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Summer Fun, Part 1

Uncategorized — d-ashes on June 23, 2003 at 9:05 am

Howdy folks. Been a while since I stopped in. The summer is in full swing and there are all sorts of ways to spend one’s time.

Friday night saw a lot of my college friends descend on Jackson for a last night of us all together at the Cherokee Drive-In before they move to their new location. It felt like 1996 all over again, as Robert, Ruggles, Otis, Huard, Dan, Chuck, Steve, Neely, Herwig, plus more I can’t remember now took over the joint, as was our custom back in the undergraduate days. A flurry of pool and fussball playing ensued. I ended up pulling the bar trifecta for the evening, stopping in at Martin’s (where we saw a nice little brawl that Robert, Otis, and Huard got to break up, much to their delight) and finishing off Saturday morning throwing darts with Herwig at Joker’s. I ended up putting head to pillow around 5 am, and was up for work at 9.

Work was not the easiest thing after so little sleep. Besides the Harry Potter release (and a lot of beautiful women coming in to buy the newest installment) the day was damn slow. After about seven and a half hours of nothing but fielding Harry Potter inquiries (we ran out around 1 pm), Kyle, Matt and I figured out a huge step in automatically synchronizing the in-store and web-site inventories. This has been a major concern in integrating our e-commerce system into the bookstore site, and figuring the problem out will get our e-commerce development back on track.

The blueberries have made a banner crop this year out at the farm. Graham and I picked over a gallon yesterday after playing a round of golf with Andy out at Wolf Hollow. I brought some up to work today to give Aven in return for inviting Graham and I to his Summer Solstice bash on Saturday night. Aven cooked red beans and rice, Kay made blackberry cheesecake with some of Bucky’s fresh picked wild blackberries, and Jamie topped it all off with some homegrown cucumbers that had spent the day in an apple cider vinegar/vidalia onion marinade. We also watched the Lewis/Klitschko bout on HBO, definitely one of the best boxing matches I’ve ever seen, though the super close-ups of the massive cut over Klitschko’s eye were hard to watch (Brunson had to leave the room a couple of times during the fight). The evening was a nice lazy way to cap off a long day and somehow I managed to stay awake for the whole thing on 3 hours of sleep.

So that’s what is going on in Dave-land. I’m off to visit Valley, Aiyana and the rest Annapolis posse in Maryland on Thursday, so hopefully my next post will be filled with tales of boiled crabs and a trip to Harper’s Ferry for some camping.

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