Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Life has been good around here lately. Lisa and I both love this time of year. We kicked off the 2008 Christmas Season last Sunday with the Uecker Family Christmas in Gaylord. Lots of good food, family and even some football were the day's themes and it was good to catch up with people that I am still getting to know. We need to get together more, but with today's busy schedules, it is hard to do. The highlight of the day (well, maybe not) would have been me getting barfed on by a five month old, but don't worry Lane, I won't hold it against you. I'm just glad you weren't wearing that ugly maroon and gold jumper that you have.
I took Monday and Tuesday off to just relax, and Lisa had work till Tuesday yesterday. We celebrated our Christmas together yesterday afternoon. The events kicked off with me cooking stuffed porked chops, corn and hashbrowns. After exchanging gifts, I allowed Lisa to do the dishes while I took a nap.
We then went and caught the matinee for Four Christmases (lots of good laughs) and after that it was off to Sears to get my new pride and joy, our 40 inch LCD TV (It's a Samsung, I've named him Sammy, but that really makes Lisa mad).
Last night we ended our night with supper at Dino's Pizza (Voted in Mankato as the best pizza in town, and it lived up to its billing) and came home and watched National Lampoon's Christams Vacation.
Tonight, we will head to our church (Christ the King) for 4 o'clock service before heading to Gaylor for hopefully a 5:30 service at Lisa's parents church (Trinity Lutheran). We will celebrate Christmas with her family before heading down to Iowa to celebrate with mine tomorrow and Friday morning. Thankfully, the weather has been great yesterday, today and hopefully tomorrow.
I hope this finds everyone doing well! Travel safe this holiday season, and remember the reason for the season!
A couple of video's for you to maintain your holiday spirit (including the trailer for Four Christmases).
And, It wouldn't be my favorite without this:
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
It's been a long weekend. Friday morning, I jumped in a car with our assistant basketball coach and drove to beautiful, Bismarck, N.D., for our basketball game against Mary (which we won). After the game, we drove to Aberdeen, S.D., to play a game against Northern State (which we lost) on Saturday. After the game, we drove back to 'Kato, covering 995 miles in roughly 36 hours.
The trip was good, minus the weather we went through last night... going east and west Saturday night was terrible through the blizzard, but once we got on 29 south it got better. We got home at 3:30 in the morning.
Other than that, there hasn't been much new in our world. Gearing up for the holidays. Hope those of you who drive around the holidays, drive safe.
Hope all is well.
Monday, December 8, 2008
I was a mild Wolves fan at best when they had KG... I loved Flip as a coach, was pissed when they fired him and not McHale and now they had the opportunity to do the exact same thing (fire McHale) and didn't. So McHale is coaching again but he did relieve himself of his front office duties. Hopefully a good Iowa boy, Fred Hoiberg, can step in well as GM. Seriously, Sam Mitchell is available, as is Flip (who i am willing to bet would come back if given the chance) and they go back to McHale, who makes me McIll. Okay, i promise that i won't blog anymore about the NBA, but i had to get this out.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
It was a really fun night, and I recommend going to a Wild game whenever you would get the chance... The X alone is a beautiful site to see.
Hope everyone is doing well-
Sunday, November 30, 2008
It should be a law that every week includes a four day weekend. Our weekend started Wednesday evening as we drove to Iowa to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family. On our way down, we stopped in Fairmont to see a our friends (Jason and Betsey's) new baby girl, Ainsley Renee. She was adorable and it's crazy how small they are at first. Big sister Ella (who is four years older and shares the same birthday as her new sister) was doing a great job helping out mom and dad while we were in the hospital.
We got home Wednesday night and my Grandma Arlene and uncle Arnie came over along with Bryon and Brooke to celebrate the Twait side Thanksgiving with some Godfathers pizza. We got a game of Texas Hold'em going around 10 and we were done around 11:30 then we went to bed.
Thursday, we got up and celebrated Lisa's birthday (about two weeks early) with my parents before heading over to Daniel and Sue's for the Nelsen Thanksgiving. It was great to see everyone and talk for a while. After a great meal, we jumped in the car and drove to Gaylord and hung out with Lisa's family for the night and ate more food. We came back late Thursday night and attempted to sleep in Friday morning.
Once we got up, we went to the Hub for breakfast before going to MSU together so I can get some work done. After getting my work done in about an hour, we came home and put up or tree and stuffed Christmas letters and dropped them in the mail. Lisa's brother Ryan, and her two sisters, Lindsey and Robyn, stopped by to get a set of box springs that he had bought from us late int he afternoon. While he was here, he figured out our problem with our outdoor lights and we got them going which was exciting. Friday night, we drove out to the mall to get our Christmas gift from Grandma Nelsen and did a little other shopping.
Saturday, we got up and went to Anytime and worked out. After that, I went to the mall and got my haircut before I went into work to prepare for the MSU vs. Bethany game. After the game, we had supper with Lisa's parents (Lisa's sister, Lindsey plays wbb for Bethany, so they all came to see MSU win 84-45.). Lisa and I got home and decided to go back to Gaylord and surprise her parents because we were bored and didn't want to spend any money entertaining ourselves so we figured we would go home and hang out with her rents. We got up today and came back and have been bumming most of the afternoon and evening. I set up our new printer (which we got with G'ma Christmas money) and Lisa wrapped some gifts. Other than that, we've been bums and it's been enjoyable sitting at home with nothing going on. I have the Vikings game on, however I don't think that will last for long. Family Guy starts in like 15 minutes and the Vikings just gave up a 65-yard touchdown pass.
My work calander looks good for the week, so it should be a nice, relaxing week for me. I hope everyone else's week is the same.
Until next time-
Friday, November 28, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, Lisa and I woke up and went and worked out. Once we came home and showered, we headed out to the mall and got some Christmas shopping done. To my calculations we only have four more people to get so that will be nice to have done. After shopping we got some groceries then came home. We watched Grey's (which is getting really, really weird) and then some of the Grey Cup before getting a phone call from Lisa's parents who were in town shopping as well. So we met them for supper and they came over to hang a couple of things in our house (Curt is much better at this than I, he acutally measures and centers, I just throw a nail up there). We hung a wall decoration in our room and then our jewelry Christmas Tree in our living room that Grandma Lucielle gave me for Christmas a couple of years ago.
Last weekend, we hung the Christmas lights outside when it was nice out and I'm glad that job is done. Friday evening, we are going to hang our Christmas Tree and decorate the house so that will be exciting. We are both prety big fans of the holidays, but I told Lisa that we couldn't put anything up until after Thanksgiving.
We are heading home Wednesday evening for Thanksgiving and then driving to Lisa's parents Thursday afternoon. It should be a fun weekend, it is always good to get together whith friends and familie's over Thanksgiving.
We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and please travel safe.
Until next time-
Oh, for those who forgot
And possibly the best memory for the Dome...
Okay, i'll get over it but really, it was 55-0.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
I'm in Mansfield, Ohio as we open the NCAA playoffs for football tomorrow for the first time since 1993...We chartered a flight from the cities and touched down in Akron, Ohio this afternoon at 1, local time...After renting a car, our AD, beat writer and I cued up our Garmin GPS and made our way to Ashland/Mansfield...
After a walk through and a coaches meeting, I've just finished my supper and now am officially a sports/politics geek (i guess that's not really breaking news)... I have our men's hockey video and radio feed up on my laptop, I have the Rachel Maddow show on the TV to my right (Obama just picked up one more electoral vote today.... Nebraska awards electoral votes by congressional districts and they finally counted the votes in Omaha) and I'm awaiting our swimming results from tonight, so I'm basically in heaven... Casey (our radio play-by-play guy and I have a great suite, king size bed (Casey's), pull out couch (Mine), a bathroom and kitchen.. who says it doesn't pay to travel on the NCAA dime... The only thing that is missing is my wonderful gal, who is busy Christmas shopping with her mom and Lindsey in Mankato...
I love travelling and seeing the country, but it's tough to be gone, especially as often as i am in the winter and fall...Lisa's pretty understanding of the whole thing, but it doesn't make being away any easier. Thank god for cell phones and text messaging, as we can stay in contact basically the entire time, which is nice. It's also really nice we have a charter plane, because we should be home as soon as we can load the bus, get to the airport and have the plane ready for us. Love you sweetie, see you tomorrow!
If we win tomorrow, we do this all over again next week, if we lose, I'm home for our eight-team, Pepsi Tip-Off tourney next weekend, so the madness doesn't end.
I hope we start to get some hard freezing here in the next couple of days...With the moisture we've had, it's been tough to get the 250 (give or take 30) acres of corn that Dad and Daniel have in the field out... I hate talking to grouchy farmers, I always feel guilty that I'm not home to help.
Well that's it for now, I'm going to clean out my inbox for my school email and start to get things ready for next week.
Until next time,
Sn (and L)
Monday, November 10, 2008
So needless to say, it's going to be a busy week (or two) in the MSU Athletic Communications Office and I (we) wouldn't have have it any other way. I'll be leaving with our football team for Ashland, Ohio on Friday and return Saturday night. The great part about the trip is we will be flying and should be home in time for our basketball game on Saturday night (we have a hockey doubleheader at the Civic Center on Friday and Saturday and as volleyball, women's basketball and men's basketball tripleheader in the Taylor Center Saturday).
Life at 505 West 8th street has been great lately. Yesterday, a friend of Lisa's came by to do some electrical work on the house (he had done some when we moved in as well)... We had him put in an outlet outside our front door for Christmas Lights... Note to self, hang Christmas lights before it gets crappy outside. He also put in a dim slider in our dining room to replace our dimming knob which always fell off and he put up our motion light outside. We are pretty excited about it all, and it was relatively cheap which is even better! Tonight we ran a few errands and are planning a date night on Wednesday to see Role Models before I leave for Ohio on Saturday.
Enjoy the trailer to Role Models before I sign off.
Hope everyone is doing well...
Until next time-
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Needless to say, it was a happy night in the Nelsen household last night. I think it's rather obvious, who I have supported for President, and am excited to see what the next four years can bring. On the other hand, I believe my wife is excited for the election to be done, so she can go about her business and not be "bored" during TV time at night :) (love you sweetie).
Above is a video that Will i Am of the Black Eyed Peas made following the New Hampshire primary. When looking at election stuff at work today I stumbled across his Hologram interview with Anderson Cooper (which i've put below) and he said that President-elect Obama's speech in New Hampshire is a speech that reminded him of the ones he had to learn when he was in school, so he made a song to it. I'm impressed by it, I'm sure some of you won't be, but that's the beauty of America.
Below, you will find the Anderson Cooper interview with Will i Am.
Monday, November 3, 2008
I had a rare opportunity to have a Friday night off, so I left work early and came home (Lisa had the afternoon off) and she made bars for the press box on Saturday and I lounged around and did nothing.
Friday night, we ordered take out (actually delivery) from one of our favorite restaurants in Mankato, Blue Bricks and watched the MSU game against Minnesota (3-3 tie). It was a great game, and I'm sure Lisa thought I was getting a little too excited at times.
Saturday saw MSU host a football game against Upper Iowa. Lisa worked the press box again, answering the phones and her bars were a big hit. After the game, we drove to the Xcel Center in St. Paul to watch the second game of a two-game series between MSU and Minnesota. I had to work, and Lisa sat in the press box and watched the game. We lost, 6-3, and afterwards, we drove to Gaylord to spend the night at Lisa's parents. Sunday, we got up and Lisa and I got our but kicked by her sisters in Pictionary before we went into town to celebrate her grandma's birthday with all her aunts, uncles, and cousins. It was a lot of fun and we had some great food.
Last night, we ran a couple of errands when we got home and chilled out before heading to bed early. We joined Anytime Fitness last week, so we've been getting up early to get in so we can be ready for work on time. It's been going good so far, so that is good...
Today was absolutely gorgeous outside, and a day that I often found myself wishing I was back home helping out the field. It would have been a great day to be in the field helping out that is for sure...Hopefully everyone can get the majority of their work done before the potential snow hits this weekend.
Tomorrow is a big day, that's for sure. Whether you are a Democrat, a republican, a libertarian, a member of the green party, an independent or a member of the socialist workers party, I ask that you get out and vote. It's a big election, that is for sure, and make your voice heard. Okay, I'm going to get off my soapbox now and continue to watch the SNL Election Bash on NBC.
Hope all is well with everyone-
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Here's what happened yesterday. Lisa and I got home from work around the same time and we decided to take advantage of the beautiful day and do some work outside. So, i grabbed my ipod and rake and started working on the front yard with the rake. Lisa went to the basement and grabbed her bags of tulips (28 to be exact) and we went our separate ways.
After an hour, I was done and went toward the driveway to see how things were going for my sweetie. I placed my ipod on my trunk and helped Lisa wrap-up her tulip planting.
Well, we were done and we decided to run to Jimmy John's to get something to eat so we could get home in time to watch the Barack Obama commercial on TV.
Let's fast-forward to 2 p.m. today. I'm working in the office and (Brian) Zins comes in and says "Hey, I found these earbuds wrapped around your antennae on your car." I respond with "Huh, if those are my earbuds, I wonder where my ipod is."
So I got up and left the office and came home to look for my ipod, which I've had for almost two months. I got home, walked around the drive way and around our property and didn't see it and figured "Ah hell, it is probably gone."
So, I go back to the office and break the news to Lisa that I couldn't find my ipod and she's not thrilled to say the least (and neither was I). I got what I needed to done at work and left around 4:10 so I could come home and do some more searching.
Well,I got home and decided to walk the route we would take to Jimmy Johns to see if it fell off my trunk in my neighborhood. About 30 feet from my front yard, I found the ipod, laying on the ground (not smashed) in front of my neighbors house. So i picked it up and turned it on and it still worked! The back of the ipod was a little chewed up from the fall, but other than that, it was working great.
So, there you have it people. I'm the dumbass who has a 200 dollar ipod and I leave it on my trunk as I try to drive away. Let this be a lesson to you all!
Getting back to the Barack Obama commercial. I thought wow, I wonder how much money this was costing him and if it would be potential overkill. Anyway, I settled in last night and watched it and was amazed. I have been an avid supporter of Mr. Obama since I first heard his speech at the 2004 democratic national convention and I thought last night's presentation was amazing.
Busy weekend of MSU athletics ahead this weekend. Tomorrow night (Halloween), Lisa and I are going to stay home and watch the Minnesota State vs. Minnesota game on FSN North and hopefully hand out candy. Saturday, MSU has a home football game that I am working, and Lisa is answering the pressbox phone. Afterwards we are going to the Xcel to watch the second game of the MSU/Minnesota Series (also on FSN North). So cheer on those Mavericks this weekend!
Hope all are well and we wish everyone a Happy Halloween!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
As mentioned, I've been pretty busy at work (who hasn't thou, right?) between travelling with football and assisting with our other events. I love it, and I'm really excited to see how Lisa's jumped on board to back the Mavericks...
Not too much new around here, last week, Lisa and I went and saw a great movie, the Infinite Playlist of Nick and Nora and really enjoyed it, it is a great date movie, that's for sure. Yesterday we went out to Minneopa to try to catch some of the color, but it was rather unsuccessful because the color was mainly on the ground. We were glad to go, nonetheless, so now we know next year, to go out there early and often, because it is truly beautiful.
We got back and racked leaves into the road for the city to come by and vacuum... That was fun.
That's about it for now, hope all are well-
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sorry for the lack of updates lately, we've been a bit busy (still no excuses i know).
Lemme give you a readers digest version if you will of our past month.
Lisa and I travelled with our men's basketball to the beautiful island country of Barbados for a three-day tour. The guys played great and we had an awesome experience on the island.
When we returned home, I was home for an abbreviated stay and then left for Bemidji with our football team. A win for the Mavericks - the first in our new league - and a long bus ride home got me nice and tired. The following week we got new furniture and we hosted our first home football game - another win.
A little bit about our new furniture... It looks great, we got it from from A&W furniture in Redwood Falls and it took a little over a month for us to get and now we finally got it. The living room furniture (couch, chair and footstool) is awesome as is our bedroom. We got a brand new bedroom set, including a bed (with storage), dresser, bureau, mirror and mattress. Like the living room furniture, it looks great except for one small problem...The bed stands a good three and a half feet off the floor and when laying on it, i can touch the ceiling....We shopped around for low profile box springs to help the problem and were told that the cheapest (and most effective thing to do) would be to just put a sheet of plywood down and put the mattress on top of that, so that's the new plan.
Had a great weekend last weekend as Lisa and I travelled to Ringsted for my mom's surprise 50th birthday party...We succeeded, she was surprised and we had a blast. Even got to drink a little Danish whiskey...terrible, but it was sort of a right of passage (we drank it with my grandpa).
Can't believe that September has already passed and October is knocking on the door...22 days till basketball starts, little over 10 weeks till Lisa's Birthday and about 12 weeks until Christmas. Wow.
That's it for now.... Hope everyone is doing well, hopefully I will start updating more frequently.
Scottie (and lisa)
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Just a quick update for you before Lisa and I begin our "tour of grandparents" today in Ringsted. Our wedding photos are posted online and you can view them at:
Type my name in the name box and then the password is 19256-1.
That's it for now.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Hey All- I might be one of the worst ever at blogging, I apologize for the delays in updates...
Hope this latest update finds everyone doing well.
It's been a crazy month since my bachelor party in the middle of June.
Two weeks after my bachelor party, I travelled to Tampa, Fla., for our annual CoSIDA convention. CoSIDA stands for College Sports Information Directors of America. It was a great trip, I learned that although I'm sure that Florida is a great state, it is a state in which one should not visit between the months of May and September. The humidity down there was crazy. It was a lot of fun, got to catch up with a bunch of SID buddies and learned quite a bit too. One of the highlights of the trip was when Dick Vital spoke to our organization. He received an award from our organization and I actually had the opportunity to get my picture taken with him. Billy Packer, who for some reason keeps getting asked to come back to CBS to do the Final Four, also received an award, he told some good stories, but he couldn't get out of there quick enough which annoyed me a bit. UPDATED July 14, 9:02 am... After receiving an email from fellow SID Josh Deer, I have found out that Billy Packer has been released by CBS.
I returned home at 3:30 in the morning on the 3rd of July after being stuck in Detroit Airport due to thunderstorms. Lisa and I did not have any major plans for the weekend and we just played it low-key. I got up on the third, did laundry, we went and had brunch and ran some errands than that night we went out to the campground to hang out with Lisa's brother Ryan and his wife and some of their family and friends. It was a good time, I even got to play some cribbage (and won a game) so it was fun.
The fourth was rather low-key as well. Some of the highlights included watching City Slickers along with the Nathan's Hotdog Eating Contest. Lisa was a little grossed out about the idea of eating somewhere around 63 Hotdogs in 10 or so minutes (and truthfully as was I), but none the less it was entertaining. That afternoon we laid low, I mowed the yard and Lisa weeded our flowerbed before having our friends Nathan and Kalli over. We played bocce ball (Nathan and I dominated) and then went to Blue Bricks for supper before coming home and having a fire and then going to Nathans to watch the fireworks. Saturday we went back to Gaylord and took Lisa's parents to the Drive-In (in Winthrop, great place for a meal) for their anniversary and then went back to their house and played a game of Rummy. Sunday included a trip to church and doing odds and ends around our house.
There was a bit of unfortunate news over the weekend of the fourth as Lisa's great-aunt passed away. So, we were back in Gaylord for the wake and funeral before returning to Mankato Tuesday afternoon.
It was a rather quick week for me at work, as I basically worked half a day Monday, a fourth of a day Tuesday, all day Wednesday and Thursday and had Friday off so Lisa and I could travel to Sioux Falls for a wedding of my close personal friend Shane Drahota. I was a groomsman in his wedding (and thus, that's where the picture at the opening of this post was taken) and Shane will be a groomsman in our wedding. It was a great time, we had an opportunity to catch up with some friends that I haven't seen in a while and we danced the night away... I used to have no rhythm, now i have a minimal amount, but don't try telling me I'm a bad dancer, because I can bust a move like my boy Justin Timberlake.
When we got to the rehearsal Friday Shane looked at me and said, "This is you in two weeks." It then dawned on me on how close our wedding really was, so I dubbed the weekend "Rehearsal, Rehearsal" or Rehearsal Squared. It was a great weekend and it made me even more excited to marry Lisa in less than two weeks.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
(Bryon on the left, Jason on the right)
So, talking to my brother tonight, he brought up a situation from his slow pitch game last night...
Here it is, I'd love to hear your thoughts on this...
Last night, my brother's co-ed slow pitch team (East Forks Trucking), the second-best team was playing the top team in the Ceylon League, H&D.
Trailing 8-3, and with Bryon on the mound and a runner first and one out, the gal at the plate hits a top fly in front of the mound.
Bryon, thinking head's up, yells to Jason Ulrich (both Bryon and Jason are second-generation slow-pitch players), jay-jay, two two... Bryon let's the ball drop, throws it to Jason who touches second and relays the ball Darci at first for the double play to end the inning (the hitter never even left the box, assuming it was going to be an out). the other team goes ballistic, calling it a dirty play... One of them yell's at the umpire "That should have been an infield fly," to which Bryon replies "Know the Bleepin rules," and chirping ensues, they call East Forks a bunch of dirty players, blah blah blah...
Bryon ends up hitting two bombs and East Forks comes back to win 13-12. SO tell me this, is the play dirty?
I don't think so, and here is my reasoning... They're playing the top team in the league, who don't get their by luck, so, they should know to run out every play. Secondly, it's not as if Byron's team was winning 10-2 when it happened, they were down and you gotta get outs right? Finally (or D) although i don't know this for sure, but I'm sure regular season record as an effect on tournament seeding, so that being said, a win against the top-ranked team in the league will give Bry's squad a tie breaker in the end.
I've emailed fellow SID friends for their opinion and will post them below... Please leave your opinion in the comments section too...
Josh Deer, SID Concordia-St. Paul : No, hustle down the line.. I run out everything in softball, figure it out.
Paul Allan, Assistant AD/Director of Athletic Communications, Minnesota State University: Correct me if I'm wrong here. BUT THIS IS SLOW PITCH! I thought it was a great play...and likely would have told the guy who hit the ball that maybe he should have been running.
Craig Roberts, BSM High School SID: Not a dirty play but the umpire apparently screwed the pooch on the play. Per USSSA Slow Pitch rules:
Rule 9: Ball in Play and Ball Dead
Sec. 3. THE BALL IS DEAD AND NOT IN PLAY:
K. Intentionally dropped fair fly ball or line drive, by an Infielder (See 7-2H)
Rule 7. BATTING
Sec. 2. THE BATTER IS OUT IF:
H. He hits a fair fly ball or line drive that an infielder intentionally drops, with a runner on first, runner on first and second, first, second and third or on first and third with less than two outs. NOTE: A trapped ball that hits the ground is never ruled intentionally dropped.
Josh Deer, CSP, Response #2: I agree with PA - run it out, especially if it is 1 vs. 2 in the league.
Since I have little power (1 career blast), I run my ass of on everything, case and point, I hit a lazy liner opposite field just to my right of the second baseman, and it kind of just slowly bounced to the right fielder. He booted it somehow, and since I was in a dead sprint, I saw this happen as I rounded first and never slowed down, reaching third on the play.
Maybe if this guy or gal at the plate would have had even a little bit of hustle, she'd have kept things going and they would have scored the necessary amount of runs to put the game away. Every run counts, and the little things can add up to that extra run!!!
Shane Drahota, former MSU Asst. SID/USD Asst. AD/SID, Current MSU Director of Compliance and Student Services: My opinion...it's not a dirty play, but it is a little Bush League. I certainly appreciate the heads-upiness (yep, I coined that) of the younger Nelsen, and it is likely something I would have done were I in that situation, I would have probably erupted if I were the other team
as well and called him not nice names.
I am going to point out that far, FAR too much time has been spent discussing a slow-pitch softball game that none of us were within 60 miles of when it was played. As a form of revenge, expect an "Opinion Needed" from the Jackson Golf Club Championship in August as there is
almost always controversy surrounding that event.
Matt Magers, Former Chicago Cubs Draft pick, Current MSU Baseball Coach: It's a great play. The guy (on the other team) was probably pissed his wife got out...Don't take your personal problems to the field...
Nick Ferentz, Lawyer (owner of Frentz and Frentz Law Firm, 345-4505, played college ball at Mcalaster), No it's not dirty, she should have been running.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Was a busy weekend at the Kahle (soon-to-be) Nelsen household. Friday night (or as I like to call it, my birthday eve), we met Lisa's parents and sister (Lindsey) at Jonny B's (home of our reception supper) for a bite to eat and then came back to our place and relaxed.
Saturday morning began at 5:30 as we were to be in Ringsted by 9:15 for the start of our shower. Lisa's parents (her dad came with to so he could kick it with my dad), sister's (and sister-in-love Becky) and G'ma Uecker came with and we headed down to God's Country. We got there and dropped Curt off with my dad so they could drive around and look at the dirt in the fields while the rest of us attended our shower.
The shower was good and we got a lot of nice things which made it even better. After the cars were packed, we sent Robyn, Becky and Lindsey back with a load and we stayed at my parents for a bit and had lunch. Some friends of ours, Jason and Betsey, along with their daughter Ella, stopped by and had lunch to so that was nice to catch up. After lunch, we stopped out at the farm to see Grandma and Grandpa Nelsen before heading back to Mankato.
Once returning to Mankato, we unpacked (which stinks) all of our stuff and got everything as situated as possible. After a few drunk calls from Lisa's siblings, we decided to head home and hang out with them in Ryan and Becky's garage. It was a good time, and we stopped at Taco Bell so I could have my birthday supper on the way.
Monday, May 19, 2008
I took Monday and Tuesday off to relax after being gone for eight of the last nine days and to celebrate the end of my athletic season at MSU.
Monday was great... Mowed the yard, went and got our invites figured out with our printer, ran some errands, fertilized my yard, planted some green peppers, went for a walk down the Red Jacket Trail and ended the night by grilling some chicken.
Tuesday I got up, went for a walk and then ran a bunch of errands (which included getting our wedding invites) before coming home for lunch with Lisa...After that, we went and got our marriage licence and then I came home pulled bushes out of yard (six in front of the house and three in front of the garage...)
It was back to work on Wednesday, but I really wouldn't call it much work...Our baseball team qualified for the national tournament so i went into work for about six hours Wednesday thru Friday to man the phones.
Friday night, Lisa and I went out for supper at the Tav and then came home and watched the Kingdom on DVD (we're big fans of Netflix...highly recommended)...Saturday was a busy day as we got up, went to Target to get a fire pit and then Shopko...After dropping Lisa off at home, I went to watch the Mankato East baseball team play (my boss's eldest son got called up to varsity) and then came home and went for a walk/jog.
Saturday night, we had some friends over and broke in the fire pit with my buddy Nathan and Alex as well as our neighbors who are kiddy corner from us...They are around our age and have been married a year and seem pretty cool, so that's exciting. We sat around the fire, drank some margarita's and beer and come 11:30, we figured it'd be a good idea to call and get some Gary's Pizza. I've never hard Gary's sober, but with a few cocktails in you, it's the closest thing to heaven on earth.
Sunday we went to church at 9:30 (so mad we got up that early) then ran to Wally World to get a few groceries, came home and cut coupons before going for a nice walk down to Sibley Park (a hidden gem in Mankato) before coming home and mowing yard once again. Last night, my cousin Morgan who goes to Gustavus and her boyfriend Brad came down and we grilled burgers.
So, last night as we were watching the Academy of Country Music Awards, I looked at Lisa and said "this was a great weekend" and it really was...it was the first weekend in a long, long time where we had absolutely nothing on the agenda and absolutely nothing interrupted our time together. It was great being with her because I'm gone so much...
Anyway, really not much else is new in the world of ScottnLisa...
However, with it being May Sweeps, I'd love to discuss a few of my favorite TV shows...
The Office: Great finale..The Kevin subplot was brilliant, and I can't believe the end with Dwight and Angela. I'm ready for Jim and Pam to get engaged already and pretty shocked about what happened with Ryan.
ER: My guess is Dr. Pratt was in the ambulance, however I'm usually wrong with these things. It was a great show, and the Steve Buscemi was really good on the show.
The Big Bang Theory: I'm really not into this show big time, however it's right before one of my favorite show's on TV, but tonight's show was decent...it's getting better
How I Met Your Mother: I love the way Jason Segel plays the character Marshall Eriksen. I'm also not the biggest fan of Neil Patrick Harris but he is dynamite in the show. Tonight's season finale was good...I highly recommend catching the the season this summer when it's re-running on CBS...And I never saw that ending coming
Final note: The Mavericks of Minnesota State won the 2008 NCC Cup...May not sound like a big deal but it's the fourth straight year that we have won the award (our men won the men's title for the fourth time as well and the women won the women's title for the first time since 1996). This is truly an honor that the entire athletic department should be proud of as it measures the success of all your sports not just one. Nationally we rank second in the Director's Cup race (which measures basically the same thing, just on a nation-wide scale) which would be our highest finish in school history.
I'm a little biased, but I do believe that MSU athletics is still an underrated commodity in this area. It's cheap, exciting entertainment and the way that this season has gone, if you go to a game, there's a better than 70% chance that you'll see the home team win. Seriously, if anyone would ever want tickets next season, let me know, I'd love to get you to a game.
So there you have it, you're probably bored out of your mind, but thanks for reading...
Sunday, May 11, 2008
I just got back from a road trip that put me at our house for just one day over the last nine. I spent the first three days (May 2-4) of the trip in Duluth with the softball team and was there until Sunday...Then I got home at midnight, went to work, then had a date with my fiance before grabbing a plane and flying to Kansas City for a softball tournament from Tuesday-Saturday. It was a double elimination tournament so we got rained out on wednesday, lost thursday won two games friday, won one game saturday and then lost our last game saturday. We made it to the airport by a mere seven minutes before our seven o'clock flight saturday and made it home around 11 o'clock last night... hotels, and eating out every day gets old and living in Emporia for four nights and five days isn't that great.
But i loved getting home last night... Lisa was awake when i got home and its never felt so good to get hugged! We slept in today and then went back to Gaylord to celebrate mothers day and robyns birthday at the Prairie House. Then we were home for an hour and drove to Fairmont to have supper for with my grandma, uncle, mom, dad and brother...165 miles on the car today, but it was worth it.
Anyway, sorry for the rather boring post... happy mothers day everyone you are appreciated.
Scott n Lisa
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
So, last Saturday afternoon, we priced everything (and trust me, it's priced to sell) and took it back to Lisa's Aunt Connie's house. After some discussion, we chose tonight to take it back to Gaylord because I leave for Duluth for a softball tournament this weekend for MSU.
It's a multi-family garage sale, so there is a lot of "stuff" stuffed into this garage. We left after about an hour and I'm rather positive that more stuff was placed in the garage after our departure. Anyway, the whole garage-sale phenomenon; baffles me (nothing against those who garage sale)...When thinking about it, wouldn't a person be better off , itemizing the stuff you want to sell cheap and give them to the Salvation Army or Goodwill and getting the tax break from it? Oh well, to each their own... All I have to say, is that I hope that whatever doesn't sell, doesn't make it back to our place.
It was great however getting to see a lot of Lisa's family. I've meet everyone now, but it's always good to get together and get to know them better...the faster they learn my sarcasm, the faster we'll get along :)
It was a beautiful day, and I enjoyed driving through the country to see the tractors and planters playing in the mud. This time of year is one of my favorites, along with the fall, because I love driving through the country and watching people farm. (You can take the kid out of Iowa but you can't take Iowa out of the kid). I'm sure my old man gets tired of me calling him twice a day to get updates on how the planting is going, but it's how i stay in touch...Now i got my future father-in-law that I can call to, which is nice.
Speaking of Curt, when we stopped by the Kahle residence he showed me his unexpected new arrival on the farm (one of his heifers had a baby calf, much to the surprise of Curt, and I probably assume the heifer as well)... I love being in the barn... I miss the farm.
Oh well, there you have it lots of rambling, but in all it was a great day... Got to spend some time with the sweetie, see the future in-laws and had supper at EJ's.