gee...one would almost be led to believe by the lack of my blog entries that i have started to have a real life. i assure you, good reader, that is far from the case. so quit worrying that you might not be able to read about my woes, you have nothing to fear at this point.
thursday (the 29th) i went to the doctor for a physical...not because i planned one, but because i'd gone a week before and he mentioned it'd been a year and asked if i wanted to go ahead and schedule another one. we'll see how things turn out, but everything they could tell me while at the office was okay.
friday evening (the 30th) after work i met sue and calista at the west alabama ice house. i'd been there once before with brad and kelly, but this time there was a band playing and i stayed there a lot longer. it's a cool place. i feel like the people there are more..."real" is the term that comes to mind...than many other places around town i go. like most people seem to be themselves and be unique in some way, rather than having a look-at-me-i'm- fashionable or hip or successful or whatever feel. i think i could see myself developing a fondness for the place. ash showed up later and we all hung out there for awhile, then sue and calista headed home. ash and i hung out some more, then we went over to the house of pies. it was good to see ash again before he takes off for taiwan. he's been trying to get me to get my passport and plan a trip to visit him out there. we'll see.
saturday i was woken up at 9am by my parents, then my grandmother. i ate a late lunch at the house of pies with sue and calista, sat around the potts house awhile, went home and took a nap for a few hours, then spent the rest of the night on ebay looking at old pickups. ah, the excitement. and so passed my birthday. i did pick up a frame, put the johnny cash at san quentin lp jack gave me months ago in it, and hung it above my cds. i also got a 3-disc set of roger miller songs in the mail from my brother (roger miller - king of the road: the genius of roger miller - mercury polygram).
sunday i ate supper with sue and calista at p.f. chang's, then we headed to church. afterward i discussed living arrangements with raj and kiera. we'll see what happens. later that night i realized i don't think they have a garage, which means i'd have to improvise covered or enclosed parking for my motorcycle. and i might not want to buy an old pickup that's in good shape since i'd hate to pay money for something old and nice and then leave it out in the sun and weather all the time.
monday evening i watched syriana on dvd. no, i didn't return any of those three netflix films -- i went and rented it from the kiosk at h.e.b. it was a somewhat complex plot that unravelled as you went along, but i thought overall it was an interesting and enjoyable film. i didn't think it was anything incredible, but a solid job. after the movie i went to the continental club and saw the last 1.5 hours or so of the el orbits show. i was also made aware of the fact that dale watson is playing the continental later in july.
tuesday i celebrated this great land's independence by going to very-swedish ikea with sue and calista. and that's about it.