Well, I’m a little disappointed in Spring Break this year. I didn’t get my website done (started), Nagle didn’t hang out at all, I was a pretty pathetic tour guide for Chip, my broken computer took up much of the “entertainment” and so on. Basically all we did was sit around, play a few video games and go out to eat. I feel bad for Chip, who must have been extremely bored, after driving 1200 miles, to just sit in my apartment and not do anything. I kept on asking if there was something he wanted to do and he kept saying he was fine but I know he was bored. I also feel bad about Nagle, who obviously didn’t want to go with us to Hilton Head but came anyway, either out of loyalty to me or boredom or something. I kept asking everyone if they were sure they wanted to go but no one spoke up and said they’d rather go home. I asked more than once, saying “are you sure you want to go, we don’t have to go, I can turn the car around and we can go get a pizza or something.” I don’t know. I felt like I had to make conversation in the car and push everybody to do things when it was pretty obvious they’d rather be someplace else. I was trying to play “host” all break but no one wanted to be the “guest” so I dropped it.
Anyway, Chip left yesterday after a little shenanigans with his car. His rear-passenger side tire was locked up solid when he went to leave. He had left the parking break on all week and it had locked tight with the wheel, or at least that’s what we’re assuming. He called Ford Roadside assistance it the guy that usually helps me when I call AAA came out and took a look at it. He just put it into gear and gave it gas until it popped out of place. Not exactly the most technical of repair jobs but it did the trick. So, 3 hours behind schedule, Chip was back on the road. He should be somewhere in VA and be leaving shortly to finish his drive.
After Chip left I set about doing some of the massive pile of laundry I have. $8 in quarters later I had clean clothes again. I was hesitant about using the apartment complex laundry room but since the new management took over a few months ago we’ve received new washers and dryers and nightly cleanings by a cleaning service. It’s actually rather nice. After laundry and some dinner, Lauren and I decided to see the new Bruce Willis movie, Tears of the Sun. I was in the mood for a mindless action flick and this was nothing of the sort. It was a tear-jerker with some action to keep the guys in the audience interested. It was actually really good. It wasn’t the “best action movie since Die Hard” like a review I read decided to say. It was an action-drama with soul and heart and all that jazz. Basically it’s your typical “do the right thing” type of movie with a little “character transformation” thrown in for good measure. It was pretty good and very well done, but don’t go see it if you’re expecting Die Hard in the jungle, go see it on it’s own merits.
That brings us up to today. Lauren’s at church right now and I’m trying to decide what I’m going to do with myself. I’m leaning towards cleaning the apartment and checking out the price of supplies for next semester. After that I’ll probably check the news to see what we’re blowing up in the middle-east and then I might read for a little bit. Who knows. It’s my last day of break before… well, the rest of my life, I’d like to enjoy it.