Tuesday, February 16, 2010


News broke today that the Blazers are trading Steve Blake & Travis Outlaw to the Clippers for Marcus Camby. This trade makes a lot of sense and shows that the Blazers management have made reaching the playoffs a priority. Camby will fill the part of the significant gap left by Oden & Pryzbilla and should provide some decent shot-blocking defense and rebounding.

It's hard to see Blake & Outlaw go, but with their expiring contracts it was unlikely either of them would be around next year anyway. Blake leaving does put more pressure on Bayless to become a quality and consistent leader of the second unit. I feel good about this trade because it doesn't mortage Portland's future simply to make the playoffs for this year (no major pieces of the puzzle were given up). It gives this young team a fighting chance to make the playoffs and in turn gets them experience so they are better prepared for a champioinship run in the next couple years.

Friday, February 12, 2010

A-Team 2.0

Believe it or not, there is a new A-Team movie coming out in June. I just saw the trailer and I'm excited (You can watch it here). Two years ago I wrote a post telling about my history with this classic TV show here. There are a couple decent actors in it (Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper) and other names you've heard of (Jessica Biel). My expectations aren't that high, but I can guaranty that I'll watch it. I'm too big a fan of the original not to give this one a try. I'm just hoping Mr. T will make a cameo.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Here are a few random pics off the cell phone from the last few weeks.

Fountain in downtown Tallahassee. In the building behind this fountain sits a wonderful New Orlean's style restaurant named Harry's, where I had one of the best meals I've had in a long time. I wish Carolyn would've been there to share the goodness of the creamy basalmic feta dressing.

Main entrance of FSU.

Is it wrong for a father to pray for his son to be a fan of his favorite team?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Green Shipping

Today, I received a calendar I ordered off Amazon:

The calendar has a sticker that says, "ECO Friendly." It was delivered in a 1,500 square inch box full of paper.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Weekend, what weekend?

It is great to be home, but between church and the J. Alvin super bowl party today I don't really feel like I've been "home" yet. The presentation went really well. It took a lot of time to prepare, but I'm really happy with how it went. We didn't get the best time slot to lead our session, but I'm glad to get the experience. We were the first session on Saturday morning and we brought Krispy Kreme for everyone to help get them ready for dialogue. Elisa got sick the day after I left with a fever. The fever is gone now, but she is still on edge and pretty emotional. She starts crying and freaking out really easily and quickly. I'm hoping she sleeps long and well tonight so that she causes less stress for Carolyn going into another long work week.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010


Greetings from Tallahassee! I'm in town for the conference I wrote about a few months ago here. As I was renting our car tonight I was reminded of this Seinfeld clip:

Our car rental went fine and we got our car, but our hotel overbooked and we couldn't stay there. We had to go to a different hotel. They are taking care of us and it will get worked out, but it makes me laugh.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Snow Art

Here is a highlight of the snow art found around campus this week: