Monthly Archives: November 2008

In Which I Am Thankful.


I got home last night from work to find Peanut asleep in my bed. He was running a fever and had climbed into bed with mommy, so I left him there and climbed into his bed instead. This morning when mommy left for work, I went back into my own bed to get a bit more sleep.

Later this morning, after I hit snooze a few times, I rolled over just in time to watch him wake up. He opened his eyes, gave me a great big sleepy grin, then reached out his hand and just laid it on my shoulder. He left it there, and just laid there, smiling. Finally he mumbled, “Good morning.”

Man, I’m going to miss these moments. They’re already few and far between with Chester, and now Peanut is getting older — he’ll be five very soon. Well before I’m ready for him to grow up, he’ll grow up anyway.

For now, I still have these moments, and the diving, leaping hug at the door when Daddy comes in, and two boys, in bunk beds, almost-but-not-quite waking up when I get home from work, giving me sleepy-breath kisses, looking past me and saying good night to the wall.


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In Which I’m Doing A Dream Wedding.

This is going to be fun. Weddings are fun anyway, and this couple is very relaxed about the whole experience, which would make it even more fun anyway, but there’s a unique twist to this one. Let me explain:

Last August I did a couple of weddings (as I blogged then, I’m Totally Legal(TM) in the state of WA), and shortly after the second one I got a call from the bride that her brother was looking for someone to do his wedding. They had initially planned on doing just a small wedding later this year, as his fiancee is in medical school so time and resources are limited.

It turns out that her brother and his fiancee won a contest with a local television show in which the prize was a $50,000 dream wedding. So cool!

I’m excited to be officiating and look forward to being part of this day. I didn’t know the bride and groom before they asked me to do the wedding, and I don’t know any of the other couples that entered the contest, but even so, I’m pretty sure that it couldn’t have gone to a nicer or more deserving couple. I’m honored to be a part.

And the groom tells me that the cake is going to be awesome. [/happy cake dance]

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In Which I May Or May Not Have A Blog.

Happy World Philosophy Day! Here’s a little something for your mind grapes.

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In Which Someone Paid Attention To The Words.

I ran across this video a couple of weeks ago. Even though the election has passed, this is just a great idea, and very well executed. Next Olympic sport: Synchronized Debating.

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In Which Boston Legal Gets It.

I was watching this tonight and thought this clip was fantastic. This summed up in two minutes everything that is wrong with American political debate. You have to watch through the yelling to the end:

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In Which My Brother Sounds Great!

Got a call from my brother last night, and we had a really good conversation. He really sounded like he was doing well — bored out of his mind, but coherent, funny, and acknowledging that he is where he needs to be. I am so proud of him!

Please keep him in your prayers as he knows there is a lot to be done once he gets home to maintain his sobriety.

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In Which Your Television Is Going To Change.

The Wise One passes along this PSA. It’s really worth your attention, if for no other reason than the fact that it’s hilarious:

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more about “Analog to digital“, posted with vodpod

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