So what have I been up to lately?
Well, as mentioned earlier, I got my Bachelor of Science degree in the mail recently. I went about celebrating this the only way I know how: drinking copious amounts of beer in the parking lot at Miller Park. We managed 15 people for a pre-game tailgate Saturday, and somehow had more like 20 after the game. And these groups included Danny Jakubowski and Allen Robinson, whom I seldom see, and Mr. Michael Hermes, who continues to prove that we need to hang out with him more.
Sunday was a lazy day, as Sundays are meant to be. Jenny drove to Janesville for a family thing, while I stayed at home and watched Grindhouse and some Futurama. She came back around 8:00 and we fell asleep watching March of the Penguins, which was entertaining to a degree, but moved altogether too slowly for me. Hence the sleeping.
Monday, Labor Day, we drove into Wauwatosa and had lunch at City Market, which I’m not sure I’d ever heard of. It was good, though. I had the BLT pasta, which was as tasty as it sounds. She had the Greek salad, a Jenny staple. Then we went to a little Indian grocery store and bought a whole bunch of food I didn’t understand, which we brought back to her place. She made dinner while I watched the baseball game (what a sweetheart, no?). We ate, then went for a stroll down by the lake.
Monday, by the way, marked six months since our first date. I didn’t make a big deal of the occasion, but it certainly makes me smile.
Tuesday was the first day back at work after a long weekend (I was out sick Friday, too). I ended up spending a lot of time in the morning just getting a grip on all the things I need to get done over the next two weeks. I also spent a big chunk of time logging all my time from last week. I spent the rest of the workday cutting images in Photoshop and writing HTML and CSS, which is quiet, somewhat relaxing work – the kind of thing that allows me to put some tunes on and enjoy ‘em. (Yesterday, it was Ryan Adams’ four or five most recent albums.) At night, I worked out a little, then went over to Jenny’s house again. We watched some TV and played with the cats till around midnight.
Today I decided to join the office football pool. If you’re reading this, you probably know I don’t like football, so it might come as something of a surprise that I joined the pool. But the buy-in is $55, and there are like 20 people involved, so that shit could net me a lot of dough. I don’t want to give too much away regarding my strategy, but I will say that I have some confidence I will at least make my money back, and I’m slightly bouyed in this belief by my success in fantasy baseball this year. (More on that later, perhaps.)
Got an invite to Jenny Diehl’s birthday get-together this Saturday night, which I think I’ll attend at least part of. Thing is, there’s a festival about two blocks from my house that day, at which the Gufs will be playing, and I can’t resist the novelty of a concert in my neighborhood, so I have to go to that, at least for a little while. Diehl’s thing (dinner, then ComedySportz, then more ComedySportz) is later, though, so I should have no problem doing both.
And this Friday night, there’s potential for hanging out with the afore mentioned Mr. Jakubowski and Mr. Robinson. We’ll see how that comes together. If it does, I’m sure it’ll be memorable.
So that’s where I’m at. How you doin’?