Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Post Christmas/New Years hangover!

I hope everyone had a nice Christmas and Santa brought everything you wished for. Now it is time to clean up and start putting away the Christmas decorations. Well, for most people I guess. For us, this is a hectic time of year with friends and family coming in town for the holidays. We have been going non stop since before the 25th dealing with family birthdays and visiting friends who no longer live in town. It is always fun, but busy.

The week between New Years and Christmas is always busy as well. Again more family birthdays and visiting with friends and family. A lot of people take that week off from work, but I like to go to work that week to get away from the chaos that is the holidays!

Here is JB, Jimmy and special guest John Keen (middle) on stage New Years Eve.

For New Years, we renewed our tradition of seeing going to the Widespread Panic show. This year they played in Charlotte NC. We meet some friends up there and got a chance to visit a friend that just recently moved there. It was a great weekend of good food, good music and good friends. I will say that the arena staff was not prepared for the Panic fans. The lines were extremely long to get in, extremely long to get concessions and extremely long for the bathrooms. Yes, that is to be expected when you attend a sold out show, but I have never experienced lines as bad as those! They also ran out of crucial items at crucial times in the night and there were many frustrated Panic fans. But of course the boys from Athens put on another excellent show and that helps ease the pain of the poorly trained staff at the arena.

Now things are getting back on schedule with school and work and as I reflect on another holiday season, yes it was hectic and tiring, but I feel like I am the luckiest guy in the world! Ain’t Life Grand!

Happy New Year and let's make 2012 the best year yet!

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