Monday, March 31, 2008

Baseball is coming!

Today is opening day for most teams. It's exciting. Means summer is right around the corner. In case you missed it though, the Red Sox and the Dodgers played an exhibition game at the Coliseum and 115,300 people watched the game--most ever to watch a baseball game. For comparison, Jacobs field seats around 43,000.

The Coliseum obviously isn't designed for baseball right now. The left field foul pole was 201 feet from home. It's hard to see in the photo, but the 60' net at the wall didn't seem to keep many balls in the park. The right field fence was well over 400'.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


If any of you have ever struggled to come up with names for different colors, the Dolores Blog displays a wonderful color wheel complete with colors from a somewhat random sampling of people. The color wheel in itself is pretty interesting, but they also have a link to a page where you can search for colors. Just enter in "persian" to see what colors have persian in their label. Personally, I have always tended to plain labels like blue instead of cerulean. I'm not much of an artist though which probably makes a difference.

Monday, March 10, 2008


Kathy just found this wonderful website that converts movies into haiku. Our favorite one so far comes from the Princess Bride where they say:

Iocane powder
brings end to battle of wits
ha ha ha ha... flop

You should check them out at a cross between haiku and movies!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Ultimate is coming...

We went to another indoor Ultimate tournament yesterday at Woodland Sports in Grand Rapids, MI. It wasn't all night like the last one, but it was a lot more fun. There were two more teams and one more game. We took a caravan up from Goshen--there were nine of us in two cars. I was fortunate to play on the same team as Kathy until she slightly sprained her ankle late in the evening.

Since we were all riding up together we had everyone over for lunch at our house at noon. Then we hung out and played some video games, watched an Ultimate video. We had a lot of fun and Kathy made a wonderful lasagna (one with meat and one with spinach and mushrooms).

I'm feeling pretty tired tonight from all the running around yesterday so I'm going to keep this short and write more tomorrow. Hope you all have a wonderful evening!