1. I use Google Reader-- it is great. Here are my shared items.
2. My body is going to fall apart soon, thanks to my company and Natalie's company-- well, maybe it's not their fault, per se, but who wants to admit they are aging? Here's the scoop:
My company recently moved into a new office. We got a whole bunch of furniture-- cubical style, so we had to build it all. Well, we ended up with some extra pieces and had to carry them back down the stairs (since our slumlord landlords never put in an elevator). So, here I am, carrying down this cubical wall, and I land funny on one of my legs. It didn't seem like a huge deal at the time, but ever since this happened, my knee has been popping almost constantly. Walk down steps? Pop, pop, pop, pop pop poppoppoppop (since I go faster the closer to the bottom I am). No pain, just pops. According to my expert self-diagnosis, I have a slightly torn ACL. I don't know if I buy that, but that's what WebMD says.
Natalie's company hosts an annual health screening where they take your weight, blood pressure, run blood tests, etc. Natalie convinced me to participate, and it wasn't so bad. Until I got the results!
BMI: 26.2 (overweight)
Systolic blood pressure: 135 (high)
Triglycerides: 191 (high!)
HDL cholesterol: 39 (low! bad!)
LDL cholesterol: 112 (high! bad!)
THS (Thyroid): 5.189 (high! bad!)
Red blood cell, hemoglobin (binds oxygen to red blood cells): both high.
So, apparently I'm going to die in a few days. I'm going to see the doctor tomorrow about the results and about my knee. :)
3. I am learning a lot about God's sovereignty and contentment-- and also reading some Dave Ramsey to Natalie out loud since she doesn't like him, but it's good for her. :) The house we were looking at fell through since the buyers didn't want to sell at our amazing lowball offer. We will likely sign a 4-month lease with our apartment complex and see how things go. From what I hear, interest rates are likely to fall more in the next few months so that puts us in good shape!
4. Natalie and I are a little bit internet famous because of our Save the Date (thanks, Justin!)... mailing? Here it is, in case you didn't go to our wedding:
So, there have been several blogs that just looooove us. Here, here, annnnd here. Anyway, some nice things were said on these things, so it's kind of fun to see give some inspiration for wedding ideas for people. Now pay up!!!