Monday, March 24, 2008

Relay For Life

As you may know, Leah and I both have relatives who have battled cancer. In some cases, they've won the battle. In other cases, they've come up short. We've both been touched by the disease however.

For the past two years we've dropped by the Relay For Life event held in Boone to see the opening ceremonies and to take the "family lap" with my mother. Last year as we were leaving we started talking about joining a team to fully participate in the 2008 event. We thought that perhaps we could get something going at one of our places of employment. As the months went by, we made some changes that lead to us being invited to join a team with our new church.

So here we are - 2/15ths of the Methodist Team A. Not the most clever team name in the world, I'll give you that, but it works. There's a logo for the Relay For Life over on the right sidebar of this page. If you're inclined to support this very worthy cause, and to help us reach our fundraising goal, I invite you to click on this logo to be taken to our donation page.

Thanks for your support!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Sometimes people are funniest when they don't mean to be

My wife and I were talking about Beatles songs earlier this weekend. I'm not sure why although, sadly, it was probably because of American Idol.
Anyway, I mentioned the song "Yesterday". Leah said "That was played at my parents' wedding".

I almost hurt myself laughing.

You do know the lyrics, right? It starts:
All my troubles seemed so far away,
Now it looks as though they're here to stay,
Oh, I believe in yesterday.

I'm not half the man I used to be,
There's a shadow hanging over me,
Oh, yesterday came suddenly

Once I caught my breath and told her what the lyrics were she puzzled it over for a few seconds before deciding that perhaps that wasn't the song after all. (Side note - she's thinking of the song "If" by Bread. I read it in the newspaper clippings from their wedding that I saw while we were in Mississippi earlier this month).

Even now I don't think she's given much thought to why I find this so funny.

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Easter Bunny picture

Holden wants nothing to do with the Easter Bunny - hates him in fact - so he's missing from this picture.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

I could be cranky this summer

According to my weather widget, it's 54 degrees outside right now.
Explain to me then why the thermometer on the bulletin board in my office looks like this:

Something's got to get fixed before it gets too warm outside. I don't want to start looking for a job in a Honduran sweat shop just to get cooler working conditions.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Poor Holden is cutting four

Poor Holden is cutting four molars right now. That has to hurt!

New blog time

Yeah, so this probably doesn't look much different to you. If it doesn't, it's simply because I have a good memory in how to put things back together. You see, I was a bit irritated with...well...everything a little earlier and decided that the "Delete Blog" button would be a nice thing to press in a way to symbolize how I was feeling.

It works as advertised.

While watching the individual files fly off the directory it occurred to me that I kind of liked the template itself. I sort of wished I'd written somethings about it down.

Eh, it's cleansing. A rebirth of the blog. All old posts are gone and it's a clean slate (although the first post about a good quote technically appeared on the last blog, it was only there from late last night on so I'm not going to count it).

A good quote

I'm not positive what the exact quote is but I was listening to an interview on the radio this morning on my way to work. Jan Mickelson had Stephen Covey on his show talking to him about his new book that was released today. The quote was something along the lines of:
You can't talk your way out of something you behaved your way in to.

I think that's fantastic. Covey went on to talk about how you must behave your way out of things you've behaved your way in to and elaborated on how words alone won't cut it.
This is fitting in so many ways right now. From politics (I'm looking at you Sen. Obama) to occurrences in my daily life it is just a perfect thought to meditate on.