Saturday, August 30, 2008

Back to the basics

Sometimes we need to get back to the basics. Part of the reason that we moved down to Broken Arrow,OK. 1 and 0 in computers is about as basic as you can get.
We are focusing now on getting healthier and excercising more. We have been biking more and looking to clean up both our lifes and our spirits.
I have been praying a lot, and it has focused my mind.
I know that I want to get involved with youth again..where, I dont' know yet but I know that God wil let me know.
I love it down here. I look forward to what is in store.
I think that I am going to take up Kung Fu at www.tentigerskungfu.com . I love the martial arts and I need something to help steay my discipline.

I will write more later. I was humbled and awed by katies discription of her walk of faith at www.katiestenglein.blogspot.com and I plan to tell my sordid tale soon.
I do miss a lot about Chicago and I know that I probably miss everyone up there much more than the reciprocal, but as perik said..."I just don't feel like this is the end."
I eagerly await the next chapter friends.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Savistanozs Pizza

You know that it is a true Chicago-esque Establishment when you see this type of paraphenalia on the wall! Savistano's pizza is the best in pizza in the Tulsa area.

Finally a good pizza

It only took 2 months but we finally found a good pizza place. Savistanos pizza is the best in Tulsa area

Thursday, August 28, 2008

What's with the Cubbies?



Six Games up going into September....Whodathunkit?

I really miss Chicago Sports Radio.

I miss Pat and Ron.

Well...Cubbies, I am rooting for you.
You have a TOUGh September ahead of you, but I think that you can do it!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

You Are SO Agnostic.

So I overheard one of my coworkers say to another: "You are so agnostic!" This was pertaining to doughnuts.

HUH???
How does that work? I guess that it could apply.
No googling....What does the word agnostic mean to you?

Monday, August 25, 2008

Slight Aversion to Math

Okay. I still don't like mathematics. I never liked it. I like APPLYING the math...physics...programming...everyday problem solving. But I guess I don't like learning it. I really dislike the cramp that my brain gets.
Sigh.
Juxtapostion.
Learning kinda goes hand-in-hand with the knowing.
Okay...'fess up...what was your least favorite/worst subject in school? Don't be shy...my family will rattle off a long list of subjects I was horrid at. What are your least favorite things that you have to do every day?

Yikes

Okay. So the Bears are starting to scare me. We need a quarterback and the best that they can come up with is Kyle Orton? He isn't even any good! I mean, come on...The Arizona Cardinals at least piced up a 35+ year old grocery clerk from Saint Louis.

This will be an interesting season.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

35 Mile Ride To Mounds

Tulsa Bike Club Ride to Mounds With Ed
Ride to Mounds from Washington Irving Park

Quick update:
Katie and I hit the trail for the first time since getting down here. 35 Miles on beautiful country roads with the Tulsa Bike Club.
It was a bit tiring for our first ride out, but I loved it and I look forward to next weekends ride!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Question Number 3 I Gotta Go

NoBathroom

Happy Friday Readers!
(For those checking up from www.multiply.com, welcome! Please make sure to check www.bringitblog.com regularly as it is updated much more frequently)

Fun little twist today kids..multiple choice!

You are in a very crowded public place where the line for the only bathroom is about 20 people long. You are finishing up your 64 oz soda when you hear something. Listening a bit harder you confirm that yes, that is INDEED Mother Nature calling you. In fact she is screaming at you. You gotta to go...NOW! Do you:
A - Act rude and cut in line.
B - Find the nearest bush.
C - Excuse yourself and run for the car, hoping and praying the you can make it to the gas station 5 miles down the road.
D - This is a disgusting question and irrelevant because I would never get myself in this situation (yeah, right)

Have at it people!
A

Question Number 3 I Gotta Go

Happy Friday Readers!
(For those checking up from www.multiply.com, welcome! Please make sure to check www.bringitblog.com regularly as it is updated much more frequently)

Fun little twist today kids..multiple choice!

You are in a very crowded public place where the line for the only bathroom is about 20 people long. You are finishing up your 64 oz soda when you hear something. Listening a bit harder you confirm that yes, that is INDEED Mother Nature calling you. In fact she is screaming at you. You gotta to go...NOW! Do you:
A - Act rude and cut in line.
B - Find the nearest bush.
C - Excuse yourself and run for the car, hoping and praying the you can make it to the gas station 5 miles down the road.
D - This is a disgusting question and irrelevant because I would never get myself in this situation (yeah, right)

Have at it people!

Question Ohhh I Gotta Go!

Happy Friday Readers!
(For those checking up from www.multiply.com, welcome! Please make sure to check www.bringitblog.com regularly as it is updated much more frequently)

Fun little twist today kids..multiple choice!

You are in a very crowded public place where the line for the only bathroom is about 20 people long. You are finishing up your 64 oz soda when you hear something. Listening a bit harder you confirm that yes, that is INDEED Mother Nature calling you. In fact she is screaming at you. You gotta to go...NOW! Do you:
A - Act rude and cut in line.
B - Find the nearest bush.
C - Excuse yourself and run for the car, hoping and praying the you can make it to the gas station 5 miles down the road.
D - This is a disgusting question and irrelevant because I would never get myself in this situation (yeah, right)

Have at it people!
A

My cube

videoOkay...This is a bit lame, but here is a vid of my cube. This started as a www.qik.com attempt, but it wouldn't post. I will try again later

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Question Number Two

Okay. I had a neat image for this one, but since blogger is having "technical issues" posting from a mobile device I will add it later.

Remember One word only.

You are lucky enough to have the chance to make a single phone call to one person prior to the world as we known it ending.

Who do you call?

Question Two

Remember: One word only.

You have the chance to make a single phone call just seconds prior to the world as we know it ends.

Question number two:

Who do you call?

Next Question

Remember, one word only....

Question number 2: You have the ability to make a single phone call to one person, right before the world ends. Who do you call?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Social Blog Experiment Number 1

Okay. Here is the deal: The next few days, each post will ask a question, for each question please post a simple ONE word answer. Use the word that best answers that question. Although THERE ARE NO WRONG ANSWERS, I will enable anonymous posts to hopefully encourage everyone to put in their 2¢. Please take time to think about it for a while before answering. When you answer, please try to scroll past everyone else's responses until AFTER you post your own.

Hopefully everyone will enjoy and be enriched by both the questions and the answers. The more that answer, the more intersting this will be.

Question Number One:

What is the opposite of love?

Monday, August 18, 2008

Out of Gas

What does it mean to you? If someone says to you that they are "Out of gas", what comes to mind?

Friday, August 15, 2008

Weather

It's that first sniff of cooler air. There is still a couple of weeks where it will get brutally hot I am sure, but fall is right around the corner. I don't have a single favorite season. I am one of those people that as one season comes to a close, I get excited about and look forward to the next. There are cerain things that make me think of different seasons. This morning, it was a break in the rain as I got into my car. It was kind of cool, the thermometer read 65. I got a picture in my head of a crisp, sunny fall day. I am excited now! It is funny to me how certain objects or events trigger different emotions and feelings. What makes you reminisce?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Michael Phelps is a bully

Okay...Maybe not a bully. More like a beast. Five gold medals so far and he is going for 8! The man is insane, quite possibly the best athlete in the world!?! All I know is that just by himself, he would right now be in fourth place for number of gold medals. Yes he would be just behind South Korea. By one. Anyways..off my soapbox now...
BTW...did Canada miss the memo that the Olympics started? No medals yet. Even the nation of Togo has a medal.
Sorry canadian readers....feel free to reply about americans be lazy and yadayadayada

Friday, August 8, 2008

A Good Start To The Day

Once again...I love my commute! since I love sunrises to, this pic especially rocks!
Everytime I see a sunrise like this, I am reminded of how God keeps on giving us a new chance everyday. A clean slate to start with.
Amazing.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Reflections

I do have a neat meaningful post that will go here. This is just t remind myself so I can write it this weekend as I have no time today.
Until then, enjoy the sunset reflected off the pool.

Not Pizza

Go here only if you want soggy, yucky pizza. It was like a half cooked Tombstone that some one soaked with a bit of water. Definitely NOT Chicago style.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Another Quick Update

Just wanted to keep everyone updated. My dad is not quite up to talking yet, hopefully tomorrow. The more I hear about the accident, the more I am amazed that he is alive. My sister said it best: "He has not fulfilled his purpose here yet."
The doctors say that if all is well, he may be able to go home soon, it depends on how the next few days go
Thank you for your continued prayers.

Monday, August 4, 2008

My Commute

Sky of Broken Arrow,Horses of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma,Road of my commute Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

(I will repost this with a dedicated pic instead of photobucket as soon as blogger let's me)

My dad is doing better and although the majority of my thoughts always stray back to him...I finally got a good picture of the horses that I was telling you about on my commute home.

My commute is all back roads and it takes me about 20 minutes (beats the heck outta 45min to 1.5 hours). But the first time that I saw these horses outside Broken Arrow,OK or Catoosa,OK...my jaw dropped. There are probably 50-200 scattered in the field at any given time. Breathtaking.

Anyways. Thanks for reading!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Update on my dad

Spinal_Chart

Thank you all for your Thoughts and Prayers.
My dad is doing as good as can be expected.

Since then, we have learned that he shattered a vertebrae, fractured several others, broke a rib, and has a significant head injury. He successfully underwent surgery on Saturday, and they fused the T11, T12, L1, L2, and L3 vertebrae. In recovery, he was able to move his toes upon request (although cranky about it).
The swelling in his head has gone down.

At this point, we believe he will be in the hospital for up-to a week. He then has a lengthy recovery (hopefully at home), which will include a back brace and physical therapy.

My father is lucky to be alive. God has graced him with a chance to rebuild not only his body but also his spirit.

Please continue to pray for a speedy recovery of both.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Say some prayers

FOr all 30-50 of you that actualy pay attention to me...Please take some time and say prayers for my father. He was working on a deck this afternoon and fell one story down. He shattered 3 vertebrae and has some bleeding in his head. He can move his feet slightly so that is a good sign. He goes into surgery early saturday morning to repair the L1 vertebrae.
Please keep him in your thoughts...but as importantly, give your loved ones a hug like it is the last time you will see them

I will post updates as I get them.
Thank you

Taco Bueno

This is the friday tradition. These are members of the Bueno crew. Tacao Bueno...the place to be.