Saturday, April 01, 2006

Spring Break Reverie

The best day, moment even, of spring break is on Saturday morning when you have slept in past your usual 6:00 am wake up and it is actually 7:05 and you lie awake for a few minutes noticing the sunrise and planning all of the things you will do over the next week. Things like:
  • Reading that copy of Graham Greene's The Heart of the Matter that I bought at Myopic books in Chicago a few weeks ago.
  • Putting new strings on the banjo.
  • Spraying the peach tree so that it doesn't get Peach Leaf Curl this summer.
  • Planting some stuff.
  • Killing at least one mole.
  • Re-watching the Miyazaki movie My Neighbor Totoro a couple of times.
  • Riding my bike 200 . . . or maybe just 100 . . no, let's go for 130 miles.
  • Swinging my new driver out in the fresh air.
  • Getting J & B in the bike trailer for a few spins.
  • Writing a good second draft of my current writing assignment in my creative non-fiction class.
  • Doing at least 1/2 of the things listed here so that a week from today I don't wonder what I did with all my time.

5 comments:

sarahjane said...

uh oh, i think i know another golfer who might want to hit the links with you . . . my boy wes happens to be an avid (and unfortunately competitive) golfer.

yeah, i need to get on that nonfiction piece too.

Mr. Hill said...

Competitive like he will talk trash and use mind games on me? I don't know if I could handle that. If he's just my kind of competitive where you swear loudly whenever you land in the the woods, then we'll definitely play.

Oden, Miles said...

"My Neighbor Totoro"...with the dustballs and such? Timeless classic.

Oden, Miles said...

"My Neighbor Totoro"...with the dustballs and such? Timeless classic.

Mr. Hill said...

That's the one all right. The long scene at the bus stop where Totoro walks up, waits, plays with the umbrella for a minute, and then gets on the cat bus . . . it's just something else.