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.
Here's an interesting bit of information if you plan on watching the State of the Union speech. All 100 US senators, 98 percent of House members, all 50 governors, and a majority of the Supreme Court are on Twitter. Many will be live tweeting or reaction tweeting. Oh and yes, the White House also tweets.
By halftime it was a good bet Ohio State was going to beat Oregon handily in the inaugural college foot ball championship. Which meant lots of people joking about Bob Newhart being the game's referee. The guy did look very much like Bob Newhart, and the jokes about this on Facebook and Twitter everywhere else continued until even the real 85 year old Bob Newhart joined in. And who would have guessed, Newhart has a Twitter account!
Also, we learned this morning that The Ohio State University campus has a mounted police group. And they needed it last night after students went crazy after the team won the championship game. I saw news video of absolutely gorgeous horses in the streets of Columbus last night. How many schools can say that?
There is a new Twitter hashtage this morning named, #2014in5Words which gives everyone the chance to describe this year. I kind of wish they'd waited until after Christmas for this year end review, but it is what it is.
The tweet which I saw as most realistic is this one:
If you're on Twitter, you should be following KSDK weather guy, Chester Lampkin. He is up to the minute with weather information as well as local sports, news and other things. He is a consistent tweeter and one who keeps in touch with his readers. If you send him something, he'll retweet it. He'll reply. All around good guy doing Twitter right. Anyway, this morning someone in St. Louis tweeted him this question:
"Will it be an uncomfortable 61 degrees today or just awkward with the rain?" I think the person meant 'comfortable' not uncomfortable, but Chester answered:
"Uncomfortable is subjective."
Oh, and he later noted, today is the warmest we've been in 11 days.