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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Rock On!!!



Last night my engineering staff went to Chicago to see a good ole rock show. When we first stepped out of the parking garage Mr. Trump's tower was right over us. I must say most impressive building that I have seen lately. Then we walked to Hard Rock Cafe. I have not been there since they have remodeled the inside, plus Brandon had never been to one before.



After dinner we walked back to the House of Blues. There were four bands scheduled for the night and they didn't start until like 8:30 Indiana time, ouch!!! So here is a short synopsis of them:


Tyler Reed Band - Surprising first band, actually kinda liked them

Rev Theory - Loudest band I have ever heard, my ears are still ringing, seriously

Saving Abel - Could have done without, didn't do much for me

Puddle of Mudd - What I expected from a seasoned rock band, good show


So even though I have been on this huge jazz kick lately, there just comes a time when you have to get out and listen to some rock and roll. Nothing like guitar amps cranked to 10 to get the adrenaline flowing. We didn't get back until 4:00am, yep and that's right I made it to work on time!!! I could have done with three bands instead of four, it was just to long. That being said I guess we got our moneys worth. I think Rev Theory was entertaining, but honestly did they have to be so loud, it actually hurt sometimes to listen to them.


Monday, July 21, 2008

Elkhart County 4H Fair



Last night we went to the fair. This is the first time that Jacob could ride the rides. He road with his cousins Madison and Mckenzie on most of the rides. We had fun and of course indulged in some "fair food". We had a good time with Lisa and Jesse and their family.



Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Fireworks

Here are a few of the pictures I took of the fireworks that we set off at my parents lake cottage this year.


Monday, July 14, 2008

Update Blog




Sorry I have not blogged in forever. My computer has had a virus. To update recent events first: last weekend we went to my mom and dad's lake cottage to celebrate 4th of July. The fireworks were awesome.


Last Friday Jami went for another appointment in Indy and things are looking good! She does not have to go back for three months.

This weekend I played in two bands at a music festival in Mishawaka. One was a Christian blues band and the other was a praise and worship band. Then we had family over for a cookout and to watch the Bristol homecoming fireworks from our front yard. Again they were awesome. The picture above is from the 4th of July at my parent's lake cottage.