Friday, October 24, 2008

Greenville Fun

This past weekend Francois and I went to Greenville, SC to go to a surprise charity event for BrYan Bock, Francois' friend from The Citadel that was in an unfortunate car accident 2 years ago on Father's day.  After driving in ridiculous traffic to Greenville, we arrived around 8 pm. There was an amazing band playing rock cover songs, and then they busted out into  " Apple Bottom Jeans" by T- Pain. Not sure if everyone is aware of how funny of a change that is... If anyone has seen the new movie Tropic Thunder ( comedy with Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr)  with Tom cruise dressed as a fat, disgusting, music producing mogul ... my favorite part is when he dances to Apple Bottom Jeans in his office... CLASSIC. 

Anyway, so... Bryan was completely surprised at everyone that showed up, and we raised $3,500 for The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis Foundation. Kelly, BrYan's girlfriend, and friend Jennifer Wright were very instrumental in putting this entire event on. The night was amazing and ended with too many drinks and Kendra, Kelly and me becoming groupies of the band. 

The Cliff's notes version: Francois and I were able to catch up with some friends that we haven't seen in a long time. 

Here are some scenes from the night: 


There was a raffle: Francois won $25 Gift certificate to GoFish, Kendra won $250 worth of golf at Cherokee Valley, Moe won $50 gift certificate to Sharky's pub, I won nothing. I have the worst luck, so I handed 3 of my 4 tickets away so someone else could add their luck to them... 3 of the 4 tickets won ( not mine) told ya. 

On Saturday, Francois and I went for a run and then off to the Furman vs. Citadel game. Lauren and I chatted while the boys watched football. I was doing some heavy people watching, looking for the most disgruntled fan. It is amazing that the fans actually think they are individually coaching each player.  So we lasted about 2 quarters and then left to grab some lunch, and then not even 2 hours later, we were at Dan and Allison's house (John's brother and sister-in-law) watching LSU play USC... I have never been around so much football in my life!!  I met my quota for the year... next 2 years. 

( If you made it this far in the blog... congratulations...) 

On Sunday, I made it to Beth's departure on her bike ride to Texas. Beth raised over $5,000 for the Livestrong Cancer foundation. So Beth and about 20 other cyclist are riding none stop, in shifts to bike to Texas. Navigating their way across the states, for a 7 day bike ride. 

We have some friends that are doing some pretty amazing things for other people. Makes you feel good to give back  


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