Friday, June 19, 2009

I See You Walkin' Real Slow and You're Smilin' At Everyone

Here is that sign again, but this time they cleaned up the language. It said "asinine" last week, but this week it's "inane". I'll check again next week to see if it changes again. Luckily, we live in a community of writers, so the sign makers are bound to have a good thesaurus.

Today was my first day off, and it was delightful. I tried to do all kinds of wonderfully Summery things, and I think I was successful. The one thing I didn't do very well, was reading blogs. I'm going to try harder tomorrow. If the weather is as bad as they're predicting, I should have plenty of time.

Here is a drinking fountain at College Green Park. It was kind of tricky to shoot this with one hand.

I slept in and that was heavenly. I'm glad I'm not one of those people who can't sleep late any more. It's one of my favorite decadent things to do. When I finally hauled my ass out of bed, I lounged around and made some cinnamon toast and lounged some more. Later I had to run some errands and take Stinky to basketball practice.

All the storms had passed, and I was able to run in the very hot, horrible humidity. I came back and bathed and picked Stinky up from basketball camp. Originally, she wanted to go see the Star Trek movie, but while we were getting ready, she got a call from a friend who wanted her to go to the pool, so I was quickly abandoned. As you can see, I used my alone time to wander around town and take some pics of things I think are typical of Summer.

When Coadster got home from work, and Stinky got back from the pool, they asked me to drive them to the mall. What is it with that place? It's like a giant teenager magnet. I started getting hungry and cranky, so we went home and I grilled cheeseburgers, and I made corn on the cob - because we're Iowans and it's a law that we have to eat that kind of food.

Around 10, I decided to watch the movie Into the Wild. I thought it was a little long, but I did like it a lot. Some parts of it hit close to home. That whole "wandering vagabond in his early twenties" and the arrogance of throwing caution to the wind, was like looking in a mirror. Except, I didn't grow up rich, so I had a lot more respect for the little money I did have.

It's been a while since I've seen a pair of shoes stuck up in a wire.

Tomorrow I plan on getting some practical things done. Right now they're saying it's supposed to rain all day, so it would make it easier not to want to spend all day playing in the sun. I'll let you know what happens.

On Saturday I think I'll be going to the Quad City Air Show. There's a guy in town who is a Dublin semi-regular who owns a rental business, and he bought a bunch of tickets. He gave them away free to all of his friends and is supplying food and drink to all of us. How nice is that?

Coadster can't go because she already volunteered to work the 1989 class reunion at her high school. So, I'm going with Stinky and some of my fun girlfriends. Hopefully. I was supposed to get the tickets in the mail this week and they still aren't here. If they don't come tomorrow, I'll have to think up a plan B.

What are your plans this weekend? Will you be reuniting and it feels so good, or will you be looking to the skies?


Remiman said...

Back to work for one week as a favor to a friend. makes the vacation all the more enjoyable.

DJSassafrass said...

Good old QC air show--I still rock a t-shirt from an old show (okay, I only wear it to the gym). Shoot me a text tonight if you can make it out...not sure how long we will be out or what we will be doing, but it would be great to see you!

Anonymous said...

I am going to hang out around the house and go to mom's for dinner on Sunday. That's about it.

Johnny Yen said...

That sign reminds me of a similar sign near my house. I'll have to post it.

I'm glad you had a chance to indulge yourself. Having been a single parent, I know how exhausting it is.

I'm going to see the band X tonight-- a Father's Day gift from my wife. And we're getting together on Father's Day with Bubs and his wife-- they're coming over to grill, weather permitting. We've had rain almost every day for two weeks.

Ananda girl said...

I have not thought that far ahead yet. I'm thinking it's going to be a go with whatever happens weekend.

I have tons of things to do around my house... the yard is downright scary!

I like air shows.

Mnmom said...

I'll be on the radio - 107.1 FM Minneapolis - listen online! 3-4pm CST.

As an Iowan born and raised, the cheeseburgers and corn are in my blood - literally.

I LOVE sleeping in.

laura b. said...

Ah, good stuff, Churlita. Burgers and corn on the cob are some of my favorite foods. The mall, however, is one of my least favorite places.

I'm not sure I can recommend the air show. Seems like everytime I turn on the news someone is loosing control and crashing into the crowd or something. love for you will still be strong, after the boys of summer are gone.

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

I think I will chillaxin away with some Margeritas and playing Wii..

Susan said...

I have done a lot of nothing this weekend. Well, wait, I went to a wine festival. It was really fun. It helped me remember why I don't drink wine though when I woke up this morning with a headache.

3GirlKnight said... air show sounds fun!

Same 'ol for me. Whatchin' me chilluns and chillin. And not cleaning the house. I don't really care how bad a mood she's Fathers Day weekend and she didn't get me anything anyway. It's my gift to myself thank you very much.

thisnewplace said...

in Los Angeles, shoes hanging on a wire means a sign of a gang