The weekend started at 4:30 on Thursday...

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Post-work B-line walk to the Sports Page...

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...to watch CCB's cousin pitch.

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Perfect evening for a bridge walk.

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What's fast becoming the quintessential Sarasota shot.

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Fantastic view over our shoulders on the walk back, too.

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Cool little road sign by the Ritz.

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Dinner at Mad Crow.

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Up at 7 a.m. Friday morning. Nothing to do but head to Bradenton Beach.

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Back from the beach, 'bout time to mow the lawn...

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...and clean out the garage...

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...and practice my swing (stupid tree).

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I was cat-sitting for my parents this weekend; the new marina-front Bearded Clam is two blocks from the house I grew up in.

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Friday-night dinner at Hooters with Krazy Kevin.

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Had a good night (for me) on the lanes--142, 134, 128.

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Blurry cuteness.

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This should totally be my ball, dammit.

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Friday-night fun leads to Saturday-morning breakfast with Krazy Kevin at Bob Evans.

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Burned off my bacon (bum knee notwithstanding) at my Saturday-evening soccer game taking free kicks...

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...and clearing corners. (Thanks to K2 Photography for the action shots.)

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Alas, we had to miss Mr. Beery's O Canada party Saturday night due to CCB's flu-like symptoms, so we celebrated at home with a six-pack of Molson and some Canada Dry ginger ale. The better to rest up for...

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...EASTER BEER HUNT! A baker's dozen assorted bottles ready to be hid.

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Of COURSE there's a Stella in the grill.

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It's probably mean to take advantage of the fact that we have bottles as decorations anyway, right?

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Ransacked the lanai only to find a Mike's in the lacrosse basket.

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In the end, we can only say that the cat was mildly amused.