Sunday, February 29, 2004

Expectant Father Update

My wife is still experiencing alot of sickeness lately. I wish I could just fix her ills. Make her feel better. It is hard to watch her go through this. Nobody every really talks about how bad it can be, but I will it is bad... She feels horrible. Like I said I hope that it ends soon.

Thursday, February 26, 2004

What the passion meant to me

I had to take a night to digest the movie. It isn't one of the movies you would every want to own. At least I wouldn't. But I do believe it is a must see. I am not one that really projects his views harshly on others. I am a Christian. I have to say while watching the movie I was appalled at the violence. But I was also filled with JOY. Because I knew the end of the story that he was going to be a new..

Don't take this blog as a reach out to convert you. NOPE this is just my opinion. And where I stand on this. And by no means (obviously I am not a in depth movie review)

The passion

Wow...we saw the Passion for christ tonight....words can't describe it...more on it later.

Monday, February 23, 2004

Blown Away..

We were searching through my grandmothers recordsrds... And found an orginal Elvis record on the Sun Label. I am just blown away how much it has been bid up to on EBAY....WOW!!eBay item 2597015874 (Ends Feb-23-04 17:57:17 PST) - ELVIS' SUN LABEL 45 ** Thats All Right **

Sunday, February 22, 2004


Ahh... I have to say the biggest thing that one channel has done for me is to force me to read more.

Lately, I have gone back to reading The Chronicles of Narnia. These are great adventures. Love it!

Found a great social software site yesterday Mediachest. It allows you simplify your life by tracking where you have lent your dvds, books, cds and etc..

Pregnancy Update - We thought my wife was over the sickness of being pregnant but had a reouccrence this morning. I hope that it will end soon for her. It is hard as an expectant father to watch my awesome wife go through sickness.

And finally I am going to way in on this. I think the more choices that we have for President the better. I am personally tired of the two party system.

Friday, February 20, 2004

Never lose on ITUNES free pepsi.

This is a Great Idea on how not to lose on the Itunes contest. I had to post this......This is so simple I love it.

Major Shift - Striving More and More and why I believe blogs are to secret to simplicity

Well Today...I am going to start adding alot more of my thoughts to the site.

Lately, I have been sucked into watching some TV. I am not saying I think tv is evil. I just think I could do better. One of the things I believe that has simplified my life is reading blogs. You might be saying what? How is that simple?

Well, you can learn so much from blogs. You can relate so much to what people are going through.

Things I have learned from certain blogs:

My Wife and I are pregnant. I have learned from theworkingmother how lucky we are to be future parents. But trust me we still have a long haul.

**Tangent**- Pregnancy in many ways is a very life complexing event. It is amazing how many classes we have already been too.. **End Tagent**

You can learn a lot about new music. A lot of chatter about Danger Mouse's Grey Album. On this Blog A Complete Bunch of Pants. You can also learn about what is going on around the country and world that isn't reported on the news. For instance, that Nazi's are rallying at NC state capitol.

In many ways I read blogs because they give me a view in to life (almost better than the mall or the airport). This was a recent topic on orkut in Bloggers Community (let me know if you want to be invited).

Why do you read blogs? Let me know!

Thursday, February 19, 2004

Spoiler .....................................



I am so excited that Troy's team won. I am writing this as trump is about to make the decision. I am afraid that Bill is going to get the boot. But I hope it is Tammy.

more in a minute


Ok I have been a slacker this week. Not a lot of entries.. But I am excited the only night really worth TV. Friends was incredible episode.. Will and Grace is on right now. AND AND AND AND the Apprentice. I will post as soon as that is over..


Monday, February 16, 2004

More of Our Life

Not that it matters to most who read this. But I am going to merge another blog I have with this one. It is all valid. So I am going to post some former post here about being a new dad.

I posted this last Sunday!

Just for Dad: Becoming a Dad:

Found this Article on the March of Dimes Website...

What you can do:
Be involved. Go with your partner to her preconception and prenatal visits.
Watch, listen, browse and read. Watch videotapes, listen to audiotapes, check out the Internet, or read books about pregnancy, childbirth and being a parent.
Help plan for the baby. Talk to your partner about what you both want for the baby. Decide where the baby will sleep, and make that part of your home colorful and welcoming for the baby. Go shopping for baby things. Look together at your finances.
Learn. Go to childbirth education classes with your partner.
Help your partner stay healthy during pregnancy. Help her eat healthy foods, exercise, quit smoking, stay away from alcohol and illegal drugs and avoid dangerous workplace and household hazards (such as paint thinner and weed killers). Quit smoking yourself. Secondhand smoke is bad for pregnant women and babies.
Continue to have sex if you and your partner wish to do so. In most cases, it’s safe for a couple to have sex during pregnancy. Check with your partner’s health care provider. To avoid sexually transmitted infections, have sex with only one person who doesn’t have any other sexual partners and/or use a condom when having sex. Discuss HIV testing for you and your partner with your health care provider.
Be supportive. If your partner chooses to breastfeed, support her decision.

Week 12

We are nearing the end of the first trimester. My wife naomi is still feeling sick in the mornings and other points of the day. I wish there were things I could do as a husband to help comfort her more. I try to be available for every need. I encourage her to rest. I am doing my best to meet here cravings. We have another appointment this week to see the OB doctor I am very excited about this. Our last visit we did get a songram picutre. It is a wonderful picture.

American Dreams

This show is incredible. We absolutely love it. The story lines are amazing.


Sunday, February 15, 2004

How can you take it?

You multiple TV channel watchers. How can you stand it? All the crap on TV. I thinking about moving from one channel to no channel.. I can't take it anymore.

We are still away from home. And I was sucked into that trap. You know the one I am talking about. Switching channel after channel after channel after channel. Infomerical, crap, crap, crap, rerun, rerun, old crappy movie, World Poker Tour (which I find entertaining).

Enough of my venting. This just secures my desire to live more simple.

Saturday, February 14, 2004

Complex TV

Hey we are at my parents house today. They get more than one channel.. Lots of choices!!! LOL....What to watch!

Friday, February 13, 2004

More Simple

So I had a reader email and ask me a good question. Where is the simplicity in one channel?

Well it is the begin of simplicity. This is why! With one channel you only have one choice. As I mentioned in the introduction to this blog that it really is the start of living simple. The reason we have one channel is b/c we live in a rural area where our only access to tv is an antenna. The trees are too abundant around us for a satillette.

So it is one channel. It is either on or off. It makes TV Viewing simple. So that is the beginning of living simpler.

It is smack in your face when you go to homes where there is mutiple channels. There is so much to chose from that it overwhelming.

Thursday, February 12, 2004

Omarosa - The Apprentice

I can't believe that Omarosa didn't get fired. I think Jessie should have gotten fired also. But anyway, too tired to comment nore. Maybe more later..

Friends and Apprentice

Ok...I am in HEAVEN...Friends and the Apprentice!!! More later..

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Frozen Hot Chocolate

This looks yummie so this on Regis and Kelly.... Watching West Wing...More on that tomorrow... Apprentice tomorrow...

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

TV Sweeps - Matt Lauer all over the world!

We didn't get home in time last night to watch tv.

I did get a chance to tape the latest episode of "Fear Factor Couples". The couple that likes to eat the nasties got the boot last night. They were a lot of fun to watch. We also have been taping alot Matt Lauer's "Where in the world" on the Today Show. He is in the swiss alps today. It is very exciting watching him hanglide and ski off of a mountain. Very entertaining.

I think in a lot of ways reading blogs takes the place of my tv viewing. Speaking of Davezilla has a very funny entry today. Things you never hear a guy saying to each other. Here are a couple of examples. "We should all three wear matching sweathers to the hardware store" or "Oh you poor baby! That must have really hurt." Very Fun Check out his website for more. Enjoy

Sunday, February 08, 2004

The Apprentice - Episode 7

Watching the previews for this week episode. I predict that Omrosa is getting the boot. Now I am only basing this on that he said the person was rude that is getting fired.

TV bites tonight. I am getting tired of Law and Order. I hope all you people out there are enjoying the grammy's. I have heard that beyonce has one four or either five grammys.

Sports on NBC - AFL and Nascar

As I frequently do, I will comment what is on our one channel today. Being a man I do love sports and most of the year we miss out on NBC. Unless you like Notre Dame Football.. Well two sports that I have become fans of b/c of the one channel issue. One is Arena Football and the Other is Nascar.

So I am watching AFL right now. Fast paced football at it's based. No I know that Nascar is a weird sport but it is entertaining. Never really thought I would be a racing fan. But it feeds that need for sports in my heart. Go Ahead make fun of me.


Saturday, February 07, 2004

Ways to Simplify your Life

I found this great article on Fast company on ways to simplify your life here is the article ( I will provide the link to the article at the end):

6 Ways to Simplify Your Life
Advice from best-selling author Elaine St. James.

From: Issue 15 | June 1998, Page 156 By: Michael Warshaw Photographs by: Bernd Auers
Elaine St. James's best-selling books are themselves marvels of simplicity. They are short, well designed, and organized for quick reading. They offer hundreds of techniques - some modest, some radical - to simplify your life. Here are six of our favorites. Here are six of our favorites.

1. Resign from any organizations whose meetings you dread.

2. Learn to live with less information: Stop watching TV news. Cancel half your magazine subscriptions.

3. Work where you live, or live where you work.

4. Be in bed by 9 p.m. one night a week.

5. Live on half of what you earn, and save the other half.

6. Keep asking, "Is this going to simplify my life?"

Friday, February 06, 2004


WE opted for no tv tonight.. Which has be awesome. We have talked and played a game. And I read the Chronicles of Narnia to my wife. What a great time!!

OT - Carlie

I am just so sad about the abduction and murder of that poor sweet girl in FLA. It is so hard to take?


Thursday, February 05, 2004

The Apprentice!!!!

Just gets better and better.....and better...

Best Night of TV

It is Thursday Night. Our favorite night of Tv. You have friends and the Apprentice. I don't know if we mentioned we love the apprentice but we do. Speaking of which.

Today we saw something better than TV today. Our Baby on a sonogram!!


Wednesday, February 04, 2004


Did I mention I was addicted. If you want an invite just let me know... it is ridculous that people are selling invites on ebay!!

AOL Seeks Refund in Wake of Jackson Incident - This is cracking me up

FROM AD WEEK - NEW YORK America Online, the sponsor of this year's Super Bowl halftime show, is seeking a refund in the wake of singer Janet Jackson's breast-baring incident during the telecast, sources said.

The Time Warner Internet unit is asking the National Football League, which sold the halftime sponsorship, to pay up, according to sources. AOL planned to replay the halftime show on its service, but cancelled in light of a Federal Communications Commission probe into the incident. The halftime show featured a duet that ended with singer Justin Timberlake pulling off part of Jackson's costume to reveal her right breast.

The NFL, however, believes the compensation should be provided by Viacom's CBS and MTV, which aired and produced the event, respectively, sources said. On Monday, MTV in a statement called the incident "unrehearsed [and] unplanned."

"We're still gathering information and we'll continue talking with AOL," said an NFL representative. A CBS rep said the NFL sells the halftime sponsorship, adding that, "Since this is not our sponsorship, there's not much else we can say."

Meanwhile, sources said that the NFL has cut Justin Timberlake's N' Sync band mate, JC, from performing in this weekend's Pro Bowl halftime show in Honolulu. Hawaiian performers have replaced the singer, sources said.

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Tv Show Cancellations

One thing when you have one channel that you realize alot is how may TV shows get cancelled. They move Tv shows so much. DUH!

Here is a list of shows that I have seen cancelled or that or on the verge:

1. Inside Schwarz - It sucked
2. Good Morning Miami - On the way out
3. Ed - On the Way out
4. Let's Make a Deal
5. Crime and Punishment
6. Providence
7. Emeril

There has to be more....

But it is crazy how competive this TV is... At least network TV


Monday, February 02, 2004

Does CBS think we're that stupid? | A Whole Lotta Nothing

Check this OUT!!! I AGREE!!!!!!!!!

I stand corrected!

Ok it is called the boob tube( As I was informed by a reader.). BUT HEY I WASN'T HARMED BUY IT B/C I didn't SEE it!! Thank God for THAT!


JANET and JUSTIN - Careful some nudity in links

Ok... I hate TV. So I didn't get to see the soup Er Bowl. But I am so sick sick sick of exposed skin and crap like that. I just get tired of having sex slammed in my face. I am tired of stars thinking the only way they can get media exposure is doing crap.

BUT it does work. I know. Let's just have some respect for the world. don't show your b*east on tv. WHY? Why do we need this. What does it accomplish.

Can't we leave some things to our imagination?

Plus this story says that CBS knew this was going to happen. It makes you want to smash all tv's....BUT HERE I AM LINKING TO IT. Promoting sex.

You can call me a prude that is fine. I am just done with nudity and crap on tv. And movies have gone way to far for "realism".

I loved the matrix but the last one had way to many fight scenes. It was just so dull. Give me plot, give me character development and SHOW us respect!

Oh well! Just check out the story on Drudge.



So I am addicted To Orkut. I received an Invite to ORKUT. And I absolutely love it. But then again......If you want an invite just let me know.

Sunday, February 01, 2004

Super Bowl

Well the worst night of all (at least in my opinion) to have one channel. We are going to miss the ADS. Not really the game but the ADS.

going to be watching the gamecast.