Thursday, September 18, 2008

It's been an odd day!

As most of you have probably already heard, I was in a car accident this morning. I will now answer your questions that you are thinking in your head

Yes, I am okay and no Van was not in the car. He stayed the night with his granny and pawpaw.

Yes, it was my fault. I glanced over to check my blind spot to change lanes and when I looked forward again...the car in front of me that was going 65 mph was then going 0.

No, the person in the other car was not hurt. Her minivan actually drove away.

The car is totaled. See pictures below.

Just an FYI, if you were in your car between 8:00 and 9:00 and listening to your radio and they mentioned an accident East bound on I-40 near Penn....THAT WAS ME! I feel somewhat famous.

I got to meet a nice OKC police officer, OHP patrolman, many EMT's, and many OKC firemen. I met more of these people later in the day but I am getting ahead of myself.

Now for an interesting note. While sitting in the OHP car, I talked to the patrolman and he was telling me a little about his 19 years on the force. While working MVA's (motor vehicle accidents) he has been hit 3 times. I mean his body has been hit 3 times. If that wasn't enough, he patrol car has been hit 9 other times. I knew they had a dangerous job but who knew.

Now the odd part. I went to the salvage yard the Cruiser had been towed to, so that I could clean out all of the crap that had accumulated (which was a lot of crap.) I was sitting in the lobby waiting for the paperwork when I overhead the owner talking to the tow truck driver, who in a slurred speech told him where he was. 15 minutes later he called him again and in an even more slurred speed told him he was in the same spot. I mentioned to the owner that he didn't sound good and asked if he had any medical conditions (diabetes, etc). His answer was yes, he is diabetic. The owners spouse went to check on him and she promptly called back telling the owner to get there quick. I was asked to come because I seemed to know what I was talking about. When we arrived he was sitting in his truck somewhat slumped over, sweating profusely, and nearly incoherent. I told them to get a some candy and a coke and call 911. Remember when I said I met more officers, EMTs, etc. Here they came. His glucose level was 24 when they arrived and they put in an IV to get him to normal levels. He was okay with some time.

The odd part, he was the guy that towed my car that morning!

Later on, Brooke and I go to pick up the rental car and what did they give me for a rental......PT Cruiser. Brooke thinks I should buy a lotto ticket with the luck I have had today.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Just a quick post to tell my wife again, Happy 4th Anniversay!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Picture of the Week

Before you freak out, this is NOT VAN. I have not taped him to a wall..........yet.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Video of the Week!

I don't know who to feel sorry for. The man or the elephant?!?

Monday, July 14, 2008

Josh Hamilton sets HR Derby Record

The few of you who look at this are saying who cares about a HR derby record and then you are probably saying who cares about this Josh Hamilton guy. We will start with the second of those two.
Josh was drafted in 1999 by the Devil Rays with huge expectations for his baseball career. Josh didn't actually make it to the Big League before he was suspended for multiple failed drug tests. He did not play baseball from 2002-2006, during which time he became a severe drug addict. After a tough battle, he finally cleaned his act up but he credits this to God and his faith that he found during the process. Here is his story in his own words on ESPN. I know it is kinda long but if anything read the last five or so paragraphs about signing autographs after a game. He spends a lot of his time now telling people about his story and about his faith.
Now, he plays for the Texas Rangers and has made the roster for the All-Star game in his second season as a Pro. Then tonight happened.....In the first round of the HR derby he hit 28 HRs, breaking Bobby Abreau's record of 24 set in 2005. It was a truly amazing exhibition, ending up with 3 of the top 10 longest HRs in derby history. The best part of it all was listening to him give all the credit to God and Jesus.
We hear and see a lot and I mean a lot about athletes, musicians, actors, etc. that have all kinds of troubles. More people like Josh need to be getting attention, not for the problems, but for overcoming them.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Long Time, No Blog

I know that there really aren't many people who look at this but, after over two months of staleness, I have something that has gotten my attention long enough to remember to blog about it. Really, there are two somethings:

1.) OKC is a BIG LEAGUE CITY The team formerly known as the Seattle Supersonics are going to be in Okc starting next season!! I am not a big NBA fan but for some reason this has really gotten me jazzed up. I was happy to have the Hornets but knowing that this team is here to stay (as long as we support them) makes it so much better. Just think we could be having NBA playoff right here in OKC in the next few years. I won't be a season ticket holder but I will go to a few games, and probably buy a shirt or hat or something.

2.) I got a new set of golf clubs. Don't ask Brooke about them she gets all vaclempt just thinking about it. Hopefully, I will now be on my way to an amateur golf tour to make my mark on the world of golf. Hey, you never know. Nate and John, try not to be too jealous.

Well, there you go. Nothing earth shattering but it is a blog entry.

And now for a way overdue Picture of the Week:

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