Baylor makes the 2007 NCAA Baseball Tournament

In case you haven’t heard, Baylor will be the #3 seed in the regional hosted by Rice. And we play #2 seed TCU in the first game. This is significant for the Taylor family since my parents and my grandma both went to TCU. My dad is THE most obnoxious TCU fan ever, so I really hope Baylor can beat them. They split their 2 regular season games

Having said that, if Baylor doesn’t win I guess I’ll be rooting for TCU. I was raised a Horned Frog, so I usually end up rooting for them unless they are playing Baylor.



The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test

Napoleon Dynamite

I just found this test that will (supposedly) tell you if you are a nerd, geek, or dork. The test defines the three as follows:

  • A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
  • A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
  • A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

I scored 60% nerd, 56% geek, and 21% dork. It classified me as a “Modern, Cool Nerd.” Damn straight. I think I like that tag.

Bed & Breakfast Getaway

Amy and I took a trip to Fredericksburg, Texas, for a long weekend. We will be married 15 years in June and decided to celebrate a little early. We stayed in a wonderful bed & breakfast where we had stayed once before. We highly recommend it. We did lots of shopping, took in Spiderman 3 at the local movie theater, ate some good German food, and even had a fairly extensive wine tasting at the Fredericksburg Winery. If you go to Fredericksburg, do not miss this place. I learned more about wine in half an hour than I thought possible–and it is free! I’ve loved Fredericksburg ever since my grandparents took me there as a child. Amy and I try to go every year. I think everyone needs somewhere familiar (but far away) to go every once in a while. For us, this is somewhere that feels like home and a vacation at the same time.

Mike Paschall Podcast

Some of you may have noticed the Mike Paschall Podcast RSS Feed in the lower right side of my webpage. I just wanted to give a little background for anyone who might be considering a listen. Mike is a good friend of mine that I’ve known for about 3 years. He’s an amazing guy, a local businessman, and he just started preaching at a small church here in town. If you are curious, check it out.

What’s all this, then?

Yeh, I decided to toss my old, crappy 2001-esque website and go to a blog format. It will be easier to keep up and much nicer to look at.  I created my old plain Jane HTML site back in the summer of 2001, roughly 6 years ago.  I didn’t keep it current, and I hope that by going to a WordPress blog that will change.  My old website can still be viewed by clicking the “My old website” link on the right, but it will not be updated.