SUPER BOWL PICKS, BASEBALL, AVATAR and OTHER RANDOMNESS

CANCELLED: Last night as I tucked Cooper into bed, he told me, “Dad, make sure you check the radio in the morning to see if we have school.” My comment to him was, “Don’t get your hopes up. We’re only supposed to get rain.” This morning Cooper got his wish… due to freezing rain, school’s out today. I think I’ll work a little and then spend the day watching movies and playing games with the boys.

SUPER BOWL PICK: Here’s a first. I actually like both teams playing in this year’s Super Bowl so whoever wins will be fine by me. I’d rather choose between teams I like than teams I dislike. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to have a Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia match up to choose from…. ugh. I’ll probably pull for the Saints since they’ve never won a Super Bowl before, but it’s hard to root against Peyton Manning. He’s just so like-able. What I’m really hoping for is just a really good football game. My pick is the Saints by a field goal.

BASEBALL: I’m already getting spring baseball fever. I’ve been recording Baseball Tonight on ESPN for the last two weeks and opening day for the Texas Rangers is about two months away. I can’t wait.
SPANISH CLASSES: I’m currently taking a Spanish class. I’d just like to say … it’s tough. I haven’t even perfected the English language yet.
AVATAR: Wow, what a great movie. After two and a half hours of watching, I was left thinking, “No, it can’t be over yet.” I have friends who saw it in 3D and said it was incredible, so I may have to see it again in 3D before it’s gone.
TULSA WORKSHOP: Somehow one of my classes at the Tulsa Workshop wound up being the same time as Patrick Mead’s class. Patrick is an amazing speaker, so I’m currently trying to come up with ideas on how to bribe a few people to come to my class. I’m thinking door prizes. :)
I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT IT: You can take my iPod, my phone and everything else, but there’s one thing I can’t live without. I’ve had it about a year and it’s the best thing invented since the washing machine. What is it? It’s THIS and it makes me happy. :)
I’d love to know …
  • Do you have a Super Bowl pick?
  • What’s your favorite gadget/appliance that you can’t live without?

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  1. e3 says:

    SB – I like both teams too, but I think Payton's going to do his magic and emasculate the Saint's defense in the second half.

    Baseball – I'm as excited as you are about the season starting. Reminded me that I need to update my MLB audio package. Since Cubs play so many day games, I get to listen at work.

    Classes – Not taking anything per se, but studying for my architectural licensing exam which is seven tests so I feel your pain. It's like climbing a mountain and I'm still at the bottom.

    Tulsa – Try Jon Acuff's method of giving out skittles. Seems to work for him. http://is.gd/7dWrY

    My newest "it" I can't live without is my iphone. I know it's petty, but it's so pretty and easy to use. Although, I've only had it a month and need a digital fast.

    Todd S
    Hernando MS

  2. Angie says:

    Avatar….simply awesome. We don't hit many movies at the theater, but when a friend of mine suggested it was a little too new agey for him, I thought,"This is MY movie."

    Can't live without? My wood burning stove. Oh so sweet on a day like today.

  3. Anonymous says:

    You know Trey we have a special on Rangers tickets for the april 10th game against the mariners. I know where you possibly can buy them for 10.00 a ticket, i think seating is in the bleacher section.
    Dina

  4. Tim Archer says:

    About Spanish: I learned little from Spanish at school and was driven to despair by trying to learn from a book/cassette combo. Then I went to Argentina and learned tonses (that's the plural of tons) in 2 months.

    My advice: get some basic concepts under your belt, then plan on learning a bunch when you get to Honduras. Warn your travel companions that you plan to be obnoxious about the language, refusing to speak in English unless ABSOLUTELY necessary. When possible, isolate yourself from anyone who knows English, go off with Spanish speakers and force yourself to learn.

    You can probably even find some Spanish speakers to help you in Childress. Learn to say, "I'm trying to learn Spanish. Please let me practice with you." If they're immigrants, you might even work out an exchange: one day you do all in Spanish, one day all in English (to help them).

    OK, I've over-commented. ยกBuena suerte!

    Grace and peace,
    Tim Archer

  5. Brian says:

    i am a big peyton/colts fan, but i would be okay if the saints won, as well.
    just a fun team, but I really think the Colts will pull away in the second half and win by 7-10.

    loved Avatar, but didn't do the 3D thing either,

    I will come hear you, that way, I can buy copies of Patrick Mead's audio to listen to over and over, and only have to listen to you once. :)

    you up for some fantasy baseball again?? I joined a keeper league, taking over a last place team and have enjoyed making trades to try and get young and better.

    enjoy your day off, we got an inch of snow, but schools, work, and life go on here in the NE

  6. Marc T says:

    Ok, in Honduras, nothing but spanish for you! You will lose a lot of weight because you won't understand when it is time to eat! As far as the workshop. Tell the crowd that you are going to give away a house. Of course, the house will be on a mountain in Honduras and it will be built to honor the person that "win's" it.

  7. nick gill says:

    Give Mike Tanaro a big hug from Nick Gill, Tex Cooper (from Lone Oak)'s grandson-in-law!

    And you might sneak around and change the signage — point Patrick's people to your class?

  8. Jim says:

    Funny,
    That coffee maker is the same one I bought for my wife for Christmas. She is SO happy with it! Therefore I am SO happy with it!

  9. Donna G says:

    Who Dat??? Go Saints!!
    (although like you I do enjoy watching PM)

    My Ipod touch and my Blackberry (we really do have that Blue Map in Alabama no ATT coverage for an Iphone)

  10. Donna G says:

    Oh…and I did not want to see Avatar, but the husband insisted. We saw it in 3D and I loved it!!!

  11. Stoogelover says:

    Saints … and a good game. I like both teams but would like to see the Saints do something they've never done. I grew up in Alabama and we were required to take four years of English in high school just in case we ever moved out of state.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Trey, I'm totaling asking in sincerity. In terms of Avatar, did the blue natives running around in loin clothes present any temptations? I really try to avoid movies with excessive cleavage or love scenes, etc. which leaves only a few, but I find it important to honor Jesus with my eyes and my heart. I promise you I am no legalist but I do protect myself and those I care about from the seeds of the world. Reviews I've read and even short previews I've seen make it seem unworkable for men who are trying to keep their hearts pure for Jesus. What's your take? Movies in general? Jesus said lust is adultery and it seems to me that many believers these days have no problems hanging out (literally) in swimsuits (wet underwear) and watching immodesty in movies and tv and such.

  13. jel says:

    well since none of my teams won, i doubt if we watch it,

    Trey you can keep that storm down there we don't want any of it!

    there's not a gadget, that i can't live without. but it does make it ruff on DH, when i don't have my pc, cause all my friends are in it! :)

  14. Coffee With Marty says:

    Oh yes, I love my Keurig!!!!

  15. David says:

    Keurig ROCKS! Sometime let's compare favorite flavors.
    Avatar: 3D IMAX!!!
    iPhone.

  16. TREY MORGAN says:

    Todd S – I'll check out Jon Acuff's idea. :)

    Dina – We're already in on that one.

    Tim – Thanks for the advice … Hadn't thought of a couple of those.

    Brian – Dirty rat :) But, I'll buy Meads stuff too.

    Marc – Not nice … I've about decided Lea will be my translator, because she's good.

  17. Anonymous says:

    So no comment Trey on Avatar from a modesty standpoint? I want to see it but it concerns me.

  18. TREY MORGAN says:

    Donna – I was the same way. Didn't want to see Avitar, but glad I did.

    Anonymous – I thought Avitar was great. I really didn't notice any of their features, clothing, etc. I did remember saying to Lea when it was over, "Wow, the blue people were ripped (muscular)." I totally agree about protecting your heart with the movies you watch, music we listen to and people we hang out with. There have been PG13 movies that Lea and I have walked out on because of the movie being too much for us to take. There have been other movies that we SHOULD have walked out on, but sadly didn't. Avitar was not one of those movies. I don't believe in cutting myself off from the world, but I also know I need to protect myself from the world. Jesus prayed that his disciples would be "in the world," but not "of the world." I did do a post about secular music and movies that might help. It's here.

    http://www.treymorgan.net/2008/09/social-christianity.html

    Hope it helps…

  19. TREY MORGAN says:

    David – as for K-cups … My favorite are the darks and bold flavors. Dark Magic by Green Mountain is my favorite by far. You?

  20. Anonymous says:

    Trey, thanks for the response. I aprreciate the input truly. But I read the other post. I have no time now to really respond but would love to at some point, not about movies per se but on the whole, "In the world, not of the world" idea and "becoming all things to all men." It is a crucial subject because there are a lot of casualties on the front line of any war and our INTERFACE with the world is a front line that should not be approached casually. The devil is playing for keeps. I believe in being offensive as opposed to defensive but what you describe in your post feels like fraternizing with the enemy. My son is in college and has NO IDEA who Miley Cyrus is. He's never seen her cleavage and doesn't know a single U2 song. But he is already making a large impact for Jesus on his campus because he walks in a real love for Jesus and not in some fundamental stiffness. Jesus really overflowing in a life is a MUCH MORE effective tool than knowing who the latest American Idol is.

  21. Anonymous says:

    The Colts have more championship experience.

    I could not live without our microwave oven.

    Go White Sox!!!

  22. Grumpy says:

    So funny, as I was reading this post my Keurig was spitting out a cup of Cafe Mocha. I feel the same as you about the S Bowl. If at all possiable I Josh, Major and I will be at the Rangers opening day game. Major mentions it to me every time I see him. He says, "Hey Grump, I can't wait for opening day can you?"

  23. Anonymous says:

    I will be adding more fan gear to my website Trey! Can I bribe you with some Texas rangers gear! lol

    ps. FANGEARLTD.COM
    BRANDON VOSS
    admin@fangearltd.com

  24. Katherine says:

    COLTS, baby!!!! I have been a huge Colts fan ever since Hunter "the punter" Smith (who is a church camp friend from way back!) began playing for them. Sadly, he is now with the Redskins, but I am still a massive Colts fan and will be pulling for them next week!

    I am ready for baseball season, too! :)

    My iTouch has been a life saver in China-translator, iPod (of course!), ability to bypass the Great Firewall of China and log on twitter & of course, has developed the new addiction of Words with Friends!! I love it and am so grateful for the help it brings here!!

    I told you…just develop an awesome Scottish/west Texas/Spanish accent and you will have it made! I might even come back all the way from China to hear that ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Tim is right…I took 2 years of Spanish, but didn't really "get" it until I actually lived in Mexico, was immersed in the language and culture and had a Spanish teacher helping me out. Pace yourself-you will get it! Try learning Chinese and Spanish will seem like a breeze! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I keep wanting to talk in Spanish here when I should be talking in Chinese! People who speak multiple languages do amaze me!

    Ok, adios amigo or Zai jian! :)

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