I felt like we all went in there with the right attitude ... play hard, and have fun. We did. I loved every second of being on the stage of The Garage. It is our home town, and easily one of the top two favorite places we've ever played.
And it was one of the few times where I felt like I really was a lead singer. Sometimes I'm very meek on stage. I don't always entertain like a lead singer should. This time, I felt like I left all of it on the stage. I enjoyed dancing around, singing my ass off and enjoying that night with my friends.
It just leaves me wanting more ...
So I was actually home for the Vandy/Wake Forest football game. I was nervous being back at Wake as a "visitor." For those of you who do not know, I worked at Wake for two years. I have so many great friends there. I feel very fortunate to have met those folks. And as much fun as it was to see them while I was home, it was even nicer to walk out of there with bragging rights. Yes Vanderbilt, for the first time in 8 years, won their opening game. Eight years? Hmmm ... eight years of ARGUS, eight years of frustration. Both shining through this past weekend ... you connect the dots baby! WOOO!
The parents played a solid role over the weekend. Mom and Dad were awesome. They opened their door to about 10 of my Vanderbilt co-workers for a lunch Thursday of the game. Mom always goes above and beyond, but they both made everyone feel welcome ... and Mom made their stomachs full! The food was great, and it was nice to open my home to some good friends.
So I'm currently at my buddy Homeboy's house, watching the Pats and the Raiders. I'm sitting next to the biggest Pats fan I know, Rob. The guy is a Pats nut. He's wearing his Tom Brady jersey, and he gets really pissed when I make jokes about Teddy Bruschi's stroke from last year. Yes, I am a bastard. But hell, we are all having a few beers and enjoying the opening night of NFL football. This is what it is all about.
I have one last open weekend before five straight home football games hit me right in the face. I'm not sure if I am totally ready for it, but I don't have much choice. It will all come together, but I'll probably spend some time working this weekend. Ahhhh joy.
I found out tonight Sis has an interview with Duke for an internship. She would start in January, and I believe that is where she'd really like to be. I do hope that works out for her. Although, I doubt I'll ever wear any Duke gear, but I will always support her and what she chooses to do. We have such a good relationship, in that she tells me when I'm being a dumbass, I do the same for her, and we both listen to each other. If your family can't tell you to stop acting like an ass, no one can.
So I haven't said anything about Katrina yet, and that is mainly because I don't even know what to say. It amazes me this disaster seems to evolve each day. I feel so horrible for everyone that has been displaced. I was able to visit New Orleans back in June, and I had a great time. I met several wonderful folks, and I hope they were all protected by God. I just wonder, at what point do we say as a country, maybe it isn't worth it to rebuild everything? I'm sure that sounds heartless, but how many folks will actually want to return? I don't think I would. Craziness.
Here's to everyone having a safe and enjoyable weekend.