To every season turn, turn, turn….

It seems that summer is quickly fading into another fall and today in Duluth was just gorgeous. I wish I would have brought my camera along to training this week. I have not been able to get outdoors and enjoy it at all yet today, but as I was sitting here doing a quick check of my bank statement I had a blast of re-invigoration hit me from the awesome fall day.

To sum it up briefly, I am sitting at the desk in my hotel room looking out the window at a clear blue sky that is framing the view as I look up the hill. Of course I have the window open so there is a nice cool breeze from outside streaming into the room and what should come floating in, piggy backing with the nice breeze…..? A couple of big blasts from the fog horns or whatever they are callled, on some sort of big ship out in the Big Lake, which is a mere 3 blocks away or so.

After a long day of training, it was a quick but effective event that allowed me to relax just a bit more and put the day behind me!

I am almost in the right frame of mind to go off in search of the most expensive dinner for one that I can find. Gotta love the expense account reimbursment for the job.

Have a nice evening and enjoy this awesome weather!


That hits the spot….

I know, I know…..

I haven’t upheld my promise yet to tell the story about the skunks, speedos and suprise swimming. I have been busy and just haven’t had much of a chance to write. I was hoping to get to that this past weekend, but with another stellar showing of Attaboy on both Friday and Saturday night in the Cook, MN area, I just never really got around to it. Well, it was a stellar showing except for the fact I was sick as all get out, a warm thank you goes out to my loving wife for being kind enough to share her cold with me ;). Oh, I can’t forget about my acrobatic drumming that took place on Saturday night either. Saturday was just a bizarre night.

 Anyhow, I will still get to those items. I just wanted to share a “that hits the spot moment” that I feel coming on shortly. It will really hit the spot since we were fortunate enough to enjoy some crisp fall-like weather today! This is my favorite time of year and I am pumped to feel the weather changing, even if that means old man winter is close behind.

As for what is going to hit the spot…..that will be either a Caramel High Rise or whatever the minty flavored hot drink is at Caribou Coffee!

So what hits the spot for you on a crisp fall day?

Skunks, speedos and suprise swimmers abound

I won’t get into all the details right now, but so far this week down in Duluth has been filled with craziness. In fact it’s a craziness that I could have done without. Although it does give me a little something more to write about now.

I will leave you to try and figure out what some of the stories behind the title are and I will leave you with a sort of fun/crummy event that has happened.

Last night, Tuesday, when I arrived in Duluth I decided to do a little shopping to see if I could find some new dress shirts for work. Lets just say that I only found one shirt I liked so I bought it. I also bought 3 new pairs of dress pants and 2 new belts. I am pretty pumped because I like all of the clothes a lot, but I still am cringing when I think about how much money I spent.

Although to steal a totally sexist comment that is just being stereo-typical of women, which for the record I do not actually agree with….totally…

I got it all on sale and saved a good chunk of money.

My Apologies….

I want to apologize for not writing very much lately.

I had some grand ideas that while I was in training I would have all of this free time in the evenings to just write all evening. I have done some writing, none of which is intended for this site. Call it a little practice in writing some fiction, capturing some ideas, etc…

It seems that I was off in my assumptions about having so much time to write. Don’t get me wrong, I do have my evenings free. It is just that since I am sitting in a classroom all day long, when I get off of work for the day I have been spending more time outside of my hotel room. That includes at least 3 trips a week to my favorite store, Barnes and Noble.

Speaking of Barnes and Noble, last week while I was down there I glanced through this book that I thought looked very interesting. It is called “Imponderables”. Well, I had mentioned it to Omega and then she went and bought it for me when she came down and suprised me with a mid week visit! That was so awesome of her and I absolutely never saw it coming. In fact, just minutes before she was pulling in to the hotel I had been trying to call her and was starting to get a little mad and a lot worried because she hadn’t called yet after work and it was about a half hour after she was supposed to get off.

It was a great suprise!

Anyhow, back to “Imponderables”. It is basically a collection of wierd information that attempts to answer some of lifes biggest mysteries. Such as why do priests wear black, was there an actual “Dr. Pepper” and many other fun questions. I think this will be a lot of fun to share some of these with you here, so keep an eye out for some of those. For the record I am not going to just retype the book here. I will basically state the question and then do my best to summarize the answer, as some of the topics are more than a few pages long. I am also hoping that some of these will generate some discussion and ideas as to some more ideas for my little “Research Project” feature. I do still have the information that was suggested before and the next installment there will be in response to April’s question about the history of Vaseline.

As for right now though, it is bed time. I have to be up early tomorrow and work at the bank and then I will take off tomorrow afternoon for Duluth and another week of training. This week should go by pretty quickly though and I will have company on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Omega is going to come down and stay with me Wednesday to Thursday, coming home later in the evening Thursday night. It is her birthday on Thursday so it will be nice to have her down there with me!

Although, if you can all keep a secret, I still have no idea what I am going to get her for her birthday……I better get that figured out! But don’t tell her that I told you that, alright?….;)

If I get a chance I will give a little recap of a nice relaxing Labor Day weekend and what has been happening in regards to my training. Again I do apologize that I have been a little lax here on the site, but I promise that once training is finished it will get back to normal, if not better than normal!

Talk to you soon and hang in there with me for just a bit longer! Have a great week!