Not too much to report this week-end. After work on Friday, I stopped by Karin’s house to drop something off for her and ended up staying for three hours, hanging out, having dinner and, of all things, talking religion… go figure.
I slept late on Saturday and then took my recyclables to the recycling center. I buy way too much Diet Pepsi, so I pay way too much in California Redemption Value (bottle deposits), not to take them in and get my money back. Every few months I load up my car with trash bags full of aluminum cans and plastic bottles and take them in. Yesterday, I got just a few cents shy of $45.00 so I’d say this is a worthwhile exercise.
After I dropped those off, I went to Popeye’s Chicken and Biscuits to get some… well, chicken and biscuits. I was feeling the need for a little comfort food. It helped a bit. I spent the rest of the afternoon just relaxing and hanging out. Watched all the regular television on my DVR. Watched a Netflix DVD, original Doctor Who, the episode where Peter Davison relinquished the role to Colin Baker (not that anybody knows or cares about that), and then I watched Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog. It was pretty good and funny, right up to the end, and then it got a bit weird. Oh well. I even got some recreational reading done. And in spite of all that resting I still managed to stay up way too late last night.
I slept in this morning, but woke up to a very nice voice mail message from Gene who, sadly, returned to San Diego today. I got up and watched last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live, hosted by Maya Rudolph (very funny) while I ate my lunch and then it was time to get ready and head out. Today was Lil’B day and we went to the movies.
I occasionally ask him if there’s anything in particular he’d like to do and he almost always says, “I don’t know”, which comes as a surprise to exactly zero people, I’m sure. But last Monday night, when I was taking him home after dinner, I asked him if he had anything in particular in mind that he’d like to do this week-end and after a moment’s contemplation he told me he wanted to go see Journey 2, The Mysterious Island. This is not a movie I would have opted to go to on my own, but Lil’B rarely expresses a specific desire of any kind so when he does, I like to try to make sure it happens.
I posted this on my Facebook page:
About to watch Journey 2 with my Little Brother… I may have to watch this movie through my fingers!!!
I thought this movie was going to be filled with over-sized creepy crawly things and that my skin would be crawling by the time it was over. There were a couple of instances with enormous centipedes, some massive spiders and a couple bee’s large enough to ride (I’m allergic to bee stings so they always oog me out!) and of course a lizard as big as a house, but all-in-all the movie wasn’t terrible. It actually had a pretty good story that should have been pretty entertaining but it was not as well executed as it could have been. Too bad.
I spent the rest of the evening cleaning up my Twitter account. Deleting people who have either been inactive for a long time, or who do not follow me back and therefore aren’t interactive. Or at least I did until Twitter started having technical difficulties and now here we are!
It’s a long week-end and mercifully I do not have any big plans tomorrow. Officially, it’s not a holiday for me, but my company is kind of weird. We have multiple entities that all co-exist, but the employees are on different payrolls. Since my office building is owned and operated by the Northern California Region which considers Presidents Day to be a holiday, the building is closed, but since I am not a Northern California Region employee and Presidents Day is not a holiday on my payroll, I am required to take the day off and use one of my four float days for it. I don’t really mind though. I used to be a Northern California Region employee and I had the holiday but no float days. Now I have four float days but lost this one holiday. So I choose to look at it, instead, as though I have three float holidays and continue to have Presidents Day off as a paid holiday.
I texted Michelle earlier today to see if she wanted to go see This Means War tomorrow but as it turns out, it’s not a holiday for her. So I guess I should just be grateful. And I am!