Tuesday, October 28, 2008

cat hair is like a visa...

it's everywhere you want to be. I've been cleaning a bit today and I'm pretty sure I've vacuumed up the equivalent of five of our cat (Apollo.) The battle rages on. Geoff vs. Hair and Dander.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

As I see it...

out of my office window. It is most definitely fall. Even though we are having unusually warm weather for this time of year, the colors are still changing. We don't get as much of a color change up here (compared to Spokane lets say) because of all cedars, but the oaks are in the midst of their fall for sure. Some reds, some yellows and some orange the colors of fall are nice and a precursor of what is to come...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

a great night

Tonight was awesome. A fire in the wood burning stove. Good wine. Good friends. A couple rounds of cribbage. Fresh pressed apple cider. And a movie that I really enjoy. The only downer was our bank statement; not enough money. I'm sure that the readers of this blog can give an amen to that one!


Saturday, October 18, 2008

I thought I was joking when...

I said that USC would beet Washington State by a score of 82-0 last week. It's currently half time of the game and the score (no joke) is 41-0. They are exactly half way to making my stupid prediction stand up. Sad.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

My friend James and I started from the beginning, not too long ago, with the TV show Heroes. What a weird idea for TV. It was a little hard to follow at first but we have since warmed up to it, that is to say, wayyy warmed up to it. We are at the finale of the first season and lets say that the tension is a little high.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

tonights plan.

Have some friends over, play some settlers of catan and eat some of the homemade chicken mango sausage that Tori and I made today. Thoughts?

Saturday, October 04, 2008

so close, yet so far away.

Today was the Second Annual Sherwood Forest Golf Classic. It was an awesome time with good people at Sierra Meadows Country Club just outside of Oakhurst. There was one hole in particular, hole 5, a 170 yard par-3 over water to a green surrounded by bunkers; that was the stage for a $20,000 hole in one prize. That was no misprint, $20,000. So I jovially stepped up to the tee (following Tony Biasell, one of my partners for the day) and took my swing at the prize. My three partners and I (accompanied by 4 other witnesses) watched my ball take flight starting just to the right of the flag, then moving slightly back to the left. Anticipation and emotions rose as the ball started to fall towards the pin. THUD!! it landed 2 feet behind the pin and tried to trickle toward the hole stopping just inside of a putters length from the cup and the 20,000 g's that would have accompanied it. I cant remember the last time I have been so thrilled and angry at the exact same time. As my heart raced we went to the green and I tapped in the easy birdie putt and we moved on. The only thing I could think of as we approached the next tee was how much that would have had an impact on our student loans...bummer.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Fresno is great.

Today we went to a stellar farmers market, the meat market, Bevmo and a few other awesome places. Now, I know Fresno isn't quite as cool as some other cities out there but it really gets the job done. Oh...did I mention Teazer?