“Let Me Tell You ‘Bout A Girl I Know…”

27 02 2008


So I’ve been avoiding doing this for a long time but I’ve pretty much been pushed to a breaking point. Earlier this week I was reminded of a terrible person and ALL of the awful things that she has done in her life and I feel in this age of ‘full disclosure’ it is only fair for me to share with you about this ‘drain on society’.

The woman I am about to tell you about will be from here on out known as LJM (and believe me she knows who she is). LJM believes she is “better than all you suckers that write blogs” but she certainly is not above reading yours, but she would never stoop so low as to leave a comment on one. Once when she was a little girl LJM attempted to play on a soccer team but quit after only one practice because her cleats made her feet hot. In high school LJM went to school during the day and worked as a stripper at resort for farsighted people at night. Whenever she needs money for her insane heroin habit (usually cut with LaSeur Baby Peas and Cocoa Puffs) she goes out and knocks over either an old lady or a fruit stand whichever is closest. She dips like a Major League third baseman, curses like Ozzy Osbourne with Tourette’s, and hates all races of people including her own. I could go on and on about how horrible LJM is, but perhaps if she had a blog with which to defend herself I wouldn’t be able to. For the moment though I need to get on to more productive things like working (did I mention she can’t keep a job because her bosses all fire her for having longer hair in her armpits than on her head). Its a tough life, but there’s none meaner so don’t mess with her.

**I understand that some in my readership will not understand this post AT ALL and will perhaps think that I’ve gone ’round the bend’. Those of you that do get it, enjoy!


Happy Happy

25 02 2008

Today is the radiant Mrs. M’s birthday! Isn’t she lovely? 🙂



19 02 2008

**Editor’s Note: A wonderful woman that I am married to happens to be having twins and she also has a blog, for those of you who might have given up on her don’t start sleepin’ just yet, because….SHEEEEEeeeeee’s BACK!!


As most of you probably heard Prattville and various parts of Central Alabama were hit by tornadoes and high winds yesterday sustaining a significant amount of damage. Today was President’s Day and many of us who were off work were able to get out and help some of the victims of this storm as they work to put the pieces of their homes and lives back together. We spent the day hauling trees off of parts of houses, loading up the pieces of furniture that were not ruined by rain so they could be moved elsewhere and generally just helping out however needed. It is always sad when a natural disaster occurs and people experience loss. I can’t imagine the difficulties that one faces when they lose pictures, jewelry, mementos of all different seasons of life, and so much more. While not losing loved ones is clearly the most important aspect of a situation like this it would still be so hard to part with ‘things’ that are so dear to you for so long. Leather couches, the old favorite coffee maker, and yes, Luke, even Apple TV’s (though I am sure they are quite fantastic) are not the kinds of things I mean. I mean the stuff that is so important to you that the majority of it you cannot even really explain why. I hope that the help that we gave today will lift these people up and give them the little ray of sunshine that they need to keep moving forward knowing that God is with them and loving them. Here are a few pictures of some of the devastation. If you are the praying type send some up tonight for those affected in Central Alabama.



Tag I’m It

15 02 2008

I’ve been tagged and now I share with you “7 Somewhat Odd Things About Me”:

-I, like Stephanie, have rather dextrous feet/toes and pretty much NEVER bend down to pick things up. I once had an IM conversation (when in college) while sitting at my desk and typing with my toes.

-I don’t like ketchup or mustard, but I firmly believe that you can dip EVERYTHING in Ranch dressing. Chicken fingers, french fries, hamburgers, broken shards of glass!

-I am very hot natured when it comes to physical body temperature especially at night. This last week has been torture because L has been sick and I haven’t been able to run the ceiling fan in our room.

-I don’t like fruit that is mixed together. While I do like fruit (contrary to what L thinks sometimes), I like grapes, strawberries, apples, watermelon, peaches, pears, and oranges. What I don’t like is fruit salads, cocktails, etc… I’m just weird like that.

-I own a lot more shoes that most guys probably should, and the pair that I LOVE the most are my Wallabees that I have had for 4 years and they are beaten and broken and old looking and they drive L crazy. I love my other shoes (Chuck’s, Church shoes, Boots) but the Wallabees are the old standbys and I have to watch them closely because otherwise if left unattended might get thrown away without my knowledge.

-I LOVE to COOK! I watch Top Chef on Bravo and secretly wish it was me. I love to experiment with making things and I think when I retire I want to go to culinary school (or maybe some kind of week vacation ‘cooking fantasy camp’ of some kind).

-I am SO EXCITED about being a Dad, and even more so about being a Dad of twins. I cannot thing of a greater honor and responsibility and I am so excited about seeing what we will have, and who they will become as they grow. I sincerely hope that I can do an adequate job.

So those are some things about me. Some might be odd, some might be old news to you, and some are just some things I wanted to say. Enjoy!

Everyone Back to Your Corners!

13 02 2008

Alright, so the last post started to get a little heated. Let me first say that all of us here at Common Sense love everyone else out there that reads (first of all that is amazing in itself) this blog. I’m going to post again later tonight with some newer info. For the meantime let’s all just take the afternoon to be happy being who we are. “Smile, it makes people think there is something wrong with you.” 

What the “Huck”?

8 02 2008

So I have known pretty much all along that I didn’t like Mike Huckabee as a Presidential candidate. The lion’s share of those feelings are based on the fact that I am not a Republican (not going to get into that particular line of thought on this blog but maybe soon). This morning CNN was running live coverage of a rally that he was speaking at getting ready for this weekend’s primaries and caucuses. Here is a smattering of some things he said:

“I am an old fashioned patriot like my father, I believe you lay on the stripes until your kid sees the stars.”

“I’m not a Wall Street Republican, I am a Wal-Mart Republican.”

“The purpose of government is not to do for us but to stop doing for us so we can do for ourselves.”

These are just a few of the things that he has said so far, he has also commented that we need to change the Constitution of the United States to line up with God’s will (I’m all for God’s will, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t believe that is what the Constitution is for). And he also supported South Carolina’s display of the Confederate flag by mentioning “You don’t like people from outside the state coming in and telling you what to do with your flag. In fact, if somebody came to Arkansas and told us what to do with our flag, we’d tell them what to do with the pole, that’s what we’d do.”

It is a good thing that Mike has Churck Norris in his corner because otherwise I might have to start taking him seriously and be concerned. On a lighter note what better transition than to end with just a few Chuck Norris facts.

-If you have $5 and Chuck Norris has $5, Chuck has more money than you do.

-There is no Ctrl button on Chuck Norris’ computer because he is ALWAYS in control.

-Chuck Norris can kill two stones with one bird

-Chuck Norris is suing MySpace for stealing the name of what he calls everything around you.

-Chuck Norris grinds his coffee with his teeth and boils the water with his rage.

Have a good weekend.

Get Out the Vote

5 02 2008