Thursday, June 30, 2005


I don't know if I've mentioned it, but I am horribly jealous of my wife's musical ability. She has more skills in her pinkie than I have in my whole body. What's funny is that it comes so easy for her, she doesn't realize the struggle it can be for the rest of us mortal folk. In school, I really struggled with music theory, while she just breezed through. I always hated taking piano, because sitting down in front of those 88 white and black keys made me feel like an incompetent moron( a feeling i don't enjoy). All of my motor skill seemed to leave me when I would sit behind the keyboard. By the grace of God and a few very patient teachers in school, I barely made it through my piano requirements.

I guess it's okay for me to be jealous of my wife, because my love, respect, and admiration greatly outweigh the jealousy.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

humpday haiku

hai·ku def: A Japanese lyric verse form having three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables,traditionally invoking an aspect of nature or the seasons.

Each Wednesday I’ll try to post an original haiku inspired by weekly events. Today, I bring this inaugural offering.

Sitting at my desk
Thinking of stuff for my blog
Haiku it shall be

Feel free to post your own haiku offerings

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

a little quiz

i think one of my new favorite things to do is sit around and play with the Napoleon Dynamite Soundboard. Even though the sound quality is not as good, the Pedro Soundboard is pretty neato too. This is quickly becoming one of my fave movies, but I can't pinpoint why. Lydia likes Kips love song, and walks around the house singing it constantly.

So today i took on of the many tests offered over at quizilla to find out which Napoleon Dynamite character I was.

the results...

You are Tater Tots. Go get your own!!

Which Napoleon Dynamite character are you? brought to you by Quizilla

if you get a chance take their family guy quiz too!

Monday, June 27, 2005


I'm starting to dislike mondays. I've met pastors who acted all depressed on mondays, and I personally aways thought they needed to be medicated. But recently I've started to feel a little run down on monday myself. I guess I'm getting old or something. Most of you know sunday is a big day for me bein' a minister and all. This morning I got up at 10:30. It was great! Now before you start judgin' me consider this: I work 6 days most weeks and besides monday is my day off.

Happy Monday Everyone

Saturday, June 25, 2005


Today Lydia and I got a new digital camera. Great bargain from Staples, who woulda thunk. These are among the first pictures we took. There would be more, but Lydia said I shouldn't ask the Olive Garden waitress to be in our pictures. So I didn't.

We will be going on vacation soon, and we have been wanting a new digital camera. Hopefully, we will be able to add picture on a somewhat regular basis. We don't get to see a lot of our buddies very often since moving to chattanooga. I've always loved pictures, and always hated getting film developed, so this will help. Currently we have about three roles of undeveloped 35mm film. The most recent is at least a year old.

If your curious our new camera is an Olympus C-765.

Friday, June 24, 2005

busy busy busy

Fridays are usually quite busy days for me. There's the whole preparing for sunday worship thing, and it takes a quite while some days. I guess I'm saying this as a sort of disclaimer.

I'm gearing up for the new Harry Potter book that comes out next month. Been a huge fan ever since I read the first one several years ago. So yesterday I started Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. To date it is my favorite. Although Order of the Phoenix was good too. I've always been a fan of children's literature. In fact, if Lydia and I see a book fair we have to stop and normally come home with a carload.

When I was young we didn't have a television. So instead of GI Joe, He-Man, and Smurfs like most kids my age; It was reading for me. Mom and Dad always made sure my older brother and I had lots to read. I still have most of those books. One whole wall in the office at our house is dedicated to all of the books.

It's very cool to see some of the great books I grew up with, like Lord of the Ring, coming to film. I can't wait for the new Narnia movie! The trailer looks great

Thursday, June 23, 2005

live music

I was thinking today about concerts. Last week was riverbend here in chattanooga. I didn’t go because there weren’t many artists that I wanted to see. In addition. I’ve never been a real fan of mingling with the drunken masses. However, If I was I would have gone here. Killer lineup and only an hour away.

What’s the best group, artist, concert you’ve ever seen, and what’s the one that you’ve never seen, but always wanted too.

I guess the best live show I’ve ever seen, was a group called Manhattan Transfer. The vocal jazz group at EKU went to hear them in Danville, KY. They were fabulous, if you’re into the whole vocalharmonyjazzacapellatightvocal thing.

I guess the best show I’ve never seen is a toss up. Lyle Lovett has long been a fave of mine(thanks mark), but I’ve never seen him live. I’m planning to see him next month though. So I guess the other would have to be U2. They’re music has greatly influenced me, along with most everyone else born in my generation.

What’s yours?

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

my guilty little secret

ok I admit it! I'm a huge TV addict! There is nothing I enjoy more more than coming in from a long day at work, popping the top on a frosty ale-8-one and watch the goodies my TiVo has recorded for me. But, It's summertime now, and I'm really starting to suffer withdrawal from all of my regular shows. I've been severely hooked on LOST. It has brilliant writing and features a very talented ensemble cast. During the summer TV drought my attention has turned to an old friend. I've been a trekkie(although i prefer trekker) forever, and never really got to see much of Deep Space Nine when it originally aired. I think it came on at a weird time or something. Now, thanks to spiketv, it comes on twice a day. Even though the wife doesn't understand, I still thoroughly enjoy it. The strange looking alien makeup makes her sick to her stomach or something. I think the reason I enjoy it so much is because it takes me back to when I was a teenager in Louisiana. I miss the homeland a lot, and don't get back to visit enough.

here's the deal

My plan is to post my thoughts on stuff as it happens(or shortly thereafter), what I'm reading(currently Thriving as an Artist in the Church by Rory Noland), and other random musings. I don't do political, so don't look for that. Thanks for stopping by, come back often.

ok, here we go

i'm a little new to this whole blogging thing. this is my first attempt, but here goes