Thursday, August 20, 2009

Castration is almost never funny

Here is the one exception. This is a Dutch show I believe on medical procedures that went really wrong. You can see the women in the wheel chair and what has happen to her. The man next to her has the host a little thrown.

Enjoy. I think I might write a review of the Time Travelers Wife because it was such a fun and odd experience. Hopefully that will be next.

Collecting Disinformation? Yea, there is an app. for that.

Clever little parody for those who have an Iphone and want to engage in political discourse in America. Iphone, what can't you do?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

First Lady of Clogging

Don't let anyone tell you that clogging can't take you places. My brother sent me this link to a local country station and their morning show. He teaches this women how to clog. I didn't realize that this is the governors wife. She loved it so much that she is clogging with Eric's group at the State Fair next week. So along with her many duties that week at the State Fair one of them will be clogging with the Hoedown Express. Clogging can indeed take you places.

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Definition of Complexity

This story helped me to begin to understand just how Toxic and complicated the toxic assets are to clean up and understand. It was just not that mortgages were bundled and pooled to be sold but how many times this happened and how amazingly hard it is now to gauge the value of this swimming pool of mortage debt. The numbers in this article are pretty interesting. In some cases there are 20 million pieces of information needed to gauge value. Also, lots of acronyms.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Making an Entrance

If we had to do our wedding all over again I would hope we would have the guts to do something this cool. Maybe we should renew our vows.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


The only thing to come out of Kentucky more potent then their bourbon is turtle man. This guy, I think, would turn heads at a Wafflehouse. If you have never gone into an old pond on a farm before then you don't know what kind of smell comes from that awful black mud. It smells worse than a truckstop bathroom after Lucifer himself got a hold of some bad Indian food.

So please do enjoy this cultural journey?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Shopping at TJ Max

This news article comically describes most of our shopping experiences at a TJ Max. My favorite reference is to the L.A. Gear sneakers. I think I had a pair of those things. Does this best describe TJ Maxx for you?

Difficult To Tell If T.J. Maxx Hit Hard By Recession

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tweeting Farsi

I took one look at Twitter and said no way. My thoughts could be best summed up in this story by the news makers at the Onion. Twitter Creator on Iran: "I never intended Twitter to be useful"

Friday, June 19, 2009

Food Debrief: BBQ find and ice cream

Eating is so much fun and finding good food that you can celebrate is why God gave me extra taste buds. I'm convinced mine are above average and that I have more of them than you do.

I used to recommend two BBQ places in STL. Pappy's and Plush Pig. Take Plush Pig off your list. They changed some things to save money and did not do them selves any favors. Their beans are not as good, they changed their best side, Red skin potato salad, into some cubed potato creamed nightmare. Pappy's is for real and you need to get yourself over there. Sweet Potato French Fries and Pork are a winning combination. Just ask this guy.

You can now add The Shaved Duck to your list. Oh Baby they clearly like good food. I had the smoked chicken wings with mango habanaro. Praise Jesus for cornbread done right as well. They had so many fun things on the menu. A must date night if you live in the Lou. Its in S. City in a cool building.

Secondly, Trader Joes strikes again with a sweet treat. They have a vanilla ice cream that is the thickest and creamiest ice cream I have ever had. It's perfect for floats or we have been taking peaches and slicing them and then I sprinkle cinnamon on them and blow Leslie's mind. When my taste buds and brain combine to work together you get sweet, creamy love.

Finally, I cooked the perfect chicken breasts last week. I marinated in Rosemary and Italian dressing for 24 hours and nursed them on the grill to tender juicy perfection. I almost under cooked them. I was bold and it paid off. Please, I beg you, stop over cooking your chicken. You don't know what you are missing.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Youth Pastor Job opening

I search job opening lists for pastoral work weekly and there are always youth pastor jobs open. The description typically includes something about being high energy, have a vision for youth, blah blah "we want a guru" for teenagers who they think will be cool. The coolness factor can't be under estimated. Every insane stereotype is condensed into this Youth Pastor, Ignatius. Enjoy.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Grocery Shopping

Part of our job at RUF summer conference is moving our "groceries". This was about a 1,200 dollar grocery run between kitchens. When you load the roof I think you call them viddles.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Blogging is Dead

I know I am not but blogging for me seems dead. I don't really get all that geared up about facebook anymore either. I do feel I owe it to this blog to give this another try though. My little faithful blog has still kept Kevin Bley, the me version, as #1 on a google search for Kevin Bley. You have to go through me to get to all other Kevin Bley related material. I've got a week at the beach with out my wife so time is something I have. I'll fire a few posts out there and see if this is dead or not. Is it too late to cover humorous Easter related material?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Secret changed my life

If you go to Amazon and search for the book "The Secret", you will see that the most helpful review is called "The Secret Saved my Life". A riveting story of a man, Ari Brouillette, down on his luck and hoping to draw positive things into his life. It's worth reading this review and the comments it inspires. Thanks to my buddy Trevor for putting this on his blog and giving me and my wife a good laugh.

Come and get it!!

The table was set this year for our cowboy Christmas. If you have a low tolerance for denim this might be a hard post for you. My mom did another great job this year of having a theme all tied together from cowboy santas, chuck wagon Christmas ornaments and even a snowman riding a cow. Leslie and I got to bring home the chuck wagon ornament as well a armadillo wearing a cowboy hat and throwing a lasso to also hang on the tree. I had a hard time getting dressed into the them but my brother and nieces showed great enthusiasm in dressing with the theme.

We were all standing outside because everything
we cooked for the meal was done in dutch ovens with hot coals
The temperatures were around 36, so not to bad but
the best place to stand was between the prime rib and the
peach cobbler. You got some nice radiant heat from the roast and cobbler and a combination wiff of peaches and beef.
This is where I spent most of my time.

You can see all the goodies lined up here on the counter.
We did three types of beans, two cobblers and about a 15 pound prime rib ( have a picture of my bare foot next to the roast to show how big it is but can't find the pick).

The bean count was overwhelming. One was a multi-bean medley so we got to experience over a half-dozen types of beans including some special bean that is grown out west by Indians. The peach cobbler with the orange zest was definitely my favorite. I recommend doing this twist on the cobbler and making sure you have vanilla ice cream on hand.

I was so proud of Leslie for getting into the theme with joy and sporting her denim and bandanna with pride. It was a fun and successful cowboy Christmas.
There is talk of a Caribbean Christmas next year.
(Can you find Bob the Rooster??)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Help for you Moms

I could not resist commenting on a friends blog about advice she was seeking on all things mother related. I think this helped:

"A few notes on nipple chaffing:

Using good old fashion Vaseline is the way to go. It's thick, cheap and has been around since the 50's so it is proven.

I agree with Maria about Huggies wipes. I found them to be thicker and gentler on my sensitive bits than the generic brand products.

Comparing all the formulas I would have to go with Enfamil, though it's pricey, as the best to blend with Hershey's Syrup. It's the best chocolate milk taken through a nipple, bar none!

Hope this was helpful and wish I had advice on keeping the milk flow up but I had a falling out with my lactation coach about setting goals.

Keep the faith."

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Christmas 08

It has been a long time since I blogged but I'm back and we have a new camera so we should have some fun photos to accompany whatever story is being told. Leslie and I drove 1491 miles for Christmas and sampled Chick Fil-a 4 times. The critter with the cowboy hat is our Armadillo ornament from this years Cowboy Christmas 2008. I'll tell that story here soon and you get to see Leslie in alot of denim, minus the acid wash. She fought the urge to crimp her hair and I was really proud of her.
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