Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Case of the Mondays: Tuesday Edition

I'm finally on vacation and here's a quick wrap up of my weekend:

- Friday night I saw "Inception."  In my opinion, it was one of the best movies I've seen in a long, long time.  I know there has already been blow-back from people saying it's "the best movie ever" or that it is "life changing" etc., etc.  I could care less about superlatives, but I do think that this movie was an experience that is worth enjoying.  Could you nitpick and tear the movie apart?  Sure, but you can do that with any movie.  I highly recommend it, and might review it later, but it's impossible to review without spoilers so I'll give it a little longer before talking about the movie in a more in depth fashion. 

- Saturday I had quite an odd day.  I woke up and cleaned and did laundry.  While getting some of this stuff done, I neglected to eat enough, and I've learned that this really affects me.  When my blood sugar goes down, my brain turns to mush and I get angry.  I ended up taking a nap on accident.  Upon waking up, I was not feeling that great, but I had to drive to Walnut Creek to play a show.  On the way, I stopped at Wendy's and got a grilled chicken sandwich- which helped immensely. 

Pyarmid in Walnut Creek had called me to let me know they had a fundraiser going on the patio (where I normally play) and that I'd be starting a little late.  Upon arriving, the hipster/rockabilly band took their sweet time cleaning up, so I ended up starting closer to 8pm (rather than 7pm.)  I think I played ok, but it just felt off.  It's like when you play basketball and you're off your game, so you have to scrap for rebounds, get put backs, and play great defense rather than rely on your jumper.  You can still play well, but it takes more effort than usual. 

Sunday I went over to our friends' house for an impromptu pool party.  I was on an inflatable raft in their pool for over an hour.  Amazingly, I am not sunburned today.  It was a great time. 

So maybe not the most exciting weekend, but at least I made it through to my vacation.  I'll be going to the Peppermill for a little poker trip on Thursday, so I'll make sure to report on that.  Have a fantastic Tuesday.


GMoney said...

A movie un-nitpick-able:

Rookie of the Year.

Tony B. said...

You mean the fact that the Cubs need a 12 year old with a surgically repaired elbow to pitch them to a championship? Yeah, that sounds about right.

Daniel Stern as the pitching coach is the cherry on the top of that movie.