Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Random Thoughts Re: This Year in the Big 12.

That K-State coach has the oddest hairline I have ever seen.
How is Baylor actually ranked?
Why do I keep finding myself cheering for K-State?
It's about a million times easier to watch Missouri games now that Quinn Snyder is gone, but, at the same time, far less entertaining.
Sherron Collins is pretty much a baller.
I wish that I was Sean so I could go to the game on Monday.
Iowa State will never scare me.
I guarantee you that, should you be challenged upon your ability to name all teams in the Big 12 North, the one that you won't be able to remember will be Colorado.
All teams from Texas scare me.
Bobby Knight is not good at play by play.
Make your free throws.

That's all for now.

Friday, January 15, 2010


Well, we are loving the heat wave up here. It crept up into the 20's a couple of days ago, and today it's supposed to hit 30. The dogs should be glad, because they will finally get a walk today. Of course, everytime it warms up, it eventually snows a bunch more, so let's hope that does not happen again soon. We still have PLENTY of snow on the ground - enough that I am sure it will be around until mid-March.

Anyone interested in coming for a Twinkies/Royals game in the new outdoor stadium this summer? If so, let me know, and we can start an email chain to figure out when so I can start working on getting tickets.

I hope everyone is keep the people in Haiti in mind. We gave some money to relief efforts today, and will probably give more next paycheck. The pictures are just horrifying.

On a lighter note, PD and I are going on something of a second honeymoon, and I am really excited. We decided that we wantd a bit of a beach vacation to balance out our honeymoon in NYC, so we are going to Puerto Vallarta in March. I am SOOOOO excited. I think it's going to be awesome. We are staying a pretty nice place. You can check it out and get jealous here: http://www.hotelcasavelas.com/

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

7 Degrees is Now Considered Hot...

SO - the cold weather is kicking my a$$. There is currently a large downfall of snow covering the Lawrence sky. Its really really pretty, but I'm getting sick of the -4 degree weather.

For some warmer news, I made spring break plans to go with 6 of my friends to Miami! That will be fun! I am super excited! My first spring break as a legal 21 year old.

Sean came up to L-town and we wen shopping and had lunch! I have started a new health kick to get into gear for the spring break season. I have been eating nothing but healthy food and I have been doing about an hour of cardio every other day, hopefully moving into every day in the next week or so.

The hawks are dominant as always - I smell a championship rapidly approaching!

I really had a lot of fun with all of you around the holiday season. It will be sad not seeing all 9 of us together for a while! Maybe at aunt Jan and uncle Joel's nuptuals?? :) HAHA

Well, I have spent some of gift card on the following -
1) matching Vera Bradley wallet
2) Jayhawk sweatpants
3) Jayhawk t-shirt
4) new swim suit for spring break
...and still money to spare! So thank you mom and dad!

Well, I love you all, I hope that back to work isn't as dreadful as it sounds! School starts on the 14th! So wish us luck haha!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Zero Degrees Sounds Balmy.

Well all, hope you are enjoying the Artic Blast. The last two mornings of -15 have been miserable. It's going to warm up to 6 the next couple of days, but of course that means it will snow on top of the ice covered roads...and then highs below zero again. Why did I move here? Horrifying.

In other news...back to the daily grind, post-holidays. While I was initially sad about the end of the holiday season, I recovered from my grief once I realized that January = start of Big 12 play. I have already made plans for the Texas game on Feb. 8. I feel like it might be intense, so I will have to go to Tiff's to be with my people.

PD has started saying "clutch" all the time after a week with the Kellermans. It's kinda funny.

Yeah so as you can tell, my life is boring. Back to that law.

OH YEAH I assume that you all got my new number. Had to switch to AT&T and they could not transfer the Kansas area code. Bye bye Verizon, hello iPhone!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Hawks on Fire

Well the hawks finally played a ranked team and beat the cr$% out of them today. I think they have been playing down to the competition up to now. It was really good to see them finally play like we know they can. So by now you all know that I was promoted to a VP! A whole lot of the credit goes to mom as she is the one who has to be at home and run the house when I am traveling all over Timbuctoo. I anticipate that this will be another very busy year but look forward to the challenges. For the first time in 95 years, HNTB passed the $1,000,000,000 mark for sales! This is a huge accomplishment but we also have a future goal of $2,000,000,000 by the year 2014.

Now that most of the hustle bustle of the holidays are over, we are starting work on our bedroom -- new paint, remodel closets, maybe new carpet, etc. Hope everyne gets to buy something you really wanted for Christmas with your gift cards. Let us know what you get when you finally make a decision. I'll try to do better about blogging this year but...no promises as we are usually busy, busy, busy....

Love you all...Dad