Monday, February 28, 2005

The 100 List

I read on another blog that it is a rule that to be an official blogger you have to have a list of 100 random thoughts, facts and or figures about me. So after 3 months of doing a few at a time, here it is:

1. I love my wife.
2. I love my daughter.
3. I am 31.
4. I grew up in Delaware.
5. Star Wars brought me and my wife together.
6. I love going to the beach
7. I beginning to hate this cubicle.
8. I am approx 5' 10"
9. I was always really short for my age until I was about 17.
10.I am already getting stuck and I am only on #10
11. I love Classical music
12. My high school art teacher designed the back of the Delaware Quarter.
13. The back of the Delaware quarter was my high school's logo. (We were the Caesar Rodney Riders)
14. I have attended two Nazarene Colleges.
15. My best man's name from my wedding is Bubba.
16. He was my college roommate.
17. I lost one of my first best friends when I was 15.
18. He was my brother in law.
19. I now have 3 best friends, Lee, Pat and Bubba.
20. Well and of course my wife, Amber, but she is in a league of her own.
21. My degree is in Christian Education / Youth Ministry
22. I have a second child on the way.
23. I am hoping for a boy.
24. I will love whatever God gives us.
25. My parents live in Florida.
26. I miss them.
27. I wonder why it is that when you finally start to get your parents, that is when we move?
28. I have 2 older brothers
29. And an older sister.
30. My sister use to take me with her every where as kid. She's great!
31. My sister has given me a niece and a nephew. They are really great too.
32. I have been as far south in the US as Homestead, Florida. (Outside US to Ecuador)
33. As far North as Maine. (and to Canada)
34. As far West as Arizona
35. When in Ecuador, stood in northern and southern Hemisphere at the same time.
36. When I was in Homestead, it was 2 months after Andrew hit and it still looked like a war zone.
37. When in Ecuador, Arizona and Homestead, I was on a missions trip.
38. I have had 18 different jobs.
39. Besides Amber and I, there are 4 other expecting couples on our block alone.
40. Besides those 4, I have 4 other couple friends who are expecting as well.
41. I am a Pepsi person.
42. I use Crest toothpaste.
43. My most popular dish that I can make is fried macaroni.
44. I once met Michael Tait from DC Talk in a mall in Nashville.
45. I played football before a concert with The Samples and Jars of Clay.
46. My brother had dinner with the real Rudy the movie was based on.
47. I am wishing this list was only to 50.
48. I like Letterman much more than Leno.
49. I took photography in high school.
50. My favorite artist is Van Gogh.
51. I eat lunch every other week with 4 really good friends from church.
52. We usually go to Pizza Hut for the buffet.
53. Calvin and Hobbes is my favorite comic of all time.
54. I like the show Smallville.
55. I also like Enterprise.
56. And Alias.
57. My wife likes the CSI shows.
58. I have been surfing at 5 different beaches. (all on East coast)
59. I have been golfing in 6 different states.
60. I have visited 31 of the 50 states.
61. It has taken me so long to get this far that #3 was originally, I am ALMOST 31.
62. I love Ansel Adam's pictures.
63. I have a library card.
64. I also have a pretty big library fine.
65. I have spent 2 summers in Iowa.
66. I've had a picnic in a tree.
67. I proposed to my wife after singing "I want to grow old with you"
68. I had to erase this one b/c it was a duplicate.
69. I took second place in my fantasy football league.
70. I could have won if Donovan would have played the next to last game.
71. I have met Jim Thome and have is autograph.
72. At the same game I caught my first foulball.
73. It was the Phillies vs. the Reds.
74. I have more Star Wars stuff than I know what to do with.
75. I would love to sell a lot of it.
76. I am not good at eBay.
77. I have a talking picture frame at work that has Anna yelling "LUV YOU!"
78. Everybody at work "aw"s each time I play. (Well the ladies do)
79. I am looking forward to playing softball again this year.
80. I love to play Ultimate Frisbee as well.
81. I rarely get to anymore.
82. I have since moved to a different cubicle since typing #7.
83. Still not fond of this one either.
84. I should find out the sex of our next baby on the Anna's birthday.
85. I am disappointed Enterprise is being cancelled.
86. My new favorite site is J-Walk Blog.
87. I helped a friend get a free i-pod.
88. If he had bugged me much longer, the previous statement would have read, "former friend"
89. But he might help me get a shuffle.
90. I like my gmail account.
91. I am excited that after 4 months I am only 9 away from finishing this.
92. Although I have 3 best friends from growing up I have a few more newer ones that make the list. (Pizza Hut gang)
93. I have lived in Nashville for awhile.
94. Bavarian cream is my favorite kind of doughnut.
95. Mmmmmm...doughnut!! I like the Simpsons.
96. Sometimes I wish my blog talked about deeper things.
97. I am doing terrible so far on my new year's resolutions.
98. I love to watch Anna sleep at night.
99. I miss my family while at work.
100. I love Amber and Anna and my unborn child. (Ok so 2 out of those 3 were the same as the first 2, but they are worth repeating!)

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Baseball Movies

Just had lunch with a great friend of mine at Pizza Hut. We were discussing good baseball movies to add to my dvd collection. We came up with in no certain order: (except #1 really is #1)

1. Field of Dreams
2. The Natural
3. The Rookie
4. Eight Men Out
5. The Pride of the Yankees
6. Little Big League
7. The Sandlot
8. Major League

You will notice Major League II and III are purposefully missing because we were discussing GOOD baseball movies. If anyone can think of more please add to the comments. Thanks!

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

America's Past Time

Baseball starts in less than 6 weeks. Yeah, they get paid too much. Yes, ticket prices are too high. Yet it is America's past time and I love to go out to a live game. The great outdoors, peanuts, hotdogs, the sound of the crowd, the crack of the bat. It also doesn't hurt that a friend of mine gets me great seats for free, or we go to the minor league games for a much smaller price as well and can still get great seats. Last year I got my first foul ball in 20 years of going to games.

My favorite team is the Phillies and I went to a game at the Vet thanks to my wonderful wife who bought my dad and I tickets for Father's Day in the Vet's last year. And for the first time in all the years going there as an adult I was just as excited to get to meet the Phanatic. I'll try to post the picture of me with him soon. So I am looking forward to the start of a new season.

Friday, February 18, 2005

More Anna stories

The other day Anna is going through my wallet and one of my business cards are left laying around. I have no idea where she heard this? She brings me my card hands it to me and say, "Call me" and walks away. Amber and I were rolling.

Then about a week ago she brought a Capri sun out to drink. I took it from her and gave it to Amber to open. Well I guess she thought I was taking it from her so that she couldn't have it. So she went back to get another one but didn't want me taking the next one from her so she pointed at me and said "Stay here, I get juice." She is so cute....sometimes.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Blog Review

Now everyone who has a blog can get a positive review, thanks to PageBoost.
Here's what Joey Hay, Daily new News, of Best links has to say about this blog:

"I just saw Medium Depth Thoughts. If only the W3C would have an awesome page like that. The source for this page is completely uncluttered. It must have taken eons to design the page. The color scheme is fantastic. There are 26,159 characters in the HTML, which is a high-quality length for American users. Glorious. The URL has 31 characters. That's just the right size.

Seeing Medium Depth Thoughts, I'm simply speechless. Powerful but elegant. (...)

Of course, I expected the creator to achieve only the best. The page contains 59 links, a balanced amount. What a swell page! I totally loved it."

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Name Blog

I found this interesting blog about names. Just thought I would post on my site since I know so many people who are currently expecting.

Friday, February 11, 2005


Well it is Friday and once again very grateful for the weekend. Going to go out on a date with Amber for the first time in awhile. (Yes unfortunately it took the Hallmark holiday for us to be able to plan a date. Something we plan to remedy in the near future.)

During this week I have become even more thankful for good friends. Had a good talk about where I am and where I am going with one friend who I appreciate more than he probably knows. (but since he is one of the few who read my blog he probably now knows) And I had a good lunch with another friend who I was able to just talk very comfortably about just the regular things of life and who I can email back and forth to keep my day going.

I have things I need to evaluate and some major adjustments I want to make to my routine of life. Be praying I have the strength and wisdom to get them done.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005


Well the Eagles loss in typical Philadelphia tradition. It is not that they are a bad team. They definitely could have won. My thought is that they beat most teams so easily all year long that when it came down to coming from behind and managing the clock it was foreign thing to them. They beat the majority of the team by more than 10 points and had no need for a hurry up offense all year long. Luckily for Philadelphia fans we have grown use to this kind of pain and have learned how to heal a little quicker. Well I guess it is going to be a long 6 weeks of winter.

Friday, February 04, 2005

6 weeks?

Well groundhog day was this week and Phil saw his shadow. 6 more weeks of winter....Which I believe pretty much happens even if he doesn't see his shadow? We are trying to warm up at work by having a Skyline lunch. It is not the official chili but someone here apparently can come pretty close to the recipe.

Plus 6 weeks of winter will be a breeze to handle if my Eagles can change the normal fate of Philadelphia sports team and Win the SuperBowl!!! If they don't it will be a miserable 6 more weeks of winter. We shall see. *fingers crossed*