Friday, October 31, 2008

Monkey Outfit and First Steps

Head over to Rachel's Blog to check out Norah in her Halloween costume. If you do, you'll see a video of Norah taking some of her first steps!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Lion's Market?

I saw this today in class. I did not know, but apparently on Oct. 29th, some Christians gathered to pray for the economy. Now, I'm not against praying for the economy, but I can't believe someone decided it would be good idea to symbolize that prayer by laying hands on a bronze bull. Remind you of anything? I have so many things to say about this, but really, I think the image speaks for itself. Here's a link to the full story straight from the... uh... horse's? mouth.

It's not technically a golden calf, but...

Friday, October 24, 2008

Update coming soon!

I have an update coming soon... there is a ton to write about, so it's going to take me a while to get it posted. While I'm workin on uploading it, you can enjoy this long boring video of Norah and I. This is a little glimpse into what mornings are like in the Elek house. We finish breakfast, and Norah and her dad sit at the kitchen table for a few minutes before we walk out the door and head to day care. Just like my dad I and I used to do in the mornings... it's pretty much the best thing ever.

Anyway, if you're family or a close friend, you might enjoy the movie. If you're anyone else, it'll probably bore you to tears. Sorry... hopefully the upcoming, and probably very long, update won't suck.

Oh, and Norah has a post on her blog... she's pretty bad at updating, I know. She's been grounded as punishment.

Monday, October 20, 2008

The System is Down

My computer is down right now. Something about a busted back-dimmer or some other such nonsense. The guys at the Genius bar seem to think it's my battery, even though I've told them on three separate visits that I only use the computer when it's plugged in. Thankfully however, some very nice Indian gentleman assured me that it's a problem with the backlight-dimmer thingamajig, and as a result, it's in the mail. As soon as I have it back, I'll post an update with pictures from the wedding etc.

Till then!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Browns V. Giants

The above statement is from the power rankings of week 6. See what it says? "It will take more than the Browns to knock this team off course." *sigh* Now, sports critics and Cleveland-haters at ESPN, eat your words:

454 total yards of offense.
Zero Turnovers.
Zero Punts.
35 Points.

That's like the best Haiku ever written. Except it's not a Haiku. Oh well. Either way, I sat on my couch tonight and tried as hard as I could not to scream my lungs out while Norah and Rachel slept down the hall because my boys, the Cleveland Browns straight up POUNDED the Undefeated Returning NFL Champions the New York Football Giants. Did I say POUNDED? I meant:


I'm going to bark in my sleep tonight. It's going to take more than the Giants to knock the Browns off course...

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Road Trip Picture

We are home this weekend for my brother Jeremy's wedding. My brother Tim snapped these photos our way to Cleveland and I really liked them for whatever reason. I'll post a full update as soon as I can after I get home. Until then you'll have to look at these pictures of us at a rest stop in Indiana. (I'm really just trying to store them somewhere so I don't forget to print them off later.)

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Best Candies EVER!

I was buying a Coke in the Bookstore today to go with my healthy lunch (consisting of left-over Veggie Stir-fry and a bag of Cheetos), when I stumbled on this FANDANGTASTICABULOUS box of candies. I did not know what was inside, and did not care what was inside. I just had to have them because of the box they were in. (Oh, I think you'll understand.) Below is a recreation of what I looked like when I saw the candies in line:

And the picture below that is the look that was on my face when I opened the candies in the Div. School lounge and found Mints inside. The perfect compliment to my Coke, Cheetos and Stir-fry lunch.

Yeah. That's right.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Maggie's Long Walks

We used to have an Airedale Terrier named Maggie. She passed away a while back, but I'll never forget her long forays into the wild unknown. On a regular basis, we would let her out to "do her business" and something would take over. Rather than wandering around the yard, picking a spot and doing the usual circle routine, she would tear out of the yard like a bullet out of a gun and go crashing into the woods. No amount of yelling, or shaking a box of biscuits would help, she was gone. She was on a journey. We're not sure what happened on those journeys, but she would inevitably show up a few days later looking like some prodigal puppy, or she would crawl into someone's yard and wait for them to read her collar and give us a call. That was Maggie.

So, imagine my surprise when I saw this video on CNN today. It appears as though we aren't the only ones who had an Airedale with a penchant for adventure.

Till next time!