Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Raleigh's 7th birthday party

We had a blast with my daughters 7th birthday party. She wanted a "Groovy Dance Party". We looked into renting a dance studio but she wanted it at our house. We rented a dance floor and bought a fog machine and strobe lights. Thanks so much to the "Breaknastics" dance group from Concordia. These were some of the nicest kids I have ever met and they put on a great show for the kids. They also took their time teach the kids some dance moves and hangout. Great party.

The Trailer for "The Wrestler" is out. There is Oscar buzz on this film

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture
Best book I've read in a long time. The Last Lecture is the amazing story of Randy Pausch who gave a hour long lecture at Carnegie Mellon University, knowing he only had a few months to live. His outlook on life and his attempt to leave some lasting lessons for his three children. This book will make you appreciate life, that is certain.

Raleigh lost her first Top Tooth

...and of course we're getting family pictures taken today. :)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Not sure if you can tell in this pic, but it's starting to snow

In the stadium.

Hopefully the sun will warm it up. Kick off in 26 min

Doesn't this look like fun?

My cousin Kelsey and her friend Morgan at the tailgate. It's now 35


My dad won't get out of the car at the tailgate. It's 33 degrees

Tailgaiting at ku

My dad, uncle Phil and uncle Mark

Friday, November 14, 2008

Just landed

In kc now. Almost done with The Last Lecture. Everyne should read
this. Humbling.

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In dallas

Maki g my layover in Dallas on my way to KC. I love airport bars.
These are the real drinkers! It's entertaining to people watch.
Forgot to pack a book so I picked up "the last lecture". In the short
flight from Austin I already knocked out a quarter of it and it's
amazing. Great book for self reflection. I'm already loving this book.

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Have you ever noticed how much Miley Cyrus and Vannessa Williams look alike? Weird.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Secret road

Alex hates that we won't tell him where the secret road is. I was
riding yesterday and took a picture for him.


Twenty years ago, a 48-year-old Korean woman named Hang Mioku had her first plastic surgery procedure . . . and she was immediately hooked.

--Over the years, Hang had dozens, if not HUNDREDS, more procedures.

--Eventually, things got so bad that Hang's own parents didn't recognize her . . . and she couldn't find a doctor who'd agree to perform any more cosmetic surgery on her.

--So, like any junkie who's going through withdrawal, Hang decided that since she couldn't get silicone injections anymore, she had to compensate . . . by injecting her face with COOKING OIL.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Here's a little musical nugget for you to start your day

It's been 17 years since Nirvana's Nevermind cam out

Spencer Elden is the kids named that posed for the photo as a baby. Here he is 17 years later. 

Monday, November 10, 2008

Gilbert Tuhabonye in studio

Need some inspiration? Pick up Gilbert's book "This Voice in my Heart". Think you're having a bad day? You'll think otherwise after reading this book. Gilbert is a true inspiration to many Austinites. His enthusiasm for running and life in contagious. 

Shawn Mullins in studio

One of my favorite artists of all time, Shawn Mullins dropped by the studio.  Remember his hits, "shimmer" and "lullaby". Pick up his new cd Honeydew and anything else of his you are missing. It's some of the best stuff out there.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

is this cruel to teach your kid this song? Sure is cute.

My wife Erin and her friend Tiffany had a great run at the 10 miler this morning



Serious Fishing

My daughter is loving fishing lately, even though she hasn't caught a thing... until today. We tried going yesterday, but it was unsuccessful on many levels. Raleigh was just being cranky, picky and moody. It turned out to be a bit of a disaster. Today she was a bit more patient. She caught the first fish which had her really excited about the whole thing. We ended up catching three bass. She was so excited to keep fishing we made another run to Academy to stock up and more supplies. We had to get a scale to get the "official" weight of our future fish. Great day. I don't want it to get cold...

Survived the 10 Miler

Gilbert Tuhabonye had his 10 mile Run for the Water this morning. It was an early start... 7am.  I don't like to get up early on the weekend or head out into the cold. This was both. It was a beautiful morning. I haven't run 10 miles in about 20 years. It went surprisingly fine, especially since I'm waaaaay overweight right now. I hit the scale at 200 this morning. I should be about 175. Running was a LOT easier when I weighed 145 in high school (same height as today) Overall, I ran an 8:02 pace. I would be happy to run at a 7:00 pace, new goal of mine. I am also considering running the half marathon in Jan. I don't have much desire to run a marathon... been there, done that. That is what fried my knees 20 years ago, would hate to do that again.
Congratulations to Gilbert on his 2nd annual run.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Steve Guttenberg going for a jog with no pants

This looks totally set up, but it's still kind of funny and random.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Mmmmm. Seaweed

My daughter discovered she loved dry seaweed. Also, she is liking
octopus. Used to hate it.

Kate Winslet describes herself as fat. Are you kidding me?

Here's what she said in a recent interview:

"I never had a desire to be famous.  I was fat.  I didn't know any fat famous actresses.  I just did not see myself in that world at all, and I'm being very sincere.  You know, once a fat kid, always a fat kid."

Monday, November 3, 2008

Don't you love our "Speaking from the hip" candiates for Pres

This clip shows you just how well rehearsed and acted it all is. We're a bunch of suckers if we truly believe in either candidate.
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John McCain DID show up on Saturday Night Live this weekend.

Trailer for Valkyrie

O.k. I hate to poo poo this movie, but isn't it weird to see a bunch of German officers with either an English accent or Tom Cruise who couldn't even attempt a German accent. He sounds just like Jerry MacGuire. Lame, lame lame.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

We found Squeeky!!!!!

Exhausted from the weekend.

Crazy weekend. Of course, Friday night was Halloween. We had a blast. No injuries or disasters. Happy to have survived it. My daughter was a great skeleton. 
Saturday night we were at the Humane Society Rags and Wags event at the Music Hall. Bummer that it was during the Tech game... but it was a good time. Our dog, Diva was a model for a high end designer necklace, so I walked her down a runway with other celebs including Carol Keaton Strayhorn. I certainly  don't consider myself a celeb, but I was nice to be included. As if the weekend wasn't busy enough, Raleigh and I headed out for some Father/Daughter fun on Sunday. We went out to Driveway Austin to buzz around the track. I just got her her own helmet, which she was excited about. We did a few hot laps, went fishing for about an hour. She's much better at casting than I she pointed out. And then we took the old jeep out for some off road fun. Great day until her hamster, Squeeky went missing. She likes to put him in this bowl on our coffee table. While he was in there, she was on the back deck messing with her jack-o-lantern. You know, stabbing it and and stuff. When she went back in, he was gone. He is either still in the house or he went out on the back deck too and fell a couple of stories. Hope he is still around, she's been pretty upset for the entire eve.