Not that I'm excited or anything. Um, right.
OF COURSE I'M EXCITED! I was able to get down there over December, but i didn't stay nearly as long as I would've liked. I'll be down there for various reasons ... an NIU Alumni Golf outing, the NCAA Men's Tennis Championships, seeing old and dear friends and of course, the ARGUS show taking place Saturday night at DT's Down Under. I can already tell it's going to be a great week away. And I probably need it. When I get back, summer camps will be in full swing. I'm not dreading it at all. It's a new challenge that I get to take on. No problem. Now, come July I may be begging for the beatings of small children, but for now I'm ok with it.
So my boy Flippen got engaged Monday night. Katie is a wonderful woman, and trust me ... she has to be to put up with this jackass! Seriously though, I consider them both very good friends of mine, and I am thankful to have them in my life. They will make a beautiful married couple, beautiful parents and easy targets for an ass whoopin' in any sporting event against my future wife and me. Those Flippens ... a bunch of wusses.
We had an all-staff golf outing Monday. Had some good fun out there on the course. Most of the holes are played with some gimmick ... teeing off with shoulder pads or a catchers mask on, stuff like that. It was honestly the most fun I've had on a golf course. It got me thinking that I should give that gave more of a chance. I bought clubs earlier this year, but I am intimidated by the game. Mainly because I suck at it. So many of my friends really enjoy playing though, so why not try and enjoy it myself? I know, I know ... I'm turning into Bill Cosby or something. I promise, I will never wear hideous sweaters like he used to on his show.
This trip is really gonna do me some good. Not that I'm unhappy right now. I'm actually enjoying life more now then I have in some time. That really has a lot to do with the people I've surrounded myself with. I have some of the greatest friends in the world. I wish they could all be there Saturday night for the ARGUS reunion ... especially Greg and Newpy. Those guys ARE ARGUS. Fellas, I'll be thinking about you. Make sure to tip a beer to us wherever you are at 10 PM Saturday night.
For those of you that I will see this weekend, I can't wait! For those of you I'll miss, know that you will be on my mind.
But Ray Charles knows what's on my mind right now ...
The whole day through
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind"