Short and sweet today....
We passed through central North Carolina en route from west to east, and I had the chance to catch up with an old friend. You know how they say that the best friendships can pick right up where they left off, even a decade later? It's true!
E. and I were both in the same scholarship program, and had oodles of time to hang out during the mandatory 'bus ride across the entire state' excitement after freshman year. It's a bonding experience... We are complete 180's of each other, which always worked out nicely.
Today, he works for a company called SAS (which looked an awful lot like Google to me, from the outside). If you're a computer person...I recommend checking it out for a job!! Our boys were working on the Digital Technology badges for Boy Scouts (see their newly-minted page here), and I thought "Who better to help them with this than E.?" He loved the idea...and the boys loved visiting! I have to be honest, though, and tell you that about 3/4 of what he explained to the boys was Greek to me!! I sure hope they understood!
At the very least, they did learn a few things this day, including what an awesome job you can have if you work hard and apply yourself. They got to see things that I could never show them, and I got to take an old friend to lunch and catch up. All in all, a beautiful Carolina-blue-sky kind of day!!!!!!