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November 17, 2003

The package game hasn't slowed down much at BubbaArmy.com. I'd hoped that we'd have something in place by now with UPS or FedEx, but we're talking with both, which means in the interim I'm handling the role of boxboy.

Priority Mail boxes
The post office provides complimentary boxes for Priority Mail shipments.

I'm still trying to figure out how this will affect plans to make it home for Thanksgiving. I may have to make it a short trip back to Nashville, maybe a Thursday-Saturday deal. While I'd like to spend longer, I don't want to put myself in a hole. Plus I do want to see Bubba wrestle in a tag match in the St. Pete area with Dusty Rhodes, which he's scheduled to do that weekend. Dusty is probably the biggest star ever from the old Florida Championship Wrestling days, and even with Dusty in a mostly-retired role it should mean something publicity-wise for Bubba to have the chance to tag with him. It'd be nice to land some video from that to use on a future BTLS DVD release.

Of course, it's a shame to go to Nashville only to leave quickly, but I don't want to paint myself into a corner with filling potential holiday season orders. Surely by Christmas we'll have things streamlined enough where I can spend plenty of time back home without too much trouble. Plus there's the issue of the two vacation days I have waiting in the hopper, use it or lose it style for the end of 2003. Which is kind of laughable, since I've been working weekends and all since the site started (not a complaint -- I enjoy my work). But it's two paid vacation days nonetheless, and it makes sense to utilize them.

1997 Dodge Neon
My Dodge Neon is blue, not purple.

Isn't it fun to see the Cincinnati Bengals succeeding (or at least playing .500 ball) under head coach Marvin Lewis? Their upset win over the Kansas City Chiefs this past week is the latest chapter in that team's turnaround. In a way it's like Bill Simmons' infamous "Ewing Theory" is involved, with the emergence of Rudi Johnson as the team's primary running back (ousting longtime RB Corey Dillon from the starting spot).

I threw a pic of my 1997 Dodge Neon on here so you all could see what I meant about its color. It's blue, not purple. Either that or I'm colorblind. Granted, it's an unusual shade of blue, but it's blue nontheless. As Joe Cabot from Reservoir Dogs would say, "It's not Mr. Purple" (pronounced poi-pull). Also, notice the low level on the right front tire. I just put more air in that thing a few days ago. Guess it's time to bite the bullet and buy a new tire (the tire is worn enough that it needs to be replaced). So it goes...


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