Monday, December 31, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
reading the card and checking out the contents...a PURSE!
We're not sure it's really his color, but it does look pretty darn good. Don't you think?
Monday, December 24, 2007
Taylor is en route to VT now and will spend a couple of days home for the holidays. We're looking forward to seeing him!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Sorry for the lack of game updates! I had a gastrointestinal virus before the game last week (when my dad was visiting). When I started feeling better I began practicing and getting back with the team but just did not play that much. I should be back to more minutes this next game and hopefully produce some more points and rebounds! Happy Holidays!!
Monday, December 17, 2007
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? If I have time to wrap i like to wrap, if not gift bag!!
2. Real tree or artificial? Real
3. When do you put up your tree? The tree goes up about 2 weeks before Christmas
4. When do you take the tree down? Probably within a week after Christmas
5. Do you like eggnog? I have a little, but I am not a big eggnog person
6. Favorite gift rec'd as a child? Usually it was a nintendo or another gaming system from Santa
7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes
8. Hardest person to buy for? Usually depends on how many people I am shopping for!
9. Easiest to buy for? My Brothers
10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I don't think I have ever really received a gift I didn't like, but I have received shirts or clothes that were too small
11. Mail or email Christmas cards? Usually I am around to see everyone without needing to send a card, but I tend to use ecards!
12. Favorite Christmas movie? Rudolph or Frosty
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I usually start shopping near the beginning of December, but I have finished shopping sometimes during Christmas Eve
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? I enjoy a nice breakfast of pancakes, eggs, toast, hash browns, apple struddle, and whatever else we have!!
16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Clear
17. Favorite Christmas song? Drummer Boy, Silent Night, O Holy Night, Joy to the World, Let it Snow, Jingle Bell Rock, It's beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas, Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, almost every song!!
18. Stay home or travel? Well if I had more time I would like to travel after Christmas
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeers? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Donner, Cupid, Comet, Blitzen, Rudolph
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Morning
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Lots of traffic on the weekends
23. Do you decorate your tree in any specific theme or color? No
24. What do/did you leave for Santa? Cookies and Milk for Santa
We can't remember the last time we had so much snow in VT before Christmas- - Taylor will be SO excited when he arrives next week for the Holiday! He's always dreaming of a White Christmas!
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Here it goes...
I give you money and send you into the grocery store to pick up 5 items. You can only pick one thing from the following departments.. what is it?
1. Produce: Strawberries
2. Bakery: Nice fresh Rolls that are squeezable
3. Meat: Nice Filet Mignon
4. Frozen: Pepperoni Pizza
5. Dairy: Cheddar Cheese Extra Sharp
Let's say we're heading out for a weekend getaway. You're only allowed to bring 3 articles of clothing with you. So, what's in your bag?
1. bathing suit
If I was to listen in on your conversations throughout the day, what 5 phrases or words would I be most likely to hear?
3. I'm cold
4. I'm hungry
5. Yeah yeah
So, what 3 things do you find yourself doing every single day, and if you didn't get to do, you probably wouldn't be in the best mood?
We're talking a 3 hour block with nobody around. What 5 activities might we find you doing?1.Swimming if its nice out
2. Watching TV
3. Going for a ride in my car
4. Playing games on the computer
We are going to the zoo. But, it looks like it could start storming, so it'll have to be a quick visit. What 3 exhibits do we have to get to?
You just scored tickets to the taping of any show that comes on t.v. of your choice. You can pick between 4, so what are you deciding between?
1. CSI - any of them
2. Dr. House
4. Law and Order
You're hungry for ice cream. I'll give you a triple dipper ice cream cone. What 3 flavors can I pile on for ya?
Somebody stole your purse/wallet…in order to get it back, you have to name 5 things you know are inside to claim it. So, what's in there?
3. Credit Cards
4. Some random pictures
5. Business cards from other people
You are at a job fair, and asked what areas you are interested in pursuing a career in. Let's pretend you have every talent and ability to be whatever you wanted, so what 4 careers would be fun for you?
1. Entertainer (singer, actor)
4. Video Game tester
If you could go back and talk to the old you, when you were in high school, and inform yourself of 4 things, what would you say?
1. Play football senior year
2. Do something in the talent show
3. Have more people sign my yearbook
4. Do not get in trouble
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Here's where we'll hand it over to Sue:
Taylor met me at the Alicante airport early on a Thursday afternoon for a brief, 10 day stay. During that time I helped him organize his apt, watched him play in a game and swam in the Mediterranean Sea. Taylor was busy but he spent what time he could and showing me around the area. Alicante is a very interesting city on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. It has beautiful beaches everywhere including the downtown area on each side of the busy port. It is a combination of modern businesses and old shops and it known for its palm-tree lined, mosaic tile sidewalks with vendors from Spain and Africa selling crafts and other wares. We visited an old castle that sits on a small mountain in the center of Alicante, walked the wide, sandy beaches, and swam in the Mediterranean where the water was relatively warm and the outside temperatures were between 65 and 70. My stay was too short but the last day I got to watch a home game, which Alicante won 95 - 76. The next morning, Monday, I flew back to Vermont. I cant wait to get back for another visit with Taylor in the spring!
Monday, November 26, 2007
Taylor's dad, George, is visiting and arrived yesterday around dinner time! Taylor picked him up from the airport and is looking forward to having someone around for the next couple of weeks to hang out with. (And we're looking forward to more pictures!)
Word on the street is that George brought pancake mix, real VT maple syrup (as if there's any other kind...) and Cabot Cheddar Cheese for Taylor. Let it be officially known that Cabot Cheese is Taylor's FAVORITE and he consumes more cheese than anyone we know. He loves cheese on/in his eggs, cheesy tomato sandwiches, and even enjoys a nice shredded cheddar on popcorn sometimes. Growing up in Vermont has certainly effected his taste buds.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
On November 9 Alicante played against Bruesa and lost 87-78. Taylor had 8 points and played 18.74 minutes. On November 17 Alicante played Basket Cai Zaragoza and lost 84-60.
Here's to a WIN!
Monday, November 19, 2007
To kick off the GETTING TO KNOW TAYLOR posts we have a Q&A with him for you today. Remember, don't be shy, if there's something you want to know about Taylor, leave him a comment and we'll try to fit it in!
Camp Coppenrath: Share one food item that best describes the last year of your life. (example: “frozen pizza” because I did a 180-degree turn this year, or “cinnamon roll” because it had lots of twists and turns but overall was pretty sweet)
Taylor: tomatoe soup, its always the same thing every year.
CC: What one item in the kitchen best describes you and your personality?
T: refrigerator, I have a lot to offer and keep cool under all situations.
CC:What’s your favorite concert you’ve ever attended?
T: Trans Siberian Orchestra, and its the only concert I have been to.
CC: What cartoon character best describes you?
T: Raphael from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
CC: If you could live anywhere in the world for a year, where would it be?
T: Vermont, haha
CC: Complete the statement “I recommend…” (it can be a show, movie, book, restaurant, website, activity, etc.)
T: enjoying time with others.
CC: If you knew could you try anything and not fail (and money was no object), what dream would you attempt?
T: Try to make everyone happy :)
CC: What super-power would you most like to have, and why?
T: invisibility, who wouldn't want that?!?
CC: If you had $5 million to spend in 5 days, but couldn’t spend any of it on yourself or your family, what would you do with it?
T: Give some to people who have helped me in the past in anyway(schools, businesses, etc), give some to close friends, some to research for health, and some to other organizations that help others.
CC: Okay, this is a fun one, “2 Truths And a Lie” – Share 3 unique things about yourself and your life, 2 of them true, 1 false, and let the reader's guess which one isn’t true.
T: I have a tattoo, I like to eat fish, I am the tallest in my family
Well, readers, what do you think?!?
Friday, November 16, 2007
We do like to know who's here visiting so don't be afraid to "De-lurk" and say hello!
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
Go to http://www.populartv.net/# in the upper left-hand corner there is a button/box- - VIVE en Directo, click on that and the game will pop up! Taylor is number 15.
GO TAYLOR! We're ALL WATCHING! (I mean working...) :)
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
Can't wait until the next game!
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Things have been going well. The other night I had a flu shot so I have been feeling pretty tired lately. We haven't had a day off in a while so that could do it also... It was great to have my mom here visiting. It was nice to have a meal everyday (that I didn't have to make!) and help maintaining my apartment- - there are some things you're never too old for! It went by very quickly but she will be back in the spring.
We were able to go out to dinner, go shopping and she was able to catch a game. We won (of course) and we have been playing pretty well together. I really enjoy playing with these guys and even have fun off the court.
Just wanted to say Happy Halloween to everyone and make sure to not eat too much candy ;)!!!
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
In honor of such a great comeback and a WIN Taylor's mom, who's visiting for a couple weeks, cooked a celebratory dinner for Taylor and teammate Keith Waleskowski who played for Dayton.
A win and home-cooking... looks like Taylor had a great weekend!
Monday, October 22, 2007
Hey, we never claimed to be unbiased...
Tough loss though, we wished they would have won!
Monday, October 15, 2007
Congrats Alicante and Taylor! What a great start to the season!
Monday, October 8, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Check out the Box Score:
15 COPPENRATH, TAYLOR BURTON
29:16 15 6/12 50% 1/1 100% 7/13 54% 0/0 0% 3 2 5 0 2 1 0 1 0 3 1 12
(we're having difficulties uploading the entire thing, please check it out HERE. It requires some click through- - If you click on the year 2007-2008, select the icon next to the Alicante game and you will be given the box score!)
Way to go Taylor!
Stay tuned for further updates!
Taylor is still without a car... oh wait, we didn't tell you that story did we? COMING SOON! so he's been catching rides with teamate Keith Waleskowski. Everything is wonderful in Spain and Taylor says hi to all!
Friday, September 21, 2007
If you would like to watch the game "live" or at least see the scores go up as they happen, go to this website: http://www.feb.es/. There are no games being played at this moment, but we tried to access the site and it seems to be working.
Sending lots of good luck to Taylor tonight!
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
A room with a view... we think Taylor's pretty lucky to be in such a beautiful place!
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
"So far it has been an exciting trip! I flew from Burlington to New York and was delayed in Burlington- - before I could even get on the plane- -so I missed my flight scheduled at 6 to Madrid from New York. I scrambled but made it on a flight to Madrid from New York at 9pm and changed my flight from Madrid to Alicante since I would have missed that. I got to Madrid and had only 50 mins to make it to my gate AND through customs! I made it- - barely.
Once I arrived to Alicante I met the team and checked into a hotel where I will stay until my apartment is set up. I am hoping to get my car tomorrow and also have a press conference scheduled. Tonight I had my first practice which was great but pretty tiring. I did receive one of my missing bags before practice so it was nice to have some extra clothes. In the hotel I have internet and some channels in english so I'm good to go for a while! Hope all is well ttyl!"
Taylor is posting to and checking this blog from Spain so be sure to comment often!
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Prevent Child Abuse Vermont is honored and proud to announce that Taylor Coppenrath is the Honorary Chairman of the 2007 WALK FOR CHILDREN. Taylor has long been a supporter of child abuse prevention, and wants to help make Vermont the first abuse free state. He is very conscious of what a team can do, and is encouraging people to form teams and WALK in the 2007 WALK FOR CHILDREN.
For more information visit their webpage http://www.pcavt.org/.
Taylor's getting settled in Spain, look for an update this afternoon!
Monday, August 27, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
We have exciting news over here! Taylor recently signed with the Alicante Costa Blanca professional basketball team of Alicante, Spain.
If you remember, Taylor first played professionally in Greece and spent the 2006-2007 season in Biella, Italy where he averaged 7.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game while battling an ankle injury from the beginning of the season.
His new team, Alicante Costa Blanca, plays in the ULEB Gold League and has also signed American Cameron Bennerman from North Carolina State.
Alicante is located on the Eastern Coast of Spain and borders the Mediterranean Sea.
Taylor is really looking forward to being in Spain and meeting his new team. He flys out early next week.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
More news coming soon!
Friday, August 3, 2007
Thursday, August 2, 2007
VOTE FOR TAYLOR TO BECOME A BOSTON CELTIC HERE. Or cut and paste this link
http://www.petitiononline.com/taylor07/ into your browser.
It's a perfect fit. The Celtics need some help. They now have Taylor's favorite player. He'd be close to home. It's the NBA. And, if we do say so ourselves, he looks pretty darn good in Green.
Tell everyone you know-- and get your VOTE ON!
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
"While we enjoyed competitor's waffle, The Champ's was just slightly more fluffy and just what we were expecting from a waffle although he could work on the presentation."
The Chef's answer to the 4th competitor's Raised Overnight Yeast Waffle was this perfectly cooked, topped with chocolate ice cream and sauce waffle. Taylor loves waffles. Taylor loves chocolate. This was a perfect marriage and his top pick this round.
Taylor says, "We loved The Champ's waffles. Each time he consistently put out a waffle to be proud of so I'm going to congratulate The Champ on.... SECOND PLACE. Colin, we loved your family secret recipe and the topping was delicicious. Congratulations on your BIG WIN. We hope to see you next year.
Monday, July 30, 2007
Our first visitor whom Taylor called, "Rhinestone Cowgirl!"
A family of basketball fans!