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I know. I know. I’m supposed to “hate” another blogger today, right? “Hate” them in such way that highlights their work.

But you know what?

I’m too tired. Because of sleep apnea.

And not in an ironic, this is something cool, I really love it kind of way.

I hate it!

Really.

And I (really) hate that–that I’m feeling tired and uninspired. It’s gone on a long time now–too long–but I’ve got to see my wife through some stuff before I can take care of me.
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'Love Letters | Schipul Love Fest 2011 ' photo (c) 2000, Schipulites - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Dear Lisa,

When we married nearly twenty-one years ago, little did we know…

The twists and turns that life would take to bring us to this place: the loss of a job just three months into our marriage, working two, and three, jobs to get by.
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One Hand On Her Shoulder

randomlychad  —  September 19, 2011 — 6 Comments
'Prayer' photo (c) 2010, Chris Yarzab - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

In my room, one hand on her shoulder, trying to keep the spasming pain at bay. She is on the phone, trying to get an appointment with an orthopedist.

Like a lot of ladies, she’s toughed through the pain–until now. Something “clicked” during the night, and that was that.

I’ve seen her in pain–but not like this. In addition, I’m fighting a sinus infection. It’s a war of attrition, and I’m being worn down.

So, if you are you the praying kind, please lift Lisa up to the Father today.

Thanks so much, and God bless you!

How can I pray for you?

'2-12b-ponder' photo (c) 2009, Waifer X - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Hi! I know you came here for humorous send-up in tribute to a fellow blogger. Believe me: there are plenty of folks out there to “hate.” (And their time is indeed coming).

That said, today I’d like to get some things off my chest. What I mean is: today I’ll be sharing some things I really hate. For reals–no joke. These are things that piss me off.

(Forgive me if I sound curmudgeonly, but I’m entitled; I’m 42). 😉

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So, this past weekend, Jon Acuff hosted his first ever Quitter Conference (based on his book of the same name). Aside from having a serious case of “Quitter envy,” my weekend was a pretty good one. In fact, I drowned said envy (wherein I compare my beginning to some more successful soul’s middle) the watching of films.

'Steve Carrell, Get Smart' photo (c) 2007, TV Squad Julia - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

On Friday evening, my wife and I had our first date night in sometime, and saw the new Steve Carrell movie, Crazy, Stupid, Love. From the trailers, it appeared to be “yet another romantic comedy,” of which men, if you’re married (or soon to be married), you are contractually obligated to see a certain number of. (This number to be determined by your spouse/significant other).

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