Wednesday, February 21, 2007

I think I may follow the lead of everyone who used to read this blog and give it up for Lent. Actually, I may apply that to blogging in general. Perhaps I should think about it. Trouble is, I gave up thinking for Lent a long time ago.


I have this theory about the UK pulling out of Iraq. I think pulling out is a lot easier than actually deploying Prince Harry to the region. What a security nightmare that would have been for all involved. And can you think of a worse form of political suicide for Tony Blair than to have a prince get killed in the service? I really don't think of myself as a conspiracy theorist but perhaps when you take this and my thoughts on 9/11 one might begin to wonder.


Tomorrow I go to the ranch to check out a suspected mountain lion situation. There is no quicker way to talk Kendra out of going to the ranch than to tell her there might be a mountain lion in the neighborhood. I would love to be able to debunk the theory, but from what the ranch hand said I am pretty sure my suspicions will only be confirmed.


I may have mentioned this before, but I would really like to find a trustworthy Realtor in the Ruidoso area or perhaps just an individual with something to sell that will cash flow.


Baseball is about to start. I am excited about it. We will have nothing to do with the concession stand other than as customers and regular people working our shift. I am continuing in my path toward complete serenity- even in situations of competition. I almost had a setback the other night when I wanted to tell a referee at a basketball game to exhale (as opposed to what he had been doing the rest of the night) but I didn't. Serenity now...serenity now.


One more weekend of class and then a few projects until I become a certified mediator/arbitrator. Finally something official to add to my resume of "lackey."


I just watched "The Fighting Temptations" the other day. I know it is rather predictable, but I did like the picture of church that ultimately came through. Another church scene in movies that I especially like was the end of "Places in the Heart." When I think about it, there aren't many movie scenes in churches that don't involve weddings. I'm having a hard time thinking of any.


I was thinking the other day that if I were trying to come up with a mix of people that would be an image of Christ, some major ingredients would be Kendra, Rob Cunningham, Dickie Porche, my dad, Joey and so many more that I will probably mention later. Sometimes you realize how fortunate you are to be witness to some people.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

I honestly don't even know what they meant by this, but it makes me uncomfortable.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Look aMike

First, as Dave Barry would say, I am not making this up.

I was taking a class in Dallas this weekend and, as always, you meet new people even if they say familiar things. Sure enough, one gentleman came up to me Thursday night and introduced himself.

“I’m sure you get this all the time.”

I instantly knew where this was going. Rarely does a week go by when someone doesn’t tell me I look like Matthew Broderick. I began to nod, knowingly as he went on.

“You look just like, M-“

“Yeah,” I said. “I hear it pretty often.”

Then he said something that floored me. I had never heard this one before. I mean, he looks okay for his age, I guess. Sure, he’s probably in better shape than I. Our balding patterns are different. But he’s FIFTY for cryin’ out loud!

“You do!” he continued. “You look like Mike Cope!”