Sibling Love Thursday Rundown

Good afternoon everyone! It has been a couple weeks since my last Thursday Rundown so let me brush off the dust and get back on the bike. Let’s get through these five topics so I can conclude the week tomorrow with my farewell post to Coastal Carolina University.

Sibling Love – It has been so heartwarming to see how Sloan has accepted Beau. We thought there might be some jealousy but Sloan loves her little brother and is eager to help…perhaps too eager. We have to constantly remind Sloan that she is not an adult and performing tasks such as picking Beau up or changing his diaper are not expected out of her. Oh well, her strong desire to assist with Beau is better than harboring envious feelings. Can’t wait to see how their relationship continues to develop.

Sloan accepted Beau immediate;y/

Unemployment – Although I am not even a week into my stint of unemployment, I must admit I am already enjoying it. Sure, I am perpetually tired as I am usually running on 2-3 hours of sleep, but being able to chill all day long with my wife, daughter, and son is really nice. I am taking Sloan out of the house for at least one fun activity per day while enjoying snuggles with Beau and watching plenty of Netflix with Sid.

Each day I make it a point to do something with Sloan, whether it be going to the library, the trampoline park, or somewhere else.

Not Impressed with Bang – So everyone seems to be talking about a line of energy drinks called Bang and I finally tried one yesterday as we took our first road trip as a family of four. The cotton candy flavor sounded interesting and unique so I went with it. Big mistake. I have tried numerous different energy drinks from super generic to premium and Bang was by far the worst. I like an energy drink that is a pleasure to consume but Bang tasted cheap and had an unpleasant aftertaste. It was so bad that I didn’t even finish it. Perhaps I went wrong with the flavor but at this current moment I am giving it two thumbs down.

Was not impressed with my first ever Bang energy drink.

Road to the White House Goes Through South Carolina – Every four years, South Carolina hosts crucial presidential primaries. Next week the Democratic Party candidates for commander-in-chief will roll through the state. I can’t help but rewind four years ago to when the presidential candidates for both parties stumped in South Carolina. I took advantage of the historical moment by attending rallies of candidates from both sides of the aisle. Although I missed out on President Trump, I did see Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio, and Jeb Bush.

In February 2016, I had the chance to see a few presidential candidates in person as they came through South Carolina.

From the Archives – Over the past few years I have written some pretty crummy blog posts on Feb. 20. For example, a year ago I wrote about the crazy world of Chinese buffets. On Feb. 20, 2018, I counted down my favorite varieties of chips. Three years ago on this date, which was President’s Day, I appropriately revealed my all-time favorite United States Presidents.

Three years ago, I wrote about my favorite chips.


Special shoutout to my readers! It has been an exciting week for my blog and I appreciate all the support you have given me. Remember, I will be publishing a special Friday blog post tomorrow. Don’t Blink.

3 thoughts on “Sibling Love Thursday Rundown

  1. Hi Brent, Congratulations on the addition to your family. I’m so glad to read that Beau is home now and doing well and that Sloan has welcomed her little brother.

    I wanted to wish you all the best on your next adventure. You have certainly made a difference at CCU. Your creativity has helped this University grow, and you will be missed.

    Best wishes,

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