Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad

It's Halloween, but it is also my (Kelly's) parent's wedding anniversary. Just wanted to say a quick Happy 28th Anniversary! I love you!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Newt (1993-2009)

Dad and I brought him home from the local feed and seed store in Thomson, GA. We named him after Newt Dobbs in the classic Western movie, Lonesome Dove.

He quickly grew into his paws and became a great pet, companion, and my best friend. After 16 years, it's gonna be hard getting used to him not being around anymore. I'll miss you, bud.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

So long Knoxville...

After spending 8 weeks in Knoxville, TN, I can finally say goodbye. Kelly came up for the game so we spent a few disappointing hours in Neyland stadium before leaving the city. To quote a classmate of mine, "I was hoping to end my time here in Knoxville with a bang...just not with all the fireworks from them scoring touchdowns!" John Adams, a Knoxville sportswriter said "Georgia looked like a program Kiffin can have a lot of fun with." If you want to read my take on the game, scroll down below the picture to see my thoughts. Although I enjoyed my clinical in Knoxville, I've decided it is hard to be a Georgia fan in that city. Kelly and I have been to 2 UGA-Tenn games there with a combined 80-33 in Tennessee's favor.

Kelly is back in Savannah and I'm back in Augusta. Now, only a mere 3 hours apart compared to 7 1/2. I have started at the VA Medical Center and Kelly has started at Southcoast Medical Group's outpatient physical therapy. We've been asked about wedding planning by several people, and I think about all we have left is the cake, invitations, and flowers.

Finally, congratulations to Tim Varghese and Kyle Hogarth who both got engaged over the weekend. Interestingly, they are both PTs and both are engaged to nurses.

*from 2 years ago
My take on the game: Going into the game, it was hard to have expectations as both teams have played poorly and well at times. I can say though that the quarterback play was a flip flop of expectations. A Tennessee quarterback who had as many interceptions as touchdowns was made to look like an All-American while a Georgia quarterback who previously had twice as many TDs as interceptions could no longer do so. A friend of mine called after the game and pointed out that Georgia might be the worst team in Div-1...of course there was a little sarcasm, but he pointed out some interesting facts: Out of 120 teams, UGA is 104 in Rushing, 97 in Offense. On defense for pts/game, Georgia is ranked 100th. Despite having the best punt avg in the nation, UGA is 100th in punt return avg. UGA is the only team in the nation to have a kicker 3-3 from 50+ yards, but unfortunately special teams can't win games by itself. Special teams is the cherry on top and unfortunately, the cherry doesn't make the sundae. Although I don't think UGA is the worst team in Div-1, they may very well end up with the worst record under Mark Richt thus far. A loss to Florida and GT would put Georgia at 7-5, the worst record since the 1996 season.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Six Pence?

I'm sure you've all heard the wedding day saying:
"Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Something blue"
But did you know that the last part of this saying is "and a sixpence in her shoe"?
According to Wikipedia, the sixpence dates back to the 1500's when King Edward was on the throne. However, it is no longer in circulation as English currency (and apparently it is not worth very would probably compare to our penny or nickel).
So my question is, where in the world do I find a sixpence? Did any of you brides include this in your wedding ensemble? Let me know.