Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Road Not Taken

This struck me as so funny. I can't really explain why though.
Wonder Woman intro

When did TV stop being this cool? I wanna know.
CHiPs intro

So cool!


I prefer the taste of H2O from a rusty seldom-used water fountain to regular water.

Those who surround themselves with like minded friends are not skilled communicators.

A pebble in your shoe is like a suspicion in your mind. You gotta shake it out into the open.


Early tomorrow the family and I are driving up to the valley for Thanksgiving. Then the next day we fly to Vermont for a couple of days before driving to Philadelphia on Monday for the CCCA conference. We will be in Philadelphia for 3 nights and then we'll make our return to Vermont where we will stay until the 12th.

If I have access to a computer I may try to make a post, but this could be the last post until the 13th.

Don't cry!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Houghton Wars 2 Trailer
Unsolved Mysteries- Bigfoot

My guess is that sometime in the next ten years Sasquatch will be discovered. No doubt by someone who is man enough to shoot it... like me.

Sunday, November 19, 2006


American Idol's Simon and the iconic Paula Abdul


If you could only use one denomination of U.S. currency for the rest of your life, and every purchase had to be made with that denomination of currency (no checks, bank cards, etc...), which denomination would you choose?

You could always redeposit any change back into the bank, but you couldn't use it to make a purchase.


I have always thought that if an airline wanted to promote itself by improving their coach section they should have a commercial where a baseball team travels on their airline and in a montage format they sing that song;

"Put me in coach
I'm ready to play
Look at me
I can be

They would have to change the last lines to be more airplane relevant. As they sang they would be stowing muddied cleats and large duffel bags under the seats in front of them, stretching their legs, playing catch in the spacious aisles, you know... stuff like that.

Maybe it would go something like this:

Put me in coach
Take me away
Look at me
I can be
Something something...

You get the idea. Job, maybe as your last hurrah at Continental you can send this idea up the corporate ladder.


Panic is a sudden and/or overwhelming terror that destroys a person's capacity for self-help.

The Academy forced us to memorize the definitions to lots of words and terms like that, which we were expected to recite verbatim at any given time. The punishment for not knowing the right definition was prolonged physical exercise, or as they called it- remedial training.

That is why I will always know that "attention to detail" means "the close and careful processing of information obtained verbally or visually."

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


" Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them." Psalm 139:16



My pretty little
Itty little
Bitty little

I love my little spoon!

Thursday, November 09, 2006


Since sarah and I moved to California we have been saving every single piece of money that we find in a big pickle jar. It has become second nature to walk through parking lots with our eyes on the ground, and our fingers involuntarily snake in and out of coin returns as we pass. (Money we find in our own house doesn't count... obviously.)

Yesterday I added it all up and found that we had $198.70. Just $1.30 away from the two-hundred dollar mark. That's a whole lot of pennies and bending over.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Congratulations to Heath Shuler!

I would like to reach across the aisle and congratulate a conservative pro-life democrat, Heath Shuler, on his election to the congress. Really it is just good to see a Redskin win. I wish you could have pulled out a victory like this back in the day.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Idiot Boyfriend Music Video

I know I've been a little youtube crazy recently. Forgive me this indulgence.
Shaka Zulu

This is possibly the greatest 2 minutes ever of television. Shaka Zulu, as portrayed in this mini-series, is kind of what i think it would be like if Terrell Owens was allowed to rule a people. I love me some me!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Zebda - Tomber la chemise


This is a picture of a desperate caged animal.

Friday, November 03, 2006


Liberal gadfly, rabble-rouser, and film maker- Michael Moore.

Thursday, November 02, 2006


Dear Summer Staff 2006,

Something that has always fascinated me are the lives of the early explorers. Down through the years I have bought and read numerous books that describe the life and adventures of explorers like Leif Ericsson, Samuel De Champlain, Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, Captain Cook, Columbus, Lewis & Clark, etc… Those guys fascinate me. I like to think about those fragile men facing nature’s worst and uncertain treatment at the hands of natives. I am also captivated by descriptions of the untouched lands they found, the adventures they had, the sacrifices they endured, and the way that they helped shape the world as we know it. As a boy, I used to fantasize and daydream about what it would have been like to accompany them on their adventures, and it wasn’t until relatively recently that I realized I was standing on the cusp of an adventure myself.
It sounds trite to say, but our walk with Christ is intended to be a fun and exciting adventure. IT REALLY IS! As I grew up, I didn’t think of my faith as an exciting thing. I had it too wrapped up in obligatory church attendance and what I perceived as boring patterns established by my parents. What seemed exciting to me was not pleasing to God, and so, in my heart of hearts, I fostered a secret resentment of God and the restraints that he put on me. He delivered me from that false understanding of things, and has given me an excitement that can only come from pulling anchor in the old world of who you were and what you were doing and setting sail for the new world of who God wants you to be and what he wants you to do.
There is nothing more exciting this side of eternity than the Lord’s will for our lives. It is like the fuzzy outlines of an undiscovered continent barely visible on the wave- tossed horizon. I tingle with excitement at the thought of my boots marring the surface of that virgin shore. I think of all the interesting people I will meet, the gifts I will discover, the adventures I will have, the untouched territory that I will claim for Christ, and I grow more and more excited.
Yet still, it is natural to be a little frightened by the prospect too. Just like with those early explorers there will be hardship and resistance. We are still fragile men and women facing the worst that man and nature can throw at us, but we find both confidence and joy when we find ourselves in that trench with Christ. In John 16:33 Christ says, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
So be excited, and don’t ever let Sunday Morning become the sum total of your walk because that is really just admiring and celebrating explorers without becoming one yourself. So, remember now your creator in the days of your youth (Ecclesiastes 12:1) and get excited! Live with an eternal perspective. Pursue the adventure of the Lord’s will. Revel in it! I pray that God would give you an irresistible bursting desire to follow Him, an excitement about the same, and that he would open your eyes to the exciting places, people and times around you.


Your Brother in Christ, Josh Tate