On Thursday I met a couple of close friends out for beers and we spent the evening talking politics, film, and generally catching up. On Friday I went to a cookout and then spent the remainder of the evening with my (now ex) girlfriend. On Saturday I ran a few errands, did work around the house, and went to bed early in anticipation of the kayaking trip on Sunday.
Ahhh…the kayaking trip. What an adventure that turned out to be. For those of you unfamiliar with the Southeast, we are undergoing a severe drought right now, and the water levels in the Broad River reflected this situation. My kayak must have gotten grounded at least a dozen times and many parts of the river were no deeper than a bathtub. Although I had a great time just being with my friends, the lack of water made the entire experience a little frustrating. The blistering sunburn I received, however, made it all worthwhile :)
Finally I got relax today by volunteering at a cat shelter adoption center and cleaning the filthy boxes and cages of 20 very, very unhappy cats. Apparently the people normally responsible for this little chore went out of town and failed to tell anybody. Nice. When I told the Pet Smart manager I was here to clean the cages, she scowled at me like a negligent parent who doesn’t wash their children. Sigh.
It was great weekend overall, but I think I’m looking forward to the peace and quiet of an average workday.