Final Four

Posted by on Mar 27, 2005 in Journal

Syracuse, NY 11:22 PM I will start off with a Happy Easter. I am on basketball overload. I can’t remember the NCAA Tourney being so fun. I have watched 3 OT games in 2 days and saw my Heels make it to the Final Four in St. Louis. And I saw them do it from 9 rows off the court. Awesome. It doesn’t get much better than that. We made it to Syracuse today at 11:30. We got an earlier start than most of the people we knew who were going. Josh came instead of Rob today. We made it to Chuck’s and were the first ones in and ordered the first pitch of the day. Lunch was good and we got a table...

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The Carrier Dome

Posted by on Mar 26, 2005 in Journal

Syracuse, NY We made the drive to SU in about an hour and a half. It put is in at about 4:45 PM. The first game didn’t start until 7:30 so we had time to eat and grab a drink. My friend John, the guy I stayed with in Baltimore, graduated from SU a few years ago so I called him once we got into town for a food recommendation. He said Fagan’s would be a good place. We rolled into campus with a little Beatles tuning (good for all 4 of us), and made our way towards Marshall Street. This is where the bars and restaurants are. We scowered the streets for parking and actually found one on the...

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TarHeel Nation

Posted by on Mar 25, 2005 in Journal

Syracuse, NY 1:25 PM My dad and I have about 20 minutes until we leave. I have to go into my job for a minute and then we are off to Caytie’s to pick up Bryan and Rob. From there we go due east for about 105 minutes and reach our final destination of the Sweet 16 in Syracuse. We go there not knowing where our tickets will be. Dad and I are a bit nervous because the seats at the carrier dome can by way high. We were there one time when I was growing up and we just walked up up and up. It was scary looking down at the rows of seats in front of you. I felt like a blimp. We’ll see where we...

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Posted by on Mar 23, 2005 in Journal

Rochester, NY 11:42 PM What a day. I got up, ate breakfast with my brother and hopped on the ferry. What a beautiful sunny day in NYC. I met up with the head of marketing for a large national company at about 10. We hadn’t met before, but had talked on the phone on multiple occasions. It was good to meet him and put a face with a name. He turned out to be a nice guy. I am not sure why I thought a top dog would not be nice, but he was. Maybe I was just nervous. I also met some people from his group. He and I spent close to two hours talking. I brought him a proposal that may lead to some...

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Posted by on Mar 21, 2005 in Journal

Rochester, NY 9:22 AM I’m off to NYC for what could turn out to be a major event. I meet with some people I’ve been trying to see for months. This could be big. That is tomorrow. Today I get in at 12:30, see a fraternity brother from Arkansas who happens to be in town. Then I have dinner with my brother who is in town for work. I’m staying with him at his hotel. I’ll lay low tonight. I’m sure I’ll toss and turn and not sleep well. Then it is the big day. I come to town with a proposal in hand. Tuesday AM. All of my treading water has come down to this....

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