Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Today, after a month of being without, my new best friend, the Fed Ex driver brought me the best present a girl can have, a 65 watt Mac power cord. My old one was melted when I sat on it and it just couldn't take the heat... why do I share so much?
I no longer have to pilfer power from friends and relatives with a Mac. I am once again an independent dork!
Ahhhh sweet freedom.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
When you do that it really puts things into perspective.
It makes you want to tell the people you really care about that you love them.
It makes you look at your own life to see if you are ready to go if today was the day Jesus told you your sheets were cleaned and your room was ready.
It makes you want to eat desert first and not waste anymore time counting calories.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006
What's next, locust?
Since Southern California is on fire we have decided to head to the water.
Monday the roommates (Mom and Dad) and I will embark on an 8 day Mexican Riviera cruise.
What are the chances of another hurricane hitting the ship's route twice in a week?
I have seen the Poseidon Adventure, I'm ready to be Shelley Winters.
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Monday, October 16, 2006
It's true, you really can trace that guy back to anyone.
Saturday, October 14, 2006
I got home last night around 10pm and slept in my own bed! Whoo hoo! Who knew that would be so much fun but after 7 weeks of sleeping all over the world it was nice to wake up to familiar surroundings and two giant dogs sleeping on me...Really, it was cool.
In the morning I make the fun drive down to the airport which will take forever since I hear rain and Californians have a problem with water when it falls from the sky. We are fine to surf in it, just not to drive in it. My friend Jess will drop me off at the airport and then I will have a fun filled day flying to the East coast for a youth day on Sunday in Arlington Virginia. Then it's back on a plane and back home to the West coast by Sunday 11pm. No the fun does not stop, it slows down from time to time but it does not stop!
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Friday, October 06, 2006
1. I have wash board abs.
2. I dance better when my partner is over 75.
3. I attract quality people who enjoy horse back riding and long walks along the bayou.
4. Fried okra makes everything in my body that once was solid turn to liquid in only 7.8 seconds.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
When on the Bayou I only rent VHS tapes from Top 10 Video. Not only do they have reasonably priced rentals (99 cents for quality movies from the 90's) but they are true to their sign. Which basically means they have 10 VHS tapes to choose from and 9 of them are taped off the TV. They also have giant cokes for sale as pictured in photograph.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Sunday, October 01, 2006
- Thank you Amazon
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Monday, September 18, 2006
Friday, September 15, 2006
1 Cor 9:16-19, 22b-27
Brothers and sisters:
If I preach the Gospel, this is no reason for me to boast,
for an obligation has been imposed on me,
and woe to me if I do not preach it!
If I do so willingly, I have a recompense,
but if unwillingly, then I have been entrusted with a stewardship.
What then is my recompense?
That, when I preach, I offer the Gospel free of charge
so as not to make full use of my right in the Gospel.
Although I am free in regard to all,
I have made myself a slave to all
so as to win over as many as possible.
I have become all things to all, to save at least some.
All this I do for the sake of the Gospel,
so that I too may have a share in it.
Do you not know that the runners in the stadium all run in the race,
but only one wins the prize?
Run so as to win.
Every athlete exercises discipline in every way.
They do it to win a perishable crown,
but we an imperishable one.
Thus I do not run aimlessly;
I do not fight as if I were shadowboxing.
No, I drive my body and train it,
for fear that, after having preached to others,
I myself should be disqualified.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
One of the coolest things about practicing our Catholic faith is that it doesn't have to be put on hold when you are away from your local parish. Catholic means universal. Our universal faith transcends into a universal language.
Although I had no idea what this local priest was talking about in his homily I knew exactly what was happening a few minutes later when he lifted the host and then the cup up and prayed, "Dieses ist mein Körper; dieses ist mein Blut." "This is my body; this is my blood."
It was the words of consecration and in German or in English I understood what was happening; Transubstantiation, at consecration the bread and wine become the body and blood of Jesus. Jesus was truly in my midst right there in Cologne, Germany; just like He is there when I attend a mass in California, Louisiana, or Arizona. Wherever and whenever the mass is prayed, one thing always happens - Jesus shows up, no matter what language is spoken. And that is why I am Catholic.
How many times have I sat through a mass at home when English was being spoken and paid no attention to what was happening? I let the priest's words fall on deaf ears because I had heard it all before; it was just background noise during an hour of my Sunday. Only in the last few years have I really been able to start to fathom the love Christ has for me in the Eucharist. Sometimes it takes meeting Jesus in a foreign country to be reminded just how close He always is during mass.
As I reflected on my experience I beamed to think just how cool it is to be Catholic and how I wish I could have the Holy Spirit's frequent flyer miles for just one day.
Monday, September 11, 2006
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
I was smarter today and just rode for 8 miles, only 3 cars honked and only 1 racial slur was yelled at me all in all, a good day.
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Friday, August 25, 2006
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Sunday, August 20, 2006
I look naked in this photo but I can assure you I was not.
Wednesday Germany...Why did I watch Castaway last night? That airplane meeting the ocean scene was not the thing to watch before going on a plane over a big ocean.
See you on the other side...Of the ocean that is.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Here in California this is how we roll.
We roll in the pool.
We roll in the pool underwater until we get sea sick.
Today after getting out of the pool the yellow lab came over to me and hurled on my foot.
Summer time and my foot has dog sick on it....All right!
I have been surfing as much as I can to get it out of my system because come Monday the only surfing I will be doing is via the internet. I won't be back to the west side till the first part of October...dang, I have to pack...I stink at packing! Do I pack a big suitcase or two little suitcases. Do I pack my October cold clothes now even though it's hot and if I wore them now I would stroke out plus look extremely silly? You think comedians are happy ha ha all the time, well now you know, not so much.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Jerry Seinfeld is quoted as saying, "According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy."
Does this ring true in your life? Are scared to death to speak where two or more are gathered? "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." (Matthew 18:20) Why be scared, Jesus is there!
Speaking from the perspective as someone who does this for a living (not getting up in front of a class but as a stand up comedian) I can tell you that speaking in front of 4,500 people does not scare me in the least. It's the speaking in front of one person that catches me off guard.
For me, I know my chances are better the more people I get in front of. Have you ever had a joke bomb in front of thousands of people? Me neither but I hear it's not that bad because even if just half of 4,500 people laugh that's still 2250 laughing people. Bombing in front of 1 person, well you get the idea.
No one likes to look dumb in front of his or her peers, or alone for that matter. I think many times in our lives we avoid speaking in front of a few friends let alone thousands because we are afraid of what they will think of us.
They might see the zit, hear that voice crack or figure out that sometimes I really don't know what the heck I'm talking about. Guess what, that IS scary! But do you know what I discovered? We are all in the same boat. I know a lot of people who talk smooth and look good and there's not one of them who doesn't have an off day every once in awhile except Chuck Norris but I don't actually know him so it doesn't count.
The beautiful thing about us humans is that we are not perfect. Let me repeat that so I can hear it, humans are not perfect! So in theory, when imperfect humans get up in front of other imperfect humans chances are something is bound to go wrong from time to time. The good news is that in fact, none of us has it all together all the time so you should never be ashamed to let your voice be heard. Because in reality the people you are scared to look stupid in front of are just as scared to look stupid in front of you.
Isn't that so cool?
The day I became comfortable on stage and even in talking to people one on one was when I embraced my imperfectness. In fact when I embraced my dorkiness. It's the day I was able to accept the fact that I may not be perfect and well, I'm proud of it and I'm not going to try to hide it.
I also have to admit right now that it's wasn't an actual day that I discovered this but a slow, long and quite painful process that I'm just trying to speed up for you by cluing you in on what I learned.
Fear God not people. You never have to worry about God thinking you are dumb because He already knows you are pretty cool. How does He know? Well duh, He made you and as the poster states; "God don't make no junk!"
If all else fails and you are still a nervous wreck and you feel like you are going to hurl when you have to talk to one or a thousand people just do what I do and picture everybody in their underwear. You still might have to hurl but it might just even the playing ground enough to let you say what's on your heart.
My dad and I went to the Padre game and wouldn't you know it, our heads got superglued together! And to add salt to the wound, the Pads lost. Good thing football season is right around the corner...Good thing we live in the climatic wonderland of the United States, it makes up for our sports teams.