Reflections on life orbiting the giant hairball

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

November isn't supposed to be this hot...

It's a little warm today. In fact, it's quite a bit warmer than one would think in November. I suppose this would be another log tossed onto the global warming fire. Isn't it amazing how people are always seeking to place a label or an explanation into something that they really don't understand? It seems we can't accept the fact that there may not be a logical explanation. Take a Bee. There is no way a bee is supposed to be able to fly. Yet it does and judging by how hard it is to swat, quite well. Call me naive, ignorant or even romantic, but I believe there are simply things that cannot be explained. I also believe that we try so hard to come up with answers that we often look past the truth. What a glorious creation we are! Always seeking, questioning and striving for answers. Then, once we've found answers, we seek, question and strive to find a different one because we can't accept the original. Okay, enough philosophy for one day. I'll save world hunger solutions for after dinner.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Life comes full circle

Isn't it amazing how much life can come full circle? People that you haven't visited with in years can pop up in the most unexpected places. My 10 year reunion was this month. I didn't go (overpriced and underdelivered) but it certainly got me to thinking about past relationships. Some with regret and others with curiosity. The older I get, the more I come to understand that life is about relationships, both vertical and horizontal. I realize that isn't supposed to be profound, but I often find myself reverting to the opposite tendency. A family member calls and I let it go to voicemail because I'm not in the mood, an email to reply to but I don't feel up to it. I allow myself to shift focus to myself rather than investing in others. That's not to say that I won't use my voicemail, but I will certainly be better at returning phone calls or even sending a simple letter of encouragement. Who knows, maybe I'll even blog more than once a quarter!

Well, I'm off to visit a friend...

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Cheese is Evil

It seems like I only post once a month, so here it is...

I don't like grown up cheese.

Grown up cheese would be defined by me as any cheese that I don't like. See, as a kid, I decided I didn't like milk products as a way of dealing with parents divorce. Now, I can eat these things, but I really don't want to. However, there are certain dairy type products that are, of course, amazing. They all happen to be kid foods (foods that children love to eat): ice cream, chocolate, nachos, pizza, cheesecake, macaroni and cheese...what can I say, I'm bizarre.

Several friends have recently become aware of this oddity and really seem to enjoy giving me a hard time. It doesn't really bother me...I guess I'll just have to beat them up...in fooseball.

I still haven't gotten pics back from my sis regarding Black Tie and Boots. One of these days, I'll post them. Until then, wait with baited breath.

Monday, January 17, 2005


Orbiting the Giant Hairball. An awesome book!

Orbiting the Hairball

I've been reading the great book lately. It's called "orbitting the giant hairball" by Gordon MacKenzie. What a great and refreshing book! This guy worked for Hallmark forever. Anyway, this is a great book for allowing your creative inner child to escape. I have come away encouraged and excited to try new ideas because of this book.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005


I'm gonna look good!

Bring it!

Wow, it's amazing what a little vacation can do! I'm back from New Year's and boy am I excited about the coming year! 2005 has already begun with a great start!

I'm going to the inaugural ball and parade! How cool is that! I get to dance the night away with W and family and look good in a smashing tux (see above). I have to wear boots with that, but it's a small price to pay for the fun I'm going to have!

I'll publish some pics when I get back....

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Transformers

Okay, so my sister gave me Netflix...well, I ran across Transformers Seasons on DVD. They bring back soooo many memories. Of course, is it just me or was the show better as a kid? I mean, I like it and all, but it's not a "cool" as it once was. Ah, well.

I'm pretty pumped about New Years. Going snow skiing. It's been 5 years so, I know I'm going to hurt. But it's definitely worth it.

Okay, I'm spent

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Mullets and Promises

Had a great small group meeting last night. I left them with a challenge which I hope they take up...myself included. Take a moment througout this week and escape into nature. In that commune, meditate on a name of God. Worship Him only through that name. It's an interesting challenge. I guess it stems from my own desire to increase spiritual meditation. I hope it doesn't end up like my workout vow...unfulfilled.

Isnt' it amazing how easy it is to make a promise yet even easier not to keep it? It's like me wanting a haircut but instead letting it become a mullet. I know I need it, but I never seem to come around. Is it motivation or something deeper? Scripture tells me that there is an invisible war being waged around me. Is my lack of mobility a part of that or am I making myself out to be bigger than I really am. I mean, am I really so important in the grand scheme as to have generals from both sides waging epic battles to decide if I go to the gym? Okay, maybe not the gym, but what about my walk with God? Are there wars being fought for each person individually in their walk? If so, wow. If not, I've no doubt there is a war.

Okay, enough waxing. It's time to cut the mullet. After that, maybe I'll go to the gym.

On second thought, let's just worry about the hair.