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Archive for October, 2012

Before I moved to Charleston, I assumed the tourist season was the summertime.  We all know what happens when you assume.  Tourist season last all year, but the peak is in April and October.  Hotels are booked six months in advance in blocks for weddings, and whereas in the summer time people are strewn about the various beaches, in April and October, everyone is on the peninsula.  The peninsula is not a large place. Peninsula is a hard word to spell.   apparently Conde Nast readers voted Charleston the #1 city in America, and the #1 city in the world for 2012.  Y’all should come visit.

 

 

I had my first tennis match of the season thursday night.  I got killed.  But I played well, and my opponent was just much better than me.  At least the sky was pretty.

 

 

In other news, Briscoe finds working from home to be extremely taxing, but she is really striving to be helpful.  I think.

 

 

 

 

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Columbus Day Observed

I’m in Augusta tonight – I spent the weekend in Columbia for the Georgia game.  Everyone showed up, tons of old friends.  We had great food, great booze, great weather.  The only thing that didn’t show up was the Georgia football coaching staff and players.  It was the WORST football game I’ve ever been to, and I don’t say that lightly.  I’ve been to some bad games.  This one was the WORST.  There was not a single moment in the entire game where I felt anything but sickening dread.  Christy said the word of the day was Demoralizing, and I agree.  

BUT, besides the game, it was an overall fantastic weekend.  Friday night we had a great dinner at The Oak Table, and then we abandoned classiness for the night and drank beer at a dive bar.  We showed shockingly good restraint and enjoyed a good night of sleep before the big game day. Game day dawned sunny, and warm.  I ran into Curt at Starbucks before 10 am, and it was awesome to have confirmation that Atlanta and Athens people were already here and ready to go.  

It was so hot in Columbia.  There is a new tailgating station/park(ing) thing, called The Farmer’s Market.  Someone said that they cut down a bunch of trees to built this fancy parking lot area, but I wasn’t aware that trees grew in the city of Columbia.  I’ve never been to a game in Columbia where it hasn’t been full sunshine, without a cloud in the sky.  Shade is a myth in Columbia, SC.  It makes me really appreciate Athens.  That being said, I’m not going to bash the city – I’ve had many an enjoyable night and day in Columbia.  I’m just pointing out the lack of shade.  Charleston doesn’t have a ton of shade either.  Palmetto trees do not provide much shelter.  

Yesterday was a long day of quality time with old friends and catching up, and eating barbecue and brownies.  Hard to complain.  

Now I’m in Augusta, because tomorrow is Columbus day, and my birthday is Wednesday, and my mom made me a cake.  The cold front is coming in tonight, apparently it is already 20 degrees colder in the ATL than in Augusta, and the low tomorrow is 52!  

I hope your football dreams came true as mine did not, but I am thankful for my many friends, and the fact that I have someone to cook me a birthday cake from scratch.  Hooray for October!

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I’ve been thinking…

I know it has been a while, and I feel like I have some explaining to do.  I can’t believe I haven’t written in this blog in almost an entire year, but I blinked my eyes, and a year had passed.  There are a few reasons why I haven’t been blogging.  For starters, I spend the majority of my work day writing.  I honestly enjoy the writing that I do at work, but it tends to leave me mentally drained, and the last thing I want to do when I’m not at work is sit in front of a computer.  Speaking of computers at home, my laptop died a while back, and I haven’t bothered to get a new one, because my iphone is sufficient for a certain degree of connection, and as stating, I have little desire to sit in front of a computer after work.  Another reason – my work computer is rather ancient, and the wordpress website crashes the browser.  The last, most glaring, underlying problem is that I love to read, and I would rather read than write as a general rule.  

All of these factors crept up on me, and I got lazy, and I’ve neglected the blog.  The blog does not deserve this neglect, and some things have changed, and I would also like to change.  First, I have finally replaced my poor comatose laptop from law school with a laptop from this decade.  Second, I have been at my job for two full years, and I now will be working from home two days a week.  Having a laptop that works, and the time saved from working from home, and the ability to blog at lunch, should help me find more time to blog.  Because I miss documenting my thoughts and having a creative outlet.  I mean, I have a LOT to say.  

 

So let’s get back to something interesting, I’m tired of my excuses, I’m sure y’all are too.  

In the past year, I’ve developed affinity for a few things: yoga, the hairpin, trader joes, my iphone, and online shopping.  Maybe that last one isn’t new. 

Monday night, I was playing tennis with some friends in downtown Charleston, and there was an almost full moon rising over the skyline, behind the palmetto trees on the bank of colonial lakes.  It was huge, a bright squash yellow, with a wisp of a cloud.  In the distance, someone was practicing a brass instrument, maybe a bugle or a trumpet.  Taps was barely discernible, followed by a few scales, and then jazz music for the rest of our match.  It made me appreciate why people travel to Charleston in such droves, and if you’ve never been here, you should visit.  Briscoe and I would love to see you.  

Football has been highly stressful and immensely enjoyable so far this season.  Saturday, my Dawgs are going to Columbia to play South Carolina.  I’m nervous, and excited, and strung out. 

I hope y’all haven’t all forgotten about me, I’m going to make it up to you.  And if you haven’t tried the ice cream made out of coconut milk from trader joes, I encourage you to rush over to TJ as soon as it opens in the morning and try some.  It is literally the greatest thing I’ve ever tasted, and it will greatly improve your quality of life.

 

 

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