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Archive for December, 2006

Merry Christmas – You Will Die

Someone with the surname (he’s british) Grue asked me to be his facebook friend awhile ago.  I figured this was a good idea – we are probably distantly related, so I might as well keep tabs on the guy.  Plus there’s power in numbers, see I never would’ve found this on my own:

gruecrossing.jpg

Thanks Gary!  And a Merry Christmas to everybody!

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Enough with the kittens!

Jess and I had several laugh attacks last night:

“Somebody who searches for your name checks my blog quite a bit” – me (followed by a few minutes of brainstorming)

“hmm…maybe it’s my mom?” – Jess

“Oh yeah, maybe, you should ask her if she’s read my blog.” – me

“Oh – she doesn’t know what a blog is.” – Jess

Laugh attack

Talking about good names for future children:

“Larry….” – Jess

“Lloyd….” – me

“I always think about Heather’s boyfriend, Allen. Who names an infant Allen?”

Laugh attack

Other than that, we cried laughing as we recalled some good times in the dorms with Smarterchild (Jess got to know him/her unironically well), this one story about kittens was great, and a few raps that we made up on the spot also caused some severe laugh attacks.

Merry Christmas everybody!! May your laughter be plentiful!

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More than all I need

Alternate Title:  A Bottomless Pit of Wants 

When life’s not going well, it’s easy to rationalize dissapointment.  If I just had this job, if I just had good friends, if I just got a vacation, if I got this raise, if I wasn’t sick, I would be so much more satisfied with life.  But what about when all of that is in order? 

Even when you can’t find a thing to complain about, it can always be better.

My flesh takes battle with the Spirit all the time – usually making excuses for my desires helps me ignore the conflict, but I don’t know how to rationalize anymore.  Today I was feeling very convicted as I read from Haggai 1:

Now, therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts: Consider your ways.  You have sown much, and harvested little. You eat, but you never have enough; you drink, but you never have your fill. You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm. And he who earns wages does so to put them into a bag with holes. (v 5-6)

I know that I have a God who is enough, and hoping in Him and His Will won’t dissapoint.  I’m grateful for this, but can’t help but be dissapointed in myself when I see myself resembling a Greyhound dog.  I can chase after the bone, but it will always be just out of my reach.  Can anyone relate?

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Parent Quotes

On the phone while I was at the MSP airport:

“….You’re mom is beautiful for an old broad” – Pops
“Dad!” – me
“That was a compliment!” – Pops

While light looking, in regard to a house lit up completely with red lights:

“Oooh, look at that one” – Mom
“Yeah…it looks kind of satanic” – me
“Mmhmm…isn’t it pretty?” – Mom

At IHOP:

“I have to show you all the papers you’ll need as executor of our Will…” – Mom
“Okay, can we not talk about this now?” – me
“…I want my body donated to medicine, and then when they’re done, they’ll cremate it for free. We already got an urn.” – Mom
“What?!” – me
“It’s above the TV” – Mom

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Parents Weekend!

It’s always a little easier to get up on days like today….

I get to spend the weekend with my parents!!!  VACATION!!!!  Casino Buffets!  Hours and hours of playing Hearts!!!  The swing thing on my parents’ patio!!!  Airplane rides!!!  My parents’ humor!!!  Not going to work!!!  Running up a mountain!!!  Relaxation!!!

I can’t wait to get this weekend started!  3 hours, 18 minutes to go!

EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!!!!!!

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Boarshead Rd is about an 1/8 of a mile long – it takes you through the woods to my apartment.  Except for the ocassional deer sighting, it’s basically been an uneventful road. 

Today was different.  Boarshead was slippery.  Three cars collided and took each other down into the ditch.  I too lost control of my brakes and spun out into the ditch.  Here’s how it went down, in great artistic detail:

I felt so bad for the people ahead in the accident – that is the worst feeling.

Will somebody please salt Boarshead?

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I am the worst person

Alternate Title:  Ann is now a recurring event in my Outlook

A last minute meeting was scheduled today during the time I normally meet Ann for a couple rounds of very-looked-forward-to Skip-Bo.  She graciously postponed her lunch to accommodate, but then my meeting went long, so yet still Ann was left without a friend in our cafeteria. 

I now have Ann booked for Wednesdays 11:30-12:30, so that I will be unavailable during that time.  You really are priority, Ann, and I’m so sorry I stood you up! 

Can I meet you at the Emporium Extraordinaire and buy you a Watchamacallit?  Can I get you a soda too?  Whatever you want.  A pony?

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