Friday, January 19, 2018

Terp Vampire Dude

I found a bunch of old pics in a folder on my computer, and had fun viewing them after quite a few years.  One that I liked is the one above.  My daughter, Melody, and I took one of our late summer trips just before school started.  We loaded up our Mazda 2-seater (with hardly enough room for our stuff, necessitating the use of our trunk luggage rack.  We spent several days at Ocean City, MD, then we drove down the DelMarVa peninsula to Williamsburg, VA, and spent several more days at Busch Gardens.  It was a fun little trip, and one we repeated a few times.  Anyway, during our drive south, after Ocean City, and just before we reached the impressive Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, we pulled off at a little scenic rest area and took a few pics of the scenery, including this one.  I am so fortunate to have such a wonderful traveling partner in my daughter.  My wife and I took many trips much like this one, and I'm glad we can continue the tradition.

This pic is of my knickknacks on my desk at work.  The mug is from The Mentoring Project, dedicated to mentoring children of fatherless families, co-founded by Dr. John Sowers.  This organization means a lot to me, and I love their mugs, which I bought for all of the managers who work for me.  They're all bosses (and leaders and mentors), in my mind.  The Kenyan elephant was a gift from a dear friend, and the Indian elephant was a gift from my former boss.  Of course, the mini-football has a Steelers logo, and the little display contains a bunch of Bible verses; the one on display says:  "If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer (Matthew 21:22)."  All of these items remain on my desk, and are reminders of meaningful things, moments, and people in my life.

I was watching the Maryland Men's basketball team play a game against Minnesota last evening, a game the Terps won handily.  As halftime ended, the camera focused in on the game's TV announcers, Len Elmore and Tim Brando.  I couldn't help noticing the kid behind them.  He was dancing and gyrating, trying to steal the attention of viewers, obviously, and he did a great job.  But the funniest thing was seeing the french fries stuck in his mouth, making him look like a vampire, I guess.  It was pretty funny.  Kudos to the Terp Vampire Dude...

Have a great evening, everyone.

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