Sunday, September 28, 2008

Roar of the Greasepaint, Smell of the Crowd
Ever heard of this one? I sure didn't, but this was the spring musical of my junior year (1984) out at Walsh Jesuit. An old classmate of mine recently sent me this photo. (I'm one of the chorus urchins located in the second row, far left) And of course, Ms. Melina Kanakaredes (of CSI/ Guiding Light/ Providence fame) is pictured in the first row, second to the right. Told ya I knew the gal in high fact, it was probably this show that inspired her career (doubtful...)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Master Cub Scout

It was kind of a long day for the little guy. While Sarah Kay and I headed out to Goodyear Metro Park to participate in Alyssa's Hike, Josh tested for his second degree blue belt in karate. Then, later in the afternoon, he and mom headed over to school to attend his Den meeting for his Cub Scout troop that he recently joined. Following that social event, he and Cindy met me over in Hartville for our ABF get- together. While the adults stayed upstairs for group discussion, Josh and the rest of the kids played downstairs and jammed on Guitar Hero.

Sarah did remarkably well on the hike this morning. I'm guessing that she walked at least 1/2 of it by herself (@mile or so) and then climbed up on my shoulders to finish up the trek. Beautiful weather and a nice turnout made for an awesome event for the Calaway family.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


I'm actually posting these pics for an insurance claim that I made this morning. Evidently, the wind storm that we endured last night was a present from Hurricane Ike. Never in my life have I seen trees sway like I did last night...and unfortunately, our favorite one in the backyard took a hard hit. (not to mention our fence)

I was stunned that I was actually able to get through this morning to our insurance company, USAA- considering the fact that they are located out of Texas. They told me to simply take pics and save receipts from the cleanup/ repair work. I have to believe that they- along with all insurance companies- are inundated with claims over the last few days.

Power just came on about 1/2 hour ago, and most of the schools in the area are closed for the day. I've been trying to get hold of Barberton Tree Co., but so far their lines are busy...surprise, surprise...

I guess I know what I'll be doing the next few days.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Me and Sandman...WeeMee Style

...compliments of my beloved teenage daughter, Marie

Monday, September 01, 2008

Labor of Love Race '08

This year's race proved to be a bit more "laborious" than the past couple of years due to my new running partner- Ms. Sarah Kay- at my side. Dan Salmons and I split the 5 mile race- with each of us running 1/2 of it all the while pushing the kiddos in their racing strollers. The first part of the run went ok- although Sarah's front wheel came unlocked, and it started to jiggle the entire stroller- I think I gave the poor kid whip-lash. But, after a brief stop to lock the wheel into place, we continued along our trek...and made fairly decent time. But, that one hill going up through Akron U's campus by the JAR is an absolute killer!

As a warm-up to the 5 miler, Josh and I tackled the 1 mile "family fun race". Once again, the little guy ran the whole route without stopping. Way to go, my little man!