Monday, March 31, 2008

Wells Fargo.

Ray started actually working with money today at Wells Fargo. She has been doing 3 weeks of training and observing and finally gets to be behind the counter. I think she was a little nervous, but I know she will do a great job, she always does. I don't think I would ever be able to do that job.

Have a good day Ray Ray. Cheers.


Sunday, March 30, 2008


When I was in high school my buddy Brian Hobbs made us watch Fargo one night and I thought it was so freaking boring. Ray and I watched it tonight and its actually a great movie.

If you have never seen it you should check it out.

Its a true story and is wonderfully done. The cast great and does a fantastic job. I wish I could have enjoyed it in high school and not until a decade later. Cheers.


Friday, March 28, 2008


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Monday, March 24, 2008

Bad Blogger.

Hey guys, sorry for being a poor blogger of later. I don't have a good excuse like I was make a special appearance on Mythbusters or climbing Everest, I've just been lazy.

So since its been a while I will give you a run down of last week. Sounds boring, but what the heck?


Ray took Damar to the vet because her eyes were all swollen and nasty. The vet didn't know what it was, but gave us some eye drops, antibiotics and said we'll see what happens. I have to take her back tomorrow morning for a checkup. The worse part was she has to wear a cone this week and she bumps it on everything. At first it was like, "Awww, thats so cute and sad", now its like "Damar, stop freakin'running into everything, gosh!" not so cute, I just hope she is fine and I can take the satellite dish off of her neck, the thing is huge.


We, UCYC, hosted a conference for other camp ministries on Tuesday and Wednesday. So Tuesday was sessions and seminars. I went to a seminar by a guy about making videos. It was good. I am getting move involved with that aspect of our ministry so that was good for me.


We had a last session in the morning and the nobody was available to play djembe so they asked me and it was great. I miss playing live music so much. I think I am going to try to get involved with our worship team at our church. We'll see how that goes.

I recieved a call from Chris-Jake.

Wednesday afternoon I was invited to go mountain biking with Greg, our director and a couple of people that came to the conference. We had a blast, the addiction is growing.

Then that night Ray and I went on a date with the Coynes, David and Lori, it was a lot of fun.


Thursday was pretty low key, I worked on learning some of our video software in the office.

Ray baby sits on Thursday night so I hung out with her a bit at the Herrington's house. We splurged and had Grilled Stuffed Burritos from Taco Bell, Mmmmmm fancy.


The day started with a bike ride before work with OB-K (Obese Kris [BMI isn't good for him either]) and Tye. It was 27 degrees when we left the house and I was freezing for the first 15 minutes or so, my legs were bright red. It was so cold that my water froze in my Camelback hose, a first for me. We had a great time. The addiction is growing faster.


Ray and I hung out a bit. We ran to the bank to add me to our new Wells Fargo account, since she works there now we get good rates on stuff. Then we hit the mall for a little shoe shopping, Rays all corporate now and needs nice clothes and shoes.

After we got home I went on a bike ride with our neighbor Mike. It was a good ride, its mostly downhill so not too bad on my already worn out legs. The addiction is fully there now.

After I got back from the ride we went to the Herrington's for supper. Chris grilled pork ribs and they were so freaking good.


Today we went to our Easter service at church. The church we go to has several services so they rent out the arena here in town (where the hockey games are) for Easter. I always thought thats strange, but today I liked it. I mean its the only time all year that everyone from the church are at a service together, pretty cool.

After church we went to Greg's house for a big Easter lunch and egg hunt for the kids, it was super cute. It was a good week. Cheers.


Monday, March 17, 2008

Snow and Hero.


The weather has been great the past couple of weeks, mid 60's, dry, perfect. This morning we woke up and its snowing, high in the mid 30's, crappy. Oh well, it will be in the 60s in a couple of days.


Last night we were at our friends house and I played Guitar Hero for the first time. I can't believe I haven't played this before. Mike and I rocked so hard, but the then the songs got hard and we had to sit down. Here is a pic of me concentrating really hard on Metallica's "One". (Side note: I look so lame when I am concentrating.)

Sunday, March 16, 2008


Ray and I started season 6 of Sopranos today. A couple of things about this show that I like.

1. Tony Sopranos character is one of the greatest characters ever.

2. I love the opening credits, they are great.

I am excited about getting into this season. Cheers.


Friday, March 14, 2008

Heart Attack.

One of the many reasons that makes Prescott, AZ such a great place to live is that there is great mountain biking all around us. Just a couple of miles up from our home is a great trail network at Thumb Butte and within a short drive there are other awesome places to ride. So I am stoked to get out riding now that the snow is gone.

In saying this, please understand I have not riden a mountain bike since moving to South Africa in 2005, so its been a long timea. This also means I am not in the best cyclin shape.

We went for a short ride yesterday afternoon and I thought I was going to die. It started out climbing, just climbing, which sucks when you are out of shape. I would climb for a bit then all of a sudden if felt like my heart was about to beat out of my chest and my lungs where going implode, not a good feeling. Then cames the coughing (refered around here as "bloddy lung"), I think I coughed so much and so hard that I caused real trauma to my repritory system, imagine a rug draped over a clothes line and someone beating the dust out of it, that was my lungs. Awesome.

I had a few things working against me.

1. My BMI-I am techncally obese, which sucks.

2. I had a huge lunch of fish tacos with a little spicy sauce of some sort (never, ever, ever, ever, eat this then go mountain biking, you will die).

3. I am still not used to being super active at this elevation yet.

4. My BMI-screw you MR. BMI. Sorry, I'm bitter.

5. I was on a bike that wasn't set up for me and the front fork was too soft (I honestly think this made little difference in my performace, but it makes me feel a little better to mention it).

6. Yestday morning I did a huge workout consisting of a couple hundred squats and my legs were shot before we reached the trailhead.

7. Lastly and probably the biggest thing working against me, I see now that I am so out of shape I shouldn't be considered a human being.

SO I have some work to do, but I will keep working on it. Besides my heart almost exploding and not being able to breath, I had a great time and can't wait get back out there on a regular basis. Good ride. Cheers.


Thursday, March 13, 2008

Did you see Kanye West's performance with Daft Punk at the Grammy's? If you didn't check it out, it was awesome.

Towards the end you can see Daft Punk using 4 Lemurs to control the digital effects and beats. Its so cool that they are doing all the manipulation of the loop and beat live with the Lemurs.

So if anyone would be interested in giving me a Lemur for my birthday in May, I would accept it graciously. Cheers.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Saw this today on Marko's blog, pretty cool.

Trip to the Valley.

Ray and I went to Phoenix today to take Alycia to the airport. Alycia is our friend from SA that stayed in our home and watched the dogs when we were on tour and we had a great time hanging out. She is moving to Amsterdam on May 1st so we won't get to see her for a long time.

On the way back up to Prescott, seriously UP, from PHX to Prescott is all up hill several thousand feet. Any who, Ray and I listened to some old CDs that I hadn't listened to in years and they it dawned on me that they were CDs I had a decade ago when I was a freshman at Florida Christian College. We were rockin' out to Blink 182's "Dude Ranch" and Five Iron Frenzy's "Our Newest Album Ever". It was a wonderful stroll down memory lane. I miss ska.

While I was listening to these CD's I started thinking a bit about where I am in my life and how much I have had the opportunity to do since graduating high school. If someone had told me what the next decade held I wouldn't have believed them. It's been a blast and I can't wait to see what happens over the next decade. Cheers.


Saturday, March 08, 2008

Web Test Update.

Man, I tried to make a joke yesterday about our test website, but at the time all the icons were my floating head and it looked funny, now its other test icons like a trash can or whatever. Oh well, not as funny.

Test Site.

We are working on a new UCYC website. Go check out the test site and tell me what you think. Cheers.

When I posted the above message earlier there were no other "test" icons, it was just a bunch of my heads floating around. We are not using the icons on the test site, they are just here to see how it looks. It was much funnier when there were a bunch of floating heads, oh well. Cheers.


Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Great Trip.

We got back last evening from our quick trip to Colorado and had a great time. I will post something more in depth later. I loved the church that we visited and the people we met were great. More later. Cheers.


Sunday, March 02, 2008

Off to Boulder.

I am off to Boulder tonight for a work trip. Our flight leaves Pheonix late tonight and we get back on Monday. Cheers.


Saturday, March 01, 2008

Day Worth Blogging.

Hey guys,

Some things happened today that were blog worthy, here we go.

1. This morning I was cleaning up some stuff in the living room and when I went to scoop up the pair of shoes, the fingers on my right hand scraped against the ground and I got a splinter between my finger and finger nail on my ring finger. It hurt so freaking bad!!!! We'll lets say it still hurts, because its still in there. Sucks.

2. I got to create music for a promo video today for our winter camp next year. It was so much fun making music again.

3. The weather has been great here. The high today was 68 and the top is off the Jeep, life is good.

4. Our friend Alycia is here to visit for about a week and a half. We worked with her in SA and she was the women who lived in our house when we were on tour and watched the dogs. Guinness loves her the way she loves us and went freaking nuts when Alycia walked through the door. It was awesome. I am stoked she's here.
Good day. Cheers.