Saturday, November 29, 2008

KU vs MU

My family and I went to the KU vs MU game in Kansas City today. It was miserably cold and raining and then snowing, and even though I was bundled up, the fact that my shoes are falling apart didn't help my feet at all. It was a decent game, with a couple touchdowns withing the last few minutes of the game that changed who it looked like was going to win. The real story, though, is about the seats. There were these 3 guys who were drinking pretty hard, and were cussing and being generally obnoxious. One guy started smoking, which I was pretty sure was not allowed, but I didn't say anything. Then, they kept being obnoxious and the guy smoked a second cigarette, so I went up to talk to Customer Relations and made sure it wasn't allowed, and talked to them about what they were doing. When we got back, I didn't point directly to the guys, so they had trouble figuring out which guys it was, and he had stopped smoking. When my mom saw that I had gotten them she said "Why'd you do that?! Now he's going to beat us up!" When I saw him pull out a third cigarette, I asked him not to light it up, since it was a no-smoking zone everywhere. He asked if it bothered me, and I said yes, and he said he wouldn't do it then. Ok, that's good. I should have done that first, but I also shouldn't have had to do anything at all. Anyway, so then we decided we could enjoy the game since we wouldn't have to smell smoke the entire time. Later, though, I noticed this stream of water just to the left of my mom... I looked up and it stopped, and I saw that same guy messing around with his pants... he had just peed on the ground next to my mom in the stadium! I confronted him about it, and he said (in a very drunk voice) "I don't know what you're talking about, man." I ran back up to the Customer Relations booth, and they came down with me, but by the time we got there, these guys had run off. I talked about what had happened with everyone around, and they were glad I saw him do that.

- Kyle

Monday, November 17, 2008

Project 10 of many. . .

This project began with a chair that I found cast aside on the road in front of my house, in a pile that looked about like this. . .
I pressure washed the chair, let it dry and then began to take it apart. . . and now it's done. Tah dah (it looks cooler in real life than it does in these pictures).

Friday, November 14, 2008

At last, at last!

It's the news you've all been waiting for. . . My pattern making table has arrived!!!! I think it is about the most fabulous table ever! It's what I dreamed about all those nights I worked in the senior labs. . . Actually that version had a bed where the bottom drawers are. . . Those days are long since past, and while they will always hold a special place in my heart I'd rather not ever relive my senior year at Stephens College (I still cannot drink coffee because the taste of it brings back all my stress and anxiety from school and puts a sick feeling in my stomach.).Our friend Paul built this table for me. It comes apart relatively easily. . . so it's portable (just like a bicycle in a suitcase) It's only been primed at this point - but I look forward to painting it. The handles were a birthday present that I got from my friend Melody.

And I'm really not spoiled. . . but. . . . here is a picture of some flowers that Kyle sent me at work the other day. Usually Kyle can't surprise me. . . but I was completely surprised this time. Good job Kyle!!

Oh and some pictures from our picnic in the backyard the other night. . . since we were so far out in the wilderness and that it was likely the last meal we were ever going to be able to eat I decided that I probably shouldn't let the summer sausage go to waste. . . so there goes my vegetarianism. . . I'm woman enough to admit that it was just a fad. . . though, I couldn't help but think about all the awful antibiotics I was ingesting.That's sparkling apple cider by the way. . .

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Tree Fairy

pictures from Halloween