Thursday, January 31, 2008

Snowstorm part 1....

Well, here is a little video that I shot on the way to Tulsa to work this morning.

Shot about 7:30am in east Tulsa.

Friday, January 25, 2008

...the most depressing time of year....

The devotional that I read, Our Daily Bread, states that the 3rd week in January is the most depressing time of the year, and I thought about that for a bit......and then I realized that during this time 13 years ago I suffered the loss of a good friend......probably one of the best friends I've ever had.
He was with me throughout my childhood and young adult life. He would swing me as a youngster on the family swingset, play cars with me as I grew fascinated with them, bought me a pedal tractor that I rode the wheels off of, let me drive his tractor on his lap, watched storms with me, taught me how to drive, sometimes yelled at me, shared wisdom with me, and loved me and thought that me and my brothers were the best thing since sliced bread......yes, I am writing dad.
It has been a long road without him, and I blamed him for a lot of things. Dad was an alcoholic and I have been too hard on him, especially when I share my testimony. You see, I became an alcoholic just like dad, that is, until I found Jesus. Jesus has helped me over that problem and many others. You see, I thought that Jesus was a big & bad judge that was gonna send me to hell for all that I had done. But I realized that He loves me, wanted me to ask His forgiveness, and wants to help me to live for Him.
Alcoholism is a disease, and has NOTHING to do with a man's character. My dad was awesome! I love him. I miss him.

Here's to you, dad!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Feeling better......

Tuesday morning, finally feeling well again--for the most part. It's hard trying to keep a busy schedule while being sick.
...on a lighter note, I am 2nd in the points race for the rookie slider r/c class at Adams Creek Raceway! (see post about my new hobby below) I had a blast racing & crashing my car......I'll be tweaking the setup on my car in the coming weeks & hopefully win some races!!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Jeff, the red-nosed photographer!

Yuck! Ive got a cold! I would be a good candidate for a cold medicine commercial.....except.....that....NONE OF THEM WORK!!!!
I need your help, how about some home remedies? I've tried Alka-seltzer cold medicine, Day-Quil, Thera-flu, Sudafed, Zicam, and none have fact....I think the drug companies are in this huge conspiracy to keep us all sick (buying more medicine) and put ingredients in the medicine that keep us
C'mon, let's hear about them home remedies!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

...another hat to wear...

Well, it looks like I have found yet another hobby. My son & I have kinda gotten into r/c racing. It's a hoot!
Stay tuned! I will post video in a few days!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Big storms 1-7-08!

I got to chase storms east of Tulsa Monday night. It was good to give the ol' chase gear a workout. Everything performed flawlessly and I actually was streaming live video back to the station! Here's about a minute & a half worth of lightning edited down to about 30 seconds......

I was in the KJRH studio last night, and Dan & I were talking about January outbreaks, and how rare they are....makes me wonder if we will have a January-June storm system....whew!

I didn't see anything major, just a lot of rain, some small hail, and 60-70mph winds. Thankfully, no reported tornado touchdowns in Oklahoma.

Total miles-approx. 200

Time on road-approx. 6 hours

Friday, January 4, 2008

What a shot!

Here's my latest sunrise shot--1st one from 2008. No big news from here, just glad to get out of the deep freeze that we've been in for what seems like forever. 60s & 70s coming over the weekend with a chance for severe storms on Monday......better gather my chase gear!