Sunday, August 31, 2008

Christian Artist Talent Search.

Wow, what an amazing show, not (in my best Borat timing).

Its just another example of Christians trying to do something that the secular world does so well (American Idol), but doing it so poorly that it makes Christians look like complete morons.

Then the judges don't say anything negative or critical about them, because Christians have to be 'nice' all the time. I think it may be a greater sin to tell some tool box that he's a great singer, rather than telling him it may be better for him to go try a different career path, like pressure washing or dental assistant.

Whatever, I'm guilty of this too, but this show is so damn corny. Oh well at least their trying. I suppose it would be a nice show to perform on because nobody will say bad stuff about you. Thats nice. Cheers.


They call the show CATS for short, that makes me angry.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Saturday Night.

Our church has 4 services through the weekend, 1 on Saturday night and 3 on Sunday. They are trying to get people to hand out after church on Saturdays to play volleyball, but it hasn't really caught on. So Ray and threw a post church volleyball party and it was a blast. We invited friends from UCYC, the bank and a couple that we met at the dog park and most people showed up. It was a blast. We made guacamole and a couple Ray knows from the bank make salsa and brought chips and sodas, it was great.

So next week we want to kick it up a notch and bring out some grills and have a fun volleyball party and try to meet some new people. Cheers.


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Oh Sweet Guinness.

The dogs were out in their pen today and Rachel went out to bring them back in and when she got to the pen Guinness was wagging her tail and looking all proud. Then when Ray entered the pen she realized that Guinness had killed a chipmunk in her mouth. Its her first kill, we're so proud.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Link Fixed.

I fixed the link in the post from the other day to my get skinny blog, but here it is for all those interested.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Time to Change.

I will continue to use this blog, but my friend Chad Brown and I have opened a new one to document our attempt to become skinny.

The site is We will document our transformations (hopefully) and you can marvel at how sexy and smooth we both have become. Cheers.


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Theres Just Something about California.

There's just something about California.

I remember the first time I flew to California. It was 2002 and Traveling Mercies went to Palm Springs to perform at a Believe conference. It was such an awesome experience to be on the west coast for the first time. We flew into Ontario airport and drove a rented vehicle out to Palm Springs. What I remember most were the huge windmills, there are huge! Plus on the way back to the airport we stopped for In N changing.

After that show there were several other trips to California, each memorable in its own way. Jay Leno (where's that pic?), touching the Pacific for the first time, Flaps getting kicked out of a hotel, driving the length of Cali on route to Portland, California Mike, surfing, fish tacos, Rodeo Drive, freaking Knotts Berry Farm, RV catching fire (or something), watching the 2004 election in an RV park, the G Ride, Roscos Chicken and Waffles, hanging with DSM, Alfie, Walk of Fame, seeing the Hollywood sign from the RV window, filming in San Diego.

But, with all the trips and memories there were always staples.....In N Out and that feeling you always get in California that something rad could be just around the corner.

There's just something about California.

We visited a camp yesterday and had a great day. David, Aaron and I Flew out of PHX early into Burbank, drove up north an hour or so to Ojai Valley camp (or something like that). Its a cool place, laid back vibe, beautiful trees, carpet ball. We walked around, talked to some staff and campers and left. From the camp we went to the beach where we would surf and have a 'beach day', its near the Ventura pier if that means anything to you. I would have loved to have gone to the beach for camp when I was in high school, I mean you sign up for surf lessons as an afternoon rec activity. Sweet.

So we walked the beach, ate some sword fish and drove back to Burbank to catch our flight home. It was a really long day, but well spent. I think we will have a great high school week of camp there next summer.

When we were flying out I was looking down at all the houses and apartments and tried to imagine how many people were out there trying to 'make it' in the biz. I envied them a little, they had the guts to go for something that so many people fail at, but there's just something about California that makes people want to try to do something amazing. Cheers.