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Mansfield, Texas, United States
Mr. E is a Christian, Husband, Father of 2, former Army Officer and Texas Rangers Baseball fan.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

I Will Not Give My Son $3-4

There is the video game my son wants really bad. He has earned/saved enough money to get the game, but not enough to pay the tax. He really bad wants me to give him the extra $3-4 to cover the tax. I know he would pay me back for the amount of the tax, but I am not going to give it to him. It may sound mean, but I am trying to teach him delayed gratification and the joy of being able to buy something entirely on his own. I am also trying to teach him that he can't always rely on Dad to give him "free" money if he needs it. He needs to learn to budget his money wisely, and having Dad, or Mom, give him a little extra, he is not learning the full meaning of saving his money to reach a goal. I know he may be sad now, but he will be much happier when he earns the money on his own and gets his game without having to pay someone else back.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thirteen Little Known Facts About ME


I am borrowing this idea from my Wife's Blog, who borrowed it from someone else. I am just putting my own twist on it.

Fact # 1 -- Something I am very afraid of -- Besides something bad happening to my kids or dear wife, I would have to go with...heights or being swarmed by little insects.

Fact # 2 -- One thing I dislike about myself -- The way I am sarcastic and sometimes condescending to my children. I am working on it. Pray for me!

Fact # 3 -- One profession I have absolutely no respect for -- Any one who works for, or is associated with the porn industry.

Fact # 4 -- My favorite type of music -- Motion Picture Musical Scores (my favorites are Superman, Pirates of the Caribbean & Battlestar Galactica)

Fact # 5 -- A unique place I have visited -- Teotihuacan, Mexico. It was here I climbed the Pyramid of the Sun. What a trip! (See picture)

Fact # 6 -- Age at which I got my first real kiss -- 21. Hey, I was a shy young man, raised with very conservative beliefs. Plus I was a bit of nerd. I'm glad I waited though, knowing who I am now, I might have turned out quite different if I had started the "smooching" earlier.

Fact # 7 -- My dream job -- I think I would love to be an archaeologist! If not that, I think I would love to work full time for the Texas Rangers Baseball Club.

Fact # 8 -- A sound I love to hear -- The sound of my children laughing or the sounds of thunder and rain.

Fact # 9 -- A food I cannot eat enough of -- Tacos. I just can't stop eating them.

Fact # 10 -- Something new I really want to do as a hobby -- Join a ghost hunting group and do some ghost hunting.

Fact #11 -- My favorite word -- Truthiness -- "a satirical term created by U.S. television comedian Stephen Colbert to describe things that a person claims to know intuitively or 'from the gut' without regard to evidence, logic, intellectual examination, or facts."

Fact # 12 -- Something that other people do that I hate -- Gossip! I hate it and try my best not to get involved with it.

Fact # 13 -- My little "vice" -- I loved stuffed animals and have a hard time not buying them for my kids or myself. (Hey, even a 40 year old man needs his Teddy Bear! Ha-Ha!)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

It's Finally Fall Weather

First of all congratulations to the Colorado Rockies in their sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks to advance to the World Series! Now I just hope the Cleveland Indians beat the Boston Red Sox!

Fall weather is finally here! The air is cool and windy. Fall thunderstorms are blowing through. Leaves are falling, and the grass doesn't need mowing until next Spring. In the part of East Texas where I am from, it is called "Yamboree Weather", because the cooler weather normally coincides with the coming of a county festival called The East Texas Yamboree. This festival is held in Upshur County in Texas every third weekend in October.

I think this is my favorite time of the year. The baseball playoffs are going on, with the World Series just around the corner. Football season is well under way. Hunting Season is rapidly approaching. The kids have a full six-weeks of school under their belts. Halloween is almost here, and the weather is finally cooling off, after another hot Texas Summer. I also like the fall storms, even if it is tornado season. It's just a great time to be alive and thank God for all your blessings. Especially since Thanksgiving is not to far away either. Tuuurrrrkeeeyy!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Funny Answers to a Test!

I received the following from an e-mail. The following list contains answers that children gave to a test over the Bible. The students attend a Catholic School. The answers are unedited and appear exactly as the children wrote them. They are very funny! Enjoy!

1. In the first book of the bible, Guinesses, God got tired of creating the world, so he took the Sabbath off.
2. Adam and Eve were created from an apple tree. Noah's wife was called Joan of Ark. Noah built an ark, which the animals come on to in pears.
3. Lot's wife was a pillar of salt by day, but a ball of fire by night.
4. The Jews were a proud people and throughout history they had trouble with the unsympathetic Genitals.
5. Samson was a strongman who let himself be led astray by a Jezebel like Delilah.
6. Samson slayed the Philistines with the axe of the Apostles.
7. Moses led the Hebrews to the Red Sea, where they made unleavened bread, which is bread without any ingrediants.
8. The Egyptians were all drowned in the dessert. Afterwards, Moses went up on Mount Cyanide to get the ten amendments.
9. The first commandment was when Eve told Adam to eat the apple.
10. The seventh commandment is thou shall not admit adultry.
11. Moses died before he ever reached Canada. Then Joshua led the Hebrews in the battle of Geritol.
12. The greatest miracle in the Bible is when Joshua told his son to stand still and he obeyed him.
13. David was a hebrew king skilled at playing the liar. He fought the Finklesteins, a race of people who lived in Biblical times.
14. Solomon, one of David's sons, had 300 wives and 700 porcupines.
15. When Mary heard that she was the mother of Jesus, she sang the Magna Carta.
16. When the three wise guys from the east arrived, they found Jesus in the manager.
17. Jesus was born because Mary had an immaculate contraption.
18. St. John the blacksmith dumped water on his head.
19. Jesus enunciated the Golden Rule, which says to do one to others before they do one to you. He also explained, a man does not live by sweat alone.
20. It was a miracle when Jesus rose from the dead and managed to get the tombstone off the entrance.
21. The people who followed the Lord were called the 12 decibels.
22. The epistles were the wives of the apostles.
23. One of the oppossums was St. Matthew who was also a taximan.
24. St. Paul cavorted to Christianity. He preached holy acrimony, which is another name for marriage.
25. Christians have only one spouse. This is called monotony.