A reason to live in the burbs
Me: I’m not sure I should head to the gym. I’ve got so much to do.
Her: Go. You missed so many days that it’ll be good to clear your head.
Because I had COVID, I lost a solid week of projects that I was planning to do while the kid was away.
As soon as I felt better, I threw myself into my unchanged list of tasks to do.
One major thing I’d not done in years was to clean out all the kid’s old toys, clothes, and papers from the past two years. After three days, his room still just looked like it vomited up everything.
Now, the Firecracker and I were supposed to head out to see Pac and his girl for dinner but I didn’t think I could make it.
Pretty much told him we weren’t going to come because once I got back from the gym, it would be a solid six more hours of work that I needed to do to make it in time to toss everything for that week’s trash and recycling.
But when I got back, the Firecracker intercepted me.
Her: Hey, I wanna show you something.
Me: Do I have to? I’m so beat.
Her: Yeah. I think you’ll like it.
It turns out that, while I was gone she spent two hours cleaning up the kid’s room and did in two hours what woulda taken me four hours. So, I had two hours to wrap it all up.
Me: Well, it looks like we’ll be there tonight.
Pac: Great! Come by at 6PM.
So, after I did what I could with the kid’s room, off we went.
It was raining when we left but we arrived at Port Authority with just three minutes to spare for the next bus.
Her: If you navigate, I’ll buy tickets on my phone.
So, while she was face down on her phone buying tickets, I got us to the right gate in two minutes and 30 seconds. We arrived just moments before the bus pulled out.
Now, we thought we took the wrong bus because we didn’t know it first went south before heading north (Pac lives in the north part of NJ) but we ended up being right on time.
Pac and his girl were just great. Turns out that she has a green thumb, something I aspire to.
Me: These plants are just amazing! I never thought of having a succulent garden.
Him: She has them as a kinda meditative thing.
Me: Oh man, my plants just give me agita.
We brought some alcohol while they ordered a ton of fried Korean chix, which we demolished.
Afterward, we played a game of Exploding Kittens, which I lost and came in last…
…then a game of Spot It, which I lost and came in last.
Me: This stinks!
Firecracker: Oh, you’re just mad because you keep losing.
Me: Well, yeah…
We ended up just chatting until late.
Afterward, we grabbed a Lyft home.
Her: Your friends are really nice. We should invite them over some day.
Me: Sure. Pac’s by alla time but it’d be nice to have him and his girl over one day.
Her: Would you ever live out here in the burbs, Logan Lo?
Me: Maybe. If I had a good reason.
Her: (nodding) Maybe you’ll have one, someday.
Location: Paxibellum, shooting more Scenic Fights and getting more crotches tossed into my face
Mood: potentially seriously messed up. I’ll tell you later on if I am
Music: Its gettin hot in here (so hot) (Spotify)
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