Monday, November 3, 2008

The First Post

Welcome to my nightmare. I think you're gonna like it. Wait, that's Alice Cooper. (Fun fact: he's a republican!) What I meant to say was, welcome to my weblog. I think I'm gonna like it. Okay, so I'll jump right in. I began the weekend by driving the van from LawnGuyLand to North Carolina, where I picked up Michael at the airport.

We headed to Kernersville, a small town with a lot of McCain lawn signs. (As Colbert has observed, if we take our polls by lawn signs, we'd better prepare for President Remax.) Had a great time with a small group of folks at an all-day event, and took time out to chat with the people waiting in line at the library in order to cast their early ballots. After the evening concert, we drove off down the road a bit.

The next day, we drove 400 miles north through a series of calendars, jigsaw puzzles, and Successories posters.

Eventually, we arrived in Pittsburgh, where my daughter is sure her future husband plays hockey. We were in the Steel City to play at the second of the three National Youthworker Conventions, put on by our friends at Youth Specialties. Had a great time, played a late-night concert, and headed for the airport a little before 5am.

Michael continued on to Chicago, somehow staying awake, and I made it back to Manhattan, where I now sit in class, listening carefully to a lecture on Teresa of Avila.

9 comments:

Brian said...

A blog...what a grand idea. Tell your daughter that Sid the Kid is a crybaby...no good for her. Milan Lucic is her guy...young too.

Gary Brucker said...

Hello George! Hope you are well. The CREW guys are heading your way in November. Our dates are at www.thecrewguys.com or www.myspace.com/thecrewguys. Might we run into you?

Gary Brucker said...

Hello George! Hope you are well. The CREW guys are heading your way in November. Our dates are at www.thecrewguys.com or www.myspace.com/thecrewguys. Might we run into you?

Rob Miller said...

You guys were GREAT @ YS! Thanks for playing that every year. I filled in my comments sheet to YS that they need to give you guys more time. ROCK ON!!!!

Macie said...

I'm excited to see this unfold!

Christine said...

Sorry but your daughter has to go through me if she is crushing on any Pittsburgh Hockey player! I had season tickets for them before moving to England, but I still keep a watchful eye on them and try to catch a game when in the states.

Random comment... you should find some places to play in the UK. My housemate loves your music.

Bridget Delaney said...

Hi George! Welcome to the blogosphere (yes, that is a word that people on the 'net use.)

I'm not too surprised that you eventually joined the blogging revolution.

Now, if I only I remembered to update this more often. I write in my LiveJournal almost every day. Oh, and in November, I've joined with thousands of other people to with the (stupid?) idea of trying to write a novel in a month! This would be the second or third time I've done it successfully if I complete it! Whee!

Oh, and see you at the Extra Vaganza . . . where this year, I'm even running a workshop!

Stein Auf!
Bridget

Joe said...

Teresa of Avila! How awesome!

Just began reading "The Cloud of Unknowing" and someday will be able to digest enough to finish. Much recommended!

Keep rocking on!

JOE

Joe said...

Teresa of Avila! How awesome!

Just began reading "The Cloud of Unknowing" and someday will be able to digest enough to finish. Much recommended!

Keep rocking on!

JOE