Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I've Been Tagged

Casey at caseycease.blogspot.com tagged me so here it goes.

The tagging rules:
1. Post the rules on your blog
2. Write 6 random things about yourself
3. Tag 6 people at the end of your post
4. If you're tagged, DO IT and pass on the tag

1. I  have never had an alcoholic beverage of any kind. The earliest reason for my abstinence was that my parents told me that beer was horse pee:). It kind of made since, with all the horses and flowing rivers in the commercials. Later in life I learned the truth about beer. I continued not to drink in my adult life for better reasons.

2. At one time I weighed 346 lbs. I have always been a big guy but after I got out of college I gained a lot of weight. When my son was born I decided I did not want to set a bad example so I went on what feels like a life long diet. I lost about 70 lbs started riding a bicycle and got in shape. I still struggle with eating right I guess I always will but I will NEVER weigh 346 agian.

3. I am color blind. This can sometimes be hard because about 50% of my job is graphic design. I have learned to use color profiles and people are usually happy to help if I ask. What I am wearing rarely matches.

4. I am a collector of hobbies. I think it bugs jennifer sometimes because if I get into something I really get into it. I usually think of something I want to do, then I will try it, The next thing you know I am walking around a pro shop like a crack addict trying to find a way to get better at it. I can't just say "oh thats cool" I have to try it. 

5. My biggest dream right now is to ride my bicycle down the Baha Peninsula in Mexico. I have been on several long rides including a 4 day ride from Amarillo to Dallas (318 miles) but I have dreamed of disapearing for about 3 weeks and just riding and camping roadside. I will do this.

6. I have never had the hick ups.

So there it is my 6 things. Thanks Casey for the tag. Hopefully someday I can return the favor:).

I am not going to tag anyone just to break the rules.


Saturday, August 23, 2008

Post it

Post it is kind of my system. I don't keep a detailed calender or spend a lot of time syncing my contacts. I do however write a whole lot of post it notes. They are not real clear in this format but if you are nosy maybe you can pull a few juicy tid bits from this weeks worth of post its, from my desk. Oh, and please don't call any of the phone numbers.:)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

thriller at the airstream

thriller at the airstream from James Lane on Vimeo.
Last night we went out to the airstream to camp out with the kids. We listened to some records and when we put the thriller album on andrew came up with some interesting dances. He calls it the "robot dog." Enjoy...

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Kids in the ministry

This week I am at our student leadership retreat in Glorieta NM. This year my family got to come with me. It has been so great having them here. 
Growing up in the ministry I remember several instances where I had to, loan my parents out to a group of students or singles, or watch my dad go to lead a camp or revival. I did not realize it at the time but I was very much in the ministry. It is so great to have my family and kids sacrifice and serve along with me in the ministry. Hopefully I can inspire them them to serve like my parents inspired  me and God will call them to future mission fields.
Today we took the students to Santa Fe to the Plaza downtown. I bought andrew a robot. Below is a video of what he did the rest of the time we were there. I think God for everyday for my kids. They are such an encouragement to me in the ministry.

andrew and the killer robot from James Lane on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

road trip

road trip from James Lane on Vimeo.
Yesterday we drove the youth to Glorieta, NM. I shot some video of the changing landscapes that we passed on our way from Amarillo. Some of the shots are a little shaky because I was shooting and driving.:p I thought the edit looked good though. The soundtrack is "the breeze" by Dr. Dog. I love the new Dr. Dog album "Fate". You MUST go and buy it. 

Thursday, August 7, 2008

the airstream

Airstream from James Lane on Vimeo.
Recently Jennifer and I bought a 1971 Airstram Tradewind. We are in the process of building a house in the country. We decided to get the Airstream to give us a place to get away out in the country until the house is built. I did a little bit of work on it but suppressing a lot of stuff on it worked. The kids call it the club house. I shot this video the other night when we were out there chilling. Some of the people on twitter asked for a look on the inside, so I shot a little bit of that.