Monday, April 28, 2008

More Chicago PBR.

Just thought I'd share the highlights video from the rodeo this weekend. :-)

Sunday, April 27, 2008

PBR on Saturday in Chicago!

I went to the PBR rodeo on Saturday April 26th and had a great time. Results of the entire PBR rodeo can be found on the main Professional Bull Riders website.

There were only 12 qualifying rides on Saturday night. While my favorite rider, Wiley Petersen (more on him below) did not have a qualifying ride, he made just under 7 seconds, and it was great to see him ride in person. Here are a couple of good pictures.

First, I have a nice picture of one of the bulls being lassoed after the ride getting him back to the corral.

Next picture is a really nice mid-air bull ride shot. This is Brendon Clark riding on Hatrack.

And while the number one bull rider in the world, Guilherme Marchi only rode about 3 seconds, I did actually catch a picture of him on the bull in those 3 seconds!

And more on my favorite bull rider, Wiley Petersen. He's the 2007 World Finals winner, and is also a born again Christian with an incredible testimony. After each and every ride, he kneels down in the arena in prayer before stepping out. It was great to get the chance to see him ride. This is the picture I was able to take of him on the bull he rode, Buckwheat.

Update on May 6th:
I have also added these pictures to a picture album on my Facebook profile.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Blake Shelton - Austin

This is among my favorite songs. Those who know me will also know why I'm posting it right now. :-)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

So much fun - There's only one of me! :-)

I had a friend send me the coolest little URL - How Many of Me? And I found out that there is only one Ruth Anne Wheeler in the U.S. Me. :-)

Check it out, and see how many of you there are." LogoThere is
person with my name
in the U.S.A.
"How many have your name?

Monday, April 14, 2008

New $5 bill

Sad to say....this may be true sooner than we care to think.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Dog Pack Attacks Gator In Florida

At times nature can be cruel, but there is also a raw beauty, and even a certain justice manifested within that cruelty.

The alligator, one of the
oldest and ultimate predators, normally considered the 'apex predator', can still fall victim to implemented 'team work' strategy, made possible due to the tight knit social structure and 'survival of the pack mentality' bred into the canines.

See the remarkable photograph below courtesy of Nature Magazine. Note that the Alpha dog has a muzzle hold on the gator preventing it from breathing, while another dog has a hold on the tail to keep it from thrashing. The third dog attacks the soft underbelly of the gator.

The photo below is not for the squeamish!

(3 puppies attacking alligator toy)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Great Quote

Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.
~G. K. Chesterton~

Monday, April 7, 2008

White Sox Home Opener ~ April 7, 2008

Take me out to the ball game..... The boys of summer are back! And today, we won! What a glorious day to be at Comiskey (it will always be Comiskey!!)!

Here are some of my cell phone pictures....I forgot my regular camera. Enjoy! :-)

The teams are lined up and service men and women from all branches of our military are lined up in single file to open up a flag on the field.

Service men and women are opening up the flag on the field

Flag unfurled on the field

Smoke from the opening fireworks over the scoreboard

Fighter jets flying over the ballpark.
You can barely seem them, little smudges in the air in the center of the picture.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Cool video about an autistic young artist

While I never have cared for the term "savant", having a brother who is a high-functioning autistic man, this video of Stephen's drawing of Rome is awesome.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Happy April Fools Day! - Glitter Graphics - Glitter Graphics

The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." ~ Psalm 14:1a NKJV

Countdown to Show at Houston Rodeo