Friday, March 27, 2009

OSU Volleyball

I continue to coach volleyball in Oklahoma at different levels. Currently coaching the men's and women's club teams at OSU in Stillwater. They played their last tournament in April, hosting club teams from Kansas State and Arkansas. The girls really made a lot of progress during the semester, making me a proud coach. I am also still helping out a bit with the 580 Charge 16s team in Ponca City/Ark City.

The last tournament with my 580 Charge girls I help coach. They made it to the gold bracket during regionals. Great to see them progress during the season.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Le Cinema

I enjoy good movies and am always looking for new ones to watch. I wouldn't call myself a connoisseur of the silver screen ... yet, but after taking a french and italian cinema class, I appreciate movies from all decades. Any suggestions are appreciated (or any good books you've read would be awesome).

I want to make an ongoing list here of movies to see... and possibly my Top 10 of all time. For now I'll start with this article I came across: "20 Movies That Make Men Cry". Most of these I haven't seen, but the ones I have aren't too bad.

1. Brian’s Song (1971)

2. Rudy (1993)

3. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

4. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

5. The Natural (1984)

6. Shawshank Redemption (1994)


1. Rudy

2. Braveheart

3. Dan in Real Life

4. In Good Company


...Groundhog Day, Angels and Demons, Bourne, Fletch, Remember the Titans, Hoosiers, Yes Man, The Lord of the Rings, The Blind Side, Invictus...

Color Code

I've taken a few personality tests and for the most part all are similar. The color code is pretty simple. I'm over 55% WHITE out of the four colors:

Whites are motivated by Peace. They seek independence and require kindness. They resist confrontation at all costs. To them, feeling good is more important than being good. They are typically quiet by nature, process things very deeply and objectively with great clarity. Of all the colors, whites are the best listeners. They respect people who are direct but recoil from perceived hostility or verbal battle.
Whites need their "alone time" and refuse to be controlled by others. whites want to do things their own way and in their own time. They ask little of others and resent others demanding much of them. whites are much stronger than people think, but are not often seen for their strength because they don't easily reveal their feelings. whites are even-tempered, diplomatic, and the voice of reason; but can also be indecisive, unexpressive, and silently stubborn. When you deal with a WHITE, be kind, accept and support their individuality, and look for non-verbal clues to understand their feelings.

I think my secondary color is blue, then an equal mix of yellow and red.