Saturday, November 09, 2013
you know, what with needing to be out of here in 8 hours, so as to go and sit outside in 50 degree weather for 3-4 hours grilling, making small talk with people I mostly don't know (aka tailgating with some of my brother's coworkers) prior to going into a stadium with 110000 of my closest friends to watch two disappointing teams try to be a little bit less disappointing for just one afternoon (Nebraska at Michigan, college football). But I just realized that although I've made it a point to log in to this site for 40 days in a row (yeah, yeah, I know, pathetic streak, but it's better than I've managed, or cared to manage in a while), I haven't used this blog space more than a time or two in that time, and not at all in the past three weeks. So I thought I'd remedy that.
Now, this being an unplanned excursion into blog land, I haven't got anything profound to offer you, and for that, I hope you'll excuse me. And now that I've just been sidetracked for the past 45 minutes, I really don't have the wherewithal to spin any sort of tale. So let it just suffice to say that since the last time I scribbled in this space, I've been to two weddings, held in some absolutely gorgeous territory (northwest lower Peninsula of Michigan, near the Sleeping Bear Dunes, voted the most beautiful part of the country as per watchers of Good Morning America back in 2009, as well as the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. I've visited one Presidential home, and stood at the gate of another, wishing the employee of the place would go away so I could sneak in and take a peek, but alas. I've watched a messiah get dismembered by zombies as a band stood by covering Black Sabbath tunes. I've been slobbered on by horses while wearing a suit (remind me to take that to the cleaners, eh?) And I've danced with the devil by the pale moonlight. Oh, wait, that wasn't me, that was the Joker. But I did manage to go to Virginia for a couple of days, and pay a grand total of 75 bucks for hotel/air fare/car rental, and I could have done it for 10. So basically, what I'm saying is, when I stop being lazy, I have pictures I should really share with you. Including some of a building that's so money, they put it on the back of a nickel.