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I know its Tuesday but…

I needed to share a few goings on from my weekend.

So I believe in Karma.

I believe that good things happen to good people, and if something bad happens to good people, karma will step in and fix it.  At least I do now.

Quick story.

We are housesitting Friday night.  Saturday morning, we go to take a shower (yes I said we), and I open the slider. Its a glass shower door that hangs, and apparently I the track came loose and the shower door found its sweet spot, and SMASH!  Tempered glass all over the bathroom.  And we were going to leave in 20 minutes.  Damn.

The next few hours we spent cleaning.  Spoke with the homeowner.  They were just happy we werent hurt.  Drive back to SF, roommate is in the driveway.  (SHAKES FIST!)  Thats ok, there is a spot up the street.

Grab the spot up the street. Get out of the car, and see a few cards on the concrete.  Could be credit cards, drivers licesnces or something, so I pick them up.  Two gift cards.  I look around, see no one, see no remainder of a wallet, or signs that anyone is coming back.  Was it wrong for me to take them? I dont think so.  I could justify it all day.  Who do I turn cards without names into?  Do I report it?  Thats just stupid.  Its like finding a $5 bill.  Only difference.  It wasn’t $5.  It was a $25 iTunes gift card, and a $200 Macys card.

Karma.  Accidental glass door shattering.  Timing worked in our favor coming home, so much in fact that the gift cards were waiting at the car.  Not in the driveway where I normally park…but up the street.

Call it what you will…someone was on our side.

Lazy doesnt necessarily mean bad

So, Im still recovering from my weekend of doing nothing.

Wait…recovering? No. Just admitting to the fact that I actually have to get work done this week, run errands, hang out in San Francisco, ride the bus…etc.

We housesat in the Oakland Hills this weekend, and it was glorious. Three days of relatively no contact with the outside world. I think I logged onto the internet once, and that was to find directions to a BBQ we went to on Sunday. Not that I dont love the people I see or talk to every day, but waking up, watching movies, sleeping, enjoying the crisp morning air, and hearing nothing but silence and birds all day and night is pretty damn calming.

The house we were watching had recently come upon a gas grill. So we went to the store Saturday morning, and spent close to $100 on BBQ. Im eating salad all week. Meat is good, but I think we did a bit too much of the grilling this weekend. I think I need to purchase a grill, so that its not a luxury we need to over indulge in. That way its just a regular thing, and we wont feel the need to eat meat 3 meals a day.

So now…i work this week…back to the grind. 3:00 fridays are in effect all summer however, so thats pretty sweet.

Bohemian Carnival this weekend…doesnt sound terribly relaxing, but I think I got my relaxation time taken care of for a while. You should come! Everyone should experience the klowns at least once.