Week in review

I’ve been busy since my last post. On Sunday, some friends and I went to see Ice Harvest. Meh. That’s about all I have to say about that.

On Monday, I went to see the Alabama State vs. Florida basketball game with a friend. We scored some free tickets, but we wouldn’t have had trouble getting seats anyway since there was hardly anyone there. The Rowdy Reptiles section was full and jumpin’, but the rest of the place was sparsely populated. We won handily and it was obvious that the Gators are going to continue improving from game to game. We now have our best start since 2000.

Tuesday, I basically traveled all day. I left Gainesville at about 10:15 AM EST and arrived in Los Angeles about 7:30 PM PST. It was a long day.

Wednesday, I went into work and had a fairly productive day. I left the office around 5 o’clock and headed back to the hotel. I wasn’t feeling too well–I had a cold that seemed to have precipitated from my allergies kicking up in Florida–so I didn’t leave the hotel room till Thursday morning. I was on the company’s dime, so I ordered room service and watched basketball all night. Just what the doctor ordered.

Thursday, back to the office for another productive day and then back to the hotel for a few hours. I hit the gym for the first time in a couple weeks and it felt pretty good. I tend to get pretty out of shape when I travel because I need a solid routine to keep me in the gym.

After the gym, I drove down to Orange County to have dinner with a friend from Project. We hadn’t seen each other in more than four years, so it could’ve been pretty awkward… but it wasn’t at all. We ate at a little Cuban place and had a good time talking for a few hours. I’m glad we’ve reconnected and I hope we can keep in touch.

Friday, I worked a half day and then started my trip back to Texas. It was a pretty uneventful day, which is just how I like it when airplanes are involved.

Gators basketball continuing to improve

Right now, I’m listening to the Gator basketball game. I think it might’ve been blacked out because there were something like 400 unsold tickets. Anyway, we’re rolling over UCF pretty well and I’m impressed with our play. I think we’re up by 40 points right now. Sheesh. This might be the best start we’ve had in the Billy D. era. We’ll be 7-0 after today and probably Top 10 after this weekend. Not bad for a team that lost 60% of its offense to the NBA.

They just announced a final score of 80-47. Our 7-0 start is the best in 21 seasons and this is only the third time we’ve made that mark. Nobody saw this coming.