Sure, I might have fallen asleep at 930pm on Friday, but it is amazing how busy things can be when you only know 2 or 3 people in town and weekend comes around...I needed to be well rested!
Saturday morning started with a 10-mile run along the Virginia Beach boardwalk. Pretty cool place with ice-cream shops (What, I got hot), 7-11's (dude, a slurpee at mile 6 is imperative), and fried fish places (c'mon, you don't expect me to run 10-miles without a snack, do you?). I actually was surprised at how well I held up. I figured that I would be close to death at the end, but it turns out I still had energy to go see Tiki the Turtle given her freedom.
Tiki, a turtle barely alive...Gentlemen, we can rebuild her. We have the technology; we have the capability to make the world's first bionic turtle. Tiki will be that turtle. Better than she was before. Better, stronger, faster.
Okay, so she was not really the Six Million Dollar Man, but the VAB Aquarium did rescue her from the clutches of death back in July, nurse her back to health, then returned her to the sea on Saturday. It was a pretty cool thing to see this 325lb turtle being pulled out of the truck and released. If you have any interest, you can read about Tiki and she can be tracked here.
Saturday night also had me out on the town at a charity function with the VA Beach Aquarium. While not really the fancy type (I preferred my fried grouper and catfish lunch over the cold coconut encrusted chicken dinner), it actually was a lot of fun and gave me yet another excuse to wear my new suit and fancy Allen Edmonds...you know, the shoes that make me dance really well.
Sunday had church, a trip to the pumpkin patch for my 30lb pumpkin, and then over to some friends for Sunday night football and Game 7 of the ALCS. Good times were had by all and, despite ending after midnight, it was very fun to stay up late and watch the Sox advance.