Thursday, June 30, 2005

Lance Then Who?

I am nearly knotted up with anticipation for the start of the next Tour de France. I am holding my breath for Lance Armstrong to have a nearly perfect time of it, and wishing the Discovery boys well. I am also scouting for an up-and-coming rider (with a dog) to cheer for in 2006. I don't want a huge let down upon the Armstrong retirement, so I'm planning ahead to select a worthy person to cheer for a year from now. I don't want to be an orphan fan on 7/25. And Daniel "Crazy Legstrong" (or whatever Glen named him) won't quite be ready. I am just a bit giddy knowing in a day and a half I'll be back screaming during slips, slides, and crashes...standing up towards the finish line to help the favored athlete keep momentum...clinging to Bob Roll's every word...and enjoying the French countryside from a distance. Not to mention the raw hilarity of some of those funny commercials. The only thing that could possibly make it any better is snacks.

You know that you need to know this!

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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Working at the carwash

Welcome back.

Today, I spent a couple of hours at the car wash where I worked.

No, I didn't wash cars there. I took my briefcase, my PowerBook, my telehone and worked in the sunshine while the fine folks there washed and waxed both the Camery and the truck. This morning we found that raw eggs had found there way to land on the side fender of the truck and the rear bumper of the Camery. A late model black Cadillac got a huge egg or two on the middle of the hood--seemed to be evidence that we had not been specifically targeted. But some random foolish act.

I think I should think of some random act of kindness to pay forward, rather than a foolish one.

Both vehicles are clean and shiney, with no appearant long term damage. Our neighbor was cleaning the cadillac when I came home from the car wash. It belongs to his son who is off training with his national guard unit to perform a national security activity.

Monday, June 27, 2005

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Sunday, June 26, 2005

red carpet + t-mobile

we are sitting in the red carpet lounge with our free beverages and snacks waiting for our flight. Feel pretty full of myself. Learning how to that globe trotter glen. Yes we are connected.

copying glen

i want to grow up and be like glen. i am taking my laptop and looking for "hotspots" what ever those are. i had to ask about "bluetooth" and i am still confused and dazed. i hope to download the occassional picture and travelogue was we tour the uk. i will also check the blog for daniel's tour de france updates. no pressure there daniel.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Off Across the Pond

Sunday we are off to Great Britain. I promised Steve after France that the next time we went abroad I'd learn the language first...I'm only worried obout the Scottish thing. We watched "A Fond Kiss" last weekend and found the subtitles for the Scottish accent quite helpful. We are now bringing back something from Wales for Audrey and Shannon's sister Laurie, a stone from Scotland for my friend Claudia, and a tablecloth for Debbie from England. Any other requests?:-) It will be great once we get out of town. It's all those last minute details that get me.

Peterson-Weaver-Wilson-Curtin-Remington (et al) Family Blog

Peterson-Weaver-Wilson-Curtin-Remington (et al) Family Blog

Lineup for the Tour De France

Discovery Channel
Lance Armstrong (USA)
Jose Azevedo (P)
Manuel Beltran (Sp)
George Hincapie (USA)
Benjamin Noval (Sp)
Pavel Padrnos (Cz)
Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr)
Jose Luis Rubiera (Sp)
Paolo Savoldelli (I)

T-Mobile for the Tour de France
Jan Ullrich (G), 31
Professional since 1995
Tour de France: 7 Tours - 1st in 1997, 2nd (1996, 1998, 2000, 2001,2003)
Giuseppe Guerini (I), 35
Professional since 1993
Tour de France: Nine Tours, 22nd in 1999
Stage win 1999: l'Alpe d'Huez (after getting past Erik the photographer)
Matthias Kessler (G), 26
Professional since 2000
Tour de France: Three Tours - 49th in 2003
Andreas Klöden (G), 30
Professional since 1998
Tour de France: Four Tours - 2nd in 2004
Danielle Nardello (I), 32
Professional since 1994
Tour de France: Eight Tours - 7th in 1999
Stefan Schreck (G), 26
Professional since 2000
Tour de France: Tour debut
Oscar Sevilla (Sp), 28
Professional since 1998
Tour de France: Four Tours - 7th in 2001
Tobias Steinhauser (G), 33
Professionnel since 1996
Tour de France: Three Tours - 113th in 1996
Alexandre Vinokourov (Kz), 31
Professionnel since 1998
Tour de France: 3rd in 2003

see full startlist here.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Celebrating Nephews & Milestones

We ate cake and shared the pride with Daniel and Timothy on Friday night. Daniel graduated from 8th grade that night. We celebrated Timothy's testing out of high school one year early, and now he's in the working world, considering college -- I think. He took the same test Andrew did, and it counts as a high school diploma. So, Kyle, Timothy, and Daniel...hats off to you all as you move to new stages in life!

Where in the world is Steve?

When is the Steve & Beth cross-the-ocean trip this summer? I lost track of the dates I had safely stored in my mental notebook. [Perhaps the answer belongs in an e-mail.] Gramma Pete is in West Virginia for a while visiting friends. She flew into North Carolina. Now there's a test for your American geography pursuits. Some of us will pull out a map to see why a North Carolina airport is convenient to West Virginia. And what could possibly be west in West Virginia...shouldn't it border Nevada or something?

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

dude! check it out guys! i made my first steak. i thought it was gonna be all ramen, and burritos forever, but steak once in a while might be manageable. adulthood isn't so bad today.
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father's day was spent well with my closest male family figure.

i just bought this cd by this pair of indie rock girls called tegan and sara. i think i'm in love with them both.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

You may already know that I am a fan of Apple Computers. You may also know that I don't really want to know anything more about computers that I absolutely have to to get my job done. Truth be told, not everything that I know about the Apple Computer company is really good, but it seems like Mr. Jobs has connected some of the dots--and talked about it here.

Steve Jobs gave a commencement address at Stanford University. You can read it here. He says you've gotta find what you love.

Breakfast on Sunday

Rob and I had breakfast together on Sunday monrning--kinda on my way to Indianapolis where I am now. I had blueberry pancakes and Rob had some egg skillet dish. He had the feta cheese put on the side.

It was a great time with my nephew. It really had very little to do with the food. Rob is a great guy! I really enjoyed the conversation. Hope to do it again soon.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Scheduling Information from OLN [2004]

Even though we won't have a big french toast party on the first day, just ask about coming over and watching with us. The schedule from OLN is this:

[Looks like this is 2004 information. Will it be the same? Detailed race time is on Le Tour web site, but that's not necessarily broadcast time here.]


n : someone who has been admitted to a college or university v : enroll as a student

It is not only for college, any student who has enrolled--first enrolled, then moving on, graduating going on to the next level.


I have both David's and Rob's addresses if anyone needs them.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Googled It...Got It

The band is America. They also sang "Sister Goldenhair" and "Tin Man." Any other fans in the family? I think I used to play "Horse with No Name" on my little guitar. It took two or three chords, or at least that was my version. Riveting information. What ever happened to America?

Ventura Highway...Name That Group

Back when I was in high school in Ohio in the early 70's, there was a band that I really liked. They sang "Ventura Highway" and "Horse with No Name." But can I think of the name of the band now? Not tonight.

The connection is...I am in Camarillo, CA right now. We took the 101 from L.A. and are headed to Ventura tomorrow for our end of the school year staff meeting. So, it got me singing (silently -- much to the relief of others) that old song. Growing up in Ohio and listening to ...nope, still can't think of the band, but I always wondered what the Ventura Highway was like. It is nice, ignoring multi-lanes of traffic. The song fits.

Well, good night. And Glen...I blogged out on the road. Don't you feel the family pride?

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Here I sit

. . . downtown Los Angeles with a free wireless connection complements of the Sheraton downtown (formerly the Hyatt Regency).

I took the Metrolink train over here. I am getting some work done (and playing around with the blog) waiting for my meeting in a few minutes a couple of blocks from where I am now. This is fun. Life is good.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Web site sighted

There doesn't seem to be any new information, but there is a website for Tour of California

AEG Cycling brings a unique week-long "rolling festival" through California. The event promises to become one of the nation's largest and most recognized annual cycling events. This international, Tour de France-style bicycle (stage) race will feature 15 professional cycling teams from around the world.

In addition to the core race, there will be numerous cultural festivals and recreational events in cities and towns across the state.

There is a press release and you can sign up for further information or to volunteer.

Friday, June 10, 2005


Enjoying the coverage on of the Dauphine Libere. The streaming text and video gives me a sense of what is happening there. Hopefully we will get to see the recap of the tour while on our trip.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

10 (almost) Tips about bloggin

. . . these are good things to keep in your noggin.

If you want some good tips about blogging here are some from Dry Bones Dance.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

New Website published

I have published a web site. And, I need help with ideas for content.

I think the ideas will come, but check it out and see what you think:

Also, if you have time, click on the Contact us page and fill out the form. I'd like to know that it works. Thanks.

Tour de California coming is 2006

You can read something about it at Pro Cycling News.

Next month should see the first details of the Tour de California, a potential 9-stage, two week race being planned for spring 2006, with stages to bust the legs and pop the eyeballs. California is a very, very scenic state, with stunning coastlines and rich agricultural regions, but with more than its share of brutal mountains.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

July 2-24, know what's coming up?

If you love to ride your bicyle click on the link and enjoy the video.

Our Discovery Team tee-shirts came today from The Paceline, Lance's fan site. I ordered them way back when they first announced the Discovery Channel sponsorship deal. I thought I saw something about Lance programing on the Discovery family of channels. The schedule is found on the Team Discovery site. It looksprety cool, but I don't know what all those channels are--FitTV, Discovery HD Theater. Who can help me out here?

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Hot Arizona

I will be in Scottsdale, Arizona at the International Policy Governance Association second annual conference, Good Governance in Action, June 2-4, 2005. I am looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones at this conference. IPGA is the professional association for consultants and practitioners of Policy Governance. People from The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Canada, the US and other contries will participate with the hundreds of us who are there.

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But, it's a dry heat.