Thursday, November 18, 2010

Rockport Beach

Rockport, TX has become one of our favorite things about living in the Coastal Bend. It's just an hour or so from our house and has all the affinity of a seaside village as well as a few comforts of a upscale resort area. We dig it.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Only in Texas?

So I was on they way to Corpus Christi Thursday...and saw this at the gas station. I took a picture because I never seen anything quite like it. The guy driving the truck was selling them for 40 bucks a piece. I told him that I didn't really need a cow or have room to keep one, so I couldn't help him.

I wonder how he did.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Dinner at Origami makes me happy

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Old Tools

Sometimes I forget that old things are the best. I had some drilling to do this afternoon and, of course, the batteries weren't charged on my handy dandy cordless screwdriver. I was peeved at the thought of having to put my project off, but then I remembered the good ol' PowrKraft that my father-in-law gave me after his dad, the previous owner of the PowrKraft, passed away. I've used it a couple of times and it has always gotten my out of a pinch. It may not be pretty, and it may have a slight electrical problem which may someday be the cause of my untimely demise,'s a great tool, still kickin' after all these years, and still doing what it was designed to do. I hope that when I'm old, and when I have been replaced by some newer, faster, more lightweight version of me , that every now and then I can save the day and scare the bujeezus out of them at the same time.
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Monday, January 19, 2009

So we took the cabin to the beach...

A couple of my favorite piccs from our trip to Goose Island state park.

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Plans

I'm hopeful today...really during this Christmas season, I've been hopeful. It's strange because I'm normally a bah humbug type...really, I haven't been that fond of Christmas in the past; or at least the commercialized Christmas I've been fed all my life. This year, however, I've been all about singing Christmas carols, going to Christmas parties, buying gifts and the whole bit. I'm not sure if it's that I'm mellowing out or if something else is different inside of me. We'll see. We've yet to actually take the long trip to East Texas and spend that time with family, but you know...I'm really looking forward to it.

Another thing I'm looking forward to is Shaune's Solitary Songwriting Escape. Next Tuesday, I'm off for some solitude at a cabin in the woods. I'll spend that time praying, writing, singing and playing guitar....oh yes, and recording. I'd like to come back with at least two songs, but I'd be OK if the trip happened to precipitate more than that.

Today, however, I'm actually in the office about to do some work that I've been putting off. After that, Kristie and I will go to Corpus for church and a meal, then tomorrow we're off to The Great State. Sometime in there I'll have to wrap Kristie's presents too. Fun times.


Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Year In Perspective

It's been almost a year since I last blogged, but with a new found affinity for Facebook and Twitter (@shaunedavid), can you really blame me? However, now that the new has worn off of those two time, I mean "social networking tools," I've decided to try again to make Anythingtastic something that at least get's updated one week. Is that a New Year's resolution?....maybe, but I'm saving the NYR spot for some other ventures as well.

This really isn't a year in perspective. I'm at work and don't have time for that. However, I can tell you that this year was a blessed time in my life and has given me many opportunities for service and growth. I started playing at my church more, so I was able to get back into the swing of playing music, which always lights me up. I started back to finish my master's degree and learned that I really dislike online classes, but mainly because of the consistency they require. Also, this year at camp was interesting as I have taken on some new roles and responsibilities. Last but not least, Kristie and I had a great year of growing together to be an even stronger couple and have taken on some mentor roles with other couples...weird but cool.

That's the short of it. As the semester winds down, I'm finding time to hit up the blog again, but maybe...just maybe, when the semester starts up, I'll be able to keep it going.