Took some video of the creepy storm that blew up today in Northeast Arkansas. Video and photos taken from Arkansas State University walking from College of Business to Delta Center for Economic Development. Got inside just before it hit!
Sweet Pig and Cynical Rat and their wonderful friendship is one of my favorites. Plus I just really like Stephan Pastis. One of my most prized positions is the signed book my Mom got me.
On most days I am Pig or at least I want to be.
Last week, I headed back to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to help train the new Marketing team at Kitty Hawk Kites. It was great to see the ocean and while I didn't get much time to see friends or say hello to some of my past co-workers, it was nice to be back for a few days.
Of course, a hurricane came barreling in the last day I was there. I literally flew out of Norfolk (ORF) two hours before it hit the OBX. The Weather Channel was at Kitty Hawk Kites, too, which made for a fun rush back in the job. Jeff, the new Marketing Director, handled it like a pro. Good job!
You can watch the segment here: http://youtu.be/WctH7r2KAx4
I did get the great pleasure of staying with Alyssa. She runs the Online Store for Kitty Hawk Kites and is a treasured friend. You should go chat with her and let her help you buy a kite (shameless plug). Alyssa and her husband, Andreas, were fantastic hosts - they kept me fed and well rested and I got spend my one day off on an almost deserted strand of the island watching the waves and catching up.
It was a good week, and it was good to be back even for just a short time.
It was great to spend some time with John, my previous boss and President of Kitty Hawk Kites. There were a few tragedies during the week and really brought some perspective to how short life really is - I made sure to give him an extra tight hug when I said goodbye at the airport. He's still jumping off dunes in a hang glider and tends to never slow down - though, I am pretty certain that's what's keeping him young. :)