Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Running Turkeys

Last year the Turkey Trot was cold and foggy. This year the weather was near perfect.

2012 Dallas Turkey Trot

2011 Dallas Turkey Trot

Friday, November 23, 2012

YMCA Dallas Turkey Trot

An estimated 40,000 close friends met in downtown Dallas yesterday for the annual YMCA Dallas Turkey Trot.  The weather was almost perfect, which I am sure led to the large crowd.  Here's my view in front and back of me at the start.  It took me just over 20 minutes to cross the start line from the time they fired the gun.

2012 Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot

2012 Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Duck

Anyone having duck for Thanksgiving?  I'm a turkey guy.  Short day at work today, then a long 4 day weekend.  Now that's something to quack about!


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Winner Winner

The Lady Tigers hosted South Garland last night and came away with a 55-54 win.  The Tigers trailed 52-51 with just over 30 seconds left in the game, but Tiara White made 2 free throws to give the Tigers a 53-52 lead.  After a South Garland missed shot, Tiara was fouled again and made both free throws to push the lead to 55-52.  South Garland missed a 3 point shot at the buzzer but a foul was called against Terrell.  The South Garland player made the first FT to cut the lead to 55-53 but missed the second shot.  The miss secured the victory for the Lady Tigers.  They final FT was made, making the final score 55-54.




Monday, November 19, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Freshman Bash

Yesterday some of the parents of the freshman at THS had a cookout.  It was a nice day out. The kids enjoyed good food and had some fun.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

2013 Calendar

When I purchased pictures from the Marine Corps Marathon, it came with a $20 coupon for Shutterfly.  I used my coupon to create a calendar Here is the cover and the month of January.



Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Best seats in the house

The loudest people in the house get to move to the best seats and get a free meal. 


Sad news spread last night, the Terrell Animal Adoption Center lost, or suffered a setback, in their goal to be a no kill shelter.  Due to only overcrowding 6 dogs were euthanized early yesterday evening.  Its not known what direction the center will go to now.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Lions vs Buffalos

West Texas A&M traveled to Commerce to take on the Lions from Texas A&M-Commerce.  WTAMU won the game 45-14.  The win helped the Buffalo's earn a spot in the NCAA Division II football playoffs.  

Depending on who is selected for the bowl games, Saturday may have been the last football game for me to photograph for a while. 




Sunday, November 11, 2012

Lion Football

Yesterday was the final game of the year for the Texas A&M-Commerce Lions.  Former Terrell Tiger Joel Wren is a junior and a starting DB for the Lions.  Look for more pictures from the game later Sunday on Facebook.


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Got the medal

This is me after receiving my medal for finishing the Marine Corps Marathon. 


Friday, November 9, 2012

Football comes to an end for the Tigers.

The varsity Tigers football season comes to an end tonight when they travel to Highland Park to take on the Scots.  Last night the JV and Freshman teams played HP. Both teams came out on the losing end.  The JV team, who played at home, only had 20 plays suit up. 

I planned on going to the Freshman game, but it was an hour away and I got home from work late.  I ended up going to the JV game and being recruited to run the down markers for a while, so pictures were limited. 



Thursday, November 8, 2012

Ben Gill Park

The time change has forced some early evening runs to be moved to Ben Gill Park.  Not sure which is safer, running along a highway with no lights after dark or running the park after dark with little light. 


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Got the Tattoo

I said after I finished running a marathon I would get a 26.2 tattoo.  So here it is. I now have a 13.1 on my left calf and a 26.2 on the right.  I got both tattoos at Shotgun Tattoos in Terrell.



Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Morning Fog

Election day.  I think by the time we all go to bed tonight we will be no closer to having the election over than we are this morning.   Hopefully, the fog will lift soon and we can go back to commercials for the silver bullet and shady insurance lawyers. 


Monday, November 5, 2012

iPhone panorama

I didn't notice that the upgrade to the iPhone came with a panorama shot.


Did you take part in the Worldwide Photo Walk? Scott Kelby announced the top ten and the winner of the photo contest. There are some amazing shots, take a look.

The Tigers football season comes to an end this Friday.  They travel to Highland Park to take on one of the best 4A teams in the state.

College basketball is gearing up for a new year.  Tonisha Dean is a Sophomore for Conners College in Warner, OK.  Jherrod Stiggers is a redshirt Freshman for the University of Houston.

The Terrell High School Lady Tigers season tips off tonight in Tyler. Their first home game isn't till November 19th. The boys start their season the 13th. They have their first home game on November 16th.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

Skywatch Friday

Our trip to DC was cut short because of hurricane Sandy.  We drove back instead of flying. It was raining in DC when we left on Monday morning and we ran into snow in western Virginia. When the rain and snow stopped, it wasn't for very long.  We didn't see the sun until we reached Knoxville, TN.  During the breaks we did get to see the scenery along the highway in Virginia. Tanya who writes Around Roanoke, VA Daily Photo lives in a beautiful part of the country.

More Skywatch Friday sites are here.