Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Memorial Weekend in the Sun

Me and my boys: Red Einstein and Sleepy
A cute foot, a nasty hairy leg (not mine), a hot mom, and the cute foot's face
"Hey Lace, remember when it was just the two of us and we'd come down here alone?"
"Hey Josh, remember when you used to care what you looked like and didn't wear wetsuits all the time?
"Mom, I found Wilson... I mean Franklin..."
I'm the pansey who hurt my hand in WATER.

*all pictures courtesy of nick benoit, who's camera is muchos grander than mine.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The Week Accoring to Lacy

The pics of the week are now featured with full comentary at ( no longer exists)

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Jackson Blake Garlow

Born 3am.May18.2006
Weight: 6.5lbs
Length: 19.25in

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Josh Garlow Podcast Series 1

The world of podcasting is upon us and it's not pretty. I have yet to hear or see one that's not completely awkward.

That is until now. I'm proud to introduce to the world...
"The Josh Garlow Video Podcast Series"
This is the best in content, uses the most advanced of technologies, and the farthest reaching in an effort to change lives.


Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Zoo and a Game

We've been trying to spend some family time together. I'm not great at it. I love it when I get the chance, but getting the chance is often the problem. Yesterday, Lacy and I were sat and tried to decide what we would do with the day (my day off). We could have worked on the yard or finished up some painting around the house, but we didn't. We decided that the best thing we could do with our day was to take Luke to the Zoo. So we went down for a couple of hours of uninterupted, cell phone free family time. It was well worth our efforts. Luke loves it. Lacy and I are intrigued by so many things there, and for family, nothing's better.

Tonight, we hit the Padres game. All was well until luke decided to throw his sippy cup over the balcony (we were in front row of the upper deck). Fortunately, no one was hurt and we weren't ejected from the game. A couple of innings later, we peeked over the wall and saw a kid holding Luke's cup in his glove as if he had caught a foul... cup? Hilarious!

Friday, May 05, 2006

When I Grow Up...

If you had told me 4 years ago that I would be where I am today, I would have laughed at you and said "That's impossible." The world as I knew it didn't allow for such a scenario to exist. That being said, if you had explained to me what this place ACTUALLY looks like, I would have said that's even more impossible.

I used to think that the further you get in life, the easier it is. I thought that experience was the cure-all for everything. I thought that once you were established, you could go by your own rules and everyone else would have to follow or bug off.

To some degree I was right. I can do more, say more, and decide more than ever before. My vote is more valuable.

Here's where I was wrong: No matter how far you go, you can only go there with the help of other people. PEOPLE MATTER. it makes no difference how good I am or how much I know (which isn't very good, and not very much) if I don't take into consideration other people. People I work with, people I serve, and people I live with.

Here's the cool thing. On this journey, I've really learned to love people. It's been easy to care about feelings because I care about the person who has the feelings. I'm not sure what's come over me. For those who know me well know that I'm not a loving person by nature. Correction: I WASN"T a loving person by nature. I am becoming one.

"When I grow up" used to have a different ending.
I'm not the first baseman for the Oakland A's.
I'm not a business man.
I'm not without chest hair.

I am a becoming a loving person who cares about people.
This is not easy.
It takes more energy.
It makes my job harder.
Being a jerk used to be so easy :)

Go love somebody.