Monday, September 24, 2007

so it's been a while...

things have been busy around our house lately. between work, school events, spending time with family and football, we've stayed quite occupied the past couple of weeks.

highlights are as follows:

-ecu vs. southern miss game last weekend: we had tickets for the highest row in the upper deck. great view of the game and the town. long walk up the stairs, and long game with a dissapointing end. sigh...

-lunch with dad in goldsboro that same day. always good barbeque and good conversation :)

-teacher appreciation dinner this week: fun times with my coworkers while we felt quite appreciated and quite stuffed!

-getting ready for our trip up to WV for the annual preston county buckwheat festival. we'll be leaving on thursday and enjoying all of the festivities on friday and saturday. i can't wait to take pictures and enjoy the fresh mountain air.

-enjoying the sounds and the heat of the river rock festival last saturday at the town commons. i'm becoming a big fan of live music around town.

-of course, the very live sounds of the dave matthews band in raleigh last tuesday. i won tickets on the radio the week before and justin and i headed over to walnut creek right after work that night. we grabbed a couple of subs, ate them in the parking lot and headed in to stake out our spots. i will say that the fans at a DMB concert are more mellow than some of the other concerts i've attended. no fighting over spaces, everyone being nice to everyone else, and lots of sharing... at any rate, once the haze cleared, it was an awesome concert with one of the best bands out there. and one of our cheapest dates ever :)

-and the promise of fall. we got a taste of it last week and i'm ready for it for good. there's something about being able to pull on jeans and a comfy sweatshirt to go out and enjoy the season.

that's all for now. new pics up on flickr--check 'em out!

Saturday, September 08, 2007

it's a football saturday

fun notes as i take a moment to post in between social outings today:

*we are now the proud owners of a 42' HDTV that is sitting happily above our fireplace. check out justin's website for more details and my photos to see the newest member of the family. though it has proven quite popular for football games and movies, this week i used it for something i knew i would love to see in high defintion--DCI finals on ESPN2. awesome, awesome, awesome. congrats to carolina crown for placing in the top 6 for the first time!

*to ECU for a fabulous showing at virginia tech last week--a highly publicized game that gave our school some wonderful positive publicity. and today, as we take on carolina at home for a sold out crowd, i will unfortunately have to watch it on tv somewhere around town. i'll be cheering on my pirates, though! (heels, wait til basketball season. then i'll put on my carolina blue.)

*to seeing my lovely linda and having a great lunch at mcalister's where we sat a couple of feet away from dave mirra and his wife. he was at the table next to us on the patio, and it was after a couple of fans came up to say hello that we realized we were sitting next to one of the most famous bmx bikers in the world. so cool.

*i am three weeks into the school year and taking on so many new projects. getting student government started up, planning camp cheerio, organizing a trip to busch gardens for the upper schoolers, trying to figure out what is and is not my responsibility, and getting to know our new teachers better. fall festival is coming up soon, as well, and i cannot wait for it to start to feel like autumn.

*finding the live music scene in greenville. something justin and i have tried to get into over the past couple of weeks. we took the opportunity to check out courtyard tavern's live music on the patio last sunday night for labor day weekend, and then last night we had an early dinner at wimpie's where a band was playing and then went to the patio at moe's for some more live music. there are some great bands playing around greenville if you take the effort to go find them.

that's it for now. go pirates! arrrrrrgh!