Monday, February 22, 2010

Joined the Devil

For the few who don't know, I've joined Facebook. Yeah, I know, I said I never would, but hey, gotta go on with the future sometime.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

TN Happiness Rating

Ah! Tennessee ranks 43rd in happiness among all states.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Who I Am

A long time ago, someone was preaching, and asked the question, "Who am I"?


It's kind of a complicated question with a million parts. Three word question, answer of which could be almost endless.


First there's the obvious: I am Nathaniel Libbey. But does a name explain who I am? Uh, nope..


In Looks: white (can't tan worth a flip, doesn't bother me), a tad short (which doesn't bother me in the least), neither thick nor thin (honestly I couldn't gain weight if I tried), light brown headed, brown eyed, size 10.5 feet.


In Personality: slightly too joking, sometimes too talkative, easily forgiving, occasionally moody, 99% trustworthy, 1% awful, overly protective, slightly shy (although often hidden), sometimes blunt, avoidful of confrontation, perfectionist in areas, slack in others, recovering from a lifetime of procrastination and disorganization (I've turned into a neat freak to avoid being a messy person).


In Things People Call Me: son, brother, uncle, friend, salesperson/marketer/webmaster/semi-manager/garbage person, Pentecostal/Apostolic/Christian/Buddhist(j/k).


In Things I Love: Jesus, people!, shoes (yeah I know), great websites, exciting sports (aka football), sweet cars, amazing drumsets, I Need a Savior, Firehouse Subs, Taco Bell, metal roofing (OK maybe love is too strong a word for it, but I enjoy the industry), Butterfingers, chocolate, MILK, chocolate milk, circus peanuts (although I still don't know why they are orange colored, banana flavored, marshmallow textured, and peanut shaped), A Walk to Remember, Google, snowboarding.


In Education: home schooled, Associates in Business at Cleveland State CC.


In Marital Status: secretly married (darn, did I give that away).


In Family: I have a large family, including 13 brothers and sisters, and a huge number of aunts uncles, brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces, and nephews. (I am the favorite uncle for 95% of my nieces and nephews) (or at least that is the plan).


In Associations: Church-Landmark Church, Church-Miracle Deliverance Tabernacle, Work-Best Buy Metals, Band-Relevant Noise aka PS66.

And yet after all that, I've probably not described 1% of who I am. And I reckon that's how God wanted it. After all, if you could really describe a person in just words, they would probably be a very simple person.

God is awesome. Imagine how boring life would be if we were like everyone else. In His infinite wisdom, He created us each incredibly unique.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Odd Artwork - Oops..

Was trying to work on an outline and accidentally made this outline.

I added a face to it.

Very odd, and non-me like.

but fun.

Kind of looks like a smurf face, except not the right color.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Lessons Learned - Boxes

1. I'm not a carpenter
2. 2 nails won't hold up 150 lbs alone
3. I'm not a carpenter.

Basically our box storage works, but not great. I had it designed wrong, and the bottom kinda fell out.

Still works alright.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Waiting on the Chicken


If only that chicken would finish cooking!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Baskin Robins aka Trashy People


I went to Baskin Robins after church tonight. It was good. But...
When I walked in I noticed 3 people digging in the trash can.
I was thinking, "Man someone lost something really important."
They were carefully looking items over and mostly putting them into another trash can as they went. Finally I realized they were taking out all the recyclables (which was like 95% of the stuff in the trash can) and putting them into another can to be recycled. I think at least one was a Baskin Robins employee, but I'm not sure about the other two.

Good Way to Eat Leftover Mashed Potatoes


That is Mashed Potatoes and Steak, from TGI Fridays.
Put them in a frying pan, and they taste great.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

If I...

I was listening to the book of Matthew today, when something yelled out at me:

paraphrasing:

If I do good only to those who do good to me, what better am I then anyone else?
(somewhere in Chap.5 I think)

Basically the whole chapter/section is about God's love, and how we aren't suppose to act/react the way the world does.

Good stuff. Harder lived than said.

Monday, February 08, 2010

I just saw the circus train

The Barnum and Bailey Circus train just went past my apartment.

Looks like they have a show in Chatt. this weekend.

(I never knew circuses took trains.)

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

A Good Home Cooked Meal


Link

http://www.joshharris.com/assets_c/2010/01/jiffy_lou_by%20Josh%20Harris-14.php

Good from the Bad (AKA the kid)

Yesterday a friend of mine (I don't know her super well so she's more like a friend of a friend) got news that after a long time waiting, she'll be able to adopt an orphan boy from Haiti.

She's been waiting on him to get a passport forever, and the Haitian government was taking forever. It looked like it wasn't going to happen.

After the earthquake hit, apparently the government had so many people without homes apparently they were much more willing to let people adopt.

I thought that was awesome. God does that sometimes. Out of all this tragedy, a kid gets a mom, and a woman a child. Almost made me cry. Sniff. Sniff.

Congratulations Jen!