Well, I figure I should just give an update just as a refresher as to what's been going on lately. Today makes the start of weekend number two off, though I'm irked I slept away most of the day. I've been feeling under the weather from what I thought initially was a cold, but is seeming more like allergies. The night before last, I slept less than 3 hours before a 12 hour shift at work, so I was feeling pretty ragged yesterday. I caught up for sure last night, & I took Benadryl to make sure I fell asleep. (I had bought it before for work, but it nearly knocked me out & I felt out of it & had trouble staying awake, so it's been sitting in a drawer at home since then) My eyes were really puffy last night & really watery, & I was constantly on the verge of sneezing, so my eyes kept screwing up & making things worse. It was so bad, I could barely drive last night. When I got out of work Thursday night & last night, my car was COVERED in pollen, so I did the math in my head & figured it's allergies & not a cold. I've never had allergies before, so this is all new to me. I had to ask online what a good allergy medicine was, & a couple friends recommended Claritin, so we'll give that a shot.
As the title says, today is the start of Bike Week, so it's motorcycles galore around here. I know up at mom's, it'll be even moreso, since they're closer to Laconia than I am. Hmm, I'm not entirely sure why I bothered to mention Bike Week actually, since this is about as much commentary as I usually give on it. That, & it kills business at work. Happy summer!
The search for a new car is not going well. I've been looking since February or March now, & I'm still no closer to a car than I was then. I've seen a few ideal cars pop up for sale, but they've all been too far away from me. I saw a nice one appear online for sale in Woburn that was perfect. Gorgeous color/exterior, had all the features I wanted (and then some) & wasn't priced too bad. Unfortunately, that's still too far away from me, so I had to watch it disappear as it sold. Boo.
I haven't read too much into it, but I saw this morning on Facebook that Adam West had passed away. So sad. THE original Batman on TV. I just looked at the trending topic on Facebook, & it seems he had a brief struggle with leukemia. 2017 has not been kind to many people this year as far as health goes. I'm still upset about Bill Paxton's death, & part of my brain still refuses to believe it. (Celebrity deaths almost never bring me to tears, but I bawled my eyes out when I saw the news about Bill Paxton. Twister was a BIG part of my childhood, & I still watch it as often as I can, so it really hurt)
Last weekend was the NHRA races in Epping. That was a lot of fun. The day before the races, I got a phone call that told me I had won the NECN contest for the 8 pack of tickets, which were overnighted to me, so I can't tell you how amazing that was. Two years ago, in 2015, I won a full weekend ticket from a giveaway that E3 Sparkplugs did, so two out of three years attending for free? Yeah, I'm pretty stoked! Mike got me set up with NAPA Hospitality/VIP as well through his work, so two out of the three days, I got to eat in the hospitality tents & sit down & have all the water & soda I wanted. Friday's meal was baked spaghetti & meatballs, with salad & little cups of tiramisu (tiramisu!!!!!) for dessert. It sure beat the John Force h ospitality meal last year. Saturday, the choices were either rib-eye or maple-glazed salmon, which was also served with salad, corn, fruit, a bread roll, & little dessert cupcakes. I definitely enjoyed my meal. Tony Schumacher made an appearance on the Army side of the tent, & not long after Ron Capps was on ours to congratulate a new team member. Don Schumacher also gave out championship rings to the team as well, so it was a pretty neat experience. We did not get VIP for Sunday, as we knew we'd have no time to even go there. We spent round 1 of eliminations in the stands, & the rest of the day, Mike & I were by the fence near the Tree. It was pretty neat, & I could not believe we nabbed fence space that easily. Friday after the races, we went to Applebee's to eat. Saturday's post-race meal was at Telly's. Sunday, as per Nick's request, we hit up The Tuckaway, where we lucked out & got Nate as our server. I was introduced to a new tequila by accident there, Avion. It was not bad at all. I think he said it was supposed to be higher shelf than Patron, but I'm wasn't so sure about that. I just checked, & at least price-wise, it's very similar to Patron with just a $2 difference. (I'm writing this to make a mental note to compare the bottles next time I'm at the liquor store to really be sure. Patron has always been my go-to, especially since they're a major sponsor with the NHRA)
Not much else for me to write about really. I badly want to go play WoW & watch Dragon Ball Z for a bit. I've REALLY been on a big Dragon Ball Z kick all over again. With the new episodes of Super releasing every Saturday on Crunchyroll, it's even more exciting. I feel almost like I did in school all over again. In fact, I should backtrack & get on the ball with getting the Namek episodes of DBZ on DVD very soon, & even earlier back to Raditz/Vegeta/Nappa. I haven't seen those episodes since Hawaii. I had to buy the DVDs to finally see the Majin Buu saga, which I missed in high school. (Something I still kick myself for) God, I loved it. I noticed some perks to getting it on DVD as opposed to TV though, like Babidy & Gotenks giving the middle finger. I laughed so hard when Babidi gave Goku the middle finger, since I hadn't seen that before. I will say though, I do miss the old Toonami. I watched an old video with all sorts of old Toonami DBZ promos, including the DBZ20XL marathon one I remember so well. (When I was a kid, I said I was going to make that my license plate when I finally got a car. Needless to say, that didn't happen, but it was a nice memory)
Anyway, I wanna go! I wanna watch DBZ & get cranking on World of Warcraft!