Monday, August 08, 2011

Tube 'a Lube Express

The Gena's visit came to an end today and she hopped on a plane back to the Lou. 'Twas a good visit. Some things that happened:

1. We went tubing on the Gunpowder River. Great fun. Relaxing. Beautiful nature. And only about 45 minutes from home. Summer fun that I know the Jeanners and I will be repeating in the future.

2. I made them watch Teen Wolf. Couldn't get them to watch Teen Wolf Too.

3. They made me watch Dirty Dancing. I was hoping that the dancing would be dirtier.

4. Hot dog dinner. I don't eat hot dogs like I used to, but for a day I did. And it was good.

So we had a good time. Now, it is back to the realities of work and kitchen drain repair. The Jeanners is going to be flying to Chicago tomorrow for a few days of training, so I think I'll use the opportunity of her absence (and the subsequent reduced kitchen drain usage that comes with it) to start cutting up some pipe.

I finished re-reading The Broom of the System. I liked it more than when I read it the first time, but it still feels kinda sophmoric. It has some of the show-offy stuff that's in Infinite Jest, but doesn't create any sort of reader connection with the characters that IJ does so well (by the end). Basically, I didn't care what happened to any of the characters in BOTS.

Whatever. Anyway, I have to go now and clean up my hibatchi.