August 8th, 2005

christmas 2008

all in all, not a bad weekend

This weekend I stayed, for the most part, in Connecticut. Friday morning I was assigned to a funeral detail, and the cemetery was in southern Massachusetts. Two hours of driving for about fifteen minutes of work. But that was all I had to do that day. Afterward I took a nap, and then I headed to New York City. The purpose of this excursion was to see Sean Hackett, who I hadn't seen since 2001. He was performing in "Liquid Courage," a free comedy show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

I got to the city early - I wasn't sure what traffic would be like, and I had never driven in Manhattan before, so I wanted to be careful. So I had time to kill, and I walked up to Times Square, looked at all the pretty lights for a few minutes. I also saw a car going south on Broadway, with its left front tire two feet in the air, and I thought, "only in New York." I went to the show at midnight, and a lot of it was good. All of Sean's sketches were funny; especially the one where he plays a beatnik poet, who reads a couple of filthy poems - which are actually rap songs without the beats. After the show, Sean, his partner Micheil, and I had a drink at a nearby bar, then I drove back to Groton, arriving about 0435.

Saturday I chilled out until 2300, when I went to work. I agreed to stand a Saturday night security watch in return for no watches this upcoming week. Not one person came into or out of the building during the entire six hours. After this I went to bed. Then I slept most of the day today, and now I am once again kicking back, and once again watching Anchorman.
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christmas 2008

another day

So today didn't start off so well...I didn't get to bed until after 0400, and I must have turned the radio down when the alarm went off, because when I woke up and looked at my watch, it said 0727. Not good, given that I'm supposed to be at work at 0730. I was out the door in about four minutes, and only got there ten minutes late. I got lucky though; since I worked the funeral on Friday, I got to leave almost immediately. I thus took the opportunity to go right back to bed.

I'm a subscriber to the premium services of TopFive and Ruminations, some of the best original humor on the Internet (note the word original). One of today's ruminations jumped out at me - it was part of Jerry Seinfeld's old act. I threw in the "I'm Telling You For The Last Time" DVD to confirm this fact, and shot off an e-mail to the list moderator. That was my big accomplishment of the day. That, and calling Ryan. He told me his band is playing Friday; time for another trip home...