Happy New Year, Beat ncst!
I stopped off at Bane's place (he's one sick puppy but ya' gotta love him) to see what he's up to. He had a link to Lil Toni (who's also got a little different take on things but who is infininatly better looking and besides she's a Southern Lady). She linked to an article in the Washington Post quoting our Capt B. It's good to see him get some press but I wish they would focus on the meat of his writing.
Tomorrow is a long awaited day. Not because of the New Year but because the South Florida Bulls football team is finally playing in a bowl game. I graduated from USF which at one time was listed by Guinness as the largest university in the world without a football team. Nine short years ago the program started in a trailer near what used to be swampland. O.K. I exaggerated the swampland part. Leroy Selmon is the athletic director and has done a fantastic job developing the program. He and his brother used to come in the Sambo's restaurant I was managing in north Tampa when they were playing for the Bucs back in the day.
They are playing in the Meineke Car Care Bowl in Charlotte, NC just two hours down the road.
It's all I can do to keep from jumping in the Toyota and heading south. However, since love of my life only returned from Raleigh this evening and doesn't care for football, even if it is the Bulls, I will be content to don my South Florida football t-shirt and plop myself in front of the TV. I'm sure it will be telecast in this area since they are playing ncs.
So it has been a good year. My love and I found our dream home in the mountains. We have been blessed with good health and Wanda's new job holds lots of promise. We have made many new friends and some of them actually think we're "cool". Go figure? I have expanded my horizons with this plum psychedelic blogging thing. Now when my Bulls win today it will be the perfect ending to a perfect year. God is good!
I will raise a glass of my favorite bourbon and drink to happiness, health and prosperity to all of you fellow bloggers in the New Year while I watch South Florida decimate UNC.