Pics from our adventure a few weeks ago.
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Oh by the way, I finally uploaded our official photos from the wedding…. At some point, I will get the guest’s photos up that we have/like.. but for now.. and for those of you who haven’t seen….
For those who want to catch up to our currently scheduled broadcast of “The Life”… This will be it for now but is always a work in progress. It depends on exactly what I can remember and what’s timeline worthy so here’s my first draft.
Quick Life Timeline
1982- Sister Colleen Born
1983- Went to preschool at YMCA Kinderkampus in Brockport NY
1984- Started Kindegarten at Holley Central School in Holley NY. Teacher-Mrs Robishaw
1985- First Grade. Teacher- Mrs Sanford
1986- Second Grade. Teacher- Mrs McAllister. Became Cub scout.
1987- Third Grade. Teacher- Mrs Nayman. Played T-Ball for the Mariners. Contined as Cub Scout, mom was Cub Leader.
1988- Started Intermediate School at Holley Central. Fourth Grade. Teacher- Mrs. Eibl. Played coach pitch baseball for the Twins. Became a Webelow scout.
1989- Fifth Grade. Teacher- Miss Smith. Played coach pitch baseball for the Marlins. Received Arrow of Light and became a Boy Scout and went to Gettsburg. Quit Boy Scouts two months later.
1990- Started Middle School at Holley Central. Sixth Grade. Homeroom Teacher- Mrs. Kruger. Played Little League baseball for the Yankees. Became a lifelong fan of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Braves.
1991- Seventh Grade. Traveled to Holley’s State championship Soccer games. Played modifed soccer and basketball. Inducted into National Junior Honor society.
1992- Eigth Grade. Traveled to Holley’s State championship Soccer games. Played modified soccer.
1993- Freshmen Year Holley High School. Played tennis and summer soccer for the blue team.
1994- Sophomore Year Holley High School. Played tennis and summer soccer for the yellow team.
1995- Junior Year Holley High School. Worked in the summer at the school on a special maintenance team and then later began job as cartboy at Brockport Country Club. Played tennis and summer soccer for the yellow team. Inducted in National Honor society.
1996- Senior Year Holley High School. Played Varisy Tennis and summer soccer for the yellow team. Worked at Brockport Country Club. Started the Sled Club.
1997- Graduated Holley High School in Holley NY. Played Varsity Tennis and was Genneesee Region All Star alongside my doubles partner John Sickles. Achieved highest ever TI-85 Tetris score in Holley history. Senior speech dedicated to tetris addiction. Worked at Brockport Country Club.
1997- Freshmen Year Hartwick College in Oneonta NY. Lived in Saxton 308. Worked as a Lab Assistant in the Listening Center and A/V. Worked at Kodak in the summer.
1998- Sophomore Year Hartwick College. Lived in Saxton 308 & coalligned with the Fart Posse to form Busta Kappa Kappa with Wayne and Snotty. Got a Radio show at school on WRHO which started late night Sunday (early Monday) from 12-3am and later moved show in the spring to late night Monday (early Tuesday) from 12-3am. Worked at A/V and became interested with live taping at several Mad Heed shows. Worked at Kodak in the summer.
1999- Junior Year Hartwick College. Lived in Leitzell 308. Moved Radio show to late Wednesday nights (early Thursday) from 12-3AM and in the spring moved the show up to 9-12pm Wed. A/V became Tech Services and continued to work there. Attended first Phish show at Camp Oswego. Met Sara Bicker. Ended year at Big Cypress Phish concert in Florida.
2000- Senior Year Hartwick College. Lived in Bailey Cabin at Pine Lake. Moved Radio Show to prime time Wednesday nights 6-9pm and also cohosted a Friday afternoon show with Dave Ludt from 12-4pm dubbed “The Four Hours of Torture”. Worked at TSC. Started my own website. Lived in Holmes Hall and worked for the TSC oncampus during the summer. Met Rezi. Traveled to see Phish shows.
2001- Graduated Hartwick College. Moved to Saratoga Springs NY. Worked at Eden Communications as a Software Developer/Business Analyst/Customer Service/Quality Assurance person. Traveled to Oneonta to see Sara and Rezi shows.
2002- Continued working for Eden. Moved to Malta NY with Sara, Nutmeg the cat, and Zook the turtle. Continued to travel to Rezi and Phish shows.
2003- Continued working for Eden. Moved to Saratoga Springs NY with Sara. Continued to travel to Rezi and Phish shows. Went to IT Phish Festival in Maine.
2004- Retired from Eden. Moved to Mt Pleasant MI with Sara while she attends Central Michigan University. Continued to travel to see Rezi and Phish shows.
2005- Retired from Home Consulting for Eden. Continued to live in Mt Pleasant MI. Got a job as a Server with Ponderosa Steakhouse. Got Sage our dog. Proposed to Sara on 5-5-5 on the banks of the Erie Canal in my hometown. Travel to see last two official Rezi shows in May 2005.
2006- Continue to work for Ponderosa. Continue to live in same apartment
Everyone is here. It’s turkey day. The turkey is in the oven. The Falcons are about to take the field. And the women went to the movies. So rock out.
My sister Colleen just turned 23 years old.
And she just got a 30 minute phone call taboot. I think that’s a new record.
I don’t really have too many ideas for year ending posts… I would like some ideas, I just don’t have any. Here is all I remember from 2004 in no particular order.
Working, Going to Rezi shows, Moving, and Driving.
I’m in NY. I’ve been in NY since Friday. Tomorrow I am heading to the Capital Region (Gloversville/Saratoga) for some Rezi shows at Zacquor (12/30, 12/31) and to visit the old working place, and to see Kate and the baby.
I’ll be driving back on Saturday and will stop here in Holley to pick up Meg and the rest of my other crap and then hit the rest of the road onwards back to Michigan.
It’s been an entertaining week. I got to see some family members I hadn’t seen in a while. I got to see some friends I hadn’t seen in a while. I shot some pretty mean darts at C&S. I got dealt some pretty decent Euchre cards. Not much else exciting happened.
Have a good one.
Oh NY. After six hours in the car and only 1 stop I landed in Buffalo around 2:30 PM. I visited with my sister and her friend Kate and we gossiped about all you people reading this now and more. Even those who don’t know who to read. And especially the ones that don’t follow sentence structure or grammar rules. Her roomates are in a tiffy but whatever. We went to eat at some Greek place and my poor ass was treated to lunch by my sister who for once makes more money than me cause I am poor. I know I repeated poor in that sentence on purpose. So anyway we went back to her apartment and yakked more about all those losers in Holley who are still in Holley and about the few of us who actually have gotten out and have moved on to better things in life, even if that means sitting around for 70 days being unemployed and poor. It’s still better.
So it got dark, like it does every day, and I decided it was a good time to hit the road and head over to my parents house which was about another hour east. I had no problems finding my way out of the edges of Buffalo and took the thruway to the Pembroke exit. I busted down Oakfield/Alabama road or whatever it is and jetted through Clarenon on 237. I beeped my horn past the houses I knew and went home and met my parents new cat. It doesn’t have a name yet. The dog and cat seem to get along quite well. The cat owns jerry. They get along really well. Jerry licks it and the cat doesnt care. When the cat is playing it will sneek up on him and try to get his tail. She also gets up on two legs and punches him the face with her other two front paws. He backs away. I want to make a video, its funny. I tried to call my friend Tom Harrington but I guess I don’t have his phone number in my new phone. It was in the calls list and I tried to get into my online account at my cell company but I haven’t logged in yet and when I called their system was down or something. Oh well, next time. It’s probably a good thing I am not out staying up late tonight. Well, time to go brush these teeth and pass out watching sportscenter. Later.
It’s just about time to take the first bms tour of the year with this morning being the kick start. I’m off to Buffalo to visit my sister and then on to Holley to see the folks and watch the dog whimper over the new cat. Then tommorrow it will be time to witness the nuptials of Sir Thomas Stanton and Jamie Vendetti of Holley High School fame. Then onward to Oneonta for a Halloween dose of Rezi and a visit to the Oneonter boys. Then come Monday it will be high time to get back Jack to Michigan in time to enter my swing vote in Tuesday’s election. Yee-haw skadoodle. Maybe I’ll check in from the road. Adios.
Team Penske has touched down in Mt Pleasant MI and has arrived. The apartment is sweet. So much nicer than the last one. It’s the little things that make us happy. You know, like cupboards, windows, driveways, garages, closets, and lots and lots of space to breathe. In that picture below, at that intersection we are below the softball field in the bottom left, so to the left of where that red pin is. That house has two apartments and we are on the left hand side. My parents and Joanna took off about an hour or so ago and we are doing some things and then taking the truck back. I’ll have to post some pictures later on to give you an idea. Not very much is setup yet.. but.. we have time. Anyway, thank you to everyone for supporting us. This is a big change for us. We are a little farther away from everyone than we would have liked but… that just means you have to come visit us more. Alright, time to try out the shower.
Nah. Well. Technically yes. I can’t believe my sister Colleen graduates from college this weekend.
It seems like only yesterday I was holding her under water at Gene’s Quarry. Or nutmegging her with my soccer moves and running circles around her in the back yard. Or watching her put a snow suit on in the middle of the summer to rescue our dog who was trapped by his chain in a bees nest. We ha
But we both got older. I went on to college. She finished high school and then traversed into the college world. We both had our struggles with adjustment, who doesn’t? It’s normal. Now four years later, she’s graduating with a degree in English. She still can’t decide if she wants to continue with schooling on a graduate level or get started on her career. She still doesn’t know what she wants to do for a career, but neither do I.
It’s all happening Sunday. She’s graduating from Lemoyne College in Syracuse and the next step for all of us is still yet to be determined. It will be exciting. My parents and my grandmother will be there along with my aunt Cathy and Margie. I’m sure we’ll go out to eat a few times. I’m sure I can sneak a little Saturday night Laker action into the mix as well. I’m sure my dad won’t stay awake, but I’ll have to wake him if its close near the end.
Congrats Colleen! and good luck with whichever step you take next. I’ll be watching!