Friday, January 27, 2006

Where has the Heathrow gone?

Hello all. Not too much new here once again. Heather is back home in Mich for the weekend visiting her family. She left yesterday after work and is staying there until Sun. So it is just Vontoux and I chilling at the house for the weekend (Birdie doesn't count).

I had my mole removed on Mon, that was fun. Didn't feel a thing as he hacked it off my back, due to a healthy dose of lodocaine. Got 4 stitches to seal it back up, and I'm good to go.

With Brooks more than likely moving to CO soon, maybe we should add that to our list of possible Spring Training Camp locations. He could scout it out for us when he gets there. Will it be warm enough there in March?

Simmons is going to kick some butt in the Arrowhead 135. Go for the W on the Pugsley!

I'm thinking of heading back home sometime in the next few weeks. I have to get the Hub burger that was denied to me on my last visit. We'll see what I can swing at work, it would be nice to be able to leave at noon on Fri...

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Skyrocket's in flight....afternoon delight

Hello all. Not too much new around here lately. We might actually be getting some snow this weekend according to the weather people. We'll see if they are correct, as we do not have any right now. Heather and I were talking about heading to a ski resort, Tyrol Basin, that is about 15 min from our house. Apparently the temps have been cold enough for them to continue making snow. So hopefully sometime in the next few weeks we will head there after work for some night skiing/snowboarding.

Found a clip online of an amazing hockey goal scored by Alexander Ovechkin this past Mon. Watch it, it's unbelievable. He's actually on his back with his stick over his head and he still manages to get the shot off. It's a little blurry on the first part, but the slow-motion replays show him maintaining control of the puck when he gets knocked down. Incredible.

Riding has been going pretty well. Trying to mix up riding both outside and on the trainer so that I don't get bored riding inside. I've been reading alot on the trainer. Heather got me the Chronicles of Narnia 7-book series as a present, and I'm on book 5 so far. I like kids books, since they are at my maturity level. :)

I bought a Craftsman circular saw from Sears a few days ago. That will be fun. Now just watch me cut off a few of my fingers.

And I will admit it. I am jealous of Vino's Pugsley. Word around the street is that a certain bike company from Wisconsin will be coming out with a carbon SS frame in the next few years. I saw one floating around the Tech area. It looked cool as hell. No word yet on an adventure frame though.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

These pretzels are making me thirsty.

Not much new to report here. Busy last week at work, as some of my co-workers were gone with on-site installs, so there were just two of us answering calls. Hopefully it settles down here next week.

Heather hasn't heard back from the zoo people yet, they said that they wouldn't start interviewing for awhile, possibly not until mid to late Feb, so still plenty of time.

Can't think of anything else to report, so here is a pic for you all to enjoy:

Saturday, January 07, 2006

New Job??

No, not for me! For Heather! She found out the other day that the Madison zoo (Henry Vilas Zoo) is currently hiring for a zookeeper. Needless to say, she is quite excited. She already has her application all ready to go. It's a really nice zoo, we went there last year with Heather's parents. It's a free zoo as well since it is county owned and the Vilas dude donated all the money to fund it. It is much bigger and has more selection of cool animals than the zoo that she worked at in PA. To top it all off, it has killer wages and benefits. Heather would once again be the primary bread winner in the family! (I think that means that I can start working part-time again...I'm just kidding Joyce) So everyone cross your fingers for Heather!

I had an eye appt this morning. My contact prescription is unchanged once again. It has been the same since I was in 10th or 11th grade. That's neat. It is supposed to be in the 40s next week here in WI. So much for the outdoor hockey season.

I would also like to welcome two new people into the world of blogging. Robb Lunak and Scotty Johnson (Mary's bro). Robb is a 25yr old Aries who loves trains and long walks on the beach. He enjoys the little things in life, like his dog. Scotty is a Pittsburgh sports fan and part of the amazing Johnson clan. He enjoys throwing up out of vans while wearing his Sunday best.

A big congrats goes out to Justin (Foxy!!) and Sara who announced their engagement a few days ago! First Greg, then Dave, then Fox. Who's next? Probably Squez. ;)

Good luck to all the people trying to get new jobs right now as well. Heather with her zoo job. Brooks with his paramedic job in CO. Greg with his pilot job in Fargo. If you vote for Pedro If you get them, your wildest dreams will come true. :)

Talk to you all later.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

The Year of the Cat

Well alright, so I don't actually know if it is the Year of the Cat, but maybe it is and we can all listen to the Al Stewart classic together in harmony.

Not much new here. Heather and I had a relaxing New Year's Eve at home, away from the hustle and bustle of the Madison nightlife. Was sad watching Dick Clark, he has really gone downhill since his stroke... It is still unseasonably warm here (highs in the upper 30s), which really sucks for hockey. Hopefully it cools down soon.

I had a physical last week; being that I am now insured, I might as well take advantage. The nurse put out some SurgiLube and a glove, and I was very worried that I was going to have a 'backdoor' exam, but fortunately for me, the doctor didn't go that route. Although I did have to do the whole 'look left and cough' routine. :) I also had him check out a mole on my back (he said it was an ABC mole for you medically knowledgable types). He said it wasn't cancerous, but he advised me to have it taken off anyway, so later on this month he is going to do that. Fun times. He was also amazed at the size of my tonsils. ;)

In the next couple of weeks I also have a dentist and an eye appt. Taking care of all of them in one month to get it over with.

In other news, I will have been with Trek for 3 months on Jan 10th. Which means one thing....I will soon be able to order bikes/frames! Looks like the 9.9's will be available mid-month, so perhaps that will be my first purchase.