Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Florida and packing

Florida was fantastic--no hurricanes or even tropical storms.

Visiting Cape Canaveral was definitely a highlight of the trip. We got to see some amazing things. For, more info.--call me.

Another highlight was seeing my family (Dad's side). My Uncle Si played his guitar for us--Watch out Eric Clapton! Seriously, he's that good.

Since we got back, I've been doing a lot of packing and getting ready for our move.
Who knew packing could be so much fun! YUCK!

That's all for now! :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2005


Well, I'm off to sunny, humid, hurricane warned Florida for a week... Boy, I can't wait!
Actually, despite the weather, it's going to be a pretty great trip- DisneyWorld, Cape Canaveral, seeing family, can't ask for much better than that.

I just wish it was in a place where my hair doesn't look like Monica's in the Bahamas-yikes! :)

Also, for those fashion conscientious readers, I will be sporting a new trend out in Florida. The line will be called brick wear. It's hurricane weather fashion- shove bricks in your pockets so you don't blow away. Inspired by Brandon Reed. :)

I'll make sure I post pictures when I get back.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

This book was the basis for the Johhny Depp movie "The Ninth Gate".... I've never seen the movie, but from reading reviews, I can tell you that the foundations for each are very different.  Posted by Hello

New Books

Well, in the past two days I've finished reading two books that are pretty far apart in terms of genre and belief/moral systems
They are:
The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte and Traveling Light by Max Lucado. Interested? Read on...

The Club Dumas is about a man who is a book detective. He is basically a book mercenary, hired to fund rare editions for book nuts. One of his sellers brings him a part of the original manuscript of The Three Musketeers (by Alexandre Dumas-- hence the title for those of you who are familiar with the movie and not the actual book). Along with the extensive plot line about the manuscript, there is another story that makes the book more interesting-- a book that was written for the purpose of summoning the devil.
I must admit, at times this book was a bit creepy (devil worship and occult practices are not my cup of tea)... However, the book was an enjoyable read. There's a bit of mystery and a puzzle to be solved, so the reader gets very involved in the book. To quote a critic of the book, "Think of The Club Dumas as a beach book for intellectuals."

Traveling Light is about the burdens we carry in life that keep us from enjoying what we are called to do while on this earth. It is based, cleverly I might add, around the well known twenty-third Psalm. (The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.) Lucado talks about rest from endless wants, arrogance, fear, shame, loneliness, disappointments, envy, doubt... the list goes on. He reminds the reader of one of Jesus' greatest promises (in my opinion), "Come to me, all you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest" (Matt 11:28). This book is worth the read and reflection it brings with it.

That's all for now-- more books to come! :)

Sunday, June 05, 2005

El Mocoso

Due to a request made by "the punk", I have deleted his picture. However, those who still wish to see the picture only need email the request to the proper account.

El Mocoso-Usted puede haber ganado este vez, pero hay otras batallas que se lucharán. ;)

Friday, June 03, 2005

The Club Dumas

So, I'm reading this really interesting book called The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte. It's kinda hard to explain, but there is this really neat part that makes you kinda think:

"Sacrilege can only be justified in faith. Only a believer can sense the terrible enormity of the deed. We'd feel no horror at profaning a religion to which we were indifferent. It would be like an atheist blaspheming. Absurd."

More to come when I finish the book...

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Yikes! It's getting to close for comfort! Posted by Hello

The Fire approaching our backyard. Posted by Hello


So, how funny that we haven't had a fire in the canyon behind our house in the entire 12 years that we've lived here (man that makes me feel so old) and now that we've sold our house, there's a fire.

I still can't really believe it.

Anywho--- I've posted some pictures so you can experience it for yourselves. It really wasn't that big because the fire fighters got to it so quickly. It could have been A LOT worse. Yeah for fire fighters... Especially fire fighter men. ;)