12 January 2009

And we talked about some old times

And we talked about some old times
And we drank ourselves some beers
Still crazy after all these years

- Paul Simon (not the senator, that other one... the singer guy)

I've had a house guest for twelve days. I enjoy my good friend's company, as I haven't seen him in 2+ years. I invited him to stay as long as he wanted, and he took me up on the offer. He stayed for the Sooner game Thursday night, and left Friday.

I haven't been around any person for that amount of time since my ex-wife moved out a year and a half ago. I didn't realize that I've come to cherish my solitude. Fortunately, D is an agreeable fellow with tastes similar to mine (with the exception of his avoidance of Thai food).

We played guitar/piano/bass/banjo/extra-guitar until almost dawn a few nights running, and I was beginning to fear that when my vacation expired, I would have inadvertently reset my body-clock to Greenwich Mean Time. But, in yet another sign that I am getting old, my body remembered it's routine without incident, and I slipped right back into the work "groove". I'll throw some photos up here when I get damn good and ready.

5 comments:

Lorrie Veasey said...

so are you saying
you're not the kind of guy
who tends to socialize?
you seem to lean on
old familiar ways?

Debbie said...

We told a couple they could stay with us a few days to look for a house. Two weeks and apparently several containers of BenGay later, we had to show them the front door. Ah, the lovely aroma of houseguests.

Lo said...

Kreg, you make me laugh. Don't rush yourself, now. We'll wait, patiently, until you're damned good and ready.

How come it didn't ask me for a word verification? I'm sad.

zakary said...

Oh, I bet you and D had so much fun. Just like the olden days, you know, before we had mortgages and jobs and drank until we barfed.

Or maybe that was just me on the last one.

Spatula said...

I like solitude too.