Sunday, August 27, 2006

Our House

Here are a couple pics of our apartment. There are two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen/dining room, and living room.

This is what you see when you first walk in the outside door. Our kitchen. To the right out of view is a wonderful dishwasher (our first ever since marriage). Dining room (below) is in the same room with the kitchen.

This is a little closet that we weren't sure what to do with. Carolyn did a nice job putting up little shelves. It now houses games on the lower shelf, pretty mugs (polish pottery-truth be told it's a lot of Becca stuff. Becca, we love our mugs-do you recognize the tray?), and some glass.

Walk down the hallway past this closet and see the bathroom (below). Carolyn painted it purple-ish. We installed the shelves from Ikea to store towels.

Left Right

When you walk in the bedroom this is your view. Sorry about the glaring light. The curtain we picked up at IKEA.

Carolyn painted the wall blue. It looks really cool. The shelves are IKEA and on the other wall of the room is wooden closets.

Here is our living room.
This first pic is the view when you walk in.

This is from the other side of the room.

This last pic is from the couch. The chairs are from IKEA. Hope the clarity is okay. I took them all with my palm, so it isn't highest quality.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Nascar Technology

There are many things in the family sedan that you’re driving that have been developed through racing technology. Disc brakes, radial tires, and many safety advancements are just a few examples. This development somehow slipped by unnoticed...until now:

Monday, August 21, 2006


So, I'm chillin this afternoon, when I here this dull roar. I thought, is that a vacuum, or a siren. Well, turns out it was the city tornado siren. First day of class & I had to run around the dorm to tell everyone to get in the basement. Needless to say it was hot and stinky after about 10 minutes. Finally we got to leave after about 1/2 an hour. No tornado, just lots of lightening and tons of rain in a very short time. A few buildings on campus had some flooding. A few leaks in J. Alvin, but no big deal. Only the third time it's rained since we've been here, but every time it comes on super fast.

Saturday, August 19, 2006


J. Alvin Wresting
Every year all the residence halls do an introduction for the new students. Your looking at the wrestlers: Mr. America, Captian Surgery, and Akward Ninja to name a few. We had a great video and I will in some way, some how get the video for you. It is fantastic. I just have to figure out how to do it. Click on the picture to enlarge.

Sunday, August 13, 2006


I've always heard about the firefly in stories of people camping or movies about living out on the prairie. To me, they've always been a mythical figure of the American childhood experience. Well tonight I saw my very first firefly. It was amazing.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

J. Alvin Rules

It's official, my RA's are the coolest. In their first test of resilience they passed with flying colors.

Allow me to introduce the 2006 RA Olympiad Gold medal winners:

J. Alvin Brown Hall

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


It's official. The last box was just unpacked. Now anything left can be catagorized as "cleaning," not upacking.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Fuzzy Blog

Click on comic to see original.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

A Car & Her Boy

Call me old fashioned, but I believe that cars are feminine. I don't know why, maybe it comes from generations of naming ships. Ask the Beach Boys. They only sang about cars & women so there must be some connection. The purpose of this post is to silence the naysayers out there. When I told many members of my family (not to name names Mom & Uncle Rick) that we were driving to Arkansas they often replied sarcastically, "In what?" No one believed that our Betsy could make it. Well, let me tell you she not only made the 2,412 miles without incident, she also did it with recently fixed air conditioning. Carolyn & I now ride in cool comfort.

Betsy is a '91 Buick Regal GS. She's not quick off the line, but she's got power that doesn't quit. This V-6 3.8 automatic also gets 32 miles a gallon. Not too shabby for a 15 year old car with 221,000 miles. I know I drive a Gramma car. Okay, it was my Gramma's, but I thoroughly believe that every person should be proud of his/her ride. Just see Hutch's posts on driving (in personal-On I-205 & Stop Light). He's proud of his car, I respect that. I'm not advocating pride (in the sin sense), just care for what takes care of you. If you can't relate, maybe I'm just old fashioned.