Saturday, August 26, 2006

If You Ain't First, You're Last

Ah, the wisdom of Ricky Bobby. I just had to see Talledega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. Will Ferrel is hysterical, and secretly I am a NASCAR and other types of racing fan...although horse racing is my first love.

Still busy working...but things aren't as hectic now that I have gotten comfortable with what I am doing. My clerk is a fiery little red head that could use some sun so that her freckles don't stand out so much. She is just a few years older than me, and has adjusted to me telling her what to do. Although I am still watching my back, as you know how the office can be.

After a few more weeks, I will be in my own place. I finally found an apartment that I love...and my parents are still trying to talk me into staying on the farm. One would think that I am moving back to the big city instead of ten miles down the road in a smaller town than my hometown.

Labor Day weekend is quickly approaching, and I am psyched about it. Around here, the lake is where it's at. Boats, booze, bikinis, and bumbling idiot drunks. Somewhat of a step up from the White Trash Bash at the Lake of the Ozarks Memorial Day weekend. Count me in.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

August With Gusto

Oy. I really am sucking at this whole blogging thing. Forgive me...I really miss those in the blogosphere.

What you have missed in my life:

*My sunburn that is still peeling from my camping trip last weekend. Sunburns happen when you live in an office. Your skin tends to forget how to react to non-artificial light.

*On last weekend's camping extravaganza, I caught a big ass large mouth bass - with my hands. I fish with a spinning reel, so when I went to engage the wire bail that picks up my line after casting, I noticed somehow I had messed something up and pulled my line in with my hands so I wouldn't loose my lure. Sure enough, something big decides to bite when I can't reel the damn thing in. Bree's husband and sons are STILL talking about THEIR friend that caught this big fish with her hands. Cracks me up.

*My promotion that has gotten me a raise and a clerk of my own. I am still in shock about having my own clerk. I have taken to this industry like a duck to water. It's super fast paced and has me working 12 hours days sometimes 6 days a week. But I am feeding off of the energy.

*I will be in Nashville towards the end of September for a business conference...Shayna, perhaps a night of beer and karaoke?

Life is good. This is the happiest I have felt in a long time. But perhaps I am so tired, I don't know any better. ;)

Some of my friend's retired national champion show horses in Cali drinking a Corona.