So Happy Easter everyone! The rain clouds are still looming, but it's a nice day in DeKalb. So nice, in fact, that I went to church today for the first time in three years. I know, I know ... I had to pick Easter, right? Well, I did. I've been meaning to go for a month or so now, but I just wasn't mentally prepared. I was today though. It was a nice service, and I will probably go again. I just hope next time, I do a better job of remembering all of the things you do while in church. I felt a little out of place today, but I survived.
Well, I have a busy week ahead. We host the MAC Men's Tennis championships Thursday-Saturday. It will be good to be around a championship atmosphere again. I love putting on these types of events, and with this being one of my projects, I'm excited for everyone to see more of my hard work.
Next Tuesday night I'll be heading up to Milwaukee to see my boys Vertical Horizon. I haven't seen these guys play in a long time, so it will be nice. My boy Ed is hooking me up with the backstage pass. Ed is a great fuckin' guy. He's the drummer, if you didn't know. He's just always been a good friend to me. When his daughter was born in January, I sent her a little stuffed Huskie. He got a huge kick out of it. It just amazes me that people as successful as Ed, and hell the rest of the guys for that matter, are still very much grounded. They don't let things get to their heads, which is a nice relief. Can't wait to rock out to VH and hear the new songs.
Well, the Voorhis family was nice enough to have me over for a little Easter lunch today. Phil is our head trainer. He and his family always play host to the "orphans" on holidays. Phil and Janna are great, as are their kids. It's always a pleasure to go hang out over there, get some food and lose to both of the girls in some board game made for 8-year-olds. Yes, they always kick my butt. Oh well.
Our assistant volleyball coach, Chrissy, is having some people over for dinner tonight. I'll be heading over there shortly. I will say this for the athletic department: everyone takes you in. You automatically become part of the inner circle. It's nice to have good people around who want you to come to dinner or just hang out. All my experiences here so far haven't been that bad, but this is one that far outshines the rest. Good people make a world of difference.