Saturday, September 29, 2007


At 3:00 yesterday, I got paged and was on the call till 3:15 this morning, the problem wasn't resolved. I got back on a call at 10:00 for an hour, and while the DBA's rebuilt the DB, I mowed my and my grandparents yard. Then, at 3:00 this afternoon, I got on the call again.

It's now 6:00 and I'm still on the call. No hope in sight.

16.25 hours and counting.

18.5 hours... problem FINALLY resolved.

19.25 hours... hopefully this will be the last call. This is getting crazy. At least me and my boy got dinner and were on our way home before I got paged again.

Thursday, September 27, 2007


Here it is the end of September. The new shows and new seasons are coming on. But where is Lost?

I think it must be Lost. :)

I did some searching, and according to, it looks like we wont see Season 4 of Lost till Februrary.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

October Camping Trip

We finally got our Fall Break Camping trip scheduled today.

We are going to go to Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas. We initially were going to go to Devil's Den (AR), Robber's Cave (OK), or Roaring River (MO), but all three were out of reserveable camp sites. Since the were out, we started looking elsewhere. We almost went with Roman Nose (OK), but I wasn't sure. Then I found Bull Shoals (AR). It had hiking, camping, fishing in a lake or river. It sounded great. Plus the town also had a cave. So, I went to reserve, and none were available. I guess everyone is going camping that weekend. Then I found Crater of Diamonds. It sounded great, and they had availability... can't beat that!

My boy loves rocks! And even that statement is probably an understatement. So the opportunity for him to dig for diamonds and other stones is a real treat for him. Plus, we'll have hiking trails we'll take and who knows what else. Plus with the trip scheduled in October, hopefully we'll have some nice fall foliage too!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Roaring River Men's Retreat

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I had a great time this weekend. The fishing this year was harder than last. I'm not sure why, but Thursday and Friday were killers as far as getting my limit. Saturday, luckily, was much smoother.

My dad and I didn't get our long hike in cause of how long it took us to get our limit on Friday, but we did manage to go on a small hike.

Saturday, after we got our limit, we walked around and took some pictures. This one is where Roaring River starts.

The Worship service each night was great. And I really enjoyed hearing 30+ men just sing praises to God. Wow!

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Oh, and here is one of those pesky little fish that gave me such a hard time this week.

It really was a great trip!

I have a few more pictures on my Flickr account if you're interested.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Talk like a Pirate Day Update

Talk like a pirate day was a blast. I had a lot of fun with it, and made just about everyone I met laugh. I even got several people to try it, though one couldn't even manage an "Arrrr". I found that amusing.

I hoped eveyone else had a good day as well.

Well, I'm off to Cassville, MO. I'm going on a men's retreat up there, and plan on doing some Trout Fishing!!! I can't wait.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Talk like a Pirate Day

Wednesday is Talk like a Pirate Day! In fact, every September 19th is.

Try to have fun with it everyone.

Aye, Der be much fun to be 'ad. Savey?

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Okie Blog Awards

Alrighty. Yes, I know. everyone is shocked that I'm posting again! Who knows, this may be a new trend.

The reason for this post is to brag on my brother-in-law who runs the blog 4 Color Commentary which is a comic book related blog.

Anyway, he has been nominated for an Okie Blog Award. The award he's up for is the Best Culture Blog.

So, if you are from Oklahoma, and have an active blog, head on over and vote for him.

And while you're at it, you might want to stop by his blog and take a look-see.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

It's official, I'm old

Today is my 35th birthday, and it's bugging me a bit.

I don't think it's the age itself that's bothering me. It's the fact that when I fill out forms, I'll no longer be in the 2x-34 age category, I'll be in the 35-50 or whatever it is.

35-50!!! They might as well sign me up for AARP!!!

Anyway, I come home from work today, I look through the mail. I had 3 birthday cards and some mail from AARP telling me I qualify for their life insurance policy!!!!


Now I really feel old.

But the day ended well with my wonderful wife grilling me steak and shrimp for dinner and get getting me a new stove for camping!

Sunday, September 09, 2007


Wow, very long time since I last posted.

Last night, my boy and I were watching TV when a commercial came on with kids talking, telling their parents to talk to them about sex.

After about the 3rd one I'd seen that evening, my boy looks at me and asks. "What's sex?"

So I explained that sex is something God gave a man and woman that's really nice and it's how babies are made. And just like the commercial said, it should be saved till he's married. That's also how God made it.

He was like, "OK" and he moved on to other conversations.

I'm sure that will be the first of many other conversations to come. Just wasn't expecting the conversation at 7.