Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The Long Holiday Weekend Disc Golf Travelling Porkchop Consuming Crossword Working Movie Watching Swine-Flu Flirting Show

What a weekend. What a weekend. As the title may suggest, my weekend was filled and completed with BBQs, a trip to the movies, disc golf, an excellent movie on the couch with my wife, two sick cousins and a sick brother-in-law (all around the same age: 7-10), goodbyes, a short-story, and a nearly completed LA Times Sunday crossword puzzle. If the weekend bag were to be any fuller, I probably would've strained my back trying to carry it all.

Saturday I spent most of the day indoors, cleaning up around the house, watching Avatar: The Last Air Bender season one. Keisha had boat loads of homework to do, and that's just after being in class for the second week. I called various family members to see if they'd like to come over to our house for some BBQ, but everyone was sick, sore, and/or tired. So I grilled some porkchops, made some scalloped potatoes, and boiled some corn-on-the-cob. To end the day we watched Little Miss Sunshine, one of my favorite films, as Keisha had never seen it. All in all, a great day with Keisha and Stella.

Sunday we went to Sunday School and church, where the pastor (who's name is James Dean) asked for a volunteer from the congregation. Then he proceeded to open a box of Hostess Ding Dongs. He unwrapped two, and asked the volunteer to unwrap two. Then they had a Ding Dong eating contest in front of everybody, and we all laughed and wondered what the heck was going on. After it was over he held up a mirror for them to inspect themselves, cleaning their faces, etc. Sermon resuming, he talked about a "man looking in the mirror and immediately forgetting what he looks like" (see James 1). A bit unorthodox, but fun and useful. After church we went home to see our family, especially my brother and sister-in-law and their newborn baby Ian. Stopped by the homestead and picked up a few things, then to see the baby, then off to the In-laws, whereupon a BBQ grill was fired up and hamburgers and chicken were cooking. Next stop was to mamaw's to pick up our puppy and head back home. It was a long day, but good seeing nearly everybody.

Monday, Labor Day, we were going to go to some yard sales, but it was stormy in the early hours, so we slept in a bit. My friend that's moving to Chattanooga came over and we went and played disc golf around lunch. Afterwards we went and watched Extract (a so-so movie, that's funny but stupid and probably not worth the $6 matinee ticket, but probably $4) and then back home, where Keisha was making supper. Then I get a call that one of my first cousins, who I did not get to see when we were home, was being treated for swine flu, although she tested negative she was showing all the signs. After supper William left and me and Keisha watched State of Play (a great movie that I'll possibly review for my next post) and went to bed.

Back to work today, and for some reason I'm pretty tired. One cup of coffee, one Golden Delicious, and one Mountain Dew Code Red later and I'm here, typing away, yawning, staring at my workstation and thinking about the next step for the project I'm working on.

The ipod journey is nearing 96% on albums completed, so brace yourself for an onslaught of music posts coming up in the next week or so. I may be able to reveal the Top Ten on Friday, let them sink in over the weekend, and expound on everything next week.

8 comments:

David Wagner said...

Sounds like quite the weekend. I look forward to your thoughts on the best albums. That's quite the project.

Disc golf... never heard of it. Better go Google it and see what I'm missing...

Keisha said...

we watched "State of Play"...not "Body of Lies"...though I can see where one might confuse the two.

logankstewart said...

@Dave: Disc golf is awesome and free, after you buy your discs, which are pretty cheap.

@Keisha: Thanks sweetie. I've changed that now. :)

Krista said...

Sounds like a good weekend! And Some yummy food, I might add.

So how are you liking Avatar: The Last Air Bender?

Krista said...

Oh, yeah, I really do hope you get to read The Hunger Games and if you do I'd love to know what you thought!

Sorry, I'm so late to replying to your blog today we had a house fire it was just awful!

All the best, Logan!

logankstewart said...

@Krista: House fire?! Not your house, I hope. My house burned to the ground when I was in 1st grade, and I still remember it very clearly.

I hope all's well for you.

Krista said...

Yep, it was our house, but luckily we got it contained before it got too big! It was in my closet(electrical) all our clothes when up in flames! I ran outside with my little one, grabed the Waterhose for my dad (Thank goodness it's a really long waterhose!) He endedup getting it mostly out before the Firemen got there. Thank goodness for that too because they got lost and it took them forever to get there! But Everyone is safe so it wasn't as bad as it could have been, that's for sure!

And Thanks! When I get over the shock of it I think everything will be much better. Boy was it scary everyone starts freaking out and no one knows what to do, but we did it and all that was ruined was the closet. Plus, I'm just so glad no one was hurt! Crazy Day.....

logankstewart said...

It's great that no one was hurt. God was watching out for you all there. If you start to feel bad, just keep in mind that material things can all be replaced and that everybody was safe. Way to go, keeping your cool and taking care of the blaze before it spread. Take care.