(Long) Weekend Update

June 1, 2010 · 5 comments

The weekend, not the post.  I don’t have all that much in me, and this weekend took a lot out of me.

Friday evening was spent tooling around Brooklyn looking for live music with my friend Jeanne.  After about an hour or so of driving (I thought I knew where I was going), we ended up just hanging out and shooting the shiz in a bar in Park Slope.

Got home around 2:30 or so and woke up around 7 to head off into the Catskills with Scott.  We climbed West Kill mountain – which was pretty easy:  a little under 6 miles in about two hours.  Here’s the trip over on my EveryTrail page.  It was humid and buggy, but we had no complaints.  We spent some time at Campmor and EMS afterwards looking at hiking gear and whatnot.  I picked up a sternum strap for my pack and a new pair of socks for hiking.

Showered and napped for a couple of hours, and then Scott and Van stopped by and we all went to sit outside the Starbucks in Ridgewood and sip hot beverages.  I found out that Van reads this blog just about every day.  It’s pretty cool to know one’s regular readers.  You’re one of the 20, Van.  Yes, I’m talking directly to you from the interwebz via your computer screen.  Take your hand out of your pants – this isn’t that kind of site and anyway I haven’t said anything remotely sexy.  “Kent, this is God:  stop touching yourself.”

We went to the diner afterward and it was good.

I woke up around 10 or 11 on Sunday; Scott and Brian met me at my house and we all headed over to my parents’ house for a barbecue with – you guessed it, my parents – and my brother and sister and Katie’s friend (and mine) Sara.  Sara recommended that I read Haruki Murakami and Katie told me that I don’t have a chance with any of her friends because I’m all kinds of creepy.  In vino veritas.  A good time was had by all.

Sara is also a regular blog reader, and she will mention my blog, my rugged handsomeness and my endearing and irresistible wit to all of her hot friends this week.

(QJ mind trick – it works, it really does.)

I think we left my parents’ place around 8.  I don’t remember what I did after that – probably just effed around on the internet without blogging – but Scott swung by my house at 1AM so that we could head up to the Catskills for a night hike (via the Stateline Diner).

We hit the trail around 3:30AM and summited Kaaterskill High Peak around 6 or so.  The sun was supposed to come up at 5:28, but it was early, so our pics ended up being from most of the way up the mountain.  That hike was pretty easy as well – it was the fourth time I climbed KHP, but I’d never taken that route before.  This was the route that everyone else takes, but which I did not do so previously because it was (a) the route that everyone else takes and (b) longer on the map than I felt the hike needed to be.  Here’s the hike over at my EveryTrail page.

Suffice to say that I’ll probably use that route from now on.

We got home around 9 or so; I took a shower and napped from 9:30 to 11:30, whenupon I had to pick up my friend Mike and drive him to Wendy’s barbecue.  Brian followed in his car and Scott decided to get some sleep.  Wuss.

Wendy’s barbecue was excellent.  Her son Nick was there with his friend Jess (a girl), to whom I was introduced from across the deck (I was way back in the corner behind a table full of people).  A minute or two later, Wendy came around the lawn to my side of the deck and said something along the lines of “you realize that Nick is trying to hook you up with that girl, right?”  To which I confessed my total obliviousity and promised to get right on that.

I later played badminton with Nick, Jess and alternately Wendy and Tara (Nick’s sister; Wendy’s daughter).  Afterward, as we were sitting around, discussing zen and yoga and barefoot running and fitness and general philosophy of life stuff, Nick was holding Jess’s hand and talking about how this particular barbecue was a decent place for him to take her to on their second date.

Luckily, my coyness and general non-aggressive nature in the woman-realm saved my ego’s ass in this case, because although I was trading smiles and lots of nice eye contact with Jess, I wasn’t all kinds of hitting on her.  So everything went smoothly.

Wendy later expressed her surprise, saying something along the lines of “what the fuck was that?” (in regards to the Nick-me-Jess thing).  I lol-ed with her about it for a bit, and I’m sure Nick and I will have a decent laugh the next time we see each other.

Then it was Monday night and I was exhausted.  I didn’t really think about work at all this weekend, and I was/am totally cool with that.  I sent out a handful of “I’ll get back to you tomorrow” emails when I got home and racked out.

Just like I’m going to do now.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Van June 1, 2010 at 23:54

This post made me smile. Another good read.


Sara June 2, 2010 at 07:34

HahahahA! Just got done cracking up. I like being mentioned in your blog – it is the closest I will ever get to being famous. Nice “real genius” ref btw! ;)


Brian June 2, 2010 at 08:40

OMG Ted you’re so cool. Van seriously get your hand out of your pants!


Jen June 2, 2010 at 11:36

Are you freaking kidding me?
1) A second date to his Mom’s cookout……
2) Was he really trying to set you up with her and then changed his mind?
3) I love that you get all flirty when you hear a girl is intended for you….hysterical!


niceguyted June 2, 2010 at 13:33

re: #2

Nah, I think Wendy just misinterpreted Nick’s statements to her about Jess. Nick was asking if I would be at the bbq and said that he wouldn’t bring Jess unless I was there. I think the idea was to feel safe in the knowledge that there would be at least one wicked-cool dude at the bbq with whom he and Jess could relate. The other option is that he wanted to run her by me as a possible g/f candidate. Either of these options work out pretty well for my ego.

lolz to “a girl is intended for you” – I wish it were that easy. =)


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