Well I know it has been a while. I just have not been in the mood to blog. I am moving a little slow today. Getting home from work around 1:30am and getting to bed about 2:00am. Having to get up at 8:00am to go bowling with the wonderful old women sometimes is a tough thing to do. I really felt bad getting up today. My body was telling me to crawl right back under the covers. But I couldn't let my team down. So I pulled myself out and got a shower. Lets just say that I was no super star at bowling today. I did make my average for two of the three games. So I guess I should be happy about that. If I could ever learn how to get those spares on a regular basis I would be gold. But I had fun and like always laughed along with all the old women. I will hate to see the day when I can't bowl on Tuesday mornings.
Well change is something you just can't avoid. This is coming true for me at work. Sylvia is one of the great graphic designers that I work with at the newspaper. Well she is finally getting married and moving away. We are all sad to see her leave. Especially since the As The Paper Prints crew will be short one member. But we are all happy to see her move on to bigger and better things. So her leaving leaves us one short. We are currently interviewing people. This is always fun to see what kind of person management will choose for us. We are some what of a unique group of designers. Not that there are any regular designers. But there is Linda who has been at the paper for 30 some years. She is like the mom of the group. She keeps us in line and happy. Then there is Debbie, she has been with the paper for 20 years. She is the smoking, wise cracking designer. You never know what kind of mood she will be in and you just have to love her. She will tell you how it is in a heart beat. Next is Susan; she has been with the paper for three years. She is just great full of spirit and always cracks me up. She reminds me a lot of some of my good friends. I could talk to Susan all day long. Then last but not least is DJ. DJ has been with the paper for about 2 years. He is the only guy in our group. Poor fool. He is great and always serves as someone for us to pick on. But he is like the big brother that none of us had. He is a trooper and is great at night shift. Without him I would probably go insane and fall asleep at my desk.
So we are all biting our nails to see who they add to our great mix. Also I have had the joy of being trained on Classifieds since Sylvia is leaving us. I am not too thrilled about this, but it is always good to learn a new trade. At least I am going to keep telling myself that. So needless to say the next month or so at the paper is going to be interesting.
But enough about all that. I must say I had a great weekend. Usually all I do is talk with R and watch some movies. But this weekend with me still having the rental car, R decided to be super kind and come see me in the big town of Gastonia. So I decided I wanted to do something different. I didn't want to do the same old movie. I had heard from a hostess about this glow in the dark putt putt place on Franklin. Well enough said, how can you pass up putt put? And on top of it all it is glow in the dark. So me and R decided to grab dinner at BnF in Belmont. Which, by the way, is a great restaurant. Not sure if I have the name of the joint right. But they have the best fried pickles. I have my friend Sarah to thank for introducing me to that food. We also had the all time best BBQ Chicken Pizza.
After filling up on food. We made our way to the putt putt place.Usually this place is a haunted mill during October. Now they have decided during the off season to turn it into a glow in the dark putt putt. So lets just say this place is a little rough around the edges. But once me and R got into the place and discovered that it was a glow in the dark and haunted putt putt, I was happy and interested. It was a blast. The first nine holes were glow in the dark outer space putt putt. We also were given 3D glasses. This was just a trip. I couldn't help but laugh. We both looked like two big nerds with the glasses on. But I had the best time ever.
Then we went back to the front desk and turned in the glasses. Then a guy dressed in all black with a black hood on led us into the haunted putt putt part. My nerves well all worked up. By the time we got in front of the skeleton that was telling us the rules I was already shaking. The skeleton was great. It was animated and reminded me of the guy from Tales from the Crypt. (Which by the way was a great show.) So the skeleton told us the rules and reminded us that our putter was not a weapon. This just made me laugh I mean who would swing the putter at a person. Well our host informed us that he had bruises to prove it. We make our way though the putt putt and in the beginning we had a decision to make. Our host told us we could just play putt putt or we could be scared. I took a second to decide and said what the heck lets be scared. If I only knew what I had decided. I thought I was going to pee in my pants by the time we were done. I jumped and screamed. At one part I ran so fast to R and grabbed hold of him I thought I was going to faint. It was great and I would recommend anyone to go to this putt putt place. I know I will be going back.
Overall it was just good to try something new out. It turned out to be one of the best Saturday's that I had spent with R. Great memories and great screams.
P.S I added some old photos from last year that I came across while cleaning my computer at work! Because like Lisa always says a good entry is not complete until you have added photos. So these photos just bring back great memories for me. ENJOY!