Daily thoughts by a guy that doesn't like to think deeply too often!

Friday, January 23, 2009


Monday, January 12, 2009

Another Biscuit

Michael and I went to Raleigh this weekend for the opening of the 7th Biscuit! This one is really upscale-- it includes a full bar and is open til 2am on weekends! The new Biscuit has a different menu from all of the rest of them-- most of the signature items are gone and have been replaced by dishes that the new owners thought would be more appealing. The oatmeal pancakes and turkey meatloaf have been replaced by the eggs Benedict and pulled-pork quesadillas. I guess I should have sampled some of the things from our traditional menu, but I wanted to try the new stuff.

The atmosphere was incredible, and the other patrons seemed very happy with their food. It just wasn't the same as the original Biscuit. Hopefully they will work out the kinks and revise the menu. If something works, why mess with it, huh?

Anyway-- we had a great time in Raleigh-- despite it being the farthest I've ever driven and add to the fact that we were traveling with a 15 month old. A 6 hour trip took 9 hours, due to the frequent diaper changes and sleepy eyes of the driver!

On the way back home, we stopped at the friendliest McDonald's you could ever imagine. The manager, Denise, was the perkiest person I've ever met. She was actually singing the McDonald's theme song when we came in ("I'm loving it..."). As we ate, we heard her speaking to her co-workers of her dreams to wear a Ronald McDonald costume and greet people on the street. She even said that a Grimace outfit would be fun too. She was the happiest fast food worker I've ever seen. I wish she lived in Atlanta-- I'd hire her to work in the bakery in a heartbeat!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Where Is Your Anger?

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Saturday, January 03, 2009

Haunting Memories

One of my oldest friends, Jennifer, sent me this picture through Facebook. Oh My God! It was taken when I was in the 8th grade~~ disco class! I was so much shorter than my classmates-- thank God for growth spurts!

Plan B

My home computer was attacked with a virus about three months ago. I dealt with it and struggled through for a month, and then broke down and spent a couple hundred dollars to repair it. The repair came with a 30 day warranty. Wouldn't you know it, around day 31 it was attacked with another virus. So... I haven't been able to post anything here lately.

Plan B--- my laptop is now set up in the living room and it's functioning (w/o a virus) off the of the wifi box on my old computer. I'll need to get a new PC soon-- maybe with my tax refund. I think I'll go with McAffee, cause Norton hasn't been a big help.

Anyway-- lots to catch you up on:
Christmas Day was spent at my brother's house, Michael's father's house and Michael's sister's house. This was our first time doing duel family holiday duties. It went pretty smoothly and I think we all had a good time. It seems though that most of our time at each house was spent arranging to get group family pictures!

The following night, Michael's brother called and asked me out to dinner. It was kind of strange and awkward in the beginning, but Bryce and I had a great time at TGI Friday's. We sat and talked for about 3 hours, and I afterwards I really felt like a member of the Hill family for the first time.

For New Year's Eve, we went to Brent and Sarah's house. We stayed for an hour or so and then raced to the Corner Tavern before midnight. I wasn't really planning on going out, but at the last minute I talked myself into it.. how could I miss midnight at the Corner Tavern? It's been a tradition for years.

Last night we went to Cirque du Soleil at Atlantic Station. The tickets were a Christmas present from me to Michael (I'm glad he opted to take me!). It was opening night and they pulled out all the stops... free appetizers, free popcorn, free soft drinks... cupcakes were passed out at intermission. The show was incredible and I highly recommend it. This was my third Cirque du Soloeil show, but Michael's first.. it was fun to see it through his eyes.

Well, that's all I've got for you for now-- enough?? Next on the horizon is the opening of our new store in Raleigh. I'm still trying to figure out how to make it there for the traditional picture of the new owners/managers in my car. It's probably going to be a one day trip-- ugh!