Charles do it.

This weekend was an interesting one. Friday night Shannon and I just chilled at home. Then on Saturday, we slept in as late as we could (11). We woke up, packed, then drove around a bit and eventually skated around some at the Tulsa inline rink with one guy from our team.

After that we drove to Wichita and had dinner with Mom, Jayme, Charles and Nikki. There was some entertainment, namely this.

Mom said she did it once in the grocery store, and Mom asked if she was cold. Nikki said "nope" and then Mom asked if she was scared and Nikki decided that was it. So now, she acts scared and it is very funny. I have a longer video of this where she tells Charles to do it and Jayme, Shannon, and me to do it, too.

Then, after dinner and a show, Shannon and I tried to get some sleep. We slept until about 12:15am. Then we woke up, took Mom and went to Roller City (warning: lame website) for some hockey. Yes, at 1:45 am, Shannon and I joined up with the K-State inline hockey team to play some hockey.

It was really long, but quite fun. The new guys on the team seem really great. They play well and are nice guys. While playing and watching the team play, I never once thought that someone wasn't very good. I actually was quite impressed by some of the new guys. It is awesome to see the team doing so well. They're 2-6 with the league, which even though it seems bad, it's better than we've done for the past few years. (Last year were ended 1-16-1, Two years ago ended 1-14-3, Three years ago was 1-17-0, Four years ago 1-11-0, ouch.)

We played 3 games round-robin, ended up 2-1. So we played the first round for team seeding and lost 6-3, so we were out. The last game we played around 9:30am.

The turny ended probably around 12:30. Chris and Coleman (both from K-State) played for a different team and that team wound up winning the whole shebang.

Coleman even won a tight competition with himself for top goalie.



I know, she's just too cute. Well done, Jay. Well done.

Garden Ridge is an awesome store. Last week Shannon and I went and spent a bit of money. Everything but the pine cones were 50% off! So even though we spent a bit, it was half off! Plus, we spend that much on fireworks every year and those are only used once.

I just thought this sign was funny. We saw it on our way to work last week.


I would like a couch.

I know we have a new camera, but I don't have the ability (where I am) to take pictures off of it to post. So you get words.

This weekend Shannon and I went to Manhattan to watch Nebraska run and pass all over our defense. It was sad. We pretty much can't tackle and have a weak defensive line. Not to mention it was cold and windy. Yichy. Besides the ugly game, we saw almost all of our family this weekend. We ate dinner with Mom and Nikki Friday night. Then saw Michelle, Jenette, Chris, and Maria while in Manhattan. Then on the drive home we saw Mom, Jayme, Charles, and Nikki again.

That kid is awesome. She is so much fun to watch and to listen to and to talk to. She is starting to think and it's really cool.

Another thing I came to realize this weekend is that I would like a couch to sit on. Jenette and Chris have a comfy seat in their house and it is wonderful! The luxury of bottom and back on fluffy cushion is outstanding! I think we should get one Shannon.


I envy your body mass index.

Everyone else is doing it, so I will too. I'll talk about the election.

I didn't like McCain or Obama very much. But since I live in Oklahoma now, I couldn't write in anyone and I couldn't vote for another candidate because they needed something like 50,000 signature to get on the ballot. Yowza. I did go vote though. But it felt different than last time.

And not like Amber's different (which it too bad, because she sounds quite pleased). For me it felt like it just didn't matter. I mean, 4 years ago, working at JCMS with two huge Kerry supporters, I felt like I had to vote for Bush or he would lose. So I did. I was really nervous during the results and relieved when I heard Bush won.

This year, I didn't think it mattered whoI voted for. Obama was gonna win and that was it. And now that he did, eh, we'll see what happens. It still doesn't really matter what I think about issues. I can't do anything on my own unless I completely change my life and devote it to making a change (something I'm not going to do, I need to have a dog and babies people). But whatever. I'll still have my own opinions (sometimes very similar to Shannon's but they are still mine). And I will still vote, because it makes me feel like I'm at least trying.

But it's sad. Shannon talks about how the government just keeps impeeding on our freedoms, and then some other friends think it's all for the good. I'm just a bit depressed about things and know that even if I talk about issues with people, I'm likely not going to change anyone's mind. It could just be the people I hang with, but the people seem like they have their minds made up already. So I just don't talk about things. It's easier for me that way.

Anyway, congrats to the president elect and I hope that in four years I feel happier and more a part of whatever circumstances there are with the election. Maybe I'll be able to vote for a presidental candidate other then R or D next time...

p.s. I still like you, my friends!

Oh yeah... I also think that one of the great things about our country is that we don't all agree and that we can debate things and think differently and usually that is what makes things work. Having to come to some sort of middle ground where most of us can agree.


I voted.

But in Oklahoma there are no write ins and there was only one third party on the entire ballot.


Our First Holiday at Home

Even though we've lived here over 4 months, Halloween was the first holiday spent at home. (Independence day we were at Nette and Chris', Labor day we were there too, actually.) So, how was it? Not to bad. I hate our doorbell.

I made some bats to hang in the window above our garage. They were rather hard to photo, but you can see them decent here.
I also made some dorky ghosts and hung them in the dorky tree out front. They pretty much look like trash hanging in our tree. I did however hear someone say "Look at the ghosts" while they were trick-or-treating. Oh an we found some neat bloody hands at Wal-mart, too.

And here are the pumpkins. We invited Charity over and she carved one with us. It was fun. This one is mine. It's the prince from Katamari Damacy.

Charity made a witch.

And Shannon made a giant hand turkey. If you look hard enough, you can see a helicopter just to the left of the broken building.