Friday, February 29, 2008

Check out this license plate!

A lot of you know that I am a complete license plate geek. Well, I am a geek in general. I collect tags and try to memorize every state license plate and I keep a notepad in the car and write down every time I see a new tag. I also like vanity license plates. Kristi and I were out Thursday evening and I saw this in a parking lot. Someone is in love with the King! I wanted to share this one. Pretty funny one. My favorite vanity tag that I have seen so far has been one that says "4U2DCY4." Can you figure that one out?

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Get Well Lane

My nephew Lane is in the Hospital. They are not exactly sure what is wrong yet. Here is a picture that I took Wednesday night at Wesley Medical Center. He is trying to listen to the television, but he had a million people in the room bugging him. I am sure that I was at the top of that list. I hope that you get to feeling better soon, buddy. Zach needs you back to health, so he can play the Play Station 2 with you and talk about Transformers and Star Wars. Get Well! Get Well Soon! We hope you get well soon! OK, that was copying "Seinfeld" there. Best wishes, Lane.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Holy Pete! He's on the Av's Again! Yes!!!

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that it has come to terms with unrestricted free agent Peter Forsberg on a new contract through the 2007-2008 season. “We’re proud to announce to our fans that Peter Forsberg has decided to come back and play with our franchise where he’s enjoyed so much success early in his career,” said Avalanche Executive Vice President and General Manager Francois Giguere. “His addition should complement our roster and will bring our team to an even higher competitive level.”
“Over the last several months, I have worked extremely hard in order for this to be possible. I am looking forward to putting this jersey on again,” said Forsberg. “I have so many great memories of my playing days in Denver. I’m excited about helping my new teammates and former teammates in the coming weeks, and hopefully I am able to do that in the very near future.”Forsberg, 34, was selected sixth overall in the 1991 Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers before being dealt to the Quebec Nordiques on June 30, 1992. He made his NHL debut with the Nordiques during the 1994-95 season, where he tallied 50 points (15g/35a) in 47 games during the shortened season, earning him the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie. During his next nine seasons in Colorado, he would go on to win two Stanley Cups (1996, 2001); capture the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP (2003); and appear in seven All-Star games. During his MVP season, he led the NHL in scoring with 106 points (29g/77a) in 75 games. He was named a First-Team NHL All-Star three times (1998, 1999, 2003) while with Colorado. Forsberg currently stands fourth on the franchise’s all-time scoring list with 741 points (216g/525a) in 580 career games. He stands first on the organization’s all-time post-season assist list (97); second in playoff goals (57) and points (154); and second in post-season game-winning goals (12). He owns regular season franchise records for most points in a period (5) and shares the record for most assists in a game (5). His post-season club records include most points in a game (5); most goals in a period (3); most game-winning goals in a series (3 done twice).

Must See Movie!

I took a couple of days off this week. I have been swamped and work and there will be no time to take off in a few weeks when the Spring ratings start. I am going to be hanging around town. I went to see "U2 3D" today. This movie was awesome! U2 is by far the best concert that I have seen in person. I have seen them twice. I saw them at Arrowhead Stadium in K.C. both times. The first time was on the "Zoo T.V. tour. It was about 20 degrees at the October show, but the cold weather didn't phase anyone. They are incredible. If you can't see them live, try to catch this movie.

I also surprised Madison and Zach today. I picked them up at school. Kristi is making her killer sloppy joe's and we'll probably just hang out and watch movies. It's too cold to go out and do anything!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Chillin' on the computer

Here's Madison playing with her webkinz on the computer Saturday afternoon. Her cousin, Lane is in the background playing the Playstation 2 with Zach. Maddie and Zach went with their sister to see a movie earlier in the day. They saw the "Spiderwick Chronicles" and said they enjoyed it.

Had to put this on the Blog.

I was looking on the web at different pictures of Colorado and came across this one. It's a picture of the Unication Church in Leadville. I believe that's the church. I like this shot a lot. It reminds me of being a kid in Leadville and see Mt. Massive towering over the town. I just wanted to share this photo.

It's about time for the Oscars

The Academy Awards are this weekend at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. My friend, Darren is one of the photographers for the event. He also does the the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants. His claim to fame is being our official photographer. He takes all of our family photos. You can see Darren's stuff at I forgot that he was in LA earlier this week and called him on my way into work. It was around 8 a.m. here, but about 6 a.m. in Hollywood. I woke him up. He was cool about it. Have a fun time Darren. See you next week.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Zach in 3-D!

Kristi and I took all the kids to "Hannah Montana in 3-D" on Friday night. Here's a picture of Zach in his 3-D glasses. Most of the kids seemed to enjoy it. I won't comment on the movie, but I did get a nice little nap in. :)

Now this is a sweet stadium!

Don't adjust your monitors, people. Pictured above is a rendering of the Rays' proposed $450 million waterfront stadium in St. Petersburg. The photos of this plan have been available for some time, but the team just released this image, which features the park with the roof in the "closed"position.
The stadium should be completed as early as 2012. Now if only they could figure out how to equip it withA/C.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

This is sick. Yogi the dog was violated again.

Police arrest man for having sex with dog

Wichita police arrested 20-year-old Joshua Coman Tuesday night for aggravated burglary and sodomy.
Coman is suspected of breaking into a garage in the 3700 block of E. Clark where the homeowner caught him having sex with the family’s Rottweiler.
Coman was arrested and charged in Reno County last September for having sex with a dog there. You can click on this link for the whole story. Pretty sick stuff.
I am not putting this on the blog to be sicko. I knew of the case earlier in the year and I also knew about the dog and the name.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Huh? LOL!

Kristi and I were at the mall on Saturday. I was in Steve and Barry's clothing store, while she was in Penny's using the restroom. Steve and Barry's is known for tons of different t-shirts. Some of their shirts have funny things on them. I snapped this photo from my camera phone and sent it to Kristi. She came in the story laughing and "that's right!" I found it amusing and wanted to share it with you. Now, if it were only true. Just teasing.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Kansas City is 4th Most Underrated American City

Yahoo had a story about the most underrated cities in America and K.C. is in the Top 5.
Here's the story: With downtown's multi-billion-dollar face-lift, pedestrian-friendly boulevards, and claim to having the most fountains of any city outside of Rome, Kansas City is definitely deserving of buzz. Plus, history buffs can learn about the city's pioneer roots at the Arabia Steamboat Museum, while sports fans can visit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, a tribute to the excellent athletes forced to play in segregated leagues. Blues and jazz clubs also abound in this city, where musicians like Count Basie and Charlie Parker got their start, particularly in the historic 18th and Vine District, home of the American Jazz Museum . Once you've worked up an appetite, you're also in for a treat, as this Midwestern city also boasts some of the country's best barbecue.

Here's the link:;_ylc=X3oDMTFuanNwazVpBFNlYwNmcC10b2RheW1vZARTbGsDY2hlYXAtZmxpZ2h0cwRfUwMyNzE2MTQ5BF9zAzI3MTk0ODE-


I was the DJ for a Homecoming dance in Greensburg, KS on Friday night. Greensburg was the town that was destroyed by a tornado in May of 2007. I had not been there since the tornado. I have never seen so much damage in my life. There is literally one original building left downtown. There is no restaurants or grocery store. They only thing that they have for that is a Kwik Shop with a Dillons sign on it. The Hospital is a few trailers. The school is taking place in a bunch of trailers and a big Morton Building is their gym. The basketball games on Friday night took place in Mullinville. That's about 10-15 miles west of Greensburg. The Homecoming dance took place at the Morton Building in Greensburg.
They have started to rebuild the town. It's a very strong community. They have this banner hanging in the Morton Building. I thought that it was a neat banner.

A beautiful end of the day

I took this photo from my camera phone as I was driving west on Highway 254 near Kingman, Kansas on Friday night. It was a beautiful sunset. I wish that Kansas had mountains, but the sunsets here are wonderful. I just wanted to share this with you. I wish the quality was better, but it's from the camera phone.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


I did it again! I forgot one of my uncles Birthdays. Last time it was Uncle Lamar. This time I forgot to send B-Day wishes to Uncle Ron in Missouri. I have been so busy. I knew that his B-Day was in February. I was thinking it was the 13th for some reason. I looked at my organizer and it was the 3rd. I am so sorry that I missed that date. I would like to wish a Belated Birthday and get well wishes to Uncle Ron. Kris and I love to spend time with you and Kay and look forward to seeing you again. We love you!

Happy Valentine's Day

I would like to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day. Kris and I were at Wal-Mart last night buying valentine's for the kids. You would have thought it was Christmas. The place was packed! It was nuts! I wanted to get in my car and drive people over. LOL! OK, it wasn't to that point.
I would like to give a special Happy Valentine's greeting to my beautiful wife, Kristi. I love you honey and wish you nothing but the best. Have a great day.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

'Jaws' actor Scheider dies at 75

Roy Scheider, a two-time Oscar nominee best known for his role as a police chief in the blockbuster movie "Jaws," has died. He was 75. cheider died Sunday at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital in Little Rock, hospital spokesman David Robinson said. The hospital did not release a cause of death. However, hospital spokeswoman Leslie Taylor said Scheider had been treated for multiple myeloma at the hospital's Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy for the past two years.
He was nominated for a best-supporting actor Oscar in 1971's "The French Connection" in which he played the police partner of Oscar winner Gene Hackman and for best-actor for 1979's "All That Jazz," the autobiographical Bob Fosse film.
However, he was best known for his role in Steven Spielberg's 1975 film, "Jaws," the enduring classic about a killer shark terrorizing beachgoers and well as millions of moviegoers.
Widely hailed as the film that launched the era of the Hollywood blockbuster, it was also the first movie to earn $100 million at the box office. Scheider starred with Richard Dreyfuss, who played an oceanographer.
"He was a wonderful guy. He was what I call 'a knockaround actor,'" Dreyfuss said.
"A 'knockaround actor' to me is a compliment that means a professional that lives the life of a professional actor and doesn't' yell and scream at the fates and does his job and does it as well as he can," he said.
In 2005, one of Scheider's most famous lines in the movie — "You're gonna need a bigger boat" — was voted No. 35 on the American Film Institute's list of best quotes from U.S. movies.
That year, some 30 years after "Jaws" premiered, hundreds of movie buffs flocked to Martha's Vineyard, off the southeastern coast of Massachusetts, to celebrate the great white shark.
The island's JawsFest '05 also brought back some of the cast and crew, including screenwriter Carl Gottlieb and Peter Benchley, who wrote the novel that inspired Spielberg's classic. Spielberg, Scheider and Dreyfuss were absent.
Scheider was also politically active. He participated in rallies protesting U.S. military action in Iraq, including a massive New York demonstration in March 2003 that police said drew 125,000 chanting activists.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Enjoying the nice weather

It's a beautiful day in Wichita. Everyone is enjoying it. I have been out playing "Garage Hockey" with the boys. Here's Zach trying to score on Austin. I am out of shape and needed a break. That's why I am putting this on the blog real quick. OK! Back to the Garage!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Hanging with Orange County Choppers

Today was a busy day. Our station had a big event with a local company. The company is Viega. They are a German company that makes plumbing and heating supplies. They have been around for 110 years and moved their North American Headquarters to Wichita a couple of years ago. They had a chopper made Paul Sr., Paul Jr. and Mikey from Orange County Choppers. You probably know them from the hit t.v. show "American Chopper." Here's a picture of me with Paul Jr.

Monday, February 4, 2008

February 5th. Happy B-day Honey!

I know that i am posting this a few hours early, but I wanted to make sure that I could sneak away from my wife long enough to post it. I hope she doesn't think that I am still doing my taxes. I might be posting my own obituary after she hears about that.

The woman of my dreams was born on February 5, 1969. I didn't know it at the time, because I was a fetus. I knew it back in the late 80's when I first met her, though. The first thing I remember was her beautiful dark brown eyes. I also loved her smile and her sense of humor. Well, she has to have some sense of humor to be with me. Kristi, Happy Birthday. You mean so much to me. You came back into my life when I needed you most. You are my best friend and the love of my life. I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you.
Oh, yeah. I almost forgot. Fred "Gopher" Grandy from "The Love Boat" sends his wishes. Love ya!

***I found this picture of Kristi and "Gopher" in her photo album. I believe she said that she was 10 or 11 at that time.


I was at home tonight, so I thought I would do my taxes. I really wish that I would've decided to do something else. OUCH! That's all I can say. I am not going to go into details, but all I can say is that it's not pretty. I will be opening a Lemonade stand and walking through the neighborhood with a snow shovel when we get the white stuff. LOL!
That's all I can do is laugh. I am not happy right now. It's so amazing how you can be on such a high on one day (Giants winning Super Bowl) and the next day feeling like a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest (taxes). Well, that's life. I hope that April 15th is a better day for you.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

GIANT Super Bowl Upset!!!

Wow! I can't believe it! The Giants did it! They beat the undefeated New England Patriots 17-14 in Super Bowl XLII. It was one of the best games that I have ever seen. I drove Kristi with my yelling at the TV all afternoon and evening. I went crazy when the Giants stopped the Pats to win the game. I was getting text messages from Jeremy, my friend Chris and some co-workers throughout the game. It was awesome. Congrats to the G-Men and the 1972 Dolphins for remaining the only team to go undefeated and win the Super Bowl. I know that they are all Giants fans now.
JEREMY! I hope that you get connections when you move to New York City. I hope to go to a Giants game with you next year. :)

Today is the day!

Todays is the day. It's the Giants and the Pats in Super Bowl XLII. Go GIANTS!!!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Groundhog predicts more winter weather

Brace yourself for more wintry weather. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Saturday, leading the groundhog to forecast six more weeks of winter.
The rodent was pulled from his stump by members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle, top-hat- and tuxedo-wearing businessmen who carry out the tradition.
Each Feb. 2, thousands of people descend on Punxsutawney, a town of about 6,100 people some 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, to celebrate what had essentially been a German superstition.
The tradition is that if a hibernating animal sees a shadow on Feb. 2 — the Christian holiday of Candlemas — winter will last another six weeks. If no shadow is seen, legend says spring will come early.

That was the forecast from Gen. Beauregard Lee, Punxsutawney Phil's counterpart in Lilburn, Ga. Beau did not see his shadow Saturday morning at the Yellow River Game Ranch.
It was the third year in a row the two groundhogs' predictions differed.

Jeremy Hubbard???

I am up early and bored this morning. Kristi is still asleep and there are no rugrats this weekend. So, I got on the laptop and logged on to google to see if they had any pictures of my brother. I did a search for images and typed in "Jeremy Hubbard." There were pictures of my brother. This picture also came up. This Jeremy Hubbard is a football coach in Walla Walla, Washington. Can you picture my brother coaching football? That would be hilarious! Almost as funny as me fitting into size 34 jeans again! If you are bored, you can also find out more about this Jeremy Hubbard at I really need to get a life.