As I mentioned last Friday, I had a four-day weekend for Presidents’ Day and in that post, I outlined my plans. In photos first, here’s how I (and we) did.
The plan was to read, read, and read some more before going to a jazz concert with my wife. The reading plans didn’t happen as I got sucked into an impromptu It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia binge-watch. However, my wife and I did go to the concert and it was very good. It was a BYOB affair and, as you can see above, we brought our own special cups. We ended the evening at a local lounge where we met unexpectedly with some friends.
The plan was for Kim and I to go to a chili taste-off event as part of a winter celebration in our town and for me to participate later in the night in a drinkalong of When Harry Met Sally with friends online. And also to read. The reading didn’t happen again, but we did go to the chili taste-off, walked around with neighbors, and watched ice sculptors, and I did participate in the drinkalong. It had been so long since I had seen the movie, and I’m glad I was able to see it again.
The plan was for me to read (yet again) and for Kim and I to do our own drinkalong, a Sharknado Fest, if you will, with all four Sharknado movies, which are on Netflix this month. This time, I did read and finished Sacred, the third Kenzie and Gennaro, by Dennis Lehane. Next up in the series is Gone Baby Gone, which I believed I read before I knew it was part of the series, but I’m going to try it again. I think I liked it. Kim and I did watch 3 and 1/4 of the Sharknado movies. We couldn’t get through all of the fourth movie, not because we were so drunk but because it was so bad.
The plan again was (GASP) for me to read and for a second day in a row, I did just that, as I finished Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett. Like Sacred, I also enjoyed this one, a straightforward noir, from one of the kings of noir, as opposed to a new noir. Beyond reading, I didn’t do much else, taking a couple of naps, which weren’t planned, but which I guess were needed.
Now I have a four-day workweek, but I don’t think I’ll have as many cool photos from that as the past four days.
Did you do anything special over this past weekend? Even if you didn’t have a three- or four-day weekend?