Thursday Rundown Part XXVI

Welcome back. It is time for another Thursday Rundown. Can’t say that tonight’s edition will be the best one I have ever done but it is better than nothing. Let’s begin…

End of Semester Already? – Well another semester here at Coastal Carolina University is in the books. Commencement ceremonies will be held tomorrow night and Saturday morning, shortening up my weekend just a little bit (not a big deal when you have a two week vacation looming though). Seems like just last Thursday Rundown I was writing this post about the start of the semester. I now have three full semesters under my belt as a Coastal employee and my blood keeps getting more teal after each one.

Out of Business – I was sad to see that a new donut shop in town recently shut its doors. Fractured Prune, a young donut chain, set up shop in Myrtle Beach right next to Sidney’s house about 16 months ago. As I wrote when I reviewed the place in October of 2014, Fractured Prune “takes Krispy Kreme’s fresh out of the oven reputation, combines it with Which Witch’s ordering style, and grabs inspiration from Chipotle’s cafeteria-style set up.” Basically you got to order a customized donut. Let me say this, the donut business must be a tough gig. I have seen several shops go out of business throughout my travels. I can’t say I am surprised that Fractured Prune went under but I do feel bad for all involved.

Watching an Awards Show Live – Three years ago my brother and I went to the American Country Awards in Las Vegas. We were in Sin City to vacation and the opportunity to purchase tickets opened up. We went to the show and had a great time. Watching so many superstars perform live in a pristine arena was cool. Sadly, the Country Music Awards went defunct a year ago. Don’t worry about the country music awards industry though, I think like three other shows jumped in to take the ACA’s place. While I do love watching country musicians perform and get recognized, the amount of award shows out there is ridiculous.

A look from our seats at the American Country Awards stage as Lady A received the award for Group of the Year.

A look from our seats at the American Country Awards stage as Lady A received the award for Group of the Year.

Mikayla – It has been way too long since I gave an update on my niece, Mikayla. She is now 15 months and can’t keep her hands off things. Her hair is coming in very nicely and when she isn’t crawling at fast speeds she is standing up and attempting her walking skills. I am so excited to see her in just under a week!

This is the most recent photo I have of Mikayla. She is getting so big!!

This is the most recent photo I have of Mikayla. She is getting so big!!

Wedding Update #13 – Tomorrow will be the six month countdown until Sidney and I get married! Speaking of six months, this also means that we have now been engaged for half of a year. As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, we recently finished our marriage counseling classes. Lastly, our initial choice for a rehearsal dinner venue is not going to work out so I have to figure out an alternative. But all is good!!

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It is going to be an exciting and busy upcoming week with holiday gatherings and travel. Lots to look forward to for me and I hope all of you have lots to look forward to as well. Thank you for taking time to read my blog. Don’t Blink.

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