Saturday, February 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Cassie!

In my new tradition of blogging, I want to wish my wonderful daughter a Happy Birthday. I didn't post yesterday (on her actual birthday) because I felt my post was so bland compared to her sister's! Well, we all know QG has a way with words that I can only hope to achieve some day. :)

Happy Birthday Cassie! I love you!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Batman Lives!

Batman was at the gym tonight.

The gym has a Lifestyle Adjustable Dual Pulley machine, which is basically an all-in-one machine with pulleys and stacks of weights. As I was working my triceps and biceps with a mere 15 pounds of free weights, I caught sight of a man (aka Batman) hanging upside down from this machine. I didn't mean to, but ended up staring at him for a good 20 seconds.

The guy brought his own ankle straps to the gym, hung upside down spread eagle style, and did upside down sit-ups. He really looked like a bat, because he was dressed all in black and the machine was in a corner. Normally, I'd think the guy was a show-off. But he was mid fifties, balding, not very handsome, but very muscular.

Amazing, but humbling.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Congratulations Adam!

I'm smiling ear to ear. It's so wonderful to see (or hear) your children happy!

Adam received his acceptance letter from Macalester College today. It was his first choice of school, and he was worried about whether he would get accepted. The college is located in St. Paul, MN and is a small liberal arts college with under 2000 students. Strong academics, politically active, very liberal, with a diverse student population. Surprisingly, 13% of their students are international and they pull kids from all over the country (not just the midwest).

Congrats Adam! I'm very happy for you!

BTW, just what is a Macalester Scot? It's an odd sort of mascot name... ;)