I'm not here today (don't cha' love scheduling posts). Today, I am winging my way across the country. I'm going to spend some quality and some not so much quality time in Indiana. I'll send pics. I'll be spending the weekend with my district court judge friend. We'll have to leave the county to get into real trouble. That's doable.
We'll most likely head down to Browns county to party. If I met up with John Mellencamp down there I'll try to snap a pic, after I snatch his 40th cigarette out of his mouth, stomp on it like a nasty bug, and lecture him about the evils of smoking, that is. Actually, in the years that I lived there I never met up with him so my brush with semi-greatness never happened and probably won't this trip either.
I put the finishing touches on my keynote last night (while cruising all your blogs, can I multi-task or what?) so with the correct application of wine and xanax it should come off without a hitch. Would beer be better? I mean it seems like a more breakfasty beverage. My speech is at 8:30 am. I could do both. That would make it a full meal right? A grain and a fruit. Let's call it the continental breakfast of champions.
Now, for a few deets on the new job.
I've accepted a job with the University of Houston Libraries. The wonderful people at the University fell for my line of totally accurate and incredible skills set (BS) and hired me to be their Digital Projects Program Director. Good for me, maybe not so good for them (we'll see). I kid, I'm very excited about the challenges this job will bring. The job is about the same thing I'm doing now just more of it. More responsibility, more staff, more of everything.
I will have made a full circle, started out as a WSU Cougar and will now be a University of Houston Cougar. Karma? I think so.
JR seems to think that we are on a quest to change red states to blue (sounds like a country western song). It worked with Indiana, not so much with Arizona but more than they have ever voted blue. I doubt our success will bleed over into Texas. They have all those Bush characters living down there. I'll just let JR live his little dream of democrat conquest.
Last but not least, JR and I are celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary today. Yeah, I know I'm on a plane right now but we don't need to be in the same state (literally or figuratively) to celebrate. Whatever, here's my last years post about this event.