Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Fido Coffee Mug!
Fido Coffee Mug!
Barista Parlor glass
Barista Parlor glass
Available at the GooGoo Store downtown. I also like the Koozies.
Available at the GooGoo Store downtown. I also like the Koozies.
Bread & Co Treats... Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies! or the cranberry raspberry oatmeal ones
Bread & Co Treats… Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies! or the cranberry raspberry oatmeal ones
Thistle Farm's Lip Balm
Thistle Farm’s Lip Balm
Southern Gentleman's Sauce from Acme
Southern Gentleman’s Sauce from Acme
LEGO Double Decker Couch
LEGO Double Decker Couch
LEGO Micro AT-AT
LEGO Micro AT-AT
LEGO Micro-Snowspeeder
LEGO Micro-Snowspeeder
LEGO 75078 - Imperial Troop Transport.
LEGO 75078 – Imperial Troop Transport.

Things I’ll miss about the United Kingdom

So, as I sit here in the Atlanta Airport, I’m beginning to think of things that I’m going to miss about the United Kingdom and Europe in general.

1. The Schengen Agreement — After the process of having to pick up my baggage and re-check 50 feet away in the International Terminal, I must say that I love the Schengen Agreement. I went to 3 different countries without ever showing a passport.

2. The London Underground — I could get anywhere in London by walking two blocks to my Tube Stop, and I never had to worry about parking or gas… just that I had my Oyster Card.

3. Ben’s Cookies — I’ve brought four home.

4. Tesco & Waitrose –The ability to walk to two different grocery stores to get pretty much anything I needed was great. You could just decide to walk a block if you wanted a Cider or a candy bar or a loaf of bread.

5. Cider — no explanation needed.

6. Samuel Smith Pubs — A place to socialize with friends, inexpensive.

7. £1 coins — They feel like they way an actual pound. Awesome to use instead of bills.

Things that I will not miss:

1. France

2. Manson Place

3. No trash cans

Speaking of Watches…

I really want the Seiko SKX007 watch.

It’s cheap.

It looks like an Omega.

Here’s some reviews:

http://www.askmen.com/fashion/watch/seiko-skx007-dive-watch.html

http://www.gmtplusnine.com/2007/08/03/the-depth-of-seiko-diver-watch-design-the-classic-skx007/

http://www.gmtplusnine.com/2010/01/12/seiko-skx007-in-the-new-ecomony/

Here it is on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SKX007K-Divers-Automatic-Watch/dp/B000B5MI3Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294112649&sr=8-1

Though, the blue & red SKX009 is cheaper… and I have more blue & red clothing than black.

This is the Omega Seamaster…

I need a new wallet.

Wallets I like:

Rugby Folding Cardholder ($35): http://www.rugby.com/shop/item.aspx?productId=4252424&categoryId=3896856&cp=3138868

Rugby Skull & Bones Grad Wallet ($65): http://www.rugby.com/shop/item.aspx?productId=4360841&categoryId=3896856&cp=3138868

J. Crew “Factory” Inside-Out Wallet ($13.50): http://www.jcrew.com/mens_factory_category/socksandaccessories/PRDOVR~19297/99102124093/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~~~205+16+4294966722~15~~~~~~~/19297.jsp

Two thoughts from church

…and he probably had 14 people in his office longing for the days when stoning was acceptable…

Sounds a lot like our modern church?

  • The song “The Lord of the Dance”

I’ll think about these things later.