This morning I woke up a few minutes before my alarm went off. Although usually it’s because I just wake up, this morning it was because a huge clap of thunder woke me up. I don’t know about you, but I think thunderstorms in the morning are cool, but strange.
So then my alarm radio came on. It was some horoscope man. I can’t stand that stuff. So I turned him off and let God’s alarm wake me.
But I’m sure the horoscope man already knew that I’d do that today.
If I had a nickel every time I washed clothes, well, I don’t know how much I’d have. But today doing laundry I found a nickel in the dryer. Woo Hoo! It’s like free money.
Of course it came from my pants and I’m trying not to remember I spent $0.95 so I could find that nickel.
I like free money.
There is a GREAT article in the Orlando Sentinel today from sports columnist Mike Bianchi. It’s worth the read. Unfortunately, the Sentinel requires you to do a free subscription to read it. But here are parts of the article…
Winning isn’t everything, but being a dad is
Published July 18, 2004
[says Coach Tony Dungy] “There are more important things than being a football coach. Like being a father.” Coming from another coach, these words might seem contrived but not Tony Terrific. This is a man who, on the morning after being fired by the Buccaneers, was carpooling the neighborhood children to school. During one of the many head-coaching interviews Dungy had before finally being hired by the Bucs, an obsessive owner asked Dungy: “Is coaching your No. 1 passion?” Dungy’s response: “I will try my hardest to win a Super Bowl, but it’s not the most important thing. I will not sleep in the office and be here 24 hours a day.”
…He recently became the national spokesperson for All Pro Dad, an organization that campaigns to help men become better husbands and fathers. “We endorse Gatorade and tennis shoes in pro sports,” Dungy says. “We need to start endorsing fatherhood.”
…Dungy is one of those rare coaches who actually puts the game in proper perspective. Sure, they all preach priorities, but none of them really has any. It’s like Jimmy Johnson once said: “Coaches list priorities, and they always say religion first, then family, then football. And yet they work at football 15 hours a day, seven days a week. And they spend an hour a week at church and two hours with their family. That tells me football is first, and everything else is second.”
I encourage you to read the entire article. Way to go, Coach Dungy.
This guy is just a nut. He wants to visit all 4,025 Starbucks stores in the US and 846 internationally. I think I’ve only been to 1 internationally and maybe 5-6 in the US.
He’s gonna need all the caffeine to get to all these stores. I guess that makes him a coffee nut? Yeah, that was a bad joke. sorry.
I’d rather go to Barnies Coffee anyway.
Because I know you’re all just dying to know…
Michael Phelps will enter five individual events and three relays at the Athens Olympics in his quest to equal or surpass Mark Spitz’s record haul of seven gold medals at the 1972 Games in Munich. He’ll swim the 200m freestyle, the 100m and 200m butterfly and 200m and 400m individual medleys, the 4x100m freestyle, 4x200m freestyle and 4x100m medley relays.
The kid is 19.
Nobody really likes those things. Why do people have them anyway? It’s a little weird to me to see little gnomes, cement squirrels and bunnies sitting in the yard.
Apparently neither does a Labrador retriever in McLean, VA.
The BCS announced today changes to it’s formula. Thank goodness! I hated the way they did it. It was it’s own poll! I’ve been saying they should just take the human polls, weight them as an average, add that to the computer average, and let that be the ranking. Why did it take so long? At least they got something closer.
From what I read, I think I like it.
But I reserve the right to change my mind.
Today marks the official date of our working with Campus Crusade for Christ, International. Our official first day with CCCI was July 15, 1996. These past 8 years have been up and down with plenty of twists and turns, but it’s been great. What an adventure we’ve been on when God calls you to follow with all you have.
Thank you, Lord, for your leadership and provision.
This morning I awoke from a nightmare. It startled me out of bed about 15 minutes before my alarm went off. The nightmare? Draft day in my fantasy football league had snuck up on me. Before I realized it, it was my pick and I had no idea who I was going to pick. I was scrambling to find all my resources and couldn’t! Then my 2 minutes were up and the computer made a dumb pick for me! ARGH! What a nightmare!
I can’t wait for football to start. There was a commercial on the local AM sports station announcing that “Football Friday” starts again July 30. Oh baby! The sounds and talk of football are so fun!
June, July, August, and Football are my 4 favorite months!