Saturday, June 7, 2008

A loaded weekend

I'm going to bang this out real quick because the lady and I have a second wedding to go to today and I need to make myself pretty before we hit the road. Okay, it's also a first wedding for half the doomed couple (Hightower, if you read this, I'm so kidding, dude), but I figure I won't be making any "second wedding" cracks at the actual event, so I'm getting it out of my system now.

We went to yet another Knox blogger meet-up last night, even better attended than last weekend's roof-top gathering. Along with Em and Stan from the Wigshop, the illustrious Modern Gal joined in to make my first First Friday a veritable happening. First Friday, for those as uncool as me, or maybe just from somewhere that doesn't have one, is the first Friday of every month when downtown art galleries and some businesses open their doors wide and invite people in to enjoy the stuff on their walls along with some free food. Yup, free food. Needless to say, it's a big deal. We ended up at Barley's in the Old City where we were well accomodated with an excellent beer selection and some not-free-but-affordable food. Oh, and along the way we spoke with a dude in a bookstore with a fake British accent who was selling his pornographic comics and doing tarot readings for $10. It was a fun evening.

All of that and we were still in bed by the time all the young kids were just heading out to take our places.

I'm posting now because I don't want you to go too long without my comforting presence here on the line, and I will be away from civilization on Monday and Tuesday. My friend Jacob will be coming up from his Land of Bliss and Blisters and entering my land of bliss and blisters when we go for an overnight backpacking trip in north Georgia. I believe this will be Jacob's first experience backpacking (he's renting a pack from REI?) and hopefully I will not ruin it for him. As long as no one gets bitten by a copperhead or drowns in the river (which we have to cross 38 times in the course of 14 miles!) and we don't disappear into a swirling vortex off useless trivia and mind-numbingly circular discussions (which I believe we are both noted practitioners of), we should be okay. I'm sure those who know us both find the idea of the two of us alone in the woods hilarious. I sure hope it is.

See you kids next week. Make it a good one.

10 comments:

Allie said...

Happy surviving!

And I am so jealous that you got to meet The Modern Gal, and vice versa.

Vanessa said...

I so wish there were bloggie buddies in Dallas that wanted to get together!

The Modern Gal said...

Illustrious? That doesn't place me in the same company as the ICW, does it?

I very much enjoyed getting to meet you and your lady last night. I'm looking forward to our next social gathering.

Julie said...

Enjoy cuddling in the woods with Jacob.

Chris said...

The evenings are rather hot and humid lately, so I assume you won't come back with a story about having to spoon with Jacob in the night to keep warm.

But maybe the daytime temps will force the two of you to hike naked, which would be entertaining.

On second thought: No, I don't want to know about you and Jacob hiking naked. If that happens, please leave it out of all future anecdotes about the experience.

Meaghan said...

I imagine your two days with Jacob will be extremely interesting. Do share when you return!

Oh, and sorry we kind of put you to work when you stayed at our place this weekend!

nancypearlwannabe said...

Don't get eaten by a bear! The internet would be too boring without you.

ck said...

just got back in town and found out that i missed not one, but TWO blog meet ups. oh well, i guess that works with the mysterious aloofness i've been cultivating.

em said...

Hope you guys are having (or had) a fun, safe time in the woods!

Jacob said...

Yeah, it does seem sometimes that you're the prettier version of me.