It's so nice seeing Dave and Sherry again. She was in Andy's dorm for several years, and Dave attended Northwestern as well. She was there for him when I couldn't be (With some 800 miles between us, there were just some times when MUSH didn't cut it) through some rough times, so Dave and I gave them some alone time. While they chatted I played some more minesweeper then got up to game 39 in Free Cell. I know, it's not exactly inspiring, but it kept me from bursting in on them.
Andy and I talked a lot of The Two Towers on the way down -- he's read the books recently so was telling me how they differed in various places. I really need to read them again. I think I like the second movie better than the first. I can't say why, but I don't remember being so enthusiastic about going to watch The Fellowship of the Ring. I've already seen TTT twice in the past week and I would willingly go see it again.
Note to turnberryknkn: We didn't get to Leona's again. I'm beginning to wonder if there's some curse which has kept us from getting there the last few times we've visited Chicago and surrounding areas.