Saturday, March 31, 2007

Long day

We are on our way home from a huge day of shopping in Columbus... We picked up a new stroller and several other things we have needed aroud the house. The attached photo was something we spotted in our shopping that made us think... ''wow''.

Monday, March 26, 2007

A rarity.

This doesn't happen to me very often... Wonder if the culprit had anything to do with the man onscreen...

Friday, March 23, 2007

Book Review

I haven't posted in a while... (I'm a slacker, and a procrastinator.)

In the past couple weeks I have read the first two books in the Inheritance series by Christopher Paolini and I have to say that I am quite impressed. I highly recommend these to anyone who is already a fan of The Chronicles of Narnia or the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

The series revolves around the life and adventures of a young boy named Eragon who discovers a dragon egg, which hatches for him and begins an adventure where he becomes a dragon rider.

I found the books to be very easy to read and follow, while at the same time very well thought out. The histories of the people, cultures, races and characters in the book are quite deep, and I am anxiously awaiting the release of book three.

More information about Eragon, Eldest, and the Inheritance series can be found at

Friday, March 9, 2007

Who am I ?

Once again I'm jumping on the bandwagon here...

Thanks to Steve's blog, I went and filled out the "How many people have your name?" quiz thing...
LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Needless to say I was quite surprised to find out that there aren't any of me in the United States...

It further commented the following:

"While both names you entered were found in our database, neither was common enough to make it likely that someone in the U.S. has that name."

I guess the question ( to echo Steve ) is... What happens if there aren't enough of me to be unique?

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

On the bandwagon

well, the peer pressure got to me and I'm jumping on the bandwagon.

My thoughts...
1. I think it is funny that the best it could do with anyone to match me was 53%.
2. Poor Dakota Fanning...

Last thing... People are telling me all the time that I look like Mike Weaver from Big Daddy Weave

Thoughts ?

Monday, March 5, 2007

Foutain Pen

I have a pen fetish.

( Can I get a "me too" Marty ? )

I am obsessed with ink pens. Finding the "perfect" writing utensil is a constant quest for me... This is actually a little funny if you know me b/c I have pretty bad carpal tunnel syndrome and the act of writing for more than a few minutes is very painful for me.

I have tried ball points, gel pens, roller balls, .05mm and .07mm pencils...

I am partial to a couple of brands...

The Cross Morph has been a recent favorite of mine, while any pen by BIC is right out.

As I continue in this quest for the perfect writing implement I often come across people who swear by their fountain pens. I have always wanted to try a fountain pen, but never taken the time to fiddle with one, so this morning while browsing the Barnes & Noble at Newport I picked up a (very cheap) fountain pen.

In my trial run I made a huge mess... got ink all over a clean sheet of paper, all over my finger-tips, and all over several paper napkins I was using as blotters...

I think I like it!

Getting nice even strokes so that I didn't smear the ink all over the page took me some getting used to, but overall I think I am smitten...

I will continue to play with the "el cheapo" model that I am currently have until I'm out of ink for it, and then maybe I will upgrade to a nicer one.

[Edited for grammar, punctuation, and to fix the broken link...]

Thank you guys

As someone who screws up a lot this post on Marko's blog has really been heavy on my mind the past few days...

I have an enormous amount of respect for Marko and for the skit guys. This past November I had the opportunity to meet all three of them at the NYWC in Cincinnati, and getting to talk with them in person increased my respect for them so much more...

I for one honestly believe that there was no harm intended by Tommy & Eddie in the original skit, but that "no intended harm" does not equate to "no harm done". I am humbled by the apologies and the willingness to take responsibility by both Marko & The Skit Guys, and pray that I can exhibit the same level of humility when I make big screw ups in life.

I am positive that neither Marko, nor Tommy and Eddie will ever see this little blog, but I would like to say to them that they have been (and continue to be) big influences on my personal spiritual development, and that I appreciate their openness, honesty, and humility in this situation more than I can express.