February 27, 2007

Some Highlights

Instead of driving myself crazy making a whole team highlight video in one fell swoop, I'm taking the piecemeal approach and doing individual videos that can then be sliced and diced into a whole team version at a later date. Here's the first one

February 25, 2007

It Had to be You

I was scanning the radio, and "It Had to be You" came on. Of course, I can't hear that song without thinking of the following

What did you do to her?
We just gave her a dress.
Yeah, and a lot of liquor.
Come on Marla, let's go.
But I'm singing to Nelson. Ain't I, baby?
You sure are.

February 23, 2007

February 21, 2007

February 20, 2007

Barry Zito and Wrestling

Yes, that Barry Zito; the one who just signed with the Giants. Apparently, he's developed an interest in wrestling, and I'm glad to see the sport portrayed in such a positive light. Read about it here.

February 19, 2007

quality test

Look at these two videos for a few seconds and let me know which one looks better to you. I uploaded the same video to two different sites and I'm contemplating a switch for my Wheaton College videos next season unless YouTube's quality improves.



February 16, 2007


Anna Nicole Smith has been the top story on CNN Headline News all week long. Yesterday, they led with that, then reluctantly switched to a story about a plane that was currently having trouble getting it landing gear down and was circling the airport trying to figure out what to do. You know who isn't talking about this non-story in the Bahamas? The Daily Show and Colbert Report. The fake news isn't supposed to be more responsible than the real news!

February 13, 2007

Lentil Soup

This recipe is very delicious...and very good for you.

February 10, 2007

CCIW Championships

Wheaton placed third today out of five teams in the CCIW Championships. Last year, we placed last, so this is a serious improvement. Also, head coach Seth Norton was named CCIW coach of the year, no doubt due the the recent improvement of the team. We had two champs, a 2nd, and three 3rd place finishes. Next week is the Great Lakes Regional, and two weeks following is the NCAA Championships hosted by Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.

February 6, 2007

Practice Today

I was in charge at practice today with the head coach having other obligations, so at one point, I decided to play a little game. In the last minute of live wrestling, I told the team that whoever got the most takedowns could sit out the following minute. After the first group went, the record was 2. The next group, including me, went out to wrestle. I scored three takedowns in about 50 seconds on our 165 pound wrestler, figuring that would win me the contest, and then I could make them all do the next minute (ha ha ha). Then, I find out another wrestler got three takedowns as well. I think his opponent gamed the system and let him get that last one, but what really matters is that I should have wrestled that last 10 seconds.

February 5, 2007

To the Bone

It is Vermont-level cold out there, and has been for the last week or so. Our apartment leaks like a grand jury, and the heater in this building isn't quite up to snuff, so it's been pretty darn frigid in this apartment. It was 58 inside today when I woke up, and the heat is set as high as it goes.

To the rescue today is a space heater that was going unused in the church office. Now we will be warm and perhaps we can avoid the icy (ha!) glares from the cat as she demands to know why we make her freeze so.