Let's look back at Brandon's comment from Friday:
"Maybe sending some fantasy baseball trades will energize you for the weekend."
I totally agreed that that would have energized my state of being going into the weekend. Hilariously, no trades were sent my way, BUT I did get the league notification that Brandon did trade Matt Holliday to MY BROTHER for Josh Johnson. Excellent sentiment Brandon, but you offered the trade to the wrong sibling! If you want to flip Josh Johnson on over to me, feel free to send me offers- I'm listening!
Mrs. B. and I got home from work without much to do. Luckily, John and Katrina called up to see what we were doing. We told them to drive into Sacramento and we'd go out to dinner. After physically looking into a couple places that looked overly crowded or pretentious we decided to head to Chicago Fire for dinner. GREAT DECISION! I hadn't been there since Mrs. B.'s and my one year anniversary of dating and I had forgotten how damn delicious that place is. It also doesn't hurt that the whole place is Windy City Themed. One would think I would frequent this place constantly, and I probably will go back more often. Their deep dish pizza is phenomenal.
Friday night was capped off with a little acoustic jam session at my apartment. Hopefully none of the neighbors were mad, but seriously, I could care less. Almost all of them have, at one time or another, been way too loud at the middle hours of the night. They were probably treated to glorious melodies that may never be equaled- at least, that's the way I remember it.
Mrs. B. and I got up early and went to the gym. She frequents the Dance Party Extreme aerobic classes at 24 Hour Fitness and I was getting my swoll on. Does anyone even use that saying anymore? Doubtful, but I just did so deal with it.
After conquering Super Mario World later in the day, it was time for me to go to work. UC Davis was playing the fierce UC Irvine Anteaters. I don't really get to watch the games while working, but when I checked in, the Aggies were getting absolutely worked. I left work and had a low key night, but the next day I checked on the final score of the game and oddly enough UCD came back and won on a last second shot in double OT! Nice work! I did not see that one coming.
I went to the gym again and had no run ins with weird people which is unfortunate for blogging purposes. It's been over a month of me regularly working out again and I feel much healthier and more energetic. This productivity led me to Target to buy a storage box.
I used said storage box to put away some stuff that was cluttering my music area in my house. I'm hoping to parlay that into getting motivated and demoing about 10 new songs on my computer. This would mean I'm laying the ground work on a new album. Who knows when that would even get started let alone released, but it's nice to know I have the tunes to get it done.
I then spent a few hours learning some new cover songs. "Little Black Backpack" do anything for you? How about "Molly (Sixteen Candles)?" Some new Hall & Oates? Yeah, you're excited- I can tell.
Mrs. B. and I ultimately ended the day watching "Dinner For Schmucks." There were a few laughs, but overall I would not recommend this movie. Steve Carell was pretty much the dumbest he's ever been and was pretty much intentionally ruining Paul Rudd's life. I went from being uncomfortable to infuriated at these dumb characters who kept screwing up worse than Ben Roethisberger at a night club in Georgia. I'll give it a 4 out of 10 for the few laughs that did come up throughout the movie. Overall, I was not impressed.
A big shout out to the NFC for beating down the AFC in the Pro Bowl! I know Julius Peppers didn't score, but he was down the field blocking on both of the NFC's defensive touchdowns- nice work buddy!
It was a pretty productive and fun weekend, albeit a low key one.