'watching clifford, the big red dog' photo (c) 2005, evan p. cordes - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The media-savvy among you will notice that the subtitle of today’s post is taken from Jerry Maguire’s job-ending manifesto in that eponymous film.

But don’t worry: I’m not free-fallin’. 😉

What I am interested in are the catchphrases that have entered our cultural lexicon; such as:

“Show me the money!” I think Cuba Gooding, jr. won his Academy Award based solely upon his delivery of this line. (Plus there some talk of air-drying and shoplifting as well).


“You had me at hello.” Who can forget Renee Zellweger (as Dorothy Boyd-Maguire) delivering this line. Aww! (Shoot me now).

Anyway, this post isn’t about Jerry Maguire, but about those things that have–because I’m a parent–entered my cultural lexicon.

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Alright. I need to get this off my chest. It’s been seething inside of me since I read it (in one sitting!).

I “hate” Bryan Allain’s new eBook, 31 Days to Finding Your Blogging Mojo.

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Proverbs 26:11 (ESV) says, “Like a dog that returns to his vomit is a fool who repeats his folly.”

If an addict can be likened to the fool in the above verse, then the “folly” is his addiction. He knows it’s bad, the stench wafting from it makes him gag, yet he can’t help himself.

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This past Saturday, after service, the conversation with friends drifted away from the sermon, and meandered its way to ice cream.

And not just any ice cream: Ben & Jerry’s. They of the: Cherry Garcia, Phish Food, Chunky Monkey. And of their newest limited edition flavor:

Schweddy Balls.

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Just a few short days ago, I was boogie boarding off the Southern California coast with my son, getting pounded by the surging surf.

Now I’m back here, awash in a sea of cubicles.

'Cubicle Panorama' photo (c) 2005, Kyle and Kelly Adams - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

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