Thursday, April 29, 2010

fire engine ladder

Nearing the end of April already, it seems like the year is flying by.

Today I'm posting a couple photos of a fire ladder from a truck on display at the Wills Point Bluebird festival held last weekend.

Happy FridaY!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

only in Texas

having the right apparel and equipment is essential for any sport... in Texas, however, you adapt to local customs and learn to do everything in your cowboy boots!

Happy Wednesday! And final word on the Warrior Dash is that it's on!! See you this weekend!

Saturday I'll be participating in the Urban Dare in downtown Dallas!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

the Warrior Dash race is on!

Warrior Dash Texas 2010 is back on!! Late updates indicate the final decision places the ultimate race back on the schedule for this weekend - with limitations.

Michael over at Obstructed View says that the race is on with the limitations of busing people to site (no onsite parking), and no more than 2,500 people on site at one time.

Dallas Observer blog indicates a similar issue with parking, and that updates will follow with new parking information. I'll update whenever I find something.

Jim over at Terrell Daily Photo also reports that all registered participants will be receiving an email update from organizers later tonight or tomorrow.
Personally, I'm pleased with the decision and hope everything works out without any problems.
**LATER UPDATE** 4/28/10 -- today we'll find out if Dallas County is going to stick their noses in the mess... let's hope not.
**Latest update! 4/28/10 -- the lawyer for Warrior Dash will be meeting with Dallas County officials at 1pm today to try and work out any last minute issues.... stay tuned!
Final Update: The race is on!! See you this weekend!!

warrior dash: update

A comment on my last post indicates the judge hearing the Warrior Dash case has recessed for an extended lunch and will reconvene at 5:30pm this evening.

Also, as reported on the Dallas Observer Blog here, they expect a ruling by late this evening, around 7p.

**Later update: 6:38pm. Rumors now are that the Dallas District Attorney's office may be opposing the Warrior Dash as well. The update was posted to the link I provided earlier (above)...

Monday, April 26, 2010

Warrior Dash: Texas update

I've had a Warrior Dash link on my site for months, and just received the following message for immediate release:

KAUFMAN COUNTY, TX (APRIL 27)- A court hearing will be held Tuesday, April 27, regarding Kaufman County prohibiting Warrior Dash to take place on May 1 and May 2 at Cousins Paintball in Forney, Texas. The hearing is at 9 a.m. at the Kaufman County Courthouse at 100 West Mulberry St. Kaufman, Texas 75142.

A temporary restraining order has been submitted to Red Frog Events and their vendors partaking in the event this weekend.
Warrior Dash is bringing an estimated $4 million to the local community. Racers from 41 states across the country are coming in for the event.

For more information, contact Michael Cramer at (214)536-8406.

Warrior Dash is the ultimate event for thrill-seeking athletes. This national racing series is held on the most demanding and unique terrain the U.S. has to offer. Participants will take on intense obstacles and celebrate their feat with music, beer and muddy shorts. For more information about the event, go to


monday... again

today i've got a few pics of a macaw taken at the Wills Point Bluebird festival this past weekend.

i always wanted a parrot or macaw when i was growing up, but i think i know enough now not to get one. i hear they can be quite noisy and messy =)

jim has some pics from the festival over on his site too...

Sunday, April 25, 2010

texas bluebonnets

here i find myself at the end of my weekend again! ugh!

i took lots of photos yesterday at the Wills Point Bluebird Festival, and later at the Rowlett Kite Festival at Lake Ray Hubbard. Still editing those and will have them posted later.

For now, some Texas Bluebonnets - in full bloom on the side of the highway near you (if you live in Texas) =)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

terrell vs mesquite (poteet)

A quick post tonight, from Tuesday's game against Mesquite Poteet.

Hope everyone is enjoying their week! We've almost made it to the weekend again!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

capitol 10k... revisited

it's only been 9 days since the capitol 10k, but it seems like forever! i've already done another 5k since then =)

i just got my picture disk in the mail yesterday with my photos from the race, so today's post is the race start and a couple shots of me running near the end of the race =)

Monday, April 19, 2010

found on roadside...

today's pic was one of my personal favorites that i took at the jubilee car show.

check out my facebook page here or jim's page here for more photos from this weekend!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Heritage Jubilee

A few photos from the jubilee. i have more posted over on my facebook page at this link...

a little frosty

i'll have more jubilee photos this afternoon =) i just got done editing friday night baseball photos, and the jubilee is next on the to-do list! check over on Jim's site for more jubilee photos!

oh, and it's cold and rain today! and it's been 2 weeks since the lawn was mowed =) dang rain

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Terrell Heritage Jubilee - Dog Show

A few photos from the dog show at the Heritage Jubilee today...a few more dog photos are over on my facebook page here...

I was halfway thru editing about 100 photos today when my PC locked up and shut down =) i will have photos posted tomorrow!

I ran the 3rd 5k ever in my life today - and I ran it! I ran the whole course in 32:26 with no walking, which was a personal accomplishment for me!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Friday, April 16, 2010

guess how fast!

Speed Ball!! Throw 3 pitches clocked by radar, and they guess how fast the 3rd throw will be! If they're wrong, you win a prize!

Today's photo is one of the midway games at the Heritage Jubilee carnival. I know I keep promising to post more photos here and on my facebook page, and I plan to get caught up and do just that over the weekend!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


bueller? bueller?

Today's photo is the ferris wheel down at the Heritage Jubilee carnival. Sorry for the short posts this week, lots of things going on - as well as my preparations for the Fountain 5k this Saturday (right after finishing my first 10k this past Sunday!)...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

terrell heritage jubilee

The annual Heritage Jubilee started tonight with the opening of the carnival. I'll have more photos posted over on Facebook later.

Click on this link for a schedule of events this week for the Jubilee...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

terrell vs hillcrest

So many things going on this week... and i'm trying to prepare for another 5k this Saturday!

Today's photo is from the Terrell Tigers playing Hillcrest down in Ben Gill Park tonight. I left the game before it ended so I could watch Lost, American Idol and check on the results from the local DA runoff election. It was a busy day to say the least!

I'll have some more photos from the game posted over at my facebook page tomorrow night. Click the link in the right hand column to follow me on facebook!

Monday, April 12, 2010


Just a quick post tonight - still recovering from my run yesterday. I have to start back tomorrow though, cause I have the Fountain 5k this next Saturday during the Heritage Jubilee! You can still sign up to register through race day, so come on out and enjoy the festivities for a good cause!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Austin American Statesman - 2010 Capitol 10k

A few photos from the Austin American Statesman Capitol 10k race today... I didn't carry my camera when I was running, so most of my shots are from the un-timed runners near the end. Quite a few people came in costumes of sorts - pink flamingos, hippies, Elvis, and a whole lot more that I couldn't identify... in capes =)

I finished the race in 1:10:28 - which I'm completely happy with! I really wanted to finish right around an hour and 10 or 11 minutes, so it's all good =) I think I'll concentrate on improving my 5k time in the near future - the 10k was a little much... i'm sore now, but it was worth it to run through downtown Austin and just take part in it.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Capital 10k!

Made it to Austin today... in town for the Capital 10k tomorrow morning! I'm not sure I'm ready to run the entire 6 miles, but will try my best!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

porch views

Today's photos are a couple views taken from my front porch. First a look up to the north and below is across the street.

I live right near the downtown area of Terrell, and love the historical (older=)) homes in the area. As I near the end of my mortgage, I'm starting to love it even more!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

terrell vs west mesquite

a few shots from the baseball game last night. for more photos, check my facebook page for Texas Daily Photo here.

just 4 days til my 10k in Austin. today i ran 2.6 miles in 26 minutes... now if i can just double that and add a mile i'll be ready =)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

lonely weed

i bought a couple flats of flowers through a school fundraiser - and i'm still anxiously awaiting their arrival! my flower pots have dandelions and other weeds growing in them, and are in dire need of some springtime flowers!

Monday, April 5, 2010

i'm watchin' you!

happy monday... 6 days til my 10k, and i'm completely unprepared =S

today's photo is outdoor kitty. she once had a more proper name, but lately she's just 'kitty'.. =)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

first monday!

if you're looking for something to do outside today, it's first Monday in Canton!