Tuesday, October 10, 2006

New Blog!

Kara and I have started a new blog together.  We decided to go with Blogspot for functionality and usability reasons.  The new blog can be found and https://kickmo.wordpress.com


Wednesday, September 20, 2006

New Beginning

Yep, married now.  Yep yep.  So far, it is VERRRRRRRRRY good.  (you can read into that comment if you like)

To commencerate (real word?) our new life together, Kara and I will soon unite our blogs in holy matrimony and reveal it to the world.

Until then…

…more honeymooning.

Friday, July 07, 2006

We have a wedding site now!




Thursday, July 06, 2006

Rubber bands

Rubber bands were recently added to my facial/bracial repertoire.  It has really complicated my life 😉


Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Fort Collins

This past weekend, Kara and I went to Fort Collins for a wedding.  For those of you who do not know, the Fort is home to Colorado State University, where I have my BA in Computer Science.  Anyhow, it is a wonderful beautiful city.  It would be nice to one day move back there.  This is what I took Kara to do…

1. Gave her a quick tour of the campus.  We also layed around in the middle of the oval for an hour or more.  (we caught some short zzzzzz’s)
2. Drove her by the Cairns house
3. Visited the Starry Night and Wired Bean coffee houses.
4. At lunch at Wash Bar.  As usual, I ordered the Rocky Mountain Oysters and had Kara try them :-0  We also had Sunday lunch on the patio at Cooper Smith’s.  I ordered a green chili beer and had Kara try that too.
5. Toured and sampled both New Belgium and Odell breweries.
6. Quick drive up to Horsetooth resevoir.
7. Hung out with Cairns house folk
8. Walked around old town
9. And last but not least, ate ice cream at the Walrus.
I think Kara is sold on Fort Collins
Monday, June 05, 2006

Buena Vista

This past weekend, Kara and I travelled to Buena Vista, CO.  My aunt and uncle along with their twin daughters moved there from Highlands Ranch two months ago.  This past week was the twin’s (Ella and Clara) 2nd birthday.  So we were down there for a birthday party – my grandparents, sister (and her boyfriend) were also there.

On Saturday, Kara and I were able to spend time babysitting the girls, but Kara did most of the work since they are more drawn to her than me.  They worked Kara over so much that she took two naps!  We decided that everytime the girls said “Hi Kara” or “Hi cousin Nicolas” that we were going to charge Heidi and Dennis $1.  I think we came away with an extra $100 for our efforts.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006



Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Trivia Answer

Yes, all are true.  I’m too predictable I guess


Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Trivia Time

Kara and I just returned from a wonderful and great 3.5 day visit to the pacific northwest, to a land called Bellingham.  Which of the following is true?

A) I didn’t realize, until returning, that I didn’t poop for 4 days.
B) I returned to find a bat in my condo.
C) I discovered that Fort Collins really does NOT have the most coffee shops per capita.
D) All are true
E) Only A and C are true.


Thursday, July 27, 2006

I’ve moved.

It’s been a long busy crazy summer.  Kara and I closed on our condo two weeks ago and then I moved in last weekend.  Most everything has been unpacked in and put in place.  Bean (my cat) loves the place and is playing like a kitten again since there are no dogs around to watch out for!!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

more insomnia bouts

The last month has been catergorized with an extreme lack of sleep.  Tonight was no exception.  It is now almost 3:30AM and I think I’m finally ready for bed.  Good thing I don’t wake up until 6:30AM for work…..

I began my evening by hitting up IHOP at 12:30.  Followed by an endless drive down by the church, then around the east side of Centennial Airport, up Yosemite to Yale, over to Quebec, then all the way up through Commerce City to 88th, jotted over to I-25 via I-76, and finally back home.  It was a good drive to clear the head.



Also, lots of travel coming up.  Next three weekends are as follows

  1. Turquise Lake (near Leadville) – camping with church crew
  2. Buena Vista – the twin’s 2nd birthday
  3. Fort Collins – wedding (e.g. Cairns house reunion ’06)
Monday, May 15, 2006

I Am Not a Mechanic

This is my plight and attempt to change the oil on my motorcycle.

  1. Start motorcycle to warm up the engine.
    (result) Battery is dead.
  2. Remove battery.
    (result) Cannot find the tool I need.
  3. Eventually find tool and remove battery.
    (result) Not enough water in battery.
  4. Run to grocery store to get water (15 minutes wasted)
  5. Charge battery at Kara’s house (thanks for the help Kent!).
    (result) Accidentally didn’t replace the battery caps and brought battery home, unable to plug it in.
  6. Get caps back at Kara’s.
  7. Put battery in slot.
    (result) Negative/ground bolt falls off and into the frame of the motorcycle.
  8. Long story short…look and look and look and look for the bolt.  Looked for 30 minutes.
    (result) Bolt is lost.
  9. Look for a replacement bolt at home.
    (result) None to be found.
  10. Look for a bolt at King Soopers.
    (result) None to be found.
  11. Look for a bolt at Sears.
    (result) None to be found.
  12. Drive around looking for a hardware store.
    (result) None to be found.
  13. Come home, find a hardware store online.
    (result) Went to store and came back with a bolt.
  14. Put battery in slot – attempt #2
    (result) Bolt doesn’t fit.  Realize the nut is missing too.
  15. Go back to hardware store, buy nut.  Come home and attempt battery placement #3.
    (result)  Battery is finally in the slot!!!
  16. Start motorcycle to warm up engine (reference step #1) and ride around for 20 minutes.
  17. Come home to change oil.
    (result)  Wrong tools….need metric not standard sizes.  Use pliers instead.
  18. Finally start to drain oil.
    (result) Can’t get the filter off.  Employ help of roommate.
  19. Roommate finally able himself to loosen filter.
    (result) Oil finally drained.  Ooops, ran out of time, need to go to church.
  20. After church, come home, put on filter and add oil.
    (result) Overfilled oil.  Oh well!!!!
  21. Ride motorcycle to work Monday morning.
    (result) Realize I left my laptop at home.  So need to go back home.
  22. Start motorcycle.
    (result) Battery is dead.

Next Task: change the air filter………

……..which requires that I first remove the gas tank so I can get to the filter.


Thursday, May 11, 2006
I’m tired so I’m going to bed now.  Good night everypeoples…..
Sunday, May 07, 2006

Currently Listening
Everything in Between
By Danny Oertli
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Are you a stumbling block?

Over the past year, I have felt a strong conviction or nudging from the Holy Spirit concerning my actions with, around, and towards others.  Along with searching myself, I was also looking at other Christians in various walks.  To say the least, I was disheartened not delighted, crushed not convinced, disillusioned not devoted.

Over the course of the past two months, I have realized it is God’s Word that can show us real truth…not the truth that we think we “feel” is from God.  Sometimes these feelings are derived from our sin nature, our inward selfishness, and Satan’s attacks.  How often do we look within ourselves and compare what we “feel” to the truth that is so easily accessible to scripture?

During the week I was in San Diego recently, I as able to have quiet mornings to read through and digest Romans and the first six chapters of 1 Corinthians.  I was struck with several thoughts, some of which addresses current situations.  “For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her righteousness shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch.” (Is 63:1)  In lieu of this verse, I wanted to share with everyone the following:

“Therefore, let us stop passing judgment on one another.  Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother’s way.” (Rm 14:13)

The question I asked myself then was “What are some common everyday stumbling blocks?”  Several things came immediately to mind.  Sexual immorality.  Greed.  Idolatry.  Slander.  Drunkenness.  Scripture confirms these all throughout, but for simplicity, I only reference a few.

But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat. (1 Cor 5:11)

For out of the heart comes evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. (Mt 15:19)

For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. (1 Pt 4:3)

Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. (Rm 13:13)

This world, especially American culture, accepts some of these things as normative.  And to top it off, there are those who claim Christ that will justify their actions through their aforementioned feelingsor through their wisdomof the scriptures.  What is the result of our intentional inaccuracies?

Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.   (1 Cor 6:9-10)

“Paul is describing characteristics of unbelievers.  He doesn’t mean that idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals, thieves, greedy people, drunkards, slanderers, or swindlers are automatically and irrevocably excluded from heaven.  Christians come out of all kinds of different backgrounds, including these.  They may still struggle with evil desires, but they should not continue in these practices.  In 6:11, Paul clearly states that even those who sin in these ways can have their lives changed Christ.  However, those who say that they are Christians but persist in these practices with no sign of remorse will not inherit the kingdom of God.  Such people need to reevaluate their lives to see if they truly believe in Christ.”  (commentary from Zondervan’s Life Application Study Bible)

Many Christians have become a stumbling block to themselves and to others.  The real question is,

Are you one?

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Currently Listening
By Dave Matthews Band
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It must be love

Kara and I have reached the stage where I will pop her zits and she will pull stuff out of my braces.

We are sick.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Back home

I was in San Diego last week for a conference.  It was my first time there…and to California for that matter!  And oh man was it a rocking good time.  Business stuff aside, my fun time was spent 1) touring a decommissioned naval carrier, the USS Midway  2) eating lots of seafood  3) hanging out at local venues  4) trying local brews  5) walking through the gaslamp district and  6) seeing the ocean for the first time…at 10 pm at night during high tide.

But now I’m back in Denver and go back to the slave ‘n grind in another day.  I’ll be back next year though…hopefully with Kara by my side!!  Which, btw, I am still not sure how her and I made it through the week like we did without each other.  This was the longest time we’ve ever been apart…..even before we started dating!

Monday, April 17, 2006

Currently Listening
By Linkin Park
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KC trip

Weird interaction.  Kara’s ex-boyfriend is a son of her old church’s pastor.  At the wedding this past weekend, this dude didn’t show up for the ceremony, but showed up just in time for the reception.  Anyhow, he “bravely” walked up to Kara and I to “talk”.  Long story short, anyone would have been able to identify that he was being unreal and fake in his interactions and questions.  Sometimes I wish I was more witty in my responses because he asked the question “So are you two enjoying the wedding?”  All I could do was say yes, smile, and find a way to get him away.  What I really wish is that I would have told him was, “It is so wonderful to hear the stories of how God brings together two people and celebrate their union!”…smile…then look at Kara (smiling of course).  That would have been soooo devious, yet fun.

Other than that, it was a typical weekend of meeting people, laughing, drinking coffee, telling stories, getting caught in a tornado, and drinking more coffee.  Oh, and the drive across Kansas drained me.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Its been awhile….

Wow, I have “a lot” to say to get everyone caught up on my latest happenings.

1) Last Tuesday I went to a concert with my friend Greg, who is an awesome God-fearing, Christ-loving man.  The concert was the Tooth and Nail tour featuring Anberlin, Emery, and some other folks.  I had seen Anberlin a little over 2 years ago in Boulder…and oh man were they awesome.  So I was stoked to see them again.  But they sucked this time.  Whomever set up their equipment and whomever was running the soundboard, did not do a good job at all.  Their sound was extremely washed out with drums and bass.  No guitars.  No vocals.  It was soooooo bad.  The funny part is that you could see all the teenagers acting like it was the greatest music E-V-E-R.

To end the night, Emery came on stage.  I had never seen them live before and, in fact, had only recently been turned on to the band.  Their sound was very reminicient of Anberlin, except that Emery made adjustments throughout the show.  By the end of it all, I was pleased to see them.  They are so wild on stage and entertaining to watch.

2) Last weekend Kara and I along with two good friends from church, Blake and Sarah, went to the Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale in Hutchinson, KS.  I had looked at the weather on Tuesday…the prediction was sunny and 70’s for both days, which surprised me because it rains almost EVERY year at the sale.  Alas it was not.  Friday was a “disaster” at 40 degrees and raining.  I wasn’t disappointed that it rained, just correct in that it would   Saturday’s weather was very pleasent.  Anyhow, the sale was a good time as always and I was given the chance to talk with folks that I only get to see every year.  I love to be a servant for the Lord, especially with an event that has been a big part of my life…my entire life.

3) Finally, this weekend Kara and I have to make another trip back to KC for a wedding.  It will be great, but I will be done with the back-to-back trips across the great plains of Kansas!!!!!!  More to come once that event is done.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Happy Day

Happy 24th birthday Kara Janell Reimer!

We had three different events for Kara’s birthday.  Saturday night, we went with her best friend, Libbey, and her husband, to a fantastic sushi restaurant.  Kara and I dined on a variety of sushi including salmon eggs, tuna, eel, squid, octopus, and other stuff too.  Afterwards, we went to nice jazz club in south metro Denver.  It was a fun evening.

Sunday, we had a great luncheon with Kara’s parents, Kent and Jan.  Fettichini alfredo with shrimp, a vegetable concoction, fresh bread, and homemade cheesecake.  The best part, though, was her first “gift”.  So you see, Kent and Jan were leaving today for a vacation in Israel.  They needed to leave for the airport very early in the morning.  For two weeks I was telling Kara things like, “Oh, it is going to suck that you have to get up at 4AM on your own birthday” and “Are you going to be able to stay awake for your birthday since you have to get up and at 4AM?”.  When Kara was given the gifts from her parents, is when I then told her that I too had an early present…when I said “I’m taking your parents to the airport”, her eyes got REALLY wide and then she had a big grin.  It was a real surpise…which is the reaction I desired. 

Tonight (her actual birthday) I am hosting a party at the Stable with all of our friends.  I am cooking up the world’s largest batch of bisquits and gravy for all attendees (20 people maybe?), brewing a large pot ‘o coffee, and pulling out the board games.

What fun!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Sad day

Logistical conflicts have set-back Kara and I to only about a 5% chance to go to Italy in May and June.  Fortunately there should be future opportunity to go and help distribute the Book of Hope, etc.

Jim – thanks for all the updates you’ve been doing on your xanga lately.  It is really nice to read up on the happenings in your life.  I hope you do get to choose the country of your choice!

My cell phone continued to get worse and worse.  Over the past couple of weeks it would just randomly shut itself off.  I went into the cingular store to see if I was “due” for an upgrade.  Long story short, I got the new Motorola RAZR phone (MSRP $300) with Bluetooth technology for $4.99.  Isn’t that phenominal?!?

Do note my phone number has not changed.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Scrubs U.S.A.

I got my very first US Passport in the mail yesterday.  Below is the picture I used….I do look like a scrub don’t I?  Anyhow, Kara and I are trying to be in a missions trip to Italy this summer (late May to early June), which is why I needed the passport.

Also, I thought I would share a really cute picture of my niece, Eva, who is with my sister and brother-in-law (they live in Italy).  This photo is entitled “Baby Einstein”


Thursday, February 23, 2006
I’m starting to get bored with this whole blog thing.  While I will agree that it is a great way to journal your life, I’m starting to feel like it is a hassle since very people check mine.  What the point?  (if you know what I mean).Anyhow, Kara and I were in KC last weekend to visit her church family and also my brother.  It was such a great time.  If you want details, let me know, and I’ll post some details.
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Check out Kara’s xanga for information about our Valentines day.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
On Monday I had my post-operation follow up with the doctor – here is the verdict.  Apparently the damage to my meniscus was “significant” and they had to remove over 1/3 of all the cartiledge.  With that said, enough was removed such that if I do not have a good recovery, then I will need to have cartiledge grafted back into my knee.  Anyhow, I will be doing physical therapy 2 to 3 times per week for a month and then return for another follow-up appointment with the doctor.On a side-note, Kara and I have made a last minute random decision to road trip to KC to visit her church family and friends as well as to visit my brother who is a stupid freshman at UMKC.
Saturday, February 04, 2006
My knee arthroscopic went great yesterday – no additional repair surgery was needed.  I’ll have a follow-up appointment with the doctor in about 2 weeks to get more information about what was found, done, fixed, oiled, tightened, etc.  Kara says the anesthetics made me really funny to watch last night (she baby-sat me)Other than that, no other updates at this time….
Sunday, January 29, 2006
For the first time in my life, I read an entire book in one weekend.  Granted the book was an easy read and I didn’t read it word for word.  Mostly I just pulled the main concepts and went on.  The book:  The Five Love Languages.Most people would read this book and apply it to others in their life, particularly a spouse, girlfriend, or boyfriend.  While I did apply a little of the book to Kara, I actually had other prominent thoughts in mind. …At this point, if you havent read the book, then what I am about to say won’t mean much….If we (humans) are made in the image of God, and we (humans) have these five love languages, then this would imply that God also is spoken to by these same five love languages??  The difference is that we (humans) have a tendency to have one, maybe two, languages which impact us…but God would have all five.  We (humans) would also tend to ‘speak’ one language more easily than another language.  For example, I tend to view my ‘calling’ to God to be acts of service.  However, another person may be finanically blessed and they feel there love language toward God to be generous giving.  So the point is that we (well…me) shouldn’t be overly concerned with others’ lack of service towards God because the others speak a different language.I promise I’m not usually this philosophical.  But thanks for reading anyway!
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
After 10 months of pain in my right knee, I finally went to an orthopedist…and the doctor confirmed my thoughts all along, I had indeed torn my meniscus.  Anyhow, I’ll be having an arthroscopic done a week from this Friday.  Afterwards I’ll have to go to physical therapy.  Not a big deal, but hopefully the recovery will go well so I can play sports this summer.
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
About four weeks ago, I felt something stirring within my heart.  Love for Kara was developing.  The kind of love that extends past a courtesy of friendship…Then about two weeks ago I knew I was definately falling in love…Then last week, I definately knew I had landed…Unfortunately I forced myself to be silent with these feelings because I didn’t want to be ready until she was ready.  I even began debating time frames like, “if by late February, if she hasn’t said anything, then maybe I should just tell her.”  The great part is that I began to see the relationship/comparrison of this love to that of the love God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit has for us.  The scripture that continued to be at the forefront of my mind was from Jeremiah:

But if I say, “I will not mention him or speak any more in his name,” his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.

Kara and I had a ‘deep’ talk on Monday.  After 3 months of dating, both of our hearts had individually come to having a real love for each other.  And we were both finally ready to say the words.  Anyhow, that’s the news for this week.  I rejoice for this love is no longer like a fire shut up in my bones…

Kara, I love you.

Monday, January 16, 2006
Day 21 – I’m still sick.  After 16 days of illness, I finally went to the doctor….and I have found that I have “walking pneumonia”.  Per WebMD: Pneumonia is a general term for a lung infection that can make it hard for you to breathe. In most people it is easily treated at home and does not cause permanent lung damage.
Anyhow, Kara’s brother (and sister-in-law and their new baby) was in for a visit this past weekend from Friday through Sunday.  We had a great time together!  Friday was a pseudo-Christmas with a traditional meal and gifts, Saturday we took a drive to the mountains and Estes Park, then Sunday was spent just hanging out with the fam.  The picture (at left) is one I snapped from a heard of elk in Rocky Mountain National Park.Guess that’s all for now.
Sunday, January 08, 2006

Currently Watching
The Italian Job (Widescreen Edition)
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Grace Chapel Winter Retreat 2005At the end of the weekend, Jerry (speaker, Vicki Wilson’s dad) made the comment about being sure that everyone was leaving with something new, something fresh for their faith – that we were changed.  But I didn’t feel that was true fro me.  I came into the weekend knowing that I have sooooo many activities occurring (missional community, middle space events, KARA, friends, fun, section host at church, etc etc etc) that I am leaving little to no time for God and the Word.  All of these feelings were confirmed through Jerry’s topic for the weekend over worship, true worship.  It wasn’t until Ignacio descriptively talked about Luke 9:23 that there was a real and raw movement within my heart.  At the end, he likened what Christ wants from us is like an invitation to a football game.  Only that invitation is not to watch from the best seat in the house (sideline) but to play in the game.  I was thinking “ya…this is right….play!”  But what followed broke me down.  He said that you cannot play unless you practice.  I hadn’t ever practiced in my entire life, meaning I never really truly give my time to God.  How can I be effective when I don’t study the Word?

Communion followed.  For the first time in my life, I was completely unable to partake in it.  In the end, the break and juice sat by my side the entire time…I could not make them touch my lips.  But Jesus has my heart and loves my brokenness.  I didn’t want to leave Horn Creek, but rather stay for another week.  I fear that I will go back into my old ways.  But Kara was right too, there was a movement within me and that I needn’t worry about it.  More putting off of the old self and putting on of the new.

Father God, I love you.  Jesus, I love you.  Holy Spirit, I love you.  Make a disciple of me so that I can make disciples of others.  Grant me the strength to deny myself, deny my personality, so that I may take up my cross and follow you.  Amen…

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Currently Listening
Things You Can’t Stop With Your Hands
By Tara Leigh Cobble
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Day 9’er and I’m still sick.  Well, kinda.  I have energy now and have stopped killing white blood cells.  Unfortunately there is still something in my chest causing me to caugh caugh caugh.  I’ve been told to go to the doctor, but don’t really care to Oh ya, speaking of doctor, After 10 months of pain from a snowboarding injury, I’m finally getting my knee checked.  So tomorrow (Thursday), I am having an MRI done.  And then I’ll have a follow up appointment within a couple of weeks to see what is the damage.  More than likely its just some torn miniscus.

This weekend, I’ll be in Horn Creek Ranch for the winter retreat with Grace Chapel.  Good times to be had, I’ll let you know how it went.  Until then…

Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Well, I’ve just returned from the farm.  It was a very good yet very quick trip.  Kara and I were not able to leave Denver until 7:30 PM.  We arrived at our destination at 3 AM (my grandmother’s in Russell, KS) slept for 4 1/2 hours, had breakfast with grandma, drove another 2 hours, spent the day with Dad’s side of the family (in Kingman, KS).  The next morning (Christmas day), Kara and I drove another 30 minutes to my home (Harper, KS) just in time to make it to church.  The rest of the day was spent with Mom’s side of the family.  We sadly had to leave Harper the following day, round ’bout noon-o’clock.And now I am sick.  No litterally, I got sick from all the running around and severe lack of sleep.  Well kind of from that because Leia (my sister) has also been sick the past two days…maybe I got it from her!Kara, Eva (my niece) and myself.
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Oh.  My.  Gosh.  Is this month over yet?!?  Arrrgggghhhh……
Monday, December 12, 2005

Currently Listening
Who We Are Instead
By Jars of Clay
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I’ve been “tagged” by Kara Janell.  I now have to tell 5 things about myself that most others wouldn’t know about me.  Oh and how is she going LOVE my response.  On top of that I need to “tag” 5 other people.  But there is only you Alex.  So “tag”, you’re it.  **Edit**  Kara says I need to tag some of her friends.  The only others who have visited my site previously were Jesse and Katie **End Edit**

1.  In high school, I used to skip lunch time to stay in the chemistry room and make my best attempt to burn down the school.  Well not really, but I did like mixing different chemicals at random.

2. Growing up on the farm, you tend to accidently run over animals.  I have personally sent seven of said animals to kitty heaven.

3. I like the smell of my own farts.

4. When I was a college sophmore, I was duped into being a prom date for a high school junior.  Well, “duped” is too generous a word…”deceived” is more like it.

5. There is more hair on the right side of my chest than there is on the left.  Must be a “chemical imbalance”….

Friday, December 09, 2005

Currently Listening
By P.O.D.
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“You ask me where I get my ideas.  That I cannot tell you with certainty.  The come un summoned, directly, indirectly – I could seize them with my hands – out in open air, in the woods, while walking, in the silence of nth nights, at dawn, excited by moods which are translated by the poet into words, by me into tunes that sound and roar and storm about me till I have set them down in notes”   -Ludwig von BeethovenThis quote was recently cited to me.  Then I was asked where I thought my inspiration, my passion, comes from?  So here is my reply, Kara…

Just like Beethoven, I cannot tell you with certainty!  A large portion of my energy is derived from people.  Smiles.  Laughter.  Joy filled with tears.  Simply seeing the real and raw emotions of others affects my internal course.  It is these moments that “inspire” me to take action, whether it is affirmation through a smile, helping to fill the room with laughter, rejoicing with another, or comforting one in tears.  Know what I mean?

Ever since I was a young boy, I always had a sense of adventure and having something new to experiance.  Moving about in life through faith that Jesus will be alongside.  To grow through being uncontent in my contentness.  See if you can figure that one out!!

Friday, December 02, 2005
See how much you know about me or want to know about me!Take my Quiz on QuizYourFriends.com!
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
The other night I was asked “how I do it”, referring to how I jump from activity to activity to activity without suffering burnout.  I was questioned if I ever spend time in prayer, reading the Word, etc.  That is an area that I have been convicted of very recently and have NOT followed through on at all.  Anyhow, I confessed to individual that it is a problem.  Maybe it is another wake up call telling me that I need to chill out a little more and let life work itself out instead me being involved in everything happening around me.
Saturday, November 26, 2005
In a conversation I was having with Kara, I listed my top 4 favorite deserts.  I have nothing else to really write, so I’ve decided to share that list…4.  Caramels, home-made of course
3.  Sugar cookies.  Extra sugar.  Milk or coffee to along with.
2.  Tapioca pudding.  Extra vanilla.
1.  Pecan Pie, made with maple syrup.OK, until next time…
Friday, November 18, 2005
OK.  Trying new backgrounds from some photos I took (that have been digitally edited of course).  Like it??  Is it “wild” enough?More to come….