Passed the Technicians Exam!

I took the Technicians Exam for Ham Radio (Amateur Radio) on 3/15 and I passed!   I tried to take the General exam which is the next level up but I missed quite a few.   I should have studied for that one too.    I don't have my call sign just yet but looking forward to having this around for emergency and communication use.  

Nicole is stoked that we'd be able to listen to TV when we're on trips. 


Calico 2007

Had an amazing time going to Calico to run with fellow NAXJA members.   We were finishing with Odessa Canyon and Doran by 2:30 and we then hit the Calico Ghost town for a little family fun.    Gianna loves to go offroading because she loves the rocking back n forth.

Here is a video composed by Kevin Hedstrom which really had great music and shows what Calico has to offer:


Christmas Visit

We had a super time visiting family and friends this year for the holidays. Gianna got to meet Great Grandpa Brown, Great Grandma Glasser, and a lot of aunts and uncles in Murphysboro. In Chicago, we took her to meet cousin Fay (Fay has been diagoned with Alzheimer's disease) on Christmas day. and Fay just loved her. Gianna got to see her cousin Sage in Elgin, and stayed up late with Grandma and Grandpa Lee, Cindy and Gary, and baby Connor on New Year's Eve.

I was pleasantly surprised by friend Linda's news that she and husband Greg are expecting identical twins!

Now Josh, Gianna and I are back in the swing of things and back to work. Josh is still with Cnet, and traveled to NYC for a week and a half before Christmas to get training on some new software. He is still active in NAXJ, and just installed the upper control arms I bought him for Christmas. I am now working 2 days a week for Santa Ana College-still teaching Music Arts to seniors at 3 different locations.
Happy New Year!!!!

Love Josh, Nicole and Gianna



Now that food has replaced sex in my life, I can't even get into my own pants.

Marriage changes passion. Suddenly you're in bed with a relative.

I saw a woman wearing a sweat shirt with "Guess" on it.
So I said "Implants?" She hit me.

How come we choose from just two people to run for president and over fifty for Miss America?

I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose-fitting clothing. If I HAD any loose-fitting clothing, I wouldn't have signed up in the first place!
When I was young we used to go "skinny dipping," now I just "chunky dunk."

Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

Wouldn't it be nice if whenever we messed up our life we could simply press 'Ctrl Alt Delete' and start all over?

Why is it that our children can't read a Bible in school, but they can in prison?

Wouldn't you know it...Brain cells come and brain cells go, but FATcells live forever.

Why do I have to swear on the Bible in court when the Ten Commandments cannot be displayed outside?

Bumper sticker of the year:
"If you can read this, thank a teacher -and, since it's in English, thank a soldier"


George Carlin's new rules for 2007

New Rule:

Stop giving me that pop-up ad for! There's a reason you
don't talk to people for 25 years. Because you don't particularly like them!
Besides, I already know what the captain of the football team is doing
These days . . . mowing my lawn.

New Rule:

Don't eat anything
that's served to you out a window unless you're a seagull. People are acting
all shocked that a human finger was found in a
bowl of Wendy's chili. Hey,
it cost less than a dollar. What did you expect it to contain?


Top 10 Ways to Tell You're a New Dad

Funny email I received:

Top 10 Ways to Tell You're a New Dad

10) Getting six hours of sleep is a privilege.

 9) The sentence, "Honey, could you take his foot out of my pocket?" sounds normal.

 8) You are used to doing everything one-handed.

 7) The thought of your mother-in-law coming over for a few hours is a pleasant one.

 6) The list of bodily fluids that disgust you has shortened, possibly to zero.

 5) Your idea of romance is hand-holding.

 4) You answer the question "How are you?" with "We're fine."

3) You decide whether a shirt is wearable not based on sweatiness, but
based on how well the spit-up stains match the shirt's main colour.

 2) You see a slender teenage girl walking down your street, and you
think, "Hey, I wonder if I could interest her in... babysitting?"

And the #1 way to tell that you're a new dad:

1) It takes you two months to write and send out a simple top-10-style joke email.