Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Movie Critiques from real people not cynical critics.
So much for buying the latest and greatest fishing tackle.
Anyone looking for an early Christmas or Mother's Day Present?
Utah's Arches are falling down, falling down, falling down!
Not your average How-To site.
HOLY EXHAUST BATMAN! Only 110 grand for a Batmobile with only 58 miles???
And you though mix-tapes were dead?
Extremely rare! Two-Headed baby in Bangledesh, unfortunately doesn't make it.
Monday, August 25, 2008
It was another pretty chill weekend for us, in fact I think I'll phone in the update today, since Dani gave a pretty good rundown of it on her blog yesterday.
They only things I might add are that we did go to the beach, and for a swim, even though I had to convince Dani to go in the water, it was so nice.... as always. Also, on Saturday morning, I ran from my house to Dani's house! From San Clemente to Dana Point, it was about 8 miles. It was a great run, but its wierd to me now, 8 miles sounded like a lot when I was only running 3 or 4, but now its like, well if you can run 8 you can run 10 or 12 or 15, I mean its only 1/3 of a marathon!
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Can you name the 100 most common English words? GO! (This is fun, I only got 38. Either I have a very small vocabulary, or I only use really big words.)
Ever need to make some quick edits on a photo on some other PC?
Only in Texas.
If you thougth gasoline was stinky, try running your car on poop! ( I just love that CNN used poop in an article title. )
Hot deals on shades, accessories, and crap you don't need. One deal at a time.
Looks like the US will prevail in overall medals, but China's taken a commanding lead in Golds.
YouTube of the Week!
Monday, August 18, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sorry for the delay, I know you've been waiting for the update. It was yet another completely fun filled weekend, so let's get to it.
The weekend started early as we had a half day on Friday because DealerSocket, the company I work for (also the best company in the world, really, we won an award naming us that), had our 3rd annual Beach Luau. So we went down to the beach, Dani came with, got to meet all the work peeps. We hung out, grilled, played some football. Good times. Then Dani and I took off as we had a double date with Phirsten (our couple name for Phil and Kirsten). We went to the spectrum to see Dark Knight, finally. It was a great movie. Lots of fun superhero action, but also lots of plot, thinking, crime drama kinda stuff, to keep you interested.
We got up early for the FUEL Grow Hike. We went out to Whiting Ranch wilderness for a 'moderate' hike. Of course it was claimed to be moderate by Mike Landa, my buddy that runs 100 mile ultra marathons. So it was a decent hike. We read some verses together, prayed, and talked about finding time alone with God. It was cool to get out and hike with some friends.
After being good and athletic for a while we thought we go to The Hat for lunch for some good ol' pastrami dip sandwhiches and a bag full of french fries. Delicious.
Then Dani and I got to spend some time relaxing at my place and nap in the hammock under the sun shade, storing up some energy for our next activity. Last week Dani asked if I could teach her how to play basketball!! That's right she, just out of the blue asked me to take her to play basketball. (Guys, in case you're getting any ideas, you might want to click this.) So I was super excited to, so we scouted out a vacant basketball court in Dana Point. I thought that we could just have some fun playing around, maybe give her a few pointers. But as often happens with Dani, I was pleasantly surprised to see that she was a super quick study, and picked up skills like a champ, and even better, wants to play again!
The evening was spent grilling at our friend Scott's house. Lots of food, fun, and friends. We grilled, ate, drank, swam, jacuzzied, smoked cigars. Good times. One disappointment however, I bought a Heineken mini-keg to share. But it sucked! Has anyone used one of these before? All it did was spew out foamy beer. OK, two disappointments. At the end of the night we discovered that Scott had one of those little Fischer Price picnic tables. I thought it'd be fun to try and sit in it. It wasn't that fun, for me, for everyone, lots of fun. I was stuck, but did anyone try and help me out? No. They all stood around laughing pointing and saying, "NO don't move, I'll go get my camera!"
Dani and I finally went kayaking in Newport Harbor! We've been wanting to do that for a while now. And it was all we hoped for. The harbor is even bigger than we thought, once you're in the water. We paddled for over 3 hours and about 7 miles, and still didn't even see half of it. My favorite part though was the fish! There were fish (Yellowfin Croaker, I think) LEAPING out of the water, sometimes as high as 3-4 feet! And they were everywhere, so I'm definetely bringing my pole next time.
We saw these huge seals jumping up on the boats that were moored in the middle of the harbor, and they would play king of the mountain pushing each other off the boat and barking when victorious.
(One for the One Armed Album!)
Friday, August 8, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
This could definetely encourage me to wake up.
Shop and Save by sharing hot deals.
When flowers hurt... why don't we do this at the Rose Parade?!?!
Will China keep it from raining tomorrow???
Yet another reason why the Ruskies are hard core.
You thought that one lane back road you take home was scary? Check these roads out.
Hollywood, by The Numbers.
Monday, August 4, 2008
Here's some video I took of the dolphins jumping just in front of the catamaran, the video doesn't do it justice, but it gives you an idea.
Saturday night, Dani and I checked out the Saturday night service at Mariner's. It was cool! A much smaller crowd, but still a great service. Then we went home and watched Batman Begins, I had never seen it, and loved it, so now I'm ready for Dark Night!
We got up early again and went up to Newport to kayak in the back bay with Dani's Maid of Honor, Donna. It was very peaceful and quiet in the back bay. And fish were jumping all over the place! We'll definetely have to go back there with a rod.
Dani had plans with friends the rest of the day, and I spent the rest of the afternoon around the house, it was nice to get some stuff done, but it was nicer to lay in the new hammock, under the sun shade, in the 70 degree breeze, drink a Heineken, read a book, and love life. I didn't plan on going down to the beach, as I already felt like the weekend was too good to be true, but I got online to check the conditions anyway. When I saw the water was 74 degrees, I couldn't resist running down for a swim. I planned on just dipping in for about 20 minutes, but conditions were so perfect, I couldn't bring myself to get out and stayed in the water for 2 hours! The waves were just the right size, for the best body surfing I've ever experienced! I wouldn't have thought it possible, but it was yet another wonderfully freeing experience.
Then to top it all off, we had a core leadership team meeting at our pastor's house. And what did Justin want to talk about all night? Freedom. What makes you feel free, and what freedom are you fighting for? It was an appropriate and fitting end to an amazing weekend.
Friday, August 1, 2008
After all the buzz the mosaic post from last Friday generated, I thought I would make a mosaic of my family's mosaics. Here we have mine, Dani's, Ashley's, Aunt Linda's, Brent's, Kim's, and two from Mom. Mom couldn't decide on the pictures, so she had to do two. I know, wierd, she's normally so decisive!
(Click on the pic for a big view)