Monday, February 28, 2011

self promotion.

so . . . i feel a little silly posting about this, but i feel like a little self promotion might be helpful in getting things started. i have finally gotten my etsy store up and running, and so i invite you all to check it out! right now it is mostly vintage items with only a few handmade items. i hope to add more handmade items in the near future. anyway. take a looksy. oh and it's kinda embarrassing, so please ignore the fact that i am my own model for some of the items . . . it was either peter or me, and well, the cowls i'm modeling just aren't made for men!

Monday, February 21, 2011

president's day fun.

a morning in the life of will includes many exciting and awesome activities. this president's day monday wasn't any different.

several months back, my mom gave william a BMW H-series. the H is for hippo. we didn't even know it was a BMW until this morning when will showed us the integrated iPhone hook up. apparently, it docks right in the front console and works like a charm. this way he can use GPS navigation to get around the kitchen/living room area without getting lost or having to ask for directions.

once he reaches he destination: the beloved ottoman in the middle of the room, he can jump up and pounce around to his heart's content.

will also loves anything pixar. so this morning we had nemo on while emily and i were getting ready. will wasn't amused by us, so he dragged some pillows into the office so he could watch nemo in comfort and style all by himself... he needs his R&R from the rough and tumble life he leads.

that's a pretty typical morning. bouncing around from one thing to another, non-stop.

today we also went bowling with my mom, jill, steven, and their kids. it was a pretty awesome. will got to eat as many smarties as he could sitting on my mom's lap and even help me bowl my 10th frame trying to get a 7-10 split. needless to say, will bowled it perfectly down the middle.
still worthy of some congratulations from his mom!

i won't brag and tell you who won the first game. instead, i'll let you live the excitement of the second game. steven and i were pretty much head to head for most of the first 9 frames, trading off who had open/closed frames, so it was hard to get a firm score to see who was actually ahead. that was until the last frame when his score came up. it looked a little something like this: steven was up 2 pins in the 9th frame, but followed his spare with only 3 pins. so all i needed to do was clean out and pick up just 5+ pins for the win.

as you can tell. steven closed out the last frame, and i would have to too to have a chance to win. first bowl: 8 pins. just needed two pins to cruise to victory.
i'll let you guess how it turned out...

back to will. he finished the day in classic form. taking a bite out of emily's deodorant. and carrying random things around in his beloved laundry basket.
it was a pretty good day. and it will probably finish off with some Cars or Toy Story...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

calling all cyclists!

for quite awhile now, i've been fantasizing about become a cyclist. it's a pretty noble aspiration, i guess. i've been day dreaming about owning my own road bike and riding to work (roughly 20 miles). today marks the day that that vision is forming in my mind's eye.

thanks to a supportive and loving wife and many helpful relatives and friends, i bought the bike of my dreams. i seriously love it. it's perfect. see for yourself.

anyway, a secondary aspiration of mine is to ride the Saints to Sinners (click here for the official site, you can also click on the button on the sidebar) race this summer. It's relay bike race from salt lake to vegas in either 5 or 10 person teams. Plus, the race donates a portion of the proceeds to ALS-Lou Gehrig's disease research/support. So, with my new bike in hand, all i need now is a racing team. luckily, the team is starting to take shape, but we can always accommodate the willing. so let me know if you're down to ride.

so for the inaugural ride this morning, since the weather was a very cooperative 59 degrees, emily, will, and i made our way out to legacy parkway for a morning ride. it was awesome. i felt like a total speed daemon. (that was of course, until i turned around. i didn't realize we were riding with such a kickin tail wind. and it wasn't a very kind head wind)

and now some unnecessary self disclosure. check out my stats/map: total miles: 14.82. it was a good intro ride into my dreamy desires.
calling all cyclists, seriously, if you want to ride saints to sinners this summer, let me know...!