How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was good. My little brother was an escort in Cotton Palace, so my wife and I went along to see him in the show. I did not do Cotton Palace when I was in high school, so I didn’t really know what to expect. However, the show was fairly interesting and it was packed with Waco trivia and facts. We learned that the Alico building was the tallest building south of the Mason-Dixon line when it was built and for many years after. We also learned that the Waco suspension bridge was one of the longest bridges in America when it was built. It sure is interesting to think about Waco and what a significant place it was in the 1800’s and to see how things have progressed. Waco took a big hit when it was destroyed by a massive tornado in the 1950’s, but I think things are turning around.
Anyways, that was Friday night. On Saturday we did yard work and planted some marigolds around our garden (they are supposed to repel squirrels). I have finals coming up this week, so I have got to get back to studying though. Wish me luck and good luck to all my readers on their finals!
How was everyone’s week? I bet everyone is glad it is Friday. Personally, I am very excited for this weekend! My family breeds and raises thoghbreed horses and they have been doing this for some time now. We have had several horses born at my parent’s farm over the past few years and those horses have gone on to training and have raced at racetracks all over the country. Recently, my parents got a new horse through a claiming race and that horse is set to race at Lone Star Park in Dallas tomorrow. The horses name is Puckster and he seems to have a lot of potential. He started out racing up in Arkansas and did fairly well there, so we are excited to get him back to Texas and see what he’s got. My wife and I are headed up to Lone Star first thing tomorrow morning to meet with Puckster’s trainer and to watch him race. We are really excited about it and hope Puckster does well tomorrow. Wish us luck and everyone keep their fingers crossed for Puckster!
Hope everyone had a good weekend! I got married this past weekend, so it was an extremely busy and exciting one for me. Starting on Friday, Emily and I had a lot of out of town family coming into Waco. I played golf with my dad, brother, and cousins during the day. Later that day we had our rehearsal at the church and then went over to 1424 for the rehearsal dinner. We had the entire main dining room to ourselves and it was a really great place to have everyone. 1424 has always been one of our favorite Waco restaurants, so we were excited to get to have all of our family and friends try it out. Everyone loved it. The next morning all of the groomsmen had lunch catered out at my parent’s ranch and the bridesmaids had a brunch at Hotel Indigo. We had photographers following us both around throughout the day, getting each step of our preparation for the wedding. Our ceremony started at 5:30 and was at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church. I grew up attending St. Alban’s, and the revered who presided over the church while my family and I had been attending for the past twenty or so years had recently been voted a Bishop. While he no longer was stationed at St. Alban’s, he came back to do the ceremony for us, so that was really nice. The ceremony was great, and after that we all went over to the Palladium on Austin Avenue. We had around 150 guests, so the Palladium was the perfect size. Overall, the evening went great. We had great music, great food, and we all had a lot of fun dancing and hanging out. It was an awesome weekend for us, and we we’re so glad to get to share it all with our family and friends. Anyways, I am about to have to go to a group project meeting, so I will wrap this up, but I hope you all have a great week and stay out of the rain today. Sic’ em!
Hope everyone had a good weekend. I have been incredibly busy with studying. I have two finals this week, economics and finance, so I have a feeling I will be spending a lot of time in the library over the next few days. I did manage to get away from the books for awhile this weekend to participate in a charity golf tournament. It was a lot of fun and I got to reconnect with some old Waco friends, plus it was for a good cause.
In other news, I accepted an internship offer with a company called Korcett. They are a company that works with apartment complexes to provide internet to the residents. How it works is if you live in an apartment, you have to sign in with your password on the Korcett homepage to access the web. My role is to do market research and present the value of the advertisement space on the homepage.
Anyways, I am going to get back to studying now so I can have time to watch the Lady Bears play tomorrow night.
Sic ‘em Bears!
How was everyone’s spring break? I spent some time in Port Aransas with friends. We had a lot of good seafood there and spent some time on the beach. This was my first time down there, and I was pleasantly surprised by how fun the town was. It is always a little difficult to get back into the school schedule after a long holiday like this, but my first day back went well. I have a communications project due later this week, so my afternoons are going to be busy with group meetings. However, I hope to find some time to make it to the first round of the NIT tournament on Wednesday night. Our Bears host Long Beach State here at home and I hope everyone can make it out and support the team.
I have a busy week ahead of me with school, but I am taking a little break from studying to write a quick entry. As you know, I just moved into a new house about 2 weeks ago. Over the last week, we’ve met almost all of our neighbors and have had multiple trays of cookies delivered from different people on our street. It sure is nice to be a part of a community as opposed to living in an apartment complex.
Also, now that it is March, the Bearathon is right around the corner. My fiancé and I are signed up for just the 5k this year- we are getting married a little less than 2 weeks after the race, so we thought it would be best to take it easy this year so no one is limping down the aisle. Do any of you run in the Bearathon? This is my first time, but I have always heard great things, so I am excited to see how it goes.
What am I doing this weekend you ask? I am looking forward to the Baylor game on Saturday. I also hope it warms up a little so I can spend sometime working in the yard and grilling. When I talk to people about what to do on the weekends here, I think a lot of people are under the impression that Waco doesn’t have a lot to offer young professionals or graduate students. Sure, Waco might not have the same downtown area as Dallas or Houston, but there is a lot to do here. On the weekends, I enjoy going to the Farmer’s Market, going to Cameron Park, and going to as many Baylor sporting events as possible. I also want to try paddle-boarding once it warms up a little…falling into the Brazos in 50 degree weather doesn’t sound that appealing to me.
So what are some activities you enjoy? I would love to hear what my readers do on the weekend and to get some ideas for fun.
Sic em’ Bears!
I have had a busy week so far! I have finally moved completely out of my old apartment and into my new house. It is always funny to see how much “stuff” you have accumulated over a time when you move. The new house is pretty great. I finally have a patio and a place to grill.
Also, I got to take my dog I kept during college back from my parents. She is a big chocolate lab named Cola. Cola lived with me all through college, but she had to move out to my parents’ farm when I moved into a small apartment after graduation. Now that I have a yard again, Cola and I have been reunited. It has been interesting to watch Cola and my fiancée’s dog Carlyle get acclimated to each other and to the new space.
Anyways, that’s it for now. Have a great Thursday and sic ‘em bears!
Today my fiancé and I closed on our first home. There were a lot of bumps along the road, but we finally got it all taken care of. While it has been nice to live in the Baylor bubble the past few years, I can’t wait to have a yard and some space to call our own. We are excited to be here during this time of change and economic development. It will be great to live here and watch the new stadium be built and watch as the downtown area continues to grow. Waco has a lot of potential to become a progressive and modern city and I hope this really happens. Anyways, we have a lot of packing and moving ahead of us in the next few weeks, not to mention a wedding, so we will definitely be busy with a lot of exciting things. Anyways, I hope everyone has a great weekend and sic em’ bears!
Sorry for the brief hiatus…I have been swamped with finals for the past two weeks, but I survived and I am back! Today I wanted to discuss a recent experience I have had that ties into small business and customer service.
My fiancé was planning on going to Houston last week to visit her family. However, with the cold weather, the air pressure in her car’s tires was low and she wanted to get them checked before making the drive. On Sunday, a day before she had planned to leave town, she took her car up to Wal-Mart to get the tires checked. She said she waited 15 minutes without being acknowledged by anyone at the service station before giving up and leaving. On Monday, just hours before she had planned to leave, she went back to Wal-Mart and disappointingly the exact same thing happened. Frustrated, she began driving back down Franklin hoping to find any place to fix her tires. The first business she saw was a “Just Brakes” shop. Being unfamiliar with cars, she wasn’t sure if “Just Brakes” could handle tires…but to her surprise, the manager greeted her at her vehicle as soon as she parked, walked her into the shop, and had the tires fixed for her within five minutes. When she asked the manager what she owed them for the tires, he said not to worry about it and to just remember them if she ever needed her brake’s serviced.
Well it just turns out, that I need to get my brakes fixed soon, and after hearing that, I will certainly give “Just Brakes” my business when that time comes. In today’s tough economy, customer service is an easy and often inexpensive way for companies to really set themselves apart from the competition. “Just Brakes” really demonstrated their core values by how they treated my fiancé, and that is something I will remember and share with others. Thanks, “Just Brakes”!