Sunday, November 25, 2007

Black Friday

Well, we kind of struck out this year, but it was still fun. Karl and I did the ceremonious 3:30am wakeup and journeyed to Circuit City to wait in line. And wait. And wait some more. They ran things differently this year; only 20 people were allowed in every 10 minutes or so, and when there is a line of a few hundred outside, it takes a while. Inside, the store was pretty much empty which took the fun out of the mad Black Friday rush. We only really netted one item (a DVD recorder); I ended up returning the GPS because it was an older model, so I'm still in the market.

Thanksgiving went smoothly and, like all good Thanksgivings, was full of babies, toddlers and weird uncles. It was nice to get everybody together and spend some time eating lots of food. The five days off were an added bonus.

I wish it would get a lot colder. It just doesn't seem winterish until the winter weather starts up. Plus, it's just weird when radio stations are playing Christmas music and its sunny and in the 80s outside.

Annoyance of the week: speaking of Christmas, since we all have to be PC now, Lowes's Christmas catalog is offering nice green "family trees." They're not "Christmas trees" but "family trees." Oh Please.

Pic of the week: That's a pretty big sinkhole.

Video of the week: We've all seen the talking cat Youtube, but now we are able to offer conversing cats. That's scary.

Good news of the week: I'm glad to say that Alex the baby piglet is safe after being found in the back of a toilet paper truck. That must have been a fairly uncomfortable ride.

That's it for now...I'm going to go try to take a nap with Micah.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Video Game Field Show

One word description: awesome.
I have a new found respect for Cal. Thank Karl for the link.

Monday, November 12, 2007

A Day Off

Happy Veteran's Day!

My apologies for the lack or recent updates. I'm just kinda busy this time of year, that's all. It's kinda nice to take a break and do this.

As you probably saw on my last post, Micah Stutelberg was born a week and a half ago. He takes after his brother and cousin on the awesomeness scale. There's a lot of really good pics and updates on my sister's blog.

Our first Tournament of Roses practice was yesterday. It's going to sound really good this year...we're playing some good stuff and the instrumentation is very marching bandish. We have 22 tubas, 41 trumpets, 3 million trombones, you get the idea. It looks to be another fun/busy December.

I'm dead in the middle of College apps, so as you can imagine life is so much fun. It's kind of nice...I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel (i.e. Dec. 1), but there's still a good amount of work to do. After those are in, honor band season starts up so I need to start prepping for that.

More and more young folks are declaring themselves bankrupt. Why? Because of $3000-$4000 cell phone bills. All the more reason I hate phones. They're dumb and expensive.

I came across this really cool site where flight pattern visualizations are plotted and set to motion. It's really cool to look at some of the busier times with some of the weird effects. A good time waster.

I hate it when you can't get those overhead bins on planes or buses to close. Nothing says it better than this commercial.

That's all for now...I'm going to go find my cat and take a much needed nap.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Happy Birthday Micah!

Micah Nickels Stutelberg
November 2, 2007
7 lbs, 9 ounces