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Friday, May 28, 2010

It was a nice day to toss a cover

Our SWIFT adventure is over and we made it back one day early, in time for me to attend the 2010 Graduation Ceremony at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium. I ran into Kyle and Jen Sponaugle, who led me over to Cam, Mary, and Barrett Collier, and ended up spending the entire ceremony with them. It was a good mixture of inspiration, poignancy, and politics (the Vice President gave the commencement address), and the students didn't disappoint when at the end they shouted "I do" to their oath of office and tossed their caps in the air at the 3rd 'hurray'. Here are a few photos:

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Crusade at the Academy - last Cru of Spring 2010

Today was the last Cru meeting at the Academy. Jason and Lexi shared stories and testimonies from their summers, and the graduating seniors were honored and "commissioned" in prayer. Here are a few photos and a video of "Glory to God".

Quick video clip of "Glory to God".

Monday, May 03, 2010

Summer a little too early

Yesterday and today have provided an early preview of summer in Annapolis: temperatures in the low 80s, dew point temperatures around 70. While I greatly enjoyed summer 2009, I'll be glad for summer 2010 to hold off a little while longer before sweltering us with these high dew point temperatures.

Fortunately it looks as if a wind shift is on its way, with the dew point in Baltimore and points to our NW 10+F lower than in Annapolis. Bring on the (slightly) cooler weather, please!

KNAK 031954Z AUTO VRB05KT 10SM CLR 26/20 A2977 RMK AO2 SLP083 T02610200 TSNO
KBWI 031954Z 29010G15KT 10SM SCT034TCU SCT090 BKN170 BKN250 24/16 A2977 RMK AO2 SLP078 TCU OHD T02440161

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Would you like a little salt with that yogurt?

So last night I offered my roommate Rene some of the pork & mushroom I made a few days ago. He graciously accepted and prepared a heaping portion. I cooked it without adding much salt, so while Rene was grabbing a yogurt from the fridge (as an aside, that made for an interesting dinner: pork chops with cream of mushroom soup and yogurt), I suggested that the last few times I'd eaten it, I needed to add salt. I turned around only to catch Rene about to dump salt into his yogurt! Laughing at our miscommunication, I grabbed the salt container (we don't have a shaker, just use the big cylinder) and told him that I wasn't referring to yogurt but to the pork. He looked at me curiously and said that he thought I was weird to eat my yogurt with salt.

So goes this cross-cultural life I'm living!

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