Thursday, December 30, 2010

Congratulations to Bobby!!!

As you can see here. Bobby won first place in our little fantasy league. Please post your comments below so that  Bobby can enjoy your accolades. 

I got second place in both my fantasy leagues, here and here. This weekend I play against Sue from church for the championship. I'll be happy if I get second in all of the three fantasy football leagues that I am in because of the symmetry; I will also be happy if I win first place, well, because I would win and everybody likes to win.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Made My Company Logo

Tell me what you think about them...

Here is the logo on my letterhead for comparison.

Friday, December 10, 2010


I am now working as a consultant for Lordahl Manufacturing using the business name of Crenshaw Consulting. I will be performing various technical tasks from graphic design to creating bar-coded labels to creating PERL scripts to extract data from CSV files. I need to make a logo for my company now that I own my own business. Fun times! My main job will be maintaining the company catalog. You can download the current catalog by section here.

I think that all blogs should have a picture and since I haven't made my "Crenshaw Consulting" logo yet, this will have to do...

Crazy kids!
I have no idea who these kids are, I just found this picture online.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Google Earth

I was playing around on Google Earth and I found that I could not only look at the earth, but also the moon, mars and the stars. So I looked around at the different constellations and eventually found my way to the Andromeda Galaxy. When I clicked on it, I get the following pop up.

What?!! Directions to and from the Andromeda Galaxy!!!! That is so funny!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Strange Things to Eat

I took these pictures the last time I went shopping. Lewis Produce has great deals on their meats, like $2 for 4 leg quarters and choice rib eye steaks cut to order for $6/lb. However, they also sell strange and disturbing foods. I hope you enjoy.

fish heads
tripe and omasum (both stomach) and feet
turkey necks
chicken feet (I ate this before)
pig feet
pig head
Please share any stories of consuming these products in the comments below.

Monday, November 1, 2010

More Halloween Fun!

Sunday after church, (We have church from 1pm to 4pm.) the kids got all dressed up to answer the door for the "trick-or-treat"ers and we got pictures. Here is what we got:

The reason that Bobby is not wearing a mustache is that he is "Baby Mario" as seen below:

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Isabelle and Bobby did some pretty awesome pumpkin carving. I helped Bobby quite a but, but Isabelle only needed a little help with scraping out the insides. It was too slimy for them.

Here is what Isabelle made:

Here is what Bobby made:

The squirrels got to them both a little before I took pictures.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween Party

Every year our city celebrates Halloween on a Sunday, so every year our ward celebrates Halloween on a Friday night before Halloween. It's called Trunk-or-treat. We park cars and the church kids "trick-or-treat" out of the trunks of our cars. I dressed up as Mario this past Trunk-or-treat. Here is what I looked like.

It was really fun. I wish I had more pictures from that night. Maria and I forgot to get any pictures of the kids. Which is what, I'm sure you would rather be looking at. This one comes from a friend's cell. Next year maybe we can do a themed thing with little mushrooms and Yoshi and Peach too.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Awesome Videos That I Want To Share

Here are two awesome videos that I want to share. Some of you may have already seen them, but they are worth watching again.

Forgiveness: My Burden Was Made Light

Jessica's "Daily Affirmation"

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Here is a link to by the "Daily Affirmation" shirt.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


I am hoping to get a cornet for my birthday on October 30th. I have a dream of creating a family band. Ryann already plays the clarinet, Maria also can play a clarinet, I played trumpet when I was younger, Isabelle is about to start learning the flute and Bobby wants to learn to play piano and drums. This may be an issue with so many instruments with the same range. I.E. a trumpet/cornet and two clarinets, but I think it will be fun.

I am doing well in fantasy football, all things considered. 2-0 in one league and 1-1 in the other two. Wish me luck!

In case you are wondering, here is a picture of the difference between a trumpet and cornet.

From left to right: flugelhorn, trumpet and cornet
Typically trumpets are for orchestra and cornets are for jazz. The have a slightly different sound. I have heard the trumpet sound explained as brighter and the cornet sound explained as more mellow. Even though the cornet looks shorter, the actual tubing is the same length.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I Was Robbed!

In one of my fantasy football leagues I lost because of this atrocity

Please watch this video before you continue to read this blog....

Okay, now that we have all seen that this was actually a touchdown, you may be thinking, "But, Bob, you live in Chicago. The Bears won that game because of this play." While this is true, I have Calvin Johnson on my fantasy team and lost by 0.18 points. See my tragic loss here. For those who are not familiar with fantasy football or even football, Calvin Johnson received 4.5 points for this game. If you add a touchdown that is 10.5 points. Plus however many yards the ball was thrown divided by 10. (I.E. If the ball was thrown 35 yards that is 3.5 points.)

Final score:
Fire Eaters (Me) - 114.18
The Blasters (Brad) - 114.32

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I'll Continue To Blog

Thank you to Heather and Mom for letting me know that someone is reading my blog. Even if they are the only ones reading this, it is still worth it! Thanks!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I'm feeling a little down

Please leave me a comment if you read this. I just need to know that someone cares if I blog or not.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Star Wars

I am a huge Star Wars fan, so I had to see if I could use my developing Photoshop skills to make a lightsaber. Here are the results:

If you look all the way back to my very first blog, you can see the original edit. Where he is just standing there holding some chicken nuggets. I like this edit much better.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Draft Day

We drafted in the league with my son, a couple of my friends and I today. With only 4 teams we all have AMAZING teams! Here is my team:

Round 1: Aaron Rogers QB GB
Round 2: Ray Rice RB BAL
Round 3: Ryan Mathews RB SD
Round 4: Randy Moss WR NE
Round 5: Reggie Wayne WR IND
Round 6: Calvin Johnson WR DET
Round 7: Ryan Grant RB GB
Round 8: Tony Romo QB DAL
Round 9: Matt Forte RB CHI
Round 10: Steve Smith WR NYG
Round 11: Brent Celek TE PHI
Round 12: Chad Ochocinco WR CIN
Round 13: Jermichael Finley TE GB
Round 14: Jets D
Round 15: Lawrence Tynes K NYG

I picked last (4th)

Fantasy League

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I love that it is Football season again. I dread the winter, so Football and Christmas are the two things that make it better for me.

I am playing in three fantasy football leagues this year. I finished drafting for the first one and there is automatic drafting for the second and the third is a league that I created for my son, a few friends and I.

Here are my draft results for the first team:

Round 1. Ray Rice RB BAL
Round 2. Peyton Manning QB IND
Round 3. Cedric Benson RB CIN
Round 4. Reggie Wayne WR IND
Round 5. Dallas Clark TE IND
Round 6. Steven Jackson RB STL
Round 7. Ryan Mathews RB SD
Round 8. Steve Smith WR CAR
Round 9. Steve Smith WR NYG
Round 10. Wes Welker WR NE
Round 11. Kellen Winslow TE TB
Round 12. Philip Rivers QB SD
Round 13. Eagles D
Round 14. Saints D
Round 15. Robbie Gould K CHI
Round 16. Adam Vinatieri K IND
Round 17. C.J. Spiller RB BUF
Round 18. Felix Jones RB DAL
Round 19. Vincent Jackson WR SD
Round 20. Mike Wallace WR PIT

Not bad picks for drafting last (8 of 8)

First Team

Second Team

Third Team

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Art Institute

We had so much fun at the Art Institute of Chicago. They have a great museum. My battery died about half way through the museum so we didn't get pictures of the miniatures. They were our favorite exhibit. We went to the impressionist section first.

I hope you enjoyed these pictures as much as we enjoyed the museum.

Here is a video that I made of these pictures:

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Brookfield Zoo

We went to Brookfield Zoo today. We had a blast, but we are all so tired. I took over 150 photos, these are the top 12.

On a totally different subject, Elder Mann is leaving tomorrow. He has been in our ward for many months. I wish him well wherever he goes.

Please click the magnifying glass after clicking on the image to see the image at 100%. It makes a big difference.
Bonus image - This was by the giraffe.