Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Steroids

Now that spring training has begun, I thought I'd take a moment to share my favorite Barry Bonds uses steroids facts. His body has grown freakishly. Bonds' body parts sizes in his years with the Giants: from size 42 to a size 52 jersey; from size 10 1/2 to size 13 cleats; and from a size 7 1/8 to size 7 1/4 cap, even though he had taken to shaving his head. Men in their mid-thirties to early forties don't increase in the size of their skull or feet. 2 1/2 shoe sizes and the league still has taken no disciplinary action about steriod use for him.

Monday, February 19, 2007

1,500 Miles Makes a Decent Test Drive

It's official, we have a new (used) car. I left Friday morning at 5am to catch my flight to New York & returned home in our Subaru Outback on Sunday at 6pm. I got a nice long test drive back to Arkansas and passed through a total of 10 states (in order: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, & finally Arkansas). You may notice a little repetition in the early going which is due to a couple freeways being closed to snow and I had to change direction a bit. It was a great trip & the car ran fantastic. I didn't get to see anything in NYC except Yankee Stadium, which was still neat. The entire time the weather was below freezing and I repeatedly had to dodge salting trucks on the freeway. I was amazed that there was snow on the ground pretty much the whole way. It wasn't bare ground until I was halfway through Missouri and only 5 hours from Siloam Springs . We are very thankful for our new car & that we were able to get it here without any problems....we had a bad experience once and are relieved to have a good one.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Million Mile Reward

If you just happen to drive a Saab, a lot, they'll give you a new one for free! That's right, drive a million miles and they give you a new one.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Rain

It rained all day yesterday. That is the first in a long time here in Arkansas. It was so pleasant, to just walk outside after a meeting and have everything be wet. It's no lie, Carolyn & I both miss the rain.

Spoofee

Spoofee.com is a website that I check on a regular basis for good deals. They compile the best deals & free stuff out there on the web and everyday there are new things that might be useful. So, if you are looking for electronics or just a bargain, Spoofee is a good place to start.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

The Wait is Over

Well, we just bought a car. My previous post from a few hours ago is not really relevant anymore. We bought a '98 Subaru Outback with under 100,ooo for $3,000. It's in New York & I'm going to pick it up next weekend.

Waiting

So, I came got back to our apartment after a day of group interviews for next year's RA team with the intent of buying a car. We found one last night that we liked and thought about it all day. We decided to go for it. I just pulled up eBay and someone had used Buy-it-now 3 minutes ago. Swing and a miss.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Halftime

Just thought I'd share some thoughts on XLI. Fun game to watch, everyone likes active games even if it is sloppy play. Commercials weren't as good as last year. I think my favorite was the Bud light slapping one, based on the fact that it made me laugh the hardest. Finally, Prince was fantastic. He's a weird artist, but I think he put on a great halftime show. Definitely the best since U2 in '02.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Panera Bread

It's a lovely Saturday afternoon and I'm sitting at my new favorite place grading papers. I'm team teaching a leadership class this semester and am really enjoying it. Carolyn is looking for some clothes, so she dropped me off. Panera Bread is a great place to hang out, free Wi-Fi, refills on soft drinks, and delicious food. I hadn't heard of them before, but there is two locations in the Portland area (Vancouver & Hillsboro-Tacoma has one too). Since NW Arkansas has like no coffee shops, this is a great alternative. I'm just enjoying looking out the window watching the melting snow & reading what students have written about leadership. Have a good weekend!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

One More Reason Why I love Portland

Not to minimize the fear that the city of Boston experienced from a PR stunt gone bad, however seeing Porltand's laid back attitude makes me appreciate this city a lot.

Ultimate

This afternoon I enjoyed a game of Ultimate while snow was falling. There was a couple inches on the ground, making it very slippery, however it was a lot of fun. The snow is the most powdery I've ever experienced and doesn't make good snowballs, but you don't get wet when playing in it.