Saturday, October 29, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
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
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
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
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
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
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
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
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!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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
Sunday, October 9, 2011
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
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
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
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
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
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 =)