Friday, February 27, 2009
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!