An opportunity.

by Ninja on March 4, 2013 · 45 comments

As I’ve mentioned many times before, Girl Ninja and I are heavily involved in a high school outreach program called Young Life. We’ve formed some pretty amazing relationships with high school kids over the years. Listening to them sob after they broke up with their most recent boyfriend/girlfriend. Visiting them in the hospital a few […]

We’re all kind of terrible.

by Ninja on December 4, 2012 · 20 comments

I love Christmas time. Girl Ninja, however, REALLY REALLY REALLY loves Christmas time. It’s fascinating how Christmas cheer infects society. Is it just me or do people, in general, seem nicer and more friendly from late November to early January? Why can’t we be not-douchey all the time?. I digress. With holiday travels, gift buying, […]

I’m not dead.

by Ninja on July 2, 2012 · 15 comments

Did you think I was dead? It’s been a handful of days (five I think) since I last posted. I left last Thursday to embark on an epic journey with Girl Ninja to Princeton, B.C. in Canada. We were not alone on this trip, however, we loaded up a charter bus with 30 freshmen from […]

I admit it. Girl Ninja and I have been terrible wedding gift givers as of late. In fact, we are four wedding presents behind, with the most overdue gift being 10 months late…and counting. This is especially embarrassing considering Girl Ninja and I got gifts from each of these persons on (or before) our wedding. Needless to […]

Shut the Flock up.

by Ninja on May 7, 2012 · 46 comments

So last night after youth group, Girl Ninja took a bunch of her high school girls Flocking. What’s flocking you ask? Well, let me tell you. We  take about 25 of those stupid Flamingo Yard Ornaments (the ones that old people tend to have in front of their mobile homes) and put them in an unsuspecting […]

Girl Ninja and I were at Young Life (a quasi youth group) last night with our high schoolers and we made an impromptu trip to Dairy Queen with some of them afterwards. As we walked in we were welcomed to the most glorious news ever, “Blizzards were buy one get the second for $0.99.” Are […]

First off, thanks for helping me host an awesome conversation yesterday about charitable gifts and taxes. Y’all were polite and cool-headed, even if you didn’t necessarily agree with the person that commented above or below you. Well played everyone, well played indeed. Anywhoozle, yesterday a reader suggested that anyone who lists charitable gifts on their […]