Memorial Day couldn't have come sooner. I know I am probably a terrible bastard for saying this, but I spent my weekend doing absolutely nothing. I know I should've been doing something to honor our war veterans, but this year has worn me out. That was my first weekend with nothing to do, nowhere to go, in several months. It was relaxing, it was great.
I was a bit athletic this weekend, which is a big stretch. Played 9 holes of golf and even bowled a few games. The golf was frustrating as usual, but I had a handful of decent shots throughout the day. Ok, a child's handful. Bowling was a bit better. As my good friend Brandon can attest, I made a comeback reminiscent of the Nuggets 5-game series comeback over the Sonics in the early 90s. Don't you remember the shot of Dekembe Mutumbo, under the basket, lying on the floor raising the ball over his head? That was an 8 seed over a 1 seed. Granted, Barca and I aren't that far apart in bowling skills, but he whooped me in games 1 and 2. The comeback began with the high score of the day in game three and a very tightly contested game 4. It all came down to the decisive game 5. We both were very poor in our fifth game, but I have the fortune of marking a few frames and pulled away late.
I also saw a very intense move over the weekend, "Crash." This is an amazingly scripted movie, which has about 8 sub-stories. Each of these sub-stories wraps itself into the other, and you see how all of the characters are connected. Like a six degrees of Kevin Bacon, although he's not in it. Right. Anyway, if you are looking for a good summer flick that isn't one of the huge blockbuster hits, you should check this out.
We are a few weeks into Summer of Jay, and I haven't made much progress, other than the working out stuff. I can blame some of that on my slack weekend, but I'm BACK baby! I'm looking forward to getting out on the town this weekend. After talking to a few people this past weekend, I believe meeting new folks can benefit everyone involved. I've got some great friends I can introduce to new people, and hopefully "new people" have great friends too. I'm out a bunch the next three weeks, but I'll enjoy my Nashville time, don't you worry 'bout that. Plus, two of my trips are to Orlando and New Orleans. That has GOT to add some spice to my life.
I'll spend the rest of this week trying to catch up on my "summer projects," which basically consists of all the stuff I put off until during the year. It really is amazing how much I can get done when I don't have events hanging in the background.
Now, go outside and enjoy the summer weather!