own to be like. However there is one major part missing from my fantasy....who the groom is. I have to admit I am getting a little sick of weddings though.

Today I attended one and a half church services. We decided to try out a Catholic Church since I was going to have a Catholic friend visiting and a few of my housemates had never been to mass before. It was my third time. The first being Laura's wedding, the second when Reba and I went to church with Bob & Laura. We know we won't be attending a Catholic Chuch regularly (no offense Catholics!), but it was one thing we wanted to experience. However, we only got half the experience because the mass times we looked up on-line were wrong! We got there a half an hour late and walked in during the middle of a baptism. We missed the sermon. After the service, a member told us they just changed the time a couple weeks ago. Abby went back to St. Louis after mass, and since it was only 10:30, we decided to go back to Jeff St. which starts at 11:00. I really like this church. However I really like the Beechmont Presbyterian too (the one that was in Spanish & English). I know most of my roommates will end up going to Jeff St. every week. I think I will just alternate or something. Both churches are small and very welcoming. The pastor at Jeff St. is great. She gave such a Mennonite sermon today about confronting the powers. She mentioned the SOA protest coming up in November. We talked to her after the service and I think we will all end up going with a group from the church. I wanted to go the past couple years, but it never worked out. If you have no idea what I am talking about (which excludes Blufftonites), check out this website:

It was my turn to do the grocery shopping this weekend and I got to use my roommate Ben's food stamps. (he gets paid absolutely nothing for his theatre internship). So that was fun. My roommate Alisa went home this weekend and came back with the 5th, 6th, and 7th seasons of Buffy on DVD. That is also fun. And I watched the premiere of Desperate Housewives tonight. I watched a few episodes last season and liked it, but never had time to watch it regularly. But now I do. So that is fun as well. Hooray for postmodern soap operas.

Time for bed. I want to be well rested for my week at work!


At 8:51 AM, Blogger Rebekah said...

grocery shopping! when will you be cooking?

At 11:13 AM, Blogger Maria said...

So far I have not done much cooking. My roommate's Alisa & Andrea who were jobless for awhile were taking care of it. Plus, I don't get home until 7. Dinner is usually ready when I get home. But starting this week, we sign up for one night to cook every week. I have Wednesday. Not sure what I am going to cook yet!

At 3:27 PM, Blogger Laura said...

Good luck with the cooking, and that is so cool that you got to see Abby.

Also, I started screaming when I saw you in the picture with the "Apprentice" guy, Mark. I definately watched the first episode this season. He can run VERY fast. He beat everyone to the helicopter! Go Mark!!!

At 10:20 AM, Blogger abbymo said...

Yeah - I win!!


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