Sunday, April 29, 2007
We didn't stay to the end because Bryan had a sleep-over birthday party to go to and we had something special to go to too. Emily and I took Bradley to his first ever concert. We went to see the groups Audio Adrenalin and Mercy Me. It was a great concert and Bradley loved it. He has recently fallen in love with music, especially after getting an iPod for his birthday.
This was Audio Adrenalin's last performance ever. It was nice to be there for that, but honestly I was most impressed with "Mercy Me". Their heart for God as they played was so nourishing to our soul.
We got home pretty late (11:30pm) and I still had a technical proposal to prepare for church the next day. By the time I went to bed it was 12:30am. 5 hours later I was up to help set up for church. This was just my third Sunday with the video ministry and I'm so glad I've been paying attention, because Wallace (the 'regular' guy) had a bunch of welts after diving last night and wasn't going to make it to church today! I was going to be solo! I worked hard and was sweating like a pig when church started (ewwww...), but I had everything running 10 minutes before the service began. Good thing nothing went wrong because I had almost no time left for troubleshooting. Actually if my proposal is adopted, it should make set up and take down a bit easier.
I was hoping to go to our church's beach baptism in the afternoon, but honestly I was just "spent". Went home, put ice on my elbow, and took a nap. Spent the rest of the afternoon clearing emails and updating some blogs.
Peace Love and Busy Weekends,
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Seems like there is a lesson in there regarding the importance of context.
In this image, blocks A and B are the same color!
The following 2 images are NOT animated (despite what you may be seeing!)
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
This rather large rocket had a very interesting launch as it "chugged" on the launch pad, as if it were hesitant about flying. Rightly so I suppose, because the wind was high and the rocket's recovery system did not deploy properly. I also lost my rocket today to a failed recovery system (got half of it back, but the body detached from the parachute at apogee).
Oh well, I met a bunch of great new people and now have an excuse to buy another rocket.
Friday, April 20, 2007
I am obviously talking about my brand new Kangaroo Scrotum leather bag! (Well at least as new as could be after the Kangaroo was done with it). They are all the rage!
My cubicle neighbor Sid was getting me some change out of a nice seamless leather bag and I made a comment about it. He told me it was a tanned leather roo scrotum! I said "Oh." and immediately looked for someplace to wash my hands!
Anyways, yesterday he said he had some extra ones (can you ever really have too many?) and wanted me to have one. I thanked him graciously for it and now I'm trying to figure out what to put in it! Obviously it should be something small and valuable! The package said that the old Australian pioneers tied it around their neck and stored their gold in it. It might be a great place for ball bearings, threaded nuts or some family jewelry (OK already, enough with THOSE jokes!)
How do you get the raw materials for these anyways? The bags are supposed to be good luck, but it doesn't seem to have worked for the original owner. Chalk that right up there with rabbit's feet.
It has even made it into the local news. You can check out Charles Memminger's column in the Star Bulletin regarding this very topic by clicking HERE.
Well if you want to be the first on your block to have one, you can get one for yourself at the "Scrotum Gift Shop" in Australia. They come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and there is a price break if you order in bulk, up to 1000 scrotums! (OUCH!)
Good to know.
Peace, Love and ...Oh never mind,
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Peace Love and Steady-as-she-goes,
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
They are waiting for the cardiologist to come and confirm that their are no clots in his heart or anything. He will likely be at Maui Memorial (Room 511) for a few more days.
I got a call yesterday evening from Mom saying that Dad was in the emergency room and may have had a mini-stroke. (Technically a TIA. Click on link for more info). He had been experiencing slurred speech and some dizziness that came and went over the course of 4 days! I'm told this kind of event can be indicative of a larger, more serious event in the coming months. Mom writes all about it in her blog -"What a Difference A Day Makes".
Please pray for my Mom and Dad as they deal with this news. Currently Dad is feeling just fine in the hospital without any symptoms, but if they put him on blood thinners, he may require some more days of observation at Maui Memorial Hospital.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
" Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
(Long silent pause....)
OH MY GOD I'M 40!
When did that happen? (Oh yeah that big party in October....) But I'm not done being a kid yet! Surely there is some kind of extension form I can fill out.
Maybe that's why I went to the gym yesterday, and to the archery range this morning. But I was shocked that I couldn't finish my archery because of my forearm pain. I got a brace for it now which helps some.
Just as well, when I left the archery range it started to rain pretty heavily and the most awesome rainbow came out.
Is this the beginning of my midlife crisis? Cool! Doesn't that mean I get to do one big foolish thing to recapture my youth before I settle down and live sensibly? Options include buying a Porsche, getting a tattoo, taking up skydiving....Hmmm so many choices!
Let's poll the audience...
What do you think I should do for my big mid-life crisis event? Respond in the comments area and have fun.
Peace Love and Mid Life Panic!
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Monday, April 09, 2007
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Peace Love and Science,