But this past weekend was quite busy and fun.
It started with Sarah and I going to Gainesville Friday afternoon to see Kylie and attend a Gator Basketball game against William and Mary. We arrived at her apartment complex, parked and went up to her apartment. Within five minutes we heard a horn sounding, like an alarm was going off. I paid no attention to it until Kylie said that it sounded like a car being towed. She ran to her window to see our car being towed away. We went down, found the phone number of the towing company, drove there, paid $100. ransom and were back at the apartment after being in Gainesville for a total of 20 minutes. What a total rip-off.
We then headed to get something to eat, then to the game where the Gator basketball team looked good in their first game of the season.
Kylie, a graphic design student, has been working as a consultant with Swamp Records to do design work for a new band, the Savants of Soul. They just released their first album, available on iTunes, and Kylie designed the cover and the graphics for the band. They had an album release party downtown so we went there to see them perform. They were quite good and put on a great show.
We spent the night at her place, got up and had breakfast downtown. Then Sarah and I went to the football game, sitting in a skybox with Sarah's good friend Candi. The game was going well until the end when the Gators had two kicks blocked and ended up losing to South Carolina in overtime. The coach was fired the next day.
We drove home after the game.
I got up and headed back to Gainesville on Sunday morning to go racing in my Miata. We reserved the road course at Gainesville Raceway, better known for the Gator Nationals, a drag racing event that has been coming to town for probably 50 years now. They have a small road course out back that we use occasionally. It is a favorite of mine as the road course feels more like racing than the runways we usually use. It is quite fast too, especially as set up this time.
I finished 7th out of 90 in the PAX (handicapped system) and was very pleased with two of my five runs that felt perfect. The day ended with me calling Kylie and having an early dinner with her before driving home.
What a fun weekend.
Gator Basketball in the friendly confines of the O'Connell Center
Kylie designed the logo.
The Savants of Soul in action
At the beginning of the game. Skybox view.
Miata getting ready to run
And in action, leading to a nice finishing position.