thursday adventures for steve and eilleen

I like putting ideas here, but today I’ll basically review the day Eileen and I had yesterday. We managed to get the Mini to the shop on time. The worker that Eileen spoke to thought he could probably have it fixed in time for me to be back in Holland at 1. Not sure why Eileen told him I needed to be back by 1 since my rehearsal was actually at 12:45 PM, but no matter.

We then went to check out the new Trader Joe’s.

It’s on the same street as the Mini shop (28th) 2 miles further east. I have been in a couple Trader Joe’s, one in California and the other in Ann Arbor. Our Grand Rapids store seems to still be feeling it’s way towards the quality of the other two shops I have seen. Eileen and I took our time and examined most of the shelves since we had a lot of time to kill.

We ended up buying some stuff. I think the most important thing was that Eileen found some frozen Kung Pao Chicken which is one of her favorite dishes,. She tried it last night after she got home and it turned out to be pretty good.

From there we went to the Schuler Books and Music Shop which is between Trader Joe’s and the Mini shop. When I go into a bookstore these days, I have a much better feeling about it than I have for years. Bookshops seem to be making a bit of comeback if I read the news correctly. Schuler definitely seems to be thriving. They have added used books which might have been about a sixth or a fifth of their offerings.

They continue to have little concerts and readings plus a nice cafe. In fact, the last time I was there was to meet a friend at the cafe, but that was some years ago.

Eileen found a weaving book. I purchased Alex Ross’s collected music essays, Listen to This ($6.50),

and a nice copy of Ulysses Annotated: Notes for James Joyce’s Ulysses by Don Gifford ($7).

By noon, the shop had still not phoned us that the Mini was ready. We went over to the shop and Eileen settled down to wait for her car. I drove back to Holland.

I had a good rehearsal with my cellist and violinists. Eileen finally got home after 4 PM exhausted. Another day in the Jenkins household.

Period. Full Stop. Point. Whatever It’s Called, It’s Going Out of Style – The New York Times

Very cute. This article is made up of paragraphs which are sentences at the end of which they have omitted periods.

In urging senators to act on Garland’s nomination, Franken messes up a history lesson | MinnPost

From the headline, i expected a more dire mistake on Franken’s part. It’s a bit more nuanced than that. I don’t think it rises to the level of disinformation being spewed by politicians these days (both red, blue and other colors).

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