It has been a while since my last blog entry. Lots of exciting things have been happening, which has kept me from sitting down to write. An epic camping trip, three days of business in Santa Barbara and a day of wine tasting with good friends. Plus, Schalke got kicked out of the Champions League and our coach is now looking for a new job. Two weekends ago, I went camping with my buddies David, Brad and Jim. What was supposed to be a relaxing day in the sun, turned into a 10 mile, 3000-ft of elevation climb that ended in several feet of snow and some serious splinters from bushwhacking in a dark forest. At least, I decided against hiking in sandals that day. I spent the majority of last week in Santa Barbara where I was working on a major advertising pitch. After barely catching my Friday night flight (which was preceded by some very fast driving down Highway 101), I went wine tasting with Ryan, Jeana, Ben, Mario, Jim, Kate and Jen on Saturday. It was a long day of trying many different wines, which ended with a 2-hour nap at 7pm. On Thursday I am flying out to Delaware for another new business pitch, before jetting to Vegas for Jen's brother's wedding this weekend. Never a dull moment. Next week, life will be normal.