Well, it is now the year of impending doom according to many interpreters of the Mayan calendar. No matter what happens between now and then (December 21st, of course), it is sure to be the topic of much speculation.
I'd be lying if I claimed to not be the slightest bit worried because I tend to get a little antsy at the subject of doomsday scenarios and specific dates of such events. Do I really believe them? No, but the 'what if' voice in my head is always talking! To silence him, or at least drown him out, I always turn to my beliefs as a Christian and allow the Lord to work out the rest!
To ring in the infamous 2012, I got to emcee a New Year's Eve party at Greenville's Wild Wing Cafe. My job was very simple: to introduce the band RETRO VERTIGO and let them take care of the rest! The band did an amazing job covering the hits of the 80s with a few hits from the 70s and I think even the 90s. I'm not normally too impressed with cover bands but I do love me some 80s tunes and RV had 'em down much like DOGFIGHT brings the metal covers!
On New Year's Day, Tessa and I went to my Aunt Pat's for some traditional collard greens and black-eyed peas with the fam. Afterwards, we watched my Bucs end their disappointing season with their 10th straight loss as they faced the Falcons in Atlanta. With their final record being 4-12, their general manager gave head coach Raheem Morris the boot. I am thoroughly distraught at this because I honestly do not believe Raheem was the weak link and I do not believe this will solve the problem but rather further complicate the situation down in Tampa.
I read about Raheem's dismissal while visiting Tessa's family up in Rutherford County on Monday. Being there is NOTHING to do in Rutherford Co., Tessa had the bright idea of going into Hendersonville. So we went to the Outback Steakhouse in Hendersonville and, when we left, Tessa noticed that it was snowing. Not knowing the forecast and thinking nothing of what we assumed would just be a few flurries, we drove deeper into Henderson County and went to World Market. When we got there, I saw that there was a Best Buy nearby and wanted to go there afterwards and Tessa wanted to go to Target. However, as we left World Market, we noticed that the snow was picking up and actually starting to cover the ground so we decided to head back to Rutherford County.
On the way back, visibilty was poor as it was dark with pretty heavy flurries and an already snow covered I-26. To make matters worse, the windshield wipers on Tessa's mom's car had frozen so we had to pull over as best as Tessa could since she was unable to see the road. Needless to say, we were all quite nervous! As I was getting ready to get out and scrape the windshield, the defroster managed to thaw the wipers and we were back on the road. As we got into Saluda, the snow started to taper off and we managed to get back to Rutherford County in one piece!
Thankfully Rutherford County was unaffected by the mild snowstorm 'raging' in Henderson County but we wasted little time making our way back to Greenville! And that's enough driving ventures in the snow for the year for me!