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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Wooh! First Day of Spring!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Some pretty depressing stuff out there right now.  Japan gets the triple-tap with the earthquake, tsunami and now the nuclear issue.  More global unrest with Libya as missiles fly and anti-aircraft fire fills the sky.  Gas and food prices taking serious hikes.  Thousands of miles away, military families are preparing for evacuations.  If you think about it, there's not a whole lot to smile about.

And yet, the snow and freezing weather is behind us here in Memphis.  Or at least I think it is.  The sun was beaming, the sky was clear and blue and regardless of what's happening around us, the first day of Spring arrived with the sound of trumpets.  Today was a glorious day.  And this is the only picture that could do today justice:

For the one or two of you out there in internet land that don't recognize this megastar, that's Ric Flair, the Nature Boy of professional wrestling fame.  In short, he is the man.  His shoes cost more than your house.  He is so awesome, he doesn't even need a "k" at the end of his name.  Whenever the Cruz family celebrates special occasions, the jubilation is not complete until a Ric Flair-esque, "Wooooh!" is bellowed from the mouth of one of my siblings.  This beautiful first day of Spring was Wooooh-worthy.

I took this picture yesterday during our return trip from Virginia.  I have no doubt the North Carolina education system will benefit greatly from Mr. Flair's support of their endeavors.  Here's a city employee doing his part to support the local community.  Notice the sink right next to the lottery ticket station.  That's so you can wash your hands after handling all the filthy cash you're gonna win.

It really was a great day.  We started the day with church.  Pastor Gaines at Bellevue Baptist is simply amazing.  This is by far the biggest church we've attended.  We have friends that refer to it as "Six Flags over Jesus."  The message was phenomenal.  If you're local and haven't found a church home yet, you won't be disappointed with Bellevue.  

After church, we hit Panera for a leisurely lunch.  It was a little too leisurely for my taste because they ran out of bagels.  Hello?  How do you run out of bagels at a bagel place?  I didn't let that get my BVDs in a bunch though.  The day was too amazing to let small details get in the way.  It had been a while since we ate outside so we took advantage of the opportunity.  I made sure to wipe the bird poop off my chair first.

A couple of errands, testing out the new Bose Sounddock 10, a bowling birthday party for the boys, some fresh fruit from Costco, a nice sweaty run, an even nicer walk with Flannigan...yeah, that's how I roll.  So there's my standard Sunday - during the football offseason anyway.

And now, it's Miller time.  It just seems like the right thing to do now is crack open a cold one.  Hope you had some Woooh in your first day of Spring too.


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