…in case you were wondering.


God Tube
March 31, 2007, 1:08 pm
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A year later, we had to expect it. Here is the newest installment of Christian culture trying to “compete”. GodTube features (filtered) videos raging from MercyMe videos to the “Theology of the iPod”.

Today’s “featured” video is a man on the street (I assume in Southern California) convincing a KISS impersonator he is headed straight to Hell… if a tour bus jumps the curb and runs him over. Sound familiar Shaun?

I have my own concerns, including the fact that the window is too small to embed on blogs. What are your thoughts?

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Children See, Children Do.
March 29, 2007, 12:59 pm
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(HT:JB)



Blistered Palms
March 29, 2007, 12:23 am
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I don’t do much manual labor these days…and you know what? I’m cool with that.

Yesterday I realized that it was officially time to mow the lawn. All my neighbors have mowed their lawns at least three or four times this season already and my yard was the crappy looking one on the block. Yeah… I know… it’s totally a peer pressure thing but, if my neighbors had crappy yards, I would too. But they don’t so I decided I needed to get going on it before it got to out of control and we got kicked out of the neighborhood for being white trash.

From start to finish my yard takes just over an hour to mow. It’s kind of a pain and I really wish someone else was doing it, but it’s my role as a man right?

About half way into the yard I realized that my hands were starting to throb and ache as if they were bleeding. I refused to look assuring myself, “This is what real work feels like”. I pressed on. Lap after lap of my front and back yard, until finally the circle was small enough that I could swipe it with one, straight line and park this machine back in the garage for a week (or two).

After I put the mower away, I looked at my hands and there was a clear, red stripe across both hands and on both sides of each palm, two large blisters. My wife hasn’t really stopped making fun of me for it, but they hurt, and mowing lawns is way harder than typing.

So for all you “non-manly”, not-so-wild-at heart” guys, I understand the appreciation of sensitive skin. Now I need to go soak.



Music I Wish I Had Written. (Continued)
March 27, 2007, 5:20 pm
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Delirious – Miracle Maker



In Case You Missed It…
March 24, 2007, 3:32 am
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Shaun wrote:
If you live in the Houston/Sugarland area and love Pappasito’s, come worship there with us Saturday. Meet us at the Sugarland Pappasito’s at 5PM and we’ll grab a big ol’ table for a couple dozen and gorge ourselves. God bless Pappasito’s.

Here’s the address and a number for Brody to call when he gets lost:

Pappasito’s Mexican Cantina
13750 Southwest Frwy., Sugar Land 77478
(281) 565-9797

Hopefully plenty of people show up. We will be the ones in the back behind these (so-called) amazing fajitas seeing if Texas can redeem itself to me.

See you there.



California v. Texas (Part One)
March 23, 2007, 7:51 pm
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Last week, on our trip to California, Shaun and I shared a plane with Randy Jackson. Sure, everyone on the plane was rude, disgusted that you were sitting next to them and refused to turn of their electronic devices, but let me tell you, that flight didn’t have anything on our flight today to Texas.

We left Nashville this morning and flew to Houston on a pretty empty flight. So far so good. After a short layover in Houston and some pizza for lunch, we boarded our short flight to Corpus Christi. Even though we were in the “A” boarding group, the flight was pretty full and seats were limited. Shaun grabbed the first aisle seat he saw, and I started to squeeze into the middle seat next to him and another (pretty large) guy. Shaun pointed to an aisle seat a few rows away and said, “There’s another aisle, if you want that”.

I sat down next to two middle aged women, probably in their forties, laughing and having a good time. The first thing the lady in the middle seat said to me was, “I had Jack Daniel’s for breakfast”. Goodie gumdrops.

The two were headed to Corpus Christi to see the “HUGE ZZ Top concert”…. Of corse they were.

The one next to the window, Amy, in the Lynard Skynard shirt, was clearly more wasted than the one in the middle and kept referring to different sexual acts, and pill addiction. Lovey, in the middle, wearing a men’s long sleeve shirt with an embroidered cowboy, kept apologizing for her friends rudeness and continually asked me if we were “there yet”.

I knew I had found myself in a blog-worthy experience so I pulled out the book I have been reading, written by the guy who read all of the Encyclopedia Brittanica’s, and pretended to read and listened to the absurd conversations going on next to me.

“Are you some sort of religious freak?”, Lovey asked.

“What?”

“You’re reading a book. Are you all religious and crap?”

“It’s a book written by a guy that read the Encyclopedias”.

Uninterested and drunk she had already turned away and was talking to her friend again.

Turns out they both work at an oil field trucking company and are headed out to see the ZZ Top concert tonight, and tomorrow are going to Anger Management classes sponsored by their company. The longer the flight, the louder they got and eventually got to the point where the entire plane was turned around looking at our three seats. I turned and looked down the aisle at Shaun,
“Welcome to Texas” I mouthed.



Tuck
March 22, 2007, 5:15 am
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