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The Blogfather

"Do you spend time with your family? Good. Because a man that doesn't spend time with his family can
never be a real man." Don Corleone

Picture Update

Monday, May 29, 2006

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Catch Up

Thursday, February 02, 2006
Well let's play catch up... I haven't been posting as much as I should be. Sorry! Work has been crazy stressful... and time is flying by. We are haveing a great deal of fun watching Maddie grow up right in front of our eyes. It is something new everyday for her. We had a great christmas. Maddie got fish for christmas so we have to feed them twice a day... she loves to watch them! I am working on a new certification called CSCP Certified Supply Chain Professional. It is being offered through Apics, who I have my current CPIM certification through. I go to Chicago in March to take the test... so this is what has been taking the majority of my time. I have spent some time over at The FBZ forum, competing in contest and talking about sports. Check it out and sign up in the forums. Tell them M-Dub sent ya!

Well I will attempt to keep this updated more... and as always there will be more pictures of Maddie on the way!

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Time for a picture update (sorry it took so long)

Saturday, December 10, 2005
A couple of pictures of Maddie at Halloween time, and some pictures of the Pumpkin Patch! Hope everyone is good.

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Monday, November 14, 2005

…the official status of this blog.

I promise some more content coming up, it has just been so crazy around here. I went hunting this weekend, but we didn’t do very well. It is still so warm here. Hopefully we will see some colder weather and better duck hunting soon. We have been working on the house to get ready for my Mom, Sister, and Niece who will be coming to town for thanksgiving. They live in Indiana. We are really excited to see them! My wife got a new stove and a new dishwasher, that I had fun installing.

We had a good Halloween, and I have lots of pictures to share that will be coming within the week. I promise.

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I can't believe it...

Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Is it really this close to the holiday season? Time is flying by. I have been swamped at work, still trying to catch up from my trip last week. New projects and new deadlines.

Went to the OU Baylor game last Saturday. We had a good time, and it was a great game. It is just a shame that we would have a close game against Baylor. I am just glad we got out with a win.

We took Maddie to the Pumpkin Patch Saturday, and she loved the petting zoo. She also enjoyed running through the hay maze.

OU Nebraska this weekend, along with all the Halloween hoopla. I really need to get some pics up soon. We will see.

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Back in town

Friday, October 21, 2005
I had a great time in Kansas City. I am impressed with the city. It has a nice little feel to it. Arrowhead stadium was nice... the game was good... after the first half. The conference was very informative and gave me some great Ideas for work. We ate at some very good restaurants in Country Club Plaza. If you are ever there you have to try BAHA 600 (Mexican), BRIO (Italian), and Houston's (steakhouse).

So now I am back to work and trying to dig through the pile that is my desk. We have some sort of Halloween hay ride thing with the church group tonight and tomorrow my buddy Fish and I are off to see the Sooners beat up on Baylor.

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Saturday, October 15, 2005
In KC at the APICS Conference. So far I am impressed with Kansas City, as this is the first time I have been here. Got some more educational sessions today and then its off to arrowhead for the OU Kansas game. More updates after the game.

Boomer Sooner!!!
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Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Busy this week trying to get things done before I hit the road for a week. I am going to Kansas City for the big APICS Conference on Friday morning. I will be back in OKC next Wednesday night. It just so happens that the Sooners are playing in KC on Saturday... bonus. I already have my ticket. Boomer Sooner.

It should be fun, but mostly work and discovering new tools (toys) of the trade. I will be in the hotel at night so maybe there will be some good blogging with no wife and no Maddie around. I hate going out of town when she is this age(2). It seems like she grows so fast when I'm gone. Oh well, its only six days.

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365 days...

Saturday, October 08, 2005
until we can exact our revenge.

Okay we got our tails kicked. Can we change the subject now? Back to your regularly scheduled nonsense...
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Red River Shootout: The eve

Friday, October 07, 2005

OU 24
TX 21

I love being the underdog. We have nothing to lose and everything to gain. However, Texas has everything to lose and everything to gain. So that said this should be a true shootout. I think that the Sooner Defense will hold the run focused Texas offense in check. The big question is how does Rhett Bomar react to the atmosphere in Big D. If Rhett can settle down quick enough and play like he knows he can we should be able to put some good drives together.

Look for some sweet play calling by both teams. I expect to see the reverse again, as well as the double screen pass… Bomar to Thompson to Wilson.

Boomer Freakin Sooner!!

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Bad day much?

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Story here
Ever heard the saying "A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work". Well I don't know if this would qualify.
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Red River Shootout: Thursday

Check these message boards out!
I have never been into message boards much, but I like this one and have been posting quite a bit.

Here are some Fark's I found funny!

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Red River Shootout: Wednesday

Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Bye Bye Dallas?

Will this be the last year in the Cotton Bowl? I hear the AD from Texas talking on the Sports Animal and he sounded like he was ready to move the game to a home and home series. IMO there is something great about the game in Dallas, to lose it would be a big loss. We are talking about 100 years of this game. Come on Dallas step up and fix that Cotton Bowl up.

Boomer Sooner
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Red River Shootout: Tuesday

Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Hopefully Optimistic!

Let us not forget that until Mack and the shorthorns beat us we still have the bragging rights. I will grant you that this is the best chance that Brown has and will have in a while, but there is something to say for the way that Stoops has Mack by the balls. You never know what is going to happen in the Cotton Bowl, so buckle up and get ready for a ride. If for some reason we do leave Dallas with less than a victory… then and only then will I give it up to Texas. Post your score predictions in the comments section.

OU 24 Texas 21

Boomer Sooner!
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Red River Shootout week...

I want to apologize if this site looks like a mirror of the Sooner Football site this week, but during OU v. Texas week there is really nothing else. Hopefully I will find some other topics to throw in throughout the week.

Boomer Sooner!
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It will be okay...

Monday, October 03, 2005
No the sky is not falling Sooner fans!

If you watched the same game I did on Saturday evening, then you will have witnessed the light at the end of the tunnel as well. After a rocky start to the season, the Sooners are starting to mesh together and become a team right before our eyes. Rhett Bomar continued to be successful, and most importantly he protected the ball. Unfortunately Saturday Night's game did bring another injury to Adrian Peterson. Coach Stoops says he thinks AD will be fine and should play on Saturday in the Red River Shootout. Look for more rants on the RRS later in the week.

Boomer Sooner
Beat Texas!
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OU vs. Baylor tickets

Friday, September 30, 2005
I have some OU vs. Baylor Football tickets on ebay if you are interested.
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Punkies and Bass!

I haven't posted many pics of Maddie as of late. Click to enlarge.

Here she is coloring on a punky. She loves punkies!
Here we are at the fair looking at the bass (I caught you a delicious bass)
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The last post was getting a little old too.

Not much going on, just work work work. Getting ready to do some electric work on the house on Saturday and watch some football if time permits. I am doing pretty good on my fantasy leagues. I am 2 and 1 on both NFL leagues. I am in 2nd place in College Pick em', and I am sucking it up in the Salary Cap Leauge. Pics of Maddie later today.
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It's getting a little old

Monday, September 26, 2005
Is anyone else getting sick of hearing about Cindy Sheehan?

I am really sorry for her loss, but is it helping things to sit in front of the white house until you get arrested?
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Hornets ticket prices...Nice!

It looks like I may be making my way to more Hornets games than I had expected.

4000 tickets for each game will be $10 with another 3500 for $20 or less. That is a great deal for some NBA action. The Hornets and the NBA have really made the commitment to try and fill the ford center. I only hope that other Oklahomans will answer the call and buy up these tickets. Let's make a good showing for this city and this state.

We paid a one-cent sales tax for all of those years so that we could build a big league arena and now is our chance to put a big league team in that arena.

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Review: "Criminal Minds" Series Premier

Friday, September 23, 2005
This show was absolutely incredible. I am a huge fan of drama television and I haven’t watched a show that made my heart jump like this one in a long time. I came in with the impressions that this would be another CSI knock-off, but was pleasantly surprised by the fresh angle the writers took in developing the first episode.

The cast of the show is what really makes it happen for me. The mix and the interaction came across flawless. Mandy Patinkin plays the role of Gideon who is an old pro recovering from a bout of depression caused by a previous case. Matthew Gubler plays Dr. Spencer Reid who is a young genius who is full of random facts that come in quite hand when profiling criminals. Thomas Gibson, Shemar Moore, Lola Glaudini, and A.J. Cook round out the cast. The cast seems to have a natural interaction and it really works in the show.

Add in the fact that the plot of the show was absolutely intense, and you have yourself a real winner. Just when you thought it would go one way it went the other. The progression in the first episode was remarkable and the writers are to be commended for coming up with such a brilliant plot.

Criminal Minds is a must see. If you missed it this week, you should defiantly check it out next week. Let’s hope that they can keep it up and continue to bring fresh perspectives to criminal drama. It will air on Wednesdays at 9PM eastern.
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OKC gets a chance…

Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Exciting news here in OKC today! We are going to be the 2005-2006 home of the New Orleans Hornets. It is a shame that it had to happen under such unfortunate circumstances. Our heart goes out to the many victims of Hurricane Katrina. The deal is only for one year, but it will give the OKC metro area a chance to prove that we are a big time market and very capable of supporting a NBA team.

Every team in the NBA will play at least one game at the Ford Center this year. I can’t wait to go see my pacers play and not have to make a trip somewhere else. The Hornets will play six games at LSU.

I hear that the ticket prices are supposed to be very reasonable, so I am looking forward to checking out some NBA games.
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Reality Overload

Last night was finale night for Big Brother 6 and Rock Star INXS. I don't really care who won Big Brother 6, as I quit caring after Howie was evicted. If you really must know Maggie won. Rock Star INXS was a bust in my mind as I never liked INXS anyway, and probably never will.

Good News for Apprentice fans. Tonight we can get a dose of The Apprentice: Martha Stewart style. I am looking forward to it. Hopefully it will be interesting enough to endure, and waste away some of those TV hours.
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Monday, September 19, 2005
Well we went with the Vibe. I really like it. We were looking at the Corrola and the Toyota matrix caught our eye. Then when we looked at the Vibe we found out that they were the same car. That's right the Pontiac Vibe is the exact same car as the Toyota Matrix. Pontiac was much more willing to deal than the Toyota dealership, so we went with the Vibe. I was really happy with the deal we got and with the fact that the one we picked out was loaded. I still like the Corrola, but the one I really wanted was a little out of our range.
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The Jungle

Friday, September 16, 2005
Random title day.

I've been a slacker when it comes to blogging for the last week or so. It's amazing how much more I am looking forward to the weekends now that football season is here. I sure hope that the Sooners can pull themselves out of the funk that they are in. I also hope it will be an interesting game.

Looking for cars last night and tonight. I drove a Toyota Corolla S and I really like that car. It gets between 36 and 44 mpg on the highway, and we all know that that is important. Now if I can get the wife to spring for it. Somehow I think there is a fight in store for me.

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Salary Cap Football week 1 results

Thursday, September 15, 2005
Sorry I am late to post this.
Congrats to ryan express for nudging out sparhawks by less than half a point to take the week one lead. A big screw you to Chad Pennington for getting me negative points this week. Can you say welcome to the bench.

Rank Team Points
1 ryan express 69.53
2 Sparhawks 69.05
3 FLETCH 67.85
4 m-dub's Sooners 65.58 (me)
5 Pounders 65.44
6 Turd Ferguson 61.93
7 I Am Lars 52.72
8 divingsooner 46.32
9 Angry Bear91 45.73

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Colts and Sooners win!

Monday, September 12, 2005
All in all I can't complain about the results of the weekend. I didn't have time to watch the Colts play last night, but it seems that they took care of business pretty well. Slow start, but they got it going in the second half.

The Sooners on the other hand have some major work to do. They definitely answered some questions on the running game. The O-line proved that they can run block and AD (Adrian Peterson) did his thing, but he won't be able to carry the entire load all season. The Sooners have to find a passing game and have to find it fast. There are concerns that the O-line will have trouble with pass blocking after Bomar was sacked twice in the second half on Saturday. I feel confident after this week that the OU coaching staff is hard at work trying to answer some of the questions. Hopefully these young guys will start getting use to the surroundings and playing within the system and we will see some major improvement.

I love this time of year!
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College Pickem' results after week two

Sunday, September 11, 2005
After a dismal opening week I pushed my way up from 5th to 3rd with a first place performance in week 2. Tran and Turd share the lead. Some great football on Saturday for sure!

Rank Name (Pts)
1 Tran Sient (21)
1 Turd Ferguson (21)
3 m-dub's sooners (17)
4 divingsooner (16)
5 BuckeyeFan (15)
6 Jeaux (10)
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Stoops accused of being racist

Friday, September 09, 2005
Blackathlete.net reports:

There is no doubt Coach (Stoops) was looking out for and likely under heavy pressure to find reason to dump Thompson from the Starring Role especially since there was a Good Young Boy standing there to fulfill the Dreams of all those Good Ole Boys who like their Quarterbacks white as hell.

Are you kidding me? I guess us Good Ole Boys like black Running backs, but not Quarterbacks. This guy is crazy! I wonder what all of the Sooners black athletes including Paul Thompson would say about it.

Thanks to Deadspin
Crossposted on Sooner Football
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