Today was one of those Fridays when I should have made plans because it was beautiful- all the way up to a gorgeous pink and orange sunset- but I never got un-busy enough to actually do it. Instead I stayed at work till 4:30ish to catch up on my grading, then went and got groceries. I should've done that days ago, but since the car was in the shop and then there was basketball mayhem, I just didn't.
But hey- work done, errands done. Now it's the weekend.
And I do have future Friday plans in the works. The guys and I have decided we need to visit our long-term sub buddy at the restaurant where he works, and me and another friend are thinking about going to see Josh Ritter in a couple weeks.
My love for Josh Ritter is mostly due to the fact that he sings this:
My name hasn't been popular since the Civil War, but there he is singing a very pretty song about it anyways. I'm named for the Civil War song, Kathleen Mavourneen, because my dad is a history geek (Sibling is named after a Civil War general, so at least there's some symmetry there). It's not as whimsical, but I suppose it's pretty:
Kathleen, mavourneen, the grey dawn is breaking,
The horn of the hunter is heard on the hill.
The lark from her light wing the bright dew is shaking,
Kathleen, mavourneen, what! Slumbering still?
Oh, hast thou forgotten how soon we must sever?
Oh, hast thou forgotten how soon we must part?
It may be for years, and it may be forever,
Then why art thou silent, thou voice of my heart?
It may be for years, and it may be forever... Don't think it escapes my notice that I'm a homefront girl and I'm named after this song.
I'll close on a lighter note, though. Have an amusing picture I found on Tumblr: