You knew this was going to happen...  

bigandtallreturn 38M
1538 posts
7/1/2006 3:07 pm

Last Read:
7/3/2006 9:54 am

You knew this was going to happen...

Somehow, I wasn't going to get off the first weekend of August scot-free.

Upon coming home from work today, I see that I got this call from my brother on my answering machine: "Call me back." Immediately, I knew something was up. And my first thought was, "He's going to try to sabotage my weekend with Chelle." (Neither he or my folks know about the trip, by the way.)

Normally, I would have showered first (so I don't feel like I've been at work), but again, I just KNEW. I called my brother, and the first thing he inquired: "What's your work schedule like?"

I told him.

"I think you need to come down and hang out with me."



::sense of dread creeps in::

"I'm thinking of flying you down on August 6th."



I didn't actually say that, but... yeah. I should have known that somehow, SOMEONE in my family was going to unintentionally fuck this up. I'm convinced God just does this to mess with me.

Rather oddly for me, I didn't panic, and instead fired back with "I got that whole week off for Labor Day weekend, I really don't want to take off any more time until then."

"Uh-huh. I'll tell you what, call me back later."

Then I remembered my mom telling me a few days ago, "Your brother might try to get you to go to a Phillies game down in Atlanta."

So, a quick check of the Phillies schedule... curse my ass, they're in Atlanta August 7th through the 9th. My brother didn't say this, but allow me to guess his mindset: He wants to fly me down that Sunday the 6th (when I'm flying back from seeing Chelle, mind you), then go to a ballgame on the 7th that he's got tickets for. No fucking wonder. James Michener once said "You acquire a sense of tragedy when you're a Phillies fan," and he wasn't shitting.

Now, I love the Phillies, and I love my brother... but I've already made plans, and I'm not breaking them. That's just the way it's gotta be.

Now I've just got to figure my way out of this, to come up with an alternate plan. I'm thinking of proposing an idea of heading down there sometime in late September (when the Phillies are in Atlanta again), and maybe spending a few days down there. That way, we can get the baseball game out of the way, plus we can hit radio stations in ATL for potential jobs (which is why he wanted me to move down there before I ixnayed that idea). Hopefully, he won't see my bluff, but he's a lot like my dad, and you can't fool my dad with ANYTHING, so I'm sure my brother's equally hard to bluff.

Stay tuned... this is going to get interesting.

"Today may be the first day of the rest of your life, unless you live on the other side of the International Date Line, then yesterday was the first day of the rest of your life."- Larry Andersen

MamChelle 49F
1443 posts
7/2/2006 5:46 pm

i'd would be dissapointing...but families do come first...*hugs*

Become a member to create a blog