None needed. W00t!
I count my weeks as Friday to Friday, so I didn’t mention this on my last Friday Five, but this past weekend an old friend from college Shelly, who was a bridesmaid in our wedding, and her husband J came out to San Diego. It was fantastic getting to see them again, having them over for dinner, and showing them a bit of our city. We found ourselves at the USS Midway, which has been turned into a museum. If you’ve never done the tour you really owe it to yourself – it’s awesome. If you like you can check out the pictures here.
My travel this week took me to a new city (town?) this week – Athens, GA. Athens basically exists for one reason – the University of Georgia. I didn’t get much of a chance to check out the campus, but I did find myself being a bit more of a tourist this week than normal. I spent a decent amount of time roaming around their small downtown area which, like Boise, is surprisingly cool. It’s also of course home to the 40 Watt Club, which is where bands such as the B-52’s and REM got their start (which of course meant I had to get an obligatory picture).
The other thing that impressed me about Athens, GA was their microbrew scene. They have no less than 3 microbreweries in the area, which for a town this size is remarkable. And the beer is actually pretty solid (even for this admitted San Diego beer snob).
I guess what I’m trying to get at is that I had a pretty good week.
The Travel Note
One of my favorite little tricks for “printing” a boarding pass when I’m on the road is to fax it to the hotel that I’m staying at. As I discovered this week, this only works when the printer that the hotel has is in working condition.
Seeing as how I was in the south I figured BBQ was in order. On the advice of my class I went just outside of town to a hole in the wall called “Fresh Air”. The place was tiny, no bigger than our living room/dining room area. They just do pork, and only enough to make it through the day. As a result they were out of ribs when I got there but still had a good amount of pulled pork. The pork itself was flavorful, but the star was the sauce. They had a hot BBQ sauce that was just outstanding. Right amount of spice and flavor. No frills BBQ.
Pulled from “the friday five” site.
- Do you like your handwriting?
I do. Although I don’t like writing by hand. I find typing much easier and more natural than writing by hand. I just may be a geek.
- Do you prefer to print or write in cursive?
I print in all capital letters, varying size for case. In fact, as I’ve mentioned before, I had to re-teach myself how to write in lower case letters when I started teaching programming languages that are case sensitive.
- Do you think handwriting should be graded in school?
I don’t know about graded, but good handwriting should be encouraged. Good handwriting, like speaking well, goes a long way in making good impressions.
- Do you prefer writing in pencil or ink?
Mechanical pencil. Did I mention I’m a geek?
- When you write in ink, do you prefer a neutral color such as black or blue, or a fun color like purple or green?
Neutral is just fine. In particular I prefer my I’m A PC pen.
 Old as in time we’ve been friends, not age.