It’s been a very quiet, very boring (AF) Easter for me. But, it was to be expected as it’s like this every year and has been for my entire adult life.
I guess you could say my Easter started at midnight. I was celebrating Villanova’s win over Kansas in the Final Four. I didn’t go to Nova, but they are located within the county I live in and it’s nice to see a local team doing well.
After I finished celebrating, I wrote my last post.. but I got very distracted and ended up watching old videos of the Foo Fighters (like the Brixton ‘95 gig) for like an hour. I finally got to bed at about 3 AM.
I made a promise to my mom that I’d go to church with her and dad for 8 AM mass. I wore a black shirt, a black, grey, purple, and pink tie, khakis, and a blazer with a pair of Doc Martens. Church was about 70 minutes. It was a little longer than usual because there was singing.
I then went out for a quick bite to eat so that I could go out to ride my bike and get done by 12:30.
The ramble: It’s that time of year where my cycling outfits change pretty drastically. For the four months leading up to now, I’m usually in a hat, gloves, oversized sweater and a heavier jacket for riding. This is about the time where all of that comes off and is replaced simply with a half buttoned flannel shirt. I wear it so that the top half of my chest is exposed and the warmer air blows through. It originated as a hungover style about four years ago when I’d come home from all nighter parties and go riding at 7 AM wearing the same shirt but half buttoned. I was usually airing out the shirt because it smelled of alcohol and cigarettes. The thing about me exposing half of my chest is that as a grown man.. I do have chest hair. Not like Barry Gibb thick, but it’s far from a hairless chest. When I was younger, I shaved my chest several times but I don’t anymore.
Additionally, I was surprised there wasn’t any kids outside playing when I was out for two and a half hours. There’s typically anywhere from two to twelve kids outside at once. I guess the parents actually spent time with their kids for once instead of shooing them outside and making them the neighborhood’s problem.
Anyway.. I got really far off track. I got back right around 12:30. I sat down for about a half hour and then went grocery shopping with my dad like we do every Sunday.
Riding and shopping got flipped for time today because I feared the streets I ride would get flooded with cars for Easter.. and they did. Because I live on one of the streets I ride on, I could see how busy it got by 2 PM.. which would be my typical ride time on a Sunday.
When we got back from the store, the Easter dinner was ready. We had ham and a bunch of sides. I ate with the parents and then they went to take naps. I was going to try and take a nap but I couldn’t and ended up writing this and listening to music on TV for a little while instead.
I don’t think I’ll do anything else today. I was thinking about going back out to ride but decided not to because the roads are still so congested. On top of that, I have to get up at 5 AM for work and we’re supposed to get snow tonight into tomorrow morning and it could cause a mess for trying to leave for work.