Remember last month when I was on vacation and I then told you all about it? No?? Well here is a refresher. I was on vacation again this week and you are all dying to know what I did for ten days.
Adam, Lora, and Lora’s friend met me at work around 3:00 so we could leave and get down to the Pirates game. We were in a hurry and wanted to get down there with enough time to tailgate for a bit. That led me to not eat anything. Bad move.
We got there around 5:30 and immediately found everyone. We started drinking immediately and playing ladder ball. Adam and I pretty much sucked at it, we lost four games in a row. Oh well though, we won the final game which we had bet on. The losers had to buy our beers inside the stadium.
We head inside and get to our seats. I am already starting to get a nice buzz. Adam grabs me nachos and a beer. The game is awesome, the Pirates beat the Phillies 2-0. I wish I had known it was WHYGAVS night at the park, I would have stopped over. After a few too many beers though, I really do not remember much of the game.
Except for the one girl’s boyfriend getting a bloody nose when we first went in. No one seemed to even care. Adam actually jumped up and grabbed some sani-wipe from a food vendor. He responds well to an emergency.
We leave the game and go to this one girl’s place that we are spending the night. We find out that we do not have enough time to get showered or anything. While the girls get ready, Adam and I head across the street to a shitty bar (we are staying in McKees Rocks…enough said) and decide to play darts. We head to some club in Station Square and I proceed to get really drunk.
Back at the girl’s apartment, I decided to take my contacts out, but I never made it that far. Instead I passed out on the bathroom floor. Way to go moron.
We get up and go for breakfast. Then on the way home, I get a speeding ticket. Actually the nice officer only gave me a failure to obey traffic signs. That reminds me though, I need to pay the fine tomorrow. Once I got home, I relaxed on the couch all night. I had to meet Imler in the morning because we were going to the Pirates game.
I must have been extremely tired because I slept through three alarms and Jason calling me. Yeah, that takes some talent. I wake up and get to Altoona about an hour late. We make great time and should get there about thirty minutes early. Should being the operative word. Traffic getting into the stadium was insane (I never drive down to games, since we always take the bus from Steve’s place).
It takes way too long to get inside, where Offord is waiting for us. This game ended up being amazing. Probably one of the best games I have been to in years. They were down 5-2 in the 7th inning. Pedro Alvarez led off with a monster home run. The Buccos then scored five more runs and won the game 8-5. I cannot remember the last time I was at a game where they came back and batted around in an inning.
We head back and I give Adam a call. Turns out he has to work Monday morning (he must have been one of like ten people who had to work). He says that Lora is going up to Osceola. She then gets a hold of me and says they will pick me up soon.
Once at the Hotel, the beer begins to flow like honey (is that the saying? and what does that even mean, have you ever seen honey, it does not really flow all that fast…). It ends up being a pretty fun night, and sadly nothing of importance happened. Aside from great conversation and seeing a bunch of good people.
Monday Through Friday
The entire week was pretty uneventful. I basically relaxed and watched a ton of television. I watched the entire third season of Mad Men and the first season of Sons of Anarchy. I also watched a few movies. It was actually a great time. Last vacation was spent going places, this time was spent just doing nothing. And going out drinking.
I woke up and went over to Adam’s place to watch the Philipsburg Heritage Days Parade. Yeah, it was as lame as it sounds. Fortunately there was beer, which it is always a good idea to start drinking around one. Adam was actually not around, so I drank with his roommate Jarrod. He and I went to this party, which could have been cool, but we did not stick around. Instead we headed to State College with some hot girls.
We started out at Sharkies, where Jarrod and I lost at pool to a couple of guys who were irritating. They were playing ball-in-hand, yet they just kept on shooting after the one guy hit made a shot that he did not call. That makes me angry. At the bar, there was some dude with an annoying laugh hitting on one of the girls. So I started doing what I do best: lie. I said that we were twins. We look nothing alike. I also just kept making shit up and this dude was buying it. He was pissed when he found out I was lying. In fact, he was so pissed that he left the bar.
I woke up with a hangover and have to listen to some kind of closing ceremony for Heritage Days. Definitely not what I wanted to listen to in the condition I was in. I decided to just go back to sleep. I spent the rest of the day doing nothing (and loving it) and then I watched True Blood and Hung on HBO. I caught the premiere of the new cop show on A&E The Glades. I am not usually a cop show fan, but this one could be pretty good. The main character is pretty funny. It also stars my girlfriend: Kiele Sanchez
It was nice being off for ten days, but now I am ready to go back to work.