Friday, March 31, 2006

If I were a cat....

I would totally want to be treated to a nice stroll outside in one of these. You can pick one up at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. I guess this is covered under the "Beyond".

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Guerilla Gardening

Apparently its been around since the 70's. I had no idea:

keep praying for Jenn...back to the doctor either today or tomorrow.

Monday, March 27, 2006

thanks for praying

Jenn is out of the hospital and did not have surgury. Thanks for all of you that have been praying. Continue to pray that she will not have surgury and that when she goes back for more tests in two weeks they can pinpoint what the deal was, or tell her shes 100% ok. In case you didnt know...they told her she had appendicitis....then we found out (upon further review) that they weren't sure. The last word from the doctor is that he's pretty sure its not the appendix. I'll let you know when we find out what the deal is.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

the vastness

God created a world for us that is just SO HUGE, and so full of different things...its hard for me to know how to fit it all in. Its a good thing that its so big and variable, because obviously we are all different, and have different tastes. I guess you could say that he's allowed our different tastes to turn the world into what it is today..with so many resources available for us to use, or so many ways to apply our knowledge or interests. Here's a short list of what I really enjoy learning about, or doing. Its difficult to fit it all in though...(there is no order to this)

- learning about plants and gardening
- learning history (reading, watching documentaries, visiting places)
- Learning my own family heritage (part of history, for sure)
- capturing the world on film (photography)
- Learning how to Love more
- Learning about God more
- Spending time with those that I love
- Spending time with those that NEED love
- Discovering new music (new to me atleast)
- Seeing great music performed
- learning more about my job (how to build ships, what theyre made of)
- Reading for pleasure...more than just history
- Keeping in shape (in different ways)
- enjoying nature (hiking, camping...)
- Finding exciting restaurants I didnt know existed
- visiting exciting restaurants that arent too expensive
- Seeing the world I live in (traveling)
- keep in touch with important people that have been a big part of my life
- making Mix CDs for people...with my favorite music
- learn how to apply my money wisely
- learn how to be tactful in conversation (part of the love....)
- learn more about nature..(weather too)
- Learn how to cook more things, and better
- in the midst of all this...learning how to live a simple life with good balance

So......I probably missed something...but these are all desires that I have.....

Thursday, March 16, 2006


Quiz: How painful is it for you to get up on an average weekday morning? (on a scale of 0-10, using the handy guide below)

0. Waking up turns me on. I have trouble falling asleep just knowing that I get to wake up the next morning
1. I don't even think about it, I just get up.
2. It's not my favorite thing to do, but its better than going to the dentist.
3. Its not so painful, but it would definitely feel better to keep sleeping
4. I'm generally unhappy that I have to get out of bed
5. Yeah, it definitely hurts
6. I'd rather go to the dentist
7. I feel like I've been hit by a Mack truck
8. The pain that courses through my veins as I try to wake up causes me to fight and often lose great moral and emotional battles in the 10 minutes that it normally takes me to decide whether to take a sick day or just get up.
9. I'm pretty sure that brain cells are dying the first hour or two that I am awake in the morning.
10. This must be what a migraine feels like. to infinity. Anything but sleep is evil
11. I feel mostly dead. That life sucking machine from the Princess Bride must have felt good compared to this.

Note that 9-11 also usually include the battles spoken of in 8. And...7-11 are all very similar in degree, I'll grant that. A mack truck just may leave you mostly dead. (yeah, and don't get me wrong, I love my dentist. I just know that I'm one of the few that do...)

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


I think by tomorrow I might be used to the fact that I have to get up so early for always comes as a shock after the weekend. The problem is that by Thursday the tiredness of the week starts to set in, and it becomes more difficult to get up again. I think wednesday is the easiest weekday to get out of bed. I'm pretty sure.

This past weekend was filled with nice relaxingness. John came up and we had some fun...acted like true 80's weirdos at an 80's party. We did some exploring near massive radio towers, caught a fish, and did lots of chatting and so forth...exchanging of gifts, etc. I don't see John enough.

Anyway, I want a fish. Any helpful anecdotes on owning a fish?

Friday, March 03, 2006


right now my car is thirsty for anti-freeze...but apparently people like it too. I heard about this a while ago...check it out:

the truth

ok, I admit it, I have blog-envy. It seems that quite often other people have more interesting posts than I do, or they actually express my very thoughts, before I can. Oh well.