Sunday, June 29, 2008

Summer Roommates!!

Well....just having some fun.

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Diamond Dog Champs!

Well...if you haven't heard, Fresno State Bulldogs won the College World Series. I am stoked as is everyone from Fresno. I've said it once and I'll say it again, Let's Go Dogs!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I've Never...

Well...I wanted to blog but didn't really want to invest all that much thought so here it goes.

  • I've never broken a bone

  • I've never been to Mexico

  • I've never attended an NFL game

  • I've never been surfing

  • I've never gone skydiving

  • I've never seen any of the Godfather movies

  • I've never been to Ikea

  • I've never had a bloody nose

Friday, June 20, 2008

She's Here!

Well...Hillary is here for the weekend!! YES!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Lets Go:

Well...I was in the writing mood but was not real sure what to start. (Favorite Past Times Series COMING SOON!!) First of all I cannot believe that in my last post I forgot to mention Euro 2008. This has been such a fun thing to get sucked into. My two roommates schedules are dictated often by who is playing and at what time so I have also begun to keep up with the scores and different matches. Lets Go Netherlands! Also I must mention again how awesome the Fresno State Bulldog team is. They beat North Carolina on Tuesday night, the Tar Heels are the #2 team in the country. Bring on anybody, there going to the finals. Lets Go Dogs! As I am sure most know Coldplay's album, Viva La Vida was released on Tuesday in America and it does not disappoint. With an entire album that puts you into a state of musical euphoria. Check it out. Lets Go Coldplay!

Monday, June 16, 2008

CWS, US Open, D.A. Carson

Well....Right now I am watching the U.S. Open of Golf Championship. You may be asking but it's Monday, did you record it? Well yesterday during the final round at Torrey Pines, Tiger Woods in typical dramatic Tiger fashion sunk a birdie putt on the 18th to tie the Championship at 1 under par and force an 18 hole playoff this morning. Tiger holds a 4-1 favorite by the kind folks in Vegas but with his knee the way it is could make it a very interesting playoff.
Also as an update to my last post, Fresno State won their first game against Rice steamrolling the fifth ranked pitching staff in the country 17-5. They now advance to play the North Carolina Tar Heels on Tuesday at 4 pm PST. Lets Go Dogs!
And finally I just want to point out, yes I am still reading Becoming Conversant with the Emergent Church by D.A. Carson. And let me tell you it just is'nt an easy book to read. It is a very intellectual book that requires me to reread pages causing me to take a while to get through it however it is a very enjoyable book. Til next time...

Friday, June 13, 2008

Lets Go Dogs!

Well....Fresno State is in the College World Series! I had season tickets to Bulldog games since before I can even remember. I even had my own seat that had my name on a shiny metal plate. Beiden Field was like a home away from home. Friday and Saturday nights were always something to look forward to and of course the Sunday afternoon game after church was always a great time to relax and enjoy some sunshine. For a number of years I could recite the entire roster, jersey numbers, positions and for starters batting averages and other stats. However during those years, they never resulted in any post season happiness. Growing up it never bothered me because by that time it was summer and I was free. But now this season, so many years since the last time I attended a game they have made it to Omaha. I will be rooting and supporting the Fresno State Bulldogs in their quest to win the CWS. One thing I must mention is my dislike for the initials of the College World Series as it is the same for the Chicago White Sox who I dislike very much, which is why they do not receive the courtesy of a link. Some notable former Bulldogs are Mark Gardner, Bobby Jones, Tom Goodwin, Jeff Weaver who was just released today from his current team. Check out the Dogs play on Sunday, (Father's Day) at 11 am against Rice in Omaha on ESPN. Also of note is the fact that Fresno Coach Mike Batesole was voted National Coach of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Currently Reading

Well...following the trend of my last post, I want to introduce to all of my readers a new part of my blog. On the right side of your screen you will now see throughout the rest of the summer a section titled: Currently Reading. This will be a picture of the book that I am currently reading. By clicking on the picture it will take you to a description of the book. Now everyone can enjoy the books that I am reading. On a side note today is a very sad and gloomy Thursday. There will be no watching of LOST or The Office.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Who doesn't enjoy reading?

Well....while I was in Germany I read a number of different books. These books are the most likely reason for my suitcase being 6 kilograms over the maximum allowed weight at the airport. Thanks to my smile and a friendly airport worker all I had to do was shave 2 kilograms of of my suitcase weight and I did so by taking out 3 books and a shoe. Anyways the point of this post is to tell you all about the books that I read.
The first book that I read was The Shack by William Young. This book was a very thought provoking book. It made some very interesting theological statements all the while making some very keen observations about the character of God and enlightened me some of the different aspects of the Trinity.
I also read John Grisham's newest novel The Appeal. This was a very interesting and entertaining novel covering the dirty side of political campaigning specifically in state supreme court races.
I read Quiet Strength, Tony Dungy's biography. What a great book!? I would recommend this book to anyone whether an avid reader or someone who reads a book once a year. This book is such an easy read yet has so much valuable experience to pull from and learn from.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Finally Reporting In

Well...I apologize for the lack of posting since reentering the beautiful United States. I am very happy to be back in the US and back at work. After spending the weekend in Fresno with my family and Hillary I am now back in Riverside working hard for the money. I can't really describe my trip through a blog post so I am not going to try. I am gonna post some pictures on here however all of my pictures can be found on Flickr. In a few words I can say that Munich was absolutely beautiful, the trip was a blast and God did work in our lives as well as a few people that we were able to meet and build relationships with. Enjoy the photos and be ready for me to begin blogging with a fury. Thanks for prayers and support.

This was at the Burger King at the Munich airport.

This is called a Döner Kebab and it is very good.

This was a tobaggon run in Austria....AWESOME!

Lunchtime in the middle of a long day at the sports camp.

This was dinner at what is called the Hofbrauhaus in Munich.