Posts made in October, 2005

sick daddy

Posted by on Oct 26, 2005 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

kim’s dad is sick and you should pray for him.
he is in the hospital because his intestines are infected.
he had a pain in his side. this is how it started.

if you have a pain in your side be sure to request a CT scan immediately from your doctor so that you do not wind up throwing up and getting a fever and driving yourself back to the doctor to say you are worse and then having a CT scan because you will feel sicker than if you’d just demanded it in the first place.

also, eat lots of high fiber foods, especially Kashi’s GoLean Crunch which is both delicious and intestinally abrasive. mmm, mmm, good.

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Idealistic Futures

Posted by on Oct 24, 2005 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

So these are some of our friends in Dallas. Here’s the run down, from left to right.

Brandon & Zanna

He’s from OK and she’s from LA. He can rope. She sells Arbonne. He works for Bob. We met them through Daniel & Jennifer (whom you will meet in just a second).

Jud & Kim

We are own best friends down here. We had a super great weekend and we didn’t go anywhere special or “do” anything with anyone. It was just us and it was the best weekend we’ve had in months. Just quiet and simple and good.

Daniel & Jennifer

They’re from OK and though they went to school in Stillwater, they are OU fans. We love hanging out with them and met them while we were church hopping. We hopped together for a while and would love to end up in the same place as them, if that works out well for everyone. We’ll see what happens, but we just enjoy them a ton. They both work for Bob now. She did work at this terrible place, but has been saved from the horrors of things like cold calling and ALWAYS (even with long pants) wearing panty hose. They went to church with Brandon & Zanna before they moved to Texas.

Michael & Katherine

Don’t know them very well, really. Jud did play Settlers at their apartment complex while Kim was in DC. Speaking of DC, Kim is really digging the Postal Service’s “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight” and “Nothing Better”. Check them out. You may want to dance too.

Tonight:
We are going to a joint birthday celebration for Brandon’s birthday and for Jennifer’s birthday. Can you guess how old they are? Probably not. You are not a good guesser.

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the standoff comes to an end

Posted by on Oct 23, 2005 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Today was so good – the kind of fall day I dream about. It was cool enough for us to open up the house and not have it fill with rolling heat.

Last night we went out searching for caramel apples (thanks, mom, for the picture that made us both totally crave them!). Apparently this city does not know that it is fall and does not go crazy with apples and cider and such (Omaha certainly does and Syracuse too I guess, since Allison was telling me a story today and casually says something like “yeah, after I went apple picking…” where as in Dallas I might say something like, “after I got cut off by a maniac on 75”. But I digress). So, we didn’t find caramel apples.

We did however find a TCBY and enjoyed some delicious fall frozen yogurt flavors — chocolate and vanilla. MMMmmm. Nothing says fall like some frozen yogurt! Then we rented Kingdom of Heaven. Have you seen this movie? Please, if you haven’t, do not rent it. Ridley Scott should not receive one more dollar for making this film. It is so bad. Too bad to even really critique. Let me just say that the story had amazing potential but lacked writing, directing, editing and acting. Yep, that about covers it. Please, please remove it from your NetFlicks cue.

We had the movie up pretty loud and didn’t hear what our neighbor told us about today. Last night about 10pm Stacy, Kate and Michael all heard a woman yell at the top of her lungs “Help me!” and looked out their respective front doors. They didn’t hear anything other than that and didn’t really know what to do. Stacy’s husband said they should’ve called the cops and we agreed. But, we didn’t hear it. We were too busy watching a Orlando Bloom live in Jerusalem as a Crusader and want to be friends with Muslims. It’s not that we are pro-Crusades, because we are for sure not, but the crazy men who marched to “the Holy Land” oh so many years ago weren’t there to make friends with Muslims. They had some pretty screwed up theology and thought that God backed a Christian-jihad. Completely outside of New Testament teaching, but, of course, they didn’t know what the New Testament said because most of them were illiterate and even if they could read Latin, they’d have a pretty tough time getting their hands on a copy of New Testament books, since the Catholic church was completely against the people reading for themselves. Now that I’ve been flagged by the Dept of Homeland Security for having the word ‘jihad’ in my blog, and by the Catholic church for dissing on them too, I think I’ll move on.

To the standoff —
If you know me well, you know that I like things clean. I’m anal about things I should overlook – things most people cannot see or do not feel the need to adjust. But in one area I am disgusting. I will procrastinate cleaning this one thing forEVER. Not because I don’t want it to be clean, mind you. I just want someone else to clean it. Ahem. I’m pretty sure I got this from my mom. Yes, mom, I blame you. You and I share this malady, but I doubt it’s genetic so, in true public service announcement form — I learned it from watching you! (Sorry for the blame, but you didn’t screw me up in real ways, so this is the worst it gets)

Leftovers.in.the.fridge.
I leave them there. Rotting. Molding. Stinking to high heaven in plastic containers that keep all the stink inside of them. I know that eventually I’m going to have to open up that stinky thing and throw all of the mold and old food into a garbage bag while I breathe only through my mouth to avoid retching. Allison pointed out that there is a happy medium between the decaying food that raccoons won’t eat and the day I first stuck it in the fridge, but I swear I cannot figure out that timing. I just know that one day, I’ll open that door and realize that the fruit I cut up a few weeks back is still in a gladware container but it’s now found it’s way behind the bread and condiments because it knows it’s shame. And something inside me freezes. I can’t touch the outside of that container much less open it up and through away the fuzzy fruit. And then I notice other things lurking back there too…the tiny bit of tuna casserole I just couldn’t pitch the night I made it, the taco meat that we didn’t eat in time, the yellow squash from the farmer’s market and it’s friend’s the jalapenos. “Oh no” ragged breathing “Oh no” panicked feelings “Oh no” heart racing “Oh no” SHUT THE FRIDGE!!! IGNORE IT! IT WILL GO AWAY!

and i do. I shut it and I walk away.

People, there was a take out box in there from September 12th today!

But not now. Today I won. I’d finally starved them out. They’d begun eating their own children and I knew it was time. I breathed through my mouth. I used my big spatula. I threw two Target sacks into the dumpster and I only lost two gladware containers in the fight. Tupperware always wins, by the way. But the gladware? It was made to be pitched. So, now our fridge is clean and pretty and it currently holds a beautiful trifle (Tami Z’s recipe – Thanks Tami!!!) that I’ll serve up tomorrow for our small group. Tonight I can rest well. The standoff has ended.

(Of course, tomorrow it all begins again. The making food. The left overs. The lack of desire to eat the left overs. The making of new food. The shoving to the back. It’s a vicious cycle, but I’m sure I’ll win again.)

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Posted by on Oct 21, 2005 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hey everyone. I’m just wrapping up a pretty diverse day so I thought I would throw some of it up on the blog. Thursdays are usually kind of my reprieve from the rest of the week where I’m able to gather myself for friday and catch up from wednesday. However today was a huge mix of a lot of things such as work, reading, driving, watching soccer, sitting in class, and eating cornbread, pasta salad and a chedderwurst and 8:45 pm.

Probably since we got down here we’ve been anticipating seeing friends that play on our schools soccer team because they are scheduled to play in Dallas. Anyway, today is that day or should I say was that day. I made my way up to Farmers Branch (the area of Dallas where they played) and was refreshed to see Adam, meet his girlfriend and see various other people from my past. Kim joined me about 10 minutes into the game because she had to work until 3. The game was tied 2-2 when I had to leave for my Thursday evening Spiritual Life class. Traffic was crazy and I eventually made it to class about 5 minutes late and not in true accordance with Seminary dress code. [Some poeple get really obsessive about the dress code, those people need to get over it.] Tonight’s lecture was on grace and holiness so once I sat down I realized that it wasnt a big deal that I was in jeans. Before I got to class Kim called and let me know that Grace had won 3-2 in sudden death – I guess that means they’ll live to fight another day and we’ll drive to Farmers Branch another day (i.e., tomorrow at 3 pm). Hopefully after the game we’ll get some time to hang out with Adam, at least that will be our plan.

The other day I got a call from my friend Mark who was in Omaha at the Sokol Auditorium. Since Mark lives in Nashville/Murfreesboro, TN, I was pretty surprise. Right now he’s on tour with Underoath and Thrice representing Invisible Children. If you haven’t seen the Invisible Children DVD, I would definitely recommend it and it might help you care a little more about Africa. Its always exciting to see how the Lord is using Mark and I’m really excited for what his future holds. The whole call made me really miss Omaha and wish I could have been there to shoot the breeze with him and see the same friends I would always see at shows down at the Sokol. Posted by Picasa

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Posted by on Oct 18, 2005 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Here is a picture from the game on Saturday. I’m a bit afraid that I’ll have to miss some of this week’s game because of a class project I’m doing. We’ll see though, things could come together quicker than I think they may. I’ll try to write more later on when I get more time… – Jud Posted by Picasa

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