Right now it's 3:00 on Sunday afternoon, and I'm sitting outside in a lawn chair at a cabin that overlooks a gorgeous lake.
I think I'm relaxing. I don't know for sure.
I come up here to Battle Lake, MN this same weekend every summer to play our annual bash at a place called Stubs Saloon. It's a huge event and hundreds of people show up to party and dance and celebrate my birthday with me (which is today btw... yay me!). It's always a great time.
One of the side benefits is the fact that our drummer owns a cabin on the lake, and so every year I come up early on Saturday with my kids, the band plays Saturday night, and we spend all our free time relaxing on the lake. But this doesn't necessarily come easy for me.
Case in point. Here's how yesterday played out:
12:00 noon - Arrive at the lake. Immediately sit down in a reclining lawn chair and have a beer.
12:45 - Head down to the lake and bob around in a floating reclining chair. With a beer.
1:30 - Take a nap.
2:00 - Wake up. Ask myself... Ok, am I done? Did I relax?
Immediately following that I became antsy for something to do or someplace to go. Meanwhile, all the other people who do this whole "cabin thing" on a regular basis were telling me to chill out and relax. But I'm not entirely sure I know how. I've never owned a cabin. I've never been taught this skill. Hell, I don't even fish!
But today I tried again and I think I had a little more success.
Here I am kneeboarding for the very first time.
Ok, this wasn't necessarily "relaxing" since I wiped out 2 times before I actually got up and going, but I think this is a good start.
Now, I'm going to grab another beer and try this again. I think with just a little more practice I could get the hang of it.
Everyone at this humor blog knows how to relax!