28. April, 2006 - workin’ for the weekend?

Ahh, Friday. Only seven more days until the weekend. I’ve made a lot of progress this week, and feel as though I’m ready for a break. But this weekend isn’t going to be much of a break. Saturday looks like a trip to mom’s, popping by the Saints Training Camp if it’s not raining, and a party in the evening. Sunday there’s the photowalk, flipping the calendar to a new month (with the associated bills to pay) and collapsing in a heap on the couch once it’s done. It’s all stuff I want to do, but I think I’m going to need to schedule a weekend day with absolutely nothing sometime in the near future. Just not this weekend. Or next. Sigh.

Me at Oktoberfest 1980
Me at Oktoberfest 1980

It almost makes me long for the days when I could spend the best part of three days walking around Munich with giant litre mugs of beer. Here’s a moment when I seem to have lost the beer and paused to prop myself up against a pillar. Given that I was almost as tall then as I am now, but weighed less than half as much, I was a much cheaper drunk. Not a prettier one. But the main thought I’m struck with when looking at this photo is Eric Forman could have kicked my ass, and was much cooler too. I’d like to think I’ve grown since then, and not just physically.

I don’t have all that many pictures of me through the years. Yeah, there are a bunch from when I was a little kid that I should scan someday. And there are yearbook photos from school. But from the time I graduated high school until today, I’d be lucky to find even one picture per year. I sometimes think I should try to correct that, but I’m a lot more comfortable on the side of the camera that doesn’t steal your soul…

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