This last week has flown by. I've been trying to stay caught up at work, but I got a lot done today. The trip this past weekend to Muncie went well. A few minor glitches, but things went well.
So I get back late Saturday night to what I thought was going to be the crowning jewel on what would have been the BEST sports day I've had in awhile. My Huskies took out Ball State early in the day. The Deacs pulled one out against Georgia Tech (there are two reasons to enjoy that one). Florida suffered its second loss of the season, by dropping one to Ole Miss. Georgia, although giving up a 12 point lead late, was able to walk away with their first win ever in Tuscaloosa. Those Damned Yankees were knocked out of the playoffs. In the late game, UNC took out Arizona State (sorry Jody!). Last but not least, Tennessee almost took a lump, battling Arkansas through six over times. All of those games sounded like they were great to watch. Unfortunately, i was reduced to ESPN radio while on the road. But what a great day. All the teams I have affiliations with win, and Florida and the Yanks take one on the chin. Doesn't get much better than that.
Finally caught up with good ol' Davis Whitfield today. Seems like things are working well for him at the ACC office. He was very curious how things were going up here in DeKalb, so it was good to chat. Hell, I know Davis and I didn't always see eye to eye ... but i can honestly say that I learned a great deal from him. I'm sure some of it was immaturity on my part, but there were times where I think he realized he needed to work on a few things. I don't know how he feels, but I think we made each other better. I know he prepared me quite well for my next step in athletics, and hopefully I tought him something. Who knows.
So I'm driving around Sunday, and happen to roll by the apartment that I found last week. It reminded me of Spring Street ... just an older house that was split into a duplex. Very cool. One problem. When I drove by it, there were boxes on the back porch and a couch in the front window. The guy rented without even calling me! I was disappointed. It felt like I had just been dumped. Alas, I will survive. If there is one thing I know how to deal with, it is rejection. I'm a pro at it, really.
My parents celebrated their wedding anniversary this past weekend. It amazes me how people stay together for so long. My parents don't always get along, but who does? More importantly, they gave birth to me and my sister and providing a very generous and loving household. Even though my sister is away at ECU and I've moved, they both still show their undying love for us. Mom and Dad ... I know marriage is a tough thing sometimes, but thank you for always being there. I've had to learn my lessons over time. As a family, I think we've grown fairly well together. Thank you for sharing the bond of marriage ... the bond that brought me and Marian into this world and the bond that keeps us going.
My cousin Shelburn had a wonderful baby girl Saturday Morning. Kel is now apart of the family. I can't wait to see this little doll over the holidays!
Speaking of ... I'll be home for 3 weeks over the December holidays. Those of you in town, be prepared. I'm very much looking forward to seeing all of you and throwin' down a little ... ok, a lot. I might try and make a quick trip down to Athens.
Off to watch the Bears and Packers. Yes, I know ... I'm giving up wrestling for the night. It's difficult, but I have to go cheer on Brett Farve. I need those fantasy points!