Monday, December 11, 2006

The highs and the lows

On Saturday night I had the good fortune to procure a couple tickets to a bluegrass band called Hot Buttered Rum. They are the purveyors of "High Altitude Bluegrass," and they travel around in a Biodiesel powered bus. The concert was an explosion of strings, as they sport a guitar, a bass, a mandolin, a fiddle, and a banjo. The vibe was really good at the concert, though there was not a enough room to cut a true rug, though I gave it my best shot. Before going to the show, my roommates and I had a BBQ and had some friends over. I can't say it measured up to the BBQ's at old 157 E. 27th Ave. with my little grill, but it did the job. I was a little out of practice though, and I paid the price for buying pre-made burgers because they were so thin one of them fell between the grittle, and another one should rightly have been called jerky. I had brats though, they are about impossible to ruin.

The bidding has continued for my sought after services. Skjersaa's has offered me a free pass now if I work there full time. They offered me this after I told them I wasn't going to work there full time. This is a new experience for me, I've never played hard-ball over a job. I don't think I want to work there full time though, too many young, pants below the ass punks, who think they are the shit come in to look around because they have nothing else better to do.

On a sad note, one of my two Grandma Evelyns passed away last night - on my Mom's side. It was no surprise to any of the family, as she had been gradually declining for a few weeks. She had a good 92 years though and had no discomfort in the end. So, I will be flying to Rapid next Sunday and returning on Tuesday.

7 comments:

Esperanza Rossi said...

Sorry for your loss, Matt.

Cabiria said...

I'm sorry about your grandma -- hope you have a safe trip home.

another kind of nerd said...

I'm sorry, my friend. I hope you have a good visit with your family while at home.

Matto said...

Thanks for the well wishes, I appreciate it.

mynameisponcho said...

sorry to hear about your grandma

Rachel said...

Safe trip. I'm sorry about your grandma. Take care

Dolce Vita said...

I, too, wish to send my condolences. I hope that you and your family get to enjoy some time recounting wonderful memories of your grandmother.