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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.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Have You Ever in Your Life...? Another Meme List About Me

I picked up this meme list from my blog buddy Big Doofus! I have a hard time resisting a list.

Have you ever in your life...

Been on a blind date? No

Skipped School? I skipped on day with some friends during "Senior Week" in High School. Sadly I skipped more than a few classes in college.

Watched someone die? No, unless you count on television or a movie.

Been to Canada? Yes, I crossed the border for a few hours when my family attended my wife's, grandfather's funeral, about 11 years ago. I brought back some Canadian Maple Syrup and a mini-hockey stick.

Been to Mexico? Yes, I went to Mexico for about a month when I was in college. I had to pass the 2nd year of Spanish to graduate and this was the best way to do it. It was here that I climbed the Pyramid of the Sun and wrote my infamous "Chicken Lip Song".

Been to Africa? No

Been to Florida? Yes, in 1984, the band from my High School traveled to Florida to perform in a concert and march in the Disney World parade. EPCOT was brand spankin' new and we were one of the first to visit it.

Had your booze taken away by the cops? Nope! I never have been much of a drinker.

Lettered in a sport in High School? No, but I did letter in Band! (Band Nerds Rule!)

Cried yourself to sleep? Several times, during not so memorable moments.

Played cops and robbers? No, but I did play Army a lot and I have played Cowboys and Indians.

Played with dolls? The only dolls I played with were my sister's Barbies, which I burned at the stake. Action Figures and Stuffed Animals don't count as dolls do they?

Sung Karaoke? A few times, most recently at my work Christmas party.

Done something you said you would never do? We all do don't we? Sometimes I still wish I had never done them, other times I was glad; like when I ate Chinese Food.

Cheated on an Exam? Only once that I remember. It was on a college exam, but I plead the 5th on which subject it was.

Made prank phone calls? Yes. My sister and I used to call people and pretend we were from Family Feud and ask them a series of questions to use in the fast money round.

Laughed so hard a beverage came out your nose? Probably, but I can't remember a specific time.

Caught a snowflake on your tongue? In Texas are you crazy? What is snow? Actually I have several times. It is fun those rare times when you can.

Danced in the rain? Not really danced, but rain around and had fun in the rain.

Wrote a letter to Santa? As a kid, but not as an adult.

Watch a sunrise with someone you care about? Not a sunrise, but a few sunsets.

Kissed under the mistletoe? Yes!

Been arrested? No!

Blown bubbles? I have many times.

Been ice-skating? Yes, back in Jr. College. It was fun and cold!

Been skinny-dipping outdoors? If you count a hot-tub. Never in a lake or pool!

Had a nick-name? Other than "Spaz" no!

Had cookies for dinner? Not, that I can remember, but I did have pie for dinner once.

Been on TV? Yes, I can't remember what for though.

Been in a car accident? A couple. One really bad one back when I was younger.

I agree with Big Doofus... the following questions are not, Have you ever in your life...they are just general questions...but I will answer them anyway!

What is your mother's and father's names? Lamona & Louie

What is your favorite drink? Water, Dr. Pepper or Strawberry, Banana, Orange Juice.

Favorite alcoholic drink? I don't drink much, but I do like a good Mudslide!

Your Birthplace? Texarkana, Arkansas

Favorite Vacation Spot? Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. I love baseball.

Favorite Salad Dressing? Ranch or none at all.

Favorite Pie? Buttermilk

Favorite Number? any number with a $ sign in front of it.

Favorite Movie? To Kill A Mockingbird

Favorite Holiday? Christmas

Favorite Food? Sesame Seed Chicken, a good Steak, and Tacos

Favorite Day of the Week? Saturday

Favorite Body Wash? Soap

Favorite Toothpaste? Colgate or Crest

Favorite Smell? My wife's perfume and warm vanilla sugar candles.

Do you have any tattoos? No

Any body piercings? No

Do you drive a 2 door or 4 door vehicle? 4 door Chevy Cavalier

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Debt free and loving it!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The Best of 2008!

2008, What a year! I didn't realize, until I started to make this list, how political my blogs became as the year progressed. Sorry!

Here is a list of my favorite blogs for 2008 by month;

January -- Yesterday is Gone so Say Goodbye! -- original post date: 1-21-08

February -- Where Will You Choose to Meet God? -- original post date: 2-18-08

March -- 10 Things I Learned From My Son's Science Report -- original post date: 3-8-08

April -- God, Beth Moore and My Wife -- original post date: 4-30-08

May -- Why Do We Run From What We Are So Desperately Longing For? -- original post date: 5-20-08

June -- The Movie of My Life -- original post date: 6-26-08

July -- How Healthy Marriages Are Important to a Community -- original post date: 7-9-08

August -- My Ghostly Encounter -- original post date: 8-14-08

September -- Where Were You On This Date? -- original post date: 9-11-08

October -- Romans 13: 1--7 (Submission to the Authorities) -- original post date: 10-23-08

November -- We Are Sparta! (My 300th Blog) -- original post date: 11-23-08

December -- Talk About Some Big Hair -- original post date: 12-8-2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

My Last Blog for 2008!

This will be my last blog for the year 2008! I just finished teaching a marriage education class to 8 couples in Tyler today and I am very glad this is my job. All my couples thanked me for taking the time to teach them some valuable communication, conflict resolution, budgeting and other skills they will need to get their marriages off to a great start. I even got a phone call during one of the breaks from the couple who completed my 8 hour class last Monday. (The one that lasted from 3:00-11:00 p.m.) They got married and they want to e-mail me some pictures of the wedding!

God has blessed me with a wonderful job. Not only do I teach these great skills to couples, both married, engaged or other, I also learn from them as well.

I hope God blesses me in 2009 so that I can help even more couples.

Happy New Year, See You in 2009! -- Mark English