Monday, October 31, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

lee street

after living in Ponderosa, and a summer-long vacation in Europe, i moved into this house with 3 fraternity brothers...

there were many parties and memories, and i still finished my calculus I and II classes with 97 and 98 averages respectively =)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

memory lane

after living a semester in the Taylor Terrace apartments from yesterday, I moved into the Ponderosa apartments in today's photo. The building I lived in, and the other building several friends lived in are gone. Not sure if it was fire or demolition =)

When i lived here, the nickname was Pond-a-roach-a... to be fair, i never saw a roach.. it was a little old, but we didn't have roaches =) i remember several '100 minute' contests here. i never made it past 35 minutes. (an ounce/shot of beer a minute for 100 minutes-the equivalent of about 8 beers) =)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

commerce tx

today's photo is another look back to my college days... my first apartment after moving out of the dorms. =) It's the upstairs apartment on the right. There were parties nearly every night at my fraternity brothers' place two doors down =)

this is primo real estate compared to the one i'm posting tomorrow. tomorrow: my 2nd apartment!

Monday, October 24, 2011

home sweet home

this was my home a long, long time ago.... first on the 6th floor, then the 4th - until finally I arrived in the penthouse - resident assistant on the top floor, summer '88 ... all the rooms were on the same side, facing the parking lot as marked =)

**taken in Commerce, Tx on Saturday - at Texas A&M University Commerce campus.

Sunday, October 23, 2011


well, i finished my 10 mile run tonight in just under 2 hours... not a record, but not too shabby =)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

saturday roadtrip

took a quick trip up to commerce today to get a few shots at the homecoming game...

tomorrow, i'm going to run 12 miles!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

downtown reflections

one more day til the weekend! which means a long run and some good food!! (diet during the week, cheat on the weekend =))

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


still not friday? =)

had a good run tonight... no official run planned for this weekend, but need to do a long run of about 10 to 12 miles. one this weekend and one next weekend... then no more long runs til the half marathon in november!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

prime time

several months ago we saw where the biggest loser from nbc would be filming at Southern Junction steakhouse and bar in rockwall... so... here i am on tonight's episode of biggest loser!! =)

Monday, October 17, 2011

state fair of texas

it only happens once a year, and this is the last week to go!! =)

is it friday yet?

Sunday, October 16, 2011


well, here we are at the close of another weekend... i decided a while back not to wish time away, so i try to enjoy the weekdays just like the weekend =) but i do like when i get to sleep in on a weekend day!

today's photo is the midway at the state fair. always a magical place for me as a kid; i loved all the games and flashing lights and loud noises. and candy apples. and cotton candy =)

everyone at work will be happy about the rangers... all my family in missouri is happy about the cardinals... would be cool to go to a world series game! for free... it would be cool to go for free =)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

state fair of texas : marine corps band

one of the highlights of the day at the state fair was listening to the marine corp band play =)

finished the rib, rub, run 10k in rockwall this morning with my 2nd best 10k time - 1:07:24... next weekend will just be a practice run for the half marathon - no real race planned =)

Friday, October 14, 2011

state fair of texas

went out to the state fair today! a fun tradition =)

today's photo is from the Texas Lottery booth at the fair. i've ALWAYS wanted to win a chance to get in a money machine and grab flying dollar bills around me! i had so many chances today at spinning a wheel, but never got to go in the money machine...

jim from terrell daily photo? that's him in the photo. he got to go in the money machine!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

skies of blue

and clouds of white =)

we started out the day with some much needed rain... and ended with a beautiful, blue sky littered with white clouds...

don't forget to make your way out to the State Fair of Texas soon- it comes and goes so quickly, it seems =)

Monday, October 10, 2011

one more...

ok... one more firefighter post =) i took a lot of pics at the challenge, and will have more posted over on FB later this week.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

sunday eve

well... another weekend closes. today, i accomplished finishing a 20k. and i wasn't last =)

20k is 12.4 miles - so i only have .7 more miles to get to the 13.1 for the half marathon next month... i think i'm pretty much ready now - just have to maintain for a month!

jim finished ahead of me today. and i have excuses, but he mostly just ran faster, i guess... =) he did the 20k in 2:18 and i finished in 2:25. I'm pretty proud just to have finished.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

lazy saturday

today i drove out to tyler with jim to take some pics at the firefighter combat challenge. we went to one a few months back in greenville, and this was part of the same series. a LOT nicer weather for this one =) the wind and clouds made for a nice afternoon.

tomorrow? the 20k. i've been trying to carb up and hydrate today. i feel nervous and ready... or at least prepared. jim and i have been preparing for this for quite a while. the farthest run has been a 15k - so this will be adding 3.1 miles... hopefully i'll still be able to walk when i finish!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


3 days til my 20k! a little nervous, but i'll finish one way or another... if i have to walk or crawl to the end. i'm getting some of that beer they're having at the finish line!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

customer service week

today was 60s day at work in celebration of customer service week... pictured are all participants in the costume contest.

1st place went to jimi and janice =)

my boss is the 60s housewife from dallas on the far right :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

flashback frosty

knowing what i know now, i can see the evil in his little kitty eyes and face... don't let the cuteness fool you.

countdown to the 20k... 12.4 miles... i like knowing the mileage instead of the kilometerage =) six more days.

race day is sunday morning!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

customer service

well... here we are at the end of another weekend. they always end too soon =)

it's the beginning of customer service week - and for all those out there who provide customer service, this week is for you!

today's photo is from the archives from last year's customer service week - cookout day... kabobs and corn on the grill =)

for anyone interested in getting in shape at my work, meet me in the parking lot tomorrow, Monday, at 11a and 3p, when i'll be leading fitness walks around the block!

oh... and one week from today jim and i will be running in and recuperating from the lost dog 20k at white rock late... this is the next step in the training for the half marathon for us. after this, we'll just have to maintain for a month to be ready for the race!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

audie murphy 10k

i had a new personal record on my 10k time today - finishing in 1:05:06. A full 4 minutes faster than my former best 10k.

today's pic is my hip... it's not really black and blue, but it's sore... the tendonitis hurts. i just have a few more months to go and i'll rest =)