2005-07-16

Introducing Emiliano

Before anybody panics, this is not my baby! :) This is my very first nephew, who will be joining his parents Scott and Ana Lia in Quito, sometime in late September. I am tickled pink because I will be flying to Quito on October 1 to hang out with them and meet Emiliano and lend a hand so Scott & Ana Lia can get a little sleep once in awhile. (Thanks for buying my ticket brudder!) Can you believe these new ultrasounds? They are amazing!

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2005-07-13

Blue Like Jazz

I finally borrowed a copy of Blue Like Jazz. I have wanted to read it for awhile but had not gotten my hands on it. And, to be honest, I don't like to do things when everyone else is doing them. I like to be a little quietly rebellious. (Like not loving Forrest Gump or Chariots of Fire or spelling our daughter's name the Welsh way.)

I have to say though, I am loving it. I am going to have to buy a copy of this for my own self. I might even have to underline in it.

I am going to be chewing on it for awhile, but for now I will leave you with this poem from the book. The poem is written by C.S. Lewis.

All this is flashy rhetoric about loving you.
I
never had a selfless thought since I was born.
I am mercenary and self-seeking through and through;
I want God, you, all friends, merely to serve my turn.

Peace, reassurance, pleasure are the goals I seek.

I cannot crawl one inch outside my proper skin;
I talk of love--a scholar's parrot may talk Greek--
But, self-imprisoned, always end where I begin.

Ouch. And amen.

2005-07-12

Sad State of Affairs

So the other day, I helped Monaca get a counter on her blog. The same day, I reset my own counter, just for kicks. After a day or two had passed, I was roaming around on blogs, and thought about checking my counter to see how many hits I had gotten. Unfortunately, when I had this thought, I was on Mon's blog, which looks exactly like mine (I'd just like to say that I got it first!) I was very impressed because the counter said 37 or something like that! I said to Troy "Wow, I had no idea so many people read my blog!" Then I looked again, and said "Wait, this is Monaca's blog." So I clicked over to mine. Oh the humiliation and despair! The counter said 4.

2005-07-10

Favorite Bill Cosby Quote

"Parents are not interested in justice; they are just interested in quiet!"