Wednesday, June 11, 2014

It's quicker if you run.


Whereas for days I have wanted to take a run, this morning was not one of those days. The days remain long, rising early to prepare for summer theater camp and to rouse the children who must join me on the forty-five minute drive to Berea, followed by evenings jammed with summer activity.

Last night we had our annual end-of-school-year celebration dinner at that chain fondue restaurant. Last year we had a gift card and still spent something close to $100 out of pocket for stale bread and a bag of cheese. However, the event made an impression on the kids and in spite of our (my wife and mine) collective dread over the sticker price, and no gift card, we somehow managed to pay less than we did last year. Hit me up for the details, it's not that important.

What is important is my reminder of why we enjoyed going so much last time, and again last night. You are forced to sit and talk between bites. We like talking to each other, meal spent, just the four of us, taking our time, make for the best evenings. But get so rushed. I am tired of that.

Temperature: 67°
Distance: 2 miles

Peeves the Poltergeist is not just irritating as a character, he's no fun to read. I am glad they cut him from the films, because if they hadn't, that's how my children would know Rik Mayall. Instead, they get to meet Lord Flashheart.

House of Fun Playlist
House of Fun - Madness
Rat Race - The Special
Hips Don't Lie - Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean
Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant
Safe and Sound - Rebelution
One Step Beyond - Madness

1 comment:

Henrik said...

Way too young to go. I love Mayall and always enjoy his work. He's recently revived the Flasheart character for a series of Bombadier Ale adverts. (He's been doing quality work too, I hasten to add.) But Flasheart and the over the top slapstick stuff he did with Edmondson were hard to beat.