Days upon days pile on each other, until eventually there is a mountain of things past and little to show for the effort except sullen eyes and stuttering footsteps.
This last weekend we had a tremendous time with our friends Kim and Jason at Caesars Creek on the lake. The kids had a blast. Got to tube, swim, sun, soak. I want a boat now (and the lake is only about 20 minutes away to boot). Here are some pictures.
Last night Sonya and I attended the Coldplay concert at Riverbend. As I grow older I become less fond of large crowds – especially large out of doors crowds and horny teens making out. Chris and the boys put on a very good show, but it was dulled by our distance from the stage and the other 25,000 screaming people. Their stage presence is improving, more entertaining (which a band with means and that sort of stature must acquire if they want to continue to attract the crowds). Their transitions between songs were not great (lots of black and silence and long pauses, where the crowd seemed to drift away). I think overall, my view of Coldplay is that of predictability. They meet but never exceed expectations (which isn’t bad, but not a sign of greatness or ingenuity – labels which have been heaped upon them). They played all the songs you’d expect, interspersed with banter, video screens of images and stage antics, flash lights, balloons, Chris jumping around. We did get a close glimpse of Chris when he ran to the back of the pavilion during “In My Place” and climbed a pillar right next to us (and he sang to the lawn crowd – or the “I’m coming only because the radio tells me that I should I like them”).
Those are a few of the highlights, or at least those I can remember, over the past week or so. We got our couches from Sofa Express, so its nice to be able to sit again (although the loveseat is the wrong color and we have to wait another 6 weeks for the right color — and all of sudden my mentioning this, and complaining about loveseat colors makes me feel very very superficial and materialistic, I mean damn, we can afford brand new couches, praise God for that.)
I’m fine, how are you?