I update this blog almost every day. It could be about anything: politics & current events, religion, work, geek-related materials. Sometimes I just post random thoughts.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

No Cavities!

At 7:30 AM yesterday morning I went to the dentist. All is well with my teeth.

Monday, August 13, 2007


I ran this morning! It's been a long time since I ran. With NACURH, the wedding/honeymoon and work this summer, I let myself go in that area.

I ran 2.68 miles this morning and plan to run Monday-Friday with some alternative exercising on Saturdays.

Week two of four for training starts today.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Bonus Softball

I got called up to help out with a softball team that is composed of many of my teammates from last year. It is a co-ed team that had many folks with Breese roots. It is always a good time to have the chance to play with them. Unfortunately, we lost the game 19-6

The good news is that I probably had my most productive batting night. I went 1-3 with one walk and a triple. I had one run and two RBI.

The bad news was that we played a poor team game. People were cutting to front of each other to catch balls, people were not positioning themselves properly for different batters and sometimes simply looked indifferent. Sadly, I could not overlook this and it ruined what otherwise would have been a good experience.

Regardless of the outcome, it was nice to hook up with old friends.

Yeah, I said that my blogs would be more sporadic...so much for that. Christa turned 24 today...huzzah! She should be getting her new cell phone soon!!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum

I had the opportunity to see The Bourne Ultimatum with my dad this past Saturday. It was a very enjoyable movie! My dad also really liked the movie as well. Here's what stands out the most from the movie:
  • It's under two hours, which is great! Movies have this tendency to run long and drag.
  • The action in this movie is almost non-stop. The pacing is very quick.
  • The continuity of actors was nice.
  • There were some great lines as well.
  • It was very entertaining. It was the summer-type movie that Transformers failed to provide.
My only major gripe with the movie is the shaky camera. It is really difficult to see anything at times and it can make your eyes hurt. This was a problem in previous movies as well.

You should definitely see the movie. Seeing The Bourne Identity or The Bourne Supremacy would help in your viewing of this movie, but are definitely not absolutely needed.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Softball News

Last night's softball game resulted in another loss, 11-5. We have really struggled to put hits together and generate runs. Personally, I didn't have a bad game, but I did better when I didn't swing. I went 0-1 but had two walks. I am actually quite proud of this because I have a tendency to swing at everything. I am beginning to develop a sense of patience at the plate. To round off the evening I also had a nice grab from the one batter who was left handed ;).

Training Update
Please know that with RHD training going on, I won't be available as much so posts may be more sporadic.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007


I have only the first few pages of a book entitled Blue Like Jazz and already I am intrigued. In the author's note he writes:

"I never liked jazz music because jazz music doesn't resolve. But I was outside the Bagdad Theater in Portland one night when I saw a man playing the saxophone. I stood there for fifteen minutes, and he never opened his eyes.
After that I Liked jazz music.
Sometimes you have to watch somebody love something before you can love it yourself. It is as if they are showing you the way.
I used to not like God because God didn't resolve. But was before any of this happened."

Other Book News
For those that might be curious, I am actually on book 11 of 12 in the Left Behind series. Sadly, much of the energy that I sensed in the first six or seven books has went away. The plot seems more choppy and drawn out in these books. I am currently reading Armageddon so things should definitely be exciting. I'll keep you posted. My stack of reading gets larger!

Brewer News
The Brewers managed to snag a victory (4-2) in a 13-inning marathon where the Brewers left the bases loaded twice and got no runs to show for it. But, a win is a win. With the Cubs surging, they really need to string some wins together.