Saturday, November 22, 2008

Just Thought It Was Cool...

I'm considering the possibility that I abuse the power of three periods in a row '...'.  More on that later.

Tonight randomly searching the web I found a cool news story that I thought I would share.  First, Take a gander at this proud soldier:

Ladies and gentleman, let me introduce you to Gen. Dunwoody.  She is the first female four-star general EVER in the United States Army.  Even cooler than that though are some of the quotes:

"There is no one more surprised than I — except, of course, my husband. You know what they say, 'Behind every successful woman there is an astonished man.' " Lieutenant General Ann Dunwoody

Friday, November 21, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

My PersonalDNA

Apparently I am a 'Benevolent Inventor'.  
Check this personality thing out, it's pretty cool.

If you think you know me then try the 'psych me!' thingy.  (click it, I dare you)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

page 56

I saw this over at the Swandive.

  • Grab the book nearest you.  right now.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the 5th sentence.
  • Post that sentence along with these instructions on your blog (or facebook wall).
  • Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, or the most intellectual, use the CLOSEST.
"Suddenly ordinary people could get the benefit of computing without being programmers."
The World is Flat, by Thomas L. Friedman

Oddly enough, I haven't picked up this book in a while.  It was the closest because my family just sent some more things from Colorado and box (still mostly unpacked) is in the living room.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Big Suprise & A New Addition

I came home tonight and Sara was all sorts of giddy about some crazy thing.  Apparently she spent a decent part of the day researching my birthday present.  Lucky me she is worse than I am at keeping surprises.  So I got my birthday present much earlier than I thought I would.  I would like to introduce you to Divot, he is a baby guinea pig.

I'm super excited.  Obviously.

This whole crazy idea happened when I met my friends baby guinea pig a little while ago.  He is so awesome and so much fun!  The guinea pig in the last picture is my friends, he is actually litter mates with Divot so we are going to arrange plenty of play dates.

Friday, November 7, 2008

If You're Tired at the End Then You Probably Did it Right

Tonight YMCA Camp Bernie hosted it's annual fall festival.  It's basically your standard family fun thing complete with a haunted hike, apple cidering, pumpkin hunt, and a chance to climb the tower in the dark.  It was a long day, most of us worked from 8am-11pm with maybe an hour break each.  At the end we were of course tired, but it was worth it.

This was the set up for the pumpkin hunt.  I was curious about how popular it would be with such a simple precept.  Find a pumpkin - get a piece of candy.  No worries about over-simplicity there, it was a popular activity.

Of course we all jumped at the opportunity to get in costume, here are some of my favorites:

At the end of the night we were wicked exhausted.  Fortunately, we have a pretty cool boss and he got us pizza.  I think it was a great impression of a zombie pizza party.

Oh yeah, there were some pretty cool pumpkins that got carved up too.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


There has been some crazy weather out here in joisey.  In fact, we had snow.  About six inches.  In October.  While there are still leaves on the trees.  Snow and leaves combine to make a really bad mix.

Bad things such as:

Trees falling down.

People digging their cars out.  (Reminds me of home a little bit)

Heck, we even had trees on power lines.  In fact, the power was out on camp for almost three days.  No water, no power, no heat.  Good times all round.  I'll tell that story later though.

What tools did we have to deal with this?  Two snow shovels, three lamps that apparently I am the only one who knew how to light them, some creative thinking skills, and of course our good looks.