Monday, May 24, 2010

Oklahoma Christian University

My son received his first scholarship offer from Oklahoma Christian University. Here are a few of my favorite things about it:

1. they offered a scholarship

2. they also offered a little course credit

3. my sister graduated from there

4. so did one of our good friends

5. far enough away

6. but too far

7. we have a friend who teaches there

8. already visited there

9. good first impression

10. a Christian school

Monday, May 17, 2010

new bike

I got a new bike last week and have been able to try it out over the weekend. Though the color is not my favorite, here are a few of my favorite things about the bike:

1. the deal I got

2. helps me ride faster

3. my "geometry" is better

4. clip on pedals and shoes

5. the shoes will work for spin class too

6. probably no one else will have a bike this color!

7. more aerodynamic

8. gears easier to adjust

9. holds more tire pressure

10. finally my water bottle cage matches my bike!

Monday, May 10, 2010

teen birthday party

My daughter just celebrated her fourteenth birthday. She just had a few friends over to spend the night. Here are a few of my favorite things about it:

1. no planning for a birthday party

2. kids entertained themselves

3. she didn't even want me to fix dessert

4. just a handful of girls

5. they all get along well

6. positive peer pressure

7. spent the whole day at the park

8. daughter did all the post party clean up

9. friend from out of town able to come

10. she can take five guests to neighborhood pool

Monday, May 3, 2010

Lonestar Olympic Triathlon 2010: the run

After completing the cycling portion of the triathlon, here are a few of my favorite things about the run:

1. the fully opening knee brace worked well and was quick to put on

2. port a potty right next to gate

3. they moved the gate exit down towards our transition area

4. a quick transition

5. plenty of water stations

6. kids with water guns!

7. hearing all the folks cheering us on-folks in the crowd, my son and his friends, my mother in law, my new friends

8. fun, loud music

9. not walking any portion of it

10. my foot never really bothered me!