That’s right; I enjoyed my weekend entirely. It’s nice to be able to report that, you know?
I’m trying to remember what we did Friday; feels like we did something… oh yes! That’s right. So Isaac went to the Northtown Get-down with a friend so the rest of us had spaghetti and then took a walk. There’s a nice one mile loop in the neighborhood we like. As we passed the local park. just at late dusk, a family came out from their house and told us that the International Space Station would be flying over us any minute. I’m a sucker so we stuck around and watched. The family had two kids – the little girl Dakota apparently knew from camp. So we chatted with them a little bit then got home just in time for Isaac to be dropped back off.
Saturday was the first weekend of the boy’s flag football games so we were at the fields from 8 to 11:45. Elliot has a double-header so that’s why it was so long. Isaac’s team won (his coach is a former NFL player and his kid is ridiculous) and Elliot’s team went 1-1. We went to Sonny’s for lunch and then went home to watch college football. I have to say, I took THE best nap that I can ever remember. I don’t know if it was the beer and the barbecue settling in my belly or what but when I woke up two hours later, I just felt so refreshed. My oldest went over to a friend’s house and after I dropped him off, I was struck with a debilitating headache. Great nap, then awful headache. Eh, that’s the way of the world, I guess. It eventually went away and all was well.
On Sunday, I got up and got ready to run three miles then as soon as I was done and showered, Ash and I brewed a red ale. It smells good so far, so we’ll see how it turns out. Our last two beers were very good. The Dos Equis Amber clone was spot on and the Pale Ale (based on Sierra Nevada’s flagship ale) is also excellent. We’ve made reds before so hopefully we did a good job. We focused more on the mash and transfer temps so we’ll see. We mostly watched pro ball in the afternoon but I also got some writing done and some cleaning, though it seems like my house is in a constant state of clean then messy. But when you have kids, that’s just how it is.
You want more Volbeat? Well you’re getting it. The new album really does kick ass. Catchy songs, man.
I know you guys won’t like this one but Corey Taylor’s pain resonates with me in so many ways in this song. I know it’s like, nine years old but I friggen’ love it.