It's been an emotional and hectic few weeks here at OC Domer HQ. Our daughter graduated from high school a little over a week ago, and there has been a lot of hoopla surrounding that event. "Night of the Stars" awards night, "Senior Reflections" night, the graduation ceremony itself followed by "Grad Night" at a secure, undisclosed location. Visits from both of my parents and my two brothers and their families (it was GREAT to see everyone. I always laugh till my stomach hurts when I see my brothers). Old friends back in town for the graduation. Going away party for our daughter's boyfriend, who has already reported for duty at the United States Air Force Academy, where he will play football. Go Falcons!
So we're collecting our breath around here and trying to catch up on things that have been neglected for the past few weeks. E-mails need to be read and responded to, I need a haircut (badly), paperwork needs to get done, preparations must resume for sending our daughter off to South Bend in just six weeks. And the OC Domer Blog needs to gear up for the 2009 season.
It's been quiet at OC Domer, but not completely dead. I've been tweaking the blogroll a bit, adding the Daily Shillelagh to the roll (TDS is on fire lately!) and dropping a couple of the blogs to the bottom of the list as a prelude to dropping them off the roll altogether due to inactivity. If you have any suggestions for other blogs I should consider adding, leave a comment or drop me an e-mail.
I am also pleased to welcome to OC Domer a new sponsor for the 2009 football season: NotreDameTickets.com. You'll see their ad in the sidebar to the right, just below my Twitter badge. Please check them out for all your Notre Dame football ticket needs (buy-sell-trade). (I'll have more on our new sponsor later).
Despite it still being June, there has been some Notre Dame football news recently. One player has agreed to disagree with Notre Dame's Office of Residence Life and plans to pursue his degree at another University, while Coach Weis has clearly developed some momentum on the recruiting trail with QB Andrew Hendrix, DE Blake Lueders, and DB Lo Wood verbally committing to the Irish in the past week. Welcome aboard men!
So we've been a bit distracted lately (in a good way), but rest assured that Notre Dame football will return to center stage very soon here at OC Domer. Just as soon as I defeat this ridiculous Cap & Trade bill and stop socialized medicine from ruining health care in the United States.