Oh hello. I am still alive and kicking, and currently doing so from Raleigh, North Carolina.
Friday was a bit of, how do you say, a cluster fuck. I arrived at work early but later than desired and scrambled to get something working before taking off for the airport. I was mostly successful, but apparently things have gone a bit pear-shaped since I left on Friday. There will be much work to do today, tomorrow, and Wednesday before returning to Atlanta.
Disregarding work the weekend was much fun. I arrived on Friday afternoon and hung with the Raleigh Royalty eating nachos at their home.
On Saturday we took the boys to the the art museum where they have a walking/jogging/cycling path think “Atlanta Beltline” and got a bit of exercise. (I took a photo but am unable to upload it to Flickr today for some reason.) After our walk we lunched at a small restaurant called Chubby Taco, and after that Lisa and the boys went to swimming practice. The birthday boy and I splintered off in search of a dart board and were stymied by the two places we tried — the first place no longer has dart boards, and while the second place had six, a city league tournament was just starting as we arrived. Dangen! The beers were good, however.
The grown ups, and I use that term loosely when speaking of myself, went out for wine and dinner on Saturday night. Our dinner destination was a place called Clockwork. When we arrived a 9:30pm the place was quiet, but in no more than thirty minutes a disco had erupted, including a DJ behind the bar spinning. If this weren’t surreal enough a limo pulled up out front and out jumped a dozen young women and guys sporting bunny ears, with their leader being a Bowie-esque 6’2″ (or so) cross-dressed man. It was, um, interesting.
Sunday was spent lounging about the house (me) and cleaning up for company (the rest) as we awaited the start of the Packers game. Fortunately the game was broadcast locally so we got to remain home and eat vegetarian chili dogs and fries as we watched the Packers pummel the Bears. Also fortunate for me was that I was once again spared watching the Jets lose to another NFC North team.
Last night was a fun night of pizza and Raleigh friends (hashers I’ve met a few times now) for the monthly “Pizza and Kids Get Together Night”. Seven adults, six children. Want to guess which one of these things was not like the others? 😉
I was going to find a library on campus from which to work today, but instead to a better offer to hang out at the house for a while working and then check into my hotel and head to my work function later this afternoon.