Friday, December 28, 2007

White Christmas (kinda)

I am in Hereford for Christmas and this is what I get to enjoy at home. It snowed a few days after Christmas.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Service of the Week

This is an incredible website. Think of it as personalized radio. If you like, say, Maroon 5 all you have to do is type in "Maroon 5" and it will create a playlist of Maroon 5 songs as well as songs from bands similar to Maroon 5. You can give the songs a thumbs up or a thumbs down and that will control how much of that band you want to hear. At the very least you should give it a try!


This is really hard for me to admit, but I saw an ad on the Sprint website that said I could win a plasma TV if I sent a text to this 4-digit number. So, I got my cell phone bill yesterday. I got scammed...and charged $10 for sending that text. Don't fall for the same thing. Not that you would. You're probably less materialistic and smarter than I am.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

This week was Saddleback's Global Summit on AIDS & the Church. Saddleback brought everyone from every country, political party, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, together to talk about issues. It was so rad to have all these people in one place.

Another really rad thing going on was the World Vision AIDS Experience. World Vision created a new genre of ways to promote AIDS awareness this this exhibit.

I'm glad to work at a church like this.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Product of the Week

So, I've kinda decided to buy everything on my Amazon wishlist for myself. The navigation system and now these...

Sennheiser PMX 70 Sport Earphones

These are an absolute essential for the runner, walker, worker-outer...anyone! They are the only headphones I have tried that do not BUDGE when I run. I can't speak highly enough about them. Don't pay $50 for them at the Apple store. Go to Amazon and get them for significantly cheaper.

I must say that they do not match my Project(red) shuffle very well, but no one can say that I don't show Christmas spirit when I'm running.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Product of the Week

I've had it with getting lost! I have lived in California for a year and a half now. You would think that I could make it from Costa Mesa to Foothill Ranch in one try. At most two! Not so much the case.

The other night was so preoccupied with being lost that the drivers around me didn't even know what I was doing which is why one of them rear ended me.


There are two reasons I miss exits and get lost:

1.) I rely on "intuition" when I am driving. "It will look familiar when I get there" or "I'll feel my way around."

2.) I am on the phone. This one happens more frequently.

So I went out on Black Friday and bought an early Christmas present for myself. Introducing the Garmin nuvi 660.

Now I can make phone calls, get traffic conditions, and audibly hear where I need to exit. I will never be lost again.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Into the Wild

It will do your life good to see this movie.

Sunday, November 18, 2007


I created Riley's Amazon Wish List to make your holiday shopping less stressful. You're welcome.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Best Night Ever...

I ran the most I've ever ran before, 4 miles, around Mission Viejo Lake and then I pulled off this seemingly impossible parallel parking job at my apartment after running. Best night ever!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Did I die last Christmas?

My mom has this picture of me in the living room at home.

Hereford in Pictures

I flew back to Hereford for the weekend and I have to say that I live for these trips. There is something about flying into a place where there are no freeways that makes me feel instantly relaxed.

The luxury cars are replaced with cows and the mega outdoor shopping malls are replaced with strip malls full of rent-to-own furniture showrooms and dollar stores. Small town charm. I love it. (I don't actually love rent-to-own or dollar stores, but..well, it's home.)

My sister and brother-in-law drove to Hereford this weekend also.

We all went to eat at Boot Hill Saloon & Grill in Vega, Texas. Some of you might have heard of it from the Food Network. The chef, Rory, was on a cooking competition show and she recently opened this cool little restaurant up in Vega. My filet mignon was incredible.

Kali, Sean and I drove out to my dad's feedyard for the afternoon.

This is a Hereford.

I'm heading back to California tomorrow night. I hope the smoke has cleared up.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Get me outa here...

Looking for some fun...and fresh air...Megan and I decided to drive through the wall of smoke and go to Disneyland after work yesterday. We left after work and drove past the flaming hills to get to the Halloweentime at Disneyland. We got to ride the Nemo ride for the first time since it opened this summer.

We took these pictures of the fires from Saddleback Church when we got back home. Sorry they're blurry.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Would you buy these?

I am selling some stuff on ebay. If you are intersted, let me know. I wrote these descriptions of each item and they are currently posted on ebay. Happy bidding!

Starting bid: $3.00

Bring a bit of Egypt heat into your home by setting the mood with this genuine Egyptian alabaster candle holder. This authentic piece was bought at a market in Cairo, Egypt and can be yours. It stands 3" tall. Seller will even throw in a few free tea lights!

Starting bid: $25.00

Who needs George Clooney's looks when you when you can wear Clarks Wallabee boots out on the town? These trendy boots have been seen walking up and down the sidewalks of Hollywood this season. This pair has been worn several times giving them a "I've-worn-them-for years-before-they-were-hot" look to them. They are a size 13 and are sand-colored suede. Watch out, ladies. Some lucky ebay bidder is going to be stepping out and hittin the clubs in these Wallabees. Shorty be screamin'!

Starting bid: $.99

Add some Egyptian BLING to your next craft project! These eight Egyptian stone beads guaranteed authentic. They are straight from a small market in Cairo, Egypt I visited this summer. These beads are great for creating rustic jewelry, key chains, cell phones charms...the possibilities are endless! All measure about .5" long, .25" wide, and .25" deep. It's HOT in Egypt..but these beads are even HOTTER!

Starting bid: $5.00

For the bohemian in you, you'll want to snatch up this burnt orange-colored blouse straight from the Khan el-Khalili market in Cairo, Egypt. This worldly find made of 100% cotton will add the international flair to your outfit that will turn the heads of men from every tribe, tongue and nation. The Middle Eastern floral embroidered design, which harkens the days of Egypt's lush flora, perfectly frames the neck opening which is a unique crew AND v-neck design. Two neck styles in one! The sleeves are 3/4 length providing you with the optimal comfort in any season. So whether you are hitting the local hot spots on the weekends or trotting on a camel in Giza, this wardrobe addition is a must.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Monday, October 15, 2007



I caved...

I gave up Xanga for Blogger. Are you happy now?

Oh. No one really cared?