Monday, August 25, 2008

"I'm just waitin' on a friend..."

 
I just KNEW Jim would ride his motorcycle today, and I was right! (That's my car Slick behind him, by the way.)
 
We had a dandy time. It was a beautiful day, so we sat out on the patio to enjoy the fresh air. We enjoyed a couple of cool beverages, and our lunch (I had a black bean quesadilla), but mostly each other's company! We had plenty of laughs (he was quite happy when he got me to snort once), but talked about some serious stuff, too. Jim is one of the kindest, sweetest people--but with a bit of a wicked edge, if that makes sense--I've ever known, and it was great to get together with him. He paid for lunch, and I said I'll get it next time--he said, "Cool--that way I know there'll be a next time!" No doubt about it, buddy. I miss you.
 
He told me some stuff going on in the lab, and it sounds like the same old stuff. I mentioned my entry about the psychic vampires, and he immediately and without hesitation said the name of the former coworker! I said, "Bingo!" He knew exactly who I was thinking about. Of course, I think anyone would.
 
He's on vacation this week, but will soon change to "power weekends," where he'll work 12-hour shifts on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. He thinks it will work out well for him, because even though the 12 hours a day will kind of bite, there will be 4 days when he doesn't have to even think about work! He's a guitarist, and has a small home studio, so he's looking forward to recording some stuff. I'll look forward to hearing it. We agreed that it's all about finding your passion.
 
We sat there and talked for over 2 hours, and they just flew by! We hugged and parted company, and he was on his way. I made a quick trip to the store, then came home and took out the recycling. For some reason, I feel oddly exhausted. I think it's because I'm not much of a talker. No matter how much I like the person and enjoy the conversation, it just kind of wears me out. I'm kind of like that character Silent Bob, but I'm Silent Beth. (Not always...I have my moments!)
 
I got some onion buns to make Manwich, but I realize that I have too much stuff in the fridge. Time to eat some leftovers, and I'll do Manwich tomorrow. Mmmm, I love Manwich. Although now that I think about it, its name is rather discriminatory, isn't it? From here on out, I'm calling it Humanwich.
 
"These are the Daves I know, I know, these are the Daves I know...." It's catchy, isn't it?
 

14 comments:

madcobug said...

Glad that you had a nice lunch and visit with your friend. Helen

marainey1 said...

I love Manwich too, but don't think I'll change the name...they are good but don't make them much.  'On Ya' -ma

helmswondermom said...

It had faded into the background.  It was going.  It was hitting the road.  It was saying "Hasta La Vista, baby!"  And then you had to be wicked and mention it again!  :)
Glad you had a nice visit over lunch.
Lori

gen0507 said...

I'm glad that you got to catch up with your friend.  My teen loves Manwich too.  I haven't made them in a long time.  I'll put that on my list.

Hollie

rdautumnsage said...

Sounds like you had a great time with Jim. I've been a bit on the tired edge these days. I think it's just the stress of this house...I keep chanting to myself, this will be all over some day and it'll be worth it. Paul was worried because I had a breathing problem after the Pellet guys were here (thats an entry in itself), ugh...that was just stress but he doesn't quite understand how that works yet. Sorry I'm just now catching up I've missed your humor and the much needed interaction. (Hugs)Indigo

carouselqueen70 said...

I love manwich too...hugs, Christine

buckoclown said...

No sure about the name change, it would not be the same :o(
Funny, not many in J-Land would ever think of you as Silent Anything :o)

indigosunmoon said...

Humanwich huh?  Yeah, I like that.  Discrimination is just wrong, ya know? LOL
Glad you had a good day girlfriend.
Love ya,
Connie

lsfp1960 said...

Even though I have many unpleasant memories of the work place (especially the last 6 years) I dearly love some of my former co-workers and we get together regularly.  Linda in WA  

mpnaz58 said...

I would never think of you as a non-talker!!  As long as I've been reading you...sure has been a long moment!!  Thats ok, I enjoy "hearing" you talk...Ii
suppose the written word is a bit different from the spoken word!
xoxo ~Myra

lisawesmalayna said...

Beth,

I'm glad you had a great day with a friend. I know form experience good friends are hard to find! When you do make Humanwich, please don't do what I do and make way too much. I made some a few days ago for 2 poepl and an infant, and there is still enough in the fridge to feed ten people.

Snootchie Bootchies,

Wes

amy122389 said...

Jesse works a 12 hour shift with a three days weekend, but his 'weekend' is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.  We like it because everybody is at work when we go out to do whatever.....

~Amy

markonit said...

... finding your passion and going for it is among the most noble things a person can do ... so the schedule doesn't faze Dave a bit ...

... interesting that you too get 'tired' from listening ... sometimes I get 'tired' from nonphysical things like that ...

... 'Humanwich' sounds like it is a health food something made with Humus ... eat like a 'man' ..!

queeniemart said...

I have a Jim too (Howard)......mine doesnt ride bikes or play a guitar though....if Jim records anything and wants to share, i'd love to hear. I bet you got sick from that Mexican food....i love Mexican food...love that pic too...glad you went to lunch and had a good time. I would love love love the 12 hr shifts. You feel so free with more days off.
XO