Tuesday, September 29, 2009

In case you were confused, I typed this up for all of you:

Morning Brew: Facebook Statuses Translated
By: Alex Beecher, University Daily Kansan, Tuesday, September 29, 2009

"Kansas sports has spent an inordinate amount of time in the headlines this past week. I don't think I need to tell you why. But despite the rampant coverage, people still have questions. 'How could this have been pre-empted?' they ask. 'Surely there must have been signs we missed.'

Indeed there were signs. Most notably, Tyshawn Taylor's facebook stauses ought to have served as red flags. Unfortunately, not many are fluent in 'G' around these parts. But, as anoted connoisseur of the thug life, 'G' is a language with which I am quite familiar. So, I've devoted this past week to translating Taylor's stauses, so the picture might become more clear to everyone else."

***Katie's note: Keep in mind family, this is a really, really small goofy looking guy, which adds a comical twist to this article.***

"Taylor: keep my name out ya' mouth for you get smacked in it
Translation: Do not speak ill of me, sir. Should you fail to comply, I will be forced to respond with violence.

Taylor: never get outta character .. I'm always a G about it
Translation: In my actions, I am a consistent gentleman. Thus you can be assured that I always act with intergrity.

Taylor: n****s be muggin me - you know I'm muggin back
Translation: It has often been said that ciolence does no more than breed further violence. I must confess taht I find truth in that. For, having been assailed, I responded in kind.

After these posts, Taylor proceded to injure himself in a fight. Following his release from Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Taylor explained matters.

Taylor: real n****s do real things .. point plankn
Translation: Whosever calls himself a man must occasionally take action to prove said point. This is a simple matter, and not to be questioned.

Taylor: I got a dislocated finger ... from throwing a punch ... so don't let the mews paper gas yall up aite
Translation: A recent Gallup Pool found that only 36 percent of adults fine media outlets to be trustworthy. Cynical though that may sound, I too believe that media ought not be trusted implicitly. And so, lest any newspapers attempt to portray things otherwise, i shoudl like to clearly state the circumstances under which I dislocated my finger. That is, by striking another man with my fist.

Having now shed ligh on these preciously dark areas, it is my sincere hope that Kansas Athletics can move forward and - through both the passage of time and the taking of proper actions - reclaim its 'G' status."

HAHA, I just HAD to type this and share it with all of you, I thought it was too funny for you all not to read. Rock Chalk G's.

Monday, September 28, 2009

The rest of you missed out...

So Mary says I need to blog, so obviously the first thing I want to blog about is the meal had last night, and I want you all to picture it in your minds (except Andrew, mom, and dad because they were all there to enjoy it).
Started off with some baked potatoes smothered in butter, cheese, and light sour cream.
Followed by an 8 ounce rib eye cooked to perfection, pappa k style.
Some squatter-nut-bash drizzled in some brown sugar.
AND - if you weren't jealous enough yet...
Mom made a homemade apple pie and with 3 pounds of jonathan apples and we each enjoyed a slice of that...a la mode.
It was phenomenal. I hope you are all jealous...correction...I KNOW you are all jealous.

Anyway, my life is going well. I'm working a lot still, pretty much all weekend every weekend. Classes are going well, my microbiology class is really hard but I'm going to get through it I'm sure. I am starting the long process of nursing school applications, I am applying to KUMed, Avila, Rockhurst, and St. Luke's. Hopefully you all will hear good news about that around...February. Ha.

Megan Mincher is engaged, I'm sure you all have either heard that or saw that coming.

Sean and I are...hanging...in Lawrence, dinner every now and then, but in general, the hawks are awesome and Late Night is October 16th.

Andy just turned 21 so we went out and had some delicious sushi, and my 21st is rapidly approaching (just so none of you forget!).

Uhh, lets see, what else do I know? .... Nothing really. I stopped off and saw my friend Lauren Goulding from high school if any of you remember her, she had a baby about a year and 3 months ago, so I was checking up on baby Emma. My other friend whom I'm sure some of you remember, Cadie Williams, is also preggers now. Yikes. But yup, thats about it!

Keep me posted everyone.

More Big News.

Here it is. I am converting for a Vikings fan for the season. Here's why: (1) the Vikings actually win games and, therefore, have a chance to at least make it to post season play; (2) that Brent Faber guy is pretty fun to watch; and (3) the Chefs never get televised up here. I will be a Chefs fan if the Chefs pay the Vikings, though.

In other news, poeple up here call the Royals "lowly" (Lame). The Twinkies should be thanking us for beating up on Detroit. I have a growing headache and am hoping to leave work soon. The temp dropped about 20 degrees, if not more, in an hour yesterday, and it's now 50-something and windy as hell. And there may be frost tonight. Awesome. We don't really get fall here, it sucks. I pulled out the down alternative (no animals hurt in the product of this) comforter last night, and it's quite lovely. But damn, I hate Minnesota winters. Hate hate hate.

Haven't heard from many family members recently. Sean and I had a phone date not too long ago, and I talked to Mom last week, but the rest of you should update me on life.

Rock Chalk Vikings.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

I guess we like to fight, not party.

So, I'm sure you all have heard of the news going on up here in Lawrence. No specifics about why all of this basketball v. football stuff is going on, but its no good. And when Bill Self gets back into Lawrence, I can guarantee you there is going to be some ass - whooping that Mary will probably be able to hear in MN.

Like Mangino said "You all wear crimson and blue, you're all Jayhawks, so what the f*** is your problem."

Like a wise student said, "Save it for Missouri, you idiots."

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I ate the squeaker.

We got C. Brown some tennis balls with squeakers. He made short work of this one and ate the squeaker. Now we hope that when he gets all crazy and runs around the house like a mad puppy, he will squeak.

Friday, September 18, 2009


I have Big News.

No, I am not preggers. Everytime I have "big news," people assume that is the deal. Please remember that I use the term "big news" rather loosely.


Pretty exciting. I highly anticipate the first blog from The Big Guy.

No one but mom got back to me about the KU/MU game. Who's going to go? Is it worth a trip south? Anyone?

Weather should be lovely this weekend, 75-80 and sunny, but there's a fire watch for the state because it has been so dry. Hasn't rained in about a month (i.e., not since PD & I were at the cabin, when of course it rained amost the entire time). We are having a grill and chill tomorrow night, possibly one of the last ones. I am going to do yard work either tonight or tomorrow, put down some mulch where the dogs have torn up the dying grass. I don't know how to take care of a yard, other than to mow and pick up dog poo, but apparently it requires more than that, because ours is not looking that hot. I have taken to solving all problems with mulch.

I think we are going to have to buy a rake, too, and use it, as we have too giant trees in our backyard. Lucky for us, all we have in the front is a pine tree, so life should be good for that 1/2 of the yard.

I know this is terribly interesting to all of you. But now I must return to work and perhaps harrassing Sean and Kate on facebook, one of my favorite passtimes.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Living in Fast Forward

Hello all.
---This will be my legitimate post---

Things are going well in Lawrence. I'm obviously very busy with school and friends. I really like college in lots of ways, with a main one being that I don't have to go to class from 8-3. Nah, instead, my classes are 12-3 MWF and 1-4 TR, with the exception of a Biology lab at 10 on Wednesday. It's really nice to be able to stay up late and still get a good amount of sleep. (KT hooked me up schedule-wise.)

I'm in Biology 100, Communication Studies 130, Spanish 212, English 102 and Biology 100, along with said Biology Lab (102). The toughest class for me is probably Spanish... the class is 100 MPH the whole time and there is a ton of homework. But, I'm doing well in it and all my classes so far.

I'm making some friends up here, and I'm hoping to find more ways to get involved in the journalism school, etc. to hopefully meet even more people.

I miss Mom and Dad obviously, and I do miss little things about home like Coach's wings and going to Royals games. I miss Caroline and Joe and the other kids I babysat for too.

I'm doing well though, hopefully it will continue to get better.

Kate seems to be doing well and staying very very busy in Columbia, but we're still doing great. She's busy with her sorority (Kappa Alpha Theta), volunteering, and Pre-Med society. I struggle from time to time because, as you all know, I'm a natural worrier. But she does really well keeping me grounded, and I always know I can get help from the big guy upstairs or one of you guys if I need it. I got a note from her in the mail today, which absolutely made my day.

The Royals lost last night but have won 7-of-9, and---oh yes---I'm still an avid follower. I hate to say this but, I'm pumped for next season (haha).
As for the Hawks, they still rule all. I'm so pumped, the football team plays Duke at home this Saturday at 11 a.m. Very excited, should be a blowout as usual. (Hawks.)
Oh, and Mario Little is huge. Saw him on campus today.

I like Mrs. E's and the Underground for food (I'm doing okay keeping the Freshman 15 off), and my friends and I like to go out to eat on Friday nights and sometimes on Saturday's too. Like I said, hopefully I can continue to meet more people and have fun.

Glad to hear everyone is doing well and, obviously, staying busy.

Can't wait to talk to and see you all soon.

Love you,

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Home All Week-Yeah!!

It's been a very busy week at work with lots going on but the best part is that I have been home all week! Almost forgot what that feels like. I was supposed to go to Dallas today but the meeting was cancelled. I'll pay for it next week as I will be heading to New Orleans on Tuesday morning till Thursday night, then flying to Chicago for meetings on Friday. We've had some major re-structruing in the Federal group and I now have about 140 people in the Engineering Practice. It's getting almost too big to handle so I'm looking to hire some new management staff to help me and others out with the workload.

We've been working in the upstairs bathroom - floor tile is down but not grouted, celing is painted and 1/2 of the beadboard is up. Slowly but surely we are making progress and hopefully it will be done by the Holidays! We had all the trees trimmed this week around the house and had the one down by the shed cut down completely, which really makes a difference.

Mom is coming downtown to have lunch with me tomorrow -- we plan to eat outside since the weather is so beautiful. I'm looking forward to getting a whole lunch hour or more instead of the usual 15 minutes at my desk. We are going to Mathew (the baby) Beck's wedding on Saturday. It's a 1:30 wedding but the reception is not until 6:00 -- guess I can work in the bathroom in between! Unfortunately this means I can't get up to L-town for the FB game but at least its on TV this week so I can watch the first half or so.

How about them Royals fnally getting some runs for Zack Grienke? if they could do that for his final 3 starts, he could win the Cy Young (PD, that is a baseball award for the best pitcher in the league). Like Sean, Andrew and I are still following the team hoping that they will not break 100 in the "L" column this year. Disappointing but there is always next year.

Well I hope everyone has a GREAT weekend - could be the last nice one in the great North!! Be safe. I love you all,


KU vs MU

dad and I are not going but I think some of your sibilings are. Dad and I will watch the game either at home or at a bar with the comfort of heat! love mom

Monday, September 14, 2009

Jayhawks Like to Party.

Hey all, I will do a legitimate post soon, but I am really busy at work today. But I did want to ask if anyone is planning to go to the KU/MU football game on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, which I think is at Arrowhead? I kinda want to go. And I could bring PD and explain to him what a quarterback is. (He revealed that he did not know after asking me what position BreNt Favre plays.)

Friday, September 11, 2009

hello children!

hi all, i hope eveyone is having a good week. Dad got back for DC last night and I have been keeping busy with work. I have started walking again and have been pretty faithful. Yesterday I walked over to Grandma and Grandpa's house to see Grandpa. He had a skin cancer taken off of his face on Wed. all went well. He has had several small ones taken off before, this was more the size of a nickel and right where the foot of his glasses sit. He is doing well probably will have a couple black eyes. It is about a 45 minute walk over and then i took a shorter route home about 30 minutes. It feels good to be walking again. I worked at the learing tree mon thur thurs. at night and then babysat a couple times too. tonight i am sitting for Joe and Caroline while Dad plays poker. If you have time send Grandpa a card to let him know you are thinking of him. 11119belleview kc mo 64114. We are in a football pool this year so that should be interesting.or course we are 0 and 1 since the steelers lost what the heck! have a fun weekend and be safe I love you all very much, mom

hi all

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Not much going on in St. Louis. I'm looking for a new job if anyone has any contacts here. Even though Emerson has been nice the past couple of years, I have hit a plateau and am not being challenged anymore.

Brig and I have started to play a little golf. It's actually pretty fun - although she gets more frustrated than I do, which is kind of surprising considering my competitiveness with sports.

Mom and Dad are coming in town for a night in October - so that should be fun. I think Smokey and B Hansen are coming in next weekend because Brig will be in NYC for a bachelorette party. B has never been here - so it will be nice to show him some of the city and possibly go to a baseball game. It's weird being in a town with a good team.

Any and all are welcome whenever you would like. Andrew - you should still try to come over while you're living in K.C. I'm sure Kevin will come sometime before winter (he was supposed to in August).

Hope all is well. Katie and Sean - glad to hear things are going well in L-town. Stay away from the swine flu!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Tyshawn Taylor likes to Party... and is really good at basketball

Just wanted to let everyone know that I saw Tyshawn at the Underground (food) the other day.

It was pretty neat.

I am hoping to give a legit Blog Entry sometime soon.


Thursday, September 3, 2009

School, Work, School, Work, School.

So, school and work. That's pretty much what I've been doing around this time. I wake up, go exercise with some people from work, go to class, come home, shower, go to work, eat, go to bed. Luckily I have stayed away from the swine flu as of yet (knock on wood), but a girl that I work with AND exercise with got it, so I'm just hoping it doesn't hit me. The first football game is this weekend, I wish I could go, but I have to work...weird! Oh well, it will be fun because I will get to watch it at work and there will be a bunch of people at Old Chicago to watch it I'm sure. I'm going to a concert tomorrow night, I hope it doesn't rain. I'm going with Andy and his roommate and his roommates girlfriend to see Blink - 182, it should be fun! I'm hoping to get home for Sunday night dinner with mom and dad, and Andrew?

I hope everything is going well for everyone, my 21st birthday is quickly approaching. I'm excited to finally turn 21, but I feel like I am growing up so fast! I apply for nursing school in October, so there are going to be a lot of life changing experiences going on for me here pretty quickly. Just gotta believe I can do it and keep trucking through!

I miss you all and I'm sad we are going through this drought where I probably won't see many of you because it is always that way between summer and Thanksgiving. But I can't wait until we all get to get together again, I miss you all very much.

I love you!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

KU is famous.

300 cases of swine flu...and counting.