Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The good, the bad, and the ugly

At the risk of messing up all of my wife's blogs, I am back and I have a lot to say.

I wanted to start with an overview of the differences between the accounting standards in the United States and in New Zealand. Just kidding. Now that I've effectively lost 95% of our traditional blog audience, please allow me to get back to the task at hand.

I've got a couple of good updates to share. First, Jamie and I have completed our training and are looking forward to our marathon/half-marathon in Melbourne this coming weekend (more to come on this). Second, with work going well for us both and slightly less busy weekend schedules lately, we have been working our way through a full library of travel books. It is so much fun to think about all of the cool places that we might visit in the future.

Finally, I got as close to the Webb Ellis Cup as any yankee has so far. (Jamie please insert the picture here):

For those of a lower rugby intellegence level, this is pretty hot stuff. This is the actual Rugby World Cup, which will be hosted in NZ next year. Picture a world cup (soccer) type event (every four years), but instead of faking that they are injuried the players smash into each other as though their collar bones are made of steel (Jamie please insert the link for reference).

This blogging is wearing me out, so I'll revert to a bulleted list for the Bad (note: family and friend stuff - aka missing you - is implied), as follows:
  • not eating the smoked ribs at the American Royal (often immitated - not yet duplicated)
  • not drinking beer at the 4th Annual KC Beer Festival (have 17 for me)
  • not getting to watch my undefeated Cats live against Huskers in Manhappiness (go State!)
Ugly - The idea of again paying for health insurance and Jayhawks.

Until my next attempt...if there is one...


Corey said...

Fantastic job, Jake

Corey said...

By the way, I once again judged the BBQ at the american royal. Amazing.

Phil said...

Jake - I'm not totally sure it's allowed for an American to get that close to the Rugby World Cup. Probably unconstitutional, as it's a religious icon y'know!

Jamie Stark said...

You are better off not having seen the game. I was traveling and watching the live scoring posts between airports. Hell is a long way from frozen these days.