Wednesday, August 10, 2005

For the Love of the Game:

MARC Commuter Train ticket from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore, MD: $7
One Night Hotel stay at the Wyndham in the inner harbor area of Baltimore: $75
One Amtrak Train Ticket back to Washington, D.C. from Baltimore, MD: $17
Catching an Orioles game at Camden Yards with college friend's parents who consider you family: priceless.

One of my hobbies/obsessions/passions/loves is baseball; be it fantasy baseball, baseball simulation, reading about baseball, watching baseball, or playing baseball. If I had a dream job, it would be General Manager of the SF Giants... heck, I'll even settle for Assistant to the General Manager of the Giants. So far this summer, I've been blessed to watch baseball in two different venues: the Tigers' Comerica Park, and the Nat's RFK Stadium. On Friday, I'm going to an O's game at Camden Yards, reputed to be one of the most beautiful parks in America. (We'll see about that, I haven't seen anything that matches PacBell.)

Anyhow, I'm excited about going and thought you all should know. Yes, Friday night is just a mere 24 hours before my flight leaves D.C. headed for home. I'll be on the train back to D.C. Saturday morning.
Nominate the ultimate jetrosexual?

Highlights from the "Commandments of a Jetrosexual" on the Virgin Atlantic website:

11. Thou shalt have thine passport ready to go at a moment's notice.

7. Thou shalt be able to order a beer in six different languages.

5. Thou shalt be able to pack a week's worth of clothes into a signle carry-on bag.

4. Thou shalt not own one of those inflatable neck pillows.

3. Thou shalt have at least one passport stamp from a country that now goes by a different name.

2. Thou shalt travel Economy class, on rare occasions, just to keep thineself humble.

Man, I love British humor.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Going Home

I have been here in Washington D.C. for the last two months but this week will be my last here at the Capitol. Washington D.C. is a nice place to visit for maybe a week but I think living here is not that much fun. Too many people here are caught up in the politics and while politics can be engaging; it's not so much so when it's the topic of conversation every day.

On a side note, I went to service at McLean Bible Church yesterday. McLean is the super church located in Virginia. My roommate told me they spent $94 million on their facilities, which includes stadium seating (the sanctuary I estimate seats 5,000-10,000 easily), a full fledged parking garage - the size of which rivals any Ikea parking garage I've ever been to, a full gymnasium, a fully stocked cafe where you can get your coffee before service, and convention hall area that reminds me of an airport - complete with airport style counters where you can learn about the various ministries McLean is involved in. My only complaint is that they didn't have cupholders in the armrests. Just kidding of course. But seriously, yesterday's message at Frontline (that's their Late Late Service/Young Adult ministry) was "off the hook". You can download it here. The title is "In Jesus Name" which was delivered by Todd Philips on August 7th. Check it out. (Note: The replay is not likely to be as good as seeing the messae live as for some of it, you kinda had to have been there).