The trip has been successfully executed. We went to Augusta and saw the family, hung out and exchanged presents and did all the stuff one would expect. I received the Achewood gift pack, thank you Marilyn! It was fun, but like every time I’ve left lately I just really wanted to get back home. I just plain like it here and want to be around the crib and around my new hometown.
Speaking of which, we’re watching How Do I Look? on the Style Channel (well, someone is – I’m blogging and not paying attention). While I think they all happen in LA, the woman who is getting made over was wearing a Thorny’s Steakhouse t-shirt. There are two branches of this joint, one in Myrtle Beach and one walking distance from the house. Small world, no?
In a slight bit of morbidity, we went shopping in my late aunt’s house looking for things we wanted and reminiscing over photos and items and mementos. We identified a chest of drawers that we’ll get at some point, a clock radio, a small suitcase and a small TV. I also took one of her bowling trophies, which I will display right next to my father’s urn in a small shrine to loved ones that are no longer with us. In addition, I appropriated my late father’s cowboy hat, which I really do want to wear around in a non-ironic way. He gave me his cowboy boots 15 years ago, which I used to wear to rock clubs in Atlanta. Combine them with the hat and we’ll see how I can pull it off.