Sneak Peak

September 27, 2006

Future beckons in a whisper quivering with excitement; a voice so hopeful that its persistent echo indicates emotional turmoil ceased, erased clean by the hand of God.

(I pirate things from Amy’s blog.)

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Work Madness (the funny kind…)

September 13, 2006

While riding to lunch with Wynn and Tammy, Def Leopard’s “Pour Some Sugar on Me.”

Tammy: Pour some super ramen…

Cheryl: This is still one of the greatest songs ever.

Wynn: Yeh. I love songs about sugar.

The night before, Tammy left her phone in Wynn’s car after they went to on a short trip to Manning for a parent meeting. He left it at his house, so after lunch, he and I drove by his house to get it. Upon entering the office…

Bo: Where jew guys go for lunch?

Cheryl: Panera. It stunk.

Bo: Why?

Cheryl: You weren’t there. (wink. smile)

Bo: Just Panera, huh? (looking at his watch) Where jew two go after that?

Cheryl: Wynn and I went back to his place.

Bo raises an eyebrow.

Cheryl: No, We had to go pick up Tammy’s phone at his house. She left it there last night.

Bo raises the other eyebrow

Wynn enters from the other room having heard the previous discourse.

Cheryl: Um, I’m gonna go read policies and procedures now….

(This story looses something for those who don’t know what my job is….)


Advice from Kingsley about London Trip

September 12, 2006

1. Pimms and Lemonade. Try it. I wish she had given me a tip on how to get by the “I signed a ‘no alcohol’ agreement for this trip.

2. See Oxford – her old haunt. Um. We have a day trip to Cambridge scheduled.

3. Do not show anyone how to “shag.” Tis true. We southunas have a dance with an often misunderstood name.

Three days and counting!


Copy Cat

September 12, 2006
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SARA!!!
YOU MAKE TWNTY-TEN LOOK DANG GOOD, GORGEOUS GIRL!!!
YOU ARE LOVED.

Excerpts from Required Reading

September 8, 2006

…religious history shows two phases, the dynamic and the static

The dynamic periods were those heroic times when God’s people stirred themselves to do the Lord’s bidding and went our fearlessly to carry His witness to the world. They exchanged the safety of inaction for the hazards of God-inspired progress. Invariably the power of God followed such action. The miracle of God stayed when His people stopped.

The static periods were those times when the people of God tired of the struggle and sought a life of peace and security. Then they busied themselves trying to conserve the gains made in those more daring times when the power of God moved among them.

God works as long as His people live daringly. He ceases when they no longer need His aid. As soon as we seek protection outside of God, we find it to our own undoing. Let us build a safety-wall of endowments, by-laws, prestige, multiplied agencies for the delegation of our duties, and creeping paralysis set in at once, a paralysis which can only end in death.


Amy

September 6, 2006

Read Amy’s thoughts about Romance. I have been there. It’s an amazing place!

www.amymarieropp.com


That’s My Brother

September 4, 2006

While talking with my big brother during the 4th inning.

Me: So I know it’s a long shot, but do you think you, Dana and the kids would come to Columbia to have lunch with me on the 14th?

Him: Of what?

Me: September.

Him: For? Just to do it?

Me: Well, seeing as how I am leaving the country the next day, it would be good to see everybody.

Him: Hmm. Yeah, we don’t really drive 100 miles to eat lunch with someone who will be back in 2 weeks.

Me: You don’t know that.

Him: Tell ya what. If you go down in the Atlantic, we promise to say nice stuff about you.

Me: Bastard.