Sunday, February 22, 2009

2.22- Roden

"No, I want good thinkers"

-Kevin Roden's response to the suggestion of using Student Republicans for a debate being held at his house.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

2.21 -somewhere

"they will all be from little people countries"

-a budding anthropologist trying to quell my fears of sitting in the middle seat, that I don't fit in, on a 14hr flight to Dubai.

Friday, February 20, 2009

2.20- hill house

"First off it is cooler than crap. You drive up this mountain and about half way up it occurs to you that your driving on your trash"

-Trey Hill upon "discovering" the city dump.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

2.19-hill house

(children's song playing in background- repeating "learning can be fun"
"well ya sometimes, but other times learning can suck"

-Trey playing the disgruntled adult mumbling under his breath while fighting to get his printer working right.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

2.18- hill house

-Were you afraid?
-Exactly! You are not afraid of places were could actually get killed or blown up, but you are afraid of Coppell?

-Allison commenting on my story about running out of gas driving a huge Uhaul in "the hood" of south Houston and having to walk to find some gas, contrasted with my irrational fear of every "door to door dude" and every bump and creak at night in a house in the suburbs.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

2.17- Daskam house

Meanwhile, the Protestants were drinking Red Bulls and watching movies trying to stay relevant.

Brian Daskam on the Catholic journal "First Things", a journal of culture, religion, and public life.

Monday, February 16, 2009

2.15- Daskam house

"It's like the panda of the sea"

-Brian Daskam's quandary as to why the killer whale's cuteness is not revered.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

3.14- houston

"Is your wife out of town?"

-The CPA lady when I showed up in her office... apparently rocking a serious mr. mom vibe...during his dark days

Friday, February 13, 2009

2.13- on the phone

"We just wanted to get away from it all and relax for a while, so we just hang out and watch movies and a couple times a day I take my .45 out and shoot pill bottles"

-My uncle having a relaxing west texas day.

2.12- San Jose Airport

"For some reason I just can't find the right woman."

An unnecessarily befuddled man wearing a utilikilt and a family t-shirt much like you would expect to see on a Scottish version of the Price is Right.

thanks to Brian Washam for keeping a sharp ear out in the San Jose airport
the quote farm

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

2.11- Jackson House

"I thought he was South American; they're so into Marxism down there"

Brian Daskam on the nationality of Karl Marx.

ps. He is a German Jew in case any Marxist rebels kidnap you and force you into a triva bowl

2.11- on the phone

"Is that in the Caribbean?"

-the geographically challenged phone lady after I told her my wife was traveling to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates so they wouldn't flag her credit card.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

2.10- Hill house

"It is beginning to look like the Soviet Union in this house"

-Trey Hill after scavaging for some food and finding his cupboards bare but a bottle of vodka on the counter.

2.10- Kroger

"Hey, you saved 9 dollars and 25 cents. Way to go honey!"

Kroger cashier informing that I "won" 9 dollars of savings by shopping there with my "Big brother tracker".

Monday, February 09, 2009

2.9- hill house

"It's because you eat lots of snacks, junk food, and chips. And you get to drink beer"

-Brenden (5yrs) on why the super bowl is called a "bowl".

2.9- hill house

"Seriously?...Get in the kitchen!"

Allison's on women trying to apply to be navy seals.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

2.7- 'round brad

"It's like asking the question: Which came first, the chicken or the hen?"

Brad Koehn passing along this gem from an office worker perplexed at the wrong age old question.

Friday, February 06, 2009

2.6- crazy town

"See I told you there was a little yellow bird

After seeing said bird, my Mom irritated that I did not believe her that there was always a little yellow bird flying around the produce section of the HEB. She didn't seem to make the connection that she had just finished telling me about her "special" friends the "piano teacher" and the "treasure guys".

2.6- starbucks

"I am really beginning to open myself up to love"

A death metal dude wearing a t-shirt that said "Follow me into hell" showing his inner emo side...wussy.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

2.5- pizza place


Kevin Bohlin's response to me telling him that he's becoming more and more Catholic every time I talk to him.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

2.4- kitchen

She is the true American woman. She shops at Wal-Mart, she's heavy, and she talks all the time about angels and their protection.

Allison on the American woman theology.

2.4- somewhere

I was impressed till I realized they will be a doctor who doesn’t help anyone.

An anonymous friend upon realizing that an old high-school classmate is getting a PhD from an ivy league school in post-modern art theory.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

2.3- 'round roden

I don't get...laid.

Kevin Roden pondering the difficulties of english grammar, and wishing he more fully thought through the synonyms for "understand".

2.3- denton

Oh yes, it gets very cold in Riyadh. Sometimes it will even get down to 20 degrees?

A Saudi friend assuring me she was going to be fine in Denton's winter. It took a while for me to realize she was talking about Celsius, 68 F.

2.3- crazy town

"You know...treasure guys. They go around in ships looking for treasure"

-My mom shaking her head astounded at my lack of understanding at who the "treasure guys" are, as she described the other hallucinations that accompanied the "piano teacher" and hung out with my mom for a while.

Monday, February 02, 2009

2.2- crazy town

Well there's the piano teacher.

My mom on what her hallucinations looked like.

2.2- my phone

It was awesome. My laptop never ran out of battery and there was always free wireless. I was never hungry and there was amazing free food just everywhere you looked. I didn't ever have to wait in a line, and never had to go to the bathroom. I mean one time I thought, I want to go to the Lincoln memorial and *poof* I was just there. It was life changing.

Kevin Roden when asked if his trip to D.C. , two weeks before inauguration day, had a "hopeful" vibe to it.