Hey everyone! I hope you all had a fun-filled Father’s Day weekend and a non-stressful Monday back at school or work.
This weekend, we went to Hartsville for my husband’s high school reunion. I met a lot of his friends and former football teammates, and it was really well attended. About 100 people attended, including some travelling from as far off as Boston or Alaska. We also met a few people who live in Charleston now. The people with the most children and those who travelled the farthest got special awards or recognition, and they had a slideshow of high school photos of everyone. The DJ tried to play hits from 2003 (or at least the early 2000s) too, which was kinda cool.
I can’t believe both of us have been out of high school for 10 years. It seems like yesterday, but back then, we didn’t have Smartphones or Twitter, and Facebook was only for college students (as it was when I joined). In honor of the Class of 2003, I found some fun facts about 2003 to post and make all of us feel old.
- The new United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.
- United States plans for an invasion of Iraq due to an imminent threat from weapons of mass destruction.
- Saddam Hussein, former President of Iraq, is captured by the U.S. 4th Infantry Division.
- Do Not Call List starts providing consumers with an opportunity to limit telemarketing calls.
- Americans rename “French Fries” to “Freedom Fries” in protest to France’s stand on Iraq.
- Apple launches Itunes which becomes a major success selling 10 million songs within 4 months of launch.
- A white tiger attacks Roy Horn of the duo “Siegfried & Roy” leaving him partially paralyzed.
- Michael Jackson is booked on suspicion of multiple counts of child molestation (later acquitted).
- The Recording Industry Association of America (or RIAA) files copyright lawsuits against Internet users for trading songs online.
- JK Rowling‘s fifth Harry Potter book “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” is released.
While in town, we also celebrated Father’s Day with a cookout and pool time. We had steaks, grilled veggies, veggie burgers, hot dogs, and salad- it was also really tasty. I didn’t take many pictures at all this weekend, so here’s one of us with Clay’s dad at our wedding (along with one of the kids Clay’s mom keeps). We all look better in this picture than we do in bathing suits, I insist.
Happy Father’s Day to my father-in-law, Danny. Even though he is not biologically Clay’s father, he stepped up to the plate and did an awesome job raising my husband- which is what a real dad does.
I also ran 7 miles this weekend when in Hartsville. A local race called the Lickity Split 5K was going on, so I hit the road early (the race started at 8, so I got there just before 7) and ran the course plus some more to get in a run.
I didn’t race, so I decided to cheerlead, and it was worth it to see a lot of friends, many of whom PRed or won age group awards. Sometimes it’s actually more fun to cheerlead and see other people succeed at a race, it takes the pressure to perform off. I enjoyed running on my own, then cheering for my friends, more than my race last weekend (big surprise… err, NOT).
I also saw fellow running blogger, Alex (Tour de Blue Shoes) and we took this picture together so he’d look like a giant. Not only does he have quite a few inches on me, but his 5K time is about 3-4 minutes faster… speedy! Thanks for the picture Alex!
That’s it for now. I started training for a 26.2 mile fun run today, so I’ll be back later to keep everyone updated on how that goes. Bye guys!