Nixon's Memoirs: September 2005

Sunday, September 25, 2005

New links

I've added some new blogs to my "Blogs for Nixon" list. Grant's Rants, Jewelsie, and MJ Rules. The first is new to the comments and it appears as though we have a lot and common, so welcome to the Memoirs, and I'll be taking you up on that coffee!

2nd is an updated link, formerly known as "Clarinet Yogi", our friend from Eastman is now at Ball State and has a new blog to celebrate!

3rd is "MJ Rules", who is a band student and wild and crazy guy.

I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

I am... Number 1.

Surprising, yes, humbling, yes. I found out just today that I am the NUMBER ONE BLOG IN LITTLE ROCK according to blogshares.com.

Wow. Thanks readers!

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

You know your team is slipping when...

...you get the 6pm game on Fox Sports. I realize Arkansas fans are used to the late games, but for us, an early start is usually the standard. Hey, at least we're still ON TV. Last year, every OU game managed to get televised on some station in Central Arkansas, this year, I'm not so certain that's going to happen.

On a more positive note, Saturday evening, we went out with a friend and a new friend of hers. We rode in his '66 Mustang convertible first to a Japanese eatery, then out to Lake Maumelle to his party boat. It was a complete blast! A fun mixture of partying (for them) and relaxation (for us).

We listened to either WB 101 or the Razorback game. Speaking of which, 55-19 doesn't sound so bad now...

Friday, September 16, 2005

TC-Who? TCU!

Now that TCU has "upset" yet another big-time program in Utah, this should bode well for the Sooners power rankings should we manage to beat UCLA this Saturday. An SMU upset of Texas A&M would also be helpful, but it is much more doubtful.

But, as much as I want the Sooners to win, I never want it to happen at the expense of the rules, or a player's academic pursuits. So yes, Adrian, please go to class. The general student population already sees student-athletes as being coddled and given special treatment, there is no need to further the stereotype. And if you don't go to class, you shouldn't play.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Sooner Victory!

A fantastic and lively bunch of fans were at West End today to cheer on our Sooners to Victory. As per usual, two drunken detractors tried to ruin our day by suddenly becoming the world's biggest Tulsa fans. It turned out one was a Texas fan and the other was just some idiot.

Peterson looked back in form for this game, but Bomar continues to fail in impressing anyone.

During the game, we met some folks in town for a soccer tournament, their daughter was a member of the Norman Fury ('91 White) team. So, after the game, we went to Burns Park for some soccer. We ended up having to go at half time, but when we left the Fury were up 2-1.

A great day for the Sooners, and the Casablanca family!

Monday, September 05, 2005

So true, and so sad.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Helping Out

We had a far smaller turnout of evacuees than we expected, but that's OK. I'd rather we have too many volunteers and too much food, than not enough. More refugees are coming though, and there will be plenty more opportunities to help and serve as Texas has said they have enough, and other states are stepping up to help out, including Arkansas.

We had BBQ from Corky's, a rock-climbing wall, a moon-bounce, toys, games, sno-cones, face-painting, and the youth group was washing cars for donations to the relief fund. It was a fun day!

I took a break this afternoon to go play some poker with my buds at the United Poker League. This was only my second time to play with them, and out of 40 people who started, I finished 5th, getting knocked out at the final table when I missed my Flush draw after being put All-In by another player. It was fun!

If any Little Rock blogger wants to come by church tomorrow and drop off donations, or check out our service, it's at 7pm. More info here.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Day of Hope

The Church at Rock Creek, of which I am a member, is doing its part this weekend. I plan on helping as much as possible. Here is what they're saying/doing:

Thousands of people have lost so much as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Now is our time to do what we do best… "Take Jesus as He is to people as they are."

We have coordinated multiple ministry efforts to help displaced families now staying in Central Arkansas due to the hurricane and we will be taking supplies and manpower to the Gulf region. We are going to you, our church family, the public and partnering with The Point 94.1 FM to solicit help bringing specific needed supplies. We are also partnering with Affiliated Foods to help us get the supplies into the hands of people in need. Mike Grober is leading this missions effort for us as we go to the Gulf region and Doug Pruitt is leading the ministry effort to displaced families in Central Arkansas. Below you will find ways to be involved and supplies to bring this weekend.

Let's make an impact!

Mark Evans
Senior Pastor


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TO HELP:

To help displaced families, please bring the following items to the church office this week or to church service this Sunday:

Toilet paper

Toothbrushes

Toothpaste

Bars of soap

Small shampoos

Deodorant

Baby wipes

Non-prescription pain relievers

Combs/brushes

Diapers

Fruit Cups

Crackers

Single-serve non-refrigerated items such as beef stew, Vienna sausages, potted meat, etc.[all with pop-tops]

Bottled Water

Baby Formula


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DAY OF HOPE
For Displaced Families due to Hurricane Katrina

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
Noon at Rock Creek

Free lunch

Carwash

Medical assistance

Kid's activities

This Sunday we are serving lunch to displaced families after the third worship service at noon. There will be activities for children, washing cars and food distribution. To volunteer for Day of Hope, contact Mike Grober at 225-8684 (ext. 14) or mgrober@churchatrockcreek.org.

WAYS THAT YOU CAN BE INVOLVED:
(in Central Arkansas and the Gulf region)

Medical Team

Children's Work

Clean-Up and Construction

Minister to Displaced Families
in Central Arkansas

You will be able to sign-up for these teams this weekend at church.




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