Lots and lots of food
I did have a really nice weekend, though. All things considered.
Mouse came by on Saturday and stayed over until Tuesday – for a very NYC reason.
Me: I’m pretty sure you don’t have to move your car until Tuesday.
Her: Are you sure? Double-check.
Me: (later) Yup, you’re good until Tuesday.
Her: Yay! Let’s eat.
I was mainly looking for distractions so, if there’s one thing that girl is good at, it’s distractions.
Her: If the weather’s nice tomorrow do you wanna go to the beach?
Me: Sure, but I think the weather might conspire against us.
It didn’t, so off we went.
She admonished me more than a few times to remember to bring sunscreen. Naturally, that’s the one thing I forgot. So, I ended up walking over an hour looking for some.
Me: (sighing) Finally found some sunscreen. And beer.
Mouse: Did you get lost?
Me: You don’t even wanna know….
Her: I’m eating everything.
Me: Well, I’m still fasting.
Her: I’m eating everything!
Her: This reminds me of California.
Me: Yeah, that seems like ages ago.
Her: I wanna go to a cafe.
Me: There’s one coming up.
We sat down and she treated me to a diet coke while she had a coffee with what can only be described as a diabetes-inducing amount of sugar.
She left for work on Tuesday and I met up with Chuck and Chad afterward, like I said.
Lviv dropped me a line today too, just to see how I’m doing.
These researchers once did a study about dairy cows and noted that they were happy in the sense that they avoided pain. Pain avoidance and happiness are remarkably similar.
I think that’s true for most animals, us included.
I have to say that avoiding the pain this past weekend made me feel something close to happiness. The company helped, for sure.
And now, I can feel a little bit of relief until the holidays, at least.
Me: Thanks for coming this weekend; you’ve never missed any of these terrible anniversaries and I’m grateful for that. Thank you.
Her: I’m glad I got to spend the weekend with you. Good night, Logan.
Me: Good night, Mouse.
Location: earlier today, a bike shop and a cable company
Music: Let’s conquer the percentages (Spotify)
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