Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

We stayed in Chicago this year for Thanksgiving. Although we missed our family, we had a great time doing Thanksgiving our way. I started the day by running the Turkey Trot 8K. It was really fun, although I had a terrible finish time (I swear something was wrong with my chip, because I ran the whole time and was passing all sorts of people). After the race, we came home and cooked a full Thanksgiving dinner for just the two of us. It was so delish! After a short little nap (had to recover from the race), we got to work putting up the Christmas decorations.

We hope everyone had a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Vinyl's Back, Baby!

Hi folks, John here! My boss has been promising me a turntable for about a year, and he finally came through! As an early holiday present, I got a sweet Pro-Ject Debut III turntable, a Bellari Tube Phono Amp, and some calibration tools. Got to get the setup right! I've been collecting records ever since I started at Music Direct over a year ago (half price, baby), and now I can play them at home! I have a mix of new releases and neat vintage ones from the 50's, 60's and later. It's a little bit of a downgrade playing them on a $400 table instead of a $20,000 one at work, but it still sounds awesome. There is a used record store in our hood, too! Megan's even excited about it. Before, she didn't think it would fit in our already crowded condo. It's on the floor for now, and my boss would kill me if he saw it there. We sell $3,000 racks at work, but I'll be holding off on that for now I think.

Here's the duo.

Artsy, eh?

The signal from the needle is so small that you need a preamp to get it ready to go into the receiver. This model is cool because it's affordable and uses a tube, keeping the warm analog sound!

And a neat photo of my palm just for fun!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Go Titans!

The Titans played the Bears last weekend by some total fluke, so we went and watched the Titans play a great game for the second weekend in a row! It was VERY cold (read: snow), with lots of wind, but we had a great time nonetheless. The Titans are now 9 and 0, so it's been a fun season cheering them on.

That is not dandruff in my hair -- it's snow. Yes, snow.

The seats were sort of in the nosebleed section, but we still had lots of fun!

The Boys: Jared, John, Tim and Jeff

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Another Adams Family Reunion!

We have been traveling to Nashville every year since 1999 for John's family reunion. This year was extra exciting since the Titans are undefeated! It was fun to see family we don't get to see too often and to enjoy watching the Titans beat the Packers in overtime! Very exciting game! Let's hope the Titans can keep it up for the rest of the season.

Big football players!

Victory is sweet! Go Titans!

Watching the game (and eating lots of chicken fingers).

The fam (minus David, Lisa, and me)

Dinner the night before the game

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


President-Elect Barack Obama (with Lincoln and King) in his Capitol Hill office. Photograph by Jonas Karlsson.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Way to VOTE!

Our evening has consisted of being glued to the TV, watching the election results. The race isn't over, but it's getting pretty close! This has been a pretty awesome election year. Those of you who know me well know that I am all about political participation, and I've been hassling family and friends for months to make sure that everyone participates and the democratic process. Despite my openness about which side I slant toward, I don't really care who my family and friends vote for so long as they get out there and do it. I honestly can't say that I know of anyone who did not vote in this election (and believe me, I've asked around).

I'm so happy about the excitement surrounding this election - this is how it should be every election year! This morning John and I were at our polling place at 5:50 a.m., and there was already a line. In fact, it took us a whole hour to vote! Tonight will be historic for our country, no matter how it turns out (although I'm pretty sure it's going to Obama - yay!). These next four years will be very exciting with lots of great changes in store for our country.