Archive for July, 2011

I took my sons to see Captain America 3D last night.  At least we had Outback Cheese Fries before we went.  I think the Captain should be demoted to a Private.  Caleb, who had seen the movie earlier tried to warn us.  My opinion:  if you want to watch it, do so when it comes out on DVD.  If you go now, don’t waste your money on 3D.  Clearly wasn’t filmed with the intention of being 3D.  The result:  lame 3D effects and darker picture (thanks to the glasses).  Captain America is cheesy.  And I don’t mean cheesy deliciousness…I mean cheesy stupid.

Just Men

Posted: July 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

Kelly leaves this afternoon to go to Chicago for the weekend with my little sister.  Alexandria is in St. Louis with my in-laws.  That means this weekend it is just the boys – Me, Isaac, and Caleb hanging out WITHOUT the ladies.  It means:

  • No reason to put the toilet seat down.
  • Pants and shirts are optional.
  • Hunks of cheese sitting on end tables is a legitimate decoration piece (and functional).
  • Scratching when it itches is a legitimate reason.
  • Pizza is a standard appetizer.
  • If it can be grilled, it will be.
  • Contests that include bodily gas will be played.
  • The pyramid food chart will be switched with products from Frito Lay.
  • The smell of corn chips will either be from literal corn chips, or body odor.
  • Feats of strength contests to see who gets to hold the remote control.
  • Lifetime, OWN, and QVC will be blocked from cable menu.
  • Unmade beds will be a new eccentric decor look (same with clothes on floor and towels thrown in heaps).
  • Dishes that need to be washed will be replaced by disposable items.
  • Bacon will be considered a “fruit” and “vegetable.”
  • Only movies with explosions and shootings will be permitted.

Isaac the Fifteen Year Old

Posted: July 29, 2011 in Family

Isaac working at LSC's RECESS

Today is Isaac’s 15th birthday!!!  What a difference a year makes!!  I think in this one year Isaac has gone through more dramatic changes I’ve seen yet (thank you puberty…if that doesn’t embarrass him I don’t now what will).  My little boy is gone.  As I look at him now I can see the man he is becoming.  And I’m very proud (insert Braveheart quote… [*heavy Scottish accent*] “I’ve lived long enough to see the man you’ve become.  I’m a happy man.  My heart is free.”)  He is way taller than me.  Not that that is a difficult feat given my own height, but he isn’t just barely taller – he is getting way taller.  His voice is deeper.  His shoe size is a 12.  And I’m now getting his hand me downs.  He has found a passion in music and is quite talented at it.  We gave him piano lessons for a few years as a kid, otherwise, he has invested hours in the basement learning how to play the drums, guitar, and bass all on his own.  He is mature in his thinking and has a heart for Jesus and His church (he is probably going to be a Pastor…but…you know…no pressure or anything).  Isaac…I love you.  I’m proud of you.  May God bless you with another year of health, joy, and peace!

Isaac is watching LOST on Netflix right now.  Kelly and I were HUGE fans of the show and watched every episode.  What is interesting now is that I’ll walk in the room while Isaac is watching a show and I’ll see something in the story line and think, “They never did end up explaining that!!”  Today Isaac found this video and sent it to me.  It is some of the unanswered questions of LOST.

Too Much Time On Their Hands

Posted: July 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

The NASCAR prayer remix.

RT:  www.toddrhoades.com

Jehoram, King of Judah….has to have the distinction of being one of the worst Kings of Judah and was punished by God accordingly.  The point:  don’t be a Jehoram!!

And after all this the Lord struck him in his bowels with an incurable disease.  In the course of time, at the end of two years, his bowels came out because of the disease, and he died in great agony.  His people made no fire in his honor, like the fires made for his fathers.  He was thirty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.  And he departed with no one’s regret.  They buried him in the city of David, but not in the tombs of the kings. 2 Chronicles 21:18-20

I’ve done some funerals in my time where based on the expression and countenance of those few in the audience, it was clear no one seemed to regret the departure.

Isaac is a Who Fan

Posted: July 27, 2011 in Uncategorized

Here is my (almost) 15 year old son showing off his talents.  He is playing a Who song on the drums, guitar, and bass.  Then he splices each track together with his video editing software.  In the end, you have a one man band (except the singing that is actually the Who) – Isaac!