Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ode to my Cactus

My cactus died. I'm really sad. I've had it since the Marvin Lewis Golf Classic in 2005. The theme was fiesta and I brought a bunch home for my mom and sister too. It's probably the longest I've kept a plant. I had it in my office for most of the time, but it did move from Cincinnati to Oxford to Austin. Right before I moved, it got knocked over and broke off in the soil, but i just dug that part out and replanted it. It fell over in the truck on the way here and I just replanted it when I got here. Slowly, it's been rotting from the bottom up, so today...I threw it away. I liked my cactus! It was a different plant to have...eventually, I will have to replace it with a new one. :-(

Friday, November 13, 2009

Paid Gig

I had my first paid gig this week. It wasn't a big deal really and I don't know that it will bring any real promise for a job, but something is better than nothing.

It was with Alumni Football USA ... an organization that gives high school football players a chance to play again and it's a pretty big deal to a lot of people. I found it through a website in which I have no fondness whatsoever, Craigs List. Turns out, it's a good source for the local job search. So the job was just calling hundreds of people who signed up to play in this alumni football game and remind them about the first meeting. My attention to detail and love for planning logistics might get me a little more involved, so we'll see if I get another call from the business guy next week. Just wanted to give the update from Austin! Weather is great and Tally is enjoying being a Texas kitty! :-)