Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tom and Erin go to the bar!!!

One of the things that Erin and I really like about Lawrence is that we have all these different restaurants with great food. Our favorites are Bigg’s BBQ, Set’em up Jacks, and Jason’s Deli. We recently started eating at Dempsey’s Irish Pub, after it was highly recommended to us. The burgers there are RADICAL! Erin usually gets a regular classic burger and I get one that is Kobe beef, however, last week they had one made from lamb, which was interesting, but really good. Also, we normally get these truffle fried that are great. Erin and I normally just sit at the bar watch TV and maybe chat with people, while we keep pounding down our Pepsi ad Diet Pepsi. Thank you for free refills. Occasionally, we like to joke around that we are going to go hang out at the bar. But, in reality this bar with the adoption of a grill starting in February has become more of a restaurant; as most people are coming there now for the food.

With the semester is coming to an end, I have a lot of grading that I need to get done, lectures I need to write for the summer course I am teaching, and I need to finish writing my section for this primary source book that is due in July that is suppose to be published at the end of this year. Plus, any day now I should be getting back to articles I submitted with the reviewers feedback. Erin is also busy getting ready for Twyla’s wedding and her new job. Erin and I are planning on going camping sometime in the future at Clinton Lake. But, I think we rather go to Bass Lake.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Where is our luck coming from?

So the last couple of weeks have been rather exciting for us. First, the administrative assistant at Erin’s school retired and Erin applied for the position; which she got! Erin will now be an 11-month employee instead of 9month. Plus, she gets a nice little raise. Erin is really excited, but I think a littler nervous because of some of the new responsibilities. As Erin has posted below, I took my MA exams and passed with honors, which was a real surprise. The exam was not as bad as I thought it would be. But, I have to postpone my graduation till the summers so I can teach a course at KU for the summer . . . don’t ask.

Other then that Erin and I are doing well. I have start my annual assault on our yard to get grass going. I have gotten to the point were I just throw seed and fertilizer out, water daily, and pray for divine intervention. We will see how it goes this year.

Monday, April 13, 2009


Tom took his MA exams today and he passed.......with honors!!!


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Spring Break Pics Finally!!!!

Okay so I took a while to pu tup these pics, hope you enjoy.

Us in line for our food at Casa Bonita (Erin, Becky, Paul and Tom . . . whose last name I can't recall)

Eating in the cave as Casa Bonita

We went to the park for "Paul to play," but it was the oposite.

We are looking forward to Tom, Becky and Paual visiting us soon.