giving

I’m not dead.

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 […]

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 […]

So information about Mit Romney’s tax return came out a couple of days ago and not surprisingly, the dude is freakin’ loaded. He made over $20,000,000 a year in 2010 and 2011. Most news stories I read seemed to only care about one thing, his effective tax rate of 15%. Although I don’t like to […]

Real or fake.

December 7, 2011 · 37 comments

Remember how I vented about my frustrations with retail stores jumping the gun on Christmas 2011? Costco had decorations up before Halloween. It was craziness and I wanted no part of it. But now, Thanksgiving has past, and it is completely appropriate to go bananas for Christmas time. Being out-of-town the last two weeks put […]