Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Looking for a (New) Hobby

This is a little strange that I am posting this but once again if anyone is bored enough to read this blog or happens to stumble upon it, I need help with suggestions. I am trying to find a new hobby. Something that although active is not strenuous and while exciting, not too expensive. Actually, preferably not expensive at all because I am broke right now. The problem with me is that I can be overly picky in some things and not picky at all in other things. I think this is one of the things were I will be picky.

One might ask, why do you want a new hobby? Reason is simple, I am losing a lot of my friends to this marriage thing and since I plan on being single for a while, I have some free time on my hands. The secondary reason is that these days when I come back from work, I am really content with just staying at home doing absolutely nothing. I still love to hang out with people but other than small group hang outs, most of the time, we talk about nothing.

So, I need something fun and a little challenging but something I can do. Popular sports is out of the question except if I can get into Tennis. I wouldn't mind something I can do with other people but I would like something I can do by myself and then with people.

Hopefully, I get several options from somebody out there but if not, no qualms. But I will keep search for something unique.

One more thing; I am not a collector unless I can give whatever it is away.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Here is a picture of all the Groomsmen and Ryan from his shindig. No requests though, most of these guys are taken and shouldn't be! Posted by Hello

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

My Red Celica and...The Latest

Well, I will try not to talk about my car too often but I figured that I owe the blog a picture of the car at some point. I changed the rims from 15"s to 17"s. It cost me but now I have to sell my old rims. They are nice but too small I thought. Oh well, thats that.

As for the latest, not much I guess depending on who you are to me. Life is going well. Work is having its ups and downs but you have to understand that it has nothing to do with how much I love my job (which I do a ton) but more the kind of success I am having with what I am trying to accomplish. The Truth...only time will tell. I am very optimistic though because I have been put by the grace of God in a position to succeed.

I guess it looks like I don't have much to say. I will come up with something when I get a chance. Something controversal...

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Schiavo autopsy report backs husband - U.S. News - MSNBC.com

Schiavo autopsy report backs husband - U.S. News - MSNBC.com: "described "

Not a big fan of I told you so but...who am I kidding, I love those words to some degree. In this case, it is different because there are so many peoples' emotions involved whether right or wrong. Now that the autopsy has revealed that nothing could have changed Shiavo's situation, I hope this story can go to rest and everyone else move on. The autopsy did reveal what I believed all along. Read for yourself.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Ryan and Rachel's Wedding- Beautiful

I don't think I have ever called any wedding beautiful but I will this one because it truly was. Not that the others I had been to weren't but this one was personal. If you want to know who Ryan is, you would have to go to the pictures of me with the guy in the Basketball Jersey after my London trip. That is Ryan. Not to dwell on this, but Ryan is a class act. We nicknamed him LeBron because there was so much hype about him when he was single and he was the guy that every father wanted thier daughter to marry (even some that there daughters weren't of legal age yet).

I was Ryan's best man and I had a lot of fun being that. I tried to milk the publicity. Anyway, Ryan and I have been close friends especially over the last couple of years and I have known Rachel since day one of my being here and I wish them the very best. They will do incredible things for the Kingdom of God. It is awesome to watch two people that have kept themselves for each get married. That is lost in a culture where premarital relationships are the norm not the exception. I know that they will be blessed in all of it. Don't know what else to say about it. Oh, they had real food too at thier wedding a la pulled pork and brisket. It was great. Got to dance with several people which was fun. One person even paid me 50 cents to dance with me. I did show up spotting a bright red Celica and no bands on my fingers which made me a hot commodity for the young single girls and don't worry, I was able to get out alive.

Got my Celica- Rough Trip

I picked up my Celica and she is a beauty. Now I will be the first person to confess especially out of experience that nothing physical can ever satisfy long term and this car is not intended to do so. That said, she is still a beauty and I will love and enjoy driving till I get bored and want to get something else.

As for the trip, it was the longest I have ever done solo. I left Panama City and drove to Memphis. On my way there, I got caught in the huge storm. Folks, I hate to be dramatic but I could have easily been swept away by the storm. Visibility was zero at best and semi's and trailers and SUVs were parking under bridges to wait for the storm to pass. And no, I did not stop for one second even though the thought was constantly in my mind. I don't stop for anything usually not even to use the bathroom. The only thing I stopped for was gas and that was after 6 hrs of driving and about 430 miles after I started. Needless to say, I was (I can't beleive I am admitting this) scared sh**less. I prayed hard while speaking in tongues. However, there was a certain confidence that overcame and I knew in a moment that I couldn't die. I had a wedding to attend (which I will talk about later). More seriously, there was a sense in God that created boldness in me because I realised that I had more to do in life for the Kingdom.

Moving on past the storm, I got to Memphis safe and sound and stayed with some friends of mine that I grew up down the street from. I had not seen them in 6 or 7 years. It was good to see them again. Amazing how much we have all grown since then.

I left Memphis Friday morning around 6:30am and once again, I did not stop until I needed gas. By the time the entire trip was over, I had driven 1000.1 miles alone. I made it back safely thanks to God and I am not looking to travel anywhere by road anytime soon. Ask me about that in a week.

Sunday, June 05, 2005


This may sound a little bad but finally I have a contract in place to buy the car of my short term dreams. Not really a dreamy car but ever since the latest body style of the Toyota Celica came out in 1999, I have wanted one. I have never been able to afford it until this point so I decided, what the heck, do it now and get it out of your system. Yes I have found a 2000 Toyota Celica for a good deal that I am going to buy. My friends think I have a problem with commitment but who can blame them. This will only be my fourth car in as many years. I do see myself keeping this for longer than a year but we will place this one by ear and yes, no commitments.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Clipped Wings: Flying Dangerously Low

Dreams roll by
Eyes wide shut
Sleep, my desire
Serenity, my comfort

I’m flying again
Still in my dream
Is this a sign of things to come
Or things that have been

Eyes wide open
I see the nest above
Need to get there
But my wings are clipped

So I try flying
But I’m dangerously low
Prone to the elements
I used to be invincible

I know I’ll fly high again
When my healing comes
I know I’ll get better
When my clipped wings return

Y-Basketball League and back to writing (maybe)

As if my summer wasn't going to be busy enough, I joined a YMCA Summer Basketball league with a bunch of my buddies. Tonight was the first game and to put it lightly, we got creamed. It was fun. We looked like obstacles in the middle of a dunk contest. It will be interesting to say the very least but I will get some exercise doing it for sure.

Anyway, I may get back to writing some time this summer. I have found the time to do so and that is right before bed but unfortunately, I have hit my long season of writer's bloc (not that I am much of one anyway). Hopefully, I will get the chance to do some more writing. If not writing, maybe some reading and I am not the kind that has a reading list or asks for one. I sort of do it sponteneously.

I did write something a while ago about an Eagle. It is an unfinished work but I doubt that I will ever finish it. I will post it next. If someone is bored enough and wants to help me finish it, be my guest.

Where have I been?

Good question because I am not sure either. My parents were in town for the last three weeks and just left. I have also been gone out of town for a little bit. New job, different schedules...A lot of excuses. I think part of it is that I am bored of trying to keep up with writting. I wish it wasn't that way because I do like a finished product.