Friday, May 30, 2008
This will be my first ever conference presentation. We have also submitted to the Sloan-C (International Conference on Online Learning Nov 5-7, in ORLANDO) conference and a work conference as well. I may be presenting a lot late this year!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Picture of the Windsor Tornado from 9news.com
In the picture, that is Highway 34 on the left (the light strips at an angle near the horizon)
At 1 point this storm was about 1 mile wide and was producing golfball and baseball sized hail. They are estimating it as an F2 or F3 at this point.
Any ideas on how to take good lightning pictures??? I tried raising the ISO on the camera pretty high but all I got were blurry pictures.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
The storm chaser car is really that odd looking in person as it is in real life. I'm guessing they are on there way to Nebraska from here. Although we were at the edge of the Severe Thunderstorm Warning tonight.
Ok I admit it I stole the pictures from the Storm Chasers blog and so all the pictures have their copyright.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I guess I'm starting to get a little stressed that stuff is not getting done.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Any recommendations? I was thinking a Canon or Sony and I want 4x optical zoom or more and at least 10 megapixels.
We can still take pictures, but can't review them until we get home.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
We started out with some yummy Queso to go with our chips and salsa.
The drinks are really big there:
Then I had a quesochanga….this is basically a chicken Chimichanga with queso cheese.
Kevin had a steakchanga with green chile on top
My mom also had a steakchanga but she choose the queso sauce
My dad had a burrito with the spicy jalapeño sauce.
Here is the aftermath….we had leftovers because the meals were so big….
No dessert here…because after lunch we headed to the Chocolate Festival
One of the really cool things at the festival were these gorgeous cakes they had
This one is my favorite:
This is a bonsai tree made out of chocolate…I have the feeling I couldn’t keep it alive either….because we would eat it!
And Denise Nickerson….she was Violet Beauregard in the original Willy Wonka film…you remember her, she was the one that was a gum chewer and turned purple from chewing the “dinner” gum, and the blueberry pie.
So it was a good day....we had a great lunch, and lots of yummy cholcolate to sample. Even Kevin said "I think I have just about had my limit of chocolate" For those who know him well, this is saying A LOT!
Friday, May 9, 2008
April will be so proud!
Tonight Kevin and I decided to walk ALL the way to Subway for dinner, all 0.8 miles of it. We shared a Foot Long Subway Club sandwich. Subway has a deal for $5 footlongs, so we basically ate for $5.30. Yum.
Here I am with my sandwich:
And here is Kevin....we took this one for Gregg...
On the way to Subway, we stopped at this little place called Delicious Bakery. It is a small Hispanic bakery. They have some interesting things, and they are very cheap. We decided to try a couple of things. We got a small loaf of bread and two of these dessert empanadas. The one in the middle was supposed to be Apple and the other one is (hopefully) strawberry. We decided to share the apple one....but it wasn't apple....it was something red....we guessed it might be strawberry....not sure :) It was yummy. The bread and the other empanada we haven't tried yet... We also bought some homemade white corn tortiallas, I am going to make chips out of those....stay tuned for pictures of those...
So, we had a short walk, a good dinner and a small dessert. We are set for the night!
April....how did I do?
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Last night we wanted a quick dinner and we wanted to start heading home. So we picked Taco Bell. This the one we went to above....Just for April I wanted to share some pictures....
I had a Bean Burrito.....and it looked just like this:
I Kevin had a Big Bell Box meal and it looked just like this:
Ok the real story is April keeps picking on me to show pictures of our meals out. (I may give her a hard time a little too..... ), and on her blog, she showed me her fish tacos....sigh. I really didn't take the above pictures.....But Kevin did have a Big Bell Box Meal...and I had a bean burrito kids meal....I vow to take good pictures when I next go out to a good meal.....
So last night we went to get adjusted by Dr. Kari. Jody did some email for awhile but things for her were kinda slow. And so she went to the NBC website and started watching Monday nights Tonight Show with Jay Leno. So we got to watch (well, I listened as I drove) to the monolog and headlines (which is one of my favorite bits of Jay's). It was a little choppy at times but it did work.
Hereeeeees, Jay Leno!
Yup that is right, we were using millions of dollars of technology (when you count the cell network) to watch TV on the road.
See how broken Kevin's butt is.....
So Kari starts to work.....
My turn....I am broken also......
My head pump is always broken...so Kari fixes it for me....she is the best :)
It had been 2 months since we had seen Kari for an adjustment. And in that time we moved and now here at this place we sit in strange places to work....so we needed her.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Our cupboards were all delivered this week! WOW there are a lot. This is the whole house, kitchen, laundry, wet bar, bathrooms etc....
They also started the stucco process...this is the first coat...it is gray, but the final coat of color will be a moss greenish look....
Monday, May 5, 2008
We decided that the Village Tavern was the place to go and so since Jody and I were coming from Ft. Morgan and it is about an hour and 15 minute drive there, we decided to make an afternoon out of it. So we did the normal Costco/Sams run and we also picked out a refrigerator for the new house.
The meal was great, we started off with a Bruschetta and a martini and then for dinner Kim had the Pork Chops, Ron had the Prime Rib, Jody had the Filet and I had a Proschutto and Cheese Ravioli. Everything looked great and tasted good as well. For dessert, creme brulee, apple cobbler and chocolate torte hit the spot.
Sorry April, the pictures I took were awful and would not due anyone or the food justice. You'll just have to take my word for it.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Now, I am thankful that we didn't have the really bad tornadoes and wind issues that other states had from this same storm.
So while it was not fun, we got off easy.
The really sad part is that the rental we are staying in, is draftier than the new house. And the new house has no ceiling insulation and part of the roof (over the deck) is still open to the air.
Friday, May 2, 2008
Not too far from us (farther north east), there is a Blizzard warning in effect.
Spring is so strange here sometimes. Wednesday it was about 80 here...and today....maybe 40.
For those of you out of state. Here is the local news item on this storm: 9news.com