Archive for October, 2008

Vacation

October 25, 2008

This marks the first week of vacation for me! I did get some time off around my appendectomy, but that wasn’t the most relaxing time I’ve ever had. As mentioned previously, my board exam is Monday and I’m just ready to be through with it. On Tuesday, I will start hiking a 30-40 mile segment of the Appalachian Trail in north Georgia. Jen will be hanging out with her mother, her sister Rebecca, our friend Julianna, and 7 children aged 5 years and under (insert sympathy here). I’ll try to keep a journal of sorts to share with you and hopefully Jen will be able to update this once or twice.

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The Deep Breath Before The Plunge

October 21, 2008

I have probably used this image before, but it seems to fit here as well for a couple of reasons.

1. My General Pediatrics board exam is next Monday.

2. 2008 World Series starts tomorrow.

“I don’t want to be in a battle, but waiting on the edge of one I can’t escape is even worse.” says Peregrin Took in The Return of The King. Not that I’m fearing either of the two, but just had a vision in my head of Pippin resting his chin on the rail, overlooking the field that will host the battle. By the way, Chuck is back on NBC and is as good as ever. For those of you who aren’t into it, get with the program.

More World Series Hype

October 20, 2008

Read a great article by ESPN’s Jayson Stark today and will recommend it to you (click here). He presents 5 great reasons to watch the 2008 World Series. I am obviously excited and hope that the Rays play well. Either way, they have served notice that they mean business. My excitement continues to build when I consider that David Price will likely spend the whole 2009 season with the Rays. So, thank you to the Rays for distracting me from such a disappointing Ole Miss football season. (seriously one play in each game from being 6-1, alas, we’re 3-4).

Rays Win! Rays Win!

October 20, 2008

I cannot believe it, but I’m sure loving it. What an amazing season it is and it’s not over yet. Game one of the 2008 World Series in Wednesday night in St. Petersburg, FL. Will you be watching?

Parent-teacher conference

October 16, 2008

Avery is 2 and a half years old and goes to playschool 2 half-days a week. Jen and I have a notice that in January we have a parent-teacher conference appointment. Let me guess:

1. Doesn’t share well

2. Not potty trained

3. Doesn’t clean up after himself

4. Cannot color inside the lines

5. Doesn’t grasp the concept of standing in line

I mean is there anything that they’re going to tell me that I don’t already know? I’ve seen his “art projects” and trust me, they’re not worth scanning for you to see on the blog. Oh well, I guess I’ll comply.

Dear Santa

October 14, 2008

This is a thing of beauty.

Any guesses where the #17 comes from?

Good News

October 12, 2008

You know when you hear good news, you have to pass it on. I just saved 15% on my car insurance by switching to GEICO, no, not really. If you are one to look at the comments from other posts, you will notice that my friend Brad Ingram (Dude, you’re getting the credit for this one. see photo below!) has dropped some major news. Battlestar Galactica season 4.0 is to be released on January 6th! Yes, I will pay for half of a season and buy the other half later. As a peace offering, they seem to be including the side story Razor. Fine by me, hadn’t seen it yet. Any interested parties should be at my house on Jan 6th and bring some popcorn. I’ll include the link to the story here.

Brad:

Old Friends

October 11, 2008

The thing I love about old friends is that it is so easy to slip right back into being together. Nothing awkward, no effort. We were able to spend the day with Josh and Jen Reed today. Felt like we hadn’t been away at all. Will post some pictures one of these days.

A Beautiful Day

October 10, 2008

Tuesday was rainy and Wednesday had a lot of drizzle. Thursday was picture perfect. I was very moved by the amount of support that we received. It is probably wrong of me to single any one out but that’s just too bad. Our dear friends Brad and Maggie Ingram drove up from Jackson. I can’t say what it meant to me that they would make that trip. My dad, my uncle Eddie, and I are all members of the Fraternity of Delta Psi. I graduated from Ole Miss over 7 years ago and don’t know any of the active members there, but at least 8 of my “brothers” from all different years were there. What a testament to the bonds of brotherhood. I could list all of those who had encouraging and sympathetic words, but that would take me all night.

Thanks to all who came to the service and all those who have reached out to me and my family. Andy, Uncle Eddie, and I went through all of my dad’s stuff (for lack of a better word) and that was a very bizzare feeling. Included was a CD collection which included many odd albums, none of which were from U2. I preface this because I’m including a U2 video below. Not sure if dad was a U2 fan or not.

Thursday

October 8, 2008

Arrangements have been made for Thursday at Noon, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oxford, MS. Thanks to all who have been calling, e-mailing,  and praying. Dad had decided beforehand on cremation and we’re planning on scattering his ashes later on up in the mountains, preferably by a river. As a beautiful touch, a good friend of his is a potter and is making an urn for him. I think he would have liked that.