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Friday, July 03, 2009

4th of July Drivel

Holy smokes, kids. I've been swamped. Just finished a three-day trip and still have three more work days to go before we're on holiday. Here's the scoop in bullet form:

1. We're off to Albany, New York, where we'll be met by Idle Eyes and a Dormy along with his handsome husband next Thursday. On Friday, we'll be joining the rest of the iBears group and heading to Providence, Rhode Island, for the night. Then, on Saturday we'll be continuing on to Provincetown, Massachusetts, to dive headfirst into Bear Week 2009 in P-Town. It's a place we've never been at an annual event that draws thousands. Not being a bear, I'm smearing massive amounts of Rogaine on my back in hopes to fit in.

2. Tomorrow, July 4, would have been my father's 78th birthday. I miss our 4th of July BBQs complete with red, white, and blue birthday cakes and family gatherings in the park with giant slices of cold watermelon. Why is it that some memories still twist at the heart strings of one's life?

3. I had the chance to say hi to Rachelle Lefevre today. I told her that having to work is so overrated...and I asked her why I couldn't be independently wealthy and retire. She laughed.

4. Summer is here in Portland. We love going to Portland City Concerts in the Parks which we'll do as much as we can when we get back from holiday. We always take a picnic and enjoy ourselves. It's one of our favorite annual events.

5. I'm outta creative things to say except for Happy 4th of July. Enjoy. It's one of my favorites...and we have no plans whatsoever. I'm sorta bummed.

14 comments:

Larry Ohio said...

Have fun in NY and RI.

Any time you are ready, I'm willing to trade you all the back hair you can use if you'll give me some facial hair.

Whatever you do, keep that Rogaine away from your balls!

Blair said...

Hey, I may have some pretty special fireworks planned for tomorrow night.....who knows...I can still surprise you after all these years....

wcs said...

Happy 4th! Have a great trip back east!

Princessa lil mexico said...

if you want some watermelon i got a huge one in my frige! i know i will not eat it all. better to share than let it go to waste! Have a safe trip say ello to Sean for me!

Homer said...

I wish I was in Providence hanging out with the men.

Breenlantern said...

We have no plans either. 95% of our friends are at Camp or otherwise away. The weather has been too unstable for us to plan a pool party, so we have planned nothing and will not be celebrating in any way. I feel like we're missing out somehow.

bridgeout said...

First, great new header pic.! You know I always notice when it changes!
Second, amazing when a birthday of a loved one falls on a holiday. I am sure he is missed!
Third, have a BLAST with I.E.& A.D.! I bet it will be wild!!

HUGS!!

anne marie in philly said...

happy america day to you and blair from the place where it all began!

Mark in DE said...

Not being a bear myself, I've wondered how guys like you and me are viewed at "bear events". Hopefully we would be viewed as bear enthusiasts! I'm sure you guys will have a ball. Remember to take pictures!

annie said...

okay, so i wanna know if blair surprised you!

happy "everyday" to you, brother!

Ur-spo said...

Thank you for the updates; you sound as busy and as happy as usual!

WAT said...

I had no plans on the 4th either except regain my sanity! This is one busy schedule u have sir. I could not keep up.

Whew!

RAD said...

Have a good time in NY and RI...I know you will! Hey..Love the new title pic too! You handsome devil!

Stash said...

Hope your 4th was as enjoyable and uneventful as mine was.

Never been to P-town. You'll have to tell us all about it.

Also added you to the blogroll (because its high time I started reading you, I comment here frequently enough as it is).

S.