Alone for the weekend, I keep busy

Jul 18, 2010

Aside from the fact that Erin’s still in Cleveland for a few more days, this weekend was quite enjoyable, and I’m feeling great.

I had a great massage Friday after work, where I’m enjoying my new role and excited about the big challenges and opportunities already piling up.

Saturday morning I went to the Durham Farmers Market, where I wandered among the crowd and thanked my lucky stars that I live here, now. I bought a bucketful of blackberries, which I used later in the day to make a batch of blackberry jam. I ran a couple of miles on the treadmill at the gym, and bought a new pair of Nike Air Pegasus running shoes.

Saturday evening, I drove with two friends to Raleigh. These friends happened to know a musician named John Mayer, who was performing that night at the Time Warner Cable Pavilion at Walnut Creek. We got to go backstage to chat with Mayer before he did his rockin’ rock star thing. (Thanks G & J for bringing me along!)

Today, I mowed the lawn, scrubbed the shower (mildew be gone!), washed the dishes and folded laundry. Then, a rapid series of meetings, first with a neighbor to plan our new community directory, then with Bora and Christopher to plan and ScienceOnline2011, and then to dinner with foodie Dean McCord, his children and friend Brooks Hamaker, a brewer extraordinaire. (Dean also introduced me to Phoebe Lawless of Scratch bakery.)

All in all, a fun few days.

Anton Zuiker

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