Sunday, October 31, 2010

Trick or Treat...

17lbs of candy later...I kid you not...the candy is sorted into two bowls: the Nut Free and the Aidan & Erin. The kids are in bed and I'm wondering what I should eat first.

Did I ever tell you about our friends? When they were growing up their parents took half their candy to give to poor kids. Turns out that they just ate the candy on their own.

One of our youth leaders is trying to raise money for a good cause in the midst of all this candy goodness, so we agreed to donate $0.10 per candy. That's $47.50. Yeah, I counted every candy...even the half eaten pack of Mentos we got.

And in other Halloween happenings, this following video made me laugh, but only because I went through that same haunted house at Universal Studios last year and I nearly wet my pants. I even fell on the floor at one point. Yes, I am a coward.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Book #34...

Leaders Who Last
Dave Kraft

This book was a quick read that has some pure gold when it comes to leadership insight. Sure, some of it you've probably heard a thousand times, but it still makes you go "Wow...I wish I had thought of that."

Apparently only 30% of leaders actually finish well. That's frightening stat if you ask me. And it makes me wonder what statistic I'll be a part of. But Kraft gives some helpful suggestions, pulling from his 70+ years of life to get leaders on a healthy path for leadership.

If you're involved in leadership, this is one you should have on your shelf. But you should read it before you put it there.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Here's a sampling of what I've been reading, watching and listening to the last month or so.

I have a few books that I've read that I plan on doing actual reviews on because I enjoyed them, but in the meantime I've completed books #32 & 33 with these two:

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling
I'm trying to read through the series and watch the movies so that next Christmas I'll be able to go see the last one in the theater.

Dexter is Delicious
Jeff Lindsay
I read the other ones so I just keep on going. The TV show is better though.

Movie Watching

  • Heat (One of the greatest movies ever! And Erin hasn't seen it. We're about an hour into it.)
  • 2012 (Freebie from the library. Great to mock)
  • How To Train Your Dragon (Really good family night movie.)
TV Watching
  • Modern Family
  • An Idiot Abroad (I giggle uncontrollably throughout while wondering "Can anyone be that odd?")
  • Dexter (Definitely not for the squeamish.)
  • Words cannot describe the awesomeness that is Dan Mangan. I'm disappointed I won't be able to go watch him live in November when he's in Vancouver.
  • As always, there's some Dave Matthews Band playing on an almost regular basis.

Tell me you've seen this...

And tell me you had a chuckle at it.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I'm afraid that one day I will wake up and completely forget that this blog even exists. I know that with the wonders that are Facebook and Twitter, there are fewer reasons to visit here. But since I've pulled back from Twitter, and I'm hesitant to post all of this stuff on Facebook, I think I'll try squeezing a little more life out of my blog for the time being.


Blog, blog.

What a funny word. I feel like a nerd even typing this.

Oh well. Watch this and be amazed...

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Guess that...

Point tally. Cheryl: 45,000. Logan: 20,000

This week it's time for guess that...year!

What year was this picture taken? 30,000 points for grabs.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Bowl Cuts...

Did you ever have a bowl cut?

(And yes, that's Chris Tomlin in this video.)

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Guess that...

Cheryl's in the lead with 45,000 points.

I'll try to make this one a little tougher.

Guess that mess. What is this? Be specific.

20,000 points for this one.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Wish I was...

It's that time of year: National Youth Workers Convention.

I so wish I was in San Diego right now.

But I'll have to settle for a live stream here.