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Sabbatical 2013, Day 11

October 15, 2013

The first day of the last week of the halfbattical, and again time got away from me. I spent the morning hanging out with Gemma and Cecilia while I caught up on some TV. And I had a polish sausage and saurkraut sandwich for breakfast, of course. Later, I had a bowl of Cap’n Crunch. A short nap soon followed. Probably I was still tired from the day before, when I was working at the Chicago Marathon.

After waking up around noon, I walked over to pick up the car from Annette. I planned to go to the bank, but forgot it was closed for Columbus Day. No worries, I’ll just go to the barbershop for my long overdue haircut. D’oh! Barbershop is closed on Mondays. Welp, nothing to do except head to Evanston to use a discount deal I had for Hecky’s BBQ.

Hecky’s is the real deal. I ordered a half slab of baby back ribs, two corn muffins, a side of mac and cheese, and a side of baked beans. Unbeknownst to me, the ribs also came with a side of fries. Way too much to eat at once, but I polished off the ribs and sampled each of the sides. The ribs were the best I’ve ever had, delicious smoke flavor throughout. The macaroni and cheese was also delicious, and easily the richest I’ve ever tasted. The baked beans were also very good. Really, no complaints at all.

After that, I had to go to Costco, because Gemma was being picky about eating her food since we ran out of moist food for her the day before. Also, we needed a bag of Halloween candy for trick-or-treaters. The samples were disappointing that day; I passed up several of them.

When I arrived home and gave Gemma her moist food mixed in with her kibble, she gobbled it down. Cecilia was upset that Gemma even licked the bowl clean, and didn’t save anything for her. Cecilia had a little bit of moist food herself, though, so she didn’t have room to complain.

I spent the rest of the day doing work for my new course, which looks to be getting off to a fast start.


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