The long weekend. Two movies, lots of grilled food, lots of beer, lots of doggies, lots of friends. Four days away from the office, with the Boy.
I was just given a more-than-a-month-long reprieve on a huge project that I've been worried about finishing. I was doing OK, but then another department asked me to delay it for a while, which gives me plenty of time to put together the necessary paperwork without hurry.
Chili cookoff at the office today meant free tasty lunch for all.
A longtime family friend died over the weekend, after living with cancer for much longer than his doctors predicted he would. The service is tonight, so I'll be going there after work. I will possibly show up to open mic still, if pretty late, because it's good to see smiles after something like that.
Mike was a good friend of my parents- we went to the same church for years, his daughter was a year behind me in school. He was singlehandedly responsible for many a cookout, as he built the decks on both houses in which I grew up. This is the third person this month for me. First was a manager at one of our branch offices. The second, of course, was my Grandpa. I actually asked Sharif yesterday "Why is everybody dying?"