I'm taking a few days off folks and need to clear my desk before I go.
Next post: It's probably going to be a couple of weeks before I get the chance to post again OR visit any of your blogs. But don't panic! I'll be back.
What am I doing? Glad you asked!
Tomorrow, The Receders will be in the studio to start working on our first CD! After 8 years I'd say it's about time. And who knows... in another 8 years it might be done.
May the circle be unbroken - On Wednesday I'll be taking my kids on a little tour around the Great Lakes in conjunction with a visit to RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) so Brandon can tour the campus.
We decided we may as well make a vacation out of it since it's been long time since our last family trip - and we are staying in Erie PA (the first night - whoa), Rochester NY, Niagara Falls Canada, Toronto Canada, and Sault Ste Marie, MI. As part of this 2300 mile tour we will end up touching the shores of all 5 Great Lakes in one trip. That's pretty cool. Cold actually - these lakes are freaking freezing!
Bonus! By sheer coincidence, one of my bloggy buds JD, from I Do Things and her family are going to be in Niagara Falls and Toronto the day after we are. Our schedules won't allow us to meet in person, but I'm going to leave these little cloud stickers in obvious touristy spots (I told her that I don't want to put my blog name on them because I don't want to get tracked down for littering and thrown in some Canadian prison while they "attempt" to find my paperwork for 3 years) and for every sticker JD can find and photograph as proof, she'll get 1 point. If she finds ALL the stickers then she'll win a giant gas guzzling motorhome that gets .8 miles to the gallon. Good luck JD!
And THEN, because Kathy needs to be the center of attention for everything, she and her sister (Ann) and Ann's daughter (Regan) are going to drive up from PA to Toronto for a little vacation of their own and meet up with me on Saturday, JD on Sunday and Jaffer on Monday. How cool is that! But the best part is, Kathy is sure to screw something up big time which will ultimately end up as major comedy for the rest of us to read about. Go Kathy! And thanks!
One major bummer though... due to her new job and her prior business commitments, my wife Charli won't be coming with us. :-( But I would like to take this time to publicly thank her for all the hard work she has put into planning this entire trip, booking the hotels and buying all the food we're taking with us. Thanks hon... you are the best of the best!
Unfinished Business: Remember a few weeks ago when I was begging for money for Dan's charity walk in exchange for the chance to win an awesome new razor? Well, I finally did the drawing today and I'm happy to say my dad Bill is the grand prize winner! Congratulations Bill. And thank you EVERYONE for your generous donations! I wish I could give razors to all of you.
Major Milestone: Finally.. my 500th post is coming up in only 5 more posts! (go ahead and read the previous ones real quick, I'll wait...)
So in honor of this most historic event I'd like to steal a cool idea from April and give you the opportunity to ask me a question. Not a Mr. Know-It-All kind of question, but something you want to know about me. Then on that day I will attempt to answer them - provided they are family-friendlyish and legible.
There, I think that's enough mash-up for one day. But this post does have to carry me for nearly 2 weeks, so hopefully I'll come back to 5 or 6 hundred comments. Yeah, that should do it.
So until then. See you later hosers!!!
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