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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Meet the Newest Member of Our Family

Here she is, in all her wondrous glory..........

Meet Marley Rainey Stark.

We've adopted her, but we'll actually pick her up in a few weeks, after she gets all her shots 'n stuff and grows to be over two pounds.

Be careful....don't look straight at her. The sheer cuteness may cause you to go blind.

[Addendum:] I found my wedding ring! YAAAAAAAAY!

It's fitting somehow. Same day we make a commitment to a new member of the family, I find the symbol of my commitment to Christy. I don't believe in coincidences.

Monday, October 08, 2007

My "Civic" Duty: Get Out of the Car

So I'm about 1/4 of the way through one of my long-winded, serious thoughtful posts. This one's about the theology of George W. Bush as it relates to his foreign policy. It's inspired by two articles in Christianity Today. It's shaping up to be a good post and I hope I finish it.

But for now......a story:

I have today off of work because it's Columbus Day. Yes, only the federal government celebrates freakin' Columbus Day anymore, but let's leave that be.

I exit the movie theater having finally seen 3:10 to Yuma. I am contemplating the motives of Russell Crowe's character, Ben Wade. I am wondering what to think of the film's final moments. I open my cell phone to call Christy about her doctor's appointment.

I press the button on the key to unlock our Honda Civic and get inside. Then I notice a bunch of classical music CDs. I don't own any classical music CDs.

At this very moment, I remember that I came to the movie in my Nissan Altima, not Christy's Civic. I look up to see a middle-aged couple staring at me wondering why I just sat down in the driver's seat of their Civic.


To get the full humor of the moment, you probably have to have been there and witnessed how red my face got.

Let's call this post, Humor in Humiliation....part 2 of a series in Ben's life. Part 1 was about a year ago.