Archive for September, 2007

to STRIKE!

This cat describes the Bmatt perfectly.

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Ride

SHINY!!!

Mawwige. What bwings us togevah….today.

Well, as they say, 1 down, 2 to go.

David and Holland are now married. Hitched. Tied together. Insert your favorite marriage-aphorism here.

Wedding was beautiful, to say the least. Having the land of Scotland close to her heart, Holland wanted to incorporate some elements from there into her wedding. Which means, yes you guessed it, formal highland attire for the groom. David was most definitely sporting a kilt (the answer to the question you are all now asking yourselves is yes, by the way). And ironically enough, it actually looked pretty good. Originally they planned to have the groomsmen wearing this as well, but ultimately settled on just David. We all wore more traditional tuxedos (which, I must add, we all looked very pimp in). Overall I’m very happy for the both of them and wish them the greatest joy and happiness ever.

Which makes me feel really really stupid that I left their wedding present in my car. And that I didn’t realize that until I was in Waco. Oy. Sorry guys. I’ll mail the stuff to you.

Next up is Josh and Angie, less than 2 weeks away, and then a couple of months later, Chris and Kelley. It’s a season to get married, apparently!

So, yeah, I have my new car now. A 2008 Toyota Prius. And man oh man is she one sexy machine. I’ll post some pics tomorrow. But DANG. She drives great, she has AWESOME features, and is just a joy and a blessing from God.

It’s really really late or else I’d yammer on more about my car. But I really need to go to bed.

After I re-read Planet Hulk. And possibly the last chapter of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Price. Both excellent books.

Night!

Hacking a 6-Volt battery

Wow…I am seriously going to try this the next time I’m in Wal-Mart and can get one of these.

Jobs going okay. I’ll let you know more tomorrow when my first week is over. After that, gotta go get my man David married. Enjoy and catch ya’ll later.

Sigh

Yeah, didn’t go camping. That stupid barbecue we had at work made me sick. On my very last day in that position. I’d almost suspect some of the people there of adding something to it, if I thought the people who WOULD do that were smart enough to do so.

Let me just clarify, a lot of the people I worked with I really did like. They are good people. There are just a couple there who were not, in my view.

At any rate, I didn’t get to go camping. And that made me freaking mad. After that abated, I was just sad. I really hope ya’ll had fun. Yeah, it’ll make me sadder that I didn’t get to go if you DID, but you know something, I can live with that.

I start my new position tomorrow. I’m, as you can imagine, quite nervous at this point. It’s so imminent, really. And I have no idea what to expect. I mean, I don’t have to clock in, I have to charge my time. I don’t even know how to do that. I don’t know when I’m supposed to go in, or even if it matters. I don’t know if I’m going to be working a lot of overtime, which is the one downside to this position, I don’t get paid near as well for it. I don’t even know exactly where my desk is!!

But you know, I bet all this pales in comparison to what David is going through. I mean, in less than a WEEK he gets married. He will be sharing his LIFE with Holland. Not that it’s a bad thing, but talk about a monumental change. Just the idea that nothing is going to be the same going in to it, like this job of mine, would be sending my stomach aflutter.

But then again, what do I know, I’m still unattached!

In other news, my warlock is now level 50. For any of you who know much about World of Warcraft, that means FELGUARD! For those of you who don’t, I’ll post some pics in a minute or two here.

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Speaking of which, AFK stands for “Away From Keyboard”

Hey all. I’ll be gone this weekend, camping with David Butler and his other groomsmen as part of his bachelor party.

I just want to point out that this saturday, 9/15, is the anniversary of the date my life was changed forever.

Eight years ago I was at Southcliff Baptist Church, a new member in the youth group there. Mostly thanks to the very man who’s getting married in a week.

That night a nearby church experienced a tragedy and horror. Several people died when a disturbed young man entered and began shooting.

We left early that night, after praying and crying. But as I loaded up everything I had brought with me, Rex Butler stopped me. He couldn’t let me leave until he knew for sure that I knew Christ, intimately. It was at that point I realized that I only thought I had. I was never certain. I did not want to be uncertain anymore. I knew what God had done for me, for us all, but for ME specifically. That sounds selfish, but I think you understand. I knew it. But I truly did not understand it. Not until then. I prayed for God to finally take residence in my heart. I wanted Him, forever. I wanted to surrender control and in the process find hope fulfilled and love everlasting.

Now, 8 years later, I feel as if I have only begun to truly understand my savior and what he has, is, and will always be doing with me, and with us all.

And I look forward to going ever deeper with it. No matter how long it takes to even glimpse the smallest morsel of understanding and feeling the truth, I am His. I will never be anything but that.

So this weekend I go to celebrate not only the 8 years of friendship with one of the greatest men I have had the privilege of knowing as he takes the truly blessed step of marriage, but also to celebrate Jesus. Because in death, He granted me life eternal.

May He continue to bless you as well, with all that He has given me, and far more.

Postponed!!

Good news and bad news about my car.

The good news is that I’m getting a 2008 in lieu of a 2007, for the same price.

The bad news is I have to wait 20 more days for it

For some odd reason the factory pulled back the car I had ordered from shipping and converted it to a 2008 model. The dealer could not tell me why, he had no idea himself, but he apologized and guaranteed me the same price we had already agreed upon, with the same set of features I was getting, and that I should get it before the end of the month.

I am getting very sick of waiting for this thing though. But I suppose there is a reason for it, and there’s little I can do anyway.

Last week as an associate buyer starts tomorrow. I have no idea how it’s going to go. I’m trying to get as many problems dealt with as possible before I do leave. For the most part, my desk should be fine already, so my boss and fellow forgings buyer have little they can complain about.

By the way, if Kindel and Malinda ever drop by your place when they’re very tired, you’re in for an amusing time. Those girls are hilarious enough as it is, when they’re sleepy, it’s worse. Or better, depending on how you look at it! Thanks for droppin’ by you two.

I bought the first three Harry Potter books in paperback last week. They’re very good reads, as it turns out. I wonder how many of the others are in paperback already, I don’t really want hardcovers (they won’t match!). The first three were all I could find, but that WAS at Walmart. Hmmmm…I smell reason to go to a bookstore. Heh, like I need a reason.

Okay, just rambling now, so here’s a kitty.