Well, it has been a busy week…
This past Wednesday was Kristy’s B-Dayâ€¦ a whole 26 years oldâ€¦. We will be in walkers before we know it! I think that she enjoyed herself. I enjoyed trying to make her feel as special as I feel that she is. That is not to say that anything went off without a hitch, as everything that I ordered her for her birthday fell through the cracks less than a week before her birthday but I think that things salvaged okay. I prepared her one of my word-renowned heart-stopping, ultra-caloric feasts. The menu consisted of filet mignon, tuna fillets, shrimp, baked broccoli, and a crab and shrimp sauce made from scratch. In all I think one sitting that night contained the equivalent of 8 regular meals, but heyâ€¦ who caresâ€¦ right?
Another happening of the week, on a far less jubilant note, was the receiving of the remainder of my brother’s personal effects. They pretty much consisted of his electronics (computer, cameras, etc). There was nothing there out of the ordinary to shed any new light on the situation, not that I ever thought there would be. It is good to be able to finally look at all his pictures and videos from shortly before his last days with us. It is hard to watch, knowing that most of the time he was not only happy, but was the life of the party; he only couldnâ€™t see that in that moment. I am taking my time in going over everything (as I said its not exactly what you call a fun thing to do). I feel that it is something that I have to do at least once. There is always the possibility that there is something beneficial in there for someone down the road (most notably his daughter). I know they will most likely spend most of their days in a dusty drawer in the back but I feel that the hole is a little more filled, having that missing piece in place now. At least they are near and safe.
And for the end of the weekâ€¦. Geoffrey Bateman is getting hitched in a week so a few of us guys wanted to hit the area for a (tame) night on the town. A lot of drinking, a little shit-talking and very poorly played poolâ€¦ fun for all. We started at Wings in Montgomery with a little chicken ‘n’ beer then we carried it to the big city of Troy and hit up a local tavern for a few drinks before heading the Twin Twigs for a little pool. It was good, (nearly) wholesome funâ€¦