Today we went up to Champagne and met with my parents.
We picked up a nicer brand of birdseed than is readily available down here. I also scored a new pair of tie-dye bamboo socks, in a slightly lighter color than my previous pairs. \o/
There is a new store in the mall where Earthbound used to be, which will stay until February. It's a South American native craft shop. They have some cool jewelry and stuff -- I bought a rattle -- but they also have a wall of very flippant Native American activist T-shirts. These included a Homeland Security shirt featuring not just Geronimo but a bunch of other guys. I knew all but one, so I looked up Wolf Robe
when I got home. When I have more time, I want to go through the shirts and pick some to buy. :D
We watched the Harlem 100 show at Krannert tonight. It was interesting, though not as good as the advance billing sounded. I was actually most intrigued with the set design and lighting. Someone had very cleverly draped two vast swaths of white netting in many folds to form a backdrop behind the stage. These and the back wall were then lit with a slowly changing rainbow of spotlights. I wish I could paint, it would've made a spectacular still life just from the mix of colors along the folds. Shiv would be mesmerized
by something like that. At one point it actually mimicked a sunset with red and orange tones down low, blue at the top, and streaks of red along the folds.