This is gonna be a long weekend for me ... fucking bleah™.
Oh well, such is life, no?
Lot of work to do, lot of projects to get done, lot of chores and little things on top of all that. I like my weekends to be worry free, work free ... pretty much free of anything but laziness, occasional gluttony and doing nothing.
There are a few bright spots, however. They may not be big, but I'm going to grab on to any thread of positivity I can get.
1. I may get to play poker tonight after missing the Wednesday game. It all depends on how much work I can get done by about 9:30 p.m. Cross your fingers for me.
2. On Sunday, I get to go out and play some golf with my pare' and my godsons. That's going to be the high point of the weekend, I'm sure.
3. I finally got off my ass and got my nice watch repaired. It was one of the few times in my life I totally indulged myself with something expensive. I have a hard time spending a lot of money on the simple, every day things — clothing, shoes, watches. But this watch was the exception.
It's a Bulova, with titanium casing (very light), waterproof to 100 meters. When I bought it, I think it was a little over $250, on sale. The most I'd ever paid for a watch before that was about $75.
I've had a few cheap watches to get me by since this one broke about a year and a half ago — the gold lining around the date indicator came loose and kept the minute hand from progressing around the dial, and I just never bothered to get it fixed.
Did that today after asking a co-worker about a reputable watch repair place. Dropped it off before lunch, picked it up after. The guy fixed the broken part, put in a new battery, cleaned it and even set the time and date for me. It's nice to have it back again.