Archive for November, 2008

2009 Christmas list from Amazon

A call from Josh this evening prompted me to post this. I have updated my Amazon wishlist with possible Christmas gift ideas. If you’re wanting to shop for me, first of all, thank you. Second of all, here you go!

My Wish List



I know, I’m long overdue for this, but I doubt anyone will be surprised by the information I’m about to type. Most of you who read this were either with me the day it happened, or were informed shortly thereafter. Still, as this IS my blog, and as I am yet again LONG overdue for an update to it, I feel compelled to put something down.

Almost exactly one week ago (about an hour later, I suppose), I asked a lovely young woman whom I’d up to that point been very happy to call a friend to become more than just that. And she responded in the positive. In other words, ladies and gentlemen, she agreed to become my girlfriend.

The lady in question is named Megan Thomas. And she is about as rare and exceptional as I’ve ever met.

She’s smart and posessed of a sharp wit. She loves to read sci-fi and is a big fan of anime. She knows the values in both being alone and of friendship and community. And holy COW is she gorgeous.

But most of all, she has the quiet strength that comes from knowing Jesus on a personal and intimate level. And you can just SEE it by talking with her, interacting with her, or just being around her.

There’s probably many other things I could list here, and about a bajillion more I’m sure I’ll come to learn about as this relationship progresses. But all these factors make up a truely unique individual whom I’m very very happy to call my friend and extremely ecstatic to call my girlfriend.

Like I said, our relationship is very young, and somewhat complicated by the fact that we live an hour and a half apart. If you love either or both of us, I would greatly appreciate your prayers, and I know she would as well. Thank you.

"Tomorrow we wake up in a different world" – Really? Does that mean I don’t have to work anymore?

Yeah, I know, way overdue for a blogpost. Sorry guys, heh.

Hasn’t been much going on lately though. Obviously there’s been a lot going on today.

Yeah, Barack Obama’s our new president. I don’t think anyone’s surprised by that. We all knew it was coming, really.

What I am truly shocked over is the number of people who are seriously going nuts over this. I’m reading twitters from people who are seriously crying because Barack Obama won.



I seriously cannot believe that. Over a POLITICAL decision. Are people really buying into the insane hype this man has generated? Have you guys learned nothing from history? Politicians NEVER live up to their promises. Somebody please tell me a president in this recent generation who hasn’t completely failed to live up to the expectations we all had for them. There isn’t one. Not Bush (either of them), not Clinton, not Reagen, not Carter, Ford, none.

I don’t care. Finally, it’s over. We can move on and just wait for people to realize that this guy isn’t perfect either. We’ve reached the apex of the stupid political hatred. Now can we please tumble down the other side, quickly? I’d like to get on with my life, like we all will, like we all would if McCain had won, or Barr, or whoever else ran.