I've been gone for a while. Here's a brief rundown of why:
Two weekends ago, my mac's superdrive died. After calling Applecare and talking with their representative, they sent me to the Apple store. The geniuses were super helpful and, after testing my machine, decided to admit it and work on it. So, for the majority of last week, I was computerless. Editor's Note: This is a terrible things to happen to someone with as much free time as me.
On Thursday, I picked up my Mac. I left straight from the store for Orange County. Taffy was throwing a casino night for our friend Matt in honor of the upcoming birth of his daughter. The buy-in was a bag of diapers. I've got to say, craps is not my game. I just couldn't figure it out. So I played black jack and did moderately well.
I crashed at the McGills' and, the next morning, hit the air.
I was invited to fly out to interview at a church for the weekend. On Friday, I spent most of the day traveling. I landed at my destination close to midnight on Friday. Starting with lunch on Saturday, my schedule was pretty much packed out. I had the chance to eat with, meet, talk with, and enjoy some java with a lot of incredible people. On top of that, I was treated like a king.
On Saturday night, I drove into town to hang with Stephen. Awesome time. Great conversation. Interesting waitress who, no kidding, leaned in and after smelling Stephen said, "You smell soft." Like I said... Interesting.
Sunday, after leaving the church, I had a chance to hang out with two of my best friends from college. It's been two years since I'd seen Ray-Ray and 4 years since I'd seen Todd. It was definitely medicine for my soul.
Next, and without telling my family, I flew home to South Carolina. I had a friend pick me up at the airport and bring me home. To say that my mom was surprised would be an understatement! She literally fell on the floor!
So, I'll be here in South Carolina for the next week. Enjoying family, friends, and the best food in the country. I'll also be guest teaching in a youth ministry class at my alma mater. And yes, I'll be back to blogging.