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NBC and Rugby!

Posted by delta on October 8th, 2017

I love…

LOVE…

L-O-V-E…

… that NBC picked up Premier Rugby!  Can watch it on the App anytime I want now…  Love it!

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Sketchy Work Enviroment

Posted by delta on October 6th, 2017

You know…

Every time I went to work since September 11th, I had it in the back of my head that what happened this last week in Vegas was going to happen…  Every event I do – whether it is a corporate conference, incentive program or a concert – is a high profile target and if someone wanted to make a “statement” and do something stupid it would be the perfect environment for it…  That’s why I never wrote about an event until it was already over…

My greatest hope is that this does not become a way for more venting…  Let’s hope that this doesn’t happen again – so much has been, is being and will be said that I don’t want to get into it…  I’m on another high profile event as I write this and let’s just not go there…  Gotta get to work…

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Rugby Virginia HS Girls Team

Posted by delta on May 30th, 2017

Rugby Virginia’s Representative Team – which will participate in Regional Cup tournament – had to move their practice/tryouts from yesterday to today (due to Memorial Day activities at the park)…

The practice/tryouts will be from 18:00-20:00 tonight at Franconia Park (approximately 1.5 hours from our home base)…

If you girls would like to go, please text me – if 3 or more of you would like to go then we’ll meet at Avery at 16:15… Bring proper rugby attire, mouth pieces, cleats and water…

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Coming Rugby Info

Posted by delta on May 16th, 2017

So, I’m not really using my blog at the moment.  I can’t write about any of the shows I do anymore cause of the proprietary info they throw around in the room.  I haven’t done a single concert, play or anything remotely imaginative since moving to the mainland – so, obviously, I have nothing to write that anyone would be interested in reading…

I’m going to start up the blog (HERE) again as I am now helping to coach the Ladies High School 7’s Rugby Side out of Winchester Virginia…  I’ll be putting up info for the ladies and their parents right here on the site for all to read…  This may get me to start writing about other stuff again, but since moving to the mainland I have simply been unmotivated – so I promise nothing…

I haven’t even written a poem since coming to the mainland – I still have more than half a book to write and have had writers block since moving out here in late 2014…

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Everything Good To Go

Posted by delta on December 5th, 2016

So, finally got everything moved from Maui to Virginia…  My cousin, Mark, was moving his Mom to Florida at the same time – so we put all our stuff and all her stuff on a 16′ POD and sent it to San Diego.  Mark and I decided to save a few thousand a piece and drive it all cross country.  We met the POD in San Diego, loaded it all on to a Penske and took a drive…

3,347 miles, 12 states and 53 hours of driving (72 hours total) and it was all done…

Now we’re hanging out in Florida waiting to go to DC for a show which I am just hoping comes off without a hitch…  It’s a 24 hour one off that starts at 15:00 on the 7th, loads in overnight and roles straight into the show the next morning – then we strike right after it.  So my show crew is going to get no sleep for 24 hours…  Right now, the best I can hope for is that everything made it on to the truck (which is on the road as I write this) so we have everything we need from the get go…  The local Branch office will be closed and the VER warehouse will be closed by the time we start – so we have only what comes off the truck to work with (no back up for anything)…

…and away we go…

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