What a good dog. Sunday was a sad day for the family.
I promise a patio pictures update soon, but first I’m sharing some work I did for a friend.
Bryan Redemske is a former World-Herald guy who now runs the Trek store on 72nd Street. For the past couple years, he has organized a charity bike ride / scavenger hunt to benefit the Omaha Food Bank. Last year, he and the riders donated 1,800 pounds of food and nearly $700.
I’ve been lucky enough to help him out with a couple posters.
Here’s our latest iteration:
So, if riding around northwest Omaha in search of canned goods is your idea of a fun way to spend a Saturday morning, or if you’re searching for a way to help some people put a good meal on the table, definitely come out and ride on November 13. Obviously, it’s for a good cause. Even if riding’s not your thing, definitely stop by and eat a bowl of chili. The more the merrier.
I’m heading to Miami this weekend for a meeting and my mom is meeting me there. Does anyone have suggestions on what to see and do (aside from the obligatory shopping)?
No basketball on Friday, so we golfed and shopped in the morning, then hung out at ESPN in the afternoon. Got the tour then sat in on a taping of SportsNation. Pretty sweet.
Today before the games, we drove to Rhode Island to check out Flo’s Clam Shack (a famous little hole in the wall) and found our new favorite town. Hello, Newport.
Three weeks, three fish frys (fries?) Here’s the rundown:
Holy Name: BOYC (that’s Bring Your Own Cooler) and don’t forget the hand warmers; food sucks, but this one’s really not about the food, is it?
Lourdes: Get the mac and cheese and a side of fries. Then sit at the lucky table near mid-court in the back and buy a bunch of raffle tickets. Steaks for a week!
Sons of Italy: No line to get in, which, after you’ve been to the others, is a definite bonus. Also, good spaghetti and $2 beers. But bring some extra change if you’re not a Miller Lite fan. You have to pay an extra quarter for a rum and Coke.
And, since we’re getting to the point where wasting entire evenings in random bars is a painful (the next morning) reminder of our advancing age, we’re starting a Tuesday night drinking club. 6 or 6:30 p.m at an untested Omaha watering hole. Next week: Boiler Room in the Old Market. Future stops on the tour include Louis’ in Benson and the Trackside Lounge. M’s Pub will be on the list at some point, too. It’s practically a family tradition.
Name: BEN VANKAT
Overall Place: 396 of 1126
Place in Gender: 311 of 524
Place in Age Division: 104 of 156
Luckily they didn’t include “Time behind brother”, “Times stopped for water” and “Amount of time spent wishing he had just been a volunteer”.
This is where I should have included the animated GIF of a dumptruck driving across the screen. Under construction.
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably arrived at the new, WordPress version of the blog. It’s a behind-the-scenes change, but a pretty big one, so there will probably be some headaches with old links and bookmarks. Also, if you typically get updates through an RSS reader, there’s a new address for that, too. Make sure you switch your subscription over to one of the new options …
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