Saturday, February 25, 2006

Dhara's Wedding

Here are some pics from Dhara's wedding. I look quite smooth on the dance floor! (Oh yeah, so does the little hottie in the LBD)

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Motor Vehicles

Well my birthday is coming (March Tooth) and my DL will expire soon. I have been driving now for nine years. I have been lucky to avoid many major hurts. One thing I cannot avoid as I embark on my 25th year, and my 12th car. I bought a Dodge Ram yesterday, big ole lifted, redneck, and GORGEOUS truck. I am returning to my Mint Hill roots. Some I have had for years, some for mere days. Here is a list of previous vehicles I have owned in quasi-chronological order.
1989 Chevy S-10 Tahoe 2wd (68k-112k)
(still owned by my mom)
1989 Honda Accord DX 5speed (119k-174k)
1992 Suzuki Sidekick (92k)
(sold it in 3 days)
1991 Toyota Pickup Reg Cab (143k-157k)
1992 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4x4 (144k-154k)
1993 Mazda Miata (93k-94k)
(sold it in 5 weeks)
1993 Honda Accord EX 5speed (154k-182k)
(28k in only 7 months!)
1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4x4 (132k-134k)
2003 Honda Civic Si (0k-26k)
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 2wd (84k-99k)
2000 BMW 323i Sport&Premium (91k-97k)
2001 Dodge Ram Quad Cab 4x4 Off Road (74k- ??k)
Grand total that is 191k +/- of driving. I am glad I didn't do it in one car. Some people get very sentimental when thinking of their car, I guess with the exception of my S-10 I don't really have too many connections with them. People however do, I know my mom always thinks of my driving the S-10, so does Dhara & Ashley. I am sure Meredith thinks of my 89 Accord as does Sara, Amanda always thinks of my 93 Accord. I wonder which vehicle you associate with me. I will always identify Amanda with her Focus, my mom with her Green Jimmy, Sara with the blue Tracker, Nick with his matching S-10, Merph with the Mirage, Ashley in her Silver Malibu(still has it) and Dhara with her Silver Camry. Just remember, as much as love your car, it is constantly depriciating on you!!!

Monday, February 20, 2006

It Don't Matter To The Sun

Being an avid Grey's Anatomy fan, I watched tonight's episode and all I could think about was the theme of unrequited love. He loves her, but she loves him, who can love no one but the other one. Ugh, I think in this world most hate and bitterness is derived from love marked "return-to-sender." I can only think that Jesus is the only one not-guilty of failing to return love. I wonder how people can walk around, surviving such an obvious rejection of the best you have to offer, your love. I saw a lot of people on Valentines, the ones who had no reason to step foot in Hallmark(who made that "holiday" up anyway) and they were just too bitter for my taste. I thought of people whom I have scorned, who have scorned me. I thought of every war ever fought or lawsuit ever brought and I can bet you, somewhere, down the line, someone had their love sent back. It don't matter to the sun, but it sure does matter to me. I love everyone!!!!!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Everyday isn't meant to be a good one

I suppose yesterday should have been an awesome day, I had a good time at work, a strong meeting with my boss, all that junk. But two droplets of rain spoiled the whole day. I went the the Charlotte 49ers v. Richmond Spiders game (and the 49ers won, awesome!) with my friend from work, Lee Bowles. He is from Richmond, his mom and dad are both alumni from U of R. About 15 minutes into the first half he lets me know that he is going to be leaving CarMax in the very near future, he has accepted a job with Wachovia and will be leaving when he learns of his start date. I understand the reasons, he has been slighted and under appreciated, but damn, all my favorite people always leave and the people I hate always get promoted. It just makes me wonder if I am the type of person that is successful at KMX. Then I get home and check my e-mail and I learn that our senior pastor at our Church, Duke Ison, is leaving to take a position as a director of something or other in Greensboro. The two reasons we joined the church were Veranita Alvord (now a Senior Pastor) in Shelby N.C. and Duke..... I know that is the nature of the Church system and we love our congregation, but it really sucks because I think Duke is always speaking to Amanda and I. This, by the way, is the guy who will marry Amanda and I, whenever I get off my ass and ask her. I guess everyday isn't mean to be a good one! ~JB~

Friday, February 10, 2006

Olympics Aren't Ready for This

Meet Dr. Twink M. Toezums, M.D.
She is the gaurdian of the sleeping mommy... the Olympics were that boring!
When I got past "security" and lifted up the covers....
this is what I saw....
(okay, so it is her knees, a guy can dream right?)

Ha Ha Panther fans. To the right you will see a close up of what a superbowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers hat looks like. For all of my trash talking Panther fan friends who are already garunteeing victory next year, I say work on your golf game! The Lombardi Trophy will stay in PA for next year thank you very much!!!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Strange Cup Of Tea

A favorite song by Sister Hazel. This song has gotten me through many things, it is also very happy and peppy in the shower (I sound great!). It is on "Fortress" album w/ Change You Mind & Champagne High and also a live version is on their "Live/Live" double CD (highly reccomend, all the hits!)

Sometimes I wake with a weary head and
I wonder how I'll ever get through
Then I think of the things you said
how you told me to my self be true

My faith in things unseen,
My belief that it'll all work out
May seem like a strange cup of tea,
but if its all right with you than it all right with me

On my feet I walk, with my legs I run
In my arms I'll hold another day
With my head I think, from my heart I sing
And with my hand to my face I pray

There's times I feel with the stains of life
I could just turn around, turn around walk away
Then a strength like a beam from above
lifts me up by the hand and it leads me to say

Good things for good people you see
good things they seem to all work out
May seem like a strange cup of tea but
if its all right with you well then its all right with me

On my feet I walk, with my legs I run
In my arms I'll hold another day
With my head I think, from my heart I sing
And with my hand to my face I pray

Getting by ain't enough for me
I know what I like I like what I see
I'm not only flesh and blood but
I'm heart and soul I know

Sometimes I feel at the end of the day
was it worth while or have I settled for less
I sit back and your there by my side
sincerely you say, we're both so blessed

Count your blessing count them one, two, three
don't give up cause it'll all work out
It may seem like a strange cup of tea but
if it's all right with you, it's just fine with me

On my feet I walk, with my legs I run
In my arms I'll hoild another day
With my head I think, from my heart I sing
And with my hand to my face I pray

Monday, February 06, 2006


Pittsburgh Steelers, Champions of Superbowl XL!! After getting no help from the refs in the first 3 games, we got all the help we could get from them in this game and came away with a win! Thanks to Tim & Sara for hosting the party, I wish there were more people into the game than there was. Go steelers.