Wednesday, May 24, 2006

LOOOONG Nonsense....

My buddy Jason (funky monkey for those DCW followers) posted this SWEET survey/name thingie.. check it!

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (middle name and current street name)
Virgil Meander Cove

2. YOUR MOVIE STAR NAME: (grandfather/grandmother on your dad's side, your favorite candy)
Virgil Sweettart... UGH!

3. YOUR "FLY GIRL/GUY" NAME: (first initial of first name, first two or three letters of your last name)
L Lin... ooohhh... fried rice!

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
Virgil Dennison... pimp!

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (first 3 letters of your last name, last 3 letters of mother's maiden name, first 3 letters of your pet's name)

7. JEDI NAME: (middle name spelled backwards, your mom's maiden name spelled backward)
Ligriv Hsineb.... uhhh... no.

8. PORN STAR NAME: (first pet, street you grew up on)

9. SUPERHERO NAME: ("The", your second favorite color, the car your mom/dad are drivng)
The Blue Blazer or The Blue Jimmy or The Blue Bonneville (depending on which of the three she's in today!)

Also here's movie of when Jason and I got into a fight... I'm the one in black by the way....

Oh and here's an email update that Kate wrote and I changed to make it funnier for this site.. I've also misspelled some words to try to pass it off like it's mine.

On Friday we went to Jammin Java in Vienna, VA, to see Wheatus, one of our favorite bands (they sing "Teenage Dirtbag"). They haven't toured for 5 years, and the venue was small and not too many people were there, so it was like a private concert where we got to request all the songs! The lead singer just kept yelling "What do you want to hear? Yell it out!" Very cool.

On Saturday we met up with Katie and Brian and went to Hamburger Hamlet for lunch and then saw "The DaVinci Code." Not as good as the book (of course! Are the movies ever better than the books?) but we both really liked it. At night we worked at the Seneca Valley High School After-Prom with the Jaycees, from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The event went until about 5 a.m., but I was ready to crash by 1ish. The best part of the event was right before the kids got there, when we got to play with all the games. Kate and I played basketball and got all the Jaycees to play DDR (Digital Dance Revolution--it's a video game hooked up to a dance pad, so it tells you how to dance and you have to keep up with it... good workout!). As we were leaving, the man at the door asked us if we'd checked out. Kate said, "No, I'm 26." I guess it's flattering that we look like we're 18... or that we've just been in high school way too long. :-)

On Sunday we worked at the senior high youth group's car wash. People dropped off their cars in the back parking lot before church, and we washed them during the service. It was NON-STOP. We didn't keep track of how many cars we washed, but I know it was over 25, b/c I counted the remaining keys at one point. Only the advisors could drive/move the cars, so we got to drive a lot of fun cars.
My favorite was a '76 Pontiac Bonneville, and Kate's was a Honda hybrid. Kate kept turning the key b/c she couldn't tell if it was on or not, it was so quiet (then she realized it was a hybrid--duh). After the car wash, we went to lunch at Coastal Flats with pastor Bill. Oh! We made $583 in donations for the car wash!
It's all going to the Richard Hunter School in Liberia, that helps re-civilize child soldiers.

Yesterday we went to dinner and "The Elephant Man" play at the Olney Theatre with one of my customers and his wife. We'll be around this weekend. We were going to go to NYC, but decided not to since I'm fighting a cold, and we'll be travelling the next weekend.

MORAL: Kate is HOT!

Monday, May 15, 2006


MY SISTER HAS DONE IT! She has graduated from Kent State University! Even though she Kent Read or Kent Write, Kent State has been berry berry good to her unlike Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondents Dinner who was not so good to President Bush.

It was great to see my lil' sis walk that isle (yes i know... but she's going to Hawaii.. get it? FUNNY!) I got a little emotional... it's a big step. and now THE REAL WORLD awaits her... which will turn her perspective on its ear. Not really cause it's that hard, but mainly cause you get a quarter of the feedback you had in college... and people are a lot more lazy and vindictive. so she'll be ten steps ahead of them already!

Good trip back to quiet ol' ohio. Nice to spend so much time with family in their native environment. Kate and i were talking about how our perspectives have changed... how our hometowns seem slower, more relaxed and smaller. it's strange and hard to explain... but not nearly as strange as Brokeback Snake Mountain.

Also all my ol' residents from das Bruster are set to graduate! I'm OLD! But good for them and i hope they've had a great time at OU as they finish their last call.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Planes and a Cousin

It was many moons ago but our Athens relative came and visited! Garry (the Extreme Alpha Geek) came out and hung out with us. He ran around with me at work, went to the spy museum and even a Justin Jones concert (which i'll review later)! We pack in the activities around here!

The best way to sum up our weekend is by watching this video.. yeah.. that's about right.

We also went to the new air and space museum out by the Dulles Airport. Here are the pix and descriptions of what we saw. It's far better than downtown's version. Highly HIGHLY recommended.

Other than that it was a great weekend.. lots of talk of life and philosophies and such. Garry has been a tad down in the past recent months.. so here's a poem of EXTREME inspiration and kick-assed-ness:

Our Deepest Fear...
is not that we are inadequate,
our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, "Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?"
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some of us,
it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

- Marianne Williamson -

as seen in Coach Carter.. which is a SWEET basketball movie!