Despite that, it wasn't a bad day. I just feel all sore and exhausted. I fell asleep pretty early last night but woke up a little after 2am and wasn't able to get back to sleep the rest of the night and morning. When noon came around, I went with the family out to lunch with a family friend. The guy is a police officer who used to come into the restaurant all the time with his family. He helped us out by giving us a ton of those get out of jail free cards that all officers have access to. They're like the PBA cards, but better. In my wallet right now I've got this metal card that claims I'm the relative of a cop. That means that if I'm ever pulled over while speeding, running a stop sign, or popping a cap in someone's ass, I can just flash the card and they'll let me go.
I actually haven't had a chance to use the darn thing since I haven't actually had any altercations with the law since picking it up. My mom, on the otherhand, has been pulled over twice and managed to dodge both bullets. As a show of appreciation, my family always comped their meals and now that the restaurant is sold and gone, my uncle charlie invited them out to another place for lunch. I spent most of the meal chatting with the guy and it was a pleasant conversation. I was feeling a bit dizzy/nauseous due to the lack of sleep mixed with my usual cocktail of meds but I made it through the meal without any problems.
After lunch, I headed over to the Bills for Bill M's birthday party. I actually got there a bit early and was actually laying back in the car, trying to soothe the unpleasant feeling inside my head. The party itself was a lot of fun as usual. It was the same general crowd and by this time, it's a very comfortable group. The only ones really missing were Randy and Bob. According to facebook, Bob's birthday was the day before and I figure that they just didn't feel up to making the trek down.
Oh, and I have to mention this. Andrea made some of the coolest cupcakes I have ever seen in my life. I took a picture that I'm way too tired to try to upload now, but I'll hopefully get it up sometime tomorrow. They were little works of art. I snagged a couple with me as I left and they're sitting downstairs right now and I'm looking forward to biting their heads off. There were also plenty of other dishes and a plethora of food that people brought. Arthur made some really nice pasta, Bill S made samosas, Bernie and Karen brought meatballs, etc.
A few board games were played during the event and I spent a lot of time just chatting with people. My meds held up pretty well, though by the end of the night things were starting to slip. The lack of sleep was simply getting to me and it was time to stagger home. I probably looked like a drunk person lurching my way up the driveway. It was all I could do to take a shower and tap out this entry. It's definitely time for bed.