Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
I woke up this morning and stumbled across a quote that truly wraps me up in a huge jumble of feelings and sentiments. I feel that it encompasses my view on life. I can't explain how I feel right now. It's like I have been working a crossword puzzle for 25 years trying to figure out the answer and then someone drops the next days paper on your lap and the answer is right there.
"I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I woke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy."
Those words pretty much sum up how I feel about life. My NEED to serve, to love, to be in meaningful interaction with others, because in that time, that is where I find my Savior. That is where I find my Joy. Stir my heart O Lord, and do not let my dreams die. Align my life with your will and all my dreams with your dreams, there is my joy.
To Serve is to Love is to Live.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Another great weekend at the D & B. Noons, Andy, Mark and I headed down there Friday night and hung out for a while. Got up early Saturday morning and went hunting. I had a little spike walk through but that was it. Noons dad saw 3 doe cross a field but they were to far to get a shot. After a long day of working and fishing and just hanging out, Mark had to leave and the rest of us all went back out. Just before dark I had a doe walk up towards the feeder by the stand I was at. I was able to get a shot on her, but was worried that I had shot low. I went down and saw my arrow covered in blood. I went and got noons and the guys and we started tracking. about 5 minutes and 100 yards later we found her. The shot started in the shoulder but because of the angle, passed right through the lungs, making for a quick clean kill. I was really happy about that... I don't want them to suffer. We took her back and cleaned her and had a great time... all 3 of us passing out by 10:30. We couldn't of asked for a better weather. Everything just fell into place. Thank you God for your wilderness and your creation. Thank you for the thrill of the hunt and the joy of the kill.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Prestidigitation. I know most of you are saying to yourself... hey! isn't that the dumb word from Akeelah and the Bee?!? why yes. it is in fact that dumb word, but what is the definition I ask you. Well for answers to this and many other words definitions I present you an opportunity. It's called FREE RICE. What it is, is a game where you have to answer what the definition of words are. For every word you get the correct definition of, the website will donate 10 grains of rice to the poor and hungry. I spent about 15 minutes yesterday and a few minutes this morning on the game and have donated over 1300 grains of rice... and that included the time i was flipping to my email so my bosses wouldn't see I was playing around. So the point is, just by learning new words to use, so you can sound like the almighty wordsmith aka hunter slaton... you can also feed the hungry. I think this is brilliant and wonderful and boffo. and by the way, Prestidigitation means slight of hand.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Sunday, October 07, 2007
I hope everyone gets to experience moments like this in their life.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
I have been married a year today. It has been amazing. I am so thankful for the wonderful bride that the Lord has given me, and am very excited about the future He has in store for us. I cant believe how lucky I am to be in the place that I am at. I am reminded of the proverb "To he, much is given, much is required." I guess God requires more than I am giving because he sure has given me more than I deserve! I'll probably end up in Africa or something... I hope.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
The above are Zach Galifianakis and Will Oldham... aka Bonnie "Prince" Billy. I absolutely love this video of them lip syncing to Kanye's "Cant Tell Me Nothing" Its pure gold. Thanks Steve Lee, you always make my day... although this one made my week. To enjoy simply click on either picture above.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
In my links section I have added two links, I had seen these a while back and clicked them faithfully for a while but soon forgot. I have now added them to my favorites bar on my computer as I hope all my readers will two. The links do exactly what they say... for each time you click them, once per day the sponsers of the site will donate money to feed either humans or animals... now while i think that the humans are more important, Michael Vick just got rid of a bunch of dogs that I am sure are very hungry from being starved and beaten and they need food too. Please Please click on the links, it takes 5 seconds each and makes you feel good inside. you will notice on the site that there are other links also, click away!
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
We are having a party. The 28th of July at Murray Park Pavilion 5! Two O'Clock.
What is this party you might ask...
It's a Tom's Shoes Style Your Sole House Party.
What is that you might ask...
Everyone who comes agrees to buy one pair of white Tom's Shoes ahead of time, to be delivered to my house. We will all get together and paint and decorate our shoes in whatever fashion that we want to do. The awesome part of this will be that, at the same time we are having our party there will be 999 other parties going on nationwide with people doing the same thing. And the even more awesome part is that with every pair of shoes bought, a needy child in Africa will receive a pair during the Toms Shoe drop this December. There are no silly gimmicks, just a straight up 1 to 1 match on every pair of shoes bought. I already have a pair of Tom's and I love them!!
If anyone is interested in attending the party either email me or comment to this blog with name and email so that I can send an invite. All shoes bought for the party will receive a 10% discount. So for $35 you can get a new pair of shoes, and give a pair to a child in need! Can it get much better?
Well I hope that everyone else gets as excited as I am about this whole thing. All guests need to register by the 1st of July!!
So in closing lets all get together and buy some shoes, drink some booze, and let kids in Africa know a little bit of the love of Jesus through what this company is doing!!
Monday, June 18, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
I hope everyone gets a chance to check out the Perry Bible Fellowship comic strips. I have to give credit to AbleGray for turning me on to them. I laughed my ass off at them, and now I am minus one ass, which can make sitting quit uncomfortable. Ass or no ass, you will love these comics or you are not my friend. to view click on the word Fun-Bot.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
The preceding picture was drawn by a very dear friend of mine during one of the weirdest times of my life. The picture depicts me sitting in a restaurant called "el mono loco" or in english... "the crazy monkey." This particular restaurant is in Antigua, Guatemala. The significance of this moment was that we were in fact living at the same orphanage at the time, and one of the rules of the orphanage was "no drinking." Well this rule was all fine and dandy except for the fact that I am a man who enjoys a good beer or 3. Aaron and I got a night off together and were able to head down to Antigua for the evening. We sat at the table across from each other and order a round of cold ones. It was at that moment I took a good swill off of my icy cold Bud and declared... "Oh, how I've missed you!"
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
ladder to heaven.
A short paper I quickly wrote for a buddy when he didn't have anything to turn in for his comp class. full of grammatical mistakes but after not having seen it in years, i thought it was somewhat of a humorous read....
I proudly bring you....
How to Climb a Ladder.
Climbing a ladder is no easy feat, although it does require the use of the feet. Using your feet is not all that you need, when your desire is to get to the sky. Ladder climbing is a skill, that when honed can keep you safe from calamity. It is my honor today in instructing you on how to appropriately climb a ladder.
Before you go jumping onto any old ladder with aspirations of ascent there are a few things that you should know. First off, ladder climbing is more complex than most have been led to believe. The sooner that this truth is grasped the sooner you have reached the first rung of climbing. Secondly, climbing is not just for fireman. It is a skill that has been perfected by most, but even a regular Joe like myself can take on a ladder with the greatest of ease and precision, after learning the appropriate guidelines and tactics. Thirdly, a ladder requires the correct attire. I believe the saying goes something like this, “Climbing a ladder without the correct attire is worse than spitting on your mom.” Spitting on moms is a horrible thing, so I suggest that it is in everyone’s best interest to wear the correct clothes. We can even call this the lead in to the first step of the physical process of climbing a ladder.
Before I discuss the physical process, I would like to talk a little more about the mental preparation. When the occasion arises and you feel as though you might ascend the beast that is known as the ladder or “Tallus Steppicus,” first sit down breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth while counting backwards from 60. This practice will reduce nervousness and relax tension and apprehension and any other ension’s that you might feel. Secondly once calmed, slip into blue jeans, a t-shirt, and shoes. What you just read is the correct, I will say it again, CORRECT attire for ladder climbing. While v-necks can be subbed in for a t-shirt, sandels may not be subbed for shoes and stonewashed jeans are just out of the question. Once you have accomplished these two key components, your preparation work is complete. At this time if you can look back and check them off, give yourself a blue ribbon or a gold star, because my friends you are on your way.
The physical process is much more gnarly than the mental preparation. If you are currently taking medications that possibly impair judgment, please seek a doctors’ approval before attempting any ascents. With that said, the journey has just begun. To climb a ladder you must first have a ladder. I personally suggest that if you are a newcomer that you use a stepladder at first and move up from there. Stepladders are great because they are free standing and rely less on a side to side steadiness that is much needed on an extension ladder. When you arrive at the ladder, first check that the feet are firmly and evenly placed on the ground. Balance is very important. Once you determine that the ladder is set, place your hands on the rung in front of you. Make sure that you have your chest side facing the ladder. Contrary to popular belief, turning around and butt scooting up the ladder is dangerous and inadvisable. With your chest forward at all times you are ready to ascend. The rung closest to eye level is usually a great starting point. Grip the rung with both hands firmly with your knuckles pointed outwards and thumbs to the inside. It is a bad idea to use a zig zag or criss cross method of arm climbing. It is important that your left hand stay to the left and your right to the right. This will reduce the confusion and create a better climbing pattern, unhindered by crossed arms. With you hands firmly at eye level. Place your lead foot on the first rung. If you are unsure of which foot is your lead foot there are a sundry of tests that you may perform. My preference is to stand on one foot. Whichever foot my mind tells me to stand on is my lead foot. The great thing is that it is really not important which foot is the leader. I just believe that it is a psychological battle victory in the war of ladder climbing. After you have your lead foot firmly placed on the bottom rung, not to close to the heel or toe, but right on the arch of your foot, it is time to leave the ground. Once you have left the ground, your vulnerability sky rockets faster than… a sky rocket. While on the ladder I suggest climbing in an organized motion of right hand up one rung, right foot up one rung, left hand up one rung, and lastly left foot up one rung. This method is the simplest of all methods proposed and keeps weight balanced, no matter how fat the climber may be. The golden rule while on the ladder is to never look down. Looking down is scary and foolish. Once you look down, you might as well go down because it’s over. Looking down causes nervousness which will ultimately lead to calamity. While climbing the ladder, it is almost certain that you will notice the air getting thinner, the higher you rise. This is nothing to worry about, continue to breathe normally and stay with your set rhythm. As long as you follow these rules you should be fine. There are a few hazards that are uncontrollable. To list a few, there are dogs, balls, strong breezes, airplanes, and birds of a number of different species. Always watch for these.
My friends as long as you follow these easy steps and guidelines you will soon conquer any ladder of your choosing. But remember, I can only get you up the ladder, getting down is all on your own. Good luck.By Skelly.... I mean Fatt
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
This blog although almost completely neglected is one today. I would like to do an experiment. I want to see how many people still look at this piece o' shit. Please if you look at this within the next week leave some sort of comment. It could range from a ridiculous request to the mere word bongo. I dont care. I just want to see if anyone still cares. If they do I will begin to write again. If they dont, then I will continue to bottle up my emotions and cry at night. I like poopsicles and rubberbands. When was the last solar eclipse? I bet it was longer ago than my last total eclipse of the heart. I am talking to Scram right now. He has a boner. and flipsyde wishes my blog a happy birthday too.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
I ran across this site while looking at an exhibit in London that was all moleskine journals of different artists and writers, etc. It was really interesting and enjoyable to the brain and face, especially the eyes and also the brain. I love the little creatures that this Japanese girl makes. I think that stuff like that is incredible and deserves more attention. This particular illustration above made me smile so I thought that I would share it with the three people who occasionally still look at my blog. Enjoi.
Monday, January 22, 2007
The women show their butts and we all touch our ding dongs!
Lately life has been very up and down. Its up when I am not at work, and I am growing alot with the Lord right now. I love that! But I have been very unhappy at work not only with the position but also with the commercial construction industry. I just dont think that I am built to do this. I have been thinking alot about what is right for me and God has been reminding me that He created me just as I am, and that He loves me just that way. He isnt asking me to be a corporate anybody, but He gave me my own dreams and desires and my dreams and desires line up with His. That is why I refuse to give into the fact that this day that I am having today is exactly what I was made for. I would rather throw up blood than do this Job for the rest of my life. I am praying that God's will for my life will be the only course that I follow and that gives me peace in knowing that the Lord is a provider and that if I am following him, I couldnt be happier doing anything else.
On a lighter note, Jacob and I just watched SNL at my house during lunch and if you havent seen the Blizzard Sketch (Andy Samberg as a rapper) you should definately watch it because it is great.