This weekend has been great so far – it’s been the first weekend since the start of June that I haven’t had huge piles of papers or tests waiting to be graded. With freedom like this I usually don’t know what to do with myself, but not this time. I actually made great use of the weekend if I do say so.
It started on Saturday morning when I found myself awake at 8:00 in the morning looking out at a perfectly blue, cloudless sky and thought it looked like the ideal morning for a bike ride. I rode all around a new route and was the happy recipient of many friendly waves and “good mornings.” [This was not, as you can imagine, in my own neighborhood, where people are far more likely to be four-star General Douchebags and Major Lamewads.] My ride, especially the hilly parts, went better than ever thanks to smarter gearing and remembering to bring a water bottle.
That afternoon I saw Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince with my friend Brunbec, who had gone with me to the theater for the Harry Potter marathon earlier in the week where we caught films 3, 4, and 5. We both thought the 6th one to be the best so far – the set design and location are all new in this one, and they are just breathtakingly gorgeous.
That night, Brunbec, Golightly and I spent a few hours floating in the pool and drinking cocktails, our favorite thing to do on a summer night. If you have never tried drinking a cocktail while floating in a swimming pool, please allow me to suggest you do so. It will change your life – or at least your evening. Best of all, thanks to The New Moderation, no hangover was to be had the next morning.
This afternoon the dog and I went on a lovely 2.5 mile walk. The dog was a real champ through it all, but collapsed in a cute, tired heap on the couch when we got back home. As I write this now, I’ve got a big batch of seitan, red, & white bean jambalaya in the oven and I am feeling pretty fucking satisfied with myself.
So, how was your weekend? Please to regale me with your tales!