Friday, May 22, 2009

All Things Considered, A Terrific Day



"Shoes and socks" or "Susan Shocks", which one?

This has been one of the best days I've had in years. It's a shame I only have a few minutes to post today's blog - I have so much to say today! But we've been go go go all day today, and now it's late and we gotta bail back to the internet-less Inn on the Air Force Base.

A quick recap:

Started the day off calling my dad about his car. Long story short, he's fine and said don't sweat it. He's in the car business, he said, and anything that needs fixing can be done easily and cheaply, so relax. I tell ya, it took a giant load off, right there. Good way to start the day.

Next, we all piled into the vehicles and headed for the Indian casino that Mother-In-Law wanted to fart around at today. Had a great meal at the casino's buffet, and everyone was there (meaning all of Marla's siblings, spouses and kids, with two exceptions). During the meal, my mom called and told me about a great write-up "our rug" got on HALI's website...

If you don't recall the story, she stumbled upon a rug in fall of last year that ended up being something rare and valuable. We ended up sending it to an auction house overseas, and the auction is today (May 23). HALI is the premeire magazine in the rug world, and they posted an article about the auction yesterday, with a picture of "our rug" and some great words about it, including the line "one should expect it to double it's estimate of 45,000 Euros." 

Needless to say, my already-excited mom was happier than I have heard her in years. That alone would have made it a great day for me.

But after our buffet, we gambled a little bit. If you sign up for the "Player's Club" at the casino, you get $20 of slot money and $20 bet-matching money at the tables. I'm not much of a gambler, but between the quarter slots and the roulette table, I turned that free money into $85 bucks, so I was stoked. Hey, nothin beats free money...

After we cashed out, it was time for some "bro time". I went with Marla's brothers and cousin Andrew to the movies for a matinee viewing of Terminator Salvation, which came out today. Even though the movie was a turd (I'll review it more fully when I have more time), I had a very enjoyable time. 

Our next stop was to Brother-In-Law James' house, for a birthday get-together. Both of wifey's brothers have birthdays together - one the 22nd, the other the 23rd. Anyway, we ate the best pizza I've had in years, and watched the Orlando/Cleveland basketball game. The ending of that game was amazing, with LeBron sinking a 3 pointer at the buzzer for the win. Unbelievable. So great food, a lot of laughs and great basketball.

Anyway, that was the quick version, and it may not read like a great day, but trust me, it was a terrific day. I didn't realize how badly I needed a great day. 

We are leaving early Saturday morning to head back to Phoenix, where we will stay the night before driving back to San Diego on Sunday. There are supposed to be thunderstorms on the drive back, so the drive to Phoenix should be interesting.

Anywa, lots of other stuff on my mind, but it will have to wait. Alas, no goofy pics, funny videos or movie quotes today. Sorry if that made it more boring than expected. Like I said, I only had a few minutes to write this, and they are waiting on me now.

Until tomorrow, let's put a smile on that face...

6 comments:

Joseph said...

Dark Knight.

Buahahaha.

Glad to hear about your day, Dave. Does make me hungry for pizza though!

Avari said...

I'm glad you had a great day. You needed one Dave!

... I don't know, but I just can't image paying that much for a rug. Insane

Bobo said...

hmmm... i'm kinda surprised you hated the new Terminator... gotta check it out for myself.. and Star Trek :S and Angels & Demons :S

Dave-O said...

great FOR YOU SIR, darn cap locks, anywho, glad things were well for ya sir, seems like the daves are linked hahaha had a great day myself. blogin has become an addiction! hahahaha especially since i workin graveyard riht now hahaha anywho glad all is well, tell the fam i said hi, and i watched a good, well for me was great, movie. Abbie told me bout it THE HURT LOCKER, good flick about bomb tech in EOD (explosive ordinance disposal) in the Army. worth a watch they did a great job in captureing the adrenaline and anxiety of combat situations, and doesn't have the typical military sappy ending hahahaha, anywho, ZOMBIE SQUAD calls, catch ya on the flip side

havah said...

I had a few minutes to browse, so dropped in on one of my favourite haunts! So glad to hear you've had a great day. We all need one once in a while, and some of us are overdue. Know what I mean? I got my comp working, but no internet access as yet. Hope to write and chat and read more soonish.

David Wagner said...

5 points for Joseph, for getting that ridiculously easy quote! I might as well have put "the force will be with you" or "hakuna matada" ...

Bob: I'd wait to rent Turdminator. It's consistently lame. The most amusing part (for me) was toward the end, when a heart transplant operation took place in a field hospital that was nothing more than a cot with a couple blankets strung up to isolate it, lol. What a pantload. Look for the full review on Sunday...

Havah! You made it back! Hope to have you back among us soon...

Shannon: The rug sold today, but we don't know for how much yet... talk about waiting on pins and needles!

DaveO: I'm heading over now to catch up on your blog...