Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Thing you can't teach...

Coach Bob Knight once said that "there are some things you just can't teach, and tall is one of them." Let me add another one to that, super-unnaturally-crazily stretchy. Just watching this makes me hurt.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Front Page (Porch) News

Melissa and I have been doing community theater, and these past two weeks have been our performances. The press came last night, and this morning, a local internet newspaper put up a bunch of pictures. We were doing selections from different Broadway shows. I had one of the lead parts, and my wife got to do a bunch of dance numbers.

The reviews all week were absolutely positive! People were just amazed that there are so many people in our town that can pull off a production like this. I'm just sad that it's over and there will be no more standing ovations. I'm hoping to do this again real soon.

The local news website Front Porch News has a story up with a bunch of pictures at this link.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Level 1 Certified

According to my profile online, my application for Certified Trainee has been approved. Looks like it's time to order a new collar for my uniform.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Talk to a Real Person

I'm so glad that prayer isn't like this...

Thank you for calling heaven.

For English press 1
For Spanish press 2
For all other languages, press 3

Please select one of the following options:

Press 1 for request
Press 2 for thanksgiving
Press 3 for complaints
Press 4 for all others

I am sorry, all our Angels and Saints are busy helping other sinners right now. However, your prayer is important to us and we will answer it in the order it was received. Please stay on the line.

If you would like to speak to:
God, press 1
Jesus, press 2
Holy spirit, press 3

To find a loved one that has been assigned to heaven press 5, then enter his social security # followed by the pound sign. If you receive a negative response, please hang up and dial area code 666.

For reservations to heaven, please enter JOHN followed by the numbers, 3:16.

For answers to nagging questions about dinosaurs, life and other planets, please wait until you arrive in heaven for the specifics.

Our computers show that you have already been prayed for today, please hang up and call again tomorrow.

The office is now closed for the weekend to observe a religious holiday.

If you are calling after hours and need emergency assistance, please contact your local pastor.
Thank you and have a heavenly day.

It's a ????

I don't know, but I know that I love the little speck on the picture! It's true! My wife is now 10 weeks pregnant with our first child due in October!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am thrilled beyond words! To think that God has entrusted us with a life is overwhelming to say the least.

Today, the ticker says that our baby is only about an inch long. It amazes me to think that this tiny speck will grow and become my son or daughter by October!

Anyway, to celebrate and to keep everyone (especially my family) informed, I have created a new blog at so everyone can see how we are doing. I'll have a lot more later, but right now, it's past three.