Sunday, March 29, 2009


I saw this commercial the other day for the first time. I love the shout out to the A-team with the similar music and BA's van, classy stuff:

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Snow & Lightening

We woke up this morning to snow. It was strange snow, in little pellets, like dippin' dots. The weirdest part though was that there was lightening and thunder too. Carolyn had to work at the library and it was nice to hang out with Elisa today. We had a good time and it was the first day in a long time that she was able to get two really good naps in. The weather prevented me (I wimped out I guess) from changing the oil in the car like I wanted to today. I just didn't feel like getting really cold today when it was going to be 60 tomorrow & 65 Monday.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Clear & Warm

Today it's going to be 81. I went for a run this morning before my breakfast meeting and was completely comfortable in a t-shirt. Delightful.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Props to the Blazers. With a win over the Grizzlies last night, they have sealed their first winning season in six years. They already have more wins than last year and there are still 15 games left. This entire season Portland has played beyond expectations. The amazing thing is that everyone assumed if the team was to have any success, it would be at the hands of Greg Oden. Greg has done fine (not bad, not great, just fine), but the team is used to playing without him. He's been out with injuries more than any other player on the team this year. He was the right pick for this team in the draft two years ago. He will have a great career and be a major asset to this team, eventually.

Barring any great catastrophe, Portland is playoff bound. The magic number to get in is 10. Any combination of 10 Blazer wins or Phoenix losses guarantees them a spot in the playoffs. The chances of making it out of the first round are slim, but it all depends who the match up is and if the Blazers can get home court advantage. They are a different team playing at home (14-19 on the road 28-6 at home). No matter what happens, just making it to the playoffs and getting that experience will be great for this team. These next few years are going to be fun to watch.

Monday, March 16, 2009


Last week we had a campus wide competition called Dorm Wars. Each residence hall participated in a different event each night. Here is J. Alvin's entry in the hall commercial competition. I think it goes without saying that we won:

Friday, March 13, 2009

Invention of the Year?

I was amazed after reading this story about a pizza vending machine. Fresh pizza made from scratch 24/7. Not a bad idea to me. This guy looks happy to have some pizza.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Elisa's Safari Drive

Click here for a link if the video doesn't work.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Elisa's Safari

Today we went to the Gentry Safari. It's a place where you can pet a bunch of animals and then drive your car through all the other areas (It's the next town North of Siloam Springs). The whole time we were there Elisa would get really excited anytime animals approached the car. She especially liked the petting area and chasing the chickens. Here are some highlights:

Baby in my arm, Spider Monkey on my head.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009


This afternoon I picked up Carolyn's parents from the airport. They'll be here for a week to hang out and visit with Elisa. I'm really glad they're here and Elisa seems to be excited to see them again. Before they came we talked about how to pack and what the weather is like. I didn't know what to tell them. On Saturday it snowed all day. On Wednesday will be 70 and Friday 80. Hard to plan ahead with that kind of fluctuation.

Sunday, March 01, 2009


We're going to have a baby! Again! Carolyn is 9 1/2 weeks pregnant and we're really excited. We went to the Dr. last week and have a due date of October 3rd. Elisa will be 22 months older than her little sibling. So far Carolyn hasn't been nearly as sick as she was last time, but has been very tired (Click here for her description). Although she said she hadn't thrown up at all in that post, that is no longer true. In the half hour since she wrote it, she just did. I'm praying this isn't a new phase, but rather just a fluke.

One thing that surprised me when Elisa was born was how quickly I was ready to have another kid. Carolyn asked me if I'd be ready to have another one about a month after she was born and without a doubt I was. Just tonight as I was putting Elisa's pajamas on after her bath I was amazed at how big she is. She isn't spectacularly larger, just more mature lately (for a 14 month old anyway). It's astonishing to think that next Christmas we'll have another stocking to hang, a two year old, and a 2 or 3 month old baby.