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March 3, 2008

What goes around…

I led worship at a youth group last night and volunteered to participate in a game. It was the same game I happened to make students play years ago at a Fall Retreat. Now I found myself in their shoes (although to our credit, Jill and I would never do a game that we ourselves were not willing to play…
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February 15, 2008

Sluggish Internet?

We've had high-speed internet through Comcast cable for the last couple of years.  Lately our internet seemed REALLY slow.  I ran a speed test through www.speedtest.net and we were getting low-end dsl speed (about 1.5mb per second).  I did a little research and discovered our cable modem (which we've been renting for $3 a mo. from Comcast) was about 7-8…
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February 14, 2008

Photo Booth

Yes I know this is really dumb. We got a new computer with a webcam. It took 4 consecutive pictures of me. I'm in bed and I can't sleep.
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February 14, 2008

Beth and I

We went to TGIFridays tonight after church for a birthday dinner for me with our friends. We happened to have two servers because we caught one on the tail end of their shift. When each of the servers was informed on separate occasions that the get-together was for my birthday, they asked how old I was. They were both startled…
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February 3, 2008

Power Drain

  ................................. As a teleporter, I can only assume my power has drained and that's why I'm unable to repeat my lucky performance from December, when -as you may recall- I teleported from my living room to Times Square.  If I had my full powers, I'd go to Hawaii I think...  Instead, on my limited power, I appear only to…
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January 31, 2008

Johan Santana

I must admit that I don't follow sports as much as I used to. I couldn't tell you the last five superbowl champions or the last three stanley cup winners, and every year I have no clue who to choose for the NCAA tournament. There's really only one team I've followed closely the last five years (with the exception of…
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January 25, 2008

For the birds

Have you ever been driving on a highway and had a pair of birds zoom right in front of your car just barely missing being hit? Well, for the first time ever last July, one didn't make it.
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January 16, 2008

The Daydreamer

Okay, the night we were stuck in New York at JFK, I couldn't really sleep. The book store opened at about 5 or 6 in the morning and I bought a book to stave off the insane boredom I'd been experiencing (which led to the taking of about 100 pictures of nothing and everything). I'm sometimes nervous to just pick…
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January 15, 2008

Counting the Days

Only five days to go! The Winter Carnival is soon approaching, and we're eagerly awaiting the first clue to be printed in the St. Paul Pioneer Press this Sunday -even though it's usually just a lame one that basically says the hunt for the medallion is beginning and isn't really a clue as to where to locate the medallion.  But…
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January 15, 2008

That time again

Well, it's that lovely time again. I am back in school. I had a really nice Christmas break -or whatever they refer to it as. But now I'm back, and oddly enough, I'm a little excited! I'm taking things slower this semester, since I've heard there was a lot of disorganization in the third semester, so it should be taken…
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January 11, 2008

Treasure Hunt

We are less than ten days away from the St. Paul Winter Carnival Treasure Hunt!! For nine of the last ten years, Jill and I have participated in the hunt. If you find the medallion and fulfill two other requirements (carnival registration and newspaper clue clippings) you will win $10,000. We have been incredibly close to finding the medallion. Last…
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January 10, 2008

Life

We're just about full swing into the new year's busy pace. I started work last week in the office last week and this past week we were at a retreat in Central Minnesota for 3 days before getting back and leading worship at church on Wednesday. Jill begins school and nannying next week. (more…)
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January 8, 2008

Time Slows Down

Jill and I have been consistently running the last few weeks. We've learned to layer and have been able to run through the cold and snow. One thing I've noticed throughout the last couple of weeks is how much time seems to slow down when you spend an hour outside. It would seem like adding another hour into an already…
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January 7, 2008

Alex Rodriguez

My new year's prediction http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-96QS0CWsCQ
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January 5, 2008

2007 Christmas & New Year DVD

Good news!  Our DVD is finally ready!  We finished it early Friday morning and prepared it for mailing today.  We will also post most of the DVD chapters on our website as well.  Thanks for your patience to everyone who has been eagerly awaiting this release.
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January 2, 2008

Squirrat.

Now that we're on the squirrel topic, I'd like to just say that all they are are overgrown rats with bushy tails. I got this picture off of the internet and its title is "squirrel silhouette." I don't see much difference between this and a rat. It shouldn't be called a squirrel, it should be called a squirrel-rat... squirrat.
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January 2, 2008

Tag on to Matt’s “Cold or Hot Water Cycle?”

Matt laughed a few weeks ago when (after finding out about the squirrels that got into our back stairwell and basement -through the attic of all things), I stated that I would not be doing the laundry any time soon. In case you don't know, I had a horrible encounter with a squirrel when I was a teenager, and am…
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January 1, 2008

Cold or Hot Water Cycle?

I went to wash a couple loads of laundry today in our basement.  I opened the top lid and there was a squirrel inside!  I slammed the lid shut and called our landlord.  I'm not at liberty to finish this story for legal purposes.  =)
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December 23, 2007

Borders

Today we were at Borders purchasing a book.  The guy helping us told us the total and I turned to see Jill with her library card in hand.  That's when you remember the phrase, "The worst they could say is no".
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December 22, 2007

Remember?

Remember how it used to be nice and warm out, and you could smell grass and earth, and everything was so alive? Sometimes I like to look back and remember that things weren't always frozen and mucky (though -to give the snow credit- it can be very beautiful). I just thought you might like to remember too.
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December 22, 2007

Two paths diverging in the wood…

Today Matt and I tried to jog (the sidewalks were just too slippery so we walked). We moved onto the bike path because it was less slick. It was funny to us when we passed a biker coming towards us who apparently found the sidewalk better than the bike path. We just sort of grinned stupidly as he rode by,…
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December 16, 2007

Cocoa is Patti

At Family Camp (Lake Geneva) when I was a kid, there was a girl name Patti none of us kids liked.  (Usually I don't use names, but the story would make no sense without it, and Patti's a pretty general name...) She was kind of mean to the other kids, but was a clown named Cocoa for the kid's church…
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December 16, 2007

Ferry to Liberty Island

When we were returning from the Statue of Liberty, the ferry docked and the waves pounded us against the dock.  It was almost like an amusement ride.
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December 13, 2007

O Holy Night

Do you remember the last time you laughed so hard that you cried? If it's been a while, then you've got to listen to this version of O Holy Night. Just when you think it couldn't get any worse, it does.
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