Sunday, December 21, 2008

Dang it's cold!! Ridin the trails was a bit chilly today!

Me, Dave G. and Matt and Sally S. met out at Greensfelder park for a nice Sunday afternoon ride. Too bad it was a balmy 12 degrees at high noon! We all layered up and took off for about an hour and a half. I had never ridden out there and really enjoyed the trails. They were in perfect condition. The ground was nice and hard due to the temps and not one person or animal was on the trail. It was negative 8 degrees with the wind chill, but once we got down in the valleys it wasn't bad at all. My toes were the only thing that got cold, but once they got numb, things were fine! A couple of us are going to hit Castlewood in the morning. It is supposed to warm up to the mid twenties.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

New Plates,Dance and Walts

My new personalized plates finally came in today. I just hated the new Missouri plates and decided to get the really cool Missouri Tourism plate. They should make this the state plate, but no one ever accused politicians(or the citizens of Misery since they are the ones that voted on it) of being intelligent and having any taste whatsoever. This plate has the Arch, a steamboat, a Pony Express rider, a sax, a fiddle and the Route 66 symbol. See if you can figure out the plate. It really isn't that hard to figure out. My first choice was taken, so this is what I got.

The other pictures are of Reese's recital for dance and gymnastics. She did a great job and could look any cuter. The other photo is of our brief trip to Grandpa Wyman' s Farm. Here the girls are feeding Newt a carrot.


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Oasis Rocks Chicago!

The Gallagher Bros tearing up Chicago this past Friday night. What a great show!!

The one and only picture of me ever officiating a game. Charles Underwood is the other official in the picture. Fellow DeSoto alum and local sports photographer Matt O'Harver sent this to me. This is from couple of weeks ago at the Crystal City Boy's Invitational at the Championship game. This is why I have not posted in while. I have been calling games every night for the past 2 and 1/2 weeks. So far so good this season. Only 30 more games to go!

Kirsten and I also made it up to Chicago this past weekend to see OASIS at the AllState Arena in Rosemont, IL. We had a great time and the band was amazing.

I have some Thanksgiving photos, but will have to take some time to download them.

I have been riding the mtn bike just about every weekend. Some fellow sharks and I went out tot he Chubb over Thanksgiving, while neighbor Carey and I went out and rode at Klondike and Matson last weekend. I hope to put in some miles on the trials over Christmas break.

Here are a few clips from the Oasis gig this past Friday night. Make sure to pause the music player on the right hand side of the blog before watching the vids. The first vid is a collection of songs, while the second one is a great acoustic version by Noel of "Don't Look Back in Anger". The third is "Wonderwall"