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The First Weekend Update

      Well, it's been a busy weekend. I was supposed to go tubing tomorrow, but I'm expecting the weather to continue on its lousy course. But so far this weekend...
      On Friday, went out with Michael. We drank at Casino's and then went to Paradox. For those un-initiated, Paradox is a place where 18 years olds go and try to hook up. Striking out with all of the 18 year olds, we go across the street to Abratto's, on the way selling our "I'm 21 years old and can drink at Paradox" wristbands to some 20 year old kid for a 50% premium. Inside Abratto's, we watch some video on BASE jumping (which is sky diving off of buildings), drink some more, dance with some 21 years old girls, and finally call it a night. Very sweet.
      Today, after being soaked all day, finally managed to make it over to Stubb's at 10:00pm. Jamie and I watch the Damnations play, and we make all sorts of obscene comments about the girl that someone nameless in our company might have a crush on. One of my Trilogy buddies shows up and we make up words to the songs, and after their set Jamie sends me off on a fruitless attempt to try to talk to the other Damnation. I'm wearing my best bouncer outfit: some random black T-Shirt I dig out of the closet that is about two sizes too small (mmmm!), and someone taunts me by telling me that the Damnations person digs "men in black". Once the Gourds start playing, and Jamie gets over her "Good Lord, this is the stupidest thing I've ever done" look, we start to get into it. I was a little bummed since the hill billy guy didn't give my grito the thumbs up like last time, but Jamie votes me best "whooper", and some random guy in the crowd concurs. No Gin and Juice, and no "I'm moving to Georgia" song, but we do get a sweet version of Caledonia. Deep Joy.
      So after driving Jim and Jamie's Blazer home, which is the 2nd most miserable heap of sheet metal, after my Celebrity, to be registered in Texas -- no, come to think of it, I've never changed the plates on the Celebrity -- I decided it was time to check emails, take a shower and go to bed.

      Yippee cay yeah y'all,
      Alan

 

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