I learned fast to get everything in before the month of October. DCs favorite (well 2nd) holiday is Halloween. -For the entire month I like to .... blah blah blah- Halloween? Maybe it's just me.... never was a ghouls and goblins person. Living near the National Park... we decided to camp for a few days. My version of camping is quite primitive compared to hers. DC wanted lights and water hook ups. That just isn't true camping to me. All I ever use is a tent, if even that. We used her uncle's mini camper. Nothing like grilling out near a large stream. The water can almost put you to sleep itself. We make small talk with campers around us... I was speaking with an older female a few spots away. We exchange names and have funny looks on our faces. "Is your H xx?" -Yes he is and you had to have played on one of his teams.- Ibedamn.... it's the coach I had wrote about in an article for the paper about three years ago (think I actually posted it on GutPunch's thread). I'm now the age he was then... it was really strange. Had an enjoyable night of catching up. They're there camping roughly 75% of the time since retirement. Beyond ironic....
I'm not an excellent cook by any stretch. Turning over the kitchen to someone... I'm not really fond of. Only person I had turned it over to was WC.... granted she could cook me under the table in twelve seconds. Never let UG have it..... nor any of the overnighters or FWB. Gotsta say... DCs took it over. I admit... I'd rather be out in the garage or doing something outside. DC even made fried potatoes, hadn't ate those in at least ten years. We're in the den slow dancing to Kenny G and the phone rings. Wonderful.... it's mom. It goes to VM..... check it, she babbled on and on about a carpet cleaner (already have one) on QVC for $xxx on payments of $xx. During the entire VM she acted as if nothing had happened. Either she is in complete denial or she can't remember a Gdamn thing. Didn't ruin the night but I wish I hadn't checked the VM until the next day.
Recently we were out on the back deck chatting about whatever.... -Ya know... I've heard all about how bad arse your homemade chili is.... Why don't you make it?- "Ain't right weather, don't make it in summertime. Plan to make it to kick-off first Steeler game." -If you make it now.... I will cover your eats at the casino- That's saying a lot, they have an Italian bistro there. Made the chili.... -think I'll like it- "Safe to say you will" Suffice to say she put some back for her parents and kid brother. -If you can make this right before one of my Halloween festivals, I'll take it and sell it. $5 a bowl easy.- "We'll see.... would be nice... I make at least 25 "healthy servings" each time."
We hit the lake at just before sunrise. Yes... "the lake." Swam a bit after watching the sun come up and the most amusing thing occurred. Large bubbles came upward to the surface. She was embarrassed, I LMFAO. -Guess we're a couple, we've farted around each other now- I flashbacked to the girl who would take open door #2s at my place back in 2015.... couldn't stop laughing but couldn't tell her why.
Sometime last month DC decided to get away for an evening. -Somewhere close, my treat- We hopped up to the Tail of the Dragon, my death location if I still rode a bike. I love speed... I wouldn't be here today if I still rode. Stayed at a really nice place on the lake. She seriously contemplated stealing the mattress -best damn one I've ever slept on- Had a few drinks at the lake... weird sensation came over me, like it's 'you're where you should be with who you should be with' Hadn't felt that in 20 years. On the way back we stopped at the casino, each took in $200. Didn't take long for her to flush $120 and me $40. We didn't look to stay long... we walked around a bit, she picked a machine, sat beside her. We chatted about how nice the room was as we both were losing money. Interesting thing happened... lower cost machines aren't that hard to read if you know what to look for... went max bet and pulled in $600. Unless I have money to burn, I cash out after I at least double my cash. Can always come back another day.
DC was down to $20 and a voucher for almost $20. Tried a few machines, told her when to hit single bet, 2x, 3x, 4x and max. Got her back up to around $400. "Almost lost your shirt now you are double, pocket and go home a winner." -WTF you know when to bet small and when to hit max... what are you Rainman?- It was pretty damn comical to say the least but it was a good time to mention my ADHD in a non-humor tone and my autism. -I could tell you were quite a bit ADHD back at school but I never thought autism- "Very slight autism but read up on tendencies and you'll notice. Very controlled, no medication, use it for my benefit, not detriment." Nice ride home.... weird thing happened that night. Wasn't 30 minutes after she left, already began to miss her.
Attended a UT game for the first time in I'd say 30 years. You enter through a breezeway with a great view of the river. Sad that incline is at least 40 degree. Happy to say I made it up without sucking air and my legs were just fine. DC was winded. Understandable legs sore but winded at her age? I'll touch on this later but she is a closet smoker. Game was supposed to be a blow out but ended up being a nail biter. Went into overtime, UT won. While we were leaving... she was mentioning all the places there on campus, made me partially wish I had went away to college. All the parties, celebrations.... DCs stories about hers while at a "Christian" university LOL. Egh... was what it was. Wouldn't have ever met 2nd love had I went away. Plus I'm sure mom would've demanded to go away with me.... what fun!!!
Things are well, actually so well it scares me. WTF is the bad luck bus going to hit? For now... really like where I am at. Kinda like how I felt 25 years ago..... Hmmmm... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYoeKsN_whU