Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Kara and I met when I was a youth pastor in Gilmer. We hit it off and eventually got together. Our relationship started at the Gilmer airport one October 23rd night exactly 10 years ago yesterday.

So I recreated the evening yesterday by taking her on a surprise date to the DFW airport. There is this really cool observation park area there that you can go watch planes land and take off. I had gotten dinner, warmed it up, and packed a picnic dinner for two.

After that, we went to Corner Bakery and had dessert, then off to Downtown Dallas on Elm Street to the Majestic Theater to see Jim Gaffigan.

It was a great night. And Hot Pockets are funny every single time.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


It has been far too long since I have posted. Life has been crazy! At work, I'm working more hours and Rylan has begun to walk a little bit, so I'm chasing him around.

I finally took some vacation time this week and we went to the Yamboree in Gilmer. It's a celebration of Yams. There is a carnival, livestock show, 2 parades, and everybody brings something to sell. For more information on the Yamboree, go to Kara's blog.

Kya was on one of the floats this year, so we spent a little extra time in Gilmer than usual. While the Yamboree has it's high points, I'm not a huge fan since I'm not from Gilmer. I still managed to avoid the actual carnival part, where the truly interesting people are.

If you've ever been to my house, you know that when we bought the place, it had no back yard, but a putting green back there. I myself have plenty of reasons to cuss without taking up golf again, so recently Kara and I pulled up the putting surface. It's been rolled up and sitting next to my "trash area" by the curb in the ally for almost 2 weeks now.

It's monster heavy, so I had to use a dolly to get it out there, but Kara and I moved it out there by ourselves with really, not a lot of trouble. So, the day the trash ran the first time, I came home and all my trash was gone...except the roll of putting carpet. On it, was a note, stating why it was not taken. "Too Heavy (over 50lbs)" it read.

Seriously? You can't lift over 50 lbs? What the heck do I pay you for Waste Management!? Manage my waste!

So today, after looking at it propped against the fence for 2 weeks, I unrolled it, cut it into strips, rolled them up, and tied them up like a freaking graduation degree and stacked them neatly in a pile by the road as is required by the company that handles garbage.

Then I had an idea...

So I went inside to where our Christmas supplies were and got some ribbon and a pair of scissors and put a FREAKING BOW ON THAT PILE OF TRASH.

The lengths you have to go to just to throw away trash these days....

Take THAT society!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Ravi Zacharias

This guy is pretty well known among the debate circuit. I thought it was interesting. Enjoy.

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Smartest Guys in the Room

I heard something this morning in a podcast that I thought was amazing. It's something that is very common sense, I just liked the way that it was worded.

I was listening to a podcast from Northpoint Community Church and the speaker was discussing the difference between intelligence and wisdom. He put it this way:

Intelligence is the gaining and pursuing of knowledge. Wisdom is the application of said knowledge.

Brilliant. Sometimes it's difficult to explain the difference.

Friday, August 21, 2009

It's Not a Scary Room

This blog is mainly so that I can remember some of the funny things Kya has said the past few days.

Tonight, my niece Abby spent the night here with us. Abby was scared of the dark and Kya said, "Don't be scared. It's not a scary room. It's a happy room...with princesses."

Kya likes for me to tell her stories too, and tonight in the story, I told her that boy unicorns were white and girl unicorns were pink (which sounds pretty reasonable to me) to which she said, "That's weird."

And if you didn't catch this on Kara's Facebook, the other night she prayed before going to bed and her prayer was this: "Dear God, thank you for my Kara, my daddy, and all my peoples. The end."

I love that little weirdo.