Monday, November 13, 2006

Weekly Rewind

Is it already Monday again? Where does the time go? Here are some brief glimpses of notable events from the last semi-fortnight:

  • On Election Day, I was in and out of the polling place in less than 20 minutes (closer to 15, actually).

  • Free pizza (deep dish!) at work on Wednesday.

  • The fall finale to the Lost mini-series was quite enjoyable. Great cliffhanger ending, leaving us anxiously awaiting the February run of the remaining episodes. Curse you J.J. Abrams et al, for keeping us obsessed with your little island!

  • Our friends Tex and Melissa shared some free tickets to the orchestra ... the Trans-Siberian Orchestra! It was pretty awesome. Wailing guitars, pretentious lyrics, lasers, pyrotechnics ... oh yeah! Plus, the seats were in a corporate lounge (via Melissa's company). Needless to say, we had a lot of fun.

  • Cason Cooley (formerly of the Normals, and friend of the Square Pegs and other cool folks) was on Conan O'Brien. Granted, he was playing bass for Matt Kearney, so he was mostly in the background. But it was a surreal intersection of two seemingly-separated worlds.

  • My company had a Thanksgiving observance on Friday, and it was pretty good. We had an off-site corporate meeting, followed by a big lunch shindig. The venue was at a park by the river, which was quite scenic. And the food was quite excellent. (One of my co-workers has a side catering business, and he is quite the chef. He also played football for both the Jackets and for the 49ers. But that's another story.) Most importantly, I didn't even have to go to the office, and the festivities were only a half-day.

  • We watched the Spielberg remake of War of the Worlds. This wasn't exactly a highlight of the week, but I mention it only to lament the film's squandered potential. It was building up to something great and ... nevermind.

  • Georgia Tech clinches the ACC Coastal Division with a 7-0 win over UNC. It wasn't a pretty win, but we still got the job done. Hopefully, we'll roll into Jacksonville on December 2nd with a 10-2 record.

  • Some dear friends threw a joint Baby Yellow Jacket Tailgate Party/Shower for us and for our friends Tex and Melissa (who are expecting their first in December). As the name implies, we watched the Tech game, ate some tasty treats, played some silly games and eventually opened some baby shower presents (many of which were GT-inspired). There was even a Bulldog piƱata that was summarily pulverized by some of the kids in attendance. What fun!

    All in all, not too shabby.
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