Tuesday, December 20, 2005
A German, a Turk, and a reindeer walk into a bar...
There is nothing quite like playing out the string at a job. Trust me, I've quit four jobs this year. Though, to be truthful, this is only the second time that I've given any notice to my employers, and this is the one and only time that I've given the standard two weeks before bolting out the door for (presumably) bigger and better things.
Today is my last real day at work. I made the distinction of "real" day because I'll be back in on the 27th to clean out my desk and say goodbye to a few people, but for the most part, any and all work that I can/will accomplish is getting done today. To be honest, there hasn't been a whole hell of a lot to accomplish since the YMCA (as do all health clubs) slows down significantly at this time of year.
The only reason that I'm doing any work at all is that I told my boss that I'd make sure all the elements of our annual January membership push would be in place before I left. Thankfully, I'm just about finished up with that process. It's a good thing too, because I haven't bought a single Xmas present yet and I'll be leaving for Tallahassee on the morning of the 24th. Nothing says Xmas like a disgusting, smelly town in South Georgia, right?
On the bright side, Jeff Bowden lives across the street from my sister, so I'm hoping to sneak over there on Xmas Eve and put the Bowdens' electric reindeer in some, um, compromising positions.
Anyway, I'll be fairly busy for the rest of the day so this is going to have to suffice for the time being. I'll try and get something up tommorrow between hours of Xmas shopping and going to the Magic game with Greg and Vitas, which should be worth a post in and of itself. That's all for now.
Actually, that's not all. As many of you already know the University of Florida has been extremely hot on the recruiting trail of late, and yesterday was no exception, as the Gators bagged two more commitments from high school teammates Percy Harvin and Damon McDaniel. Even the most optimistic Gator fans never imagined that we'd see both of these guys commit to the University of Florida, but there they were on ESPNews yesterday wearing Gator hats and pledging their allegiance to Meyer. That brings the Gators total number of committments this year to 26, and firmly places Florida in the overall points lead for recruiting.
In the last week alone Florida has received commits from 5 players within the nation's top 30. As I've said before, I try not to get too overexcited about kids who haven't even graduated high school yet but it's getting awfully hard to temper my enthusiasm with the way that things continue to progress.