Saturday, December 30, 2006


Well, the SEC is now 3-1 in bowl games. Speaking of which, how 'bout that Georgia game tonight?? WoW! Down 21-3 at the half and then exploded to win 34-24! I'd like to know how they got their freshman QB to calm down at the half and come out teaching a lesson in the 2nd half. He'll get better as he gets older. GO DOGS!!!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006


Hope everyone had a good Christmas and was able to enjoy some time off from work! 2007 is just around the corner!

Saturday, December 16, 2006


Does anyone believe that its Christmas?? It feels like spring down here with temps in the 70s :) I just haven't felt very Christmasy this year and don't know why? Maybe the weather is finally affecting me, who knows! MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

National Championship

Fla. is going to the BIG dance against Ohio St. by passing Michigan as the top choice. It will be a Big Ten vs. SEC matchup - GO SEC!!!! Game is Jan. 8 in Arizona.
LSU is set to play in the Sugar Bowl. Tn is going to the Outback Bowl.

SEC Championship

WoW! Arkansas hung in there with Florida really well and made it an interesting game to watch. But, as we all expected, Florida was able to beat Arkansas - 38 -28. Not only that, thanks to USC losing their game, Fl. has moved to the #2 spot in the coaches poll and the AP poll and now everyone in the state of Fl. is holding their breath for the BCS poll to be released at 8 est. Fl. might have found themselved playing the in that NATIONAL championship game! A report in the Los Angeles Times, citing a BCS source, said that Florida will indeed be the No. 2 team in the final BCS standings that will be officially announced later Sunday. (ESPN)
Ok, this is funny - Urban Meyer (coach Fl) said right after halftime yesterday that he knew nothing about the USC loss and that nothing had been said in the locker room. No one believed him and with good reason. ESPN - "It was firing through the locker room pretty quick," Meyer said.
Wassup with that Meyer???? You're contradicting yourself there!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

old miss game

Where was our kicker for this game?? Our first field goal attempt was around 35 yards and he MISSED???? How on earth do you miss that??? In the final 3 minutes of the game, we scored a td to bring the score to 20 and 17. The on-side kick was recovered by old miss but we didn't let them gain any ground and they went for it on 4th and 1 and FAILED!!! Go defense!! We got the ball and moved it down to the 35 yard line and for some reason, wasted 9 seconds trying to decide what to do and then spiked the ball - wassup with that?? How can you afford to waste any amount of time when the BIGGEST game of the year is on the line and you have no timeouts!! Anyway, we didn't get a first down and had to attempt (note, I said attempt) another field goal. This one was a 51 yarder and again a MISS!!! It was long enough but it was to the left by a couple feet. So, what I want to know is, did the kicker ride the bus home or did he have to walk??? I'm not usually so down on my team but come on....a 35 yarder and you miss????? Sadly, those missed goals allowed the rebs to have the golden egg this year - it better come back home next year!!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

1 last loss

Boo! Hiss! Lost to old miss by 3. 20 17


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Monday, November 20, 2006

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Patriotic program

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Here is a picture from the band's annual halftime patriotic program at the home game that is closest to Veterans Day. This is at the MSU-Arkansas game.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Tough one

#5Arkansas wins 28-14 and clinches the SEC West :( BUT our defense played AWESOME!!! And we did something that most teams couldn't - we controlled #5 Darren McFadden. He only gained 84 yards and most of that was in the last 8 min or so of the game. He's averaged 100 yards+ per game up till now. It was the turnovers that got us - we got intercepted twice. We out played Arkansas in EVERY way - our stats are way better then theirs but the turnovers did us in in the end. We had more yardage, more first downs, more 3rd conversions, every stat was better but it wasn't enough!
Next week, old miss! They've done just as a good a job this season as we have and are sharing the space at the bottom of the SEC with us.
Beware the thumb!! Auburn lived up to that prediction and beat Bama today in the big rivalry game, the Iron Bowl. Bama just hasn't had a good team in several years now.
On the lighter side - during each game, Bellsouth sponsors a trivia question of the game. Today's question referred to our win over Arkansas to win the SEC West (sound familiar?) and it was asking something about the QB and the answer was Wayne Madkin. Well, who were they asking the question of?? Wayne Madkin. He answered simply, I reckon that was me! :)

Sunday, November 05, 2006


Dogs over Bama 24-16!!! WooHoo!!! Our first SEC road win in 23 games!! And boy was it good!!! The only time we were behind was on Bama's first possession, they score a field goal. After that, it was all MSU!! As I think back, Bama has NOT scored an offensive touchdown on MSU in 2 years now - this year's only touchdown for the Crimson Tide was a pick by the defense, the rest of their score came thru the foot of their field goal kicker. I would have to say, however, that the Georgia game was still our best played game in spite of our loss to them but this one is right on its heels - I'm still high from this win! You should have heard the crowd...oh wait, that's right, you couldn't hear them over the roar of the couple hundred or so MSU fans that were partying the afternoon away :) The 90000+ Bama fans were stone silent quite awhile during this game although they did have stretchs where they cheered their team on to a hopeless game. We held Bama on several occassions to a field goal when they were down very close to a touchdown - one time the ball was on the 2 yard line but our defense held fast and forced the kick. MSU is considered doormat of the SEC but there's hope for us yet. Right this second, we have a record that is equal to our rival 90 miles to the north - they are doing no better then us at all and our rivalry continues when we play them Thanksgiving weekend. But first....our first off week this season is this weekend and what good timing (although, I would prefer it had been much earlier) as we have Arkansas coming to our house and a very good Arkansas team they are. 9-1 on the season and flying high. We'll have to play our best game of the season if we're to have any hope at all. But we can do it, just ride that momentum of a BIG win over Bama onto Scott field and we can do it. GO DAWGS GO!!!!!!!!!
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btw - as an afternote and changing the subject, my brother and his wife are expecting their second child next summer!

Saturday, November 04, 2006


Go dawgs go! We beat bama!!


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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Argh!!! Not again!

Got mauled by the Wildcats 34-31 today in a duel to the end. Ky pulled an interesting ending outta their hat, never seen anything like it. There's 2 1/2 min to go in the game and Ky used it all for just 4 downs. First down - players stand with their backs to the Dawgs when another Ky player runs on the field and the yellow flag flies, 5 yd. penalty for illegal substition. Second down - they just kneel the ball. Third down - they run sideways but don't go out of bounds. Fourth down - another run that runs the clock down. The timekeeper did a crappy job keeping time at the end, cause there were 15 - 20 seconds of time the clock was running and it shouldn't have been. Oh well! Guess Ky was just scared of us and that's why they played the end like they did. Our QB out played theirs in the passing game! And what a long game it was - 3 1/2 hours! The first quarter went on for 50 min!! WoW!
heehee, old miss got beat again (although barely, 6 points between them and Auburn)!! WooHoo! Fla. barely beat Ga by a touchdown and Ala. won 38-3 over Florida International, the team that had so many players suspended due to a big fight with Miami.
GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

WoW! What a game!

SOOOOOOOOOO close - Georgia beats us by 3 points, 27-24. What a game we played!! Awesome! We had 4 picks in the game, they had 2. We pretty much dominated the whole game, but especially the first half. We just didn't capitalize early in the game on the turnovers and that hurt in the long run. We played what sounded like our best game this season! Good job and GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
heehee, old miss got spanked by Arkansas 38-3 today - soooy!

Friday, October 20, 2006


Story-hour at the library this past week was on the Civil War. I know, kinda odd for little ones but we are in the midst of a month long series of programs on the Civil war at the library and so the children joined in the fun. To get things started, the children's librarian asked the kids which football team plays in Starkville and of course they all knew the answer to that one, BULLDAWGS!! Then she asked who their rival was, who the team was they played last every year. Lots of blank stares. So she says ole miss.... One little girl piped up, McDonalds! Yep, there you have it, we play the ole miss mcdonalds! She either was hungry or likes the song old mcdonald.... I don't know about you, but thinking about it makes me hungry :)
Her point to this was that we play the ole miss Rebels and that's what she was starting story-hour talking about, Confederate Rebels.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

MSU video

Highlights of 25 years of football including 1 of my favorites, Snow Bowl (I was there) - GO DAWGS!!

At last!

WoW! Where did this team come from?? MSU 35 - Jacksonville State 3! I know, everyone should be able to beat Jacksonville State but considering our team....they beat us last year so its nice to be able to beat them again! It was homecoming (how I hate homecoming) so that made it nice! We had a crazy guy sittin in front of us that called me a rebel fan - I said he was goin down for that blasphemy!! I am NOT nor ever have been an old miss rebel fan! BITE YOUR FRIGGIN TONGUE!!! I'm just in shock - where did that offensive line come from?? I've not seen them protect the QB as well as they did today. I know Croom told them he'd rather have holding calls then have a hand laid on our QB (we're hurtin in that area right now) but WoW! what a great job they did today!! How about the start of the game? A pick and run in for a touchdown when the game was just about 20 sec. into the first quarter!! I hope we can do as well against Georgia next week at Georgia.
And speaking of Georgia - WHAT HAPPENED??? I mean to get beat by Vandy??? and at home?? Wow! They've lost 2 games in a row now - first Tenn. and now Vandy, they'll be out for revenge next week when we march into town. Looks like they'll fall in the polls, perhaps out of the polls. How about Arkansas? They're 1 spot behind Ga in the polls and they won so they'll probably go up some in the polls. I never would have guess Arkansas to have a good season like they are having so far!
Alabama and old miss are in a battle right now with about 3 min to go and they're tied!


Oh yeah! A win at home!!


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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Another loss in the books

Well, we hung in there with the #4 team in the nation for the first 3 or so quarters but then the turnovers caught up with us. We also used 4 QBs in this game - Omaar Conner started the game and went 3 quarters before being injured (groin) and then our season starting QB was put in - Michael Henig is back. Once the game got out of control, they pulled him to keep him from getting injured and put Trey Rutland in. Trey's first or second play (that is still being debated (Andrew!!)), he was injured (knee) and it went to 4th string QB, Ty Evans. Yes, you read that right - 4th string! Can we be anymore unlucky?? This week the ball will likely be in the hands of Michael Henig and Ty Evans - yikes!!
Anyway, back to the game. This was perhaps my favorite game this season, including our dramatic 20+ point comeback led by Omaar against Tulane. This game was well played for most of it but the turnovers finally caught up with us. The score at the half was 14-7 - and this is the #4 team in the nation?? They didn't actually begin blowing us out until the 4th quarter and yet they managed to move up in the polls this week, uh?? Something is definitely wrong with the polls if they get rewarded for beating us soundly in the 4th quarter. The score in the 3rd quarter was 21-14 and we were threatening. They picked us off in the end-zone and started their own drive. Once the 4th quarter arrived, they scored 21 points and whipped us soundly. For a team that is supposed to be so good, how come they played so poorly? Even their coach is disappointed in their performance - "I'm disappointed in the way we played football, disgusted with the penalties and not very happy right now," Rodriguez said.
They got 11 penalties for 132 yards vs. our 4 for 45. They helped us a lot but sadly we could do nothing with it. We even had time of possession in our favor and still were unsuccessful.
I hope to see us win 2 more games so that at least we'll have a 3rd 3 win season on record - some say we have a chance of winning 4 more games (Alabama, Jacksonville State, Kentucky, and old miss) - I can see 2 or 3 wins but it will be tough. Alabama and old miss are both road games and old miss anytime, anywhere is a hard team to play. And our rivalry is over 100 years old now and that's the game where all records go out the window, all bad plays are gone - its a way to start over. No matter how poorly each team plays during the year, all bets are off and good playing is the name of the game.
There are a lot of Croom haters out there and they make more noise then his supporters. I for one am a Croom Supporter and hope he sticks around for a long time. Our team was in shambles once Sherrill finally left and we've been penalized for all his illegal doings. I think in a couple of years, we'll be ok. Maybe not a powerhouse like some of the other SEC teams but not in the 'doghouse' like we are now.
GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!
what happened to georgia???wow!

Saturday, September 30, 2006

LSU loss

We lost to LSU at LSU but we scored more points then we have this season. Final score is 48 - 17. There was a lightining delay for about 45 min. and I didn't get to finish watching the game as WCBI had to switch over to the Alabama game - I just don't understand that but oh well. We got our penalties under control again, so that's good. Next week is a home game against #4 West Virginia - GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, September 25, 2006


I hope that we can carry the momentum of our first win this season and our first road win in over 15 road games with us to LSU this weekend. We'll definitely need every ounce of that momentum to help us thru this game. LSU is always tough but especially at LSU.
For some reason, this season we don't have an off week until Nov. - quite a few teams have already experienced off weeks and yet we have to struggle on without a break till Nov. and by then, the season is nearly over. That makes no sense to me, especially in light of the tough schedule we have this year. Our first 2 games were SEC games (S.C. and Auburn) and then 2 non-conference (Tulane and UAB) and then to LSU at LSU and then home to play West Virginia. We'll also play Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Arkansas, Jacksonville State (non-conference) and of course, our in-state rivals old miss. That's 8 SEC games out of a possible 11 (there's 12 total teams including us) and the SEC is known for being the toughest conference to play. Who can argue that we have a tough schedule and one without a break until Nov. 11? At that point we'll have just 2 games left, Arkansas and old miss.
I must say something about 1 other game - what on earth happened to Alabama and their kicking game? They got beat by Arkansas by 1 point!! What's up with that??

Saturday, September 23, 2006


Yeah! Beat uab at uab 16-10 in ot!


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Sunday, September 17, 2006

Oh sooooooo close

Tulane beat MSU by a field goal yesterday. Coach Croom FINALLY decided to put Omarr Connor into the game late in the 2nd quarter. First throw Omarr makes, first down. MSU scored their first points of the season in the 3rd quarter making the score 14-7 and hope at last. But Tulane scored 18 unanswered points and looked to beat the Dawgs soundly but it was not to be. The BullDogs led by Omarr scored 22 points in the 4th quarter and tried an onside kick but it was recovered by Tulane and that ended the hope of a win for MSU. Croom has said he will stick with Omarr as QB but I hope he plays Trey Rutland occassionally as that is the only way he'll get experience as top dog on the field. He may yet prove to be a decent QB but right now, he has to learn to trust his blockers and not run away from the opposing team when they come at him but to get rid of the ball or be tackled right there vs 20 yds behind him as he runs away. One of his last plays yesterday - he was in the pocket and it was a solid pocket but he left and ran behind him a few yards and was sacked. At that point the fans started booing - something I DON'T agree with at all. But in this case, it apparently got the coaches attention as Omarr was finally put in the game at QB. We'll see if this works next week as we go on our first road game to UAB. GO DAWGS!!!

Sunday, September 10, 2006


Another game is in the books for MSU. Auburn 34 - MSU 0 - our stats were the same as against South Carolina, 11 first downs, same rushing yards, same passing yards, same score. How weird is that!!! We play Tulane this coming Saturday - Go Dawgs!
How about some of the other games? Tn. barely squeaked by Air Force 31-30 and only because the Air Force coach decided to go for 2 points (and failed) rather then the PAT at the end of the game. Georgia had a tough time against South Carolina (score doesn't tell) and won 18-0. What about Alabama? WoW! Just barely beat Vandy in the final minutes by a field goal - Bama 13 - Vandy 10. And my favorite, old miss got shredded by Missouri 34-7. Awesome! LSU, Florida, and Kentucky won their games.
Once again, the loyal BullDawg fans left the game with a full quarter to go - guess they wanted to let the few people without tickets have their seats to watch a little football!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Anna-Beth and Christopher

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Christopher Massey was at the MSU - Auburn game today and Anna-Beth was able to get her picture with him as well as get him to autograph her ticket. Christopher plays Michael on Nickelodeon's Zoe 101!

Anna-Beth and Kyle

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Kyle Massey was at the MSU - Auburn game today and Anna-Beth was able to get her picture taken with him and get him to autograph her ticket. Kyle plays Cory on Disney's That's so Raven!


Well, losing another game and the mass exodus of devoted bulldog faithful has begun with one quarter left!


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Monday, September 04, 2006

More football

Ok, can you tell what I really like blogging about?? :) Auburn comes knocking on our door this Sat at 11:30 and the game is on tv again - Jefferson Pilot, I think. I know the first game of the season is the one where all the kinks are worked out but is it me or did Auburn look like they were lacking something on Saturday? They are predicted to be at the top of the polls but they struggled for most of their game and it wasn't really until halfway thru the 3rd quarter that things started working for them. I didn't really see a nationally ranked team playing there but who knows, maybe now that they got some of the kinks worked out, they'll go on to better things.
Tennessee looked pretty good as did Georgia. Kentucky got whuped good and, no surprise here, Vandy lost their game. Alabama played and beat Hawaii. The shocker came from Colorado - they got beat by a 1AA team, Montana State - what's up with that??
What do you think of the new clock rule? The clock starts running as soon as the ball is set, supposedly making the game move along at a quicker pace. I don't know what to think - here's what ESPN's Ivan Maisel says "Starting the clock at the "ready" signal is costing us some football, and that's not right. The difference in average number of plays is noticeable. Judging by opening week, NCAA records -- game, season, career, individual, team, you name it -- are much safer than they've been in years."

Football field

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Go DAWGS!!!!

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Some good football

Well, our first game is in the books - a 15-0 loss to South Carolina. Did you catch that score?? 15-0 - yeah, I know, its a shut out but a low scoring shutout. That means something worked better tonight and boy did it! I get so sick of people who say they are die-hard MSU Bulldog fans but leave the game early and gripe about how awful they play and totally ignore the good things, the improvements. Yes, our offense needs a lot of work but they also showed some improvement tonight - I saw quite a few awesome blocks take place (and a few that should have taken place but didn't). I saw some great runs for yardage. Our sophmore QB was injured, so the freshman backup came in. Notice that for a second - our starting QB is just a sophmore, not much experience there and his backup is a freshman and not just a freshman but a redshirt freshman. No experience in that department! There's nothing for them to be ashamed of, they are a young team that is working together more then teams in recent years. The defense you ask? Awesome! They did almost everything right! I think as the season goes on, everything will fall into place and we'll end with a winning season, maybe by just 1 game but still, a winning season. I just wish those die-hard fans would prove they are die-hard fans and stay till the end and start actually watching the game and see those improvements and quite griping about all the mistakes, no one is perfect!

SC game

Well our first football game is about over and we are gonna lose. Our defense is much improved but offense needs alot of work!


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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Are you ready for some football??

Tomorrow is a BIG day! MSU takes on South Carolina in the football season opener - GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Awesome BullDawg song

Check out Starkville's own up and coming rap star! :) Z-Flo has a page on MySpace
check it out and listen to his MSU BullDawg tribute, Sholl Iz Awesome!!!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Player Croom??

MSU Head Football Coach, Sylvester Croom appeared at practice yesterday in pads, helmet, and Red Cross jersey. He said “I missed both practices yesterday so it's like all the rest of players, if you miss practice you have to wear a red cross,” said Croom. “I didn't tell anybody but Brad (Pendergrass). I was surprised I was able to get out there and walk around the field for so long and nobody knew who I was, so I must have looked good.” (SDN) Coach Croom missed practice on Tuesday to have a tooth pulled and decided to shake things up a bit at practice by donning the jersey, pads, and helmet. After running a couple of plays, the coach removed the equipment and it was business as usual. MSU BullDogs open the season in 21 days against South Carolina. GO DAWGS!!!!


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Check out my book-worm niece! The book she is holding in the picture, unfortunately, is upside down - she hasn't learned to read yet:( Guess Baby Einstein isn't that good :)

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

problem in the library

problem in the library, originally uploaded by Klara Kim.

Goodness! Its the Mummy all over again (with Rachel Weiss)! Glad this isn't my library or I'd have to help clean up!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006


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Monday, July 10, 2006

My Space

WoW! I'm pumped! I have found several of my dojo friends on MySpace and have added them as my friends and they, me... Cool! I've really only used MySpace to keep up with Kelly McRae and her doings but now can see what the dojo guys are doing as well. I joined about a year ago and hadn't had but a couple of friends till now. Awesome!


WooHoo! I might get to go cruisin again next year!! WooHoo! Looked at Carnival this time - going to the western Carribbean and seeing Mexico (gee, better brush up on my Spanish)! Sounds like fun!

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Back on dry land

Well, I'm back from my cruise :( I enjoyed myself out there (see pic for proof) and loved my first plane ride! I want to go cruisin and flyin again! :) Disney was ok but I think I was just too tired to enjoy it. I enjoyed being with my friends on the cruise and had loads of fun! Check out my Flickr for more pics!

Monday, June 26, 2006

We're away!


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Well im onboard ship set sail in a couple hours!


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Sunday, June 25, 2006

Well im sittin in a hotel in tallahassee gettin ready to head down to orlando to get on the cruise ship tomorrow.


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Friday, June 23, 2006


Well, tomorrow is the day I leave for vacation! We'll drive halfway to Fla tomorrow and then finish up on Sun. On Mon, we board that boat for the cruise to the Bahamas! We'll get back to port on Fri and go close down Disney and then I fly back on Sat. This trip contains firsts for me - first cruise, first trip out of the country, first time to Disney, and first plane ride! Whew! I think I need to go lie down now thinking about all those firsts. :)

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Saturday, June 17, 2006


Am now trying out the beta version of windows vista. Not bad but will like it more once i get all my drivers loaded.


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Friday, June 16, 2006

In memory of Tim

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Timothy Bryan Nootbaar (March 14, 1988- June 14, 2006) was killed in a car accident just 1 month after graduation. This picture shows him (left) and his best friend, Andrew, on graduation day. One bit of good news, we know where Tim is as he was a Christian. And as Andrew said today, it was God's will that this happen. We don't know why but He knows and that's all that matters!

Thursday, June 15, 2006


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Bully is doing 1 of his tricks - drinking water from a water bottle. His owner/trainer, Lisa, says its easier to make sure he gets enough water to drink if she gives it to him from the water bottle rather then have to lug a water bowl around everywhere they go. Go Bully!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Hard at work

DSCN0513, originally uploaded by tkdgirlms.

Bully is hard at work in the genealogy room of the Starkville Public Library. He was visiting the kids for summer reading program today and decided to help answer some genealogy questions! :)

A Bully of a day

DSCN0494, originally uploaded by tkdgirlms.

MSU mascot, Tonka aka Bully visited the Starkville Public Library today as part of the summer reading program. The kids heard about a day in the life of our favorite bulldog as well as got a chance to pet him. Obviously, I did as well! :) GO DAWGS!!!

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Very little country town

Was going to Artesia, Ms recently and I have to drive thru Crawford, Ms (both places are barely big enough to call a town), when lo and behold I discover that Crawford has installed speed bumps! Yes, you read that right, speed bumps! I can't imagine a town as small as Crawford (pop. 650) having so much traffic that they have to fork out the money for speed bumps! Gotta be kidding me!!

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Gatorade sports camp MSU

Here's a pic (taken with phone camera, not very clear) of our Gatorade table inside the Palmeiro Center - Ms. State University. I've worked 2 football camps now and this is the set-up from today's camp.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Microsoft Office 2007 (beta)

Just playing around with the beta version and seeing the many changes that have been made to Office. This is one of the new additions, the ability to blog from within Office. After my initial shock at the way the program looks, I kinda like using it so far. We’ll see….

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Summer job

Well, I'll still be working my usual full-time job at the library but I've also got a summer job (part-time). I'll be working for Gatorade at the sports camps held here at MS. State University. I (and the others) will be passing out Gatorade to all the kids at the various camps and making sure that they stay well hydrated during our HOT Ms summer! Ought to be fun and a learning experience. MSU as a whole is a Coke site (thus, its relatively easy to find Powerade on campus) but the Athletic Dept. is Gatorade, thus this program.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Graduation cake

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Its a typical Andrew act! He graduated high school this past Friday.

Graduation cake

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This past Fri, Andrew graduated high school. On Sat was his graduation party. This is the best pic of him but as usual, I've got a couple 'Andrew' type pics and will load one on here as well.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

August 31, 2006

This is a big day indeed. Its the 1st day of MSU BullDawg football!! We are playing host to South Carolina and will be the first televised game of the season (ESPN). Ought to be a good game indeed. :) GO DAWGS!!!!!

Sunday, May 07, 2006

World record breaking attempt

This past week-end was the Market Street Festival over in Columbus. This usually takes place around the time of my birthday so that I've only made it to 1 event. My parents are out of town this week-end, so I took advantage of it. :)At this year's Market Street Festival, Tim Derby of Columbus is a 10th degree black belt in American Te-Jitsu Karate and he attempted a world record concrete break. His best claim to fame (from what I can tell) is that he is a Christian! He broke 75 concrete blocks - not all at once, they were stacked 3 in a stack for a total of 25 stacks. It was interesting to watch but was over very quickly. Here's one picture I took of him:

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


I'm finally (cross those fingers) back with a new computer! Still installing and set stuff up but I'm here!

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Cotton District Arts Festival

This coming week-end (22nd) is the annual Cotton District Arts Festival here in Starkville. Oh, and at 12:30 in front of BullDog Deli, the Starkville Martial Arts Academy will be hosting a demo. If any of you are around and looking for something to do, come check it out. There will be lots of food and fun to be had by all. Ya'll Magazine is sponsoring a sweet-tea competition - that ought to be interesting. And the festivities are going to be filmed for a national travel show to be featured at a later time!

Sunday, April 09, 2006

A weekend in Birmingham

This past week-end was spent in Birmingham, Alabama visiting my brother and his wife and daughter. I also got to visit an old college buddy and roomie from Southern Ms. Today we visited the Botanical Gardens and I've loaded my pictures from the trip. Isn't Naomi cute??? :)
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Sunday, March 26, 2006


Whew doggie! I'm still tired from my all day JuJitSu clinic yesterday. We had Mark Barlow and some of his instructors come to Starkville to teach a Akyama JuJitSu clinic yesterday and it lasted from 9-4 (stopping for an hour to eat). We learned lots of new techniques and one that I could do without. The last technique we learned, I, of course, got hurt (pulled a muscle in my tricep and jammed my shoulder, nothing major). This technique required Uke and Tori to fall together. Uke attacks Tori and Tori counters and does a sacrifice fall, forcing Uke to fall as well to keep from getting injured. As they roll forward, Tori must maintain a hold on Uke and as they finish the fall, roll onto their stomach and put Uke in an arm lock. This was when I did something and hurt my arm - Ouch! All in all it was a good day!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

I'm Baaaaaaack

Finally have a computer to use till I get the parts (this week) to fix mine - YEAH!!!
Well, BullDawg baseball is still goin strong! We are still undefeated - WooHoo!! Go Dawgs Go!!!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006


Thank goodness for MSU baseball - we are thus far in the season undefeated! At last! An MSU team that is doing well!! GO DAWGS!!!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Wah! No computer!

Withdrawal pains now that i have no computer working at home;(


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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Library blog humour

I have to pass this one on - Blogga

Some librarian doesn't have enough books to order, catalog, or shelve :)

Monday, February 20, 2006

I admit that I'm late

How 'bout them Bull-Dawgs!!!! Ok, ok, so the big game was on Sat and I do mean BIG game. It was against our in state rivals, the OLD Miss Rebels and we kicked butt! How about 84-55?? Wow! Where has this team been this season? However, Ole Miss did have its emotional issues - the starting center lost his brother the night before the game and decided to play anyway. Wow! That must have been really hard for him to do!
I'll say it again How 'Bout Them Bull-Dawgs!!!!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Fun stuff

Birthday Hits
So what was the hit song when you were born? Or how about your life song at the age of 18? My hit song when I was born was Tie a yellow ribbon round the ole oak tree - Dawn and my 18th bday hit song was Baby baby - Amy Grant. Aren't my songs just sad??? :)

Monday, February 06, 2006

SuperBowl XL

I must admit, though, that the Steelers won because the Seahawks couldn't make plays. I mean, how can a team (Steelers) win a game when their quarterback has the lowest game percentage in SuperBowl history? All in all, though, it was a good game and a great win!! And how about the way the Bus got to retire? Wow! What an ending for him and what a way to go, in your own hometown.
How about the Steelers last touchdown? Wow! Randle El threw a bullet to Hines Ward. He became the first Wide Receiver to throw a touchdown pass in the Super Bowl!

Saturday, January 28, 2006


Well, the Dawgs played a good game against Bama tonight but it wasn't enough - they lost by 6. They have only won 1 SEC game thus far this season and not much hope of winning others (but we'll still root them on). They're just too young and inexperienced. Maybe next year will be better!
Speaking of next year, I think our football team will improve A LOT!!!

Monday, January 23, 2006


Here's a topic I haven't delved into at all - weight loss. I gained a fair amount of weight after my knee surgery 6 years ago and then summer '04, my bro and his wife lived with me and we cooked lots of good stuff. Well, mid-year last year, I decided to change all that. I lost about 25 pounds in 3 months but then regained 15 after I hurt my knee and couldn't work out at all. In October, I started really working on it again and have lost a total of 35 pounds (including the 10 I didn't gain back earlier) -WooHoo!! I'm on a roll now and hope to lose about 60 more to be back at my 'good' weight. I can do this!!


How about the steelers? Wow!! The Bus rolls into Detroit!


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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Dump ball

Well, I know I said that our basketball team wouldn't do so hot this year but I never dreamed we'd do as bad as we're doing. I mean, come on, who loses 4 straight SEC games and todays game against Vandy by a big score. There's no way we can go to a conference championship game, no way we'll get invited to the big dance, and no way we'll go to any other off-season bonuses - we're just way to awful!!
{Sigh!!!} There's always baseball, right???

Friday, January 20, 2006

King Kong

Well, I FINALLY got to see King Kong at the theater! A friend from work and I had tried to go a couple of times but no dice - she had already seen it twice and wanted me to see it. It was very good - I will definitely buy that one! The scenary was awesome in several places and the computer graphics were way good!! Did you realize that King Kong was played by the same guy who did Golam in LOTR??? He is awesome! Of course, they recorded him doing various things and then used the computer to create the King Kong that we saw but Wow! what they can do with a good computer! :)

Monday, January 16, 2006

blonde joke

My brother has the BEST blonde joke ever on his site
You gotta check it out! :)

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Calling all RUFfer alumni

RUF Songbook is online. I had printed the songbook off years ago when I was still in school at MSU and Brian Habig was the new campus minister (yes, this means it was 10 years ago now). I'm sure that it has been greatly updated and expanded since then. I lost the link for the songbook and never found a decent site for it again until I found this link on my brother's site. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

library blog

Check out the new blog I've just started for my library
And speaking of libraries, I've found an interesting site where you can catalog all your books online and create a virtual library. Here's the site: Library Thing. The first 200 books you do are free and then its either $10 a year or a one time $25 fee for lifetime. Can't figure that one out, why pay $10 a year if you can pay $25 once?? Hmmm....

Thursday, January 05, 2006

WoW oh WoW oh WoW

What a game that was! I'm talking about Tx Longhorns and USC Trojans. This was hyped to be a big game and a big game it was. I'd been doing good about not staying up late to watch the whole game of some of the bowl games but this was one time I watched the whole thing. WoW! I was pulling for Tx while most all commentators and such said USC would win and win big - boy were they ever wrong! Vince Young just marched on the field determined to win the day and win it he did! This was a battle all the way to the end - punts were exchanged and touchdowns were fought for and won. In the end, USC just didn't have what it took to win the game and their 34 game win streak was snapped - HOOK 'EM HORNS!! Final score 41-38 - 'nuff said! :) I have to say what a class act Mack Brown of Tx is - in accepting the trophy he said something along the lines of All the players, coaches, and fans should show their recognition to the great job USC has done in the past years and give them credit for a hard fought game - the stadium exploded in applause. BUT USC was not as kind. The coach acted as though he was giving credit where credit was due but the players had nothing good to say. Matt Leinart even went so far as to say they were still the best team but that the plays all went Tx' way. I heard not one good comment about Tx from any of the USC players - I realize that they just lost but come on, show some good sportsmanship and say Something good about your opponent.
Well, other bowl game news - the SEC finished 3-3. Alabama, Florida, and LSU won their games while South Carolina, Georgia, and Auburn lost theirs. I was really disappointed that Ga. lost as they are the team I pull for in the SEC East.
I'm sad now as football season is truly over - I know there's still the NFL and I do watch that from time to time but I'm not as into professional football as I am college ball. Only 7 or 8 months till football season