Friday, September 26, 2008

INC, Certified Public Accountant


The Board of Accountancy accepted my application and I am now a licensed Certified Public Accountant. So very exciting.

Wifey and I went to the Marco to celebrate last night and finally were able to get the four course tasting menu. It was really, really excellent. We've been eyeing this menu every time we go in there but they normally have some kind of fish on it and wifey just doesn't eat fish. So, each time we pass until last night. Man, it was something. Four courses: (1) shrimp&arugla salad with a really great pinot, (2) beef ragu over fresh pasta with a mabec, (3) lamb and a great cabernet, (4) homemade cheesecake and frangelica, (5) peach cocktail of differnt peach alcohols combined with whipped cream and shaken.

We got 5 because our waiter wants to go to law school and, well, that's something I can talk about.

September has been a great month folks.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


The great Larry Munson announced yesterday that he would not be doing the play-by-play on any more football games at the University of Georgia. Its amazing that such an anouncement can be a truly profound reminder of the things that are important in life.

For me, the memories of Munson calling the dogs hail back to listening to the radio and watching the Dawgs on the 13' color TV in my parents house while Hershel Walker was driving down the field for the score. Of Boy Scout Hiking trips where we would hike for miles punctuating the great outdoors with hoots and calls as Larry fed us the play-by-play. Of working in the yard with my dad to build some new structure or hang something from a tree while we listened to Larry deliver his rendition of the the news from Athens. Of moving off to college and driving my finger into the roof of the ceiling as we finally beat Florida in 1997 after the dark years of Donnan. Of toiling on my own home and listening to Larry call the plays as I fought my own battles with tile and plumbing fixtures.

Its amazing how one person can be so inextricably intwined with the fabric of one's life. Larry will be missed but his legend and the memories associated with him will live on for an eternity.

Thanks Larry!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Of Wedding Bells, Marital Bliss and Reoccupation of Allied Fronts

Well folks, that weekend is finally upon us. The weekend where we marry off our 'adult child' and decide what to do with her room. Well, make that apartment.

We spent the entirety of last night cleaning like mad folk so our home would be ready should the bride's family choose to decend after they arrive tonight. Our house is in the best shape its ever been in. I almost even have the masterbath finished. All the requisite fixtures work and that's more than we've ever been able to say.

I have to get the yard picked up this evening and then we're done.

Let the games begin!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Moving On

Well the explorer is moving on quite nicely. A hefty bill and we are shifting down the highway. I've even been driving the gas guzzler during the week this week to feel like I got my money's worth.

The hurricane moved on to North Carolina and we had a great time at a wonderful wedding at the Beach Club. The band was great and we enjoyed seeing some friends from law school.

I hope your week is going well!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

A Short Week & A New Transmission

Well, not a totally new transmission, but a re-built one. $1,550 dollars later, the 2002 explorer will ride again. Thank god for the Corolla.

I'm off to Nashville tomorow for a firm event. We have a wedding down on the coast this weekend but there is a tiny hurricane brewing in the bahammas so, we'll have to wait and see how it works out. I don't think the thing is going to hit at this second but I'm not weather man.

I was reminded of my trailer-park neighbor yesterday. His name was Mr. Benny. He liked to work on lawn mowers and he and I would always horse trade to keep me in a good lawnmower in working condition. He was a good man. The guy repairing my transmission reminded me of Mr. Benny and I hope he is just as fair and does an equally excellent job. We'll find out soon enough!