Oldies: Sunday, June 20 - Saturday, June 26, 2004...

Friday, 25 June 2004: This weekend will span the spectrum of emotions. On Saturday, Katie and I will be in Iowa for the wedding of her best friend's brother. We're spending the night there and I'm heading back out to Chicagoland early for the memorial service of the mother of one of my best friends.

Talk about your extremes.

Thursday, 24 June 2004: It's amazing how everyone is jumping on this low carb bandwagon. Whether it's an alliance with Atkins, South Beach, or just a basic low-carb offering, everyone is getting on board.

I say this because Katie recently came home with Atkins Chocolate Milk which I think is actually really good. Plus, I was at Subway where they have the Atkins Wraps and they also just started selling Doritos Edge which is the low-carb version of our favorite Doritos nacho cheese chips. My advice to you on these new chips... stay the heck away. They are God awful. It's like biting into chalk with a hint of nacho cheese flavoring. Blech!

So based on how everyone is offering low-carb alternatives and I don't mean just low-carb product producing companies, but also established companies (e.g. Frito Lay) and restaurants who are altering their menus (e.g. Applebees), would you say that this low-carb craze will last longer than most regular fad diets? 

Tuesday, 22 June 2004: So my friend Chris (or as we lovingly refer to him... "Mojo") lives in Orlando and works with Boeing as a contract employee at NASA. He was at work the other day and a coworker comes up to him and tells him that the Stanley Cup is in one of the other rooms in the building. Yes, you read right, the Stanley Cup.

Of course, being the sports nut that he is, he boogied on over and got his picture taken with it. 

How cool would it be to stand next to the most storied trophy in sports history? Each year, new Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Championship, etc., trophies are cast. The Stanley Cup is the only trophy I know of that gets passed on from year to year. If you don't win it the next year, you have nothing to show off in your trophy case.

Mojo told me that the original Stanley Cup was retired to the NHL Hall of Fame back in 1960. Even if this is a new one, it's still 44 years old. That's still 15 years older than me and it's still a ton of history right there in that Cup. I think it would be cool as hell.

Monday, 21 June 2004: Be happy, the trip photos are now posted. And, ideally later today or tomorrow, I will have up the Father's Day photos. Not nearly as many of those so it shouldn't take all that long.

Sunday, 20 June 2004: Happy Father's Day to all daddies out there. Myself not included. Not yet, anyway. Maybe sometime down the line.

For Father's Day, Katie and I invited both sets of parents to our apartment for a cookout. My Nano came as well because she was in town. It was a lot of fun if I do say so myself. Everyone stuck around for about four or five hours and we just talked and ate and, generally, had a good time.

Does this mean we're off the hook for Thanksgiving?

Oh, and pictures are coming.

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