Here’s a blast from the past from a daily papers (journal) entry I wrote on Memorial Day weekend 2012. (This blog post was drafted Mon July 22 2013 and scheduled to post automatically on Memorial Day 2014.)
Hi Morning Papers, Screw you! I don’t want to write you today. Today’s breakfast wis popcorn and frozen burritos. I warm the burritos up, of course! Yesterday was a fun day. It wore me out and I slept for about 14 hours. It’s Memorial Day weekend. Today is Sunday. I don’t have to work tomorrow. Popcorn is done! Nom Nom Nom good popcorn!
Anyway, yesterday I went on a cruise with Brandon. It was around Lake Coeur d’Alene. Only two other cars showed up. Brandon is still getting used to his new BMW so he surprised himself many times with how good his car handled on the corners.
For lunch we stopped in Harrison, ID and ate at this cool restaurant where boats can pull up and dock. It was a bar & grill sort of place, and without really thinking, I ordered a root beer.
“Uhh I think we’re out of root beer.”
I ordered a sprite after I realized that this was a bar. Brandon did the same thing and ordered a orange soda, before the waitress said they didn’t have that. He ended up with a sprite. Lunch was awkward because we sat with the other drivers and the girlfriend of one. Brandon barely talked, they kept looking at me for conversation, but I didn’t have anything to add because I’m not the car guy, Brandon is! All I could do is ask questions like, “You guys must have these roads memorized” but I had no idea what they were talking about when they would talk about,
“Audi 5000 turbo five pipe blah blah”
I don’t know what you’re saying, I’m just smiling and nodding! In one awkward moment of slience, they asked what we did for a living. I said what I could have said in five paragraphs condensed into one sentence.
“I do shipping and IT and stuff for a small business owned by my dad. Our dad, we’re brothers.” as I pointed at Brandon.
First of all, I didn’t need to say that I worked for my dad. Second, I didn’t need to say that I worked for a small business. Third, I could have separated the fact that we were brothers into a different conversation so we could actually talk without sitting in silence. Fourth, I should have said that this, “small business” was a two-way radio business, that way, we could have talked about that fact! I could have tied it into the police scanner subject, because I was using one on the cruise, I’m sure they would have been interested.
Anyway, my conversational skill suck, and so do Brandon’s apparently. No his are probably better, but he was just being shy or intimidated. I don’t know why though, since the group was really cool, and easy going. Oh well, better luck next time!
P.S. It was a very fun drive, the fast speeds and cornering was like a rollercoaster!
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