Thursday, July 03, 2008

Hands-Free Law

As you all know in california we are no longer to talk on a cell phone while driving unless it is hands free... the other day we were in the office and i thought it would be fun to mess around with an idea we had heard about on the radio... here is my cheap hands free phone:


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Remember these guys? I always thought it would be fun to be on CHiPs with Ponch and Jon Baker... well i had a chance to have a real life CHiPs experience. Over the past three days i have not only had the pleasure of meeting a real life CHiP once but twice. Yes i have been pulled over twice by CHP in the past three days! Once for a "Red Light Violation" and the other for a "Toll Road Violation". I was cited for neither of these violations, however each time i was cited for something considered a "Fix It" ticket. Is it the end of the month? Do CHP really have quotas? Here is a picture i took while i was being pulled over the second time. Enjoy.


Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Totally Awesome Trucks...

Do you like flames? do you like flames on your car/truck? This guy does. I was able to count8 different locations that this truck had flames.... yeah. 8.

1. Tailgate handle
2. Tail light
3. Side pinstripe
4. rear cab light
5. second side window
6. rear view mirror
7. front grille
8. front license plate frame



The Most Amazing Soda Machine...

Yesterday we went to a 7-11 for a slurpee and in the process i saw the most amazing soda machine ever!!! Not only does it have 18 different sodas, but it has "flavor shot" buttons that you can press to turn any regular soda into a cherry, vanilla, or lemon soda! Amazingly enough it also has directions for people like me who wouldn't know what to do with it. Awesome!


Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Why I am a nerd...

Last week I was up at our school library and when I was packing up to go home, I looked at my backpack and realized, I am a nerd. If i could have taken a picture of me walking, stack of books falling out of my hands, backpack with coffee thermos and water, I would have but for now you will have to settle for this.


Friday, May 02, 2008

Sunday, April 20, 2008

I shall get back to blogging...

...for those who actually still check my blogs... I will resume writing on May 12th, its been crazy lately with work and school... but on the 12th, its on!!


Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Saturday, April 05, 2008

OT update...

My professor just said Crack Smokin Pimp.


Friday, April 04, 2008

The importance of a laptop

When tossing back and forth about the future computer purchase i am going to make...(right now in the very distant future)... one thing came to my attention as we were in Old Testament II class.

Having a laptop in this class is essential for a few reasons:
1. Having the ability to type is much easier for me than to hand write things.
2. If one was to get bored, the ability to surf the "net" is an option.
3. Having e-mail handy is great.
4. Finally, trying to transport a desktop computer around is both awkward and difficult. This was most obvious as one of my fellow classmates Justin showed us today.

Oh man. So awesome! thank you for bringing enjoyment to my day.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Dear Michael...

Lets see here, where do I begin. Yesterday Megan and I went over to my mother-in-law's house to pick up what i thought were souvenirs from her recent trip to Daytona Beach. Megan painted the picture that she probably brought me a hat and Megan a key chain from the beautiful "Sunshine State". Little did I know that this was all a setup to what would ultimately be one of the sweetest gifts i have ever received.

When people ask, "If you could meet one famous person, who would it be?" My response is always Michael Jordan. While there are so many amazing people in history, he is one person that i have grown up watching and admiring for his basketball prowess. Therefore I would choose him.

Since I was a little lad I have always been a fan of basketball, I have played it since before my head had grown into my ears. And ever since I could remember my all-time basketball hero was Michael Jordan. I remember getting my first pair of "Air Jordans" in third grade. This would follow by many more years of spending a lot of money on basketball shoes so that hopefully i could "Be like Mike". Unfortunately my lack of athletic ability and lack of height hindered my Basketball Stardom from propelling me from high school to Division 1 basketball, to the NBA. However, my love for watching MJ never ceased. I remember a few of my good friends Dan and Chris and myself, would record the NBA championships when the Bulls would be playing and then replay the great moments of the games as we would prepare for our games. And thanks to some of their relatives in Chicago, when the Bulls would win the Championship, the front page of the Chicago Tribue would come to California. And this along with the sports section from the local LA Times and Orange County Register, I would save any and every article in relation to the Bulls and MJ.

As sad as this may be, hearing the bulls introduction and starting line up would give me chills and still to this day does... especially hearing the "From North Carolina, at Guard, 6'6", Michael Jordan" would get me so pumped that i would literally get chills. See video..

All that to say, last night, when i went over to my in-laws house last night, to my surprise a hat was not awaiting my arrival. It was Michael Jordan!... ok maybe not, however, I did receive a SWEET birthday present! An autographed ticket from the Daytona 200 that is signed "To Randy Happy Birthday Michael Jordan"!!!!!!

Jordan being the thrill seeker he is, is involved in bike racing and is good friends with a racer Jason Britton, who happens to be friends with my mother-in-law. All that to say Brenda pulled some strings and through some huge favors was able to get Mike to sign his ticket for me.

Anyway, This made my day and for the rest of the night I had a huge smile on my face and I am so stoked to have this!!!

So thank you to Brenda and to Michael! you both rock!

And that is a glimpse to my somewhat pathetic life :-)


Tuesday, February 26, 2008


So on Sunday I was sitting in class thinking about Theology and in my opinion, the best movies of the 1980's... So here they are in no particular order...the top 20 movies of the 1980's.

- Airplane!

- Back To The Future

- Breakfast Club

- Bull Durham

- National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

- Empire Strikes Back

- E.T.

- Ferris Bueller's Day Off

- Full Metal Jacket

- Ghostbusters

- Glory

- Goonies

- Hoosiers

- Princess Bride

- Platoon

- Raiders of the Lost Ark

- Scarface

- Stand By Me

- Terminator

- Who Framed Roger Rabbit

What are your top movies of 1980??


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

its time again... get off my lazy butt and write more useless information...

so today i was listening to a country song by Rodney Atkins entitled "Cleaning This Gun (Come on In Boy)" Now before some of you judge me... 1. yes i listen to country and 2. yes it is a choice.

With that being said, i felt like this song was preparing me to get ready for kids... and God willing one day i have a little girl, this is definitely something that will go on in the Craft household...

Come on in boy sit on down
And tell me about yourself
So you like my daughter do you now?
Yeah we think she's something else
She's her daddy's girl
Her momma's world
She deserves respect
That’s what she'll get
Now ain't it son?
Y’all go out and have some fun
I'll see you when you get back
Probably be up all night
Still cleanin' this gun

After reading that...I have two goals as a father when it comes time to dating my little girl.

1. To hopefully raise her right and instill in her the morals that a parent should, so that she chooses the right boys to like.
2. To make sure that whoever she dates... they will understand what it is like to have a healthy fear for their life... A fear only second to the reverent fear of God.

To my future daughter, I'm not sorry if your first dates don't go very well.


Sunday, December 02, 2007

Compassion and Clarity

this week Saddleback Church had their Global Summit on HIV/AIDS and there were a lot of great learnings regarding HIV/AIDS and stigma; HIV/AIDS and injustice; HIV/AIDS and how the church can help...

Mission trip you are on my horizon...

Dont know where yet but its coming.


Monday, November 19, 2007

While we are on the topic of videos...

My great friend taffy has a baby girl and A. It's still weird to me that he is a daddy and B. She is growing so fast... check out the videos...

that is a proud asian daddy!


Little Lad

The other day I saw a funny video that is extremely stupid...but it made me laugh... so i wanted to share with you all the same video.



Tuesday, November 13, 2007


A few weeks ago one of my volunteer's son had his razor scooter stolen from the high school while we were setting up for church. We had thought it was long gone. The razor was very specific because it had custom stickers that say his name on it, "Jace". Well, yesterday, I was driving by Juice It Up in San Clemente and what do I see on the ground outside? A razor scooter with the name Jace on the bottom.

I stopped my truck right in the street, grabbed the razor and walked inside. There was one guy sitting down, around 35-40 years old and I asked him if the razor belonged to him. His response was yes, to my confusion I said, "Um, no its not. It actually belongs to my son Jace." (I referred to him as my son to eliminate any erroneous details that would have not matter in the situation.) Then I asked him, Is your name Jace? His response came back with a, "No". Finally, I said "Ok, I am taking this" and I walked out the door.

That's right, I jacked the person who jacked a friend…so I Re-Jacked the Razor… Here are a few pictures of my triumphant victory.


Sunday, November 04, 2007

Checking out Office 2007 Word Blogger Option

In class tonight, Josh Griffin and I talked about the blogger option in word. He decided to test it and it worked so I decided to test is as well. Here it is my test.



Sunday, October 21, 2007

Just finished first test...

So we just had our first test. Essay form. 5 questions. Approximately 10 pages written. 1 hour 20 minutes. Screwed up on a few points in one question but overall feel pretty good about it. A solid B+ in my eyes, but we will see what the professor thinks.

The problem:
My mind is pretty much shot and he is continuing on with lecture... yummy.


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Ever had a toe cramp?

Quite possibly one of the funniest things i have ever seen in my life. Last night while sitting on the couch, Megan's toe decided to cramp up. Not only did it cramp but it would not uncramp, well it would for a minute but at anytime she released pressure from holding her toe, it would cram back up again. I told her that to get rid of it she should walk around. There are no real words to describe the comedy of watching Megan try to walk as her to was cramping. What was even funnier was the fact that she was constantly making noises every time she took a step. It was awesome and I was crying from laughing so hard. Just another night in the Craft Household


Friday, October 12, 2007

Would You...

Be afraid of mall security guard on a segway? What if he had a bicycle helmet on, how about then?

Yeah, me neither.


5 Things not to do with a 60" Plasma Television

5. Use it as a Frisbee
4. Use it as a picnic table
3. Teach it to surf
2. Use it as an Air Hockey Table
1. Drop it Like its Hot...or Heavy

So yeah, the number 1 wins!!! DO NOT take a large plasma television and drop it on its top.

On a side note, I am selling a TV if anyone is has only been used for a few months.


Sunday, October 07, 2007


In my Christian Theology class we were discussing thoughts on the bible as being inerrant and I heard a great quote by my professor's mentor:

"I go to the Bible with my whole heart and my whole life and it NEVER fails me."
- Paul Holmer


Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The smell of salt water...

This morning as I left for work i walked out the door and the smell of salt water was in abundance. I have never experienced a smell this strong in the two months I have lived in San Clemente. I love it! Often times I forget how blessed I have been and how awesome my life is. Regardless of the day to day things that go wrong, frustrations that I encounter, I am truly blessed to be living where I live and doing what I do.

A lot of people find God in nature and I agree. I look out my window and I see this vast ocean that goes for as far as the eye can see and then I see the waves crashing on the sand... a point where land meets water, where two massive bodies collide and it can be so peaceful. Sometimes I see that there are no waves and the two seem to be in unison and yet at other times I see the violent waves crashing and pounding on the gentle beach. How can you not see God in all of this? How can yo see the beauty that God created and think it as chance or coincidence that things have formed and grown as they have. Chance? God is so great and just and awesome. I love the beautiful playground that He has created for us!

God IS Love

-Rev Run

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Awesome Friends!!!

So last weekend Megan and I had two friends, Ryan and Ben, come visit us from Las Vegas. Other than having fun hanging out with these guys, a part of the weekends festivities was to watch UFC 76 Knockouts! I was super excited to go to my parents house and watch it on their sweet 60" plasma.

Little did i know that my friend Ryan had a better plan for me and Ben... Friday night as we were preparing to make a trip to the desert, Ryan made a comment on how we needed to be back so that we can be up in Anaheim by 4:30. To my confusion i said, "Why, we arent going to the fight." While I was saying those words, Ryan points to the table where 3 golden tickets were lying... 3 tickets to the sweetest event of the year UFC 76!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That awesome punk dropped $300 a ticket so we could all experience the event.

I think my favorite part of the whole surprise was when I was in shock and saying no way, he responded with , "You think I would come all the way out here JUST to visit you?"

I think if i had a 3 wishes from a genie in a bottle (not the Christina Aguilera song) one of my wishes would be that i had foresight... yeah should have seen that coming.

Anyway it was an amazing event, if you like that sort of thing.

This is why everyone should have awesome friends!!!


Friday, September 28, 2007

Google is taking over the world!

If you didnt know, Google now has a feature called Google SMS. Using your cell phone, you text message a question to Google and they will text you back the answer. This feature hasnt been fully refined but it is pretty sweet. Using your phone text Google at 46653 (google) with a question and google will respond in a quick manner. **Disclaimer** Standard Text Message Rates Apply! Happy Texting!!


Jake As JT???

Yesterday after a great Sexual Harassment Training day, a few people from work went to chick-fil-a for lunch. First, on that day, I had the best dining experience of any fast food place i have ever been to. While dining, they provided us with refills, a tray of sample brownies, which taffy may have taken more than one, and a tray of sample chicken salad sandwich triangles which were amazing!

While dining, one of our friends serving us mentioned to Jake the he reminded her of Justin Timberlake!?!?

To my surprise, Jake responded, "Yeah, I get that all the time." You do? I mean dont get me wrong, I love Jakey, but you get that all the time? JT? Interesting... maybe its his musical genius... I dont know. But what i do know is that it was definintely an interesting moment...

here is a poor picture of our lady in question...


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Saved By The Bell!

Earlier today my friend Annie and I were talking about Saved By The Bell and it made me wonder just how strong my SBTB trivia is. So I searched a bit online and I found a few good websites that have different trivia questions...

Check them out and see how you do. Most importantly, tell me how you did on your quizzes.

Here is a fun site for trivia:
Saved By The Bell Trivia

Good luck!!! And let me know!!


Tuesday, September 25, 2007

...So I am pretty sure I dont impress my wife

Last night I was rocking out to my sweet new game "Guitar Hero" on Xbox 360. While i was deeply engaged in "Carry on Wayward Son" I hear my wife giggling to herself as she is taking photos of me...

So there I am... no longer cool...not that I ever was...playing my sweet new video game!


Friday, September 21, 2007

Is it Fall already?

So yesterday we went to the ever so delicious Taco Bell for lunch and for the first time this year, I saw a girl wearing a sweatshirt, jeans, and UGGS!!!!!

I guess fall is here...


Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Juice Is Loose...

Recently our staff received an e-mail from Rick with an article from USA Today talking about OJ and his current stint in prison... here is what it said he received.

"According to a press release from the police department, the former football star is being held in isolation and spends about 20 hours a day inside a standard 98-square-foot cell.

A judicial official said yesterday that Simpson will appear before a judge tomorrow morning.

Since he arrived at the facility, the jail says he has met with three private attorneys and two public defenders."

A minister stopped by to deliver reading glasses and copies of the Bible and A Purpose Driven Life, according to the release.


How baseball fights should happen...

Leave it up to the Japanese to do something like this....

Thanks taff...


McDonlads continues to give back...

Not only does McDonald's a great Angus mushroom swiss burger but no they are starting to give back. According to Channel 4 news in the UK, McD's will be transforming their rubbish to energy! Awesome! Here is a clip from the article.

"Buildings such as hospitals and theatres will be powered by rubbish from McDonald's restaurants in a new pilot scheme.

Eleven fast-food restaurants in Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley, South Yorkshire, will take part in the initiative, which will turn waste into electricity and heating for 130 buildings in the area.

The scheme will save each restaurant from sending 100 tonnes of refuse to landfill each year and could be rolled out across the country if successful.

The restaurants will become the first in the UK to send no waste to landfill. Instead, any rubbish will be collected, treated at a state-of-the-art energy recovery facility and converted into electricity and heat."


Tuesday, September 18, 2007


I recently received an iTunes gift card so i figured i would share a few of the songs I purchased...I got this idea from Griff...

1. Ayo Technology-50 Cent feat. Justin Timberlake
2. Our God Saves- Paul Baloche
3. How Far We've Come- Matchbox 20
4. Everlasting God- Lincoln Brewster
5. Never Wanted Nothing More- Kenny Chesney
6. Mighty To Save- Hillsongs
7. The Pretender- Foo Fighters
8. Over You- Daughtry
9. Gangsta's Paradise- Coolio
10. So Small- Carrie Underwood (for Megan)

I still have a few more bucks left but that is all i bought for now...


Monday, September 17, 2007

City Workers Have Fun Too...

While I was setting up for church in San Clemente I saw two city workers out in the street who appeared to be playing ring-around-the-rosy with a pole stuck in the ground. It made me happy to see that you can have fun no matter what you are doing... "The majority of people are as happy as they choose to be." -Abe Lincoln

Here are a few action shots of them running around in circles while a third guy is waiting for someone to be out so he can jump in.

Take a chapter out of these guys' book and take joy in all you do! Complaining will do nothing but stoke the fire of bitterness.


Saturday, September 15, 2007

Good Food

Here are a few pictures of a meal that my wife and I ate while in LA at Pink's Hot Dogs...

Dog # 1 (in background, left) typical Chili,-Cheese Dog
Dog #2 (background, right) "The Ozzy Dog" polish dog, chili, nacho cheese, american cheese, diced tomato, guacamole, and grilled onions
Dog #3 (foreground) "The Planet Hollywood" polish dog, chili, nacho cheese, american cheese, grilled mushrooms, bacon, and jalapeƱos!

Megan and I finished 2 1/2 dogs together. They were pretty awesome, but I definitely felt the repercussions later on...Sorry Megan!


Friday, September 14, 2007

Popular Videos...

Recently I heard of this youtube video that was super popular with over a million hits in a week... Its called Chocolate Rain and I want to share it with you... This song was so popular that John Mayer jokingly covered it while on VH1's Best Week Ever. Check them both out...but **Warning** this song will take over your life!


Josh Griffin Blog Counter...

I decided to tally how many times my co-student JG would blog while we participated in our first OT seminary class...the count is at 6 right now and I know he has it in him to break a record of 7. I told him that blogs written to be released in the future do not count as blogs for the day... Lets do this Josh! Do work son, Do work. You can check him out here or on the Saddleback Church ETV blog


OT 1 Intensive Part 2

The day is about 2/3 complete and I have come to the conclusion that my attention span does not last for 8 be honest it doesn't even run 4 hours...Professor Yates lost my attention before lunch while talking about Pentateuch and I for sure thought that coming back from having a full belly would make me set for the rest of the day...Nope. Right now I cant wait for our last break to arrive so i can run and suck down an Iced coffee drink of some sort.


Old Testament 1 Intensive

Currently in my OT awesome...the beginning of 4 intensive classes...8 hours a day of learning about the Old Testament... here we come.

Things to look forward to:
1. Learning more about the OT
2. Learning sweet new tricks for my computer
3. Hanging with Josh G, BD, and Jimbo Baggins
4. Sitting in class for 8 hours with my horrendous cough.


Thursday, September 13, 2007

Carzzz II

If you saw my previous post labeled Carzzz you have a bit of history as to why I am posting random pictures of cars... well once again my truck went into the shop to have it detailed and this is what they gave me as my loaner car...not to shabby...It was fun to drive around for a bit.