Friday, December 28, 2007

Where did fall go?

One of the things I dislike most about school is how it has a way of stealing time from me. As has been the case for more than 6 years now, Fall has snuck in gone too fast. So much has happened. Let's focus on the good things for now.

Kristie and I really look forward to getting pics of the nieces and nephews, and some of my favorites are the pictures Mego and Chuck send of Reese and Quincy at the pumpkin patch every year.
Well, we aren't as cute, but we thought we'd take the camera with us to the pumpkin patch this year.

My cousin Rey got married, so we went down to the reception. Amazingly, none of the pics with either of them turned out.

Kristie, Diane, Karen, Kathy, and one Sam's kids (I think.) OH, and Greg's arms.

Scott and Grandma

Grandma, Kristie, Karen (w/ Sam's kid), Kathy, and Tami

I love my Grandma.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Chartres Cathedral vs Victoria's Secret

So I am struggling to finish up grading the last few essays of the semester when I come across the following statement.

[This was written in summarization of a discussion of French High Gothic Cathedrals]... "The portal like the interior made an attempt to become as thin and skeletal as possible. It seems as though Gothic architects tried to achieve the same things as modern day 'supermodels.' "

This is amazing to me. This is a super hard class with a no-nonsense instructor with a reputation for failing people. This alone should be reason to think twice. Worse yet, it isn't funny. I might have let a good joke slide.

Worst of all, though.... it isn't even right. Ouch.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Lacey Lou

Ok. So its been two years since I brought Lacey home, and I thought I'd post a few pics. This way mom and dad won't forget how much they love her.

This is from her first night home playing with the Toy Kristie got her.

1st haircut.

Playing with her carrot

Sleeping with her carrot

Someone peeked at the presents before Christmas last year.

Opening Presents - Take 3 (Christmas Morning)

Looking for someone to play with at the Komen K9s for the Cure race.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

An Honest Fight

As long as the "must be present to win" rule is out the window, (and I haven't hear official word on that yet) I am perfectly willing to enter the race.

Today's campaign is all about soundbites. You have to get your message out quickly, and in a way that hits THE key points. Most importantly, in todays media saturated world of instant fact checking, you have to be honest.

What message do I want to communicate? Simple. Kristie and I are the ONLY ethically sound choices. Just look at the facts:

Megan has produced two kids, but one of them is Megan II. I say that's a push.

Paul gets up after everyone leaves for the day and switches out the wrappers on the Atkin's, Zone and LA weightloss bars with Kudos.

Josh's fantasy football team is much better maintained than the interior of his car.

Melinda trained a colony of bees and then sicked them on her own dog.

For her own health and safety, Hollee's skin can't come into contact with anything related to nuts. Giving her the box might be misconstrued by the an overzealous DA as an attempt on her life.

Aaron wears Abercrombie and Fitch. Please visit this link, and then come to your own conclusions about whether that is appropriate.

Mark put in a tennis court so he would have a reason to wear all those white skirts he keeps in the back of his closet. (That is, when he bothers to wear anything at all.)

While mom and dad were in Colorado the DVR broke. Amy taped over the only copy of Christmas 82' so she could watch Oprah and Dr. Phil after she got home from work.

Scott and Kristie set a good example and are loyal friends to all.

Monday, December 17, 2007

A real man

I personally believe that Michael Bolton buttons his shirt all the way up every morning. Sometime during the day, though, the shirt realizes who it is on, and the top few unbutton themselves.