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Well, update your bookmarks

The Rick Blog v. 3.0 has a new name, and a new location. Click the link below to go, and for more rationale, check after the jump:

The Buffet Plate

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Born to Run (?)

“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”
-John Bingham

This quote from a blog entry from Charlotte Observer running enthusiast (and deadly leadoff hitter in softball) Theoden Janes empowered me as I set off into uncharted territory this morning.

For the first time, I ran in an official race — The “Jingle Jog 5K” as part of the big Thunder Road Marathon here in Charlotte. Continue reading


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The Constant

As pumped up as I am thinking about this weekend’s game, I can’t help but remember what all went on this time last year and the whole weird/funny/inexplicable/stressful/wouldn’t-trade-it-for-anything relationship I have with Gamecock football.

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A group of random thoughts … many of which are too inane for Twitter:


At the risk of angering my friends who occupy the fringes of both ends of the political spectrum — I watch both MSNBC and Fox News.


In the last 10 minutes on both channels, I’ve seen the close up of Tom Delay shaking his tuckus on “Dancing With the Stars” several times. I’m scarred.


I have trouble talking with anyone else named “Rick.” It’s so … awkward.


Seriously … Lou Holtz and Brad Scott — where’s my check?


So far, so good on football season. Big game Thursday night. Can’t wait!

New fairgrounds parking? I like it. New seat location? I like it. Yet, some Gamecock fans complain … I guess they just like to complain.


Since I skipped my 10-year reunion to go sit through a tropical depression to watch USC play LSU, I have no idea what to expect at Melanie’s reunion this weekend.


Rachel Maddow … um … I don’t get it. Her appeal is what, exactly?


I haven’t run in several days. I’m going to wind up regretting that.


Life is good.

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Goin’ to the chap-el o’ looooove

It’s odd to think that I had to get married in order to participate in a wedding. I had several friends and family take the plunge well before I did, but, I was never a part of the wedding itself.

Well, it changes tomorrow as one of my best friends on the planet, John, walks that aisle, and I will be up there as a groomsman.

I must say that in some respects, I barely remember all of the preparation/pre-wedding stuff that happened with us back in January (combination of nerves, sickness, etc.)

I think it will be interesting to see the whole wedding thing from the inside without being THE top active participant (at least on the guys’ side).

Hopefully, it will be a fun time of internal reflection to remember the fun I had a few months ago and continue to have with Melanie.

It’s a special time, and hopefully that sentiment will be only strengthened after the next 48 or so hours.

Until then, I’m a busy boy! Rehearsal tonight, followed by the dinner, followed by one final night of freedom for John. Tomorrow morning, weather permitting, I have a softball doubleheader, followed by riding around to get where we’re going, getting ready, then it’s the wedding, followed by the cocktail hour, followed by dinner, followed by probably not a lot of sleep time.

Get all that?

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In lieu of a legitimate update

This is a very interesting, if not implicating, read from the editor of iLounge regarding Apple’s treatment of journalists who don’t walk the Apple line.

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Snow day!

Today, the greater Charlotte area joined a lot of the Carolinas in being turned into a winter wonderland. Yes, we got SNOW!

The snow actually started to fall and stick last night, so the neighborhood was blanketed by the time we woke up this morning.

In addition to the snow, there were icy patches along the road just in the neighborhood, so, it was a pretty easy decision to work from home. But, before I started to work, there was other “work” to be done …

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