Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
Jake is fast becoming a person with a sense of humor. No longer does he sit on laps and watch what goes on, he's a part of it now. Last night he photo bombed Drew. Photo bombing is when someone unrelated to what is going on in a picture or video, inserts him/herself into it.
Everyone is sharing food ideas for Super Bowl parties and if food isn't enough there are many who are also suggesting ways to display and serve the food. WTOP, DC's go to radio/news station pictured this:
I sort of think this is a waste of valuable silver foil.
140 Proof a social media advertising group analyzed public comments posted by social users in 140 Proof apps and sites from 1/24/2014 to 1/27/2014. 140 Proof semantically analyzed posts for fan sentiments like “Go Denver” and “I love the Seahawks". From all this data they came up with a map of the US showing which Super Bowl team had the most fans.
Celebrated the 5th anniversary of our adopting him by taking him to Collinsville with me, the place his life began. I have to say, he has never been overly thrilled about going there, but does not want me to go without him either.
There he was at the door watching as I got ready to go to a Collinsville Progress meeting.
And, on the way back to St. Louis we went through Danny's Car Wash. His first time for this.
If you have to take a flight somewhere and have some anxiety about turbulence, and don't we all, well, there's a website for you to check. Bookmark the Turbulence Forecast site so you will know what you're in for.
Five years ago today we adopted Ferdie from Dirk's Fund Golden Retriever Rescue and brought him to his new home on the seminary campus. January of 09 was a tough month for Ferdie after being dumped at a curb in a Collinsville neighborhood on one of the coldest and snowiest nights that month. From there people in that neighborhood got him to the Bilhartz animal shelter where Bob from Dirk's located him and took him to his place. Dale and I had seen him in the Collinsville shelter but Bob beat us to him. While at Dirks he was neutered and finally allowed to be adopted by us. He was with us 3 days when we realized he'd developed pneumonia and was back at a vet for treatment. But after recovering he settled in to his new home with great joy.
His early story can be found in the comments by Tracy in the first link, one of the neighbors who tried to get him in out of the cold after being dumped.
At Christmas I linked a bunch of Ferdie pictures for Bob to look at and see how Ferdie's life is now, and you can see them by clicking the Ferdie to Bob message at the top left of the blog page.
From Green Landscapes. Kansas is the only place in the United States to make this list. A Kansas photographer posted some of his own photos of Kansas sunsets. On the Green Landscape site, the place to go for Kansas sunsets is the Flint Hills, an area between Emporia and Wichita. I've driven through the Flint Hills and it is truly breathtaking even during non sunset times of the day.
Pretty neat that Kansas is right in there with places in Greece, Cambodia and Finland.