So, I get home from breakfast at 7am, sleep three hours, slam down a bowl of All Bran and head to my friend, Cherokee’s house, cause I (along with my buddy, Danard) promised to help him with his kid’s school, Halloween party. I got a big coffee for the train, but it was the equivalent of trying to take down an elephant with a sling shot. I could have used at least three more of those large sized lattes and a few shots of espresso for good measure, but I had to make do…time was ticking.
When Danard and I get to Cherokee’s, we learn that there is going to be a bit more going on than we had anticipated and that tired feeling I have compounds. A little more food in my stomach a couple of quick slaps to the face and I pull it together for a few hours. There were quite a few kids, but they were cute and pretty well behaved, so that made things easier.
I left around 4:30pm and made my way back into the center of town, met Andy, Rika and Neil at Starbucks, downed another caffeinated beverage and wolfed down a mushroom and cheese sandwich (better than it sounds) and got ready to watch the band “Vampire Weekend” perform. They were really great, but I was told by my friend’s wife that it was unusually short. In my mind, it was just right; I was running on fumes. It was pouring rain, but Ayumi (aforementioned buddy’s wife), Neil and I decided to grab some dinner at a Chinese place…that had horrible reggae music playing through it’s crusty speakers. It was the perfect ending to a perfectly random, fun weekend.
You have to take the good times when you can. I hope everyone had as much fun this Halloween as I think I had!