"Where am I going," you might ask. Well, for the next five days I am moving back to my boss' place. This is the same place I lived the first four months I was here. I'm staying there until I can move into my new apartment, which isn't until next Friday. The new place is gonna kick ass. Flip and I secured a four-bedroom townhome on Fotis Drive (what is it with the strange street names?). We might possibly add a third roommate, but that will be determined at a later date. Needless to say, I cannot wait. It's Flip's last year of bachelorhood, so I have to make sure he enjoys it. Don't worry Katie, nothing bad will happen. Well, I can't promise anything.
So I won't have access to my web page for a few days. I'm basically lazy, and I don't want to download the programs at work, which are used to update this lovely blog. So I'll wait until sometime next week ... that is, if we can get our cable hooked up that early. That also is to be determined. But over the next week, three lovely women will celebrate their birthdays, so I feel it appropriate to give them shout-outs now.
Tuesday is Kristen's birthday. She and I have really become good friends over the past few months. For this, I am fortunate. She is a lovely person. I see a lot of myself in her. She wants to be successful in anything she does. She is compassionate. She is emotional. She is verbal at times, yet recluse at others. Unfortunately I cannot celebrate her birthday with her, as she's heading to a Rockford Riverhawks game. Typically I'd be jealous of someone going to a baseball game ... BUT, that same night, I'm headed to the Cubs/Astros game at Wrigley. Club Level. Parking Pass. Thank you, very much.
Thursday is Gretchen's birthday. She is the assistant track coach here at Northern. She has also been my work-out partner all summer. Poor kid loves to run. LOVES it. But she's been unable to run the past couple of years due to what seems like a never-ending injury to her leg. She's just started running regularly again. I'm hoping the pain stays away, and that she enjoys her birthday with her boyfriend, who just recently moved to Naperville.
Wednesday is mom's birthday. I actually ordered her presents last night on-line. I love the internet. I just wish I could be there to help her celebrate. The past year has been a difficult one for mom, but she's been strong and survived everything. Without question, I hope I have her strength when I am her age. She makes up a great deal of my inspiration. Mom, I love you and I hope you have a wonderful birthday. Make sure Dad and sissy take you some place nice!
On Monday, my buddy Steve Ekhoff will be giving his two week notice to the athletic department. His tenure as assistant director of marketing is now over. It will be difficult for Northern to find someone to replace Steve. He's a damn good worker. The office certainly won't be the same without him. Neither will football road trips. Hopefully he'll make at least one before the year is over. OH, and don't worry ... Steve's duties as ARGUS drummer for the September 6 show are still set in stone. He'll be there. Will you?
It's official. Michael Turner's name has been thrown into the hat of Heisman hopefuls. Michael is a hell of a football player and a really good kid. He's going to have a lot of hype around him this year, as will the team. Typically I'd worry. I worried about Quincy after his freshman year at Georgia, and we saw how his collegiate career fizzled out. Michael's different. He seems very humble, and appreciative of what everyone is trying to do for him. He'll be in the NFL, there is no question about it. I just hope he and the rest of the boys can add another championship ring to my mantel.
That's it kids. 1400 Twombly Road, #2034 is just about done. I hope everyone has a great week. I'll be sure to babble more when I get reconnected to the internet world next week. Until then, remember this ...
Evil will ALWAYS triumph over good, because good is dumb.
ps - Don't forget about the ARGUS show September 6, at Fatty's here in DeKalb, IL.