Rita Heads Towards on Houston

Hurricane Rita is on a track for Houston. Jennifer’s parents and sister have evacuated to the Central Texas area. It’s weird that if we still lived in the same place in Houston, we would also be under a mandatory evacuation, as all of Webster and Clear Lake are being evacuated. I remember when I lived there in 1998 there was a tropical storm which had the water rise close to my apartment. One of the buildings in the apartment complex was completely cut off from the road. With a category 5 hurricane I can only imagine how high the water is going to get. Our prayers are with Jennifer’s parents, sister, and everyone as they are forced from their homes.

Texas Wins! Texas Wins! Texas Wins!

All of a sudden everyone at work was telling me that they were going to root for Ohio State just because they wanted to see my head shaved. That just made me more determined and I’ve never watched a Texas game more closely. It’s a whole different game when you have your hair on the line. Fortunately Texas pulled it out and won in the last seconds of the game 25-22. The Buckeyes did a great job of shutting down Vince Young and I was really worried most of the game. If Ohio State would have made that last 50 yard field goal, it would have been a whole different ball game. And to all those people at work who all of a sudden became a Buckeye fan: HOOK ‘EM HORNS!

Isabelle’s Christening

I can’t believe it’s been over two weeks since I’ve made an entry in Frenchville. Last weekend was pretty busy. Jennifer’s parents, sister and her husband, Mike, and grandparents all visited. They were here for Isabelle’s Christening at church. Everyone is doing good and they had a good time visiting. Isabelle’s Christening went off without a hitch. No crying and even Abby and Emily behaved during the ceremony. Jennifer did a great job cooking each meal for so many people. Needless to say we were all pooped when everyone left.

Today is a big game for the Texas Longhorns as they take on a pretty tough team in the Ohio State Buckeyes. It has a little more meaning for myself because I’ve made a bet with the Lead Programmer on Madden NFL 06 Xbox 360, Ryan Burnsides, who went to Ohio State, that the looser must shave their head. #2 clippers, so not completely bald, but if my Longhorns don’t pull through then I will probably be nearly as bald as Isabelle in this picture.