July 11, 2005 @ 8:22 pm by sean
In the ‘People, Places & Things’ section of the March 2005 Road&Track, there is a short, one paragraph story of a lady who was sitting on her chair in her living room when the phone rang. She walked across the room and picked it up, but no one answered, at the same time a dump truck came smashing into her house and completely demolished the area where her chair was. She was now across the room, answering a phone with no one on the other line, and un-hurt.
Alyson and I had ‘dessert’ with her parents last night. Even if the intent was to get food, I was too nervous to eat. It’s been a while since I’ve been that nervous. I still think my level of nervousity was acceptable, and I probably could have done better. At least said more. Regardless, they approved and gave permission. Which marks July 10th, 2005 as one of the best days of Sean’s life.
Saturday dad and I changed the front spark plugs and wires on my car. Then it started mis-firing. Then it was my birthday party on Mum’s side at Sue and Steve’s, shared with Emily and Sarah. Sarah is a cousin of cousins. I’m not exactly fond of those cousins of that side of the family. Just not my kind of people. But it was still fun. Somehow Mexican Train is a fun game, and so far not a title of political incorrectness. Played a little euchere. And lost. I avoided alcohol. On the way home mum and I heard the Ghostbuster’s song.
Sunday morning I went over to uncle Jeff’s for him to look at my car. Apparently it’s ok to drive a 6 cylinder car with only 5 working. It sure didn’t sound good. Somehow we mixed up the wires. Somehow we mixed up wires we didn’t change. Hm. Well, it’s fixed and she’s runnin’ find. From there I was off to the Ward family picnic. I didn’t recognize most of the people there. I’m pretty sure nearly all of those people somewhere down the line came from the same two people. Hunter and I didn’t do too well in the egg toss. Katelyn and I did even worse in the waterballon toss. But I love my cousins, and it was neat to play with them.
From there it was to Ian’s graduation party. They have a beautiful house in Grosse Pointe Park. And a Good Humor ice cream cart. Corrin is an amazing cook, though she usually cooks things that aren’t to my fancy. What I found to eat was pretty good though. Hung out with Devin Scillian. If you’re not from Detroit, that probably means nothing to you. If you are, it probably means nothing to you. A Cusack cousin was there. That’s a really nice area, I’d feel selfish to live there, but it would be quite wonderful. It’s probably the ideal neighborhood this side of the Atlantic.
From there it was to the Vrazo’s, which I already explained.
Monday night we recorded some more. I like it. Ben said he liked my drum part, that’s quite a compliment. Monday and Thursday night are a highlight of my week. It’s been great getting to know Joel, he’s pretty cool. And it’s nearly always a pleasure to ‘live’ at Ben and Lisa’s. Just the neighbors get frustrating sometimes. Hopefully we’ll get big right before I go away to school so we can start our winter tour in December.
I got invited to free dinner next Wednesday, paid for by work because of the Friday night I stayed late.
The Goodyear blimp is flying outside of my window!