Monday, November 29, 2004

What I've Been Listening to While Slinging Code

Lonely for the Last Time by Seven Places
Space by Bleach
Phenomenon by Thousand Foot Krutch
Collide by Skillet
Jonah33 by Jonah33

Sunday, November 28, 2004

A Few Books That Have Changed My Perspective on My Relationship With God

Don't worry, I haven't gone off the deep end; I'm still within the pale of orthodoxy...

Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller (Warning: May cause heart palpitations in those who believe that the best place to find Jesus is at a Republican convention!)
The Younger Evangelicals by Robert E. Webber
The Sacred Romance: Drawing Closer to the Heart of God by John Eldredge and Brent Curtis

The Best Movie in the History of Movie History

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. We're in Salmon. We went to my parents' house for a while today and hung out while my dad deep fried a turkey. My brother and his daughter, Maddi were there. It was good to see everyone. We came to Julie's parents' house for dinner. It was a bit crazy with 25 people, but it's always fun. All the sons-in-law, cousins and nephews played football for a while. Thanks to some wet grass and my superior dexterity, I went down hard on my hip. That sure knocked the life out of me (I'm getting old in my middle age). We're just going to relax for the rest of the weekend. I'll update y'all with anything worth talking about.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

The Little Chemist

Weekend before last, the boys and I went geocaching with some guys from church. It was a lot of fun; we ended up driving from Boise almost to Mountain Home through the desert. We found 3 good caches. We're definitely going to do that again. This week, while we're in Salmon, we're going to try to find a couple more, and probably place one or two of our own. Anyway, after a full day (7 hours), we went to a concert--Grand Prize, Jonah33 and Pivitplex. We left about half way through Jonah33; they were great, but I'd already seen them in Twin Falls at Rock the Canyon this summer, and we were all beat. On the way home, the boys asked if I would read them a book when we got home. I told them it was way too late, we needed to be up at 7:00 the next morning since I was playing in the worship band, etc. [Jeff switches gears, but promises this will eventually be relevant]. A couple of weeks ago at work, I was talking with the manager of our chemical lab. I was telling her how Isaac is so interested in science and especially chemistry--he's asking Santa for a chemistry set, white lab coat and beakers--and she's always thrilled to see kids interested in such things. She lent me some books to read to/with him--dictionaries of chemistry, physics and biology. They're actually pretty good, as they have lots of pictures and explain thing quite plainly. Isaac has been picking up on some of the concepts pretty well. [He brings it back home]Soooo, as Isaac and Ben were pleading with me to read to them before bed, I relented and said that I'd read one page out of the chemistry dictionary. Isaac promplty informed me, with as much disgust as he could muster, "Dad, it's not a chemistry dictionary, it's a Dictionary of Chemistry." Oy. The joys of being technically smacked down by a 6-year old.

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Welcome

Welcome to my blog. Laugh hard, this is for your enjoyment.