Monday, May 19, 2008


If you haven't heard Colette and I are moving. I hate moving, but since Colette started her new job we don't get to see each other, quite literally. So we are moving closer to her job and I will just have to find another one. But we will get to see each other again. People tell me that is good for a healthy marriage.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Blogging while tired (BWT)

So I was tired at the time of my last post, much like this one.

"I finally got off my butt and purchased the CD and it has become one of my albums."

Apparently, I wanted to make sure that you understand the properties of ownership, when you buy something it becomes yours.

and sorry Jordan, I did mean to say that if buy the album you WON'T be disappointed not will be.

shame on me.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Jordan Emmans Band

I know that I have talked about this CD before, but I have to talk about it once again. I finally got off my butt and purchased the CD and it has become one of my albums. The entire album is great and I can listen to it from start to finish. This isn't one of those albums with 5 or 6 (or less) good tracks with the rest being filler tracks that you really don't listen to. At times I am reminded of Jimmy Eat World other times The Waiting; both great bands in my mind.

Track 6, Ice Princess, has easily taken it's place at the top of my favorites. A song with great flow and dynamics. Lasting around 10 minutes the song does not feel long. I have always thought a song should leave you wanting more and Ice Princess does just that. I want it to go back through the entire song again, and usually I do.

So if you have not taken my advice and purchased this album yet... click here do it. I know you will be disappointed.

Have you seen my wife?

I have not. And that is sad.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Weekend

Since Colette's new job has started she has been busy working so our time together has lessened. Which sucks but as soon as we move up to the Rocklin area, we will have our time back together. So we decided that this weekend we were going to spend this weekend together. So on Saturday we went on a little breakfast date, went shopping, and then relaxed. Today we went shopping again and we were able to find a cute onesie for our baby and some maternity clothes for Colette. It was a great weekend hanging out and relaxing with my awesome wife Colette.

Saturday, May 3, 2008


On thursday, Colette and I went for another doctor appointment. We were exciting to see our baby again. Which is the coolest thing ever. Our baby is 12 weeks old now, which is oldest to actually look like a baby. It is only like three inches long, but we were able to see arms, legs, fingers, the spine, the brain, the contours of its face. It was amazing. We have a good photo that I am going to scan in probably tomorrow that I will post on here. The baby was kicking around, which right now doesn't really hurt, but was super exciting to see.

For parents out there, what do you remember about seeing your babies for the first time. (even though this was our second time, it was the first time it looked like a baby)

Friday, May 2, 2008

I thought this was amazing

With two runners on base and a strike against her, Sara Tucholsky of Western Oregon University uncorked her best swing and did something she had never done, in high school or college. She hit her first home run, which cleared the center field fence.

But it looked like the shortest of dreams-come-true when she missed first base, started back to tag it, and collapsed with a knee injury.

She crawled back to first but could do no more. The first base coach said she would be called out if her teammates tried to help her. Or, the umpire said, a pinch-runner could be called in, and the homer would count as just a single.

Then, members of the Central Washington University softball team stunned their home crowd in Ellensburg by carrying Tucholsky around the bases Saturday so the three-run homer would count - an act that contributed to their own elimination from the playoffs.

Central Washington first baseman Mallory Holtman, the all-time home run leader in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, asked the umpire if she and her teammates could help Tucholsky.

The umpire said there was no rule against it.

So Holtman and shortstop Liz Wallace put their arms under Tucholsky's legs, and she put her arms over their shoulders. The three headed around the base paths, stopping to let Tucholsky touch each base with her good leg.

"It was the right thing to do," Holtman told Early Show co-anchor Julie Chen Thursday. "She'd hit it over the fence. She deserved the home run."

"It's kind of a big blur at the moment," Tucholsky said to Chen. "I didn't really realize what was going on -- I've had people tell me -- until I actually had time to reflect on it."

"The only thing I remember is that Mallory asked me which leg was the one that hurt," Tucholsky said. "I told her it was my right leg and she said, `OK, we're going to drop you down gently and you need to touch it with your left leg,' and I said `OK, thank you very much.' "

"We started laughing when we touched second base," Holtman said. "I said, 'I wonder what this must look like to other people.' "

"We didn't know that she was a senior or that this was her first home run," Wallace said Wednesday. "That makes the story more touching than it was. We just wanted to help her."

Holtman is a business major from White Salmon, Wash., who hopes to study sports management in graduate school. She said she and Wallace weren't thinking about the playoff spot and didn't consider the gesture something others wouldn't do.

As for Tucholsky, the 5-foot-2 right fielder was focused on her pain. "I really didn't say too much. I was trying to breathe," she told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Wednesday.

"I didn't realize what was going on until I had time to sit down and let the pain relax a little bit," she said. "Then I realized the extent of what I actually did."

"I hope I would do the same for her in the same situation," Tucholsky said.

As the trio reached home plate, Tucholsky said, the entire Western Oregon team was in tears.

Central Washington coach Gary Frederick, 70, a 14-year coaching veteran, called the act of sportsmanship "unbelievable."

For Western Oregon coach Pam Knox, the gesture resolved the dilemma Tucholsky's injury presented.

"She was going to kill me if we sub and take (the home run) away. But at same time I was concerned for her. I didn't know what to do," Knox recalled.

"It's a great story," Knox observed to Chen, "something I'll never forget -- the game's about character and integrity and sportsmanship, and it's not always about winning and losing."

Tucholsky's injury is a possible torn anterior cruciate ligament that will sideline her for the season, and she plans to graduate in the spring with a degree in business.

Her home run sent Western Oregon to a 4-2 victory, ending Central Washington's chances of winning the conference and advancing to the playoffs.

"In the end, it is not about winning and losing so much," Holtman said. "It was about this girl. She hit it over the fence and was in pain, and she deserved a home run."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.