Wednesday, March 25, 2009

We're going to the Ship

Minnesota State's women's basketball team is playing for the Division II National Championship Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.... Tune in

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hey-There, Hi-There, Ho-There

Sorry, had to get my Ned Flanders out of my system (why, I don't know, I haven't watched the Simpsons for forever, but i digress).

Anyway, its been a bit crazy around here lately, as I have done before, I'll shoot some bullet points to highlight the last month (I'm sorry to my loyal followers for not "keeping up" as much as I should).

- Sitting here watching Biggest Loser (of BL as the better half calls it) and I can't believe that I'm sucked into it as much as I have. It's pretty addicting, at least if I am going to watch reality shows, I just as well watch one where people changes their lives in a positive manner and where I can learn something.

- Monday's and Thursday's are becoming a huge night for TV for me (and us). Monday's on CBS is one of my favorite (Big Bang - my favorite Monday sitcom, How I Met Your Mother and 2 1/2 Men). But now 24 is on, Lisa wanted no part of the show, but I got her sucked in. Jack Bauer is a bad ass, and I'm pretty convinced he could destroy Chuck Norris. Thursday is just as good. Just as I got Lisa sucked into 24, she got me re-sucked into Grey's. So we have Grey's, The Office and 30 Rock (my new favorite show) on top of the last season of ER (I am really going to miss that show). I know, those with kids say "Good luck watching TV once you have kids," and you are right, but I guess that's what the DVR is for.

- Congrats to my brother and Brooke (his wife) and our friends Mandy and Justin and Joe and Grace. I can't remember if I said I am going to be an uncle (and I guess that would make Lisa and aunt) and I'm pretty excited about it. Also, we are very excited for Mandy and JR, who have really been working at having a kid for the last couple of years (not that Justin's complaining I'm sure). We are equally excited for Joe and Grace...That's awesome... now send some of the water you are drinking our way :)

- It's officially cross-over season at work. For those not down with the profession of Athletic Communications, crossover occurs when your winter sports (in our case, M&W hoops, M&W hockey, M&W swimming and diving, M&W indoor track and field and wrestling) are winding down and our spring sports (M&W tennis, baseball, softball, M&W golf) start kicking off. Not that I'm complaining right now, but I have men's basketball getting ready for the league tourney and national tourney, and M&W swimming and diving getting ready for nationals, while softball is getting ready to go to Florida for its spring trip. I told Lisa that if we can get through these next two weekends we should be home free, so just bear with me sweetie!

- Our men's basketball team has been riding a bit of a roller coaster over the past month. We look good, we look bad, but we played well last week against Mary and now we are getting ready for the league tourney. I enjoy our draw that we got for the first round, home against Duluth, which beat us earlier. If we can play our game...

- Our women's team was number one for the second consecutive week. They host Concordia in the first round of the tourney and if they win that, they host the semifinals and finals of the league tournament. They are also in the running to host the Central regional tournament, which would be fun.

- Speaking of women's hoops (and this one is for Angie), how about SDSU being ranked #17 in the latest AP poll...How bout the 'Jacks being two spots higher than Tennessee? That's awesome, such a great program. It'll be interesting how long Aaron Johnston keeps his residence in Brookings. They will be in the tourney this year and I'm guessing they will win a game (or two).

- Our wrestling team is sending all 10 wrestlers to national for the second straight year. Last year we lost by 0.5 points. Hopefully the 'boys can get some revenge. Our women's hockey team also set school history winning a playoff series and now will play Minnesota in the "Final Face off". This is a first-ever in school history, which is awesome.

- Other that, not a whole heck of a lot new in our world. Last week, Lisa and I went to Sioux Falls for a night (we played at Augie, funny how i can take a work trip and turn it into a romantic get away isn't it) and had a blast. We both really enjoy the Sioux Empire Mall and Lisa did a good job giving some of our money to them!

Hope everyone is doing well. Hopefully life will slow down a bit and I will start blogging more.

Until then-


by the way, rocco was just on "BL" and said that sweet potatoes were the most healthy veggie... I don't know if that is enough to change my mind.