The Week That Was

It has definitely been a crazy week here.  A lot of family from both mine and Kristen’s side came in and out of town for my graduation and her sister’s.  There were plenty of cookouts and get-togethers and many occasions for celebration, all of which were quite enjoyable but have left everyone feeling pretty tired.  This week has started out crazy, but will hopefully slow into normalcy as it goes along.  But anyway, here is my first post as a graduate of Beeson Divinity School (And no, not sure what I’m doing yet, but I’ll keep you posted…)

Music That I Am Listening To and Enjoying – More Field Music this week, as well as the new offerings from New Pornographers (terrible name, great band…) and Broken Social Scene.  Also got a sneak peak at a new Mute Math song, which sounded pretty great.

Customer Service Moment of the Week – The new Frappuccinos have launched, complete with new blue aprons to wear for a while.  I had a lady come in the other day and tell me someone had made a new one for her that tasted great, but that she could not tell me what was so good about it.  Could I just make it the same way though?  Sure, how was it made.  Well she had no clue, but wanted me to make it that way anyway.  I’m sorry folks, but if you cannot give me some direction on how you want your extra-special drink to be made, then I cannot help you there…

Sports Moment of the Week – Dallas Braden, a pitcher for the Oakland A’s, threw a perfect game yesterday, which happened to be Mother’s Day.  A perfect game is significant enough, as it was only the 19th ever in history, but Braden lost his mom to cancer in high school and was raised by his grandmother, who was in attendance yesterday and in light of the ongoing feud between Braden and A-rod, said “A-Rod can stick it”.  Love it!  Feisty grandmother’s always crack me up and anyone that gets A-Rod is ok by me.  And it was the A’s, so that makes it so much sweeter.  Congrats to Dallas and his grandmother!

Books and Movies of the Week – No time for actual movies this week, but I watched another one of ESPN’s 30 for 30, a series of sports documentaries that are commemorating ESPN’s 30th anniversary.  They are great and if you like documentaries or sports or both (like me…), then I suggest you check them out.  Really, really well done stuff.

Video of the Week –  I’m sure I’ve posted this before, but it is hilarious and appropriate for Mother’s Day.  Enjoy.

5 Things I Think I Think

Crystal and Elise celebrating at my wedding

1. I think that I am reserving this spot for a special birthday shout-out to my niece Elise and her mother Crystal, my sister.  Being a brother and an uncle are two of the things that have brought the most joy to my life and they certainly would not be nearly as great without these two in my life.  They never fail to cheer me up and make me laugh and my life would be a lot more boring without them.  Elise turns four tomorrow and Crystal celebrates her birthday two days later.  I love you both and wish you both wonderful days as you celebrate together.

2. I think that 40 degree weather the second week of May is pretty strange.  We went from 90 to 40 in about 3 days here in AL, but that is about par for the course this year in one of the strangest weather years to date.  But as I type with my windows open and my A/C not running, you are not hearing me complain at all.  Love the brief reprieve from stifling summer heat, if only for a few days.

3. I think that Yogurt Mountain, the do-it-yourself yogurt and topping place here in town, hit a home run with their special for mothers yesterday.  The line was out the door, as busy as I’d ever seen it (we’re fairly frequent visitors…) and I know that they were not losing any money at all.  And the yogurt was delicious as ever.

4. I think that I did not get the memo to wear houndstooth and/or crimson to the University of Alabama’s graduation on Saturday.  I recognize that the event was on campus, but you would have thought that we were attending a football game given the amount of team colored and themed clothing that was there.  Sorry folks, maybe next time…

5. I think that I missed Betty White on SNL this weekend, but I heard that it was hilarious.  I’m sure that they will rerun it soon and I’ll be sure to set the DVR when they do.  We did catch up on 3 past episodes of Modern Family, which were all hilarious.  I mean, made me laugh out loud, which is hard to do.

So that’s all for now, but Happy Late Mother’s Day to all the mother’s out there, especially my own, without whom there is no way I’d be 1/4 of who I am today, and enjoy the rest of your week.

Love and Sweatpants.

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3 thoughts on “The Week That Was

  1. Paul says:

    Congrats again buddy for graduating! We had a nice party here for Amy and Nate for their graduation. Say hi to Kristen for us and I will call you soon to catch up!

  2. kooch says:

    You forgot to mention the wonderful new Wristbands to promote the Frappuccinos. You know the ones that we can’t sell but that everybody wants and cut off your circulation to your hands.
    Congrats on graduation Sam. I hope you find a job or something to do with your life…

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