Monday, September 29, 2008

Voting Early

I went to the Lancaster County Election Office today on my lunch hour and registered to vote, and now have my Election 2008 ballot in my hot little hands. Early voting is the way to go in my opinion, mostly because I've spent hours upon hours waiting in line to vote, but now I get to fill it out and mail it back, no lines involved. It also gives me a little bit more hope that my vote will actually be counted. I'm not trying to be cynical here, but the last two times I've tried to vote my registration somehow was not on their list, I had to vote absentee and who knows if my vote actually ever got cast. Now all we have to do with the Nebraska government is get new license plates, new driver's licenses and renew our car.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Election 2008

Whether you like John McCain or Barack Obama, or neither, these videos are pretty funny and I think capture a bit of the spirit of this election season. Many of you may know that I do not particularly care for politics, and I declare my position to be nonpartisan (I dislike political parties). As such, do not interpret my sharing of these videos as some form of trickery to endorse one candidate over the other. Instead, watch with interest to the competitive spirit of what is shaping up to be one of the most interesting Presidential races in decades. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Big Bang Theory

So, as of the few weeks, I have a new favorite television show. It's called The Big Bang Theory, and it on CBS on Mondays. Here are some clips of my favorite scenes from last week's season premiere.




Friday, September 12, 2008

Waiting is the hardest part...

Five minutes, starts out a bit slow but totally worth it. New season starts soon!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Friends, Violins, and Tomatoes

Not much has happened since our last post, though it sure seems like it was a while ago.  We made some new friends in our ward, a young couple who moved in just about a month ago.  Oddly, we discovered that we have uncanny similarities with them.  As it turns out, Scott Church is from Centennial, Colorado as well, and actually lived in my same ward in Colorado, not a few blocks from where my parents live now.  Their family moved out about the same time that my family moved in.  Not only is his name also Scott, but we like the same music, know the same people, and we both want to be professors.  Heather and Jentry seemed to get along quite well also, both being fans of BBC specials and girly movies (though that appears not to be too uncommon).  Anyway, we were glad to make some new friends here in Lincoln, and I think it has helped make Jentry feel a bit more at home.

Jentry has been busy trying to get her studio up and running.  We had some brochures and a large banner made to help her advertise.  I'm trying to convince her to make a yellow pages ad, and maybe post in the classifieds or on Craig's List.  She does have a website up and running though, www.lincolnviolin.com.  She has also contacted various pre-schools and kindergartens in the area, asking if she may come give a presentation on the violin.  So far we've heard back from only one school, but it's only been a few days since she mailed out her requests.  She has a clever way of trying to get the parents interested as well.  When she gives her presentation, she will also give the children stickers that say "I learned to play the violin today!" on them with her web address and name below.  Hopefully, when the children come home wearing their stickers, the parents may be intrigued and visit her website.  We'll see what happens.

Other than that, things have been pretty slow.  Lots of rain, on and off again, which is nice.  Jentry's tomato plant is a single, green tomato growing on it, despite the heavy abuse it sustained over the course of the summer.  Her black beans have also been growing rapidly, but no fruit on them yet.  We're not exactly sure what to expect, or whether or not we'll have to artificially pollenate them like we did with the tomato plant.  And that's just about it!