Friday, April 16, 2010

Had to go on and do it....

I've always wanted some Cornrows in my hair...if you dont know what they are click here. Like I was saying...I have always wanted them, but never had a reason, the time, or long enough hair for them. Well today everything aligned perfectly!

Reason: Dodgeball tourney tomorrow - click here - chick fila for a year is at stake! We won it last year, so now we gotta defend our title....don't believe me? here - gotta have some cornrows for the tourney!
Time: It's Friday....I'm a school teacher.....I got all the time in the world. Oh, and my wife's at work till late.
Hair: Its longer than it used to be. Because when I hear people yell "get a haircut sunshine"... I know they're serious.
So, I went to the only place I knew that braided hair:
Josette's Unisex Hair Salon

This place was the bomb (do people still say that?) This nice lady, from Haiti, looked at me like I was lost when I walked in, but gladly put my hair in some rows.

After an hour of feeling like someone was slowly twisting off my sideburns, I declare that this is the last thing my enemies will see tomorrow before they get hit in the face with a dodgeball:

On a side note, once my head goes numb I think I'll be ok. Otherwise, these badboys might be comin out pretty soon!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Where was all this when I was ten?

So, I was doing my daily surf on the net-highway and came across some pretty cool things kids can do nowadays. But, first let me reminisce for a bit. Back when I was in elementary school we didn't have the luxury of playing on the Xbox 360 alongside Sven, while he played simultaneously in Denmark. Instead, we played war in the woods with tennis balls for grenades and sticks with pokey edges for swords. Needless to say, this eventually led to me falling out of a 35 foot tree and having to wear a helmet for close to a year (squishy scalp is what the doc said)....Let's just say my game with the ladies was a little off that year......But ya know being called "helmet-head" wasn't too bad on the self-esteem. Gah, where was Dr. Phil when I truly needed him? I can distinctly remember some third-grader coming up to me at recess and saying "why you got a bike helmet on your head?" .....the nerve, right? I was fragile. Anyways, here are some cool things I found that kiddos can do these days (don't try at home.....unless someone's videotaping)

Friday, April 9, 2010

The new Justin Beiber?....

This is a dude.....a Taiwanese dude with an interesting haircut....but he can sang!

oh, and this is not my YouTube I'm not calling him "fat" in the title. Personally, I think he's fit.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Gettin my Blog on....

Okay, I know it's been awhile since I have last posted. Call it writer's block, call it a priority adjustment, chalk it up to procrastination, blame it on our new baby....jk, no new baby. Say whatever you wish to say, but I am officially back. I promise (will try my hardest, but not promising anything) to update my blog on a regular basis.

It was hard to decide on what my first blog of the new year should be about....the Braves? Too early. Lady GaGa? Too scary. My marraige? Too mushy. How about random pictures and events from the past? Perfect.

I have been rummaging through various trunks and boxes and briefcases the past few days because we are having a joint garage sale with my parents ( official plug of the event). In these priceless boxes of assorted memories I stumbled upon several eye-opening artifacts:



WAIT! It gets better....inside the agenda I found this....

It reads: "Matt pulled Jason's pants down while we were outside today! He was given a strike!"

Seriously? A strike....c'mon, for that? Everybody pulls everybodys pants down in front of the entire 6th grade while outside at recess. Geeeeez Mrs. Mika! On a side note, my mom was not happy about signing that one....

ITEM # 2

Creepy picture I had to draw for ART class. Well, lemme take that back.....I had to draw a picture for ART class....I took it upon myself to make it creepy.

ITEM # 3

My STAR student award from Kindergarten. All of my classmates commented about our deep and meaningful friendship on the actual award....i'll post some comments below

comment from Charlie: "I like what he is doing in the picture." - thanks Charlie,..back atcha buddy!

comment from Jeremy: "I am sorry he got hit by a car." - how thoughtful Jeremy...I am sorry you got chicken pox when you were 3. I am also sorry you bonked your head on the fireplace that one time.
comment from Andrew F: "I like his basket." - how dare you, Andrew!

comment from Brandon H: "He has pretty eyes." - c'mon buddy....seriously? I'm squinting anyways.

Blogged out - Matt

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Big 60 Pops....I Love You!

This is my Dad...Richard Salter Medlin the III. Not being at all biased, he is the best dad in the entire world. I want to dedicate this blog post to my pops, not only because he is turning 60 years old on Thanksgiving this year, but it's about time I give credit where credit is due.

If you ask anyone that has seen him recently they will probably tell you one of two things, "yeah,..I saw your dad at a Yard Sale this weekend" or the other option, "hey...I saw your dad walkin in the neighborhood." Needless to say, my dad loves to go to Yard Sales and he loves to walk where ever he goes. I am sure, pending my moms approval, he would walk to the grocery store, to the doctors office, and out to eat on Friday nights. However, he needs his truck to carry all the junk he buys at garage sales.....go figure!

Did I mention that I love my dad? I think I did.....anyways, let me tell you why:

1. He still greets me with a hug when I walk in their front door....then adds, "will you crack my back while you're there?"

2. He tries his best to come to all my sporting events and tells me how proud of me he matter how many interceptions I threw.

3. He goes out of his way to help whoever needs it....especially me! Thanks for the light fixtures, the gutters, the air filters, the furniture, the truck, and the new floors.

4. He takes great care of my Grandaddy, who sometimes doesnt remember the next day what my dad did for him. He will never stop loving his family!

5. I know he provides my mom with whatever she needs, and still manages to make her very happy, even though her baby boys are married and out of the house.....what vacation are ya'll going on next?

6. When I got into some problems he stood by me the whole time....going on 3 years poker-free dad!

7. He has taught me so many valuable principals that I hold dearly, especially now that I am a husband. "never spend more money than you make"...right, dad?

8. When he comes to visit me at my house...he also makes sure he visits my elderly neighbors that he has known for many years. I don't think he has met a stranger yet!

9. I see the way he loves my twin brother and their, I know he feels the same way about me and my family.

10. I know he loves me because he tells me he does....from the moment I walk in the door to the moment I leave..... I know that I am loved! I love you too Dad!


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

yes mom, I am getting my Master's

Finally,....I started my Master's degree about a month ago! Hence the reason why I haven't been keeping up with my Blog like I should be....and for that, I apologize! Well, like I said I am about a month into my program and it is slowly kicking me in the tail. My degree will ultimately be in Elementary Education with a specialization in Reading and Literacy. I definitely recommend this program to anyone is all online and very manageable. If you have a very tight schedule it is very do-able! I plan to graduate in 5 semesters....2 classes each semester....then on to my Specialist degree....Phew!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Two down...

Finished my second book yesterday.....its called "The Treasure Principle," by Randy Alcorn. I'm still not completely sold on the whole "reading" thing, but I have enjoyed the past couple books I have read. Well, the only two books I have read.....sad, I know.
My wife and I have been praying about the tithing and giving aspect of our marriage. We both believe wholeheartedly that God calls us to give and we want to give, but how much has always been the question. The book opened my eyes and my heart to the concept of giving....storing up Treasures in Heaven, not here on earth. I recommend this book to anyone who is confused about giving to the church, tithing, offerings, etc. Not that we have this thing mastered by reading man's word...we don't......the Holy Bible contains all the blueprints you will ever need. However, the contents of this book gave me insight and counsel in an area I so desperately needed.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Ya Better Believe It....

Check out this by Blair Wingo.....lengthy, but stick with's a good one......

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cover to Cover

I can proudly say that I was able to finish my first real book yesterday. I probably hold the record for starting a book, but fizzling about halfway through. My small group that I belong to keep each other accountable with spending time with the Lord each and every day. So, I decided that this would be the best time to read an actual book. After some advice, I chose the book "from Forgiven to Forgiving." by Jay Adams. This book has helped me understand the concept of biblical forgiveness from beginning to end. It also stirred up things in my relationships that have gone wrong, grudges that I was holding, and many others. However, I believe that the biggest breakthrough that was achieved after reading this book had to do with my wife and I. In the past we would sometimes handle a problem with a simple, "I'm sorry." This is all well and good, but it is totally different than saying, "I'm sorry, I sinned against God and you; will you forgive me?" Just by saying "I'm sorry," only accomplishes one one person feels. That is about as far as it goes.....nothing is asked of the other commitment is made....the matter is not resolved....and the one who was wronged is not required to put the matter to rest. Wow, this was eye-opening to me. Long story short, my wife and I took a vow and promised to never apologize to each other ever again. We will always attempt to seek forgiveness because it forces us to make a commitment with each other. Just by saying "I'm sorry," is an easy way out....God requires more! For what it is worth I wholeheartedly endorse this book. I have two copies if you would like to borrow one...just lemme know, or you can get a used copy really cheap off of amazon. Click Here to buy!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hit em with the Okee Doke

Check out these glorious fakes......

Buffalo Bills fake em!

MegaWoosh...german commercial