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Happy Memorial Day, y'all. If you have it off, I hope you're enjoying it. If you're not in the States or you have to work, I hope it's bearable. I hope everyone's thinking of your soldiers today either way.

Catch-up, catch-up:
  1. Everyone who has asked me what I've been up to lately has gotten the same answer: running around shooting indie hipster bands, watching and obsessing about all levels of baseball, hanging out at the farmer's market, drinking beer. Seriously. I'm really good at all of those things, though, so it's okay.

  2. No, really, I've been busy: between doing things out of the house and being, you know, an introvert who also needs serious recharging time, the last few months have been frantically busy for me. June doesn't look any less packed, nor does July. It's good to be busy, I think. It keeps me focused on things other than my brain spinning like a hamster on a wheel. Lots of outdoor concerts and baseball games coming up, and that's always good. Music outdoors is amazing.

  3. So far the best album of 2010 is the new Black Keys album, Brothers, followed closely by the Drive-By Truckers' The Big To-Do and Eli 'Paperboy' Reed's Come and Get It. Blues, rock, soul. Yes, please. Go get 'em all.

  4. The best show I've seen in 2010 was Superchunk at the Cat's Cradle a few weeks ago, followed closely by the Drive-By Truckers' two night stand at the Lincoln in Raleigh back in February, and Brian Fallon and Dave Hause acoustic at the Black Cat in DC in January.

  5. The best baseball I've watched was Carolina's three game sweep of Virginia Tech, but the game that meant the most was getting to see ex-Heel Dustin Ackley play Double-A baseball in Zebulon, NC, over the weekend. And not just because the whole Carolina was bizarrely and traumatizingly in attendance, and also I bucked up and told Coach how much his teams had meant to me over the last few years. (It helped that I was tipsy. I was surprisingly concise and coherent and not at all weird for being drunk on Yuengling, frankly.) But because Dustin is amazing and lovely and I miss seeing him wear Carolina blue so much it hurts like a broken heart. I was very proud.

  6. I am not watching much TV at all right now: with How I Met Your Mother and Bones done for the year, it's me and Doctor Who and that's it. I will probably watch all of Friday Night Lights season four over the summer. And Psych comes back soon, right? But mostly, if our TV is on, it's tuned to baseball, or it's playing a movie we've seen a million times or TiVoed episodes of Ace of Cakes, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Duff + tasty things + restaurants I could visit on road trips = happy Min.

  7. Although also: June 24, 2010, new Futurama episodes. 26 whole episodes! Very exciting.

  8. Yesterday I got to have breakfast with [livejournal.com profile] ipso__facto and The Mets Fan and The Mets Fan's Chef Cousin. We ate at Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe and then took a lengthy hike around campus. It was hot and gross, but the company was excellent. I miss seeing Lala regularly and was glad to have any time with her I could. ♥

  9. I'm weirdly sad and restless today. Cleaning the bathroom didn't help. I'm pretty sure that a beer at 10:18 am won't help, either.
I'm still here and reading. Mostly I'm just so busy out running around that I forget to actually talk, too.
Mood:: 'lazy' lazy
Music:: Seed Bombs; Boysenberries; Rendering Plants; California Olive Oil -- Podcast:Talk -- KCRW's Good Foo
There are 5 comments on this entry. (Reply.)
posted by [identity profile] secrethappiness.livejournal.com at 03:29pm on 31/05/2010
min, having a beer might not help but it might not hurt either. i say go for it and have one for me since i'm heading into work soon.
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 05:47pm on 31/05/2010
i still haven't had one, pinn! but i did eat some pizza and go swimming and watch three episodes of flight of the conchords, and i feel better.

i might drink a beer in half an hour or so, though. :D?
posted by [identity profile] joyce.livejournal.com at 05:37pm on 31/05/2010
The lurker end of the bleachers votes for the beer at 10:18am, since I couldn't have one. (I was teaching. Memorial Day does not exist for the NC university or community college system, apparently. It's bizarre).
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 05:47pm on 31/05/2010
i still haven't drunk one! i got distracted by other things, but i will drink one for everyone still at work in a little while. :)
posted by [identity profile] callahat.livejournal.com at 05:06am on 01/06/2010
I think last night I got Pat Conroy. Water, family, sitting, talking, food. And the music. Played loud so you can hear it out on the water.
I don't remember the songs from last night, but I smiled and thought of you and those books and a few songs. "Save the last dance," naturally, headed the list.

You're well?

I excavated e-mail recently. And we *have* gone another. . . 5 years since seeing each other! Damn clocks and calendars.