Hey there. I stepped away from my online duties for the whole weekend off, which has it's good and bad sides. Good because I needed to step away from a computer and not do any additional work during the holiday and bad because I know I missed out on several opportunities to increase my potential income. Even my Twitter messages were extremely limited. But, eh. I needed to break so I decided to take it. I will also post my top commentator winners later today and dish out some cash prizes so check back later in the day for that. I'll have the rules for that in the post if you're new to the site.
On Saturday, we planned on checking out the neighborhood fair. You know, the ones that they set up in the middle of the street that take up blocks of the neighborhood. What we didn't count on was it being so damn hot. Then it didn't help that the wife and I were in the middle of a "tiff" so we said screw it and went home.
Sunday was upsetting. I did get to put in a few hours of FFXIII so that's a plus. But as the day dragged on... we started to feel a little on the lazy side. Being Sunday, we figured we'd just stay home and relax. Then we remember that my mother was having some birthday "ice cream and cake" for her daughter. It's just ice cream and cake, we figured so we'd go for an hour or so and then come home. Well... it turned out to be more than that. When we arrive, we see the grill on... oh man... this is going to be a "thing". Once we get in the house, my mother says to me that my cousin is going to the store and that I should go with him. He's only going to get some meat and chips to grill... well... my mother decided that it's going to be a party type thing so as my cousin and I are at the store, we stocked up on chips soda, beer, meat, veggies, and all kinds of foods for the guests. At this point, I was upset... I called my mother and snapped at her for having all kinds of people over for "cake and ice cream" when it was just going to be "us". She says to me, "Well, it's not like you were just going to come to sing happy birthday and then leave." To which I replied, "Yes, actually, I was. I wasn't even going to come today but I figured it was going to be quick." I hang up and offer to pay for some of the stuff my cousin got cause quite frankly, it sucks that my mother sent my cousin to the store to pay for her party stuff. So we got back, grilled it up, ate, drank, and hung out some. A one our trip to my mother's turned out to be closer to 5 hours... It was cool to see some of my aunt's, cousin's, and their little ones, so I'm not too upset about that, but I was peeved at the way the mother handled the whole thing.... Especially when she already has a birthday party planned for the following weekend!
On Monday, we try the fair thing again. But this time, we wait until late afternoon, early evening before we head out. The kids got on some rides, they won some stuffed animals and we enjoyed us some funnel cake. All good stuffs that fairs have to offer. lol All in all, an enjoyable night.
So that was my weekend, friends. How was yours?