Friday, September 26, 2008

"Ce'st La Vie", Say the Old Folks

Here is the stage where Chuck Berry will play tonight.

Oh my god. It's sick how much time I spent doing absolutely nothing tonight. Sick. The girls were in the Quad Cities at a funeral for their step-great-grandmother on their dad's side. (got it?) She was in her eighties and had cancer, so it was another one of those things where it was probably for the best for her, but everyone else will be sad.

This weekend should be absolutely insane. I haven't had too many plans lately, but this weekend, there are five hundred million. And you know I'd never exaggerate. I'm taking a half day of vacation today, but I probably should be taking at least three days.

Here is a sign announcing upcoming bands.

It's Homecoming here for both the university and my daughters' high school. They'll go to the high school game tonight and leave early to see a band called Rooney and then Chuck Berry, who are both playing for free on the Pentacrest. I wouldn't mind seeing Chuck Berry, but it doesn't look like it will happen.

My friend K.'s boyfriend is having a cookout, where I'll probably run into the wedding date guy. I called him on Wednesday to make sure everything would be cool and socially comfortable. He apologized a bunch about how things ended, and I told him it was fine. I couldn't do the long-distance thing anyway, even in the non-relationship format. I think we'll both be happy to see each other without any animosity. What more could you ask for in a non-break-up?

I just found out it's my friend J.'s birthday tomorrow as well. She wants to go to the Homecoming parade and then for drinks after. I'll probably make it for a drink downtown, wherever they are after the cookout.

Here is the stage again. Now new and improved with 50% more glare.

On Saturday, I may go to a wedding at the Radillac Farm. Since it's out in the country, they are encouraging people to camp. I'm not sure if I'm up for that, or even how much time I'll be able to spend there.

First I'll have to wake up at 6:30 and take my girls to work. Then I'll have to pick them up around one or two in the afternoon so they can get ready for the dance and then once Stinky's ready, I'll have to go to her friend's house to take photos of them all glammed up.

Here are the lights as they're being hoisted up.

I think I'll try to hit parts of the wedding party in between all that, but my head might explode before the night is over too. You just never know.

Here is a sign stating the obvious.

I have no idea what's going on for Sunday. If I'm lucky, I'll laze around and watch some football, go running and take a vow of silence and cloister myself for twenty-four hours just to recover.

You know the drill. Give me your plans.


Remiman said...

You're gonna need them running shoes this weekend, that's for sure!

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

You have your work cut out for you .. sounds like you are defintely a busy bee....Have fun..

Anonymous said...

I'm cooking dinner for the family on Sunday. I still like the name, Margot and the Nuclear So & So's. Have a good weekend.

Minyo said...

Wow! You're gonna be busy! All we have going is the Fall Festival in Kalona... can't wait to get some apple fritters :) Also get to meet my new great-niece.

Poptart said...

I LOVE the truck picture and your caption! You sound way too busy. I have been too, but not with fun stuff. I will eventually blog about it, I am sure.

This weekend though, I am headed to my camp for a work weekend, my much-needed working vacation. I can't wait.

Susan said...

Going out tonight with Urban and Urban Friend, tomorrow to a party in the hills (as in backhills...not the notorious MTV Hills) and Sunday catching up on class work.

...or recovering from a hangover. You know how I am.

Not Fainthearted said...

Sounds like a fabulous time will be had by matter what. Rock on!

DJSassafrass said...

Okay-try to follow me here. My friend L-Dub just got married to B who is the cousin of the bride at the wedding you are going to this weekend. I had to warn L-Dub of the Homecoming craziness this weekend!

Chance said...

How sad that Chuck Berry's font is smaller than those other bands no one has heard of. Let alone My Boring Jacket.

laura b. said...

Ooh, I wouldn't mind seeing Chuck Berry either!
Sounds like some good, if busy, times for you and the girls.

I will be keeping Little Prince tomorrow while everyone else goes to the county fair. I am the old homebound granny, apparently.

booda baby said...

Oh, I'm kind of wishing you had one of those 'real-time' tell us what's going on machines. (Are there such things? Phones? Is that what they're called?)

I'm SUCH a sucker for homecoming in Iowa City. The sun feels just right and the cocktails taste perfect and everything smells like ... like it ought to.

Have a GREAT weekend!!

Tara said...

That sounds like an action-packed weekend for both you and your daughters! I'm sorry to hear about their step-great-grandmother.

Today, Saturday, my first plan of action is to drag myself to the store to get some meds for a whopping cold I now have. I'm blaming one of my nephews for that one, he's got a cold too and I think shared it with me.

stepping over the junk said...

soooo cool. Oh, and I totally relate to the "sick of how much I didnt get done all night" thing. I dont know where the time goes sometimes. And the dishes are still there, work needs doing, and it's midnight. Araugh.

Cricket said...

I saw Chuck Berry almost 20 years ago and he seemed ancient then - ancient as if from long ago, not ancient as in performer. He could still duck walk with the best of them. Can't wait to hear how it went.

.j.william. said...

holy wow I can't believe Chuck Berry is still alive. Like John Lee Hooker, if the music don't kill you young, it keeps you young.