Tuesday, May 31, 2011


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After only 11 days on the market, we got an offer on our house! God has really blessed us in a big way, and the timing couldn't be more perfect. We'll be saying goodbye to Austin in a few short weeks and moving to Houston. We'll share some photos of our new house as soon as it's officially ours. And of course, a new house means new projects!

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Much to his surprise, my friend Brian heard my voice coming through his radio this morning on NPR. Since he actually came out to see me yesterday it must have a been a National Peer Repeated sound bite at breakfast.

You can also listen to it on NPR's website.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Pun Off Video

My stomach got TYPED up in knots and I knew the KEY: BOARD myself up in the bathroom...but things took a fieRE TURN for the worse. When TEXT-mex went EN, TURds came out with a QWERTY smelling FUNK SHUNning away all my friends TILDE started taking SHIFTs to be near me. My twelve friends, I’ll call ‘em F1 through F12, were keeping TABs on me, AM-PERSANDly, only a few cared while the rest stared out the WINDOWS KEY because they’re just CHAR ACTERs.
My sister cruelly said  “Go see Doctor Mark. Your nasty VOWELS are all CONSONATED”
CURS OR ARROW of a tongue “Don’t give me anY LIP SIS” but I went anyway.
“I’ve got a QUESTION MARK, can you fix my BACK SLASHing gut pain?
He said with EXCLAMATION, “POINT to where it hurts!”
“This BACK SPACE here”
“Lean FORWARD, SLASH that, just COMMAND get on the table”
Nurse Paige took an imPRINT, SCREENing my stomach.
He told her “PAGE UP, PAGE DOWN” to move the scanner.
“Your bowel flow is UNDER SCORE for your age.”
Suddenly his fingers made a DASH for MINUS and in a second they’re sooo HYPHEN there.
Quickly my knee CAPS LOCKed up and senses went dead, a NUM LOCK if you will.
“You have a rotten CARET and a PEAR IN THE SEAS of your COLON. Additionally your oozing PLUS. Under these CIRCUMFLEXES, you’re ASTERISK for a SEMI-COLON. You must restart your bowels, to get things under CONTROL, ALT DELETE the blockage by inducing a COMMA and INSERTing this SPACE BAR to open things up. Where you’re AT, SIGN up for a return visit”
“Give me a QUOTATION, MARK, on the price”
“From one PERCENT to another, you can’t take anY QUALs this close. Don’t think about the DOLLAR! SIGNs indicate that if you don’t put a FULL STOP on POUNDing away all that HASH, you might get a PERIOD. If you slow down your habits I’ll award you with APOSTROPHE and you’ll be SCROLL LOCKING through the hills before you know it.”

Friday, May 20, 2011

Pun Off

There was a person who sent ten puns to his friends, with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh.  No pun in ten did.

The 34th Annual O.Henry Pun-Off World Championship is being held tomorrow, here in Austin. This year's competition is extra special because Zach is competing in the Punniest of Show competition!

We'll share his pun, and maybe even a video, after the competition.

Friday, May 6, 2011

For Sale

It's hard to believe, but our house is officially on the market!