Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
That means less shovelling.
Less pushing your car after it gets stuck in a ton of snow.
Less squinting through the windshield covered in road salt.
All good stuff right?
It also means less snow for the ski resorts.
Besides, Christmas decorations always look better in the snow.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
So the dude buys her a ring, asks her to marry him, and then they go pick out a(nother) ring for him to wear? I'm not digging it. Wedding rings I'm good with, but mangagement rings, not really a fan. That and promise rings.
What do you think?
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Do you have someone who challenges you to dream bigger and live more awake?
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I don't like to break rules, I just break rules that don't have a logical explanation behind them. I like to know "why," and if the explanation isn't good enough, then the rule isn't good enough. There is no "Because I said so" in my mind. I like to work with logic.For example: The cell phone law. I think it's dumb. The guy eating a Big Mac, driving with his knees and spilling special sauce all over his pants is more dangerous behind the wheel than I am on my phone. Conversely, smoking in the car with a baby in the back seat is not a good idea, no matter how you slice it. Some rules are good (no smoking with a baby in the car) and some rules are ridiculous (the new cellphone law).
Which one are you? A rule follower, or a rule breaker?
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Bravo Switchfoot! Another great album!
Monday, November 9, 2009
It doesn't take much to notice there is some stiff competition going down between cell phone/tv/internet providers right now. You've got the 2 guys who keep running into each other and the poor dude on the blue network always get the raw end of the deal because a) he doesn't get service, or b) because his network is too slow. I'm not sure how much they paid for those ads, but this video has been making the rounds on the interweb and I don't think it has the same big marketing budget behind it.
Which is more effective? That's up to you to decide. But the balance of power has shifted. The consumer now has a voice, and you'd better be sure what they are saying is good. because what they say can spread much faster than a slick commercial campaign. You have been warned, the age of the consumer has arrived.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Over the last couple of years I have been to a TON of weddings. Some big, some small, all promising the same thing: Unconditional Love. It's like a fairy tale, from this point on the couple will ride off into the sunset, return to the castle and live happily ever after. I don't want to rain on any body's parade, but it seldom happens like this. Instead Prince Charming and Cinderella go home and fight over bills, the cost of Prince Charming's new chariot, Cinderella's outrageous bill from her spa day, etc.
I got an email from Crystal today saying that one of her friends (that got married less than 2 years ago) has left her husband. I think that runs the total of friends with failed marriages to 4 (at least since we tied the knot 3 years ago). To be honest, it sucks. I don't know why it happens, but everyone always says the same thing: "It's been like this for a while."
WELL THEN WHY DIDN'T YOU DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT?
It's not like you didn't see it coming.
Maybe I'm lucky. Crystal and I work opposite shifts and I work a lot of weekends, so we don't see enough of each other to fight. When we do get time together it's special. We're not together enough to get on each other's nerves.
I can't ever see myself leaving Crystal. She's the best thing that has ever happened to me. She makes me laugh even when I really don't want to. She makes me forget about whatever might be stressing me out or getting me down. She blows me away with how thoughtful she is. She makes me want to read my Bible and spend time in prayer. AND she is so incredibly talented that she brings home the biggest paycheck. (that's a shot to the male ego!)
I've heard the divorce rate is just as high among church-goers as it is among non-church-goers. Is that how it should be? Probably not, but we're all screwed up just the same. Doesn't matter if you go to church every Sunday or not, we're all messed up. You'd think that having God as the centre of the relationship would bode well for the success of the marriage, (and it probably does), but how many of us really have God at the centre? How many of us try to serve our spouse like Jesus would? Probably not many. I know that isn't case with my own marriage. Sure we try to put God first and serve each other, but sometimes selfish AJ comes out and he's not really into watching Extreme Home Makeover or taking the dog out to pee. Luckily I have a very patient wife, and we manage to work through problems when they come up.
I've been told to avoid using the word "never", but I can honestly say I am SO thankful for the gift I have been given in Crystal and I never want her to leave my side. She's the best thing that's happened to me, and I want her with me as I journey through life.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
P.S. - Dave and the Righteous Riderz are out of Mount St Louis just north of Barrie.
P.P.S. - To get you extra stoked, watch this!