Friday, February 27, 2009

Photo Friday

Well, it's 2/27/09. So I went to the second folder inside of My Pictures and took the 27th photo. The second folder happens to be 2003 pictures, and this one is my buddy Chad playing the banjo.

This was actually taken at the "after party" for his wedding. And yes, in the south, sometimes after a wedding we just make up a campfire, tap a keg and start picking and grinning. at this point in the evening, we were all quite sloshed. I don't think I was playing anything that night, I don't know any bluegrass. But Chad used to take every sunday morning and go to a local flea market. There, he would drink whiskey out of a coffee mug and play banjo, guitar or drums with a local bunch of bluegrass junkies. These drunks all came to his wedding, and guess what happened. They all got drunk and started playing bluegrass outside. It was loud, we were in the middle of the woods in the middle of nowhere near nowhere in the mountains, and it was awesome. Those dudes can really pick.

Chad lives in Murphy, NC which is the western-most town in North Carolina. He's the band director at the high school there, which is the same high school he attended as a student. We are fraternity brothers from ASU. Currently, Chad is expecting his second child due in may. We're still really close. His first daughter has the same birthday as Kelley.

Today in fitness is a rest day. Just a little light stretching. Cause I needed a rest day (sic). Actually, 2 days into the Tri Power plan, I am SORE. I mean this thing is effective. I haven't been sore like this in a long time. I got the blood work back from the doctor, and there's a couple of liver enzymes that are a little high. So I've got to go back next week to figure out why. joy.

But I really want to get out there this weekend. It's raining all day today here, so tomorrow should leave the garden soil rather supple. oh yea baby. I also want to get in a long run (distance tbd - should be 10 miles) and/or a decent bike ride. I might end up having to do some more stuff to the mountain house, and forget about all the fun, though.

Have a great weekend!


Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

It's like The Lovin' Spoonful sang:

Nashville Cats, play clean as country water
Nashville Cats, play wild as mountain dew
Nashville Cats, been playin' since they's babies
Nashville Cats, get work before they're two

Well, there's thirteen hundred and fifty two
Guitar pickers in Nashville
And they can pick more notes than the number of ants
On a Tennessee anthill
Yeah, there's thirteen hundred and fifty two
Guitar cases in Nashville
And any one that unpacks his guitar could play
Twice as better than I will

Yeah, yeah. Nashville's in a totally different state. But still.

In other news, THANKS for introducing Teh 'Bride to the meat punch! She threatens me with one every day now - like she just did on my blog today.

That's YOUR doing CJ! How do you intend to remedy this?

Hope you feel better soon. And when you do .... your wife MEAT PUNCHES you again!

the gazelle said...

I am headed out soon to do some garden work - I'm ridiculously excited! I love spring - and I love that spring comes so much earlier here than in South DAkota.

Amber said...

Well that's a relief to hear the tests didn't come up with anything too bad. Hopefully you start feeling better soon!

Sarah said...

Look at you posting about your man cruch / best friend. Love it! Good story :)

carrie said...

I'm jealous. The freaking ground is still frozen here in the polar midwest.

Marcy said...

Hope you had a great weekend and got that long runnin in!

hebba said...

Oh, that looks like a good time. I can't wait till its warm enough to hang around a fire here.