Saturday Stuff

Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.
— Bill Watterson

So here’s what’s new in the non-drama department of my life:

1. I finally bought a bathing suit this morning. My old one is miles too big and I don’t even know where it is because I haven’t worn it in over a year. They opened the pool at my apartment complex two weeks ago, and I’ve been dying to get out there. So I did. After I ran this morning (for 15 minutes without stopping!), I did my weights, then changed into my suit and did laps. (If I ride my bike later, can I call myself a triathlete?) It’s hot as hell here today, but the water was nice and cool. I had forgotten how much I love to swim!

2. The captioned movie at the theater this week is Sex and the City! I’m going to head over there in a bit and see what all the fuss is about.

3. I will get home with about 30 minutes to spare before post time at the Belmont Stakes. I don’t follow horse racing, but I do like to watch the big three races each year, and this could be a very special day. I don’t love Big Brown’s trainer (he’s no what you would call humble, is he?), but I think it’s very exciting to see if Big Brown can become the first Triple Crown winner in 30 years.

4. Steel Magnolias is on right now. God, I love this movie, but it makes me cry and cry and cry. Luckily I’ll have to leave for the movie before the really sad part, otherwise I might float away.

5. Karen keeps telling me to just go to a bar and talk to people. It strikes me as desperate – single, alone on a Saturday night, at a bar – but she says her brother does it all the time and makes tons of friends that way. Something tells me it’s different for girls, but I might give it a shot tonight. Thoughts?

6. My tomato plants seem to be growing ok. I don’t know how long it takes for fruit to come in, but they’re still alive, so I consider that a victory. Here they are:

My Alyssum seedlings have sprouted as well:

I can’t wait to see all the pretty purple flowers!

7. When I was in Greensboro a couple weeks ago, my grandmother offered me some square stools that were part of a set. I told her I would take one and see if Nate could make me a table out of it for my balcony. I stopped in Richmond on the way home on Memorial Day, and told Nate what I wanted and he made it for me in less than an hour – I love that guy! He unscrewed the seat part, measured the base, did some calculations, cut some plywood and screwed the wood onto the base. So easy. When I got it home, I stained and sealed it, and it’s perfect:

He’s very handy!

8.  By now, J and Aimee should both be back on the east coast, and I feel such a sense of relief at that, I can’t even tell you.  I had originally planned to go down to Richmond today to see Aimee and her family, but they’re moving into their new place this weekend, so things are very busy.  We will do something soon, but just knowing she’s so close makes me feel glad.

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6 thoughts on “Saturday Stuff

  1. I *heart* Steel Magnolias. I’d rather have 30 minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothin’ special. Sigh. You’re pretty busy today! This heat is making me want to curl up on the couch and stuff my face with soft serve vanilla. Fortunately for all of us, GETTING soft serve involves getting off my ass and leaving the house. I’m not doing that!

  2. When I lived in S.F., I would have the itch to go out dancing.
    (Shhhhh, I’m a retired Raver/Club kid) and when my friends were too tired to go and I REALLY wanted to go, I decided that nothing should stop me.
    So off to the clubs I went. Alone.
    I will say it’s a bit different because I would go to gay clubs where I knew I wouldn’t get hit on and could just dance.
    But wouldn’t you know that I meant a boy once who was with his friends and to this day he is one of my dearest friends!
    We dated for awhile but thought we were better as friends.

    My long ass point is is that you should go out like Karen said and give it a shot. Bring a book and saddle up.
    Never who will be there or what will happen. That to me, is exciting!
    Oh and your tomatoes are cute ;P

  3. Yes, in my mind, if you run, swim and bike within one day you ARE a triathlete! Tomatoes usually start bearing fruit from 65 to 85 days after they are planted…do you have flowers yet?

  4. Flowers . . . on the tomato plants? No. I planted them on Memorial Day, but they were already a little grown then, though they appear to be much bigger now. My balcony gets shade most of the day until the late afternoon when it gets direct sun; they seem to really like it.

    You are a wealth of information!

  5. Can’t help it, I’m a runner and a master gardener… 🙂 You’ll see yellow flowers soon, that is the beginning of fruit!

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