Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Take Me Home, Country Roads

If I had to describe beauty, I'd play this song.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Don't Close Your Eyes

Timeless classic...

Friday, October 17, 2008

Olbermann Speaks Out

Increasingly violent rhetoric from the McCain campaign inspired this comment by Kieth Olbermann.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

2008 Presidential Election Summary


Yep, that pretty well sums things up. I don't know how the choice could be made any clearer.

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Monday, October 06, 2008

Parkside Cross Country

Alex and Nick pose with their Cross Country Team after an away meet.
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That really large trophy is for 1st place overall, the other four are 1st and 2nd place trophies for 4 other categories. Basically, they did very well.

Friday, September 26, 2008

November Rain

Take it away slash...

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Bittersweet Symphony

Great song with a dark outlook on life. I used to adhere to this type of thinking, but bringing kids into the world has a way of changing your outlook. Now it's just a neat sounding song that brings back memories of a former self. Enjoy!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Back at Ya, John!

I've really tried to avoid going political with this blog, but seeing how John McCain has taken the low road with his Obama is a celebrity in the likeness of Paris Hilton and Britney Spears ad...

I was pleased to see that Obama's campaign has struck back. Take that John!

Paris Hilton also responded to the ad, and it's brilliant. Take that too, John!

When a "celebrity" like Paris Hilton can out gun the Republican contender for President intellectualy, what does that say about the state of the Republican party?


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Unicorn in the Garden

An old classic that still makes me smile.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Friday, March 14, 2008

Sunday, February 10, 2008

A Night with the AVP

The AVP stopped in Bloomington on their 2008 Hot Winter Nights Tour, and we were there to watch the action.

Here Michele is posing with 6' 3" Kerri Walsh who currently ranks second in all-time wins.


Michele poses with Holly McPeak who took the women's title at the night's event.


Here is Michele posing with Angie Akers who finished second.


We had a great time, we really loved it that the athletes were so accessible. Michele's already in the planning stage to catch them in Chicago this spring.

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Prairieland Powerbots

Up to now I haven't blogged much about this year's robotics. I plan to post a bunch of photos and talk about the season when I get a chance, it's just a very busy time right now. This photo was taken at the Regional Tournament in Peoria.

For a preview, I do have some photos uploaded at Shutterfly, feel free to check em' out.
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Friday, January 25, 2008



Last night it was Parkside vs Tremont, and the final match of the evening featured our one and only Alex who came out on top. He fought like a champion.
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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

School Board Presentation

Today, the Prairieland Powerbots robotics team stood before the Unit 5 school board to present their findings from an energy audit they conducted at their school. The presentation and audit completed two requirements for this year's F.I.R.S.T. Lego League Robotics Challenge. This was the Powerbot's 3rd presentation to "members of the community", and they were awesome.

This weekend we will be going to Chicago for the State competition, after finishing 4th in the Regional competition in December. I'll be posting pictures when I get a chance, it's been a very busy last couple of months.
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Sunday, January 13, 2008