Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Great home available

As we are moving to Winston-Salem at the end of the month my beautiful home will go on the market this week. Located on the side of Missionary Ridge, this 2 bedroom, 1 bath home was built in 1961 and sits on 2 lots. Hardwood floors and tiled throughout, the home features huge windows and a very nice open floor plan. It also has a very deep garage and an unusually large driveway.

Here is the actual listing on

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Annual Memorial Day swim

I have lived in Chattanooga now for 10 years and almost every year I participated in the Memorial Day swim across the Dam. We basically swim from the beach area on one side of the Chickamagua Dam to the "Caution Dangerous Waters" sign on the other side and back. Total distance is 1.5 miles and since i am considering doing a 4.5 mile swim in mid June, I swam a bit more after the round trip. This year we were 13 swimmers and one kind support kayaker.

Me just before the swim in my new blueseventy pointzero 3+ swimskin

Monday, May 26, 2008

Winston-Salem visit

We went to Winston-Salem for the weekend to meet with the architects of our soon to be built home and also look for an apartment. The meeting went really well and we really like both Anne and Marty of Metropolis Architecture PLLC, plus it seems that we found a very cool apartment too. Yeah.

June 2, Hold your horses, today we found out that the person living in the apartment decided to stay there so we won't get it after all. :-(

Friday, May 16, 2008

That Jordan Rapp

Pro triathlete / slowtwitch web master Jordan Rapp does some pretty impressive diving and wins some nice cash for effort. MC for the event is 2000 Olympic Triathlon Champion Simon Whitfield. Go Jordan.

Via: Simon Whitfield blog

My bachelor event

I just realized that I never posted an image of my bachelor event and I feel a bit guilty. After all several friends made a great effort for it to happen.

The event was a Rod Dixon run that required participants to run 6 miles and drink a beer after each mile. Each runner was allowed 11 minutes for each mile and in that time they also had to finish their beverage of choice. Most common was Pabst Blue Ribbon or Coors Light etc, but 2 hearty souls brought Guinness. As I don't drink, I was "allowed" Busch NA. :-)

Custom event numbers were made for this bachelor run and all participants who were not YET bald, wore bald caps in my honor.

The gang

The groom

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The world united by Bush

While many people seem to think that George Bush divides folks, others clearly think the opposite. According to Ivan of creativebits the ad world seems to be especially united when it comes to the portrayal of George.

Below are some examples but check out the complete listing on creativebits

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Some of the wedding guests

Kate and Dave from my old Philly days

My host mom Bev from Philly, my mom, my brother Manfred and my aunt Maria

Susan Herin with Jamie Simpson (secret agent 1) lurking right behind her

Eric Buck (secret agent 2) returned from Miami for the event

Martin Finnegan had his hands full with Bex and Jill as we had courted his wife Janelle Simpson as a photographer

Monday, May 05, 2008

We are married

Amy and I got married on Saturday, May 3rd at Cloudland Canyon State park. We had a wonderful wedding and are now very excited to spend the rest of our lives together.

More pictures on our wedding blog