Anyway... I finally arrived at the UU church about 5 minutes late. Which meant I had to go up into the balcony. Now, I am terribly afraid of heights, and even being as far away from the edge as I could and still be able to see, I was distracted by fear through the whole service. Intellectually, I knew it wasn't far enough to die from if I fell, unless I landed on my head, but emotionally I just wanted to flee. So, never going up there again. I think next week, I'm going to get up 15 minutes earlier and leave before 10, so I'm not late. I'll probably be 45 minutes early, but better that than the balcony again.
I was a little naughty after the service. There's this booth down in the social area after the service called First Share that gives away free vegetables; people donate veggies that are excess from their gardens and it's given away. Which means HUGE zucchinis tend to be common giveaways. Every week, I get one of these zucchini. And, despite having had 2 and a half uncooked zucchini already, I was slightly naughty and took one fully twice the size of any previous ones. Seriously, this one is big and heavy enough that one could probably kill somebody with it by bashing them on the head with it. It's so big, I couldn't put it in my fridge; not enough room.
Oh, don't get me wrong; I love zucchini, and even if I don't use it, I can give it to Brooke, who will use it, or share with her. So it will get used.
After the service, I went to Central Library to look at their only copy of "Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials," since it's a reference book and thus cannot be checked out. It was a fascinating read, with awesome illustrations. I sat there reading it and occasionally writing down new aliens it inspired, or neat features I thought would be good to use in aliens. I got to the library about 12:30 pm, and was there - reading that book - until a little after 4 pm.
Getting home on Sundays is always annoying. There's always at least a 20 minute wait for the 71, more often a 25 or 30 minute wait. I don't like waiting. I really don't like waiting. Fucking damn weekend schedule. And for some reason, I can read while waiting to go somewhere else, but not while waiting to get home.
Another good reason to leave earlier: last two weeks, haven't had time to read, as there's little wait for the 71, and I can't read with all the noise at the MAX station. And last week, it was 5 minutes at most between getting off the 71 and getting on the 12. And since I can't read on the bus without getting motion sickness, that cuts away all my available reading time.
All for now.
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