September 29, 2010

If I Die Young

I guess every now and then I should have a post that doesn’t have any thing to do with sports or wear I’m trying to be funny.
I assumed after getting married that I would really be getting over Larianns death. I had hoped that I would mean I wouldn’t be sad about her being gone any more and while I am so much happier then I have been in a very long time I still find myself missing her at times, though definitely not as much as I used to.
One of those times happened a few weeks ago while I was driving into work at the church. I heard this song on the radio.

I actually started crying while I was driving. I guess I still miss her more then I thought I did.
I do know that Lucy and I will see her again and I am so grateful for that knowledge, though it still hurts some times to think that she is gone. I am also very grateful to have Ariane in my life now, she has made me happy again.

September 18, 2010

Ole Miss

A short time ago, in a land not so far away…

Back in 2003 the University of Mississippi Rebels, or Ole Miss as it is more commonly known, dismissed their mascot Colonel Reb, in an attempt to be more politically correct. Since that time they have been with out an on the field mascot. The students at Ole Miss decided that it was time for a new mascot. Who better to lead the Ole Miss Rebels then the leader of the galactic rebellion against the empire, Admiral Ackbar from the Star Wars movie “Return of the Jedi”.

It’s to bad this didn’t work out. It seems like an upgrade on so many levels, going from a colonel to an admiral, pistols to lasers, sailing ships to space ships, the south eastern United States to an entire universe. Plus you would definitely have the entire market of alien themed sports mascots all to your self.
So I guess the students of Ole Miss will return to their search for a new mascot and Admiral Ackbar will return to trying to restore freedom to the universe. It’s to bad, I probably would have signed to do graduate studies at a school who had a Star Wars character for a mascot.

September 5, 2010

Ogden Raptors

Ariane and I took Lucy to her first baseball game last night. We went up to Lindquist field in Ogden along with Lucy's Grandma and Grandpa Evans and Uncle Devin and Aunt Rachel, to watch the Raptors take on the Casper Ghosts.

Lucy did pretty well for her first baseball game, the first three innings were a breeze, she clapped and cheered whenever anyone else did and yelled "Charge" after the trumpet played. She did start to loose interest and we ended up entertaining her the rest of the game.

Ariane ran into one of her former students who works for the raptors and she asked Ariane if she wanted to participate in one of their promotions between innings.
Araine had 12 seconds to make it from first base to third base. She didn't quite make it, it took her 14 seconds and she lost one of her sandals between second and third.

The most impressive part for Lucy was the Spondgebob Squarepants and Patrick pictures that were on the walls. She asked Aunt Rachel to take her picture with them.

We had a really good time and the raptors went on to win 15-4. Maybe we will try bringing Lucy to a Utah football game some time this year.