As you may have noticed, I failed to complete the NaBloPoMo challenge for a second year. I’d like to make the excuse that our internet connection was not functioning properly (which it wasn’t). But the truth is, I realized I had failed to post on Friday when I came back from an errand on Saturday. However, the weekend was exciting and that was what partially led me to a lack of posts.
Friday night, I was sitting at home…like I usually do…and The Neighbors called to see if we wanted dinner. We headed to Señor Iguanas for some Mexican and then, we settled back into the couch for an evening of Wii and movies. We played Tetris Party for Wii which I suck at, but managed to make other peoples’ games miserable due to the exciting addition of “items” which enabled me to be a general nuisance. Not the least of which caused my wife to call me a “little bitch.” Seriously…she actually said that. Then we watched Gone Baby Gone which was a really decent movie starring Casey Affleck and Morgan Freeman. There’s no review up yet, but check back soon.
Saturday was when it really got busy. I had errands to run in the morning, a little house upkeep to take care of, and then off to Voces Novae rehearsal. Two and a half hours of joyous singing and then home again. I was able to check out the Louisville basketball game which was fairly awesome, at least in the second half. And, then, honestly, it was just so cold, I didn’t do anything else. I wanted to go to the Dropkick Murphys concert, but I decided that was a bad idea before church AND a concert on Sunday. Also, we’re pretty broke in anticipation of our going to Arizona for Thanksgiving, so spending extra money is sort of out of the question.
Sunday, there was church which went well considering we had a guest organist. Y’know…whenever you have a guest anything really, church doesn’t flow the way it should. And that’s understandable. Sometimes it’s okay, sometimes it’s horrendous. Even so, church on Sunday was not terrible. After church, I grabbed a bite to eat, got all gussied up in my tux and headed to the concert. The Voces Novae concert was incredible. Most of the pieces were the best they’ve ever been, the dynamics were sharp, and I believe, given some early reports from friends, that the songs were incredibly moving. It was, however, draining and even though I protested being tired, I believe I was exhausted. I was in for the night and spent the evening watching SuperBad. All in all, a wonderful weekend. And now I’m looking forward to an encore performance this evening, since we had a sold-out crowd yesterday.
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