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A couple of excellent Dec. 31 matinees

I’ll need two TVs on Monday afternoon as I try to keep track of the Cyclone football team in the Liberty Bowl and the Hawkeye basketball team against No. 5 Indiana.

Iowa State vs. Tulsa, 2:30 p.m. on ESPN

Iowa vs. Indiana, 3:00 p.m. on ESPN2

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Posted by on December 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

More Jerry West

If you want to read a really interesting, really entertaining book, check out Jerry West’s autobiography: “West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life.”

It is perhaps the most honest and most candid autobiography that you will ever find.

I look forward to getting home each night so I can read a few pages before going to bed. Fantastic book.

 
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Posted by on December 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

This was a nice victory Friday night

UCLA 97, No. 7 Missouri 94, overtime

 
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Posted by on December 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

I hope tonight’s UCLA basketball game is better than this

Holiday Bowl: Baylor 49, UCLA 26

 
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Posted by on December 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Sad to see Christmas end

Maisa did extraordinarily well with Santa Claus this year. Her aunts and uncles and grandparents spoiled her, too.

She looked forward to getting a DreamLight all year long. It’s a stuffed animal that lights up and sort of acts as a nightlight. When Santa brought her the DreamLight, it capped off an amazing run of gifts.

Jill bought me a new wedding ring, and I really like it. It’s a lot shinier and stylish than my old one.

I got some perfume for Jill. I’m a horrible gift-giver — the absolute worst — so I try to do other things throughout the year that make up for that lack of ability.

This was my most enjoyable Christmas season since the days when I was a small child. It was wonderful to spend to a lot of quality time with the Kramers and the Brinkers. We sure missed the Arizona and Colorado Kramers, though.

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

For she is a jolly good lady

Happy birthday to the most gentle soul in Dubuque County — my Mom.

 

 
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Posted by on December 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

 
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Happy holidays

santa dodger

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2012 in Uncategorized