Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Start of a New Streak.

#22 KSU 84 #2 KU 75

Frankenmartin does what Lon Kruger, Dana Altman, Tom Asbury, Jim Woolridge and Bob Huggins couldn't.
Now someone fetch him a tailor.

Micheal Beasley, 25 points; 4-4 3 pointers.

Bill Walker, 22 points

Jacob Pullen, 20 points; 10-10 free throws

Sports Illustrated's Luke Winn on The Fans:
In my travels over the past few weeks, I've had the chance to visit three arenas for the first time: UCLA's Pauley Pavilion, Tennessee's Thompson-Boling Arena and Kansas State's Bramlage Coliseum. All three trips were for big rivalry games: USC at UCLA, Vandy at Tennessee and Kansas at Kansas State. And I'm amazed how much louder Bramlage was than the other two. The students in Manhattan were in an absolute frenzy for the entire upset of the second-ranked Jayhawks on Wednesday, so much so that KU coach Bill Self said afterward, "We will not play in an environment like this again this year. I couldn't even hear the whistle blow." No doubt the KSU kids were particularly riled because the KU was in town -- they were vaulting press row just to get on the court afterwards -- but if they can come close to replicating the atmosphere for the rest of their Big 12 home games, this will be one of the most underrated home-court advantages in college hoops. Said forward Bill Walker, "My ears were ringing when I finally got back to the locker room." The question now is, can Kansas' students sufficiently return the favor when the Wildcats enter the Phog on March 1?

Ans: No.

Why Bill Walker is my favorite Wildcat:

Freshman Forward Bill Walker

On the win...

“People act like there’s just one team in Kansas. We had a chance to show there isn’t. I just remember going on those Catbacker tours and listening to those people in Garden City, Kansas, and all the other places I went – all they wanted was to beat KU.

It is all we wanted, Bill. Thanks.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Project Teenage Daughter Day 1

I have begun finishing a room for Anna in the basement. I figure that she will want to move to the basement by the time she becomes a teenager, which is just a shade over a decade away. Since my previous carpentry experience consists entirely of assembling furniture purchased at Target, I figure I have just enough time to get this project completed by Anna's thirteenth birthday. Today I learned that I am incapable of cutting wood either to its proper length or in a straight line. I also learned that I am very bad at "toenailing." (I am also not so great at plain old nailing either.) Luckily, I have Dad to help me. Just 60 years ago he helped my grandfather build the house that I grew up in. Dad is full of very useful advice such as "you should try hitting the nail with the hammer." Here is the extent of today's accomplishments:

Only 3770 days to go (give or take.)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Merry Mid-January!

I have just finished writing our Christmas letter. If you did not receive our 2006 Christmas letter, but would like to receive one this time around, then you should let me know. This letter will only be delivered via regular mail.
Otherwise, prepare to be heart-warmed.

"Now we can play checkers."

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

Pre New Years

Anna's Placemat at a restaurant in Salina

A Happy Christmas; The Postscript

Loby part II

In which lobiwan makes a mess, and also some noodles.

I used the blender all by myself!