Archive for February, 2008

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From the archives

February 23, 2008

I was going to pull up one old post and put it up here, but instead I decided to pull some of my favorite snippets from various posts, hope you enjoy…

Anyway, I brought the test home, threw it on the bed and wandered off to play around on the internet… err, I mean study my Sunday School lesson. An hour later Cristina walked in with a little white stick that she had colored two pink lines onto.

“Hey that’s very good honey, maybe tomorrow we can go to Barnes & Noble and get you a coloring book.”

Then she threw up everywhere. And that’s how we knew she was pregnant.

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More Internet Fun…

February 23, 2008

I got a little stocking stuffer book a couple years ago that was full of those pithy little sayings that end up on church signs across this great country. You know, phrases like:

“Forbidden Fruit Creates Many Jams”

And other theological one-liners.

In association with this, there are a couple fun sites that I’ve found…

http://www.churchsigngenerator.com/

Just like it sounds, you enter in the text and the website places it onto an image of a church sign, like this…

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Kinda fun huh?

The second site is kind of the same idea as my little book except they have site visitors submit images of church signs where something has gone terribly wrong — http://crummychurchsigns.blogspot.com/ — Misspelled words, missing letters, and phrases where the author didn’t quite think the implications of their words all the way through. These are often enhanced by commentary from the submitters, here’s an example:

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I can’t believe I asked for pink shag carpet in my mansion in heaven.

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I think I am voting for Barack Obama

February 23, 2008

Update: I just noticed that this post is poorly organized because it’s sort of a stream of consciousness thing, just go with it…

Sorry if this post is long or boring but I am writing it for two reasons:

  1. So Sariah can later read about what her Dad thought of political issues when he was young.
  2. Because I need to put my arguments down “in print” to make sure they are sound.

I recently took a little online quiz to see what candidate I most agree with (i.e., who I should vote for based upon my ideals.) Much to my chagrin, my stance on a litany of issues falls most commonly in line with John McCain. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Developmental Milestones

February 22, 2008

So Sariah has been hitting several of her developmental milestones slightly ahead of schedule, according to the time line laid out by the “American Pregnancy Association” (Although frankly, I think they are sticking their big fat pregnant bellies where they don’t belong — shouldn’t they be focusing on the womb? Save the infant development studies for organizations like the “Pediatric Society” or the “Association for Proving that your Kid is Dumber or Smarter than your Neighbors Kid”).

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Sariah’s recent photoshoot.

February 19, 2008
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A miraculous blanket

February 19, 2008

It’s time for some news on Sariah…

To start, a few technical points:

  1. Sariah turns 5 months old on the 27th of this month
  2. She is healthy and gaining weight (although this is ideal for now, we will try not to tell her as she gets older that she is gaining so much weight. That would probably be counter-productive).
  3. She’s about 12 lbs now and is approximately 50″ tall (Well, I had to tell the carnival ride operator that was her height so he would let her onto “The Zipper” roller coaster. She loved it so much, she was unconscious with joy by the end of the ride.)
  4. Her curveball now drops almost six inches by the time it reaches home plate

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Souplantation

February 19, 2008

Cristina, Sariah, and I went to Souplantation for lunch today along with my sister and her kids.

Souplantation is kind of an odd place for me. I feel like I am a head of cattle. The resturant entry is designed to corral your party into a manageable herd and then you are led down along the salad bar to graze amongst the greenery. This particular strategy is pure genius because I have never seen a plate of food multiply faster than a salad.

“Oh, I’ll just have a small salad” you blindly think to yourself, “and then go on to the regular foods”.

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