They call me “Sneezy”.

Posted: March 22, 2009 in weekend

1iconpenIt’s been a quiet weekend. Friday night found us at Jersey’s for a couple of beers and some dinner, but we were back home in time to watch the series finale of BSG. Those of you who saw it, would you be willing to hash it out with me? I confess, some parts left me somewhat confused. I thought it was good, though… except that every time I thought it was over, there was another scene. Kind of reminded me of sitting in the theater for the very end of “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King”. It just kept… ending. And ending some more. And then? Ending some more.

We got up early on Saturday and went out for breakfast. We then drove out to Luke Air Force Base (about 40 miles away), intending on enjoying their open house activities. Calvin was especially interested in the A-10 and F-22 Raptor demonstrations beginning in the late morning, so we attempted to get on base by 11:00. However, we couldn’t even get NEAR the place. Miles from our destination, we were stuck in absolute deadlocked lines as traffic attempted to get on base from several directions. We gave up after sitting in line for twenty minutes and barely moving at all – the only time the line moved was when cars ahead of us gave up and flipped a U-ey out of line.

Calvin, reading the paper as I type this, just informed me they had 200,000+ attendees on base yesterday, with another full day scheduled for today. Yeah, we’re not even going to try.

Disappointed, we gave up the attempt and drove back home – though we were quite pleased with the overwhelming public support of our military. Allergies have been attempting to kill both of us all weekend long, so when we got home we took a long, lovely nap. I worked out after I got up, then spent the next hour dolling myself up to go out. It was kind of a case of “all dressed up with no place to go”, since we just ended up having dinner at Sandstone (look! they have a fledgling website!), then caught a beer at Darkhorse for the single purpose of saying hi to our bartendress friend, Joss. We made plans to get together the next day (today) for brunch at Z Tejas, got back home, watched some TV, and just kind of crashed.

It’s supposed to be in the low 80’s today, and I was hoping to take the bikes somewhere for a ride. However, the pollen count is in the “extremely high” range today (hello, ash, poplar, and aspen), which fact is echoed by the condition of my sinuses this morning. So spending a lot of time outside is probably not recommended, though being inside four walls doesn’t seem to be making a significant difference – my allergies are still freaking the fuck out.

So. Yeah. All’s quiet on the home front. I’m going to work out, then hop in the shower, groom myself, head out, and destroy the benefit of my workout with several Mimosas. Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!

  1. Taoist Biker says:

    Never underestimate the geekitude of true military aviation buffs, I guess!

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