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So, here I am in Tallahassee, Florida. In the living room of some strangers apartment with a little time to kill before I really hit the sack and I think to myself, “I’ve been putting off blogging for way too long. I need to catch up.” Instead of convincing myself to do other things, like look at my favorite websites instead, I’m actually going to do it.

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This is what my backyard looked like this morning. As you can imagine, I am supremely upset about this.

If you didn’t already know this about me, I’ll tell you now. I’m a warm weather person. I don’t like anything about the cold, I don’t think that it brings anything to the table. I have been skiing numerous times and I have enjoyed it. However, I maintain that my life would have been a better place had I never had the occasion to see, touch or feel snow.

Skiing and/or sledding, which really can be combined into one category: Careening Downhill on an Uncontrollable Platform, are the only things that can be done in the cold and not done in the warm. To me, cold weather is simply useless.

Anyway, it seems that the Snowpocalypse/Snowmagedden/Unusually Large Snowstorm has passed and through the parting clouds is coming a great light. Next week is Mardi Gras and that means that this week is The Mardi Gras Ultimate Tournament. (I tried to warn you about the frequency of Ultimate frisbee on this blog.) Not only does Mardi Gras bring Ultimate, but Ultimate brings friends.

Mardi Gras 2009's South Carolina Alumni team.

Where there is great Ultimate being played, some member of South Carolina’s Ultimate program is not too far away. We played in this tournament last year with a ragtag group and had an absolute blast. So much of a blast that it has become quite legendary in USC lore. Also, so much of a blast that the powers that be decided to make this USC’s official alumni tournament.

Needless to say we have a little bit more interest and this year we are fielding two teams with a total of over 30 people attending. To be completely honest, I’m like a kid on the night before Christmas. I get like this before Ultimate tournaments in general but this is certainly no exception as the bog, muck and mire of turnaround has started to wear on Kendall and I. This weekend is certainly going to break up that tediousness like Yoko broke up The Beatles.

There are a cast of characters like you wouldn’t believe and they are headed my way as I type these words. I couldn’t be more excited. I’ll have the full report for you on Monday.

This is what I feel like on the inside right now:

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