_to write darkness

A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell. _c.s. lewis

Posts Tagged ‘europe’

demarcus beasley.

Posted by abramjanson on February 23, 2009

DeMarcus Beasley is a member of the United States mens national soccer team.  He currently plays professionally for the Rangers F.C. in Glasgow, Scottland.  He has appeared 83 times in international play.  He has played for clubs such as the Chicago Fire, PSV Eindhoven, Manchester City, and now currently the Rangers.


And last night… I played with/against him.  Yes. That’s right. I played against DeMarcus Beasley.  He schooled me, made me look like an idiot, put the ball through my legs many times, taught me a few lessons… however… I had one moment of brilliance.  Kunze found me on a hard cut through the box… I snuck one home into the back of the net with a brilliant one time finish… and yes… Beasley was marking me. 🙂  No joke… Regardless… It was so fun.  He is really cool and super nice.  He sounds like Chris Rock when he talks.  He is flying back to Scotland tomorrow… and then to England a few days later… rough life you know?  

oh… and he drives an Aston Martin Vantage which was sitting in the parking lot. 


Made my week.

traveling mercies.


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wooden vespa.

Posted by abramjanson on February 13, 2009

“Woody!” And I get punched yet another time on a mutli-hour trip across country… and even the 5 minute midnight spurts into Steak and Shake was likely to have a bit more excitement with the games of old… Or so that used to be the game of choice while trapped in  a car. Complete with the “Slug Bug,”Banana,” “Tweeter” and “Stag.”  These were the days of my youth. And they were good days. They were great days. No cares. No worries. There never was anything quite better than spotting that shiny wood panelling a few hundred feet away and delivering a crushing blow to the thigh of the unsuspecting passenger next to you.  What accomplishment. Victorious. Where have these days gone?  To this question I fail to have the answer… However… if anybody is interested in bringing the days of old back from the dead, be on the look out for one of these peaches in a city near you. Well… actually you will probably have to travel to Europe to lay your eyes on one… But how utterly sweet.  Yes… I know what you are thinking… This is the ultimate “Woody to end all woodys!” (The pun is not intended… but could be amusing… if you are 5)

Traveling Mercies friends.



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