Monday, June 30, 2008
Hopefully for good! Got home, and the internet is being good to me today. Hopefully that will last. Best. Weekend. Ever. Shannon, TheMarty and I had a great weekend in MI. Good times. I have a photo or two that my very tired ass will upload for you later in the week. There are so many great quotes, and great moments, as there always is when in MI. A sampling: "I WILL eat Martian asparagus before I die." (OPB, in the car, on our way) "It's Ok. My toes are in the cool waters of Tahiti." (OPB, in the car on the way home) Followed by: "Yeah, well my ass is firmly planted in the Sahara."(Shannon, awesomely voicing her displeasure at the leather seats in the car. And, finally, one of my own: "Well, this blows fainting goats." I may or may not provide additional quotes. I didn't have my little notebook handy at every moment (though I should have, there were some classic lines), and there was quite a bit of drinking. God bless Freedom Juice. Have Shannon make you one or three sometime - it's masterful. Anyway. Weather was mostly awesome. Shannon and Marty picked me up at work at noon on Friday from work. TheMarty had requested that I stand on the curb, thumb extended, much like the hitchhiker I was. I so totally did. Got to MI no problems. Boat ride. Uno. Awesome. Saturday was a beautiful day. After some breakfast shinanigans at Cracker Barrel we went out on the lake. I had my first ride as a passenger on Shannon's wave rider thing. She's a good driver. I trusted her, literally, with my life. We ran into some nastiness in the form of choppy water and bad juju from a speed boat with a waterskier on back. I was SURE we were going to fall off, but I had the death grip and Shannon handled it, so no problems. The problem occured when we tried to dock the damn thing. We were in the right place, but no clue as to what to do once we got there. So, we waved our hands at neighbor Dave until he came out, laughing, to assist. His sage advice to us was: "Well, just keep going til you run out of gas, you'll drift to someone's house." That said he then helped us out of the water. Then more drinking and Phase 10. Sunday bad weather, bad movie. We went to see The Happening. To that I say Meh. Drinking, game playing, you get the drift by now. Monday, sadly, it was time to come home. TheMarty forced me to listen to some comedian, David somethingorother Cross maybe? I'm glad he did - David whatever is a funny funny guy. There may be more on this trip topic later this week. I'm exhausted, and it's back to work tomorrow. Ahhh - it's good to be back~!