Archive for May, 2007

New Music

Thursday, May 31st, 2007


MLB Salary v. Performance

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

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I Got Second Place!

Friday, May 25th, 2007

When I got home from work today, I had the below email in my mailbox.  It was the first beer I have entered into a homebrew contest. 

Mike,Congrats!  Your Lil Sprout Stout took second place in its judging
group.  Final judging groups can be found at this address:

Best of show judging and awards ceremony will be held June 2nd at the
Corner Brewery starting at approximately 11am.  If you are unable to
appear at that time, we will mail your prizes out to you the following

Aron Butler
Competition Director

Ellie Outside in the Grass

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

The following photographs were taken on May 24, 2007:

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4 Month Check-up

Monday, May 21st, 2007

Ellie had her 4 month check up on May 21, 2007.  Everything is A-okay.

Ellie now weighs 15.9 lbs. and is 26 1/4 inches tall.

Ellie is babbling, giggling, and is doing raspberries.

Ellie Taking a Bath

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

These pictures were taken on May 15, 2007.  Ellie’s hair still curls up when it gets wet and it is getting more and more blonde.  Her eyes are still a beautiful steel blue color.

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Evil Ellie

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

In this picture, taken April 13, 2007, Ellie looks kinda evil, but still cute.


Rastafari Ellie

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

Ya Mon! 

Ellie is wearing a baby wig in these photos taken on April 28, 2007.  This one is called “The Bob” named after Bob Marley.  Other wigs can be found at 

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Pretty in Pink

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

The latest pictures of Ellie taken on May 15, 2007.

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First Homebrew Contest

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Entered “Lil’ Sprout Stout” (specialty category) and “Simcoe India Pale Ale” (IPA category) into the following homebrew contest:

The First Annual ABC Brews Crews Homebrew Competition is a BJCP sanctioned event open to any homebrewer nationwide, and offers as a grand prize the opportunity to brew a batch of the winning beer on the seven barrel house system at the Arbor Brewing Company in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Along with this honor, the winning homebrewer will receive ten tickets to the release party, a keg of beer from the batch, and the beer’s custom tap handle used in the pub once the beer runs out. First prize in each category will be an engraved beer stein, and second and third places will receive medals.

The first round of judging is being held May 19, 2007 with the final round of judging taking place on June 2, 2007.

Wish me luck!