Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Brownie steps out of his hiatus to write...

Okay, I'm cheating a bit. I'm still on hiatus, but I'm putting up a post. Why? Well, I have the time, and I want to provide a few links for myself and the couple other people who still read this blog (Hi, Sis! Hi, Megillicutty!), so there you go.

I had a very nice mini-vacation last weekend in Fort Lauderdale. While The Wife worked, I got to lounge by the pool at this place. It's a little pricey (The Wife's place of employment paid for our room), but I recommend it if you have the means. We took a boat ride by Miami's Millionaire's Row, and I took photos of Shaq's place and Gloria Estefan's home. We spent an evening walking around the Art Deco buildings of South Beach, and we ate a delicious meal at the Pelican Hotel. We saw two of these cars, which really aren't so impressive in person as they seem to be in pictures. I walked by this famous Ocean Drive building, the former home of murdered fashion designer Gianni Versace, when several people were coming out of it, but I didn't recognize anyone. I ate a tasty burger at this place near Ft. Lauderdale's beach. All in all, a nice time.

Here is the cover art for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Both Harry and his nemesis Voldemort are on the cover. Neither The-Boy-Who-Lived nor He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named are holding their wands - is there some significance to this? We'll have to wait until July!

For a period of time when I was a child, I collected stamps. I didn't have a particular affinity for any certain type of stamp - I had stamps of people, places, and things. This was a very short period, so I didn't collect many. I have no idea where they are now. However, I will have to gather up every one of these stamps. The Wife and my parents know why.

I love bunny movies!

One last thing. The Wife had an important life event yesterday. Not on par with, say, graduating from college or getting married or having a baby, but still important. It was the kind of event most everyone has experienced at some point (I haven't yet, but I believe I came close ten years ago). As devastating as an event it can be to many people, she took it very much in stride. She wasn't suprised by it. She found it to be quite liberating. She knows that God is still on His throne, that He is in control, and that our family will be able to go on. I love you, Honey!!


  1. Looks like you had a very exciting time in South Beach. I guessed the stamps before I clicked to look at them. I will keep ya'll in my prayers, I think I know.

  2. I'm guessing this goes along with the email that you sent to the fam...hey, at least you got a last hoorah out of it! We can't wait to see you guys, it'll be a good week for ya'll to relax and plan your next step!

  3. I'm all in favor of vacxations paid for by someone else.

    Hope that The Wife is well. God is in charge and He knows what's going on, even if we don't.

  4. Sounds like a nice get-away, Matt. I agree, vacations on someone else's dime are nice indeed!

  5. Yes, those vacations have been great - I've accompanied her on several trips (Miami, Orlando, St. Louis, Chicago). Now, those have come to an end. Ah, well - it's much better to have her home than traveling so much.