Play Not Thou With Fire

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Location: Portland, Oregon, United States

Well, just someone from the Northwest that hops about here and there. Hey there hi there.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

I Finally got it to stay up!!!

That's right kids

Thought this was funny / nostangic I kinda want to goto colorado this summer again :)

You Know You're From Colorado When...

People move onto the highway at 15 miles an hour.

You have absolutely no recognizable accent.

If the humidity gets above 25%, you consider it "muggy".

You only go to Central City when friends are in from out of town.

You have been skiing less than 10 times in your life

You think 5-points is a ghetto.

You are the third car to run a red light after it has changed.

You say things like "I don't care how big Golden is,
it's still a one-horse town".

You think only stupid people get lost in your town.

When giving directions, you never say "Turn left, turn right", it's always go West, then South.

During a thunderstorm you wonder "which I-25 underpass is flooding".

You never plan a picnic between 3:30 and 6:00 in Spring or Summer months.

If it rains more than 2 days straight you compare the weather to being in Seattle.

You voted for higher taxes to fund Coors field, but voted down taxes for public transportation.

You have a broken windshield.

You see no reason to travel to Aurora.

The only RTD bus you've been on is the 16th Street shuttle.

You carry your $3,000 mountain bike on top of your $500 car.

You thought "Californication" would be banned by Amendment 2.

You think "South Park" is a place to stop for gas on your way to Buena Vista.

You have a business degree and are frying burgers at a McDonald's in Vail.

You have a flat tire in your refrigerator and your garage.

You own a big dog named Aspen, Buck, Cheyenne or Dakota that wears a bandanna.

You cast out your fishing line while white-water rafting.

You've never seen the tourist attractions in your own city.

You think a pass does not involve a football or a woman.

You are 82 years old and take up snowboarding.

Your real Y2K fear was running out of Celestial Seasonings tea and trail mix.

The entire top of your head is bald, but you still have a pony tail.

You personally wouldn't pay $10 per head to drive up Pikes Peak unless it was the only mountain on earth, but you tell all our house-guests to do it.

You get depressed after one day of foggy weather.

You think that formal wear is ironed denim.

North means "mountains to the left;" south is "mountains to the right;" and east and west are where all those damned liberals keep moving in from.

You go anywhere else on the planet and the air feels "sticky" and you notice the sky is no longer blue.

You consider a three-piece suit to be a pair of shorts, a sweatshirt and Birkenstocks.

You see your East Coast relatives now more than when you lived there.

You think gun control is a steady hand.

You can run up 10 flights of stairs without huffing and puffing.

You've stood on solid ground and looked down on an airplane in flight.

You know what the "Peoples Republic of Boulder" means.

You're a meat eating vegetarian.

You think the major food groups are Boulder Bars, tofu and Fat Tire Beer.

You've been tear gassed in a riot to celebrate your local sports team's victory.

You can drive over a 12,000 foot pass in 4 feet of snow, but can't get to work if there are 4 inches of snow.

You know the correct pronunciation of Buena Vista.

When you visit friends at sea level, you can drink a case of beer and not get a buzz.

Your car insurance costs more than your car.

You have surge protectors on every outlet.

April showers bring May blizzards.

You see someone riding a Harley in a snowstorm, and you look closer to see if it's anyone you know.

"Timberline" is someplace you have actually been. Many times.

You know what a "Chinook" is. You know what a "rocky mountain oyster" is. You know what a "fourteener" is. But you don't know what a "turn signal" is.

A bear on your front porch doesn't bother you nearly as much as a Democrat in Congress does.

Your golf bag has a 9-iron, a 3-wood and a lightning-rod.

People from other states breathe 5 times as often as you do.

Having a Senator named Nighthorse doesn't seem strange.

Thunder has set off your car alarm.

A sudden loss of cabin pressure is not a big deal.

"Where we're going, we don't need roads!"

You know where Doc Holliday's grave is.

You can recognize the license plates of all 50 states on sight.

Driving directions usually include 'Go over ____ Pass...'

You've used "checking for ticks" as an excuse to get someone naked.

You've gone skiing in July. You've gone sunbathing in January. They were both in the same year.

You get a certain feeling of satisfaction from knowing that California and Texas are both downstream

You know the elevation of a town, but not its population.

You never pack away your coat and sweaters.

You can name only two people you know who were actually born in Colorado.

You call tumbleweed "groundcover".

You love your Broncos, your Avs, your Rockies, Nuggets - well you can't have everything.

You or someone you know plays golf 12 months of the year.

You don't have AC in your home, but you use it in your car all winter long.

If it snows in the morning you expect it to be gone by lunchtime.

You can name the states that make up the Four Corners.

You know what and where the Continental Divide is.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Colorado.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Here is a picture of me when I was Ciara's age and first moved to Oregon, I dunno, other than the hair do I look much different?

Monday, January 23, 2006

. . . Known only to God

I was watching an old WWII documentary and this image really was gut wrenching.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

I need a haircut...

This is the longest I've let my hair grow in a long time. A friend from community would cut my hair but she's getting a little older now and the clipping is hard on her hands. Anyway oh well, Ginny did say she'd give me a mowhawk. Wouldn't that be nice?

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Stalking Jane

We went to stalking jane last night at the tiger bar. It was cool, the show was a third of the price of the hard core show that we went to in lebanon but was way better. The show started out with a DJ playing his stuff then stalking jane played. I had wanted to see them for a while but most shows tend to fall on friday nights of which I tend to work every one of them.

Sunday, January 15, 2006


Did something random yesterday and actually went to one of those shows advertised on myspace. Faithful comrads Ginny and Ryan came with. It was the first time that I'd been in lebanon. So was fun to look around a bit. It was Ryan's first time going to a show not just like that but ever so we got to talk on the way back about perspective, I liked hearing his.

Anyway, we missed finding never, One of the reasons I wanted to go there is because they said they had a free demo for whoever wanted it, couldn't find it at the show though oh well. It was flashback time though, Blessed be You was great I liked them but the crowd, small though it was consisted of mostly high school aged kids. I felt kinda old but the feeling of awkwardness passed with time and when the lights came out people largely became flailing black masses moshing to strobe light.

Sorry forgot to take any pictures :(

Monday, January 09, 2006

Red Robin

So went to ethnos last night, they gave a sermon about injustice, Ashby is going to Kenya really really soon. Please pray with me that things go well, it humbles me to know that there still are people in our spoiled society willing to give up all the privilage we have to help those in need.

Anyway, that sounded really serious but after 3/4 of the church went to red robin, it was cool. That is one of the things that I like about Ethnos, they do act more like a community that any other church I've been to, people spend more than a couple hours together a week everyone wants to go out and do something.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006


So we went up to boise for new years, the farlows always have this kickin party. It was cool because we got to ride in a limo and Ginny came with. We played and stayed for a few days it was great.

Anyway, we prayed in the new year and pastor sam showed some slides from the previous year. The drive there and back was fine (an answer to prayer) I was kinda tired driving back though weird because it was before midnight.