Monday, August 22, 2011

My child

These past several months have been so exciting for me.  My wife gets mad at me because I smile when the baby hurts her.  Every backache, kick, or other discomfort is a reminder to me that God is about to deliver to me a wonderful gift; the gift of life.  Don’t get me wrong, I feel sympathy for what my wife is going through, I’m just excited too.

There are so many unanswered questions out there.  I wonder what their personality is going to be like.  I wonder what color their eyes will be.  I wonder how long it will be before I can tell the difference in the cries. 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Now using Microsoft Writer

I wonder how this is going to go.  I was sitting around the other day and thought that I’d like to start blogging about my experience as a new father.

Then I remembered….I already have a blog.  Microsoft Writer got me excited about blogging again because it’s incredibly simple to use.  I find it much easier to use than the internet based editor and it is also designed like office 2010 so it helps me learn that better also.

So, I hope everyone enjoys.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

4 Years Strong

My wife and I have been married for four years now. Everyday we grow a little closer and more comfortable with each other. Over the past year I have seen a lot of growth between us. We have become more honest in expressing our feelings. We have become more understanding of each other's feelings. We've found so many little things that make us happy. Very rarely are we bored because we enjoy each other's company so much. Simple things like playing cards, board games, TV, or running to the pilot are the most fun of activities. I think to myself every year how she and I could grow any closer and I am sure of the next year I will get my answer. I believe that if everyone else was as happy in marriage as I am then the divorce rate would be near 0%. The photos above I've selected a from our collection; they are some of my favorites.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I've been tagged...

This is fun, sort of. It's kind of like those gay quizzes you used to get ALL THE TIME that ask you to name all kinds of weird stuff about yourself. By the way, I like one pillow.

Anyways, this is the fourth pic in my fourth folder of pics. To explain it Stephanie and I bought a new Nikon camera and were wanting to try it out. Steph has this big kick for shadows so she took this early morning shot of our cat Boo-Boo (our other cat is Yogi). I find it a little interesting and hope you do to.

You are now supposed to tag someone but I don't know anyone who blogs so I will tag Will Shelton to put something up on his SESB blog.
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Monday, November 10, 2008

One thing I don't like

Right now Alabama tops the BCS rankings followed by Texas Tech, Texas, and Florida respectively. If the situation creates itself and Texas Tech and Texas somehow lose again while Florida and Alabama win out in the regular season, the #1 and #2 teams at the end of the regular season won't play each other.

The way I understand it IF that were the case then Florida would play Alabama in the SEC Championship. Someone has to lose that game thus dropping one of the teams. The only way I could see it playing out is Alabama loses to a #2 Florida and SOMEHOW ends up #2 behind Florida.

Anyways, what I don't like is that some teams are being penalized for playing in their conference championship.

Playoff anyone?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


The one thing I don't like about Obama is it doesn't take him very long to change what he says.

-During the primaries he was going to get our troops out of Iraq in 6 months, after he won the primary he admitted it would take more like 12 - 18 months, which is what Hillary Clinton said all along

-Last night it didn't take him 30 minutes to mention that in order to accomplish all that he said he would, it would take 8 years, not 4! Surely it will take 8 years to accomplish ALL that he said but I am anxious to see how much he accomplishes in the first 4.

Be careful America, what Obama calls rhetoric, most of us call lying.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I was a little impressed

I watched the press conference over the Internet and was a little impressed...

Phil cares more than I think he gives off on the field. While watching games I sometimes wonder if he is connected to reality or not. It's probably just a personality difference between he and I but I sometimes have wondered if he can see the scoreboard; or if the score even matters.

A lot of people on our local news are angry with Mike Hamilton. He's in a catch-22 situation if there's ever been one. One thing though, I don't hear people complaining that Bruce Pearl isn't forever committed to the Vols.

The fact of the matter is we live in a day where coaches are bought. It was nice to have a coach who had been here for so long and was so dedicated to the program but it's rude to ask your fans to pay $70? $80 a ticket and not at least give them a show.

I understand that Phil was angry yesterday and very upset. I understand that Mike Hamilton is on his hit-list-napkin. But I feel that he tried to take the focus off of the obvious; you're just not winning, when you should be. No, it's not about Saturday mornings when you're in the kids homes. And while I love watching these kids play I am more worried about the fans. It's the fans that pay big money for tickets and some pay quite big to keep season tickets. Family of mine has dropped 10K at times to keep their seats. Some of these players aren't committed to TN; Jamal Lewis, Kelly Washington? Some of these players don't get to see the field as much as they should have; Joey Matthews, Jim Bob Cooter?

There is no reason to think that our next coach won't commit to UT. I think it's a very attractive job. Right now the only reason I see someone leaving would be to coach at their Alma-mater.

But like I started out by saying, after seeing the press conference I wish Phil the best in life. If he wants to be a part of UT football then I hope he takes the opportunity to stick around. It's not that he isn't valuable to UT, it's just that his days of coaching are probably over.