i had to drive mom to the bank to deposit some checks. it will be nice when she stops using this bank when the farm is finally not ours anymore. it's so damn out of the way. after that, i drove for about 20 minutes and got to this bird store where the rich people live. we were hunting for something to combat the squirrels. hopefully what we got works. after that, the used music/movies/odd shit store was just across the street. we went in there and they just happened to have a buy 3 used get 2 used FREE CD sale. so, you'll see what 5 i bought in the music section. after that, it was time for lunch. since i haven't driven in this area regularly for over a decade (what a beautiful relationship that was), i was sort of relying on mom. she of course is starting to forget where shit is anymore. so, we just kept driving and all of a sudden, we're at The Greene. The Greene is this snobby shopping center on the other side of the county from where i live. i believe it was built about a decade ago. yesterday was my first visit. we took a chance on this bar and bistro called Crazy Mango. amazingly, the food was great. the fried mushrooms were fucking amazing. and the pizza was very good as well. all in all, not bad. if i'm ever in the area again, i'd go again. after that, mom decided she was going to spend some money. i believe this is the direct result of her visiting her financial planner the day before. let's just say after a visit to the furniture store, we will have a new looking living room in a few days. but, i got a sweet ass tic-tac-toe shot glass set, so i didn't mind all the walking. after that, we went to the dollar store and found some penny wrappers for me and i bought some baseball cards as well. i figured fuck it, why not. i actually got some decent cards in the 25 i bought. not that i know shit about any of that anymore, but at least i knew some of the names. after that, we drove back home, probably about a 45 minute drive. to say both of us were spent would be an understatement. mom went next door to see her brother and i tried on the clothes she got me that came in the mail. amazingly, they all fit pretty good. god knows i needed some new socks. and another pair of jeans.
i watched NJPW and ROH when i got home yesterday. both episodes were great.
also, while listening to the music i got, i wrote 2 new poems. i typed those up last night after the hockey game got over. 2 more good ones. hopefully, i crank out a few more over this holiday weekend.
while we were driving home, i asked mom to check on the Yankees score. when the first words out of her mouth was oh god, i knew it wouldn't be good. when she told me they lost 15-4 i was so damn happy that i didn't sit at home and watch that shit. tonight, i'll watch the ceremony retiring Bernie Williams number, but after that, hopefully, nothing else.
now a quick music break before we get to the rest of this busy ass day:
Manchester United plays Hull today. Hull must win to not get relegated. their coach is a Manchester United legend. to say i'm a little torn today would be right on the money. i have no clue what is going to happen.
there is a ton of racing on today. i imagine i'll watch plenty of that. hopefully my racing favorite, Juan Pablo Montoya, wins the 500 today. that would be a sweet victory beer.
after all that, the New York Rangers play a pivotal Game 5 tonight against Tampa. hopefully the last game provided the game plan to winning this series.
amazingly, most of the Sunday night shows are new tonight. so, the DVR will be busy. i suppose either late tonight or tomorrow morning, i'll watch all of this: Nurse Jackie, Happyish, Penny Dreadful, Silicon Valley and Veep.
hopefully i will finish tonight off with a few drinks, typing up a few poems.
that is how i would prefer to spend this holiday weekend. i figure what will actually happen, i'll spend most of today moving shit around in the living room so it will be ready for the new furniture. good times. glad mom waited for everything to be set up to then change her mind on how she wanted the room to look. i would fear for the world if i didn't happen to be a very patient man.
that's all for me today. i hope everyone had a great Saturday. the weather here the last 36 hours or so has been spectacular. hopefully it is where you are as well. enjoy the day.
be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.
peace and chicken grease...
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit (Maxi-Single)
Tori Amos - Bliss (Maxi-Single)
Chris Isaak - Heart Shaped World
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - From Her To Eternity
Cowboy Junkies - 200 More Miles: Live Performances 1985-1994
"Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them." - Bob Dylan
and your pro wrestling video of the day: