Saturday, November 24, 2012

R.I.P. J.R.

Happy belated Thanksgiving to all my U.S. friends and family who celbrated the holiday this past Thursday.  Full speed ahead to Christmas!

Larry Hagman, the actor who portrayed J.R. Ewing on the classic television show "Dallas", passed away yesterday.  Another childhood icon gone.  It's really sad.  I know everyone worldwide remembers "Who Shot J.R.?"

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Election Day

Tuesday was Election Day in America.  After what seems like years of negative campaigning and attacks by all political parties, it is finally over, and President Obama was elected for four more years of service.

Now can we please move on as a UNITED nation?

Football Saturday was satisfying.  The Gamecocks won their final conference game of the season, stomping Arkansas.  In other shocking news, top-ranked Alabama was upset by SEC newcomer Texas A&M.  And who said conference expansion was a good idea.  Slim chances of another SEC national championship now.

A big shout out to former coworker and friend, Kelly O.  Met up with her Thursday night for Happy Hour at the P.F. Chang's here in Mt. Pleasant.  The place has been open for over a year now, but that was my first visit.  Fun time, and always great catching up with her!

Tomorrow is yet another trip to Charlotte.  This is probably going to seem like a VERY long trip as there is major reorganization going on at the bank.  And that always mean chaos.  Hopefully it will all be for the greater good, but I'm taking extra Advil for the short-term headaches.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Walking Dead Shocker

OK, so Dexter was a bit bland last night, but The Walking Dead certainly did not disappoint!!!


I don't know how things can go from normal to chaos so quickly, but I guess to should really expect that during a zombie apocalypse.

Long story short, someone opened the gate, walkers got into the prison, and all hell broke loose.  I was sad to see T-Dog bite it, or I guess I should say get bitten.  I hope Carol managed to escape.

The biggest shock of the night was with Lori.  Of course she would have to go into labor in the middle of all the chaos.  And of course the birth could not go smoothly.  So it was up to Maggie and Carl to perform an impromptu Cesarean on the mom-to-be, who sacrificed her life for the baby.  she actually didn't really have a choice.  I mean, if the baby had died inside of her, it just would have turned into a zombie and eaten its way out.

As fate would have it, it was up to young Carl to put the final bullet in his mom's head in order to prevent her zombie resurrection.  Happy Mother's Day!

I'm surprised I was able to get to sleep after all of that drama.

I really should watch some more feel-good shows.  Maybe I'll watch "Little House on the Prairie" re-runs all week.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

It's an ABBA Kind of Day

Happy Sunday!  After gaining an extra hour of sleep last night, I'm recharged and feeling happy and frisky.

Sooooo....I feel like a little ABBA!!!!!!


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Happy Halloween


What a busy week.

Last Saturday, wind and rain from the effects of Hurricane Sandy made it a pretty uneventful day.  South Carolina ended up defeating Tennessee in Columbia, but the victory was overshadowed by the injury to Marcus Lattimore.  Poor guy.  Wishing him a very speedy recovery.

Sunday was absolutely beautiful here in South Carolina.  Jasper entered the pet costume contest at Towne Centre and won runner-up in his division!!!  He was so cute and very well behaved.  The competition seems to be biased towards small toy dogs, so I was very proud of the result.

It still amazes me how the events of Hurricane Sandy played out up north.  Simply devastating.  It's incredible that as far as we've come as a society, we are still so vulnerable when it comes to the wrath of Mother Nature.

Halloween was very subdued down here.  I did have one very tiny trick-or-treater.  That is a 100 percent increase over last year, but barely put a dent in my bucket of candy.  More for me to dispose of personally.

The remainder of the week was a blur of conference calls and work activities.  At least yesterday was a payday, which always seems to make it all worth it.

This morning I went to MUSC's opening of their new facility in here in Mount Pleasant.  Free flu shots!  Yay.  going to have lunch with Aaron and Ava in a few hours, then naptime on the couch.

If I don't speak to you all before then, please vote next Tuesday.  HArd to believe all the election hoopla will finally be over!!!!