April 27th, 2010

Halloween 2008- Captain Hammer

long time since I've rapped at ya

Just opened up a post window and found a draft from after my winter vacation:

Had a great vacation in Tennessee with family.

There were minor delays due to maintenance on both planes on the way down, but no significant problems. The Krispy Kreme drive-thru took almost half an hour though.

We had a good time at the family cabin in Gatlinburg with my parents, brother and his family. One of my aunts and cousins also stopped by for a couple of days.

At the airport on the way back I thought a woman outside of security looked familiar. I eventually figured out she was Julia Campbell (although I didn't really have much beyond "from that Fox women in prison sitcom".) I'm a little surprised I didn't notice her companion, Jay Karnes. He was in a couple of episodes of Bruce Campbell's TV show.

They were on our flight out of Knoxville too. Didn't pester them, I always feel bad about bothering folks.

So, that was all about four months ago.
Halloween 2008- Captain Hammer

He curses the cold in Minnesota…

monstersocks and I watched a bunch of curling during the winter olympics. I can probably name more curlers now than athletes in any other sport (although that isn't saying much).

We took a class down in Lakeville to try it out and had fun. I decided to sign up for the St. Paul Curling Club Spring League (with informational class). Our team has two beginners and two experienced players. We've had one match so far and lost by two (although the opposing skip was in the 2006 olympics so I can't feel too bad).

Our gas bill was lower every month this winter than it had been the previous winter thanks to our new roof (and insulation). Quite pleased with that.

No iPad yet. I'd like one, but I'm not sure when I'll be able to justify it. I've been working on creating a budget and sticking to it, that doesn't play very nicely with extravagant technology purchases.