I have just realized that as far as leftovers go, Thanksgiving has the best meal while Halloween has the best dessert.

That is if you save the best candy for last!

meet mr bol again for the first time

Manute Bol, the tallest NBA player of all-time, has one incredible story. Manute is 7 feet, 7 inches tall, 42 years old, but his morals, ethics, and faith make him even taller.

The article talks about how he was recruited to the US to play basketball from his Southern Sudanese village of Dinka, apparently the tallest people in the world. It talks about his financial situation, fame, and struggles of going back to his war-torn homeland of Sudan including his warnings about radical Islam and Sept 11. It talks about his family (his grandfather was 7’10” and his mom was 6’10”).

I really encourage you to check out this incredible story of Manute Bol.


96, originally uploaded by orangejack.

Funny how numbers mean different things to different people for different reasons.

For me, 96 represents a few things:

  1. The year our Camry was made
  2. The year our truck was made
  3. The year Patricia and I were married

And sometimes it’s just a random number at a local restaurant.

I held this photo for today’s Foto Friday because yesterday we celebrated our 10-year anniversary of our marriage. October 26, 1996 still stands as a hallmark day in our lives.

And I suspect it always will.

tigers got hokied

Tiger ragWhat happens when the Clemson QB doesn’t have a good game, you don’t take advantage of turnovers, you can’t establish a run game, and can’t stop your opponent’s run game? You lose 7-24. Dang. We shoulda beat those jokers.

Clemson Tigers (7-2/4-2)

09-02 v Fla Atlantic : 54-6 (W)
09-09 @ Boston College : 33-34 (L-2OT)
09-16 @ Florida St : 27-20 (W)
09-23 v North Carolina : 52-7 (W)
09-30 v Louisiana Tech : 51-0 (W)
10-07 @ Wake Forest : 27-17(W)
10-12 v Temple : 63-9 (W)
10-21 v Georgia Tech : 31-7 (W)
10-26 @ Virginia Tech : 7-24 (L)

Up Next: 11-04 v Maryland

Congrats Hokies, especially you, Patricia.