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Marriage is good for the intellegence.
Wait!  How do you spell intelligence?


I Pity Da Foo

Yesterday I told Mr. T...
"Did you know I call you 'Mr. T' on my blog?"

To which he replied, "I pity da foo!"  

To which I said, "What does that even mean?  Who does he pity?  Why does he pity them?"

Then we started to make a list of all the possibilities. 
Perhaps Mr. T (the one with gold jewelry around his neck) pities fools who...

*cross paths with Mr. T.
*get trapped in some pyramid scheme they thought would solve all their problems.
*buy neon green cars on a whim, then realize they hate the color neon green.
*say, "I'm going to finish reading Moby Dick before I start any other books."
*eat chili for lunch, then get stuck on an elevator with their boss for an extended period of time.

It is still a mystery, as the possibilities are endless. 
What are your thoughts?

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Mr. T and I went to this conference in Atlanta called Jesus in the Quran.  

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It was a great conference, but it would take me a day and a half to tell you about it.  
One thing I will share...

Let's say I'm carrying a quiver of arrows on my back. 
My gifts and talents fill the quiver with one arrow. 
When I married Mr. T, I added another arrow.

So when it comes to doing battle with this world, I am now twice as strong.  

When we have children, I hope to raise them in such a way they too become arrows.

I know it doesn't always work out like you hope, but my hope is that our home will not be one where we constantly battle with each other.  Instead, I would love a home where we are united and peaceful and focused on bringing the Gospel to the nations.  A home where we can say, "We have fought the good fight, we have finished the race, we have kept the faith."  2 Timothy 4:7


Sign Me Up

Surely there is a blog or something out there that makes fun of all the random signs and billboards along the highway.  If there isn't, there should be. 

A prime candidate for such a blog would be the stretch of highway between Salina and Wakeeney on I-70.

This is a route I've driven many times, as my true love, Mr. T, and I dated long distance and drove it every other weekend for the better part of a year.  Not a drive I miss.

Except for the EXCEPTIONALLY entertaining billboards along the way.  As I was driving that stretch of highway yesterday, I was reminded of these billboard treasures...

          World's Largest Czech Egg
          Wilson, KS

Now, if I'm from rinky-dink Wilson, KS, I might think, "What would be something great we could advertise that would draw people from far and wide to visit our little town?  Oh, I know - let's bring the World's Largest Czech Egg here!!!"  Actually, I might not think that.  Why?  Because, unless there's something about the Czech population in Wilson, KS that I'm unaware of, it's totally random!  I guess I can be pretty random sometimes, but that idea is pretty creative and I'm rarely random AND creative at the same time.  Someone in Wilson, KS is doing a fine job of thinking outside the box.  

          Get Gas.
          Wakeeney, KS

Followed by:
          It's Affordable!
          Wakeeney, KS

Hummm...I'm not sure what they are feeding you in Wakeeney, but apparently it's pretty hard on the digestive tract.  No worries, though...you can just sleep it off.

Once again, not the advertisement I would have voted for, but I guess it worked.  Mr. T and I did spend a night in Wakeeney, KS after all.  However, we didn't spend much time with any of their three attractions (especially the 2nd one).  All in all, I must say that it was, in fact, very affordable.

          2nd Friendliest Yarn Store in the Universe!
          Salina, KS

Wow!  This is the mother of all random billboards.  I love everything about their tag line.  If I'm looking for a yarn store, I want one that is FRIENDLY.  It's too bad they are only the 2nd friendliest.  However, they are the 2nd friendliest in the whole UNIVERSE, and that's saying something.  Apart from this planet, there are a lot of Yarn Stores in the Universe and to be 2nd friendliest is quite the accomplishment.

I wonder who is the 1st friendliest?  How do you measure such a thing?  What if next year, the store in Salina ups their game and works to be THE friendliest.  Do they have to change their sign?  I would.  If I owned THE friendliest Yarn Store in the UNIVERSE, I would definitely spend the money to advertise it. 

So, next time you are driving I-70, please take a few moments to check out these fine attractions.  I wouldn't be surprise if Mr. T and I plan our whole vacation around them next year!


Rented Humility

Mr. T and I went to Atlanta this weekend for a conference.  (More on that to come...)

Our rental car was a Nissan Cube. 

A funny little car, that I'm not sure we would have picked, if I felt we had the choice.

Truth be told, I felt like two pieces of white bread getting out of a toaster.

For the price of several cups of coffee a day, you can rent a dose of humility and drive it all around the ghetto in Atlanta.  Priceless...

You know how they have those Sky Mall magazines on planes that are filled with useless, but fascinating stuff to buy?

My favorite was the Pillow Tie.

Not only is it a fashionable tie, but if you get tired in your meeting you can inflate it and take a little snooze.  Your boss will be so impressed with your cool purchase, he won't even care that you're being rude by sleeping through the meeting.

Mrs. Tidyman


My New Drug

I have a new addiction.

My former roommate, the
Jordanne Bonfield came to visit Mr. T and I this weekend.
Along with her she brought Monopoly Deal, the card game version of Monopoly.

Totally fun.
Completely addicting.
My husband and I play every spare moment we have.  We sacrifice food and sleep and anything resembling respectable behavior to play another round. 
Plus, I hate to lose, so we have to play until I win at least two in a row. 
Otherwise, I'm depressed and grumpy. 
And did I mention addicted.  Maybe addicted to winning.  Who knows?
What I do know is this...
Jordanne Bonfield is the Monopoly Dealer.
(Get it?  Like drug dealer...try not to fall out of your chair laughing.)
Please take $6 to Wal-Mart and pick up a deck.
Just try it.  One little game.  You won't be addicted after just one little game.
Trust me...