Everyone waits for it, they plan for it but now and then, there are weekends that you know will be recalled when old and senile. This weekend was one of them, without much planning or thought. It just sort of happened. When you do everything with your best friend, even the most simple of things become a good time.
First, the selfish part, selling five books over the weekend, felt pretty damned good. There is no way to deny that. Winters in New England being what they are, I saw many of my friends for the first time in months. It felt good, almost everyone is doing well, almost everyone is much happier than they were the last time I saw them. More than a few times I found myself thinking that it might be me who has changed while we were all hanging out together. Now I accept myself more so perhaps I see how they always looked at me much more clearly than I ever did before. Either way, it was a good time had by all. It left me convinced that I should be one of those people that others see in rare glimpses. As much as I missed those guys, it felt good to reappear after having done something, something worth talking about.
Friday night was kicked off with the last episode of Spartacus. One of my favorite shows with pure vicious violence and mayhem, I was skeptical of the new casting after poor Andy Whitfield died. Much like The Crow or Drowning Pool, I feel like if someone gives their life, forever in whatever role they are most famous for, you should give it to them. Like retiring their jersey or giving a gold watch at retirement. Lucy Lawless, I can’t say enough about Lucy Lawless. For fear of giving up spoilers, I will stop there for now. Liam, the new Spartacus did well, this season fell short in many ways though, recasting did not treat this show very well overall. The violence and the girls stepping up and going crazy were the most interesting points of the season, unless you count Lucy Lawless. Did I mention Lucy Lawless?
Saturday was pretty great too. It started for me with bringing a care package to a friend in need. If someone is so sick that they should be lying down, being still and resting, a bag full of movies is just what the doctor ordered. For her, I chose season one’s of all the shows we own, of which there are many. Most of them were shows that are a part of Sunday dinner night so I hope that if they get caught up on them they will join us for dinner nights. As long as she feels better by then of course. In a few weeks I will go back and retrieve them, bringing another bag of stuff if needed. The few times I have had to have surgery, people did the same for me, bringing movies and “painkillers” so I try to do the same. I think it is called paying it forward. Treat others as you would wish to be treated and all that, there are too few good people out there not to hold onto the few you find.
After I met some amusing little monkeys and dropped off my care package I was off to a birthday party at a local Japanese restaurant. The kind of place that the cooks come out and cook everything in front of you. Since I had eaten earlier, I opted for the liquid dinner in the form of scorpion bowls.
When the chef was preparing everyone’s meals, he said, “More SAKI” at some point and it stuck in my head. He asked if everyone wanted more of something or another and I said “screw that, MORE SAKI”. The next thing I know I am getting soaked in the stuff from a spray bottle the chef had full of Saki. The people sitting near me said that I got a few shots in me but when I got a bit in my eye, the game was all over. Even if it was not the most painful thing I have ever had in my eye, it was pretty close. Like everything though, it passes, and it becomes a story for another night.
Tonight was the usual festivities, tonight was our usual dinner night and the ravioli was an excellent complement the premiers and finales we watched.
Knowing that Hank Moody will be back for another season fills me with a sense of peace and joy. Now that season two is over, I can say without a doubt that I grew up Gallagher style. Shameless is brilliant to say the least and well worth the watch. House of Lies was decent but I don’t really think I would watch if it was not on the same night as some of my favorite shows but we shall see what happens when next season starts. Much like Spartacus, my reasons for watching both shows made dramatic exits in the last episodes, this will affect everything. Focusing on the other shows that are coming up is the preferable way of thought, there was even a commercial for Dexter tonight. Game of Thrones is off to a good start with the premier tonight, I am anxious to see what happens with that over the next few months.
All the other time has been spent playing Need for Speed the Run and trying to get better at that. There are not many games that my fiancée and I can get into together but since this is one of them, it has become very times consuming.
Everything is fun, every moment is special.
I look forward to sleep tonight; I have been a busy girl. A writer needs things to write about so I do my best to stop kicking myself for having a life to live. I have quit a million jobs in my short time on this planet so if I take a day off like anyone would at any job, I feel bad, like I am slacking. My heart is in this, my body is catching up, I need to write, I need to figure myself out but I also need to reconnect to the real world now and then. My pace has changed though, where at one time I preferred loud bars and rowdy chaos, now I would rather eat some food and hang out with a few friends, doing whatever makes us happy. It’s another sign I am growing up I guess.
So in conclusion, I would like to quote Ice Cube and say that, “today has been a good day.” Now I have to figure out how to balance again, now I feel like I should reach out and repair those relationships but keep up with all my duties I have gotten myself into. Only time will tell what happens and what will be, will always be. No matter how many times I swear off drinking, another weekend is always right around the corner.
4/2/2012 4:07 AM