For the first time in I can’t remember how long…
And yes, I know that’s a highly subjective measurement of the passage of time…
I took a day off.
I spent myÂ entire Sunday not thinking about work. About the City of Waterloo. About my next automotive article. About what still needs to be done in my house.
And I gotta say that it was nice.
Awhile back, a bunch of us got tickets to today’s NFL football game between the San Diego Chargers and the Buffalo Bills. I borrowed a big ole SUV for the six of us, we got up bright and early (actually, pre-bright and too early)Â andÂ had a blast of a day.Â We stopped forÂ breakfast in Niagara, crossed the border with zero issues (the border guard was super nice),Â and wandered the grounds for a couple of hours before the game. Then weÂ found our seats and watched some football.
And oh yeah, it was cold. It was very, very cold.Â A bit of snow. A lot of cold. Bone-chilling cold. Wind-blowing-right-through-your-pants cold. I-can’t-feel-my-toes cold.
The temperature was probably somewhere around -3 Celsius, but the wind chill was the killer. I suspect that was dropping the temperature to about -10. And while I’ve been in colder than that, it’s a lot to take when you’re sitting on a metal bench for 3-4 hours.
So as much fun as the game was, we were quite relieved to get back into the SUV and warm up after the game. Found a restaurant to have dinner at, then crossed the border and returned to KW.
Twas a good day with five good friends.
So what am I doing now? Watching football. And it struck me that I actually put zero thought into my manyÂ responsibilities from the moment I woke this morning until I got home.
And wow, that felt good.
In other news, there’s a Battle of the Bards this Friday. Same time, same place, and if you’re free you should come, cuz it’s our last show of 2006 and it’s gonna be fun.