Mark Richards


Monday, February 28, 2005

Handing Out Thanks

I would like to thank everybody and everything that has made is impossible to blog over the past two weeks:

  • All the sick people who have worn down my immune system until my body finally gave in to the germs

  • The Greatest Show on Earth

  • Accenture and the WGC for holding a match play tournament only once a year

  • My fiance for wanting a nice wedding

  • Myself, for not wanting to be as fat as I am in this picture, or this one, at the wedding.

  • Atlanta traffic

  • Guns 'N Roses cover band, Appetite For Destruction, their great music, and excellent party atmosphere

  • Michael Jackson...if something is wrong, he is usually behind it.

  • Team Bad Guy softball

  • and finally, The Academy, for putting together a relatively uninteresting show and giving awards to movies that most of mainstream America could not care less about (see The Aviator)
  • Wednesday, February 16, 2005

    The Honeymoon

    Finally, something exciting has come out of all the wedding planning. The honeymoon to Aruba has been set! Woohoo! I cannot wait to spend a week on the beach getting a tan, eating unhealthy food, and drinking frosty beverages with the new wife (that last part sounds scary). The trip will be just what I need to relax after the action-packed wedding weekend and stressful year of planning. Bring it on!

    Is it May yet?

    Thursday, February 10, 2005

    Atlanta Symphony Center

    Yesterday, design plans for the new Atlanta Symphony Center were unveiled. The building will be located at the corner of Peachtree and 14th Streets, and could be a defining landmark for the city when it opens in 2008. As someone who is interested in The Arts, I think this is an awesome and unique addition to Atlanta. It will be very exciting to see a performance in a venue of this magnitude.

    Tuesday, February 08, 2005

    Wedding Website Released!

    Last night at about 10PM, my wedding website went live. Sarah and I spent many long hours putting together some excellent information for out of town guests and introducing the wedding party to everybody. We hope everybody enjoys our blood, sweat, and tears.

    Since the release, we have received positive feedback from many of our visitors. Here is what they are saying:

  • "What a great idea to have your own website!" - Melissa Pittman

  • "Your website is really fun, warm, and very helpful." - Joe and Evy Braun

  • "Awwww..." - Andrew Scott Johnson

  • "This website is just THE BEST!" - Kristy & Michael Gothelf

  • "That site is really cool. I just showed everyone." - Nancy Johnson

  • I hope you are ready for this. Do you have a pen or pencil ready? Here is where to go:


    Do not be the last person to check it out!

    More Super Pics

    Robert's Super Bowl XXXIX party pics.

    Super Successful

    Sarah and I hosted a Super Bowl on Sunday and the exit polls are looking rather favorable. We entertained 16 people in our apartment, made a huge platter of chicken nachos, and brought in 5 pizzas and 100 wings...mmm mmm good.

    I would say that the Super Bowl party was super successful and here's why:

    1. While watching an episode of Food 911 on the Food Network, I learned an excellent recipe for chicken nachos using rotisserie chicken and a homemade cheese sauce. I prepared the dish for all the guests and they loved it. The nachos went like wildfire, and there were so popular that a couple of people have already asked for the recipe. Not that I want to give away all my secrets, but here is a freebie.

    2. The game was good. I was pulling for the Patriots over the Eagles despite the Eagles having two former Clemson players starting on defense. What made the game more enjoyable was the betting that went on during it. We played a game where the we picked the right-most digit of the score for each team at the end of each quarter. Lucky for me, I won three of the four quarters and made back a few of the bucks I spent buying all the food.

    3. I have been a little down on the fact that a bunch of my friends are moving or have already moved away from Atlanta recently, but this get-together made me feel a little better. It was nice having a bunch of people over for a good time where everybody could see and/or meet other friends of ours.

    Thanks to Brian for taking a few pics of the extravaganza.