Friday, March 16, 2012

I duh pisure tooker ...

Wellcom buck Peepoles!
It's meeee!  NASAN KISTOFRR LEVRED!

Uzally, wen Ma feeeturs me in duh blag, I'm in frunt of duh cam-er-aaaah.
Bud naht tuday!  Noooo SIR! 
Tuday, I'm duh fomogra ... fonagra ...
ummm ...
uhhhh ...
I tuuk duh pisures!

Pleeez injoy mah ahrtwuhk!
(translated below)

Mah fist pissure!

That's Ma! (and a finger)

Duh corner (and a finger).

Kashup (and a greasy camera lens)

Nakkin and Kashup (and a greasier camera lens)

Tha chaaars (and a finger and an even greasier camera lens)
TRANSLATION (by Ma):
Title: I'm the Photographer

Welcome back y'all!
It's me, Nathan!
Usually when Mama features me in her blog, I'm in front of the camera.
But not today! No, sir!  Today, I'm the photographer!
Please enjoy my artwork!


And a picture of Katie taken 4 days later with the greasy lens acting as a soft focus!




Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I struggle ...

Everything in life is a struggle ...
I struggle to get out of bed.
I struggle to make it to work on time.
I struggle with the kids.
I struggle to squeeze into those jeans.
  
Some days I feel like I struggle to struggle.

Where there is no struggle, there is no strength. ~Oprah Winfrey 
 
I struggle.
I suffer.
And I hurt.
But I am strong.
It is in this struggle that I have a hard time recognizing my strength.

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.  ~Arnold Schwartzenegger

As difficult as it is to perservere through the struggle, it would be even more difficult to surrender in the face of a challenge.

Find Strength in your Struggle
Find Hope in the Suffering
Find Peace in the Pain
Find Love in the Indifference
  
Steady yourself and take a deep breath because the struggle will never end and your strength will only grow.
 
 
Quotes taken from:

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Excited secretary typing ...

When I get overly excited and cannot verbally share it with someone (which is more often than you think), I communicate the excitement via the written e-mail/text/IM form. 

I refer to this form of expression as "excited secretary typing".

(whatever mental image you just had by reading the title is probably dead on accurate!)

Below is an example of E.S.T. as I like to call it:

adf;l ja;dfklj ao;eritu ;aklrgj ;Ieuf9p Uvjl;kaer tjo; qie5ut[ oAIj sdp

This level of excited typing can best be explained as follows:
Remember when you were a kid and played Secretary on your grandmother's old fashioned typewriter?  You sat up as straight as an arrow in the formal secretary chair (a.k.a. the weathered wooden desk chair) and tried to focus your eyes through your grandma's prescription reading glasses (bonus points if they were cat-eyed glasses) on the archaic, old-smelling typewriter.  You would place your finger tips in the proper ASDF JKL: locations and start franticly typing.  You didn't care what you typed.  You just felt important and formal and excited typing!  Then your excited bubble would pop when all the little arms would jam up and get stuck because you typed more than one letter at the same time!


Anyway, to get back to the point of this post today, 13 days from today, me and 9 "strangers" will flock to fabulous Las Vegas and spend 3 nights in 1 hotel suite!  Words cannot convey the level of upmost excitement and anticipation!  So, I leave you with this:

z;sdlfkj aorifu poiuawetf i o;jzocvj piouaerfgj al;kgjoalf joaeriu paoetuj jalkfvj 09


Amen, and Good night!