After a busy night last night to get hairs cut and my place ready, grandparents arrive this afternoon to kick off what I'm going to have to get used to calling "Spring Break Month for Everybody Else." In an unexpected turn of events I had to fire up the AC in 511 last evening as the temperature neared 80, probably a sign that the moderate temps of winter are giving way to the ridiculous heat of summer in Florida. Oh well! I've got a hydrapak and sunglasses...how much more can you do?
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Thursday, February 27, 2003
For whatever reason, this week has seen some of the busiest lunch hours on record. Instead of having plenty of time to fill in the details of last Friday's wild party epicentered at Brad's in P-Town, I've spent my free time this week getting ready for this Friday's wild party epicentered at my house here in Sarasota. Two long nights of laundry make me wish I had a basement, but it is generally good to be home, on my own sofa and in my own bed, where I know where things are, don't need to ask, there's no line for the bathroom, and the skies are not cloudy all day.
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Tuesday, February 25, 2003
Jeez. Such an amazing trip. Someday I'll add some pictures of the madness, but for now I just don't see how I can type up enough about the fun that covered 11 states, crossed 2 snowy weekends, included the cities and towns of a large chunk of the Northeast, and (most importantly) meant time with a dozen other Webb friends.
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Friday, February 14, 2003
My last day in Florida for awhile as I depart tomorrow for the frozen north and a week of gathering with friends and tearing down frozen mountains on my Vipers X. Spent last night decorating Valentine's Day cookies for myself instead of packing, which means that tonight is going to be a busy one before I grab an early bedtime in preparation for my 5:00AM departure from Sarasota to start my trip northward. The flipside of that coin is that by this time tomorrow I should be driving north from BWI headed towards New York NY and a gathering of friends in Stamford. As Chris says, "it is good to be unfettered."
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Thursday, February 13, 2003
Hopefully today will be the beginning of the resolution to the saga involving my Fossil, as I ship it to Dallas for repair or for good, whichever they decide. It is kinda sad to feel like it is in your best interests to just cut bait on a $75 watch, but I suppose capitalism has led us down this path. So, if no replacement is offered, I'm in the watch market. I found an excellent and tres chic MOMO Designs F1 Titanium on eBay for $450, but somehow I just don't see myself wearing a watch worth more than my not-so-trusty Fossil Blue for awhile. Maybe a nice Casio Ediface from Walmart. My G-Shock has lasted a decade with 2 battery replacements, so I think I can trust Casio with my next timepiece.
In other news, zero-hour is fast approaching. Constable blogged our itinerary on the class website, so hopefully our "PCP-fueled road trip' will live up to billing. So far it sounds like fun and the weather up north has been most cooperative in the weeks prior to my departure, so the skiing should be awesome.
What a lethargic weekend that was. Somehow the energy level just wasn't there, so I watched the Red Wings get trounced on in the third period Saturday and didn't muster the strength for much else. Sunday I tried to promote Webb, but so few people came to the Tampa college fair that my best efforts seem to have gone in vain. Now just a few short days before departing for the winter wonderland of the Northeast.
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Friday, February 07, 2003
Getting ready for the weekend, one filled with a college fair on Sunday and not a whole heckuva lot else. Read a super good book by Charles Buckley this week and I think one good turn deserves another - bring on The White House Mess. Seems really hard to believe that this week has been and gone and next week will be my last before skiing and then a month of visitors from the north.
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Monday, February 03, 2003
Confronted by another tragedy, I'm starting to think that my lifetime might be defined by "where you when" moments. Hopefully one of them is something positive about space exploration, and soon. Hey Dubya, let's go back to space not back to war.
The weekend was fun despite the stars and stripes and half-staff: had an awesome ride/lunch/ride afternoon with Drew and Patrizio (and the Facheris fam) on Anna Maria. Then Sunday was a day of fun at Busch Gardens with Bonnie and Sidonie...what fun to be part of the tourist crowd in Florida.