Cleveland Rocks

>> Sunday, May 27, 2007

Joe and I left last Tuesday for Cleveland via Corolla. A bowl of Malt-O-Meal Scooters at 4:30am kicked us off, followed by a packed lunch, handfuls of Goldfish, a couple of apples and a Subway sandwich for dinner. We pulled into Cleveland around 11:00pm, eager to lie flat.

Joe had his fourth and final interview with the company Quicken Loans Thursday morning. Although, Quicken's business office is located in a downtown high rise right off the river, the final interview was conducted in a posh club box of Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena, known to the locals as "The Q". Dan Gilbert, Chairman and Founder of Quicken Loans is also the majority owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers and operator of The Q. Which tickets to Cavs games and other events at The Q for those hard working mortage bankers at Quicken. :-)

So yes, the interview with Quicken went quite well. While romping around town Friday afternoon, Joe received THE phone call from Quicken, offering him a position. Joe gladly accepted. We were stoked.

From there, we realized we needed to find a place to live, asap. We had looked at a couple apartments on Wednesday and Thursday, and still had a couple more scheduled for Friday afternoon. We narrowed it down to a very cozy 2 bedroom rental in the Cedar/Fairmount disctrict of Cleveland. Just 100 yds away from our apartment is an array of shops and eateries. There's a european bakery, a gelateria (serving 36 different flavors of gelato, made fresh daily), a tea house, a jazz club, a couple of book stores, a quaint grocery store, a coffee house, the list goes on...

Joe and I are very excited about what's to come. Which is....very soon. Quicken is sending Joe to Michigan on the 24th of June for a couple of days for his initial training. So, thinin three weeks, Joe and I will be settling down, 1,074 miles from Norman.

We're going to have an extra room with a bed in it. Anyone who is in the Cleveland area, is required to come visit and stay with us. :-)

Mr. Mortgage Banker himself pictured in front of The Q.

A super-mall resides in the basement of Joe's office building. No joke.

A massive Nike ad.


Summer Break

>> Thursday, May 17, 2007

Good times were had this past Wednesday at a local family farm. No more class, no more tests, no more papers. So I along with five others from studio went out back and had fun the ol' Oklahoman way. Kevin wanted to give his, or rather his brother's (sorry Eric), Nike hat a nice, rugged touch by spraying it with a couple of lead holes....but after two go's at it with the shotgun....the result was a completely useless article of clothing.

Three hours of rather pointless fun.

The Canadian giving it his first.

The remains.


Thank You

>> Monday, May 14, 2007


Got 'er dun



>> Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Um, yes. Homemade Nutella is probably one of the most luscious spreads around. I'm still in the midst of tweaking the recipe a little.... But as soon as I figure out the right amounts, I will definitely post the recipe.