Thursday, March 29, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
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Monday, March 26, 2007
Sunday brought the Askew Birthday Party. The Eldridge's graciously opened their house once again for a lovely day. A bounce house in the front yard, a pool in the back yard and yummy food inbetween.
The day included but was not limited to bouncing around in the bounce house, smacking a pirate pinata to get some candy, singing happy birthday over a pirate cake, playing pin the flag on the mast and goofing off in the pool.
Here are some head shots from the day of the party.
From R to L and Top to Bottom
On Saturday afternoon Paul and Bradley drove down to the Eldridge home while Cyndi followed them. The boys were all meeting up to play some poker while Moe, Debbie and Cyndi headed out to do some grocery shopping and grab lunch. The boys had fun. Bradley came in second to Moe's brother Mark and Paul won all his money back by playing different card games after he was knocked out of the poker tourney. Paul and Cyndi were also excited to meet Kate for the first time. And as always it was great to see our buddy James. (The older kids were out with Grammy at Build-a-bear.)
Sunday, March 25, 2007
So I showed up had my interview that lasted less than 30 minutes, my feeling was that it went alright but and that it was a good experience to have had the interview as I never had one before, however I figured there was someone else they were interviewing that would have been more qualified, experienced or something. Then at 8:30pm on the following Wednesday my phone rings and it is the Superintendent of Personnel with a job offer for me. I had to listen to the message three times before I believed what I heard.
I proceeded to call Paul to tell him about it but he didn't answer. I waited till he got home. Paul said what are you waiting for call them back. I did and set up a time to come sign the contract the next day. We proceeded to call family and friends and tell them the news.
I am nervous about the upcoming position, I know there will be a lot of work ahead of me. Thank you for all of you who have been praying for me to get a teaching job. I appreciate it, while this is only temporary it will really help me get my feet wet and be a great experience.
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Thank you to those who have donated cans and bottles or purchased braclets and MS bears (Amy, Jeric, Mom, my neighbors at the Apollo Apts, Morgan, Trisha, Moe, Beth, S.Whittier SD)
Please continue supporting me, my team and this cause in any way you can through donations (recyclables, items for the garage sale, online donations), prayer, being a workout buddy, or joining the MS walk. I greatly appreciate it and I know that we can make a difference in the lives of those who are living with MS.
Friday, March 16, 2007
Since I got my fitness center pass at Biola two weeks ago, I've only lost a pound and a half. I had been stuck for a while before that so I was hoping the weight would start coming off again. I think I may just be redistributing my weight because I have gone down another pant size. I've heard that changes in your waist are more important than the actual weight, so if that's true then I'm still doing good. It's just more fun to be able to see the numbers on the scale drop.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Does it really matter? Most of these people I only see in passing any way. I am friendly towards everyone...I say hi and bye and ask how they're doing. I don't avoid talking with anyone; I just have no need to force anything more. I don't plan on hanging out with any of them, I am never around any of them for more than a couple of minutes, and any time I do somehow get in the loop and hear what's going on with various people I realize more and more that I have no interest in getting involved with them.
It's hard enough for me to socialize with people I do want to be friends with. It's not in my nature to be real talkative. I've accepted who I am. Social situations are awkward for me, but it's ok. I've learned to deal with it. I'm just not going to invest that much energy with random people at work.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame put out a list of the top 200 albums of all time. There are a lot ranked pretty high that really shouldn't be.
1. The Beatles -- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. Pink Floyd -- Dark Side of the Moon
3. Michael Jackson -- Thriller
4. Led Zepplin -- IV
5. U2 -- Joshua Tree
6. The Rolling Stones -- Exile on Main Street
7. Carole King -- Tapestry
8. Bob Dylan -- Highway '61 Revisited
9. The Beach Boys -- Pet Sounds
10. Nirvana -- Nevermind
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Middle Name Pride Day
When : Always March 10th
Middle Name Pride Day honors the seldom used middle name that often sets you apart from others. It was selected with care, so you should be proud of it.
Here's two big reasons to be proud of your middle name:
First, there are plenty of John Smiths and and Mary Jones. Its the middle name your parents gave you that makes your name unique.
Second, your parents chose your middle name with great care. It often was selected to honor a friend or relative. That person may have possessed certain characteristics that they want you to inherit.
Do you know why your were given your middle name? If not, todays the day to find out. If it was in honor of someone, find out a little more about that person.
We encourage you to enjoy your middle name on Middle Name Pride Day, and every day!
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Monday, March 05, 2007
I was down in San Diego for the day on Sunday. My mom and I had Brunch together then we headed out to do some shopping while my laundry was being done. I picked up a belt and some jeans for Paul and a shirt and some jeans for myself. We headed over to the movies but did not see anything worth paying to see, so we headed home to do a little light housework. For dinner I called up Amy and the three of us went to eat a Buca. We had a delecious dinner and I mentioned to the waiter that it was Ams birthday so he brought out an apple desert and had all the other waiters come and sing. It was fantastic, she didn't see it coming. :)
Sunday, March 04, 2007
United Kingdom (5 times)
United Arab Emirates
France (2 times)
Spain (2 times)
Turkey (2 times)
Trivia time: What song is the title of this post from, and who is it by?
On Saturday we got up and headed out to Santa Anita racetrack. KROQ was having one of their microbrew festivals so the place was packed. I made money in 3 races, Cyndi in 1. It wasn't great, but our winnings paid for parking, lunch, and admission so that was cool. Cyndi signed up as a designated driver which meant unlimited free Pepsi for the day. They also had a concert by some band called Building a Better Spaceship. They were ok but forgettable. It was also giveaway day so we got free jockey lamps when we went in. I also hung around the KROQ booth enough and talked them into giving me a Kings prize pack. It turned out to be the two mini jerseys that were given away before the Gretzky one I got last week as well as a really nice display case for all 4 jerseys. Afterwards we went out to dinner at Twoheys and then stopped by to visit Mair for a bit.
Paul and Lisa May from KROQ.
Building a Better Spaceship
"I think I got it down Job"
Looks like we have a hockey game to go to.
A jockey lamp. You know you're jealous.
Saturday, March 03, 2007
There was a woman in the courtyard singing but Paul said that no one was going to sign her because they could just pay Jewel to do it herself (all her songs were covers of Jewel). This picture doesn't do it justice but it looked really cool with all the lights going across the walkways.
Near the end of our walk we came upon 3 teenaged boys who were runing in a circle trying not to get hit by the water as it was spirting out of the ground. The water won. We watched as they all eventually got hit. When the water was off for a minute they would each pick a spot where a hole was and put their face down right above it and see who would get hit with the water. By the end they were all soaked.
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Today is my grandparent's (on my mom's side) 60th wedding anniversary. My grandpa was supposed to marry someone else in August of 1946. That didn't happen, so he started seeing my grandma and they were married March 1, 1947. I guess they knew what they were doing since it lasted this long. I'm told my other set of grandparents will also be celebrating their 60th this year too, and my parents hit 35 years in January.
Last week I got to take a few kids to another Kings game. The game wasn't that exciting, but they were giving out mini Wayne Gretzky jerseys so that was cool. It's part of a series they're giving out to honor all the jersey numbers they have retired.
I had another kid come back and find me at work. He was a pain when I worked for him, but he was still a likeable kid because he was goofy. He was missing his two front teeth. We found someone to buy him some new teeth after a while. He liked to play with them though so we'd be sitting in group having a serious discussion and his front teeth would be popping in and out of his mouth. He was one that I wondered what happened to him so I was glad to hear that he had stayed out of trouble the last two years and is actively working to make up all the school he missed.
Cold War Kids
"Hang Me Out To Dry"