Yesterday, following a trip to Safety Harbor for business purposes, I went to the airport to pick up Cat. I had a little time, so I parked on the top of the garage and took some photos of birds, construction, and occasionally the airport itself. I've included a few recent photos here, but check sylvarphotos
for all my most recent images.
We went to International Plaza
and browsed through the hideously bright 75%-off rack at Dillard's
. At Build-A-Bear
, we watched as a helpless teddy bear was impaled on the largest needle I've ever seen and injected with fluff from a huge scary machine. I have no idea how kids don't get scarred for life by this process. But we also discovered that they're going to be selling a Hello Kitty stuffed toy soon, so I'm sure I'll be taking Jodi there at some point.Teavana
had some interesting samples, and I eventually chose an iced Strawberry Kiwi
with German Rock Cane Sugar
. (I could ignore the sugar because the chocolate and cappuccino gelato from Gelateria del Duomo
had been sugar-free, and the cappuccino gelato was fat-free. Go them. Go me.) As Cat was paying for her looseleaf tea (the same thing I had, only dry instead of wet), Katie arrived.
We headed over to TooJay's
for dinner, and each of us ended up taking home some delicious leftovers. Since Jodi wanted to see Katie again and meet Cat, we headed up to my place, which I quickly gave a superficial cleaning. Sadly, Katie had to duck out early, and Jodi arrived just as Cat and I were coming back from walking Katie to her car. But we did get to spend some more time with Cat, since we decided to drive her to her hotel in St. Petersburg. We all got along famously, and around midnight I got back home with Jodi. I collapsed into bed shortly after we played a 10-card round of Skip-Bo and slept soundly.
And then I spent 45 minutes typing this up on a T-less keyboard while munching cheese and crackers, so that will have to suffice for details of the evening as well as for my breakfast. What a shame there's no TooJay's in Brandon. Where else will $6 buy you a huge spinach and feta omelet, sliced tomatoes, and a bagel and cream cheese? (It was dinner for me, and the leftovers were dinner for Jodi, if that gives you any idea of the size.)
Oh well -- I've been having fun. And I can't wait to see Katie again! (I'll have
to wait to see Cat again, since she lives in Tallahassee, but I don't want to wait for that either.)
UPDATE: I've added a few images here.