Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Change

It was fun to follow the events of the inauguration of President Obama.  It's amazing to see so many people in Washington D.C. all there to witness the event.  Sadly, I had to follow everything from my computer at work--which is, by the way, the slowest machine on the planet.  I'm pretty sure I was using machines with more computational power when I was in high school!  It is that old!

With all the events going on during the past few months, I was surprised to see how ready the nation was to attack and defame the now former President Bush.   Although I'm not disappointed to see a change in the White House, I think that it is wise to respect the office of the President of the United States.  
But my belief is deemed old fashioned by the late night shows and everyone else that made the President the butt end of their jokes.   I'm not saying that the world has to throw out all things funny or that I never laughed at a joke made about President Bush (some of them were really funny); but I thought that the line of friendly joking was passed many times to purposely degrade the President.  Those hating the president backed up  their cause by the failing economy, the endless war, and so on...  Seriously?  I'm sometimes embarrassed by my lack of civic knowledge, but at least I know the fundamentals of governmental checks and balances.  I'm just wondering how the rising generation will treat the President-- I hope that it will be with respect, but I'm not holding my breath.  

Meanwhile, in other news here's a picture of two fine looking statisticians.  That's right, we kept the stats for Christian's basketball team.  It was pretty intense.  I feel like I'm on Greg Wrubell's side when I taking those stats.  Well, maybe not, but it is a lot of fun.  Jeni was in charge of the shot chart and I was busy doing the rest of the stats.  The boys on the team get a printout of the season-to-date stats each week at practice.  Pretty good idea I say!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Back to Life

It was fun to have Amber visit for a little while after Christmas.  We were able to spend her birthday with her too.  That is one good thing about having a birthday so close to Christmas, you always will have a lot of family around.  

She's not the only one to have a birthday, Joseph had his last week too.  This is a picture of Lamb and Tyler at Joseph's Birthday party.  What a beautiful girl! 

Christmas was too short this year.  It was a lot of fun spending time with Nate and Kristy and their boys.  They let me spend the day with them, which was a lot of fun to see their kids open their presents.   It was fun to go to Shane's house to watch the Sugar Bowl.  You'll have to check out Jeni's blog to see a picture of us in red.  Watching the Ute's pound Alabama made me truly proud to be from this state.  There is no reason why they shouldn't be number one.  I'm watching Florida/Oklahoma as I write this blog and can honestly say it is a snoozer (the first 3 quarters anyway) compared with the action packed Utah game.  The whole BCS system isn't just wrong, it should be illegal.  

With that said, now it is back to the grind--work, commuting, etc.  The other day after work, it was snowing and the traffic and roads were so bad that it took me over an hour to go about 10 miles.  Where is Al Gore and his global warming when you need him!?  Don't get me wrong, I love the snow when I'm not driving in it.