Ah….I love my computer sometimes. I can watch a DVD and type this out at the same time. Right now, I’m watching the Thomas Crown Affair; the updated version with Pierce Broson and Rene Russo. I want to get the original one day though. Why am I watching it; because Suzanne liked it. I’m in the remaninsing mood, actually I’m in the crying mood but I don’t want to watch Life Is Beautiful. I don’t want to be sobbing in front of everybody, esp. Quetzal. I was thinking about watching The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, but I just finish watching Return of the Jedi with Mike. And the whole Han Solo/Princess Leia romance got to me. So what better way to tourture myself than to watch another romance.
So am I a rogue like Solo? Am I the bored businessman like Thomas Crown? That’s a good question, what movie character am I most like?
Anyway, I should continue with the camping story. Just to fill in some things that I might have left out, I cooked my first smore on this trip. That was cool. And I did hear a bear run pass my tent. O.K. something heavy with a gait went by. I’m figuring that it was a bear. Ok. onto day two
So Sunday morning was not a pretty morning. I was actually up hours before anybody else. Shawn snores like a chain saw, sorry to say. So I got little sleep that night. So I was in a miserable mood. It didn’t help that I was cold too. Anyway, so eventually everybody wakes up and we get the site packed up. We then drive a distance to goto this lookout point and to hike a bit. The lookout point had a beautiful view of the lake. There was this island in the middle that I would love to own. It’s just in the middle of this gorgeous place.
So after the view, we start up the mountain to this waterfall. It’s been a long time since I have gone on a hike, and it didn’t help that I had a slight cold. But I did O.K. considering. Anyway, the waterfalls were pretty cool. They weren’t niagra falls or anything, but they were cool. It was a nice little place to picnic at and stuff. Actually I thought about making love there. It would be a great place with the sun shining the bluejays chirping, the chimpmunks squrring around. Anyway we spent about an 1/2 to an hour here before hiking back to the car. All this time, I didn’t ask for water. I wasn’t thirsty. But, Everybody thought that I was pissed off. I wasn’t going to get pissed off until later.
So after the hike, we trek off to goto the casinos, cause Marie really wants to gamble. We stop at Caesar’s and they head off while I check to see if I have any money to gamble with. I find out that I am broke, so no gambling for me. Anyway, they take like 15-20 min to change clothes at the hotel, then we leave. I guess Caesars wasn’t good enough for them. Anyway, we head over to Harrahs. Anyway, I wander off for awhile and come back to watch them gamble. Shawn and Marie hit the cheap slots, while Raj is at the Blackjack table. So after they are done, we goto Chevy’s to eat. I have no money and I’m not that hungry, so Shawn, mr know it all, makes this comment that I’m having a mood. I wasn’t having one until he said that though. Shawn’s high and mighty additude pisses me off. He is so condecinding on people sometimes, including Marie, which sometimes I can’t understand how she deals with it. Must be love I guess. O.K. I’m still a little miffed. I was being antisocial, I guess. But I really wasn’t thirsty on the hike. And I really wasn’t that hungry, even if I did have money. I do have an additue problem sometimes, and it does get in the way. Maybe I should have had some water. Maybe I should have taken some of their money to gamble with. Maybe I should have had them buy dinner for me. Regardless of what I actually felt at the time. So the question is: Do you stick to what you believe in, or give in on your beliefs for the sake of your friends. I let you argue amongst yourselves about it.
Well, I drove home for Marie. 3hr on the road. 1hr stuck in traffic from Sacramento to Berkeley. AAARRRRGGGHHH!!!!!
Anyway, overall I did have a good time on the trip. Which is to say that I will never go camping, or if I do, it will be a long time before I do it again.
Current mood: calm
Current music: The Thomas Crown Affair – DVD
A 40-something rediscovering life in California