September 30, 2008
Band: Zero 7
September 28, 2008
I'd almost forgotten how Jim Baughman plays tennis since it's been so long since we've played. It's a combination of trick shots, slop tennis, moon balls and drop shots. It's like playing tennis in slow motion. There's no pace to play off of and I can never get a feel for that kind of play. There's no tempo to get used to and no flow to the game. I hate to admit it but Jim beat me like a drum. Hailee was our ball girl and she did an excellent job. Now I know how the pro's feel, having the balls retrieved for you.
There is a hammock strung between a couple of trees in front of Jim and Katy's and it looks deceptively relaxing. It's a fine art getting into the thing without being thrown to the ground. the hammock seems almost alive, as if it's a horse that hasn't been broken. I stretch out across the hammock on my back and then I turn my body ninety degrees. You do this very slowly as you resist the urge to say soothing words to keep the hammock calm. All the while you can feel it quivering as you're trying to orient yourself into the correct position. I'm finally in the correct position. Jim says "you don't look very relaxed bear." Everyone laughs. I can't laugh and have to stay perfectly still to maintain my enjoyable hammock experience. Hailee comes up and put both her hands on the edge and has a smile on her face. "Hailee, if you dump me off this thing, you'd better start running!" After a while I actually start to doze off. Charlene wakes me saying it's time to go. The process get off the thing is reversed and very slowly I get back off the thing. I don't know if it's worth the effort or not. Give me a good couch and I'll be happy.
Amy works for Papa John's so we were able to spend time at the corporate tent before the game to tailgate in style. We feasted on ribs, bbq chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, and for dessert DEEP FRIED OREOS WITH ICE CREAM. It was awful but I managed to choke it down.
What could this amber colored liquid be?
The University of Kentucky beat Western Kentucky University 41 to 3. Sorry Emily!
September 25, 2008
September 23, 2008
September 19, 2008
Ike knocked power out at my employer's Louisville office so a lot of the functions which KHESLC must perform were moved to the Frankfort office, where we (the Network Services Branch) set up workstations and provided support for the Louisville people at our office in Frankfort. It's been a very busy week for all of us. This morning we learned that the Louisville office is back on the power grid and there were alot of smiling faces.
My humble abode is still a dark and forboding place since we're still without power but in the larger scheme of things I still feel fortunate that we escaped any major damage to our home and the larger branches that fell are the only thing I have to clean up. It could have been much, much worse. Charlene called me just awhile ago and said that someone had loaned her a battery operated TV with a two inch screen. It's party time at the McClain house this weekend! We can watch the Ryder Cup now.....what a relief!