Monday, September 08, 2008

Recluse Weekend

As some of you know, Jamie was out of town from Friday morning until Sunday afternoon. Jamie returned to Lawton for the weekend for a high school reunion (which was sort of informal, and a "girls who grew up together" sort of thing, and so I did not attend).

Jamie's absence left me in a curious position.

As a married gent, it is not often that I am left to my own devices for such an extended period. We enjoy spending time together, and as such, neither of us ever get too weird and Gollem-like.

But rather than run around and fill my weekend with social-butterfly-ness, making friends entertain me, I spent quiet time with the pets. Watched some TV, an episode of Mad Men, read a stack of comics, and worked on my long-suffering prose piece. I'm still pretty embarrassed about the whole thing, but I did get some pages done, which I haven't in a long, long time. It's odd to talk about it, but I figure if I talk about it here, maybe I'll feel like I can keep moving forward.

Plus, I spent time trying to figure out if Matthew Sweet was dead. (He is not.)

I did try an experiment to see if I could make it all day Saturday without leaving the house, but that fizzled when I went stir-crazy and went to Target for dog food.

Plus, I was involved in a post-car-wreck phone-relay scenario with Letty & Juan and Lauren & Steven. I think Lauren is okay. Hopefully she'll pop up and tell us.

Aside from that, I just watched the UT game and took Mel and Lucy for a nice, long walk (I don't want to screw it up by talking about it, but the temperatures have been nice at night here lately).

Today I hung out with Jason a bit, watched some pro-ball (hooray, Cowboys!), and was happy to see Jamie returned to me in one piece. Mostly, I just missed her. It is nice to have her home.

9 comments:

Steanso said...

You screwed up the weather by talking about it. Rain, mist, humidity. Thanks, dude.

NTT said...

Mathew Sweet from the last time I saw him transformed from a skinny pop-guitar genius to a 70's Elvis width with a cowboy hat. Wow. He still makes great music, most notably recently with Susanna Hoffs, but his health does cause concern.

The League said...

Clearly by appearing as a fat guy in a cowboy hat, Sweet is at the height of fashion. I see nothing wrong with the look.

NTT said...

But isn't he just channeling John Popper from Blues Travelers? If he had used a derby on the other hand...the fashion world will never be the same.

The League said...

As a fat guy frequently seen in a cowboy hat, I am perhaps not the best judge. But a derby... Now that'd be sharp.

Queenie said...

You got stir crazy and the best place you could think of to go was to Target to get dog food? Ryan.....seriously?

Glad Jamie had fun and is back safe and sound. I'm sure you, Mel and Lucy are glad to have her home.

The League said...

Well, my favorite haunt, "The Filthy Tramp", was closed for a delousing.

Yeah, I didn't really want to spend money, so it kind of limited my options to chores.

Kinda sad.

Queenie said...

You can find plenty to do without spending money in Austin, surely. You and Jamie need to take on a challenge to find one thing a week (alternate who finds it) that is free or under $5/person to do that would be fun, different and interesting.....look online, papers, etc.....get creative. You WERE in creative writing at one point, so I know you have SOME creativity in there....

The League said...

We generally keep pretty busy between family and friends. Every once in a while I'll take advantage of the quiet and just get some time to myself, and try to enjoy that. Especially as I know the rest of the fall through New Year will be active whether I like it or not.

But occasionally we do have weekends where we don't cook up a whole lot. Fortunately, the summer is coming to a close, and I'll be keeping an eye on the calendar for outdoor activities, festivals, etc...

But I confess that I'll often just plan around football in the fall, too.