Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
these are a few photos from the pebble beach portion of our honeymoon. I don't think Tori enjoyed this part very much, but golf history is incredibly rich there. So it was a sort of a mecca for me. I have seen this place so much on TV it was unreal to be there in person. I got to see the U.S. Open trophy with my own eyes. Wow!
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
to the Rockies. There is no way in the world that I thought this would be even remotely possible about a month ago. Then, Yorvit Torrealba and co. decided not to lose again, and became one of the most incredible stories in post season history. Not since The Big Red Machine ('79 Cincinnati Reds) has a team won 7 straight games in the postseason to advance to the world series. It gives me hope for the Mariners next year. Go Rocks!
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
P.S. the 23 that appeared at the end of this post was lovingly put there by Apollo. I guess he wanted to put in his two cents.
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
In utterly random news, this is my 100th post.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Tony I can post on your blog now! Yippee! more later????
Saturday, September 08, 2007
this past friday the accommo team gave this great sport a whirl, and had a great time. I cant say that $10,000 bucks was on the line, but pride was. We are going to do it again and if I can get anywhere close to that guys form I will be a very stylish bowler.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Sunday, September 02, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Saturday, August 04, 2007
at camp has been good. There is a pretty good vibe around the mountain
and the staff seems to be clicking really well. Also, the common fire season is quickly approaching, which is cause for much excitement.
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Marriage Countdown: 10 days
Sunday, July 01, 2007
Marriage Countdown: 13 days
P.S. Today my family and I will celebrate my 24th year of life.
Friday, June 29, 2007
Marriage Countdown: 15.5 days
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Marriage Countdown: 21 days
Monday, June 18, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Last time I was a guest, this time I am breaking and entering into Geoff's blog! ha-HA! I think he'll be okay with it, given that we'll be married soon. Still, it makes me feel like a hacker or something. Look out - YOU could be next!
So, it's weird to be planning a wedding when the groom is a thousand miles away. I have to put in extra effort to include him even a little bit, because he's so far away and our schedules clash. While I'm at it, Geoff, what kind of beer do you want at the reception? I figured I'd let you make that call. You get to choose three kinds, though Mac 'n' Jacks is not an option. Mull it over and get back to me. Over all, I think the wedding plans are coming along just fine. No one seems to think I should be alarmed, so I'm feelin' good.
My little bro John and I will be at family camp this next week - he as a child care assistant (CCA) and I as a CCA counselor. Fun times.
That's it for now.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Marriage countdown: 35 days
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
count down till marriage update: 38 days
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
Monday, May 07, 2007
Thursday, May 03, 2007
However, when I realized they would not accept debit, or a check, I had to take a brief detour to a near by Bank of America to grab some cash as to appease these people. I walked back in and sat down in the sea foam green chairs lined up against the single pained window, grabbed the front page of the morning paper and unfurled it with a quick snap of the wrists. Everything around me seemed to go quiet and I looked up to see about half of the employees/patrons with radar lock on me. One of the gentlemen said under his breath (so he thought, he was old), "looks like a job for big Mike." And there he was the man, the myth, the legend, Big Mike. A slender old man no more than 5 foot 9 and about 5 teeth left in his head, just staring at me as he said, "can I help you?" I then noticed about five separate signs that said proudly, "we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone we see fit."I responded with, "woops, I must have been out of it for a second there, I didn't realize you were ready for me." He responded with, "boy, I'll say."
I went on to request a four on the clippers evened out on top with a shave to get rid of my wintery beard. He obliged and went about his work. I was able to relax eventually and hit my stride, I started cracking some jokes and they warmed up to me and the experience was enjoyable for everyone involved. I dint realize just how intense a real barbershop shave was, being that this was my first. The warm towel, the hot lather, the shave soap and the lotion (all of which were repeatedly applied) were awesome. At the end of my 45 minutes of barbershop culture, I thanked the man paid him his money plus a decent tip and a hand shake, and walked out the door. I don't think that they had seen my kind in a while. I laughed to myself as I walked out the back door to the dirt parking lot where I had left my car, just another day in the life of my Spokane adventure.
Friday, April 27, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
in downtown Spokane that collects plasma to help people with hemophilia
and other various diseases. As a serious bonus, they payed us $40 a piece! They have payment plans for donors who do it twice weekly, I must say that is pretty tempting. My arm is
no worse for the ware and I'm helping someone else. All good thing,
yes? Just thought I would keep y'all informed.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
you please put your hands together for a new addition to the ol' blog. Tonight I have a guest in house (actually...I'm a guest in her house, oh well) her name is Tori. Enjoy...
Hello everyone. The other day, Geoff and I ventured south, into the Lewiston-Clarkston
Valley (just as background, this area is on the border of Idaho and
Washington, possess a singularly unpleasant smell due to a paper mill,
and is the place where I lived with Geoff's mom and sister for two
years). The purpose of our mission was to choose and then purchase a
wedding band for Geoff from his old friend Joel Detray (good guy, non-conflict diamonds). As much as I loathed living in Clarkston,
I have to admit it was a fun drive and wonderful visit. It was sunny
and warm, a glorious day, we bought Geoff's ring, and to top it off, we
had scones from Sage Bakery. As an avid lover of scones(and a one-time
baker) I'll say that Sage makes the best scones I have ever had in my
entire life. Geoff agrees. Rachel Graff agrees. Anyone who's tasted Sage
will agree: they are bliss. And what really sets them apart are not the
flavors, though those are amazing (just wrap your mind around raspberry
mango,to start) it's the texture. Sage bakery achieves a perfection of
scone texture that is nigh unattainable. I mean, there are scones, and
there are Sage scones. And this place where heaven comes just a little
closer to earth is in theLewiston-Clarkston Valley. Random!
On the way home we stopped to take pictures of a farmhouse fence made
entirely of old wheels. It's a local landmark and a slight to behold.
The point is, there are beautiful things to be found everywhere, even in places that smell bad and don't have Thai food.
So guest blog number one has wierd spacing issues. I will try and work that bug out for next time...but I enjoyed it. Thanks to my guest Tori and to the blogspot people that make this all happen, I give you a tip of the cap as well.
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
Saturday, March 17, 2007
However, this March is much different for me. My team, Washington State, is actually participating in the tournament for the first time in 13 years. This is the same team that I worked with for two years as a student there. I poured so many hours in to that program, and they were so bad...now they are awesome! The down side of it all (which is also a big upside) I have a job. I missed our first round game which we won, but I am also working today during the entirety of the second round game, its maddening! This tournament is never a guarantee, so I don't know how many more opportunities I'm going to have to see them participate. I am so torn! Oh well, I needed the job and the Lord provided. Maybe I'm getting sick...cough, cough. Go Cougs!
Monday, March 12, 2007
Friday, March 02, 2007
I watched Bubba as he continued to follow close behind (as close as the deer would let him.) And then he took off again. Three of the deer evaded him, but one freaked out and ran in to a fence, giving Bubba just enough time to hurl his mass at it; and he knocked the deer off its pins! (This is the point in the story where the squeamish should no longer continue their reading, but I must continue) Bubba proceeded to gnaw on the deers back leg. The deer got up, and Bubba knocked it over again The deer got a up a second time and Bubba knocked it over again and continued to gnaw. This was obviously causing a lot of ruckus so the neighbors were out trying to see what was going on, and what was letting out that God awful cry. Finally the deer got up a third time, and was able to zig zag the grasp of the leaping K-9. As Bubba chased after the deer(barking an insane bark that I had never heard uttered from his jowls previously) I was left to ponder what had just happened.
I'm pretty sure the deer made it away, and I was able to call Bubba off and grab him by the collar. But as he was running circles around me he had a crazed look in his eye, not to mention a mouth full of deer hair. I was in a state of shock. I will never look at the dog the same as we go on future walks together. I have a new found respect for said dog, and who knows if he wont be sizing me up next time. For know that's a risk I am willing to take in adventures with Bubba the deer slayer. Deep breath...wow.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Thursday, February 08, 2007
On a different and brighter note, I had an awesome dinner with Tony Biasell the other night. It was grand.
Monday, February 05, 2007
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
The episode of 24 was great and the Bulldogs wound up winning, and in the end I was able to pin the malfeasance on to one of the dogs and my mind was laid to rest...at least I think it was that dog.
Monday, January 29, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
Spokane. This is essentially my proving ground. If I preform well
(whatever that means) I will be brought back again. If I continue to
show that I am serious about this (and an asset, instead of a
liability) I will be brought on in part time manor; and will then be
trained to take over as a full time producer! This is my first
professional "foot in the door" moment. I am pretty excited, nervous,
happy, scared, etc.. we will see where this goes exactly, because
nothing at the moment is guaranteed. I will keep you posted.Prayers would be very much appreciated.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Tori is in Spain for jan term and she is bicycling across the Camino de Satiago, which is pretty exciting. I miss her though. I think the transition to Spokane would be a bit easier if she was here, but it is what it is. And she will be home soon enough. I feel like I could go on forever, but I am glad to be back blogging again. Happy new year to you all!