Saturday, February 28, 2009

Cola in the Middle East

A disappointed salesman of Coca Cola returns from his Middle East assignment.
A friend asked, "Why weren't you successful with the Arabs?"

The salesman explained, "When I got posted in the Middle East, I was very confident that I would make a good sales pitch as Cola is virtually unknown there.
But, I had a problem I didn't know I had to speak Arabic. So, I planned to convey the message through three posters...

First poster - A man lying in the hot desert sand...totally exhausted and fainting.
Second poster - man is drinking our Cola.
Third poster- Our man is now totally refreshed.
Then these posters were pasted all over the place"

"That should have worked," said the friend.

The salesman replied "I didn't realize that Arabs go from right to left"

Friday, February 27, 2009

HB2Y Adrian

Today my big boy turn's 9. He had his party last week with his mom so today I took him and Jade out to celebrate with me since I wasn't in town for his party. We went to the Magic Time Machine restaurant. We had a blast, ate in a walk in freezer with packaged meat hanging from the ceiling, and drank UGLY bubbly potions while being served by Harry Potter. Adrian had a birthday song sang to him by about 8 waitresses, which he has forbidden me to post the video of, while Jade had her face painted. Here's a few photos.

Adrian and I waiting in the lounge to be seated at out table. (photo by Jade)

Adrian with his cool birthday Viking hat.

Jade, after getting her face painted.

Jade snapped this photo of the amour.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Angelina Rieli

Angelina Rieli, is a friend from my distant past... haven't seen her in nearly a decade. She was in Houston on her way to Taiwan when I spent the night at Jer's so I picked her up from the home she was staying at and took her to the party. It was fun to hang out and catch up a bit on old times. She has started a blog and I follow it when I have time... looks like it will be a good one. I have added it to my blog roll, give it a look and leave her comments. Ange I hope you don't mind me stealing the photo from your blog.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

HB2Y Jeremy

So I was passing through Houston yesterday on business and called Jeremy and Mila to ask them if I could spend the night at their place before heading to Dallas for other business. It turns out That they were celebrating Jeremy's birthday with a little party at their place which was totally fine with me. We had a great time hanging out and I got to see some awesome friends, some of whom I hadn't seen in a coon's age. Here are some photos from the night.

Jeremy, the big guy himself and Angelina looking on.

Mila, trying hard to explain something to me and me just laughing at her.

The lovely Ambie, my personal goddess.

Clair Costello, debatable the life of any party.

Ricky and Rosie

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Countless Miles...

Seems that in the past few years I have done a lot of driving on the open roads... a lot of the times I have been alone. That leaves for lots of time to ones own thoughts. These trips have been made for basically been for visa trips or fund raising, sometimes to see my kids.

I am taking another one of those trips now, this one will be different then the others in the reason for the trip. Before the trips were for what I needed or what was needed of me. This trip will be done for the purpose of someone else. After 8 years of living a certain way, I am changing for the one I love, doing things different than before.

When looking back over the countless miles its easy to wonder what was worth it and what was just filling time. I hope the end of my journey is as good as the journey itself has proven to be.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentines Hugs

Yesterday we sent a team of 10to the center of town, armed with SLY tracts and wearing "free hugs" t-shirts and signs in attempt to hep cheer people up. They were out for a couple hours, gave away lots of hugs and tracts and prayed with over 200 people to receive the Lord. What a day.
Gabo, Olympia, Ivan, Katrina, Fran, Lynette, Israel, Lena and Esther

Katrina hugging a little girl.

Lena giving a hug while Esther is giving the tract.

Olympia and a young woman.

Esther hugging two at once.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sucker for Love

I know you have seen it before but this is my Valentines day word for you! Enjoy and have a good one.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Best of Craigslist

I sometimes visit Craigslist, an online classifieds website, when I am looking for good deals on things I need. They have a section where you can vote to add one of the ads to the "Best of Craigslist" section for funny, bizarre, sometimes strange and totally out there ads. Reading a few always provides me with a good laugh. I am going to include here one of the ads I saw that I had a good laugh at.

Vintage British 3 Speed Bicycle, Very Nice! - $30 (Dover)

Date: 2009-01-18, 11:49AM EST

Perfect for commuting and just leaving outdoors. Great for everyday use. Great "Winter bike"
I cant remember if it is a Mens or a Womens, but I know its a 3 Speed. Pick up only. Bring a shovel.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Case Dismissed

In Florida , an atheist created a case against the upcoming Easter and Passover holy days. He hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case against Christians, Jews and observances of their holy days. The argument was that it was unfair that atheists had no such recognized days.

The case was brought before a judge. After listening to the passionate presentation by the lawyer, the judge banged his gavel declaring, "Case dismissed!"

The lawyer immediately stood objecting to the ruling saying, "Your honor,how can you possibly dismiss this case? The Christians have Christmas, Easter and others. The Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah, yet my client and all other atheists have no such holidays."

The judge leaned forward in his chair saying, "But you do. Your client, counsel, is woefully ignorant."

The lawyer said, "Your Honor, we are unaware of any special observance or holiday for atheists."

The judge said, "The calendar says April 1st is April Fools Day. Psalm 14:1 states, 'The fool says in his heart, there is no God.' Thus, it is the opinion of this court, that if your client says there is no God, then he is a fool. Therefore, April 1st is his day. Court is adjourned."