Tuesday, April 29, 2008


I've always been a fan of the A-team. I can remember watching it as a kid with my Grandad. Thursday nights, we'd go out to Taco Del Sol for dinner and come home to watch the A-team. Quality television (of the classic kind) and I'm the proud owner of the first season on DVD. For some reason NBC has put old episodes online for your viewing pleasure. Here's the old school Mr. T promo to wet your appetite:

Monday, April 28, 2008

Free Cone Day

Ben & Jerry's free cone day is tomorrow! Plan your day accordingly. Click here to find a store near you. I recommend the Vanilla Heath Bar Crunch, even though it isn't one of their top ten flavors. A couple years ago, when I was a student at Western, I managed to get three cones on free cone day. One at the Hawthorne store by campus, and two downtown with Carolyn later that night. So, plan your day accordingly and it could be a delicious one.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

We did it!

We started the morning at the absurdly early hour of 4am. The marathon started rainy, windy and cold. Eventually as the sun rose the rain stopped, but it got colder as we went. We did well though and everyone finished well. John & Kristine finished their first marathon and it was a great weekend. Pictures are on the way.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

OKC Half

Well, in 9 hours Carolyn & I will be running a half-marathon. How cool is Carolyn? She stinking gave birth 4 months ago, and tomorrow is running 13.1 miles. What a tuffy! I'm so proud of her. We'll let you know how it goes.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Scary Stuff

As we all now, Oprah has long been a purveyor of cheap spirituality based on warm fuzzies and half truth. The thing is, we're now getting into scary country now. She is standing by the author of her January book club choice and putting on web-based seminars each week on his teachings. It's all very new age enlightenment stuff, but as with all things Oprah, people are flocking to it. It's the number one podcast on iTunes right now. I wasn't able to find too many articles online with critiques of what some people are calling the Church of Oprah. Click here for one review that explains how she's profiting from corporate sponsorships through it too.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

End of an Era

The Blazers waived Darius Miles yesterday and if all goes as planned the remaining $48 million of his contract won't count against the salary cap (he'll still get the money though). The Blazers should be able to add even more young talent with this new found cap room. Miles hasn't played in two whole seasons after injuring his knee and is the last remnant of the Jailblazer era. It's nice to have him gone. Portland has two games left of the season and could very well end the season without a loosing record. It was only two years ago they were the worst in the league going 21-61. This was a great building year that gave a lot of experience to this young team, they should be able to make the playoffs next year.

Saturday, April 12, 2008



We're only two weeks away from the Oklahoma City Half-Marathon. Carolyn & I have been training ever since she got the clearance from her Dr. after Elisa was born. This morning was our longest and the windiest run so far (which is hard when pushing a stroller). At one point I had to hold the stroller down because it wanted to tip over while the wind blew sideways. All the while our faithful running partner Elisa has been very patient & encouraging. Here she is after our run today.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Good Friend

Our good friend Becca was able to visit us this week. It was great for her to meet Elisa & see what our life is like here in Arkansas. Head over here to Carolyn's blog to hear all about Becca's visit.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008


Last night's game was one of the best championship games I've seen. Congrats to Carolyn who is the only one to pick Kansas, and to Hutch for winning it all.

1. Allen 1010
2. John 870
2. Jed 870
4.Weston 850
5. Carolyn 840
6. Me 830
6. Greg Rice 830
8. Lori 800
9. Austin 720

Monday, April 07, 2008


As you know it's down to Kansas v. Memphis tonight. Only three of our group picked either of them to win. Allen & I both picked Memphis to win and Carolyn is the only one to pick Kansas. So here are the standings (only 160 PPR left):

1. Allen 1010
2. John 870
3. Jed 870
4. Weston 850
5. Me 830
5. Greg Rice 830
7. Lori 800
8. Austin 720
9. Carolyn 680

If Kansas wins Carolyn will jump up to 5th, dropping Greg & I to tie for 6th. If Memphis wins I'll jump to second place. Either way, Allen wins it all.

Thursday, April 03, 2008


Elisa rolled over for the first time yesterday. She's also started laughing/giggling in little bursts, which is tons of fun.