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Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Alright, so tonight and all of today is the last day of November. Many of you know that I participate in "No Shave November" every year, which, as the name implies, means that you don't shave for the month of November. It is quite fun, and nice because you don't have to worry about shaving every day. But yeah, so I will probably be shaving off most of my facial hair tomorrow, not sure what I am going to form it into, but I will take pictures of my beard before I shave it off, and then an after picture too.
Oh yeah, and you probably know this, but Edmonton Eskimos won the Grey Cup! I am very excited because it proves they are the best football team! Speaking of football, I am going to the final Fresno State Football game of the season on Friday night. Start time of 6:00pm, and it is being televised on ESPN2, so if you get that chanel you should watch.
Saturday, November 26, 2005
Hanford Christmas Parade
A popular event in Hanford is the annual Christmas Parade, which takes place the Friday following Thanksgiving. With the great weather we've been experiencing, it was beautiful night to kick-off the season. For us, it was the first time we've been to the parade.
Here are some photo links, including one of Andrew marching in the school band:
(Don't forget: With all of these photo links, click on the photo itself to see a larger version)
Thursday was Thanksgiving in the U.S. Except for Jonathan (who got to work at triple pay) it was a day off to relax, play games, and begin Christmas baking. This is our fourth Thanksgiving living in the U.S. and we have established our own pattern and tradition. For example, we buck the common tradition of eating turkey, since we will be gettting tons of it over the coming weeks and we recently celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving. For food, we have been having a fondue meal. This year it was a bavarian-style recipe with battered mushrooms, and rolled up ham, cheese and sage. Very good! (PHOTO link
). Dessert featured a dark chocolate fondue. The evening was spent watching a couple of movies.
Apart from the Thanksgiving activities, we truly have much to be thankful for. And, days like this remind us of all our blessings.
Friday, November 18, 2005
Well it is that time of year when football seasons start heating up. As you may know Edmonton Eskimos beat the Calgary Stampeders last weekend (GO ESKS!!!), and they will be playing BC in the western showdown. Tomorrow, my Fresno State Bulldogs will be taking on the Trojans of the University of Southern California. If you follow US College Football you will know that the USC Trojans are ranked #1 in the nation, and my Bulldogs are ranked #16. The Bulldogs have a really great team this year, and I think we have a chance at beating USC. USC is a better team, but the Bulldogs are very underrated. The game is at 7:15pm pacific, and is being broadcast on Fox Sportsnet. So if you are lucky enough to have that channel, there is a good chance it will be on TV, and I really think you should watch it.
Sunday, November 13, 2005
Lloyd and I took a little trip to Visalia and wandered around downtown and the Art Gallery, looked at some model homes and went out to lunch. We found this great restaurant, Henry Salazar's. It had soft lighting great atmosphere, pop Mexican music and fresh hot taco chips with fresh salsa. It was a great lunch and kind of a long time since Lloyd and I got to go on a "date". Hey Betty - I'm starting to like cilantro!
Friday, November 11, 2005
We sold it!
It took a lot longer than we expected, but we finally sold our minivan yesterday. With the high gas prices, we also didn't the money we hoped to get, but it's gone. And, we have more room on our driveway and on the street!
Saturday, November 05, 2005
Every week I listen to a radio program about Europe. It is called Euroquest, and it is created and broadcasted by Radio Netherlands from Holland. They are finally getting into the new digital realm with a blog they have started. This radio program solicited names for their new blog through a contest where listeners could submit names they think would make good names for the blog. I did some thinking about what I thought would be a good name for the blog and I came up with the name "Euroqlog". Because the name of the program is Euroquest, I thought Euroqlog would be a good name, because it combines "Euroquest" and "blog", as well the "qlog" is similar to the dutch shoe, the "clog". So today I found out that I was one of the winners with the most creative title and I will be getting a bag of prizes in the mail eventually for winning.
The return of Luke the writer
Well, it's taken a long time this semester to get anything of mine in The Collegian (my school's newspaper) but this week I finally got an article in. The worst part was I forgot to pick up a paper on Wednesday/Thursday when the article was actually in the paper. Oh well, it's online for the enjoyment of everyone. Here's the link
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Well this week has been super busy for me. I had a mid-term in my Finance class today (which I think I did really well on), and yesterday I had a project due in my Marketing class. Tomorrow (Thursday), as usual, is my last day of the week, although it is the longest day of my week. I am really looking forward to the weekend.
The phone is ringing off the hook!
As many of your know we have a toll-free number for our business. Quite often we get errant calls, but nothing like what started last week.
A company with a number similar to ours recently published 250,000 (that's 1/4 million!) catalogs and mailed them all over the U.S., but by mistake included our phone number on the cover and on every page inside the catalog. Now that people are starting to receive the catalogs we are getting bombarded with tons of calls - probably close to 100 today alone.
We have contacted the company, and they are trying to figure out a solution with us. Fortunately, they have motivation because without our cooperation they will lose lots of money.
Needless to say, we're tired of hearing the phone ring!