Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Atlanta Tornado

taken by Shane Durrance

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

On motivation

I saw this Dutch proverb, and it really describes me right now.

"He who is outside his door already has the hard part of his journey behind him."

That's me - I have such a hard time getting up and going these days, getting motivated to get started on my many projects, getting focused. But once I'm out and working, I'm good. What is up with that?


Turk makes me smile

Here are links to YouTube videos that bring me joy. These scenes from "Scrubs" are actually on an episode that I watch frequently, especially when I need cheering up. Turk just makes me smile. I hope you enjoy.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Results of voting

Okay, here is the wager after the votes:

If Greeny loses, he has to dye his hair a different color for 5 straight days.

If Golic loses, he has to particiate in a competitive eating contest against professionals.

Stay tuned...I bet no one picked UGA to be in the mix, but since we are the SEC champions, look out!!!!


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Greeny and Golic wager

If you guys have been following Mike & Mike, you know its time for their college basketball bracket wager. Though the fans have already decided what Greeny must do if he loses this year (dyeing his hair a different color every day for one week), the fans can still determine Golic's fate. The options are:
following a vegan diet for an entire week
dressing in drag for an entire show
getting a full body wax
receiving a botox shot to the forehead
participating in a competitive eating contest vs. pros

Vote now!!! I'm going for the vegan diet or the full body wax, especially since he pulled such a mean prank on Greeny when they were shooting commercials down in Florida!


Monday, March 10, 2008

encouragement and faith

"I believe in the sun, even though it doesn't shine,
I believe in love, even when it isn't shown,
I believe in God, even when he doesn't speak."

--Carved on the walls of a concentration camp

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."

--John 14:27

Friday, March 07, 2008


This quote has always stuck with me, and I ran across it while looking for some new music while Brent is recuperating from his wisdom teeth extraction.

"People always ask us why we signed up for Christian music. We do this not because someone got to us at an early age but because Jesus is the only thing that has ever changed our lives."
---Bart Millard of MercyMe

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Together again

CUPS and I have reunited... ("reunited and it feels so good..."). It has been a rocky relationship...I didn't call, I didn't write, and I only infrequently visited. But, I am spending some mornings and afternoons here now and again - it is good for my soul, to actually see sunlight even if it is through a window. I predict that it won't be so good for the waistline - their latte's and frio's are just too good.

A few things have changed about my old friend CUPS. New carpet, more outlets, streamlined self-service areas. It is also busier - I'm convinced I played a role in this, as I have had office hours here for the past 3 years and always invite my students to meet me here for questions. Shouldn't I be receiving some perks for the free advertising? Free coffee? Free caramel cake? A seat saved for me?

The latter comment reminds me of my visit to Germany to visit Charlton - we went to this wonderful restaurant for wienerschnitzel (the best I've ever had - I was only there 4 days, and we dined there x2), and the booths and tables have small (brass?) nameplates on them of old-timers, regulars. The deal is that you are welcome to sit there if the table is not occupied, but if they walk in, you have to let them have their table, no matter where you are in the course of your meal. Awesome.

So, CUPS, I'm waiting for my own table. Just give me a call.