Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

After a long week in Charlotte, I finally returned home last night.

All in all, it was a good trip.  I had a great time connecting with colleagues, old and new, and ate more sushi in one week than I have in my entire lifetime.

I spent the majority of the week in the SouthPark office, but my boss and I ventured Uptown  Thursday morning, where we spent the rest of the week.  The Darton Group celebrated their fourth anniversary with a fantastic party Thursday evening!

I finally made it back to my new hotel, where I had the hugest room I've ever been given.  Dining room, shower big enough for 5 people, and a separate jacuzzi tub.  Too bad I was only there for a grand total of 7 hours.  The picture above is the view from my window.  Yep, that's the office.

I stopped by to see my parents on the way home, and stayed just long enough for a quick visit with my sister and niece.

Now home.  And what a rainy Saturday it is.  I just found out late this week that a hurricane is wreaking havoc on the East Coast of the United States.  We're getting rain all day, but the brunt of the storm will be felt up North.

So it looks like I'll have a good excuse to relax on the sofa, catching up on rest and football games.

Not a bad way to spend a day.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Off to Charlotte

It was a pretty dismal weekend for college football.

At least from my perspective.

And no, I don't want to talk about it.

It's Sunday, and I'm preparing to leave tomorrow morning for a week working in Charlotte, North Carolina.  It's been over a year since I've been there, so I'm pretty excited, although it's going to be an exhausting week.

I hope I can get to sleep tonight.  New episodes of "Dexter" and "The Walking Dead" will probably get me cranked up.

In keeping with the ghoulish October theme, I saw "Paranormal Activity 4" yesterday afternoon.  What a waste of time and money.  You have been warned.  That franchise has definitely jumped the shark.

Yesterday wasn't a total waste though.  After getting my biweekly haircut downtown, I had breakfast with Andrea and Raymond, two former coworkers.  It's been over a year since I saw the both of them, so it was great catching up.  Time really flies.  It's so weird reconnecting with people who you used to see on a daily basis.  Everyone's lives evolve in such different ways.

Until next time, have a great week everyone!!!!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

L.S. Who?

Another Saturday in South Carolina, another end to a busy week at work, and another exciting day for college football.

The Gamecocks play L.S.U. in Baton Rouge tonight.  What a critical game.  If they can get over this hump and beat Florida next weekend, well....I don't want to get ahead of myself.

I really don't have anything very exciting to report this week.  Work was really busy and that was pretty much the focus of my life.  But progress is being made, so that's all I can ask for.  I just find it hard to believe that was already nearing mid-October.  This really is my favorite time of the year.  It's finally possible to go outside without getting drenched in sweat.  I guess this means it's time to start Christmas shopping.  Ugh.

Did anyone watch the Vice Presidential debates Thursday night?  I caught the beginning, but it quickly put me to sleep.  Staying up past 9:30  is a difficult task lately.  I guess I'm almost forty afterall.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Game On

What a great week this turned out to be.

My first week back at work for the bank was spent down in Jacksonville, and I had a great time.  Old friends and new, familiar work and new challenges, it's going to be a blast.

I returned home Friday, and spent yesterday afternoon in the park with my former office-mate Aaron and his 6 year old daughter.  Ava has become quite the accomplished roller skater!

The college football season is really heating up.  After Florida knocked fourth-ranked LSU, I was ready for the South Caroline/Georgia game last night.  And what a game it was!!!  The Cocks dominated, winning 31-7 and knocking off the fifth-ranked Bulldogs. 

N.C. State later knocked off #3 Florida State, which mean South Carolina will enter next week's game at LSU ranked #3.  This is going to be a tough stretch, but if the Gamecocks keep playing like they did last night, really good things are coming.

So tonight, it's Dexter time again.  Last week's episode did not disappoint, although it's a bit too early to quite figure out what the main focus of the season will be.  Aside from lots of killing.