Good evening to you all and happy Cinco De Mayo. I feel enjoying a cold beverage while reading Don’t Blink enhances the experience so keep sipping that margarita. Here we go with five topics…
Ben Stiller – For the most part, I am not a Ben Stiller fan. I don’t like the roles he plays where he portrays a seemingly normal person, such as in “Meet the Parents,” “Night at the Museum,” and the “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” However, if he is playing the role of a fitness-obsessed egotistical meathead, I am all about it. I loved his role in “Heavyweights” and I also thoroughly enjoyed the very similar character he played almost ten years later in “Dodgeball.” Much to my joy, the latter movie happened to be on TV this past weekend. I am not a person who laughs out loud a lot so you can imagine that Sidney was giving me weird looks when I was howling while watching Stiller’s performance in “Dodgeball.” He is just so over the top that it really gets me. Nothing beats his “No one makes me bleed my own blood” line.
Coastal Anniversary – This past Sunday marked two years since I started working at Coastal Carolina University. About 12 months ago, I wrote a blog post commemorating my one year anniversary at CCU. In that post I wrote about what a great fit this job has been and a year later I can still echo those sentiments. I am so thankful to work at such a fantastic university.
My Bet for Trump’s Vice President – As speculation really starts to swirl on who Donald Trump will pick for his running mate, I want to go public with my prediction. I believe he will select John Kasich. I feel that Kasich’s personality will balance Trump’s. He would also bring credibility and familiarity to the ticket as well. Of course the major selling point is that with John Kasich on board, Trump would have a real shot at winning the vitally important state of Ohio. I will have a prediction for Hillary next week!
Little Boy – I always like to insert photos into my Thursday Rundowns and for that reason (plus that it is Throwback Thursday) I offer a photo of myself from when I was a young Brent. I write from time to time about my childhood so I thought I could at least provide you all with a visual. I mean come on, if I want you to have a past image of me in your head, I definitely want it to be as a sweet innocent boy as opposed to this.
Wedding Update #30 – First off, this is a milestone update in that it is the 30th one I have done! As for the content of the update, I have a few things to share. Sidney received her wedding portraits back (of course I wasn’t allowed to look). Also, with the invites sent out a couple weeks ago, we recently figured out the probable number of guests we expect to have at our wedding. Finally, I was very honored when my cousin Cody accepted my invite to serve as a groomsman in my wedding party. At the last minute, an original groomsman unexpectedly said he couldn’t make the trip, sending me into crisis mode. Luckily Cody graciously answered my request and I couldn’t be happier to have him standing up front with us on our wedding day.
It will be a busy weekend as Coastal hosts commencement ceremonies both tomorrow and Saturday. Congrats to all the graduates! I will touch base with everyone on Sunday. Don’t Blink.