Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fire Department Visits Benjamin's School

The local fire department visited Benjamin's school on Monday. Since I had the day off, I was able to check this out.

There was a home safety video presentation, followed by some questions and answers. One of the firemen showed the kids how he put on his fire fighting equipment. They wear up to seventy pounds of equipment when fighting a fire.

Later, the kids got to check out the fire truck and what equipment it stored. Overall, everyone enjoyed their visit, including me!

Saturday, February 12, 2011


You've seen those motivational posters in offices or in stores. An example is this:

Here's mine:

This was taken before Benjamin's indoor soccer session today. He missed this particular attempt but later he made two. One shot went around the basket before dropping in and another was nothing but net. That's determination.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Greivis Vasquez To Be Honored By Maryland

The University of Maryland announced that it will honor Greivis Vasquez in a ceremony at Comcast Center on February 20th when the Terps host N.C. State.

Vasquez, now playing in the NBA for the Memphis Grizzlies, is Maryland's second-leading scorer all-time with 2,171 career points. He's the only player in ACC history with 2,000 points, 700 assists and 600 rebounds in his career. Vasquez was named ACC player of the year for the 2009-10 season and won the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation's best point guard.

Vasquez will be the 16th Maryland player honored with a banner at Comcast Center. Maryland Coach Gary Williams also has been honored with a banner above the court.

The other Maryland players with a banner at Comcast Center

Bosey Berger (1929-32)
Gene Shue (1952-54)
Tom McMillen (1972-74)
Len Elmore (1972-74)
John Lucas (1973-76)
Albert King (1978-81)
Buck Williams (1979-81)
Len Bias (1983-86)
Walt Williams (1989-92)
Joe Smith (1994-95)
Keith Booth (1994-97)
Steve Francis (1999)
Juan Dixon (1999-2002)
Lonny Baxter (1999-2002)
Steve Blake (2000-2003)

Here is Benjamin hanging out with Vasquez at a sports memorabilia store this past Summer.