Tuesday, December 29, 2009

That's my first ever witnessing an "O My Buns" delivery truck.

Can you imagine pitching your business plan to some venture capitalists who want to invest in your start-up company?

"Yes, I'd like to start a cutting edge pastry company... I'm gonna call it... O My Buns!!l"

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

The rock stacking guy at Seaport Village

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The rock stacking guy at Seaport Village

This guy stacked random rock piles along the sea shore... Pretty cool

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Baby Elephants in the womb. Wow!!

Natioanl geographic has amazing photos of animals in the womb

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Me and Mark Lundholm after our show at the Heritage. Good times!!

This was the second time I've featured with Mark Lunholm at the Comedy Fest at the Heritage Theater in downtown Campbell. This was a record breaking attendence for comedy at this venue. It was a great show.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

This is Beautiful Day "Daily Fuel" in action. Over 1200 lunches went out

We asked WestGaters to bring 500 lunches... they brought over 1200!!!

Amazing stories of people having lunch and converstations happening.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

This is one of the formal shots from the dance party. This guy was so glad to be there & to hv the pic.

At the Medeivel Dance Party for disabled kids there were characters (king, queen, prince and princess) that took pictures with kids and groups of people. This young guy was so proud of his picture it was cool to see.

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I was at the Beautiful Day Better Homes site and saw this kid in a serve shirt

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Don't forget about the Beautiful Day blood drive tomorrow. Even young people can give

This is Sam Talbert he is 16 and needed a photo ID and a parent consent form. We need to hit 261 donors... So far we have had 108. Tomorrow the blood bank will be open at WestGate from 9-2.... Come in an give blood... It's easy!!

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Beautiful Day medieval "Dance Party" set up.

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Beautiful Day Blood Drive this Saturday at WestGate. If you have blood show up!!!

His is Kerry and Terry Spidell from WestGate church... having just donated blood for Beautiful Day. The record for donations is 260... we are currently at 108... with one more full day this Saturday November 14th at WestGate church from 9-3. You can show up and donate... or register at www.bbr.org

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I'm out at the Beautiful Day Parks and Trails project. Students from High Schools all over the county serving the city together

It's great to see how many students are out serving today. They come from many different High School... Serving and blessing the city.

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Beautiful Day's Adopt-a-Hero Story

I just got this email from some who just did Beautiful Day's Adopt-a-Hero. It was a great experience for her and I thought I'd share it with you.

If you have a Beautiful Day story... send it in!!


Jon,

I just did my first Beautiful Day project and I wanted to tell someone about it. I signed up for Adopt-a-Hero, and was assigned to bake some goodies for the San Jose Police Department. I was told that I could deliver the dessert at any point during the week, and since I’m working from home nowadays and don’t have much time to bake during the week, I baked homemade chocolate chip cookies (from scratch) last night, warmed them up this afternoon, and delivered them to the SJPD just a few minutes ago.

Isn’t it amazing how God works? I put on my Beautiful Day shirt and drove to the SJPD (I had just warmed up the cookies, so you could smell the melted chocolate chips wafting in the air). I wasn’t sure where to go, but I saw a uniformed police officer standing by a door and told him, “Excuse me, I have some cookies to drop off for the Police Department.” I kid you not – the expression on the man’s face completely changed from one of stoic professionalism to complete disbelief. He asked me, “Seriously? How nice of you! Why?” I answered, “Well, I’m with an organization called Beautiful Day, a consortium of churches that is focusing on doing outreach to our community this week. I’m on a project that reaches out to law enforcement, firemen, and the like by delivering them dessert.” The man still looked shocked, but in a good way. J He asked me again, “What is the name of the organization you’re with?” And again, I said, “Beautiful Day,” and explained about the program and the whole compassionate outreach thing.

You could tell that the man was touched. He just couldn’t seem to believe that a complete stranger would do something so kind.

The great thing about it all is that there were lots of other people in the room, so they heard the exchange between me and the officer as well. I never got his name – and he never asked mine – but that’s not really the point, is it?
I like this “compassion unleashed” thing.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

There were some rough peeps that came down my block today. By chance I got this picture of them.

Don't be fooled by the innocence of Peeps... they come from a sketchy part of town.

You've been warned!!

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

OK, I know that all my dance fans want to see my shoes... So here you go!!

It's no big deal actually. They look like my cowboy boots. But I like em. They come in a carrying bag that says "Stephanie ballroom.. Your Destiny" on the side. Dance shoes... and a "Stephanies ballroom" bag to carry them in... Wow, I'm a mess!! The hot lady in front of me is this chick I met named Cheri. She's at my house now cooking dinner!!!

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Cutting edge church marketing. I'm going to see if we can use these methods at WestGate church

You can't see what they were spelling, but it reads... "You are invited to give generously"

I appreciate them "inviting" us... That's sweet of them.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I think I found my lunch today. The Scooby Burger... Check it out!

— 4 quarter-pound beef patties; 
— 12 onion rings; 
— 8 slices of bacon; 
— 8 slices of cheese; 
— 6 slices of tomato; 
— 2 sesame buns; 
— Barbecue sauce; 
— Lettuce; 
— And a good slathering of mayonnaise.

Almost 2500 calories!!! Yikes!!

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

3 men and a baby... all bald. Check this out.

Steve, Mike, Joel, and baby Ellison

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

WestGate staff caught at Amato's with cheesy fries.

Marky Mark, Jonny-T, Stevie-babes, T, and the "new guy" eating Philly cheese steak sandwiches and cheesy fries. If you listen carefully you can hear their arteries hardening.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

This sign reflects racism towards Asians and their body parts. Very sad

At least spell "knees" correctly.
 
It's Jap knees
 
I don't get how that could ever be a cuisine either.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

This is the part of my job that I hate. Saying goodbye to players when they are traded. We will miss Pablo Campos

This is a pick of some of my boys from the EarthQuakes… Pablo Campos, Mike Graczyk, Arturo Alverez, and Shea Salinas.  The other pic is of me, Davide Somma (who was released earlier this year) Pablo, and Shea at a bowling tournament for FCA.   I met Pablo at Chipotle in San Jose just after he joined the team and invited him over for our Wednesday family game night.  He came and introduced us to some of the best games we’ve played in our home.  Granted… these are drinking games, but we played them all night (without the drinking) and had an awesome time.  Pablo is one of the warmest guys you will ever meet and loved being at the house and hanging out with my family. 

We will miss him,

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I'm back from El Pollo Loco and the family is gathered. Its time for a sing a long. I envision something like this...

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I've done some research and have discovered some new parenting techniques.

When communicating with your children, use a high pitched whistle.  This whistle counters whining, screaming, talking back, and eye-rolling.   If we’ve learned anything from Captain Von Trapp, the whistle is our best option to get kids attention… short of smacking them upside the head (which is what I’m sure he wanted to do with his boys who wore the Lederhosen).  

Parenting Lesson #1

-Get a Whistle

Parenting Lesson #1a

-smack kids who wear Leaderhosen

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Strategic marketing for kids... My kids tried it, and it works!!

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

A new submission to the "Dive worth the Drive" series. Mojo burger. This is a sweet burger joint!!

There are only 3 Mojo Burgers in the world. I happened upon the one in the Pruneyard is Campbell CA. Very tasty burgers that actually rivals In and Out. I know... hard to believe.
 
Check em out www.mojoburger.com
 
If you wish to make a submission to the Dive series... then invite me to lunch!!!!

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

a spaceship hovered over our house this morning... and this creature fell out and landed on my lawn. It's still there.

It looks scary, and it snorted at me when I got close to it, so I ran away.  But I got this picture and am now convinced that aliens do exist and we are not alone in the stratosphere.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Spent most the day immersed in The essential Enneagram. I'm a 7, The Epicure. What are you?

This is the most comprehensive personality test I've ever taken. It's empowering to discover who you are... and how best to patner with your gift mix to be what God has created you to be. If you have not taken this test... It's well worth the time.

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

US vs Brazil Confederation Cup finals today. Keeper Tim Howard is a Rockstar.

I love this guy.  Humble upbringing, Played in the MLS, brought over to Man U, now the anchor of the US Dream team.  No one would have guessed we’d have gone this far, and Tim Howard is a huge part of it.

Today against Brazil should be interesting.

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