Another day all alone, I’ve had the house to myself all week now since Jessica and Alexander went to help out her dad while her mom is out of town. I don’t know how I managed to live like this for so long because I am so freaking bored right now. When the boy is running around constantly pestering me I would give anything to just have everyone leave me alone so I can putter around a bit or take a nap or something but then when I have all the time in the world to do that it quickly loses its allure. At least I’ve gotten a little bit done this week, got the car all ready to go for our trip in a few weeks by getting new tires put on, oil and various filters changed, fluids checked and added, new wipers. Now it runs like a top again. I also finished up the gutter downspouts since my pieces got delivered that I needed and couldn’t find in town. I was supposedly done with them but I didn’t like how the downspouts looked and changed things up a bit. Plus, I needed to point our drainage water in a slightly different direction so my neighbor couldn’t accuse me of trying to flood their basement. It does what it’s supposed to do because we got a pretty good rain the other day and there was a good solid foot of dry ground around the entire perimeter of the house by the foundation instead of flowing right along the back wall of the house and ruining the basement floor. Now none of the downspouts are putting any water along the back of the house at all, I’ve got it all going away along the sides and away from the house. Now on to the next thing in the long list of things in the joys of home ownership.
I did get to do something fun this week, Dave Chappelle was in town going on tour for the first time in a long time since he quit the Chappelle Show ten years ago. He ended up doing a four day run at the Roccoco Theatre. Unfortunately Jessica couldn’t go with me since she was going to be at her parents place all week. I really wanted to go and I didn’t want to go by myself so I picked up an extra ticket without knowing who would go with me. It’s pretty sad that I don’t really have a go to person to call and do anything with anymore if Jessica isn’t available. I never was the socialite but now that I haven’t drank in like six or seven years and I’m the team leader for the weekend shift and working when everyone else is doing anything my entire limited social network has withered on the vine. Luckily Ed from work was willing to go with me to a relatively expensive show on a Wednesday night. It was a pretty funny show, they had another comedian, Donnell Rawlings open up for Dave, if you ever watched the Chappelle Show you would recognize him as the Ashy Larry or guy guy who yells “I’m riiiich, bitch!” Anyway, they were both pretty funny and it was all material that I haven’t heard before so that was good. The DJ guy that they had playing music trying to pump everyone up in between stuff felt a little awkward because there’s only so much you can do to pump up a bunch of sober white people from Nebraska at seven pm on a Wednesday. I almost felt bad for him. Ed and I did notice a couple VIPs in the front row from our lofty vantage point in the nosebleeds, Nebraska football players K**** B***, A**** A*******, and another player that we couldn’t recognize because we were so far away were front and center. I wonder how broke college kids who aren’t allowed to profit because of their status as an a collegiate athlete came upon some sweet tickets like that? Probably won a radio contest or something… right?