Friday, October 27, 2006

2007's Event of the Year

One year from this very day, Amanda and I will be getting married at MPUMC. Save the date for what will undoubtedly be the Malady/Bradshaw/Andrew/Adams event of the year!!!

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Weight Watchers Wednesday

Damn! 1.8lbs... my second bad week in a row (a bad week consist of a bad weekend in which I eat what ever I want to the tune of 40 or 50 points. These weekends have also been known to contain weddings.) Okay, I didn't mention that the 1.8lbs were lost, not found!!! I cannot believe I lost weight yet again. But I have no weddings to go to this weekend. (Bad news: Two Halloween parties to attend, both are pot-luck types) I must stay strong. I will be going as McDreamy (Dr. Sheppard) from Gray's Anatomy, Amanda will be Meredith Gray. I have grown my hair a little bit so I can have some of Patrick Dempsy's curls, I stopped shaving Saturday because it takes me an entire week to grow 3-day stubble.

This Week Total: -1.8lbs
Five Week Total: -16.4lbs.

Manda's Mazda

Manda's 2005 Mazda 6 S Grand Touring

Sara said it looks like a Mommy Mobile and we should fill it up soon. My mom begs to differ!

Length: 187.8 in.
Width: 70.1 in.
Height: 57.3 in.
Wheel Base: 105.3 in.
Ground Clearance: 5.1 in.
Curb Weight: 3461 lbs.
Gross Weight: 4491 lbs.
Front Head Room: 38 in.
Front Hip Room: 54.7 in.
Front Shoulder Room: 56.1 in.
Rear Head Room: 38.6 in.
Rear Shoulder Room: 54.9 in.
Rear Hip Room: 54.1 in.
Front Leg Room: 42.3 in.
Rear Leg Room: 36.5 in.
Luggage Capacity: 33.7 cu. ft.
Maximum Seating: 5
Performance Data

Base Number of Cylinders: 6
Base Engine Size: 3 liters
Base Engine Type: V6
Horsepower: 220 hp
Max Horsepower: 6300 rpm
Torque: 192 ft-lbs.
Max Torque: 5000 rpm
Drive Type: FWD
Turning Circle: 38.7 ft.

Folding Center/Rear Seats
Heated Front Seats
Power Moonroof
17 Inch Wheels
3.0L V6 DOHC 24V FI Engine
6-Speed Shiftable Automatic Transmission
Alloy Wheels
Traction Control
4-Wheel ABS
Driver and Passenger Front Airbags
Front and Rear Head Airbags
Front Side Airbags
Anti-Theft Alarm System
5 Passenger Seating
Front Bucket Seats
Leather Seats
Power Driver Seat
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
Cruise Control
Front Center Console With Storage
Overhead Console With Storage
Power Steering
Remote Trunk Release
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel
Leather Door Trim
Leather Shift Knob Trim
Leather Steering Wheel Trim
Automatic Climate Control
Single-Zone Climate Control
Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Power Windows
Rear Defogger
Rear Window Wiper
Remote Power Door Locks
Heated Exterior Mirrors
Power Exterior Mirrors
AM/FM/CD Changer Audio System
Bose Audio

Monday, October 23, 2006

Wedding Web Page

To the right of this entry, there is a link that says Amanda & Jon's Wedding Page, oddly enough, if you click it, it links to a web page about... you guessed it, our wedding. Check it out, when we figure out details, we will post them there!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Busy Weekend

So Friday Amanda and Coleton went to the Charlotte Checkers home opener. By suprise, I got off work early and joined by college pals at Carraba's (I did not eat though) for some chatty convo. We then went and saw The Prestige.

The Prestige was a really good movie. A little on the long side, but no minute detail goes unappriciated. This is one of those long movies, like Slingblade, that you realize while you are watching it that it is terribly long, but it doesn't quite feel like wasted time. You will spend the whole time trying to figure out how they do what they do and who will end up on top of the other. Go see it, tell me what you think!

Saturday I took Amanda's car to KMX so my boss could appraise it. We then went to Brixx (this was a bad WW day) and ran some errands. We then got all dressed up and went to my friend and former co-worker Lee's wedding. It was held at Providence UMC off of Providence Road. Amanda and I were both suprised at how small the wedding was, about 75 people. They had the advantage of growing up in Virginia and Maryland respectively, so not a lot of people made the trip. Amanda and I, with friends and family both being local and with a VERY limited budget are going to have trim our guest list considerably and even hurt a few people's feelings in the process. The reception was held at Queens University's Alumni House (Withers) and was wondeful. Open bar, good DJ, a Mashed Potato Bar (yes, sMashed Potatos in a martini glass with cheese, chives, bacon, sour creme) and turkey. It was a really well done small affair. We had a superb time. As a couple we spent more time on the dance floor than any other. I got to meet a corporate legend. Dick Hunt, the 3rd Carmax associate ever hired and the first Purchasing Manager at the First Store. Lee grew up across the street from them. He was a very nice man, though retired now, he speaks so highly of the company and made me really proud to work for them. He was the third employee, we now have over 13,000 across 80 stores. His son works at the Richmond store and will be grand opening at the Charlottesville VA store while their daughter is the Assistan Business Office Manager at the Midlothian store in Richmond. Amanda talked to Mrs. Hunt all night, both being educators and all. Behind every Carmax man is a great teacher! Overall, the evening was quite fun and I hope our wedding compares to Lee & Brenda's!

Oh yeah, save the date!!! October 27th, 2007 at Myer's Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte, at the corner of Queens & Queens & Providence & Providence (if you are from Charlotte, that intersection makes complete sense, if you are from somewhere else, you will probably die trying to make sense of it)

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Wednesday Weight Watchers

Well, after fretting a poor performance this past week, I somehow managed to loose 1.2lbs, yep, that put my total up to 14.6lbs. Imagine the impact that carrying 3 bags of sugar around with you all day, or two gallons of milk, one in each hand. That is what I have lost so far. I am a little over half way to my 10% goal in only 5 weeks. This week motivates me to have a really good week, because I think if I can loose a little wieght on a bad week, how much can I loose as a good steward of my body?

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Relapse Week

So, I had a bad week, tomorrow I weigh in and I know I have gained 2 or 3 pouds back. Still, I am lighter, I plan to really stick to my system, be a good boy, and see how it goes. I went to a wedding on Saturday, the groom's family was Italian so there was lasagna, ziti, and HOLY CANOLI'S!!!! Tonight, for Sara's birthday, we went to the Palm and ate. I had a wonderful steak topped with crab meat and hollandaise sauce. 3 cheese potatos au grautin as the side dish, and about the best ceaser salad I have ever tasted in my life. So, I will regroup this week and update you tomorrow on how much I gained, and how I will move forward with loosing weight.

FYI, please remember to vote, mid-term elections are very important, they tell the leaders how they are doing and they tell the parties what they can do between now and 08 to win the big one. I don't want to use this blog as my political pulpit (though I will likely do so from time to time) but I do want to stress that it isn't how you vote, but rather that you vote that makes you a responsible citizen.

Sunday, October 15, 2006


Sorry I have taken a bit of a blogcation. I have a few drafts I am working on, thoughts, insights, etc. I want to try to put better stuff up on this bad boy.... here is a last week recap.

1. Cable Day- We celebrated this new holiday yesterday. We had been without cable since January of 2004. After 2 3/4 years of abstinance, we could not hold out on cable. In that time, the DVR was invented, and I think the maker of said device should be given the Nobel Peace Prize!!!

2. Weight Watchers Update. I lost 5.5lbs last week (weighed in Wednesday) and that brings the total to 13.4lbs lighter!!!! Of course, I got lazy and have gained a pound or more this week. Back on the wagon!

3. Amanda spent all week meeting her kids at McKee Road and will begin teaching tomorrow.

That is all for now.... I will post a couple of things this week. I think having cable will keep me off the computer for a bit!!!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Wednesday's Weight Watcher Weport

Mad alliteration yo, must be because I hung out with an English teacher today! Fun day today, I went and had lunch with Allison and Maggie, yummy McAlisater's Deli. We chatted about all sorts of stuff, I am lucky to have family that I have, we are all such interesting people. You snicker now, but you are reading MY blog that is interesting because it is about ME!!! Anyway, I lost 2 lbs this week, it brings my total to 6.8lbs. I was actually doing better this week but Sunday and Monday got the best of me, if I put together 7 days of loss together, I will be over the 10lbs goal I set for myself this week. So c-mon 3.2lbs!!!!