super zoomed-in crop from the first in a batch of photos from the weekend
First, I have to wonder.
Why is it that whenever the “spring forward” clock change is about to happen, I start naturally waking up at the crack of dawn? For a few short weeks in life I am ahead of the game and then it’s taken all away from me with the turn of a knob. Or in most cases, with the touch of a digital button.
In other news, I made up for weeks of grilled cheese by eating out four times over the weekend. The meal at the Hofbräuhaus in Newport reminded me not to lament the death of the Festhaus* at Kings Island.
Though they’ve apparently stopped with the traditional German ooom-pah music at America’s first authentic Hofbräuhaus, they can still get the room standing on their benches pumping fists to Sweet Caroline.
At this point I will lament never having seen the following in concert: XTC, Oingo Boingo, Madonna, Pavement, and Neil Diamond.
Less tasty but more important: This weekend I finished entering all my income data for tax purposes. Fascinating to see pie charts on spending habits. I should eat out more and spend less on health insurance.
* I am aware the Festhaus still lives on, but LaRosas Pizzeria with or without Lederhosen a Festhaus does not make
Current music: XTC “Leisure”