I’ve used this title before. Unfortunately I’ve run out of ideas. OK, maybe not. It was the first thing that came to mind. What can I say?
Since my scooter was finally fixed I’m happy that I’ve been able to ride to work every day. And the weather is finally cooperating. Now if it was just not 80+ at 10pm at night – well, that would be nice. I know, never happy. What a complainer! I don’t think I will ever get used to these humid southern summers. And it’s not even July yet. Yuck.
Work has been lame. When you work at an online company, summer sucks. Everybody is on vacation, going to the beach, etc. Nobody wants to sit on their computer and buy crap. They are out living life. And I guess that’s a good thing. Just not good for business.
Finally got all our vacation stuff booked. Will be excited to dip my toes in the Atlantic AND Pacific oceans next month. I really miss going to the beach. Being landlocked sucks.
We upgraded our cable to “Economy Basic” for about $20 more a month. The best thing about it is that we have Food Network again. I can finally watch “Dinner: Impossible” and other cooking shows. I love to cook and I want to do it more. I made some pretty sweet pasta/tuna salad for a family Father’s Day get together. Everybody seemed to like it. I thought it turned out good. I’m still horrible at grilling things for some reason. I am always afraid I am going to give somebody salmonella by not cooking the meat long enough. Am I the only one who has this problem?
Speaking of awesome food, my wife made some incredible oatmeal chocolate chip cookies yesterday. They are ridiculous good. They are organic, too. Pretty sure that does not mean lacking in sugar or butter though. They are rich!
Tomorrow is Friday. Thank God.
P.S. Some celebrities died this week. So, don’t worry, we won’t have to hear about that pesky election in Iran anymore!
Defying an official ban, hundreds of thousands of Iranian supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi demonstrate in Tehran on Monday, June 15, 2009. (BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images) More telling pictures here. (Thanks Chad Pearson for the link!)
I was on a roll blogging almost every day. Sorry, things got a little hectic!
This past Saturday morning Ronee and I participated in Ellie’s Run For Africa. We walked about half the course and then took off. The terrain was pretty rough and I don’t think my poor knees could take much more. There was over 1,000 runners though and our friend Tiffany (and team) really did a great job organizing a fantastic event for a great cause.
On Saturday evening I worked security at the CMA Music Festival concert at LP Field featuring Trace Adkins, Martina McBride, The Judds, etc. From what the MC said, there was over 50,000 people. The night was mostly without incident, but country fans really are a special group of people. The first time I have ever seen what appeared to be a mom in handcuffs. Ha. Seems like everybody really enjoyed the show, so that’s good. I didn’t care for any of the twangy stuff, but I thought Martina was outstanding. Her singing was spot on.
I finally got my scooter back from the shop. It’s running like a champ so far. I can’t go over 40 mph to break in the new parts, but I rode for about an hour on Sunday and that was fun. It took 3 weeks, but there was no charge. The guys from Red Dog Scooters really went above and beyond to get me up and running. Thanks guys!
Going out to eat tonight at my favorite restaurant in Nashville (well, Hendersonville), September’s with Ronee, Brad and Sara. Can’t wait!
All in a days work, my friends. All in a days work! I have a second job doing event staffing a hockey games, football games, concerts, etc. This weekend I worked at Coldplay. I ended up stationed around the 5th row and they made me sit in a chair (ha) so I would not be in the way. Great show. Crowd was not too bad. I still can’t believe I got paid to watch Snow Patrol and Coldplay from the floor. Pretty awesome. Taking down hundreds of chairs afterwards wasn’t too fun (never is)., but you can’t win all the time! We also got free live Coldplay CD’s when we were clocking out. Aside from the denim shirt and tacky vest it was almost like being a ticket holder. Ha!
Yesterday was a great day. I slept in a little while and then hit the gym. I did a new hill climb routine on the elliptical that I have never done before. It was a good one. Went home and started watching a documentary called Sister Helen on the Roku/Netflix streaming. So far it is pretty awesome.
Then in the evening Ronee and I went to Village Chapel 6pm service. It was fantastic as usual. We are in Matthew and just finished Ch. 27. After Church we went to dinner at Rumba with Aimee and Jesse. I had a burger. It was delicious. But our service was horrible. Kind of a bummer on that front. Then we headed over to Green Hills to catch the 9:30pm showing of the Disney/Pixar 3D animated movie UP (you can check out the trailer here. I really, really loved this movie. It made me both laugh and cry and ponder my life. It was so great. I laughed a lot, actually. More than I do at most movies. It really left me with a good feeling. All in all, a great day that I really needed.
Had to sleep in this morning due to the late night last night. Back in the gym on the bright tomorrow. Tomorrow night is the Invisible Children benefit show at Rocketown. See you there?