Wednesday, January 28, 2009

u of mn invite

Took some photos a couple weekends ago at the U of MN invite. Here are a few of my favorites. As always, feedback (positive or negative) is welcomed and appreciated.

hans storvick, chris rombough, hassan mead, david krueger

sean king

ray blackledge

ibrahim kabia

jaime cheever, heather dorniden

jayme dittmar

claire bootsma

nikki swenson

elizabeth yetzer

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Last week, Elise Ejadi told me about an event that her friend Elisea was hosting. With little convincing, Jen and I both agreed to do it. Photos will be online soon, according to Elisea's website.

The bartender last night was so frickin cute. He took a bunch of pics of Jen and I while we had some down time. Here are some of them...

she's always picking on me

but then we make up

I'm excited for the professional photos to come out! Many thanks to Elise for inviting me to participate in something new and different. It was fun.

Tonight Kristina is coming over to cook for me. Actually, we will both be cooking. I cooked for Ryan the other night.... and he did a sinkfull of dishes. What a nice guy.

Hope everyone is well. It's freezing here in saint paul.... windchill is like negative 30. Yuck. Good thing I've been inside all day.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

new job, less booze, more studying

I've got 3 things I need to work on.

1. New job. Working for "Books for the Future". Planning on 10-15 hours a week for now. Should be good. I'll get to wear headphones while I work. And I'll be working with books. Yay!

2. Less booze. Haven't been taking care of myself the way I should be. I guess part of the plan is less booze. Another part is more vegetables, more meat, and more running.

3. More studying. Yikes. I met with greg last week, and we figured out a plan for the upcoming semester. So, I gotta stick to it, the master plan.

Apologies for the short/boring post. Felt obligated to write something....probably because I should be working on homework instead... but this isn't anything profound. Just an update I guess.

p.s. thanks mn vikings for a rollercoaster season and a disappointing finish.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

my grampa

today makes 4 years since my grampa died. jeez. it feels like it's been less than a year.

i drank whiskey tonight, in his honor. (and yes, i did pour a little out for him). i was planning on having some english muffin toast, the dried out stuff.... but it wasn't at the store. oh well. maybe next time.

i miss my grampa. every day. it doesn't get easier, but it does get more bearable, meaning i don't want to just curl up and disappear every time i miss him. i just want to curl up with him.... what a sweetheart.

today i rocked his pink striped button up shirt. i miss him. and my gramma too.

tonight jen and i toasted (with not-so-great whiskey) to my grampa. I said, "cheers, to my grampa, my best friend in the whole wide world". I think he's looking down on me. I hope he's proud.