Thursday, December 29, 2005
We visited my Uncle Dick at his new assisted living apartment out in Eagan tonight and had 14 people jammed into the small private dining room for dinner. The 60ish waitress asked everyone's name as she took their order and I whispered to Liv that she'd better make up a new name that would be understandable. But when she answered, "Liv," the woman said, "Like Liv Tyler?"
After dinner we checked out the exercise room and the older generation showed their stuff. From left to right, ages 85, 82, and 77.
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Monday, December 26, 2005
|Thank pod, a sermon|
you can download
| BY HELEN KENNEDY|
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
These days, you're more likely to hear the Word from an iPod.
Welcome to Godcasts: religious podcasts - radio-style programs posted on the Internet - that have become one of the hottest new uses of technology. ...
There's even a regular biblical podcast in the madeup "Star Trek" language of Klingon (although there's some English, too). "Podcasts have an immediacy that seems very personal - you don't just see something, you hear a friendly voice. I think that spiritual subjects are a natural fit for this kind of radio," said Joel Anderson, 51, a computer professional and linguist in Minnesota who started The Klingon Word in March. ....
There's even a regular biblical podcast in the madeup "Star Trek" language of Klingon (although there's some English, too).
"Podcasts have an immediacy that seems very personal - you don't just see something, you hear a friendly voice. I think that spiritual subjects are a natural fit for this kind of radio," said Joel Anderson, 51, a computer professional and linguist in Minnesota who started The Klingon Word in March. ....
Sunday, December 25, 2005
Saturday, December 17, 2005
Well the wedding rehearsal went off without a hitch tonight. We went through the program twice just to make sure. Afterwards we had dinner at mom and dad's house, and got out all of the pre-wedding jitters. We can't wait for you two to become one tomorrow. God Bless!
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Just a note about parking at the wedding. You can park on the street or in the Christ Church parking lot on 13th Av. and 31st St. (Our church, Salem EFC, is on 14th Av. and 31st St.) Park close to 31st St. and don’t leave any valuables visible in your car. Don’t put anything in your trunk after arriving in the parking lot. We have the church’s permission to park there, but they asked us to take these precautions.
On another subject, YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME TO OUR HOME, 3133 Elliot Av. S. at noon on Sunday for brunch. Some of my family from Illinois will be there, too. I’m having it early so that those who are leaving Sunday hopefully will be able to come.
You’re also welcome to come to our church service Sunday morning, 10:30 - 11:30. (Informal coffee time before hand, featuring cookie making or just sitting & visiting. This part starts at 9:00, but you can come anytime.) I’m looking forward to seeing you all soon!! Love, Nancy
Monday, December 12, 2005
Sunday, December 11, 2005
On previous winter visits to Washington, DC, I admired the ornamental cabbages planted in public gardens. This fall, I planted a couple in the back yard. Contrast the cabbage garden outside of the Capitol Hill Hyatt last week with my poor cabbage photographed today. We believe it to be a victim of rabbits rather than the Minnesota weather, however.
Saturday, December 10, 2005
Friday, December 09, 2005
the other day I was playing in an IM basketball game and how shall I put this? let's just say a guy tripped over me, and he (or I depending on how you choose to look at it) broke his leg in 2 places. we won that game 47-46 so I guess I was kind of the hero. that is our first and only game that we have won so far, I think our record is 1-8 or something like that. I cant wait to come home
Thursday, December 08, 2005
Sunday, December 04, 2005
Saturday, December 03, 2005
Last night, Joel and I attended our first St. Olaf Christmas Festival. It was quite the event--five choirs and an orchestra, involving 1/6 of the school's students. There are four performances and each hosts about 2,000 guests. Unfortunately, our seats were to the side and so close to the stage that we couldn't see some of the participants, including our darling daughter. For those of you with access to local public radio, the Sunday show will be broadcast live at 3:30.
Here's a picture of Liv afterward.
Thursday, December 01, 2005
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Speaking of "on screen entertainment" KARE-11 did a feature about podcasting - if you can watch it, you'll hear a bit of Klingon:
Thursday, November 17, 2005
I've joined the ranks of my cousins and uncles and started a blog--great procrastination potential for those last few thesis writing months...Looking forward to seeing everyone in December!
Click on the link: Wilton Drive
Its been great to hear how Steve and Liv are doing in college, and to hear about the Madrid trip. Post lots of photos!
PETE's UPDATE: just an editorial note - Wilton Drive Blog now added to the links on the right. :)
The concert started with P.O.S. who a-frickin-mazing. He was so good and kept giving shout outs to his mom who was standing in VIP stage right. He kept making us wave at her, it was fun. He was amazing and I plan to purchase his albums.
Next up was Blueprint who was super cool too. I'll just leave it at that, he was super cool.
Last, but not least, was Atmosphere. Slug rocked the set with a live band. At first there was a fellow dressed up in like 40s hipster wear, like a fedora/jacket, etc, behind the bar (which lit up saying "Pour Me Another," like the new Atmosphere song off the new album). This turned out to be Cresent Moon, who served drinks to the live band and Ant (the DJ, who eventually came out and rocked out with Slug). Then Cresent Moon layed down some rhymes with Slug and then----BOOM! Brother Ali came out. Brother Ali solely joined them for this one show. The one show that I was at. WOO!
Atmosphere was a little much, so much liquor, etc., but it was still great. And Cresent Moon gave us the ping-pong balls that dropped on the drummer and Slug gave my friend Kate Cresent Moon's tambourine, so that was awes. P.O.S. and Blueprint were surprisingly good and really made my day. And, P.S., Cresent Moon is good looking.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Friday, November 11, 2005
Monday, November 07, 2005
I'm part of a faculty-student rock band at Murray. That's Mr. Chan on the strat. We have had two practices so far. We are working on a set of classic rock with a few newer songs too. We get to practice in the Orchestra room at school which is pretty nice.
Friday, November 04, 2005
Friday, October 28, 2005
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Check out some of our pictures HERE
Tettegouche State Park - Lake Superior
Monday, October 17, 2005
Well, the point of this story was to inform my dear family about my goings-on on "the Hill." I'm a proud member of our Arabic Language Lessons at St. Olaf. We meet once a week and are learning Arabic through a club started by
Khider, or , a junior at St. Olaf. He's a pretty funny cat. So far I know the alphabet after my one lesson. It's pretty crazy. I can actually write the alphabet and say each letter and do it off the top of my head, so I feel like a little kid learning to write. Next I learn to connect my letters, or alphabets as we say.
Sunday, October 09, 2005
Thursday, October 06, 2005
Sunday, October 02, 2005
Tom just brought me a copy of his CD on Friday - and it is actually really good. I'd encourage you each to get a copy. Tom I think my favorite song is now "A Passionless Age", it's getting heavy rotation in my Itunes playlists..
Saturday, October 01, 2005
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
I had a really exciting day. Some contractors were coming to fix our living room ceiling, so my mommy asked Dr. Deborah if I could come to work today and she said YES! (even though she hates pets) I had a great time whoofing at any little noise (doorbell, printer, phone, etc.) while my mom attempted to shush me. The best part of the day was when I found a present for my mommy under an unused desk. I don't know why she screamed when I dropped it at her feet--I found a mummified mouse in a mousetrap quite interesting! I'm exhausted tonight--having a job is hard work.
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
How To Eat Swedish Pancakes
Set a table for 4 persons. If you are more than that you have to make more Swedish Pancakes. Add in proportion to the recipe above.
Use dinner plates, knifes and forks.
The only drink possible with Swedish Pancakes is milk.
The Swedish Pancakes should be eaten together with either the jam or fruit preserve of your choice or ice cream - or both. The rules are not strict here. The important thing is that you like it. Basically it should be sweet and rather unhealthy.
Sunday, September 25, 2005
chicago and college are all treating me well. the past two days I spent a lot of time with my friend nick chrastil, from south high who was visiting chicago with his family. they were staying in his grandmother's condo on the 55th floor of the john hancock building, the second tallest building in chicago after the sears tower. the view was amazing and we had access to a pool, sauna and work out facilites. it was a lot of fun. everyone in the city of chicago thinks I either look like hulk hogan or heath ledger. I consider both to be a compliment.
Saturday, September 24, 2005
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Saturday, September 17, 2005
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Perhaps I could expand my limited drumming talent by adding tap dancing to my shtick. I had an interesting experience with our new community band at the last rehearsal. Another drummer showed up who was blind (could see a tiny bit, but had a white cane), mostly deaf, completely toothless (awaiting his dentures), and elderly. Far from being pathetic and helpless, he adjusted my equipment to his specifications and never let me play! Joel keep making faces at me (like, "Say something!"), so after an hour, I cheerfully asked, "Would you like a break?" and he said, "Nope."
I finally got the idea across that I was supposed to practice too, but he still apparently views me as his roadie as his last words to me were what equipment to bring to the next session!
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Sunday, September 11, 2005
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
So, I moved in on Saturday and all Saturday evening/night and Sunday morning/noontime there was a crazy lightning storm here. And overnight the cross on top of our chapel got stuck by lightning. Yes, the cross. And a huge chunk of stone broke off of it and the organ in the church no longer works. Everyone is really worried it'll break off and crush someone and so the whole chapel area is blocked of.
Sunday, September 04, 2005
Hey family! Well, I'm relaxing during another busy day in Hoyme. (It's my Home...with a Y) St. Olaf is a lot of fun and I've met a lot of people and they are all pretty cool. I met this kid named Stephen Anderson. He is really crazy and from Illinois. We hang out and it's fun. There are a lot of names spinning through my head...In conclusion, HOYME POWER!
We went to the fair on Friday and had a great time indulging in every manner of food on a stick - as well as enjoying the displays, rides and general good times at the fair. I think Maria's favorite part of the day was the Miracle of Birth Barn, while my favorite part was the Sweet Martha's cookies. I think I've eaten enough to last me until next year.
Saturday, September 03, 2005
Here's the view you get after hauling bags and boxes up three flights of stairs to Liv's new digs on the St. Olaf campus (click the picture for a bigger version). I guess you don't HAVE to haul stuff up there to get the view, but that's how WE did it.
Liv is all moved in and happy with the execution of her design for the room she shares with Katie. (Chances are she'll be posting some pictures of the room herself.) We had a nice day helping her settle in, as well as hearing *delightful* speeches from the faculty. As Stevie said of one of his professors, they were a bit "longwinded."
We weren't able to indulge in any tears on our way home because, due to a sudden storm, the visibility was poor enough.
Sunday, August 28, 2005
Andersons at the Fair, 2005 (click for a bigger picture)
We've been busy at the Fair! Besides Norris, Teresa and Joel marching (well, rolling) in the parade on Friday, we (Joel, Teresa and Liv) have been volunteering at various booths, and entering our creative works in the competitions. Norris is also judging 4H talent. All told, we managed to score 14 free tickets!
Thursday, August 25, 2005
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
After the game I took a few pictures on the way back to my car. Here's one of them:
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
On Sunday Maria participated in a lake baptism at Lake Minnewashta in Carver County. It was a very meaningful time, and some of the testimonies (including Maria's) were very touching. It was a beautiful night, and I was very proud of Maria for going up there and speaking as I'm sure it wasn't easy to do. Great job honey!
Maria is the third from the left in the water
Saturday, August 20, 2005
I got a second job as a part-time faculty member at Anoka-Ramsey Community College. I will be teaching a health class Monday nights. The only problem is I was hired on Tuesday and the class starts next Monday. So I've been busy developing my syllabus and curriculum in between drumming for "Music Man, Jr." at Como Pavilion.
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Monday, August 15, 2005
Monday, August 01, 2005
I just back from "the worlds largest underground hacker convention" - three *hot* days in Las Vegas, learning among other things how to hack using Google and how to get out a set of handcuffs.
A very good and educational time - though exhausting in the 107 degree heat.
Sunday, July 31, 2005
Maria and I were in Webster, Wisconsin this weekend at her Godparent's cabin (see picture). We had a great time playing with all their assorted toys including their wave runner, ATVs, and boat. We both came away with a bit of sunburn, but had a wonderful and relaxing time.
OK, on to the big news (as was stated in my title). We got home tonight and noticed that we had a voicemail. We listened to it and found out that TOM & BECKIE ARE GETTING MARRIED!!
Sorry about the silly photo it's all i have. :)
We called him up and he regaled us with the tale of how he had proposed to her while they were on a mission trip to New York. I'm sure Tom will come on here and tell the story himself, so I won't spoil it. But let me be the first to say on this Blog - Congratulations Tom and Beckie!!
Saturday, July 30, 2005
Friday, July 29, 2005
Here are some pictures of the Peterson, Mueller, Anderson cousin get together on Lake Shamineau. Click this link to see Sandy's slideshow. (note: use Internet Explorer to watch the slideshow.) Sandy writes: "I also threw in a photo of our oldest son Jonathan. He and his girlfriend Abby and his friend from college, Byron Boone, came just after everyone left. Byron had just arrived at the half way point (Stillwater) on his bike trip across the US (Washington to Maine). "
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
We also saw the science museum's "Body Worlds" exhibit, the Art Institute's Toulouse-Lautrec exhibit, the Brookfield Zoo, and Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio. The picture is from the new Millennium Park on the lake.
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
I thought about your anniversary when I was down in Illinois and on the trip back. I hope you had a great day. I was going to call you tonight, and then realized, "What couple wants a call from their sister-in-law on their anniversary?" ... Am I right? That was a beautiful picture, Liv!