Monday, November 26, 2007

vs. Cuidad de Huelva

Alicante won an exciting game yesterday 75-69. The team is now 7-3. Taylor started the game but is not feeling 100% as he recovers from a cold, and played limited minutes. He finished with four points.

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

What I'm Missing...

In an effort to take a break tomorrow and enjoy the holiday, we decided to give you Taylor's Thanksgiving Post today!

Hi Everyone,

Part of what I miss most being over here is Thanksiving. This is the third year in a row that I am missing a traditional Thanksgiving. The food that makes the day is my favorite and the time that I am able to spend with my family is certainly missed. If I was at home, the BEST Thanksgiving would be... a great big turkey dinner with gravy, mashed potatoes, warm rolls with butter, corn. In addition to having close friends and family around, telling stories, watching some football, and maybe even playing some games.
Enjoy this holiday and think about all of the things you have to be thankful for.
Oh, and think about me! over here! with no turkey! ;)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Two Game Update

Taylor has had two games since we last updated you. (And since they lost both of them we didn't think there was any rush with the update. Kidding. Sort of.)

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

Getting to Know Taylor

So, we thought it would be fun around here if you could all get to know Taylor a little bit better. To do that we have some very special posts coming up in the next few weeks. Stay tuned for: Taylor's Holiday Must-Have list; Taylor's Favorite Thanksgiving; and Taylor's Holiday Traditions; plus MORE!

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

Where are you coming from?

We've had a lot of visitors recently from Colombinn and while we don't understand all of what is written there, WELCOME! And thanks to Ramon for sending some new visitors our way.

We do like to know who's here visiting so don't be afraid to "De-lurk" and say hello!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

A Visit

We told you that Taylor's mom had visited and today, we have some pictures to share! (well, we actually have a LOT of pictures to share, but we're going to do a couple at a time.) It looks like they had a wonderful time together and Alicante is BEAUTIFUL.

Check 'em out:

Friday, November 9, 2007

Rumor Has It...

Taylor's game is going to be LIVE on the internet today! It started at 3:15pm EST.

Go to 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

A Special Day

Please join us in honoring this special day.
All together now...are you ready?
"Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Biiiirrrttthhhhday dear TAAAAAYYLLLOR! Happy Birthday to YOU!"
Happy Birthday Taylor, enjoy your day! We're all thinking of you!
Okay, let's leave Taylor lots of birthday comments, because really, who doesn't love getting
birthday comments?!? :)
P.S. We have some readers from Alicante, if you happen to see Taylor today wish him a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! That's "Feliz Cumpleanos", right?!?!!?

Monday, November 5, 2007

vs. Tenerife Rural

Taylor had a great game Friday night! The team was down by 14 at the half but came back with a big 3rd quarter and kept the pressure on through the 4th to win 95 - 90! Taylor played 24 1/2 minutes, was the game high scorer with 21 points, 6 rebounds, committed no fouls; shot 7 for 9 from the floor and 7 for 10 from the foul line. Way to go Taylor!

Can't wait until the next game!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Update from Taylor!

Tomorrow we leave to play a team on the Canary Islands. We'll practice early in the morning then head for the airport. Our game is at 9 (I think :)) on Friday night but you may have to check the schedule!

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 ;)!!!