Thursday, April 22, 2010

Playing Catch Up

For starters, I'm still damn proud to be a Mountaineer! Last week, Da'Sean Butler threw out the opening pitch at a Little League baseball game in Bridgeport and then stuck around to sign autographs. How cool is that?

In addition to work, which has been crazy...and Reid's schedule, which has also been crazy...and Elizabeth, who is growing like a weed and today (while Daddy was at a work function) had a crazy meltdown...we've been good. Busy, but good. I'm also trying to pick up some more skills on PhotoShop -- just in time for Alex's 3rd birthday party invitations.

I held my annual Champions Dinner this year on the Saturday of the Masters. Seriously, one of the best meals that I have ever made for the Champions Dinner. And, unlike Phil's 1st dinner (sooooo excited he won, BTW!!!) of the lobster ravioli, I didn't have to spend the entire day in the kitchen making the meal, which meant I actually tasted it and liked it! We were happy to have Johnny Lynch, Eric & Leigh Bovaird as guests this year. Unfortunately the Martins had to cancel out, but we're looking forward to them joining us next year... Anyway, here is what I served from 2009 Champion Angel Cabrera's menu:

Speaking of the Martins, it's so great that P.J., Jason, John Patrick, and Jackson have moved back to WV...and are practically our neighbors! John Patrick and Weezie get along famously; and we're looking forward to getting to introduce them all to the Koeglers -- long over-due for that! Tomorrow night P.J., Jason, Reid, & I will be going to the Wheeling Symphony for the "Music of Champions."

Sunday, April 11, 2010

So Proud to Be a Mountaineer!!!

The good folks at MSN did, as usual, a fantastic job with this send-off to the Final Four video...just had to post it here on my Blog so that you could always come back here to watch it when you're having a bad day.

Best wishes to Da'Sean Butler and Truck Bryant as they recover from their respective surgeries!

Let's Gooooooo Mountaineers!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Some of my favorite articles on WVU:

From Sports Illustrated, author Andy Staples, "Huggins shows softer side with Butler embrace"

From the Miami Herald, author John Marshall, "WVa's love affair with Mountaineers runs deep"

From The Smoking Muskett, author Dr. Charley West, "West Virginia in the Final Four: What It Means to Me (and the Entire State)"

From, "Butler Wins Lowes Senior CLASS Award"

We're so proud to be Mountaineers!!!
Check out the new "house" numbers painted on the sidewalk:

Ugh! I'm so over the weeds...and it's only April...

Friday, April 2, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today I'm thankful to/for/about:

  • The Mountaineers making it to the Final Four
  • For Reid scoring tickets for us for the Final Four
  • For understanding & supportive parents who will be spoiling and entertaining Elizabeth over Easter so Reid & I can cheer on the Mountaineers
I would struggle to come up with as many "thankful" thoughts as John Flowers did -- as is recounted in this post from the Smoking Musket:

John Flowers Loves West Virginia Fans

John Flowers is not happy about Jim Burr telling him he is not  icey.  (AP Photo/David Smith)

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John Flowers is not happy about Jim Burr telling him he is not icey. (AP Photo/David Smith)

From everything I have seen, John Flowers is the best entertainer on WVU's basketball team. He started the season by winning the slam dunk contest at Mountaineer Madness, trademarked the catchphrase "So icey!!" and has gotten nothing but 10's for his pregame dances. He is an endless source of laughs.

He seemingly capped it all off with his Irish jig in front of the Notre Dame pep band but once again, he has outdone himself. Today, John Flowers is tweeting all the reason he loves Mountaineer fans. If you want to see the tweets live, follow him @jflow41. If you don't have twitter, just check back here all day for all the reason John Flowers loves West Virginia fans.

My comments about Flowers tweets are in italics.

  • I love west Virginia fans bcuz they love us
  • I love west Virginia fans bcuz y'all r so spirited!
  • I love west Virginia fans bcuz if a fight broke out y'all would rush the court lol
  • I love west Virginia fans bcuz there's millions of y'all

Updates after the jump... [Updated 3:00 pm]


  • #IloveWestVirginiaFans cuz y'all talk as much shit as We do on the court lol
  • Sooo Ima try 2 get at a youngin And b like.."aye! Yo baby waz ya name!" (Trey songs voice)lol y'all think she gona b feelin me?
  • Man my phone bout 2 die...WTF I been tweetin that much! Lol (so not icey)
  • Hahaha RT @Eskins21: @jflow41 if/when yall see UK..what's the over/under on cam and d.cousins gettin in a fight? lmao
  • #IloveWestVirginiaFans cuz y'all sing country roads at da end of every game!
  • I think west va band should change it sum stuff off drum line lol..James brown!
  • Hahaha #IloveWestVirginiaFans cuz y'all fight other fans lol (not something to be proud of unless they started it which they normally do)
  • I would LMAO and dance if our band played "shake ya ass" by mystical hahahaha