Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Luck of the Welsh

I attended a really posh business lunch and presentation at Trulucks today (you know the place is dead posh when they have jazz playing in the bathroom). Trulucks is an upscale seafood restaurant in downtown Austin and we were treated to an exquisite three course meal. For starters I had a yummy crab and corn chowder, then for main course a grilled Scottish salmon with seasoned blue crab meat, gulf shrimp and a jalapeno bearnaise sauce over parmesan mashed potates. Finished it off with a chocolate cake for dessert. On top of that, the presentation was really quite interesting - a Business Intelligence tool I'm in charge of deploying at work.

And as if that wasn't enough, they finished up with a raffle for a Nintendo Wii entertainment system - and I won!!!! Let me say that again - I won a freaking Nintendo Wii. Nancy's been wanting one ever since we played it at my brother's house in the UK over Christmas.

In other news I mailed off my entry for the Bandera 100k and the Rocky Raccoon 100 mile race today, so there's no turning back. Yeah I know it's way in advance, but hopefully the pain of forking over $210 will be enough to motivate me to put in the miles needed to prepare for these beasts.


johnt said...

Well dammit, I guess I am going to have to sign up for those two races also. Maybe we can finish seconds apart in place 1 and 2!

clea said...


I am in the early "maybe" stages for Rocky 100. I've been at the phase before, and I've never done it, so you never know...but IF, IF I do it, it would be great to do some training together!

See ya Saturday!

Mark said...

John - if we finished seconds apart another two races in a row, I will consider taking out a restraining order :-)

Clea - absolutely. That's a great idea.