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.