AKA Abraham Bacoln

We got At the Drive In, Sparta, but no Mars Volta
August 7, 2006, 1:04 am
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At the Drive In

Originally uploaded by Kevin O’Mara.

I’ve been keeping myself so busy lately that I can’t even remember what all I’ve done. Friday consisted of … a whole bunch of something. I don’t remember what. Oh, yeah, a whole bunch of errands, getting ready for Saturday. I do believe it ended with more night swimming at the pool.

Saturday was a blast – I had a few friends over for a wine tasting, something I haven’t done since I left New Orleans. We served a flight of three whites (Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay) and then a flight of three reds (Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon). It was a very beginner’s wine class, an introduction to six basic varietals that one is likely to encounter. I think … no, I know that everyone had a good time. As soon as we were done talking about and evaluating the wine we dove into the fruits and cheeses plates and stuffed ourselves silly. That was the cue for Dad to go fire up the grill and cook five different kinds of brats, which we then consumed to stuff ourselves sillier. By the end of the day when I thought I couldn’t even walk any more a few of us decided to go float in the pool for a bit. I think that made three consecutive nights of swimming for most of us. That’s the way life should be.

Tonight I went with Bisc… um … Mary and Tony and their kid Jonathan to the drive-in theater in Sparta, TN. I had never been to a drive-in movie before, or if I have it was while I was too young to remember. It was like sitting in the front row of the theater except you didn’t have to break your neck, and you could sit in whatever chair you wanted to. The mosquitos were nonexistent but I did get a ladybug or two on my shirt. Also, they broadcast the movie audio over the radio, so all you have to do is tune in and listen. However, when you’re sitting outside of your car you need a different method, which Mary and Tony have down to a science. They have speaker jacks in their trunk and they plug in this great-sounding speaker and set it on the hood of the car, right behind your head. It was a perfect setup. The movie, Talledega Nights, was as funny as I expected it to be, but my heart wasn’t really into it. Ah, well, I’ll catch it again on video some day.

Next week, or I guess this week, since it’s after midnight, it looks like I have a full schedule. I’m working at my Dad’s office for a day or two helping him and his awesome paralegal get some case files straightened out. I’m not sure how I got drafted into that. I also may be doing a courier run to Nashville for them, but the subject of my couriering is top secret and I can’t discuss it further. Regardless of what you may think, it’s not what you think. It’s bizarre.

I plan on going to visit Asheville on Friday through Sunday, though I have not yet booked my hotel room. We’ll see if this town really is as cool as everyone says. Perhaps I’ll take a few hours and go see Biltmore again.

That’s it! That’s my exciting life. That’s all I got to say. Go read some other part of the internet now.

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You know, it’s really ok for you to call me Biscuit…

Comment by Biscuit

hey! come see us when you do your couriering to nashville! or don’t.

Comment by mary

Maybe I will!

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