Sunday, March 30, 2008

Duck Day DooDoo

Eight years ago Saturday, my wife was very pregnant with our 1st son Josh. She decided to go feed the ducks down in Oceano at the Pier St. pond. She had Josh the very next day and she has made tradition of feeding the ducks with Josh, Grandma, and later Jason the day before Josh's birthday.

This year Duck Day ended up being on a Saturday so I was able to go. There weren't very many ducks, but there sure were a lot of Seagulls (aka rats with wings). So we decided to feed them. They decided to...well bomb me with poo.

The above picture is the first attack. I then put my hood on, because there were seagulls everywhere in the air. The picture below is the second bombing. I was holding the Trader Joe's bag in front of my pants and I got this gift.

It was a great time, I was so glad to be able to go with the family. I have to laugh that these seagulls had such a field day pooing on me when all i was trying to do was feed them. It got me thinking about what I do to God. He provides everything I need, not want, but need and I poo on him by complaining or not being thankful.

Lord help me not to be a seagull!

For a much better take on the event check out my bride's blog.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

What MovesMen?

This is my sword. My beautiful bride Linda gave it to me for our 10th Anniversary. It's a constant reminder to war for God's Kingdom, my home and family, as well as Jesus' bride the church.

If you recognize the sword that is because it is an exact replica of Anduril, the sword wielded by Aragorn in the movie version of The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. As a side note we did not tell each other what we were getting, but I bought Linda an exact replica of the pendant Arwen wore in the movies. She is my Evenstar. the reason of this post. When we have guests over to our house for the first time I usually show them the sword, especially if there are men in the group. I'm always amazed at the reaction of the men, or boys.

We could be having a fine conversation very civil, lots of fun and all that, throughout the whole time, but when I break out the sword a transformation comes over them. All of a sudden they are alive, animated and well...engaged. The women for the most part are interested, but the reaction of the males in the room is very evident, they are into the sword.

This always gets me thinking:

  • What is it about a sword or gun (even airsoft!) or weapon that so touches the heart of a man?
  • Why doesn't it touch the heart of a woman in the same way?
  • Is that good or bad or just different?
  • What is the spiritual connection?
Anyways, just something that came up and MovedMe yesterday as we had some special people over that hadn't seen the sword yet. We were having a great conversation and I remembered they hadn't seen it. There was a family there Father/Husband, Mother/Wife, son and daughter. Let's just say there was huge excitement coming from the testosterone side of the family!

Huh...go figure.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Walk the Line 2 Disc Special Extended Cut

Walk the Line

Extended Cut Now Out
Johnnny and June Share More Than Just Initials With JC

Walk the Line is very much about Jesus. And what is amazing is I can’t recall his name mentioned once, but it is still about him. Specifically it is about how Jesus came after sinner extraordinaire Johnny Cash through June Carter and her family.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Seeker: The Dark is Rising

The Seeker: The Dark is Rising
Life Isn't What You Expect
That's actually a good thing...

Will Stanton is called into a fantastic adventure, but it’s hard… real hard. See, Will is the chosen one, a seventh son of a seventh son, who must seek out 6 signs that will turn away an evil being bent on destroying the earth. In doing so he can save the world.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
Eccentric or Cute?
It Might Amaze You Half to Death

My 7-year-old son said, “This movie amazes me half to death.” So apparently there is something about it that interested him as well, thus the recommendation I have for it. Some of it haunts me and I don’t know why yet, even after watching it a few times.