344 Days

Thus came Aragorn son of Arathorn, Elessar, Isildur’s heir, out of the Paths of the Dead, borne upon a wind from the Sea to the kingdom of Gondor; and the mirth of the Rohirrim was a torrent of laughter and a flashing of swords, and the joy and wonder of the City was a music of trumpets and a ringing of bells. But the hosts of Mordor were seized with bewilderment, and a great wizardry it seemed to them that their own ships should be filled with their foes; and a black dread fell on them, knowing that the tides of fate had turned against them and their doom was at hand.

Roane County Traffic Saftey Board

Every year for the past five years, my firm has taken two days to go and discuss our business and how we can improve it. This year we planned something a bit different, something designed just to be fun, and we got something totally different…

Everyone is okay, no harm done, but it’s a miracle that it wasn’t as bad as it could have been.

I doubt if we’ll take a bus anywhere anytime soon.

No forced upgrade…

But cooler toys. I’ve been toying with the idea of getting a video gaming console for the last few weeks. It all started when Dallas and I went to Media Play to kill some time before our Monday night ritual at The Flying Saucer. We made our way over to the Xboxes (or Xboxi) and played NCAA Football 2003 by EA Sports. I tell you, it’s the best football game I’ve ever played. Of course, I’m not that skilled at such things, and Dallas, playing as the University of Miami (the one in Florida, not the one in Ohio) beat me, playing as the University of Texas 41-0.

So a few weeks passed, but the urge to buy a gaming system did not, so last Thursday night I went back to Media Play and invested in a PlayStation 2. And that game. I’m getting better, I can beat the computer without fail, (playing as my Alma Mater, of course) Then he’ll come around and beat me playing as Harvard. It’s true.

But I’m getting better.