On the road again...I've spent the last two weeks touring Texas from the Big Country (aka Abilene area), to the forests of East Texas, and back into the DFW area.

I'm back in Lubbock for a few days until I head to Colorado Springs on Wednesday. I have my third interview with Barnes and Noble on Thursday with the district manager. Hopefully if all goes well I will be hearing soon whether they are offering me the job.

Just a few highlights from my trip:

  • Barbarian night at Patrice's: no dinnerware of any sort, all things must be eaten with the hands, one napkin allowed, almost always serve something incredibly messy like spaghetti, invite everybody.
  • Walking in on a good friend's retirement party, and thus seeing all my old profs in one fell swoop.
  • Seeing all the strange new sites of Abilene: ACU renovations, new businesses and resturaunts, constructionless highways.
  • Catching up with lots and lots of folks.

Ore City (Small town East Texas outside of Longview):
  • Spending a few days with my college roommate Rachel.
  • Watching the goats walk by the back window every morning and catching baby goats.
  • Steak and potatoes.
  • Watching Rachel's cousin get baptized.

  • Seeing Jonah walk for the first time.
  • Waking up in the mornings to sit on the couch with Steve, Alasha, and Jonah.
  • Seeing Ryan and Amy Gibbons and meeting their new little one Lily.
  • Lots and lots of good eats.