Lunch at SO

Some folks from work and I attended a media lunch at SO Restaurant and Bar today. Good stuff all around. That’s my SO mini-burgers above. Laura was there, too, and had a salad and some creme brulee for dessert. James did up some crab cakes, as you can see from the Flickr feed. Not bad for a Wednesday.

Not sure where the name “SO” comes from (Peter Gabriel fans, maybe?) or why its neccessary to uppercase it. At any rate, it made for a nice play on words with the title of its media event, “Summer Solstice.” Those PR folks just can’t help themselves!

Texas League All-star Game

We checked out the Texas League All-star Game at Ray Winder Field tonight. Hot dogs, pretzels and great baseball, with a bangin’ fireworks show at the end to boot. Good times.

Texas League All-Star game brings electric atmosphere to Ray Winder [Travelerocity]
Take Me Out to the All-star Game [The Ladder]

A New Project

So now I’m giving the Lance Turner blog a try. After jacking with the old site for a few years, and have been given the keys to not one but two blogs on our Arkansasbusiness.com site, I figure this will be a good change of pace. It’ll be a little more personal (as you can see from the first post), but it could veer into stuff about publishing, technology, music, newspapers and business. Basically, it’s whatever I feel like.

We’ll ramp up the photos, too. There’s my Flickr and TextAmerica feeds at right, which I’ll update from wherever, whenever. There might even be some this weekend, as Laura and I drive to Simsboro, La., for a wedding. A buddy of mine is finally getting hitched, and I guess Laura and I will be there to take notes (!) and, of course, show support. I’m a groomsman.

It’s a small town. I know this because when I go to Google Maps to find directions, the satellite view doesn’t allow the detailed zooming that other, bigger cities get. That appears to be the new threshold for what constitutes a big city nowadays — whether Google Maps can see in your window.

So there you have it! We’ll see you from the road!

She Said Yes

Engaged! Laura said yes. Everyone breathe a sigh of relief!