Have I or I Haven't (151-175)

Stealing this idea from Julie

It's a list of 200 Have or Have Nots.
The things in RED are the things I have done.
The others I have not...yet.

151. Ran away
152. Learned to juggle
153. Been a boss
154. Sat on a jury
155. Lied about your weight
156. Gone on a diet
(no, but I haven't had a Dr. Pepper since New Years)
157. Found an arrowhead
158. Written a poem
(my twitter post are in haiku...does that count?)
159. Carried your lunch in a lunchbox
(ET, Dukes of Hazard....Thank mom!)
160. Gotten food poisoning
(oh my... that was a bad trip home from Mexico! the border all the way to South Dakota)
161. Gone on a service, humanitarian or religious mission
162. Been to the southern hemisphere.
163. Sat on a park bench and fed the ducks
164. Gone to the opera
(no but I have been in an opera house...)
165. Gotten a letter from someone famous
(Ronald Reagan, Nolan Ryan)
166. Worn knickers
(are those socks?)
167. Ridden in a limousine
168. Attended the Olympics
169. Can hula or waltz
170. Read a half dozen Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys books (
(No I read Alfred Hitchcock's The Three Investigators...those were brilliant!)
171. Been stuck in an elevator
172. Had a revelatory dream
173. Thought you might crash in an airplane
174. Had a song dedicated to you on the radio or at a concert
175. Saved someone's life

friends are vloging

I have some friends from the deep south part of Texas who are preping for a trip to a CIY conference all the way up in Michigan. Yep that's right...we Texans do everything big! No gas price is going to scare this crew away from having a rocked out road trip. Love them big time.
So as they travel they are going to be posting at this blog about the trip and events of the day so that those back home can be specific in their prayer request and praise. Brilliant idea.
Here is a video they posted today of Josh Taylor giving helpful tips on packing for the long trip.

Ham on you ham eaters!

mental note...

The difference between sarcasm and mockery is very subtle. 


Be extremely careful when using sarcasm.

By definition sarcasm intends harm…it’s hard to be a man of peace when your words cut.  Better to pick up a gun than kill a man with words.

Be mindful of the audience, as sarcasm depends more on the interpretation than the presentation (both require precision though).

The laugh gained through sarcasm, at the expense of the damaged done, is typically not worth it.

And it’s probably best to just avoid mockery all together.


“Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.”

     - Fyodor Dostoyevsky



     1: a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain

     2a: a mode of satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language that is usually directed against and individual

     2b: the use of language of sarcasm (this is no time to indulge in sarcasm)