Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sensuous ... on a Friday

Last Friday I went to the Provo Sensuous for a hot four inch Satisfier with cream cheese and BBQ sauce. I rotate between this sandwich, the Spicy Enticer (also with cream cheese) and the Sensuous. I sure do love these sandwiches - have for years.

Anyway, I ran into my old boss, Janet and her husband - they eat there every Friday. I joined them for lunch and we reminisced about the old days at the BYU Bookstore Text Information Desk.

Almond (the owner of Sensuous) was there too - she is helping me train for a half marathon ...
Yes you read that right, a half marathon. Moab in March - not too far away. I've never run more than four miles. Needless to say, I'm a bit scared about this commitment.

People, I'm going to need your prayers.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Indoor Triathlon

Liz talked me into this indoor triathlon held at the Elevate triathlon gym in Orem.

It was easier to pace yourself on a bike trainer and treadmill. However, that resistance pool will take some getting used to. I liked the race and it was fun to do it all inside.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Turkey Tri ...

We raised a good chunk of change for Drew ... thank you!

Pre-race dinner and meeting. And of course the unveiling of the t-shirts.
We are "Drew's Divas" and we are "Single and Tri-ing!"

Getting set up before the race ...

The run ... I improved my time in this event!

Me & Dave Angela, Allison, Me

Here is the whole group post race.

Julia and I took Coach Keena's triathlon class for the last two months and all I can say is that if it weren't for her spin class I would have never made it up 400 South twice!!! She is great!

We had lots of supporters from the ward - it was so fun!!!

We are ... 33!!!

Erin & I

And then the best part ...

Hawaiian burger at JCWs with cheese fries of course!!!

By the way ... I improved!!! Check out my times as compared with my first triathlon in August. These two races had the exact same mileage for all three events.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Museum visit

Yesterday these guys came to see me at work. They got to ride in this tractor all the way from their new house.

They got to eat some candy corn and touch some live animals.
This picture is of Van and Cuddles.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

BYU Lost & Found

On Monday I lost by 4 GB USB drive that has all of my work on it from my entire graduate program. Yes, I back up my work but not often enough and I hadn't for at least three months. When I realized it was gone Tuesday night, I searched and searched for it with no luck. I decided that I had probably left it at the library. All I could do now was hope that it was turned in. Yesterday morning I called the library and they told me they had about 15 USB drives turned in from the day before that had all been collected on Tuesday (see, I'm not the only one). Mine was not there. They take all lost and found items to the WILK on a daily basis.

So I called BYU lost and found and they had it. It was easy to find because I had a printed label with my name on it.

Relief. I like it when people turn in my lost items - it makes me feel good.

On my way over to pick it up, I had a telephone conversation with Ann Dee. She seemed almost happy that I had lost the drive because it proved that I wasn't as organized as I seem because I do lose things.

Ok - true, I do occasionally lose things but it did have my name clearly labeled on it which made the finding process much easier. In fact, if I hadn't realized I was missing the drive, I would have known about it after receiving this email below (it came to me on Wed afternoon).

We have received an item that has your name on it. To claim your item, you must have the following date with you:

Your item is dated: November 3 #37

Please come to the BYU Lost & Found as soon as possible with a PICTURE ID and the DATE and NUMBER above to receive your item.

If you have any questions, please call us or respond to this email.

Address: 1055 WSC
Phone: 422-3024
Hours: M-F 9:00am- 5:00pm *Closed Tuesdays for the Campus Devotional*

*Items are held for 60 days. Please come in to claim your item as quickly as possible and contact us immediately if you cannot because items are not kept after this amount of time.*

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween 2009


Costume 5K at Kiwanis Park with some of the Divas


Can you tell?

Here is a hint ... I threw a Halloween with Hitchcock theme party

Here we are watching bits of Psycho ...
"Why won't you leave my boy, my Norman, alone?"

Here is Drew's cut from our karaoke number ... Total Eclipse of the Heart

Thursday, October 29, 2009

NYC with Joe

Can you see me? Does this mean I'm famous?


Joe’s driver picked us up from the airport and took us to our hotel in Manhatten.
Ate spaghetti and meatballs at Carmines - Joe left with both copies of the bill – guy came running after us
Saw Rock of Ages
Ran into some guy in Joe’s ward
Ate again at a really good Cajun restaurant with Joe's friend
MORN: ran and ran and ran
Ran to Central Park, ran around Central Park for at least 3 miles
Ran to find the LDS temple
Ran from store to store
Ran to NBC store
Hotel to shower, and get dry – completely soaked
Lunch in Times Square
Hour and a half in TKTS line for discount tickets – got good seats for Next to Normal
Headed up to Letterman show – got my ticket, shopped a bit in the CBS store
Got to sit close enough to Courtney Cox’s mom that I made it on TV twice – when Dave climbed a ladder to give her flowers for her birthday.
Met up with Joe, walked around, sat and people watched at Times Square
Went to see Next to Normal
Rain Rain Rain
Picked up another piece of my Halloween costume
Walked around
Hard Rock for lunch – Bono singing Sunday Bloody Sunday at Red Rock live – the old U2 rocked
Yankees pep rally in Times Square
Went to say hi to Rupert – missed him yesterday
5th Ave – NBA store
Rockerfeller Square

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Three red heads ...

or four if you count Ariel ...

Yesterday I got to play with these girls ...

We ate macaroni & cheese with hot dogs. The hot dogs were more popular than the macaroni.
We watched the Little Mermaid - I still have that movie memorized.
We visited Grandpa Larry and Grandma Jewel (twice).
We looked at pictures on the computer.
We played some games on
We played our own version of dominoes.

What are you going to be Halloween for?

Van keeps asking me this question. And Ann Dee doesn't want me to correct him cause she thinks its cute.

When I told him I was going to be Superman he said No - he was going to be Superman.

I came back and said No - I'm going to be Superman. Then he got mad.

I only teased him cause I knew he was going to be this:

Anyway, I'm going to do this 5K on Halloween morning.
I'll be the really slow Superman.

My question to you: What are you going to be Halloween for (or your kid for that matter)?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sam and Dan

These two brothers are competing on the Amazing Race ...

These two brothers like to dress alike.