If you would like to help me beta test Google’s new Gmail for Your Domain, shoot me an email and I’ll get you set up with a M@st account. M@st stands for “Mail at ScatteredThoughts” — creative huh? I thought so. Anyway, I get 25 accounts for free, and your email would be firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll give you more information if you sign up, like how to access your email and whatnot. It’s pretty cool so far — it even incorporates Google Talk (which if you don’t have it already, you should get it and friend me cause it rocks — tlmason at gmail). If you haven’t used gmail in any form yet, you’re missing out on one BA mail client.
Enough about that — the weekend.
This weekend was quite busy. Friday we celebrated Tim’s birthday. Erin, Schuyler and I took Tim to Asuka for dinner, which was amazing. Then we came back to our house, Austin, Ben and DrLash came over to hang out for the rest of the evening. DrLash ended up getting towed by the tow-happy bastards who patrol Hoosier Courts.
Saturday, I lead some leadership activities for Psi out at Hundred Hall. We played Circle Tag, Human Knot, Magic Carpet, Lap Sit and the Trust Lift. All-in-all it was a big hit and a lot of fun for those who attended. And if you didn’t attend and you’re in Psi, you’re a loser.
Saturday night, we inducted the Delta Upsilon class of Alpha Zeta. They’re all great kids.
Sunday, Erin and I went out to celebrate Luke’s 24th birthday a week early. He had his party on the ropes course at Rancho Farmasa. It was a lot of fun, highlight of the day — hearing The Jew scream “SHIT!” when he let go of the release on the Flying Squirrel. By the way, Ransburg needs a Flying Squirrel… BAD!
Erin and I also made a surprise visit to Greenwood for my mom’s 50th birthday. We went to Bucca di Beppo for dinner, which was pretty tasty. See the email pasted below for the entire situation explained by my dad:
Just FYI, your mom is sort of bummed because you and Erin and Eileen and Jason aren’t coming. We told her that just she, Laura and I were going out to dinner. In case she calls, I told her that you had a friend’s birthday party to go to (it really isn’t a lie, I was just mis-informed about the time 😎 I told her that Eileen couldn’t come because it was so late and she and Jason were going to watch the NASCAR race earlier in the day then she had to get ready for class the next day. Maybe finally we have been able to pull off a surprise for her. See ya tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing ya both.
And that’s the end of the weekend. It was a lot more busy than most.
Apparently there is going to be/was an article in Time Magazine about high school dropout rates, and it features Shelbyville… my dad just sent me an email containing the text of the article. I haven’t read it yet, but be sure I’ll comment on it come Wednesday.
Also, I’ve been getting a TON of Spam lately. Anyone else? cause I’m sick of it. I’m going to forward all my email from tlmason.com to my gmail account just because I’m sick and tired of the spam. Google seems to have spam protection down to a science and apparently Spam Assassin doesn’t work anymore.
Anyway, that’s all I got for now. I’ll update again come Wednesday morning.
Song of the Day — Mr. Brightside — The Killers — I wish I could use this song for the slideshow this summer.
Quote of the Day — “The orange guys were in here fixing things” — Nan when talking about the Logistics crew coming to fix some things. Their names appear in the STC Chat in orange.
Villain of the Day — The unpredictable weather.
Current Mood — — Tired
Until the next post…