Thursday, January 03, 2008
Not usually a big deal at all - the phone ringing, that is. Actually, it was a message in the voicemail. It must have come in while I was shopping for musicians for an upcoming gig.
I figured it was one of the prospective musicians calling in, and prepared to inform him that I had found someone. Instead, I come to find it was one of the RWRepublic's most faithful readers - one I have been promising a beer for well over a year now as a token of my appreciation for his awesome service to our great nation, as well as his support of my winning efforts in a bet with a certain liberidiot who will for now remain nameless (you can see the whole thing if you know where to look).
Not many of my readers actually have my phone number (I think Sage does - I hope Sage does). Given the description of the above conversation, it shouldn't be hard for anyone who's been around a while to know who called me today ...
He'd been busy with a lot of things and had gotten out of touch. Still, don't be too surprised if you find a comment or two from him on this thread. He's doing great, folks. He's taken on a new job (defense-related if I'm not mistaken) as a civilian, and living within a couple of hours of the RWRepublic! Looks like I'll be getting that beer for him soon after all (did he say Guinness was his beer of choice?? - BRILLIANT!!). The move has had him going every which way, and it looks like there may be as much as a month or so before things calm down. In any case, I'm really excited to see him so close to home.
Bryan, if you're reading this, welcome to the Northeast! Be careful, though. The moonbats here are more annoying than you may have imagined!!