Week 5 Top 25

Here is my week 5 Top 25

1. LSU 
2. Oklahoma
3. Alabama
4. Boise State
5. Stanford
6. Wisconsin
7. Oregon
8. South Carolina
9. Florida
10. Oklahoma State
11. Nebraska
12. Florida State
13. Missouri
14.Arkansas
15. Baylor
16. Florida
17. Virgina Tech
18. South Florida
19. TCU
20. Georgia Tech
21. michigan state
22. Arizona State
23. Illinois
24. Mississippi State
25. Ohio State

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My Week 4 Top 25…

1. Oklahoma
2. LSU
3. Alabama
4. Boise State
5. Stanford
6. Wisconsin
7. Florida State
8. South Carolina
9. Texas A & M
10. Oklahoma State
11. Nebraska
12. Oregon
13. Florida
14.Arkansas
15.Missouri
16. Florida
17. Virgina Tech
18. Baylor
19. TCU
20. Arizona State
21. michigan state
22.West Virgina
23. Notre Dame
24. Mississippi State
25. Ohio State

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Week 3 Top 25

 

1. Oklahoma

 

2. LSU

 

3. Florida State

 

4. Alabama

 

5. Stanford

 

6. Boise State

 

7. Oklahoma State

 

8. Texas A & M

 

9. Wisconsin

 

10. South Carolina

 

11. Oregon

 

12. Nebraska

 

13. Arizona State

 

14. Florida

 

15. Missouri

 

16. michigan State

 

17. Ohio State

 

18. Virginia Tech

 

19.Arkansas

 

20. Mississippi State

 

21. TCU

 

22. West Virginia

 

23. Georgia

 

24.Penn State

 

25. Notre Dame


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Ten years later

There are many stories floating around about 9/11/01, everyone is sharing where they were that day 10 years ago. But what story really matters? Yours, mine, the firefighters, the police officers?

No ones story matters more than our own. What we experienced on that day.

I was a high school senior, and was in the school library when the first plane hit. I was unaware of what was going on until I got to 3rd period (we had block scheduling) AP English. I walked into the room, in time to see the second plane hit the tower. We watched intently, in silence. Our teacher turned the tv off and looking back, I’m not sure that was the wrong decision to make. The teacher in the room next door came over and told our teacher that she needed to turn the tv back on because one ofnthe towers had just collapsed.

Our teacher reluctantly turned it back on and we watched the other tower fall in silence. As the day progressed, the school became more and more quiet. We walked to our classes, there was minimal talking in the halls and even lunch was quiet.

When the final bell rang that school day, no one ran for the doors. It was like we all wanted to stay together, because for the rest of our lives, whe we think about that day, we will remember who we experienced it with.

In the days to come we would learn that our school libraian who was on Capital Hill giving a presentation was evacuated with the Congressmen fleeing the Capital Building, our 10th grade English teacher’s brother wasn’t at his desk at the Pentagon when the plane hit and Flight 93 had flown directly over us before and after making it’s U-turn back towards the coast.

I have had many individuals in my life since who have been in the Armed Forces…each of them thankfully have come back safely. As two more of them are set to leave again soon, I pray for their safety and safe return to their friends and families.

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A Time of Reflection

The County Fair is a time of showing off accomplishments from the past year for many 4-H members and their families.  It is also a time where we can look back at the last year of our interactions with these young people and think about what we can do better.

It is a time to begin planning for the next year of educational programming and thinking about what we want things to look like a year from now.  As I was cleaning up my office on Friday I realized that there are a lot of things that I am looking forward to working on in the next 366 days (YAY Leap Year!) but in order to do so, I’m going to have to do a lot of cleaning…cleaning out my office and my calendar of things that are not helping me get to that place.

Tomorrow starts a new year!

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IPad = Lower Productivity

It’s not a good time at work to not be productive…but when I picked up my Ipad yesterday in Lincoln, I couldn’t help but spend the rest of the day looking at apps and playing around with them.

I can’t wait to see how this will impact my programming and what I can share because of this new tool!

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Uncluttering One Room at a Time

Last summer I moved into my current apartment. I foolishly did not clean anything out before I moved. My second bedroom looks like I just moved in!

A year from now, I will be getting married and moving (if not sooner) again then.

On Friday I started cleaning things up…I am tired of living like this and feeling like my stuff controls me and not the other way around. I know I am not nearly as bad as the people of Horders, but it worries me!

I got rid of two garbage bags of clothes and some recycling too. My biggest challenge is filing and not piling. That is the task of the week…even though it is the week before fair and I should be concentrating on getting sleep.

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