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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, January 19, 2008

Name That Movie

Inspired by recent blog on Honey I Fed The Kids, I decided to do a little trivia of my own. I will name 25 movie quotes and let you try and guess the movies! Here goes... (I will post the answers in the comment section. Don't cheat! Let me know how you did.)

1. "I have a bad feeling about this!"

2. "What I'm trying to say is, I'm saying Chow Funs because, I love you!"

3. "Oh, that's just my pet snake Reggie."

4. "Ray. If someone asks if you are a god, you say, "YES!" "

5. "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it."

6. Henry: "No thanks, I don't like eggs." Rosella: "What?" Rachel: "But you love eggs!" Henry: "Okay, then give me lots of eggs."

7. "Then let us be rid of it... once and for all! Come on, Mr. Frodo. I can't carry it for you... but I can carry you!"

8. "Hey, you gotta try the blowhole, man! This whale dude is giving me brain freeze."

9. "A teacher has two jobs; fill young minds with knowledge, yes, but more important, give those minds a compass so that that knowledge doesn't go to waste."

10. "No Michael, we're supposed to try to be real. And when you feel alone, you are not together, and that is real."

11. "I caught you a delicious bass."

12. Violet: "Normal? What do *you* know about normal? What does *anyone* in *this* family know about normal?" Helen: "Now wait a minute, young lady..." Violet: "We act normal, mom! I want to *be* normal! The only normal one is Jack-Jack, and he's not even toilet trained!"

13. "Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?"

14. "Your shower shoes have fungus on them. You'll never make it to the bigs with fungus on your shower shoes. Think classy, you'll be classy. If you win 20 in the show, you can let the fungus grow back and the press'll think you're colorful. Until you win 20 in the show, however, it means you are a slob."

15. "Oh, man! Where do I begin? First there was the time the farmer traded me for some magic beans. I ain't never gotten over that. Then this fool went off and had a party, and they all starting trying to pin a tail on me. Then they all got drunk, and started hitting me with sticks, yelling "Piñata! Piñata!" What the h*** is a piñata, anyway?"

16. "It's just like Santa's workshop! Except it smells like mushrooms... and everyone looks like they wanna hurt me..."

17. [shouts] "Did you hear that? I said I didn't want any other daddy but him. Why don't you write that down?"

18. "I'm all jacked up on Mountain Dew!"

19. "Leave the gun. Take the cannoli."

20. "One should always be ready to listen to one's children, even if they have nothing to say."

21. "I am a caterpillar. Well, that's not entirely true. My mother was a caterpillar, my father was a worm, but I'm okay with that now."

22. "It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices."

23. "I *warned* you, but did you listen to me? Oh, no, you *knew*, didn't you? Oh, it's just a harmless little *bunny*, isn't it?"

24. "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father prepare to die."

25. "The funny thing is - on the outside, I was an honest man, straight as an arrow. I had to come to prison to be a crook."

Friday, January 18, 2008

So Ready For Baseball Season

I am so ready for baseball season. This is even more true since The Dallas Cowboys choked and lost in the football playoffs to the NY Giants.

Once again I am ready to watch my
Texas Rangers attempt to crawl out of the American League West cellar and make the playoffs. (Yeah, that's gonna happen!)

I love baseball more than any other sport. I love watching the game on TV, watching the game in person, or just listening to the game on the radio. There is something magical about the game. I love hearing the crack of the bat, eating ballpark hot dogs, and discussing how lousy your team is playing with the fans around you.

One of my favorite things about the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, is the Dot Races that are held in the 6th inning. I think you can compare it to the sausage races in Pittsburgh. "NO WAGERING ON THE DOTS PLEASE!"

I am counting days until Spring Training....Go Rangers...!!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Trying to Stay in the WORD

Once again I am facing the age old dilemma of how to stay active in my personal Bible study and reading. I am having trouble finding interrupted time in the mornings, reading seriously at work is almost impossible, afternoons after work would work on some days but not consistently, and nights...well, I'm really tired.

I used to get up about 15 minutes earlier in the mornings to spend a little prayer time and scripture reading, but I have slacked off on that. I should do that again. My days started better and I felt more connected to God, at least until lunch time. I have tried at night, but my selfishness tells me to catch up on the news/sports and the few television shows I choose to watch.

I need to once again, re-commit specific times to spend alone with my GOD. I need to make a priority. My Mission Statement tells what I really want to do with my life, but it's hard for a selfish person like me to "Just Do It, and Stick To It!"

A new men's Bible class is starting next Wednesday, maybe that will help me stay more focused!

My apologies to God for all of this...You really are the most important factor in my life. I just wish my true will would show more in my actions. Please help me, Father, to commit more time to your Words. Your son, a recovering sinner, ME

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Which Person Should I Vote For?

Well, I can't answer that question for you, but maybe I can help you out a little more. Earlier I had posted a blog about "Who Exactly Is Running For President Anyway?". Now I am giving you a little more help. Maybe...??

I have come across two different "surveys" about the current issues that are being discussed in the Presidential Elections. You take the survey, rank their importance to you and then submit your answers. These sites will then show you how well the candidates match up to your beliefs.

The first survey is from WQAD Minnesota Public Radio: Candidate Survey.

The second is from a web-site called SelectSmart.com: Presidential Candidates 2008 Selector.

I won't share my results with you because I don't want to hear the support/criticism! I'm just trying to help folks make some kind of informed decision, when it comes to electing our new President

Also in case you just want to know a little more about the current candidates, Nickelodeon, the children's network, is doing an on-line "Kids Pick Primary" among children. They have a section that gives a brief Bio., and how the candidates stand on certain issues. It is all in convenient kid friendly form. Exactly what we all need to try to make sense of the often confusing political system.

Happy Birthday to My Little Girl

It was eleven years ago this evening, when my little girl was born. It was very cold that day, (25 degrees to be exact). I was very over-joyed to finally have "Daddy's Girl". Just short of 2 years earlier my wonderful wife gave birth to my little boy to expand our family to three, now we had four.

I still have to tuck her in every night, and we still play "Beeping the nose!" with each other. I better enjoy it while I can, the teen years are a comin'!

So from Daddy to his girl.... Happy Birthday!

To everyone else...it has been very busy lately, so any serious blogging has taken a back seat for moment. Hope to get a good blog in soon! Gotta finish getting kids ready for school...Catch you on the flip side.