Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What was the question again?




Note to self: Don't do TV interviews on four hours of sleep. The Telegraph Herald's broadcast news coverage partner, KWWL, asked to come over from Waterloo to do this interview the morning after the election.
I was more than a little sleep-deprived, and I had to be at a meeting anyway, so I got through it on the only take without any injuries.
Take a look.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Clip joint


As part of our company's United Way campaign, organizers ran a special event in which employees could pay a dollar and clip a half-inch off the department directors' neckties.

Folks were pretty generous, and it was all in good fun for a good cause.

My last "customer" was the young daughter of one of our photographers, Jeremy. He reported, "When we got home she ran in the door and shouted, "I went to work with Poppa and cut one of the bosses of everyone there's tie." Her mother didn't know what to say.

No need to buy a vowel

I rarely watch "Wheel of Fortune," but this caught my interest.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Happy birthday!

Our oldest granddaughter turned 4 during the week, and the celebration on Saturday was the highlight of my weekend.

The experience of opening presents just isn't complete without an assistance from one's younger sister. Actually, the girls did a great job of cooperating!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Happy (belated) Halloween!

The election and other matters kept me from posting these photos of a few of our Halloween visitors -- until now.


Two little girls -- one a clown and the other a dinosaur -- and someone dressed as a college professor started the festivities. Below are a few random shots of our visitors.





Despite favorable weather, we had fewer trick-or-treaters than we expected -- no more than 50.

Meanwhile, a friend who lives on Dubuque's South Grandview Avenue reported 600 visitors. Residents from rural areas -- even across the river in Wisconsin and Illinois -- drive their kids to Grandview and turn them loose!