Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Preparing for Battle! (AKA the story of last Friday night)

Friday night, I had the fortune of getting out of work a bit earlier than normal because I was on-call from 6-9pm.  This means that I get out at 4pm instead of 6pm, but that I have to be available to answer help desk calls between 6-9pm.  Usually, there aren’t many calls, especially on Fridays.  As luck would have it, I didn’t get any calls whatsoever!  This allowed me to use my time at home very wisely, affording me the opportunity to get everything packed on the trailer and ready to go for the Big Brew Day at Hopman’s on Saturday morning.  I spent the entire evening screwing around running in circles gathering things to bring w/ me, cleaning up shit that was out of place, and trying to remember that which I was forgetting to pack for the big event!  I cranked up some tunes and got busy getttin’ ‘er done and before you know it, Byrnes & Amanda were there and willing to help!  Fortunately enough for them, they showed up just as I was wrapping things up, so there wasn’t much for them to do to help me get the trailer all packed up.  We put the last of the stuff on the rig, then those two whipped up some grub to scarf down while I got cleaned up to head out to the little get-together being held later on that evening at Casa del Gilroy.  After stuffing our faces, we made a quick pitstop at Meijer to pick up supplies, then made our way over to Erin’s place to hang out for a bit.  The party was fun & I hadn’t seen a lot of those cats since Erin’s last party on Halloween in 2011.  I had fun b.s’ing w/ the Whole Foods crew (for most of them actually work there), but it had been a long day and I was ready for a stiff nightcap, so we called it a night around 12:30 & took off for my place after saying our adieu’s.  Naught but a pair of beers after we’d gotten home had we all been pooped enough to call it a night, which was fine by me because Saturday would certainly prove to be another long, arduous-but-fun adventure! 

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