I just checked in my last summer camp earlier today. It's nice to know the summer camps are close to winding up ... still a lot of paper work to handle ... but that also means that the fall is FAST approaching. Which also means, I'm closing in on my one-year anniversary of the move to DeKalb. Oh don't worry, that's a Lowe Down waiting to happen. I just can't give it up yet though. Gotta string it out until August 20, which actually was my first day in DeKalb.
More importantly, has anyone else noticed the NOSE DIVE my Jays have taken? Dear Lord. It was just over a month ago that the Blue Jays were only one game out of first, on the cover of espn.com and were sitting pretty with both a Cy Young and MVP candidate. Now, it's just back to normal. They traded Shannon Stewart Wednesday to the Twins, which is fine. S-stew was gonna leave after the season anyway. I just hope they make the proper moves at the end of this season to get back in contention next year. I'm not totally writing off this year yet, but 11 games out at the end of July is difficult to overcome.
Had a great conversation with E tonight. I swear, you give us five minutes on the phone and we will come up with the most ludicrous bullshit sessions anyone has ever heard. About five minutes into our conversation, we were declaring they rename DeKalb, ARGUSland (in honor of our shows), and that the Corn Queen of DeKalb present us with keys to the city. I was crying with laughter. Of course, none of this will happen, but it just goes to show how easy it is for us to laugh.
Speaking of the ARUS shows here in DeKalb, T-Shirts are being made. Once the design is complete, I'll be sure to pass it along. Needless to say they will be a hot commodity.
So I've got four days this week to bust my ass and get a lot done at work. I head home on Friday to Winston, which I am very much looking forward to. Oh, in our babbling conversation E promised me that he and his lovely wife had made arrangements with the Winston city council, and all roads leading into the city will be blocked off on Thursday in preparation. See what I mean? You give us five minutes ...
I rented "Phone Booth" Friday night. It wasn't a bad flick at all. Not the best, but not the worst. It makes you a little uneasy and is a pretty interesting story, but I'm really waiting on my two new movies to come in the mail. I bought "Punch Drunk Love" and "Adaptation". I've seen both and loved them. I highly suggest you check them out sometime.
My parents finally caught up with the modern world yesterday and bought a DVD player. I'm shocked. I really thought the day would never come. Actually, I'm pissed! I was planning on buying them one for Christmas. Oh well, now I can just replace all of their favorite movies. My mom has a LIBRARY of vhs tapes. I've been telling her for years that DVD is the way to go, but she's been so hung up on the vhs tapes. I love my mother to death and would beat the living hell out of anyone who crossed her ... but sometimes technology scares here. We are talking about a person who took about 10 years to really get a good handle on the VCR. Don't hate me mom! I have to give you a little ribbin'. Then again, Dad and sissy can't be much better. They are all waiting on ME to come home to hook the DVD player up to the TV. Yes, I am the smartest man alive.
But seriously, DVD is so much simpler. None of the rewind crap. I have done away with all of my vhs movies except for Star Wars. Well, that and all of the UNC hoops games and the Blue Jays playoff runs of 1992 and 1993. When I become a "big balla," I'll purchase one of those vhs to DVD recorders and burn those puppies onto disc. That is the one bad thing about no longer owning a VCR. I cannot tell you how many times I watched Joe Carter's home run in the '93 world series ... over and over and over ...
That is it for tonight kids. Time for bed. I was up at 4 am today taking a buddy to the airport. Am I a damn good friend, or what? Yeah right ... these coaches will move on faster in life than I will. I have to stay on their good side!