Sunday, September 9, 2012

My Weekend

Before I start, I decided to use nicknames of my friends in case they are reading this and don’t want their names out there.  Although, I have told everyone about this blog, as far as I know, my wife and mom are the only ones that actually read it.  I should just use their names since most of the people in my life don’t give a crap about me anyways but I’m a nice guy. 

So I’ve had a busy weekend.  Friday, I rolled out of bed at 7 and Cheri and I took the kids to school.  We had about an hour to kill before doctor’s appointments for both Cheri and Skyler so we decided to hit this little diner in town.  I had been there years ago but not recently.  Cheri and I sat down, looked around, and immediately felt out of place.  Now we are almost 40 years old, and we were about half the age of everyone else in there.  Cheri took the picture to the left with the comment “A girl sure feels young in a place like this #old #feelingyoung”.  Food wasn’t bad and it was a pleasant meal.  We left there and met Skyler at the doctor’s office.  She came in like the typical teenager.  Half asleep, yawning, and putting her head down.  You know because it’s so early at 9am.

After the appointments we ran to the grocery store to pick up some burgers for later, and then went to Cheri’s chiropractic appointment.  He started feeling around on her back and asked what she did to get her all out of whack.  I proceeded to narc her out for carrying all the groceries up while I was at work and told him that he needed to give her a lecture about it.  Not that it will help because Cheri doesn’t like to admit she can’t do things that she used to be able too.  She’s hard headed like that.  I wish I could say she learned her lesson, but I know she hasn’t.  We head over to the pharmacy and then finally get home a little after noon.

I get to relax for an hour or so then about 2 in the afternoon then I headed out.  I picked up Big Daddy and the Latin Lover and then went to meet at Double D’s house.  We loaded up his truck and were off for Chicago.  A few months ago, the Latin Lover picked us up some tickets for a White Sox/Royals game.  After talking Double D into waiting until we got to the game to drink, we drove straight there.  Double D kept wanting to stop and switch with Latin Lover in the backseat, because the windows were tinted and he could start drinking.  We got there and tailgated for awhile.  Weather was kind of iffy.  We got sprinkled on a bit but nothing really hard.  We had brats, burgers and wild turkey on the grill.  Along with chips and pop for us and beer for Double D.  It was a good time hanging out with the guys.  The guys next to us offered us up a shot of Patron.  They all looked at me.  I asked what the hell they were looking at.  Double D says “I’ve seen you drink almost a fifth of tequila by yourself at my house”.  The Latin Lover says “He did drink a whole fifth at my house, only one other shot was given out, you had the rest of the bottle.”  I don’t know what they are talking about.  My virgin lips have never touched alcohol.

We had a great time at the game.  Double D apparently gets chatty when drinking but he behaved.  It was a back and forth game, lots of hitting so it kept the excitement up.  But in the end the Sox lost.  Since Double D was drinking, I got volunteered to drive us home.  I found out a few things on the way home, Double D’s truck tends to hydroplane in the rain at 83 mph and Big Daddy likes to ask “What’s your hurry?”.  We eventually got home around 2 am.  I headed to bed and slept till 10 on Saturday.

I got up and spent about 45 minutes with Cheri before heading out on the road again.  It’s a 2 1/2 hour drive from here up to Ann Arbor.  I topped out around 92-93 mph to try to cut down some of that time.  A fellow sports blogger text me on Wednesday night and asked if I could get an extra ticket if I could make it, I said “Hell Yeah”  He lives in Ann Arbor so I met him at his place which is north of the stadium.  He works for the school so we parked in a permit only parking garage for free.  Which can save you up to $40 to park.  I had never come from that way into a game so it was a unique experience to walk through the campus to get there.  To walk through the herd of maize and blue.  It was pretty awesome.  The game was good, a little close for comfort but I always love the atmosphere of being at the stadium.  The tradition at the beginning of the game and even the halftime show with the band is always entertaining.  Since we were playing Air Force, there was a lot of patriotic stuff going on too.  Flyovers by 3 helicopters as well as the stealth bomber.  An eagle flew down to it’s trainer on the field during the national anthem.  And all kinds of applause for those who have and continue to serve.  I left the bloggers house around 7:30, and after stopping at Steak ‘n Shake to grab my wife a shake, I got home a little after 10.

One thing I noticed with all the driving I did today was I have a lot of songs on my playlist at Spotify.  Since I just started using it again, I’m playing them in order and working my way down alphabetically.  Because I’ve been using it at work, I started where I left off there, that was at “Farther On” by Russ Taff.  Now you would think driving 5 hours yesterday, that I would have gotten most of the way through the alphabet.  But the last song I played when I pulled in to home was “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” by U2.  So I went through 3 letters of the alphabet, in 5 hours.  But that is also 69 songs and I have 700 on the playlist.  It might take me awhile to get through it all.

This leads me to today.  I’m not doing a damn thing.  Sitting in my PJ’s all day.  Picking up the kids at 7 so I wouldn’t even have to get out of my PJ’s for that but the wife wants to stop and pick up a few groceries before we get the kids so I guess I’ll have to get dressed, damn it!

Now I’ve only got one question to answer.  Do I really have to go back to work tomorrow?

 


Dude Write

I am participating in the Dude Write Starting Lineup this week where you can find some excellent posts by bloggers who happen to be dudes.  It’s not a great entry to follow up with my first card last week, but I’ve had a busy weekend.  Stop by, read them all and vote for me and 2 others.

22 comments:

  1. Just call in sick. Tell them that every time you think of work it makes you want to puke.

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    1. I wouldn't be lying about that. Work sucks!

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  2. Sounds like a fun weekend, but I thought the first MNF of the season was considered a holiday.

    No?

    Meh...

    As for spotify, check out songza. I just fell in love with it.

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    1. I don't think they should be allowed to schedule any work on days with football, but apparently I'm in the minority.

      I don't like the radio type sites because they generally all play the same genre where as I like a wide array of music. I've hand picked all 700 songs on my playlist on Spotify.

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  3. I think you've definitely earned a PJ day, or as I call it, "Monday."

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    1. Truth be told, I wear my PJ's a lot. Most day's I don't work, I wear them all day. I take the kids to school in them on those days as well and sometimes pick them up if I haven't gone anywhere.

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  4. You need at least a weeks break after all that :)

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    1. Can you call my boss and let him know?

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  5. You know, PJs are "acceptable" attire in the Walmart...which also has groceries...just sayin.

    WG

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    1. I just can't do it, I'll wear my PJ's out as long as I don't have to get out of my car. Not to mention, my mom would kick my ass!

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  6. In Australia you can call up and say you can't come into work and take sick leave for mental health reasons.

    I find it handy to remember ;)

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    1. That place makes everyone mental, there wouldn't be anybody left at work.

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  7. Just say that you're thinking of the health of your fellow employees. You wouldn't want to have to KILL THEM if you have to face one more day at work right now.

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    1. Um, they pretty much know that already, and they still keep me employed. I do my best to stay away from everyone for that reason.

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  8. You are very lucky that your weekend coincides with everyone else's weekend. I have to work on weekends, so my two days off are usually Tuesday and Wednesday... and nobody is able to go out then :(

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    1. I work every other weekend. This week I'll have to work Friday, Saturday and Sunday. So I'm only half lucky.

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  9. Every off day is PJ day for me, lol. When I'm off, I try my best not to leave the house. Only because its 347 degrees outside here in TX.


    Michael A. Walker
    Defying Procrastination

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    1. I do my best to not get out of them. I've gone whole weekends without ever getting out of them. Those are the best weekends.

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  10. I don't have nearly enough PJ days. Or tail gate parties for that matter. We have seasons tickets to our local football team but we're not allowed to have any tail gate parties. I think it adds atmosphere to the game.

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    1. This was only my 2nd time tailgating. It's just nice to hang with some guys and grill out. It definitely adds to the atmosphere. And I bet you don't get many PJ days with all the farming.

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  11. Sounds like an awesome weekend, but the answer to you question is no, you don't have to go back to work. Unfortunately, to do a bunch of fun stuff on the weekend you have to work. Damn, why is society so complicated? Bah, I'd recommend a sick day to relax, though.

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    1. That's what my wife says, I hate it when she's right. But I think she just likes me going to work so she doesn't have to put up with me all day.

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