Thursday, January 28, 2010

Da' Bomb

Lately I've loved the Photobomb. Don't know what a photobomb is? Go here and educate yourself. Our family is full of photobombers. I once spent a day at Disneyland with some friends from college photobombing Japanese tourists. Somewhere in Japan are vacation photos with a tall, lanky guy in the background just getting in the picture.

Today was a long day at work. So when I come across a photo like this I just can't help but smile. Tonight it actually made me laugh out loud. The original can be found at

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Uh, I forgot something

This morning as I was putting my bag into the locker at the gym I noticed it was a little light. You see, each morning I hit the gym on my way to work so there are essentials that I need. Each night before bed I pack my clothes for the work day and all my personals needed for a good shower after the workout. It is just part of the nightly ritual before bed. First I set the coffee pot for a full brew on a timer that is set for 4:25am, I pack my clothes, and then I layout my workout clothes. That is the ritual. 4:30am alarms come around quick and you've got to be prepared.

Last night I missed a vital step in this ritual. I forgot towels. Both. The sweat towel and the shower towel.

Upon noticing my missing items I had a critical decision to make - go home and forget the workout or plug on and deal without. I chose the latter.

Fortunately the gym provides paper towels and spray to wipe machines down after you sweat all over them. Unfortunately they do not provide paper towels in the locker room.

After the workout I showered and squeegied myself off the best I could, got dressed, and left. Nobody said a word. I acted like it was just a normal happening and rolled with it.

By the time I got to work I was dry.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


I am just about to sit down and read Rob Bell's book Drops Like Stars for the second time. Outside it is a typical dreary Oregon day. Not that that's a bad thing. It is what it is. I'm a bit under the weather so I'm trying to take it easy today. There are so many things beckoning my attention and I'm intentionally ignoring them. Kathi's at work, the kids are at play, and Owen is curled up in a little ball on one of the comfy Ikea chairs we have. I will sit next to him in a few minutes on the other chair and read. I'm good at this. This is what I do.

I like days like today (except for the illness). It is quiet. I am relaxed.

I like Oregon.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Priority Photo

One of my favorite things each week is the check MSNBC's week in photo's. This week they have the decade in photo's. It is brilliant. It includes memorable moments like images from Hurricane Katrina, 9/11, the inauguration of our first black president... you know big historical moments. And then there was this photo. Brilliant. One of the decades finest. No, I'm not joking. This photo is awesome.

Cute squirrels.

Just look at the furociousness of these two. Right down to the open mouth "ha I got you" look on the one and the spread toe killer foot of the other. I can't get enough. I might have to get a copy to frame up in my office.