Wednesday, October 14, 2009

UT vs. Colorado

This is video of Texas getting a field goal blocked by Colorado. Texas always likes to do things the hard way.

On October 10, 2009 my dad and I witnessed the then #2 Texas Longhorns defeat the unranked, awful, Dan Hawkins led Colorado Buffaloes. The Longhorns sure like to have slow starts that's for sure! The good things about the evening were...

1.) My dad and I attended our first UT football game together as adults.
2.) Receiver/ Punt Returner Jordan Shipley was amazing to watch!
3.) I ate nacho's w/ jalapeno's and I didn't even cry.
4.) Former BSU coach Dan Hawkins was given the loss he deserves and we even watched him bench his own quarterback kid Cody Hawkins. I was so happy!

The Bad things were...
1.) Watching a non existent running game for Texas.
2.) Colt McCoy SUCKED! I don't care who you are! That kid should not be in the Heisman voting.
3.) Some rude fans that we first sat next to. My dad could have put the man in the hospital w/ one punch...but he didn't. Good job at not "Hulking" out dad.

Anyways the stadium was awesome and it was good to see them win. I would have hated to see what the fans would have done to Coach Mack Brown if they had lost. Probably re sign him to a 20 year contract extension.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My Christmas Wish...The "Breakin" Soundtrack.

My sister will hate this post but I know Kevin Fairhurst will love it. I can't believe Courtney Fielding has never heard of this movie!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Ben the Live Oak Indian. Sorry if any Indians were offended.

Well Ben is finally able to go to kindergarten and I'm about a week and a half late at posting these pics. He's really had an easy time adjusting to his new schedule which does not include the Nintendo DS.
So far his favorite class is lunch. I work right next door to him and sometimes I catch glimpses of him playing at recess or running around in P.E. He always looks like he's enjoying himself. After school Calie and I ask him what he did that day and usually he says, "I don't know. Um, nothing."
With answers like that we feel that he's ready for highschool.

Ben is already thinking of ways to go see the nurse.

I get dizzy when I look at this picture. It's a good thing Ben doesn't have ADD.

Monday, September 7, 2009

New Art on the art blog!!!

Well I finally have the scanner working again. Go check it out and help my self- esteem while your at it. Thank you.

Friday, September 4, 2009


Yes, let it be known that I enjoy watching the "Broadway" musical. A fact that my father refuses to accept. I have many favorites. Luckily my wife also enjoys them and accepts me for who I am. On Thursday August 20 we were able to see Wicked as it came to the Bass Concert Hall. I have to thank my family because they have provided us with so many opportunities to do so many things that we might not have done. I guess what I'm saying is that they paid for it. Thank you. We really enjoyed ourselves and thought the production was really impressive. If it ever comes again I'm sure I will be selling my plasma to see it. Oh, and I still LOVE football.

ummmm....don't ask. And don't tell my dad.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

San Antonio Temple

On August 8, 2009 my mother was kind enough to drive Calie , Ben , and I to the San Antonio Temple. In Ben's primary class he was challenged to make a trip to the temple before the end of August. Mission accomplished! And you can't really tell by the pictures alone but it was HOT! I'm not in any of the pictures because nobody wants to see a hairy guy sweating all over the place.

Ben standing by the cornerstone. I had to bribe Ben to stand there just for a few seconds because he was convinced that he would be attacked by fire ants at any moment.

Ben looking tense because of the few bee's that are buzzing by him. I guess you already guessed that he's not a fan of insects.

Calie and Ben standing in the 90 degree shade. Ben was tired and it showed. Ah memories.

Aside from the heat it was a really nice trip. The temple is one of the smaller ones but it is very beautiful. We did happen to catch a wedding also while we were out there and all I could think about was the poor groom sweating. We ended the trip by visiting the church bookstore and of course the Great Harvest Bread store conveniently placed right next to it.

Monday, July 20, 2009


I'm lazy. What else can I say? So the next few posts are going to be about things that I should have documented months ago.

So for starters I will tell you about a very memorable concert experience I had back in April. Tuesday April 21, 2009 to be exact. My day started out like any other. I was barely on time for work and I had skipped breakfast. I am a Special Ed. teacher so my day is filled with teaching life skills, dodging thrown objects, hugs, dodging thrown objects, making popcorn, dodging thrown objects, drawing pictures, and of course dodging thrown objects.

So of all the days to have some delayed reflexes this was the one. One of my students was in a bad mood and clocked me right in the right eye with a kitchen timer from approximately 5 ft. away. I never saw it coming. I didn't even know that the student was holding it to begin with. He has big hands!

After I'm hit all I can think of is"Tonight is Ladytron! I must SEE Ladytron!" Never mind any of the really important stuff one has to be able to do with sight. look at my family.
Anyways after an hour of filling out paperwork, seeing the school nurse (it felt cool to cut in line), and filling out more paper work I was able to return back to work...paranoid.

But I was able to make it to the concert along with my brother in law, Aaron. Ladytron was awesome just as I had expected. After the show I was able to grab a set list that was nearly stolen by some pale thin girl with heavy black eyeliner. She was strong!

Then they announced that the band would be hanging out at a club called the Beauty Bar. I was ready to call it a night but Aaron thought we should try to meet them so we went. The only thing was it was a 21 and older club so Aaron had to wait out side while I attempted to find Ladytron's four members. He was cool with it but it was kind of funny to look outside every once in a while and see him standing on the other side of the gate by himself or with the occasional scary looking homeless person.

It was worth the 2 hour wait. I was able to meet and get the autographs of three of the four members and i was a little thrown off because of how nice they were. They were so easy to talk to that I didn't know what to say. I started feeling awkward thinking to myself, "Hey, shouldn't you be a little more "Rockstar" distant to your fans?"

I felt like I could have invited them over for Sunday dinner and they would have accepted. For that I will always be fans of this group and you should too. They are nice folks.

These guys actully smile from time to time.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

I'm Still Alive!

Don't worry folks. I'm not dead yet and new posts are on the way. We have been up to our eyeballs in work, moving, school, children and other people's children. So be on the lookout for these and other exciting titles..."Mike meets Ladytron", Ben vs. the Haircut", and "Santa conquers the Martians".

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Well folks as many of you already know we have moved back to Austin or Round Rock to be exact. I have accepted a job back at Deerpark Middle School where I worked back in '03 and '04. Now I haven't completed my schooling just yet but Calie and I plan to enroll somewhere down here. I'm hoping for UT! Anyways we still are missing Boise and I can't believe at how attached I was getting to the area and the people. I actually miss the BSU campus. We left behind family and a lot of friends that we miss very much but we are looking forward to this new year.

When we came down here on break Calie and I went to Wal- Mart to buy candy (again) and low and behold Duane Thomas was there signing autographs for charity! I almost crapped my pants I was so excited! Who's Duane Thomas you might ask? Well he was the NFL Rookie of the year in 1970 and helped the Cowboys defeat the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VI. He was really nice and easy to talk to.

I've also eaten my body weight in Whataburger.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I have a confession. I love bad movies. I love crappy movies. I love cheesy movies. I love ridiculous movies. If it won an Academy Award I won't watch it.I don't know why but I won't.

My wife's suggestion that we subscribe to NETFLIX is finally paying off. Good for me, bad for her. Because now I don't have to dream about watching Breakin'...I can watch it forever, twice a day!

This movie is awesome...if you can ignore the tight pants and leotards on the men in some of the scenes. You gotta remember it was the 80's. And you might want to close your eyes during the dance scenes that have "awkward man crotch" shots in them. Other than that it's great because of the break dancing! It even has a young Ice- T in it rapping like I did when I was in 3rd grade. You know, trying to force words together/ off beat rapping.

But here is a taste of what you will see...if your bored and can't think of anything good to watch. And the acting is better than what you saw in Twilight you jive turkey!