Friday, October 27, 2006

Playing the Sport I Love

That is me in the yellow, #8. The picture was taken at the Florida Sectionals Ultimate Tourney at Vero Beach in September, 2006. I had a great time. There is nothing like laying out for a disc. It was also good to spend some time with my teammates. We ended up finishing 5th place out of 10 teams. It wasn't good enough to reach regionals, but fun nevertheless.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

A Celebration of Zoe, the Bullie!

Krisha and I had a fun time celebrating our dog's 1st birthday. I composed a poem about Zoe. Krisha created some Zoe Libs. And Zoe ate some ice cream and wore a birthday cap. See below for more details.
A Theologically Correct Poem:
Concerning Zoe
Her Stance on a Major World Religion

Z oroastrianism,
O bviously
E rroneous

Zoe Libs

Directions: Write down a word for each number below and then fill your words into the story. If you want to post your results under the comments section, our family would love to read them.

1. noun
2. adj
3. adj
4. body part
5. action verb
6. exclamation
7. verb
8. food
9, 10, 11. adj
12. food
13, 14, 15, 16. gerund verbs (-ing ending)
17. noun
18. adj
19, 20, 21. noises
22. number
23. car
24. book of the Bible
25. animal
26. body part
27. dessert

Once upon a __1__ there was a __2__ bully named Zoё. Zoё had big __3__ eyes and a wrinkly wet __4__. Zoё was different that other bullies because her favorite thing to do was __5__. In fact, she did it so loud that her owners, Brian and Krisha would often scream “__6__, Zoё”!

Some other fun facts about Zoё are that she likes to __7__ humans, but she really prefers to stick her nose into __8__. Her ideal date is a walk in a park and her ideal bully is __9__, __10__, and definitely __11__. Her favorite food is __12__; in fact she likes it so much she sticks her whole face in to get a better lick.

Zoё isn’t necessarily the smartest bully, though. Brian and Krisha have caught her __13__ the neighbors, __14__ the flowers, and __15__ small children. Zoё’s biggest fear is __16__ a __17__, but Brian and Krisha are more concerned with her couch-diving and repetitive purging habits. For Halloween, Zoё dressed up as a __18__ pumpkin. Unfortunately, the costume exploded into a million pieces in the washer when Krisha tried to clean it. (Even Cinderella couldn’t resurrect that pumpkin!)

Zoё has many things that make her ears perk: noises such as __19__, __20__, and __21__ keep her busy looking confused. In fact, we aren’t sure if her brain has actually developed to the size of a one year olds. It is possible that Zoё is a __22__ week old puppy stuck in a 1 yr olds’ body. We haven’t determined this as she weighs as much as a large __23__. Zoё is not much of a Bible reader, but if she were her favorite book would be __24__. In fact, she has her own proverb: Don’t let a __25__ put his __26__ in your wrinkles. A good friend is like a __27__.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Happy 1st Birthday, Zoe!!!

So, today is Zoe's first birthday. Details of her birthday party will be posted in the next few days.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Zoe, the Pumpkin

To celebrate the Fall season, Zoe decided to dress up in her pumpkin costume and go to a bullie meetup in Orlando. If you want to check out all the photos of this event, just click here. Zoe had a great time, except for her barfing problem. She threw up over 5 times! Thankfully, none of the pictures actually show her barfing.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Fall Break

It's Fall Break, errr, I mean Reading Week. The time off is just not the same as it used to be at JMU for several reasons. 1) It means I must catch up on the numerous seminary books I haven't gotten too yet. 2) In Virginia, there is an actual Fall, where the leaves change into beautiful colors, where there are corn maizes to get lost in, and where the weather causes you to grab your hoodie.

A Fall is Florida is much different. Most of the leaves never change from their green palmy colors and the ones that do go from green to brown. It is rather depressing. Also no corn maizes. And, worst of all, not as many good friends to admire the above enjoyments.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Mt. Whitney

So, I got a hint from a friend that I needed more pictures on blog. Hence, a picture accompanies this blog. And it would probably help if I wrote in the blog more than once a month. No promises, but I'll try. So, what is new. Well, I hiked to the top of the highest mountain in the 48 contiguous states, Mt. Whitney, CA. Matt Chase, if you read this, have you made it up any 14ers. The altitude really got to me. I'm still down for doing some hikes together. Also, while I was over there, I climbed Boundary Peak, NV, the highest peak in that state. Total trip statistics. 3 days, over 32 miles hiked with about 10,000 feet elevation gain. Exciting, but exhausting. Anyways, that brings the state highpointing count to 5 out of 50 (10% complete). Okay, that is enough for now, but I'm sure to have some wifey and Zoe highlights to come.