Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

Just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas before we head out to the land of no internet (West Virginia). Merry Christmas everybody!!!!!

Friday, December 21, 2007


Bush signs foreclosure relief measure into law

WASHINGTON - President Bush on Thursday signed a measure to provide financial relief for financially strapped homeowners facing foreclosure or bankruptcy.

The bill gives a tax break to homeowners who have mortgage debt forgiven as part of a foreclosure or renegotiation of a loan. No taxes would be owed on the value of any debt forgiven or written off. Currently such debt forgiveness is taxable income.

For those who are not aware, Jessica and I had to negotiate a forgiven debt in order to sell our home. Well, we have been scraping and checking under the cushions in the couch to save up for the taxes that would have been owed for this forgiven debt. Well, my accountant is currently checking, but it looks like we may have just caught a break. Hopefully this new bill applies to us!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Just some pictures

We haven't posted any pictures in a while. I'm taking a sick morning this morning (doctor's appointment) so I've got some extra time to post some pics. Here are just a few...

Well this is what I posted five minutes ago. But for some reason, Blogger is not uploading any of our pictures. Really frustrating and this is probably why Jessica hasn't posted in a while. Facebook takes like two seconds to upload pictures, but Blogger is a pain in the I'll have to post those pictures later. They were really nice...sorry you won't get to enjoy them today.

Jeremy's Power Rankings

Here's a quick look at the power rankings. The Steelers fell off with an awful loss to the Pats, while the Seahawks are slowly moving back up the rankings.

Number Five - Seattle Seahawks. I told you early on in the season that they would quietly win their division and make the playoffs. One of the few predictions I got right.

Number Four - Indianapolis Colts. Their offense looked bored Sunday...but then again the Ravens looked tired.

Number Three - Green Bay Packers. Looks like Favre is OK.

Number Two - Dallas Cowboys. Romo looked like a seasoned Veteran Sunday with that comeback win. Very well done.

Number One - NE Pats. Why is it every week they have a chip on their shoulder like the world is out to get them? Don't cheat and stop running up the score and maybe you can win some friends back :-). They'll win this week, but watch out next week...cause Miami will surprise everyone winning in Boston. Just'll see.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Thursday's Video of the Day

This one is for Jessica. She's feeling sick and it will make her smile to see and hear her favorite Christmas song :-). I love you Jess!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Jeremy's Power Rankings

We just had a great weekend at Dollywood. Hopefully we can get some pics on here tonight. Last week was CRAZY...without a hopefully this week will slow down and we can post more! Onto the rankings...

Number Five - Pittsburg Steelers. The Steelers moved back into five with a win against an uninspired, lazy, undisciplined Cincy team...but they are the only 9 win team in the they switch with the Jags who lost against...

Number Four - Indianapolis Colts. Starting to get healthy and their offense is starting to click again. Watch out!

Number Three - Green Bay Packers. Everyone knew they were the second best team in the NFC. Its too bad Favre got knocked out so early, but probably his injury kept the Packers from getting demolished. Sorry about the early bandwagon pick for Favre...I guess I just don't want Brady to get it :-)

Number Two - Cowboys. TO is leading the league in reception yards. He's happy and playing well.

Number One - NE Pats. They can lose tonight and I still would keep them here. They have nothing to win for and they have proved in 11 games that they are by far the best team in the NFL. The only hope for the rest of the sorry AFC is that they become lazy and content and rust up before the playoffs.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Jeremy's Power Rankings

Number Five - Very difficult this week, because there are two 8 win teams and one will hopefully lose this week and the other hasn't looked very convincing the past couple weeks. So I'm going with Jacksonville. They're on a good winning streak right now, while Pittsburg hasn't looked GREAT the past couple weeks. What a boring game last night! HA!

Number Four - Indy Colts. Manning really needed a good game going into the Jacksonville game...and he got it!

Number Three - Green Bay Packers. If they win this week's game, they should just give the MVP to Brett Favre. He has been lights out!

Number Two - Dallas Cowboys. Still has an edge over Green Bay and they'll be tested at home this week.

Number One - NE Pats. Close game this week. It seems they struggle the most against offenses that feature the running back. Look back at their game against the Colts. Addai did the heavy lifting, until the fourth quarter when NE finally shut him down. Philly is useless without Westbrook and gained a lot of 3rd down conversions because of him. Chances are the Ravens won't figure this out and NE will be 12-0. The real question is, how motivated will they be to become that they are a lock for the playoffs?

On a side note, Cincy and San Diego showed just how good they are this week. Why are both teams underachieving? Neither teams can really blame injuries. They both are stacked with talent. My guess is motivation and discipline and both fall in the laps of their coaches. Maybe its time to rethink Lewis and Turner. That's my thought for the week. Man I love football!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

For our 300th post we want to wish everyone a happy thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Pictures from Halloween

Its taken us long enough...but here are some pics from Halloween!

Jessica made some really cool cupcakes!

Someone dressed their dog up like a hotdog. How cool is that?

Halloween Twister.

These two guys in our bible study built this castle and a train that goes around it. Then the kids shot at the targets to get points and candy. Pretty cool! I think the adults enjoyed it more then the kids :-)

Monday, November 19, 2007

Jeremy's Power Rankings

Bill Cower put Ben RothlessICANTSPELLHISLASTNAMEburger ahead of Brett Favre and Tony Romo in his list of the top QB's right now. Seriously? His top three were Brady, Manning, and Ben. It should have been Brady, Romo, and Favre. Check their stats and you'll see three things. They limit their mistakes, they carry their team, and they have a flippin awesome offensive line. Yesterday, I watched as my favorite QB looked like he had the talent of Alex Smith as his beat up offensive line continually allowed Manning to be pressured. Teams cannot say enough about the need for a strong offensive line. Big Ben is good not because he has extrodinary talent, but because he limits his mistakes and has a good offensive line. The biased Bill Cower made a crucial mistake of jumping on a bandwagon too soon (as I did with the Detroit Lions a couple weeks ago). Big Ben looked very average yesterday, as Romo and Favre shown as they have consistently done all year long. Anyways, that's my rant about a horrible piece that CBS put together. On to my rankings.

Number Five - NY Giants. Passed Pittsburg this week by beating a very good team and continuing their winning streak.

Number Four - Indy Colts. The only 8-2 team. Although they looked pretty bad yesterday offensively, defensively they continue to shine. 10 points allowed is pretty good, especially compared to last year at this time.

Number Three - Green Bay Packers. What happened to the AFC? Three teams in the top fine this week from the NFC and all very good.

Number Two - Dallas Cowboys. Squeaked out a win yesterday. They have a "turnover" style defense this year. The Bengals had it that one year they did well. As long as they cause turnovers, they win. Their problem this year was when they played the Pats who don't turn the ball over.

Number One - NE Patriots. Hopefully, for me that is, they follow suit with San Diego and Indy and fizzle out before the playoffs hit. That's basically the only chance that anyone is going to beat them.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Thursday's Video of the Day

This is for Jessica who made fun of love of Christian Rap. :-)

Monday, November 12, 2007

Jeremy's Power Rankings

Another emotional loss this week on a team that is already physically beat up. I hope the Colts can come back this week against the Chiefs at home. I'm also upset that Detroit loss. I jumped on that bandwagon too soon :-). -13 yards rushing? Come on, what was I thinking putting them in the top five?

Number Five - Pittsburg Steelers. Big Ben looked really good yesterday and the week before. Can he keep it up and challenge the Colts and the Pats in the end?

Number Four - Indianapolis Colts. Big loss last night. The best QB and the best Kicker in the league let the team down. However, the defense held the Chargers to 0 points in the second half and only 10 points all game. AND they contained LT. Job well done (on the road mind you) on their part.

Number Three - Green Bay Packers. Favre is on steroids. Is he really 60 years old? Seriously, he looks great! Who needs a running game?

Number Two - Dallas Cowboys. Big win last night against the Giants. So far, they look like the favorite out of the NFC.

Number One - Pats. WOW did you see that win last week against the BYE. Brady, Moss, Vrabel...need I say more!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Thursday's Video of the Day

Family Force Five for Katelyn who is no longer with us on Blogger :-(

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Secret Sound

Those of you who know me know that in the past year and a half I've won two radio contests. The first being "Guess What's In Holly's Purse", I won a Blockbuster gift card. The second being "The Prize Pyramid Game", I won four CDs. I also won two radio contests when I was in junior high and high school. Now I am on a mission to win the Secret Sound...for those of you non Knoxvillians here is the run down: The radio plays a snippet of a random sound, you have to call in and guess what it is. The prize starts at $1,000 and for every wrong guess they throw in another $100. The prize is now up to $10,600!! The radio station even helps everyone out and posts the incorrect guesses on the website. Here's the deal...I KNOW THE DANG ANSWER!!!! I can't tell you what it is b/c then I would have to kill you. Without a shadow of a doubt I know what this thing is but I can't get in!! They give you a chance every two hours so I am religioulsy listening to be able to call in. However, I can't because the phone lines are jammed w/idiots who are too lazy to get on the website and see the answers. There have been 74 incorrect guesses, doesn't it make sense to check what's been guessed before you call in and give an answer that is stupid to begin with and has already been guessed!!! O.K. I'm done ranting, just FYI if you are from Knoxville and are trying to win the secret sound check the website! But on the other hand, the more stupid people that don't check, the more the pot goes up for me when I win. If you want to see the incorrect guesses go to

Jeremy's Power Rankings

Here's this week's power rankings...I'm still mourning the Colts loss...

Number Five - I wasn't sure if I should put the Giants or the Steelers, because they both are looking good...but I'm going to jump on the Detroit band wagon this week and say the Lions! I'm drinking me some Kitna Kool-Aid.

Number Four - Green Bay Packers. I can't see me predicting that this far into the season the Lions and the Packers would be in my top five power rankings! What is wrong with this world!

Number Three - Dallas Cowboys. Still the best team in the NFC. I'm starting to man-crush Romo...forgive me Jessica.

Number Two - The "I can't play four full quarters at home" Colts. Enough said. I'm still upset.

Number One - NE Patriots. Besides being a cheater, Belichek did a great job adjusting and stopping the run in the second half. Very well done Pats...good job.

On that note, NY Daily News reports that Don Shula (of the undefeated '72 Dolphins) expressed that if the Pats go on and stay unbeaten they could put an asterick next to the record like they are talking about doing to Bonds. Interesting. Bonds...never found guilty of cheating...Pats...250k fine and loss of 1st round draft pick for cheating. Hmm.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Thursday's Video of the Day

How did I not find this earlier? Here's the original...

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Jeremy's Power Rankings

We'll count down from our number five this week to our number one!

5. Green Bay Packers - HEART. A recipe for their success this year. That and Favre is finishing this season as one of the toughest and best QB of all time.

4. Dallas Cowboys - Bye they are still good.

3. NE Pats - Um, I'm nervous about Sunday vs. Colts.

2. Indy Colts - 12 wins in a row and still one of the best defenses in the league. BIG test next week.

1. Boston Red Sox - Ok, I admit I cared more about the World Series this weekend then football. That's a first!

Have a great week!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Thursday's Video of the Day

Anybody plan on voting for Colbert in 08?

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Jeremy's Power Rankings

A great weekend of football and not much changing on my rankings.

1. Indianapolis Colts - FACT: Indy is 2nd in defensive yards per game. FACT: Indy is 4th in defensive points allowed. FACT: Indy is 1st in defensive passing yards per game. FACT: Indy is second in offensive yards per game and 3rd in offensive points per game. FACT: Indy is also undefeated. They lead the pack in defense and offense, and yet NE is the one who is going to go undefeated? Stop your man-crush on Brady ESPN! NE has the hottest Offense right now, but Indy has the best TEAM.

2. NE Patriots - The best offense by far in the game. Looks like he'll probably break some records this year. This week they go against a very tough and steady defense. Let's see how they hold up against Washington. Better yet, let's see how they fair the following week against the defending world champions at home! Can anyone tell I'm a Colts fan? :-)

3. Dallas - Still one of the best offenses in the game and leads the pack in defensive turnovers. Tony Romo looks like he's headed to Hawaii again!

4. Green Bay Packers - I really like this team. Let's see how they respond out of their bye week.

5. NY Giants - Hottest team in the NFC right now.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Nashville is a fun place...

Jeremy and I had a great time in Nashville. We only got to spend one night but we still had a great time. We stayed with Jason and Deanna who are on vacation so we got to experience Esther's first vacay! On Fri. we ate at Bucca Di Beppos which was basically a lot of good Itallian food. On Sat. we visited the Opryland Hotel and then went shopping at Opry Mills Mall. We ate at Rainforest Cafe before we left which was very fun. The entire inside really does look like a rainforest complete w/moving animals! Here are the pics... This is Jeremy and I at Bucca. Yummy Yumy!
This is at the Opryland Hotel. All of this is actually inside even though it looks like it's outside. They have a boat that rides down the canal. It's very cool!
Esther wasn't too sure what to think of the elephant at Rainforest Cafe.
This is a snake tucked in the wall of the restaurant. There were lots of butterflies and different things like this everywhere you look.
This is the sign at the entrance. If you ever get a chance to visit on of these you should go!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Nashville, HERE WE COME!

Jessica and I are taking a quick trip to Nashville this weekend with some friends. Should be a blast! We're eating, shopping, sleeping, shopping, eating, and then heading back to Knoxville. We'll take some pics and post them later. Have a great weekend everybody!!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Monday, October 15, 2007

Foothills Fall Festival

We went to Foothills Fall Festival this weekend. It was very fun! We all know that Jeremy hates concerts so for three straight days of them he did o.k. The line up included REO Speedwagon, Bucky Covington, Jamie O'Neal, Trent Tomlinson, Big and Rich, Little Texas, Kellie Pickler, and Sara Evans. Kellie Pickler and Sara Evans were my favorites. I'm not normally a Kelly fan but she was really cute and genuine. Don't listen to what Jeremy said about her. A lot of the concert pics didn't turn out so here are a few that did. This Esther rockin out to REO Speedwagon at her very first concert!
At what age is pleather pants inappropriate on musicians?
We played Spades during Bucky Covington, nuff said. This is Tim getting into the moment during Trent Tomlinson - who was my least favorite. I think he thinks that the K-Fed image is coolThis is Big and Rich on the jumbo-tron. They were good - somewhat inappropriate at times, I think that Big was high. But it was still entertaining.

My Friend Vince...

O.K. Folks, Here is the much requested story of how me and Vince Vaughn are practically B.F.F. Last week I had dinner w/some friends from work at Downtown Grill and Brewery in K-Town. We were sitting at the outside patio. When I got there I heard that I had just missed Vince Vaughn by 10 min. He had eaten there and was in town for a premiere of The Wild West Comedy Tour at a brand new movie theater down the street. So I was a little bummed that I missed him but excited about eating at the same place he did. So as we were sitting there a woman came by w/a press badge and yellow wrist bands. She asked our table if we wanted to go to the movie premiere! So we said said sure. We walked into the theater and the guy at the front said that Vince had come through the back and was going to be speaking. Now call us all crazy but none of the girls I was with wanted to stay for the movie! So we walked into the theater and were talking to the staff about if he was speaking before or after the movie. If it was before we were going to stay for that and then leave. As all of this was being decided I heard an unmistakable voice whiz by and dun-dun-dun-dun it was Vince Vaughn!! So I stood there stunned and then he turned back around and walked through our circle. His jacket brushed my arm and he said (here it is verbatim Justin) "Excuse us, Excuse us" and we watched him take his seat. So that was enough to satisfy us and we left. Stupid, I know. He wasn't speaking until after the movie anway. He looked very professional, he was in a suit and looked more put together than he does in the movies. He is very, very tall and was very polite. So, there you have it - what famous person did I run into??? IDK my BFF Vince.

Family Camp!

O.K. I know this post is a little late, but better late than never. Family Camp was so much fun and I am so glad I got the opportunity to go. I feel so blessed to have life long friends in Indiana! Here is Alan. Oh my gosh he is so cute!

Amberlee and Justin - I'm not really sure what's happening in this picture. I just thought it was funny.
Me and Bethany. She makes me so happy!
What time is it??? Jailbreak time of course!

Jeremy's Power Rankings...but not really...

Ok, the picture of Kelly Pickler has nothing to do with my rankings this week. The rankings are the same and I'm too lazy to retype them. However, I thought I would take a moment to give my impressions on a fun weekend before Jessica gets a chance to :-)

We went to the Foothills Fall Festival this weekend. Something like 15,000 people cramped in the small town of Maryville, TN. There were some good bands like, REO Speedwagon (Yes, the same band that started in the 70's). They were really good and put on a good show even though the lead singer is like 85. HA! The next couple days we saw a bunch more bands. I'll highlight a few...Bucky Covington was better then I thought he would be...not nearly as annoying and bad as his days on American Idol...very southern rockish. Jamie O'Neal did a good job. Trent Tomlinson is gay...very very gay. Cowboy Troy was embarrassing. Big and Rich were innappropriate in a many different ways, but they put on a great high energy concert. Little Texas was great. Kelly Pickler was incredibly annoying, but she sings very well. When addressing the crowd she sounded like a high school girl in the mall on her cell phone...but she was talking to us...I almost shot myself in the face. Sara Evans closed out the event with some great songs.

Funny story...I was getting some food for Jess and I while Little Texas was performing Sunday and I had to eat my Gyro real fast so that I could free up my extra hand to pay for some popcorn and while shoving this in my face, and grease and ranch dressing falling down my arm, Kelly Pickler walked by and said hello to her fans that were standing next to me. I just bowed my head and pretended not to embarrassing. Not an impression I want to leave with someone famous. Maybe someday here in the next week or so Jessica will tell you all about her experience running into Vince Vaughn...

Have a great week and hopefully we'll get some photos on here soon.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Jeremy's Power Rankings

Here's this week's power rankings...

1. Indianapolis Colts - Looked great against a very good team and missing 5 starters.

2. NE Patriots - Looked good against a mediocre team and they got their cheater back (Rodney Harrison). What makes me hate this team so much. Ironically, they are playing a team next week that I hated while growing up.

3. Dallas Cowboys - Good news...they are still perfect. Bad news...they are playing the Patriots next week. A big opportunity to show that they are legit.

4. Pittsburg Steelers - I don't understand this team. They go up against Cleveland and get slaughtered...then play a very good Seattle team and slaughter them. I just can't figure them out.

5. Green Bay - Just missed staying perfect. Still the second best team in the NFC right now.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

WARNING: This post contains adult content!

Let me set the scene for you. This morning at approximately 9am, I (Jeremy) was in Walmart shopping for some allergy meds. An older man (probably in his 60's) walks up to me like he's going to say something...

Old Creepy Man: The word of the day is spread.

Jeremy: What?

Old Creepy Man: The word of the day is spread.

Jeremy: Um...Ok.

Old Creepy Man: So, it's time for you to spread your legs...HAHAHAHAHA! (Creepy laugh)

(Jeremy forces an awkward chuckle and then exits quickly feeling very dirty.)

Thought I would share my sexual harrassment experience with you. Hope you enjoyed. Now I'm going to go take a shower and cry.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


Jessica and I went hiking and camping this weekend. Here are a few pictures from our adventure.

We had to raise our packs up high to keep them from the bears.

This is the beginning of the hike. Beautiful!

This is the pack I carried.

Jessica enjoyed her MRE...noodles and chicken.


So, Jessica didn't sleep at all that night. It's a small tent and my snoring is awful!

Jeremy's Power Rankings

Here is this week's power rankings...

1. Indianapolis Colts - I was tempted to move them down this week because of how impressive NE has been, but I'll explain next. I was very impressed at how the defense adjusted Sunday. They gave up over 100 yards rushing in the first quarter alone. But, they didn't give up and adjusted their game plan and stopped Denver through the rest of the game. Impressive.

2. NE Patriots - Another impressive win last night. They have a very dominant team, but they haven't played anyone yet. But, Jeremy, they played Chicago and San Diego. Yes they did and both teams are really struggling this year with only one win a piece. In fact, all of NE's opponents are 1-3. I would suggest that both Chicago and San Diego were over-rated going into the season and until they beat a hot Dallas team in two weeks or Indy loses, they aren't moving anywhere.

3. Dallas Cowboys - Tony Romo has been very impressive this year and I'm glad he's on my fantasy team. In fact, he and Brady have carried my team so far! Let's see how they do when they face NE in two weeks.

4. Green Bay Packers- The Surprise team this year. I don't know how far they will go without a running game, but I'm impressed so far.

5. Seattle Seahawks - Like I said earlier this season, they will quietly win their division and make it to the playoffs in a very weak NFC.

Monday, October 01, 2007

I love this CD

I just got this new CD and I LOVE it! The guy's name is Amos Lee and he is fantastic - he has a very soulful bluesish kinda sound. He has a couple of CDs out but I think the best is his first self-titled debut CD. If you like that kind of stuff you should definately check it out!

Thursday, September 27, 2007


I did not see the last minute of my favorite show because Jessica is addicted to TIVO and has TIVOED so many shows that it shut off the Office right at the end to switch to some show she's never seen (Big Shots). So, please, someone talk some sense into this crazy woman I call my wife so she will stop the madness. Actually, I'm going to have the TIVO box reomoved tomorrow and we're moving to basic cable. HA! Eat that TIVO nazi!!!!!

Thursday's Video of the Day

Since we are still celebrating the sell of our house, I have two videos. YEAH! First a little Carman for you Carman fans!

Next, a little David Crowder. Have a great Thursday!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Cincy Trip

Jessica and I are very happy to say we are closing tomorrow on our house! We've been praying so hard for this day for a year now. The closing is at please continue to pray that all goes well. Thanks!

This weekend, I'm taking Jessica back country camping. We'll hike 1.5 miles to our campsite. No bathrooms, no showers, and no campgrounds. Its just us and mother nature. We went yesterday to Bass Pro Shop and bought some supplies. I needed a camping stove, some dried food (MRE's), and some other stuff to help make this a little easier. I got Jess a camel pack. It's a 1.5 liter pack with a small hose so that Jess can drink water while she hikes without pulling out her water bottle. Anyways, I'm pumped and can't wait for this weekend!

That's all for now. Thank you all for your prayers! We are so blessed to have such wonderful friends!

Jeremy's Power Rankings

It's still early in the season and a lot could happen, but here are the 3-0 teams that have shown they deserve to be ranked this week. Of course, there is no change at the top :-)

1. Indianapolis Colts - The defense let their guard down in the second half, but looked very good once again. Still undefeated and the longest winning streak in the NFL.

2. Pats - Their first half may have shown some good teams their weaknesses. They were held to 3 points! But, they won convincingly once again securing their perfect 3-0 start.

3. Dallas Cowboys - Looked very good against a struggling Bears team.

4. Pittsburg Steelers - Some convincing wins over some not so great opponents. I'll be convinced when they play some divisional teams and win. Next week? Arizona...probably will go 4-0 and stay in my top five. I think they are successfull because they have gone back to what they do the ball and tighten the defense.

5. Green Bay Packers - Did not expect to have them in my top five this year. Could they win the NFC this year? Their defense looks pretty good and Favre looks great...but let's see how they respond when teams start daring them to run the ball.

It's that time of year again....

It's my favorite time of year....T.V. premieres!!!!! Jeremy makes fun of me and thinks it's really dumb but I love the start of all the T.V. shows. I have a lot of favorites returning and some new ones that look very intriguing. My list is pretty long so I may have to make some cuts when it gets down to the wire. Since I have DVR I can usually catch up on the weekends. So, here is my list...General Hospital, GH Night Shift, Grey's Anatomy (the old re-peats on Lifetime), Top Chef, Kitchen Nightmares, Survivor, Wife Swap, Heroes, Journeyman, House, Kid Nation, Big Shots, My Name is Earl, The Office, E.R., Scrubs, and Desperate Housewives. Miraculously, none of them conflicted with each other since I can tape two things at once! I have to say that the two I am most excited about is Heroes and The Office. O.K. feel free to call me a loser and say I have no life. However, DVR actually SAVES me time since I can fast forward the commercials. Man, I love DVR, it's the greatest invention since the lightbulb.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thursday's Video of the Day

Here's a fun video for any KJ-52 fans!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

My Mazda

My friend Doug just posted a note that linked here. Evidently, my car will only hold five 170 pound people at a time. That sucks since the average wait for an adult male is like 185. Great thinking car makers of the world!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Jeremy's Power Rankings

Well, its a typical season. All of the favorites are sucking it up. My top five was shaken pretty hard this week. The Chargers look like they can't score a touchdown to save their lives. The Bengals look like they can't stop a touchdown to save their lives. And the Seahawks just looked plain jane. So, this week I'm doing my power surprises. Indy and the Pats look untouchable, and here are five surprises for the year. By the way, check out espn's rankings this week...they still have the Ravens, Bears, and Chargers in their top 10. On to the surprise 2-0's so far...remember there is a lot of football yet to be played...

1. San Fran 49ers - I was a big fan of the niners until they did Jerry Rice wrong. Then I jumped on the Manning me what you will :-). Anyways, their defense looks good, Gore looks great, and Alex Smith is limiting his mistakes. Basically, they look like a mini-steelers team...

2. Houston Texans - I really didn't think Matt Schaub would make that much of a difference, but he really has done great. I like how they have rebuilt their team...this is the best start they have ever had!

3. Detroit Lions - Jon Kitna is the bomb! Great job Detroit of going from the laughing stock of the NFL to being one predicted this...oh wait! John Kitna did.

4. Pittsburg Steelers - They did nothing to improve their team and have a new coach...this is a big surprise that they are 2-0 and winning in convincing fashion.

5. Green Bay Packers - Their defense has looked great and Brett Favre looks like he lost 5 years. If they only had a good running game...but they are in the they'll probably make the playoffs.

Here's a quick rundown of my power five...1. Indy 2. Pats 3. Dallas 4. Steelers 5. Denver. Probably will change again next week...we'll see...

Saturday, September 15, 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum

Jeremy and I saw The Bourne Ultimatum today and it was really good! I would suggesst that if you have time you should watch the first two just as a refresher. However, Jeremy and I didn't do that and it was still good. It moves really fast and the action was great. Jeremy will be embarrassed that I am even posting this but...last week we saw The Nanny Diaries b/c I read the book and wanted to see it. Well, the book is better in case you were wondering. It's still cute and worth watching when it comes to DVD. I'm in the middle of reading all of the Harry Potter books and now I want to go back and watch all the movies again. So, that is now on list of things to do. Anyways, that's what has been happening in our movie world.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Thursday's Video of the Day

Hey's video is a day early...but I have lots to do tomorrow and probably won't have time. That and I found this on a friend's website and had to post it for everyone to see :-)

Enjoy! I'll warn you, this video is the biggest waste of time, but its funny. Especially if you are like Jess and I and this happens to you on a weekly basis.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Jeremy's Power Rankings

Boy, I am pumped about this year's NFL season! A few changes in this week's rankings. Baltimore fell off the list. Their defense looked tough at first with some big hits, but as the game went on those big hits took a toll on them. Their offense looked old and unimpressive. Cincy however has gone back to their defense that works...cause turnovers and limit big plays. If they can keep that up this year, they'll be set for the playoffs. Dallas also fell off the list, because I felt someone else was deserving of the 5th slot. So, onto the rankings.

1. Indianapolis Colts - Wow, their defense looked great and their offense was just as good as they beat up on a very good Saints team.

2. NE Patriots - Just as expected they are really good. It'll be a good test this week against San Diego. On a related note, what the crap NE? You have a good enough team already...YOU DON'T HAVE TO CHEAT!

3. San Diego Chargers - Creative offense and a great defense. LT does not have to run 200 yards to be effective. Amazing!

4. Cincinnati Bengals - Their offense was relentless and their defense stepped up big. Don't let me down this week against a very poor Browns team.

5. Seattle Seahawks - Quietly will win their division and probably be in the Super Bowl. They looked very good Sunday.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Thursday's Video of the Day

I'm going to be lazy today and just say, "See Monday's post." Great video and worth watching at least 4 times today. :-)

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Pre-Season Power Rankings

Well, Jeremy's weekly power rankings are back. YEAH! This week is basically my prediction of who will do good this year...since we really haven't seen anyone play. Check back here Tuesday for Week 1's rankings!

1. Indianapolis Colts - Anybody surprised?  

2. NE Patriots - Um revamped defense, quality receivers, and a good looking running game. Its going to take injuries to keep the Pats from a 13-14 win season!

3. Baltimore Ravens - Willis McGahee could have been the most under-rated pick-up of the offseason. I can see them winning 13 games again this year.

4. San Diego Chargers - Phillip Rivers is one year older, LT is still in his prime, and Shawn Merriman stopped taking steroids...they should be back in the playoffs this year.

5. Dallas Cowboys - Hopefully I won't stay long on this bandwagon, but Tony Romo seems to have gotten back on the horse, TO is behaving, and the defense looks pretty good. This is a long shot but I'll put them here for now. Let me tell you why...

1. The Bears no longer have a running game. I don't like Benson...and expect him to not be able to handle full time. Grossman sucks. So, no offense to a great defense = a disappointing season.

2. The Saints were a great feel good story last year, but I don't trust their defense enough to put them in my top five...maybe 6 or 7.

3. The Eagles have a QB who is coming back from injury. They are my 6 or 7 pick also.

4. For those Bengals fans out there that think they deserve a top five spot answer me this: What did they do different in the offseason to improve their defense? The answer...nothing. 

Feel free to comment your thoughts on this season or your pre-season picks!

Monday, September 03, 2007


YEAH! I can't wait!

Friday, August 31, 2007

My New Kicks

These are my new Kangaroos shoes. I've wanted a pair for a long time and finally found some on sale. Jeremy makes fun of them relentlessly and says that I can keep change in the change pocket on the side. (For the record, it's NOT a change pocket.) Anyways, they make me happy and they are super comfortable and I just wanted to share my little bit of happiness with the world.

Had to also post this pic!

Check out this spider that was on our front step. It's flippin huge!!!! The thing was as long as my pointer finger. Anybody know what kind of spider it is?

Backcountry Camping

Last weekend I went backcountry camping with the guys in my cell group. Here are the pics!

Here's a picture of the view. It was beautiful!

Davey brought a tarp and a hammock to sleep in. Hard core rugged!

Byron accidently bought a kid tent...and he's over 6 feet tall! HA!

Here's Matt's tent set up.

All the backcountry sites have set up fire rings. Here's where we cooked our food.

Here's Matt and I getting ready to hike. Notice his pack is much bigger then mine. I'm a wimp!

Here's Don after the hike. He was ready for a nap.

Davey was ready for another hike after the 3.7 mile hike up to our campsite!

Here's Don's tent set up.

This is my tent set up. We really had a great time.

Bob, Sheryl, Katelyn, and Amberlee are visiting this weekend. So, we're excited! Hopefully we'll have plent of pics to post next week from their visit. I should probably get to cleaning the house now. Have a great weekend everybody!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Monday, August 27, 2007

Catching up on movies

I caught up on some older movies that I hadn't seen this weekend. On Friday while Jeremy was gone I watched Cinderella Man. It's too bad that the sight of Renee Zelwegger makes Jeremy physically ill because I think he would have enjoyed it. This is a fantastic movie and if you haven't seen it, you really need to. It's not a guy's movie or a girl's movie. I think it appeals to both genders. It shows a tremendous love between the main character and his wife and it also shows how hard this guy had to work to acheive great things. He goes from having everything, to having nothing, to pulling himself up again. Wow - it's fantastic!

On Sunday Jeremy and I watched War of the Worlds. It was great....up until the last fifteen minutes. I think they did a great job of setting up this story line and it was action packed. Then, the end turns very sloppy and lazy. The writers attempted to tie things up but failed to do so successfully. If you haven't seen it, it's worth it for the first hour and forty-five minutes, just bear through the end. Anyways, I had a nice relaxing weekend watching movies. It's been a long time since I've been able to do that.