Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bomb Cyclogenesis.

If you don't know what it means, here you go:

"Bomb Cyclogenesis" is a term meteorologists reserve for the most rapidly intensifying low pressure systems. "Bombs" undergo rapid pressure falls as they strengthen, and are defined by pressure drops of at least 24 millibars in 24 hours at 60°N latitude. The threshold for a bomb is a little lower in Minnesota, just 19 millibars in 24 hours at 45°N, the latitude of the Twin Cities.

These ear popping pressure falls are most common along the east coast in Nor'easters where warm ocean waters and extreme cold from Canada combine to produce rapid intensification.

Pretty exciting, right? I thought so, being the weather nerd that I am, until...

The bomb itself blew down our privacy fence. NOT cool. So we now get to walk the dogs in the bomb (i.e., wind gusts of 60 mph, and now some sleet and snow, as the temp plummetted with the barometric pressure). Plus, we have a 30-40 foot section of our fence across the sidewalk. PD and I can't lift it (at least not while the bomb is going on), so it's stuck there for now. Best case scenario, it won't cost much to fix, and/or our home insurance will cover putting up a new fence. We'll see. For now, at least the windchill is 20 degrees above, and not yet 20 degrees below.

RCJ. P.S. the 'hawks play on my bday this year, pretty awesome.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Late Night in the Phog 2010

Here's the Dream On video from this year's Late Night.

Take a look at the right hand corner of the screen on 8:16.

Oh, and watch the whole thing, cause it's awesome.

Rock Chalk

Things I Vow to Never Do.

1. Let Katie stick a needle in my arm.
2. Actually, let any of you stick a needle in my arm.

PD knows about the blog, but I have been unable to get him to post. Don't judge him, though. Kevie doesn't post either.

I am BUSY at work. It is consuming my life. I just got back from a work trip to San Diego. Sounds cool, but it wasn't. Work travel is not fun. And on the way home, I was stuck in the airport for 8 hours because the plane was broken (in case flying isn't scary enough). We finally rolled into Minneapolis at 2:30 a.m.. The Pog missed me. So did PD. I don't know if Mouse realized that I was gone.

We are counting down the days until Mama and Papa K come to visit. It's going to be great. I am going to be 30, which is scary. Not so much for me, as it must be for Moms and Pops.

Beyond that fun stuff, nothing new here, just waiting for bball season to start for some serious RCJing.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Well hello

So I think it is time we get Brigid and Paul on the blog. Thats my first thought.
Secondly, I'd like to not talk about the game last night, it did NOT go well.

SO everything at school is going well, I am doing well in all of my classes and next week I get to do a flu clinic and give everyone their flu shots! So if you all want to drive up to Avila and get one, I can stick the needle in your arm..go me!

Congrats to everyone about all the awesome stuff going on. I don't have much to talk about since everyone covered all the big stuff, but I felt like I should contribute.

Rock Chalk.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

No longer blocked

Welp, the blog was blocked at my office for a while, so I stopped checking. It seems as though it's back up and running - so I'll do my best to contribute.

Congrats on painting the house, Kev. I bet it looks very nice.

Hopefully school is going well for the college/graduate kids! It's not too long before Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks!

Andrew - Congrats on passing your test...that's a great accomplishment!

Mary is coming to the Lou for T-giving, so we should have a great time giving her a tour of the city and celebrating the engagement. And, I'm sure, we'll go to a yarn store or two - unless I can convince her they are closed over the holiday :)

Dad/Mom - I hope all is going well. I'm sure having Katie at home is very nice. Keep me posted on anything and everything about Grandpa. From the last I heard, he is doing much better and in great spirits.

I look forward to seeing everyone over Christmas!


The Return of the Blog.

I am so glad that the blog is back, and that so many awesome things are happening! First and foremost, come and visit me at for all your shopping needs. I have not added much recently due to an crazy long weekend in Vegas. I did not win big, but I did not do much gambling, either. We were there for some rock and roll. We went to this event:

It was a 21st birthday celebration for this indie rock label that hosts many of my favorite bands. The headlining band - Guided by Voices - hit their prime in the mid-90's, so the average age of the nerds at the festival was about 40. I might have been the youngest person there. The lead singer for GBV is Papa K's age. The thing was three days long, and all the fans and bands were staying in the same hotel, so I got to see many of heros live and in person - and doing things like walking around the casino in their jammy pants. It was great. OH, and some dude from Jersey Shore was DJ'ing at another club at the casino, so the place was simply packed with hipsters and skanks. It was awesome.

In other news, I am thinking about getting this for the Pog for Halloween:

Ultimate poggery.

PD and I are going to visit the newly engaged couple over Thanksgiving, so that should be fun. I can't wait for some time in the Lou. Mama and Papa K are coming up here for my (30th) bday. I believe that my dear sweet husband is planning a party (to be held at Grumpy's, aka the site of Maryoke). I am heading to Grumpy's tonight to watch the Twinkies choke in the playoffs. Should be a good time.

That's all for now. KEEP BLOGGING.


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Lots Happening in the Kellerman Family

Well the last post was back in June so I thought it was time to resurrect the Blog.

First and foremost - a huge CONGRATULATIONS to Danny and Brigid!! We are so excited for you and look forward to your wedding and all the excitement leading up to it. We are very proud and happy to have Brigid join the family! We had a great visit to St. Louis in late August.

Secondly, a big congrats go to Andrew for his new job as a clinical pharmacist at Appleton Medical Center in Appleton, WI. A really big decision but a great one as he is doing a job that he really wanted to. You can't fit a lot in a Camry so he has become a great friend of the Ashley furniture store. Mom and I are going to visit later this month and look forwad to seeing Andrew, his work and his new town -- bring on the cheese curds.

Kevin recently took the plunge and had his house painted. Our next door neighbor, Ron Green, did the honors and did a great job. Prior to painting, Kevin took off the front overhang and it looks fantastic -- it looks like a completely different house! Hey Kev, can I have my saws back? :-)

Katie is extremely quite well in her first few weeks of nursing school although it is really hard to say "go Eagles". She is acclimating to living back at home with the old folks but manages to make trips back to Lawrence to keep the fever. Good test scores so far -- be sure and ask her about the colostomy bag she got to "bring home"!

Mary and Paul continue to hold down the St. Paul deep fried neighborhood -- all without going to the state fair (go figure). Paul is on the downhill slide for his teaching degree and we wish him all the best. Mary is being enteprenurial with the opening of Pog Totes website and is truly becoming a "sewing machine". They are making a trip to St. Louis over Thanksgiving to spend time with the newly engaged.

Last but not least, congratulations to Sean for his first radio broadcast last week on KJHK, the Jayhawk radio station. He did the halftime and post game show. Mom and I were at the lake with our card group but able to listen on the internet. He really did a great job and appears to be a natural. He is hoping to get on as a play-by-play announcer with the baseball team!

Mom and I are very excited about all these great things going on in the family! Although grandpa has been sick, it is good to have him back home. He is probably going to be more feeble from now on but hopefully both he and grandma will acclimate to the new lifestyle. we took the plunge and had the last of the replacement windows in the kitchen and office replaced a couple weeks ago. Also finishing the last of the master bedroom project, which is our clothes closet. Should be a huge improvement. Looking forward to some better organization. Mom has a trip planned the middle of this month to Pascagula, MS. She is going with Kelli Reidy for a baby shower for Tim and Heather's twins.

Hope everyone has a great week...we love you all