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Virginia Tech Wins Orange Bowl, Oranges Now Even Tastier

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Virginia Tech Gnome

Our Virginia Tech Garden Gnome

In keeping up with our New Years Holiday spectacular, Cheri and I plopped down on the couch to cheer on our Virginia Tech Hokies in a 20-7 win over the Cincinnati Bearcats in the 2009 Orange Bowl.  The night started strong with me running to 7-11 to pick up some gametime snacks.  The combination of Twix dipped into a cherry Slurpee sprinkled with Utz potato chips immediately sent me into a first half food coma.  But by halftime I was wide awake and ready to continue my cheering.  Surprisingly, we both stayed awake for the rest of the game and went to bed feeling great for VT’s underdog win.

To all the VT alumni and fans that bet against the Hokies winning in their office pools I gobble in your general direction!


Written by Eric Spiegel

January 2, 2009 at 9:19 am

A Relaxed New Year’s Eve

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Cheri and I ushered in the new year by doing what we do best — relaxing at home together.

The Cast from the Life, Season One

The Cast from Life, Season One

We were both feeling fairly anti-social last night and didn’t want to go out and dodge the drunk drivers last night, so we made plans to crash on our couch, stuff our faces with good (and bad) food, and watch some TV. Our programming for the night consisted of the entire first season of Life — the show about the cop who was re-instated on the force after being exonerated for murder after spending 10 years in prison. Neither of us had seen the first season, but we’ve been watching the second season and just trying to fill our gaps of plot details ourselves. My boss gave me the first season on DVD for Christmas.  We didn’t finish the entire season though — I fell asleep during the 9th episode (good thing there were only 11 total) and we decided to turn it off and finish it later today.

Damian Lewis’ portrayal of ex-con Det. Charlie Crews is oddly creepy yet very charming. His love of fresh fruit made me eat all of our bananas last night.

Written by Eric Spiegel

January 1, 2009 at 9:09 am

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Cue the Rocky Theme Song

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Elliptical Trainers -- Photo by cwcav @ www.sxc.huCheri and I have started trying to work out again. Yesterday and today we went to the gym in our apartment complex. Cheri walked/ran on the treadmill while I attempted to use the elliptical machine. Our gym has two elliptical machines and I used the one today that didn’t have the arms that moved. It felt awkward at first (like I was running backwards) but once I got into a rhythm it felt fine. It felt good to zone out to my iPod while watching Hard Rain on TNT with the captions turned on.

I think tomorrow we’ll take a break so we don’t overdo ourselves.

Written by Eric Spiegel

June 14, 2008 at 9:35 am

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Some Updates

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Here are some updates since I haven’t been posting much lately:

I’m now on Twitter.  You can follow me, join me, or ignore me.

Cheri and I went to C-Peake on Saturday for a quick trip to celebrate her brother’s birthday.  The fun thing was that it was a surprise and had no idea we were coming to see him.  We had a surprise dinner at P.F. Chang’s with him, his parents and his friends.  I got the Double Pan Fried Noodles and didn’t really like it.  I’ll stick to the Kung Pao next time.

I’m almost halfway through my Fall classes.  I’m currently taking Crime Scene Investigation II, Biological Aspects of Forensic Science, and Examination of Questioned Documents.  I’m enjoying them all, but my bio class is a little boring, but at least the teacher is good.  Questioned Documents is my favorite class this semester.

I’m into too many TV shows — (no) thanks to TiVo.  I’m watching Heroes, Chuck, Aliens in America, Reaper, Pushing Daisies, Private Practice, The Office, 30 Rock, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, and Brothers and Sisters.  Thankfully, because of of TiVo, I can just record all of them during the week and have TV marathons on the weekends.  I cannot wait until Lost returns!!!

Cheri and I went camping a few weeks ago at the Big Meadows campground in the Shenandoah National Park.  It was really fun and it was the first time that I’ve been camping without parents.  It was super relaxing.  Plus we hiked some of the Appalachian Trail — which was really cool (and challenging to boot).  Here are some pictures from the trip.

Written by Eric Spiegel

October 15, 2007 at 2:33 pm