Tuesday, September 25, 2007


I'm going to participate in the Crop Walk again this year on October 14th. Maria has to work so I think I'm going to bring (i.e. carry) the kids this year. If you can spare a few nickels to sponsor me the money is split 75% for Church World Service and 25% for Greensboro Urban Ministry and would be greatly appreciated.

Desmond's school is also having a fundraiser. Except they aren't selling anything or doing anything, they are just asking each kid to get $50 (tax deductible). I think they hope they will ask friends and neighbors, but I have a feeling I'll be cutting a $50 check soon.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Good Trivia Question

I expect Otto to know this, but for the rest of you here is an excellent football/political trivia question. I saw it today and immediately knew one answer and eventually came up w/ another but couldn't complete the trifecta. There are 4 colleges that have graduated both a US president and a Super Bowl winning quarterback. Michigan has Gerald Ford and Tom Brady (side note, only one got multiple terms). Name the other three.

Monday, September 17, 2007


Izzy turned 3 a few weeks ago. We celebrated at Chuck E Cheese. Desmond turned 6 last week and we celebrated at home. I know why places charge so much for those parties b/c it is worth it. Desmond also started kindergarten at the public school this year. Last week he brought home an Eagles Earning Excellence award that included a free kids meal at his favorite restaurant, Red Robin. I wish he behaved as well at home as he does at school, but I'm willing to take one for the team.

While all that is going well, I'm only blogging to brag about fixing my car. I went to Winston-Salem on Saturday and of course got lost. As I was making a U-turn I passed a guy riding the loudest lawnmower in the world. I kept driving and realized that it was my car that was making this ungodly noise. I managed to drive it all the way back home, but was convinced I'd be getting a new car soon b/c my 89 Cavalier was shot. Today I checked it one last time before calling the tow truck to take it to the shop. I saw a spark plug still connected to the spark plug wire but hanging down not connected to the engine. When I reconnected the plug, the engine ran like a champ. I wish I could sell it right now, but I have to wait until May to have the other car paid off. I think I can keep that plug in the engine until then.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Football Viewing

If you're like me you are concerned about what NFL games will be broadcast on your tv this Sunday. Thankfully, this site gives you the lowdown. Now I know that the Panthers game will be up against the Redskins game (and strangely enough the Redskins will also be shown in Dallas, TX instead of the Texans and even stranger the Vince Young led Titans will be shown in Austin, TX instead of the Texans). Also I don't have to worry about missing the Bears/Chargers late game. Now I just have to plan out my snack formations.