Working at America’s biggest beer producer leaves me little time to get other stuff done….fun work however, making great products just right!
So my oldest daughter is now four days into her stay in London. She has found her Mecca as the excitement and love for the city is clearly evident during each Skype video chat. Today she has afternoon tea at Herrod’s after class and probably headed to another pub after that bit of fun. She’s had her first British fish-n-chips and said it was quite different than she’s used to. So, I told her Long John Silver’s isn’t exactly a standard to compare against. You can follow her blog at allieantle.tumblr.com
Tonight, I believe the Miami Heat are going to lose their bid for a second straight NBA championship. Honestly, they don’t have the desire nor the hustle nor the willingness to truly work hard enough to win. The Spurs, even though I do not like them, bring each of those attributes to each game. They work and guys like Chris Bosh and Mario Chalmers just don’t. They are some of the softest players I’ve ever seen. LeBron isn’t aggressive at all, a shell of himself. DWade makes more mistakes, both physical and mental, than a rookie. The Heat doesn’t deserve to win, they should be embarrassed and ashamed of their lack of effort.
Last night I had my first cigar since I’ve gotten over my illness (bronchitis). I enjoyed a Fonseca Arana Torpedo which started off a bit shrill, almost tart and bitter, but smoothed out soon afterward. Since I was on strong anti-biotics and prednisone, my taster has been off considerably, so that probably contributed to the poor start. It finished very nutty, a bit of spice and more mild/medium than I expected. Looking forward to enjoying more this weekend!
My wife’s birthday is tomorrow night and we’ll be spending it at Busch Stadium in St. Louis with free tickets to the Cardinals v. Cubs. No rain in the forecast so it should be a great night!! Looking forward to it!
Everytime I look at Key West Lou’s blog, I keep telling myself to be consistent and get some updates posted routinely! Well, the job, various events, the seemingly decreasing number of hours in a day make that nearly impossible.
So, in a nut, here are the highlights:
Oldest daughter landed in London two days ago on a study-abroad journey. She’s taking a Shakespeare class at University of Westminster. She’s 21 and an English major who will be a senior at Missouri State next year. This is a place that has been in her heart forever. I wouldn’t be surprised if she doesn’t go back there to live someday. Anyway, she’s taking tours, enjoying the local scene and soaking it all in. She will be there for the next month and can be followed at allieantle.tumblr.com
My son, the 16-yr old blues guitar aficionado, has finally landed a summer job! Yes, he’ll be starting at Pappa Murphy pizza today and the position will continue through the school year. Very excited (well, I am anyway, as his hand won’t be outstretched for my cash).
My daughter, his twin, is recovering nicely from shoulder surgery for a torn labrum. The therapy and rehab is extensive, expected to last 4-6 months! Quite exhausting and must be done patiently. Tough for but she’s adapting.
My job (IT Consultant) now has be established at the world’s largest beer brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev! Enjoying it immensely as beer producing, packaging, transporting and marketing are all quite easy to understand!
My wife continues her summer sabbatical (she’s a 2nd grade teacher). With the state of parents and kids nowadays, she is enjoying her time off very much.
That’s it for now, Happy Father’s Day to all dads out there! Enjoy some of the US Open golf tournament today. Pulling for Luke Donald or Ian Poulter.