Sunday, September 26, 2010

9 years

I don't think the number '9' is significant, especially when you're celebrating something.  Most people celebrate after one year.  Then it seems pretty common to count five years, 10 years, 25 years, 50 years, and so on as milestones.  Honestly, I can't remember the last time I heard anyone get excited and say, "Nine years!  Wow that's great!" So even though nine may not be as good as 10, it's better then eight (or seven or even four).  But I like nine.

As of this past week, Jo and I have been married nine years.  Not all of it has been fun or easy.  But a lot of things have been fun or easy, and sometimes both.  We've had some hard things happen which could have broken us.  But thank God, here we are, having worked through all those things and happy to be together.

For us, nine is a great number.  Nine is a good reason to celebrate. 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Spotlight on: System of a Down - Aerials

This in my opinion, is an amazing song.  Its close to perfection.  But that's just what I think.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Song Lyric of the Day

Sometimes when I wake up I have a song going through my head.  This morning some lyrics were playing on repeat:

"O hound of heaven hear my cry
Remorse for things that I have justified
My life a book whose pages are well read
Of actions good and evil
And thoughts inside my head"
Consequence by Circle of Dust

When I woke up, I couldn't remember all the right words or even the band.  But I managed to find the lyrics and the band.  Google is an amazing thing; what did we ever do without it?  You can hear the song here.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

In Quotes

I love quotes and sayings.  Here are some great ones:

“Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.” - Saint Augustine

“There is one thing one has to have: either a soul that is cheerful by nature, or a soul made cheerful by work, love, art, and knowledge.” - Friedrich Nietzsche

“I despise a world which does not feel that music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy” - Ludwig van Beethoven


Monday, September 13, 2010

Why non-beach loving parents go to the beach

I don't love the beach.  Jo does, but I don't.  I don't hate it by any means and can think or much worse places to go, but am really not into sand and sun.  But photos like this make the sand and sun and salt water worth it for me.