Friday, July 10, 2009


Greetings All-

It's been a while since I have posted an update that didn't involve a video or a tribute to our brothers to the North, so here it goes.

Yes, the photo above was taken my office. Slow day in Taylor Center 175, but I have my buddy Eddie with. PA is at his son's baseball tournament and it was going to be quiet in here so he came with me, at lease he listens to my jokes.

Life is good, but it is hard to believe that summer is already over. I consider the 4th of July the official end of summer because in 39 days (or roughly 930 hours) the football season kicks off. I actually did do some work today, as I have printed the rough draft of the media guide and am now ready for a round of edits next week.k

We had a good, but quick fourth. My 10 year class reunion was on the fourth (an Armstrong-Ringsted tradition) and it was good to get together and see a bunch of people I haven't seen for a while and Lisa got to meet a bunch of people that she's heard me talk about, but never met before so it was good.

I graduated with 52 people and we had about 22 or 23 show up so it was nice to see people and catch up... here is what the Class of 99 looks like (those who were there), 10 years later.

Saturday night, Jamie (Hunecke) Burdorf and her husband (Aaron) and kids (Jenna and Brody) stayed at my parents place with us Saturday night so it was good to see them.

Sunday morning, I got up for Breakfast at Wimbledon and wasn't disappointed. The only thing that sucked was I had to leave half way through the match and remarkably, my dad got hooked on the match (this, is a good thing) and was calling me asking me questions and keeping me updated. It's funny, I wasn't a big tennis guy until I went to work at Drake, but I love it now. Roddick played well, but am really excited that Federer broke Sampras' record and is now the GOAT (

greatest of all-time).

This past week has been nothing unusual, wake-up, walk eddie-go to work - work out at noon - walk eddie at noon- work - go home eat supper - do dishes - lisa walks eddie - rinse, lather and repeat. But we do have a nice little weekend planned. Tonight I'm meeting a buddy and going to grill and go to fun days while lisa runs some shopping errands. Tomorrow's Lisa's cousin is getting married and then Sunday I usher in church and then gotta mow the yard. Other than that, not much else is planned.

Going to leave you with a couple of things...first, this photo was posted on a friend's facebook status...For those who love the office, they will appreciate it.

And i can't get this song out of my head... (it's not the actual video but you should get the point)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy (Belated) Canada Day

Note: I tried to post this last night, but the link wouldn't work...

I would like to wish a happy (belated) Canada day to all of our friends to the north... Now I love the good ole US-of-A as much as the next person, but the Canadian pride, especially when it comes to their sports team is something unlike anything else. Where in the USA would EVER find this happen at a sporting event..

So I hope all of you Canadians out there a nursing a good Labatt, Molson or Kokanee hangover from last night. I suggest a Coffee Crisp or some Smartee's (for my American friends, these are not the flavored sugar tablets found in clear wrapping) and have some poutine for lunch.

Until next time-

SnL (this message has not been approved by L)