Quiver Full

April 30, 2007
The good Lord has seen fit to bless me with two children. 7 years and 51 weeks apart. Why did Tim and I think that an 8 year difference would be good? Even more, why did God think it would be funny to have them a week apart?

Baby Blues: Updated Bball Skillz

April 29, 2007

Baby Blues: Updated Bball Skillz

Check out my future WNBA star.
Baby Blues: Updated Bball Skillz

Updated Bball Skillz

She can talk, walk, and dribble all at the same time. And uphill too!
Joy's Basketball Skills

Yahoo! Music

April 27, 2007
Yahoo! Music

I gotta remember to come back. I wanted to watch the TobyMac video and listen to the awesome music of course

Photo Friday: Relaxation

This is the first link that came to mind for this Photo Friday. I wish I had time to take another shot, but hey, when inspiration hits and you have photogenic kids ...
Baby Blues: Sun goddess in training
April 26, 2007
Note to self:
Zoloft on an empty stomach is a VERY BAD idea

I caved

I've been off Zoloft for almost a month but woke up and started a small anxiety attack took my regular dose. The last thing i need is an anxiety attack at work.

Jam Session

April 25, 2007
Jam session taken 4/20

Vote for Blake!!

Funky white boy that he is :) I'm torn between Melinda and Jordan, but I have liked Blake from the beginning

Jam session

Jam session taken 4/20

What did the freshly laid egg say to the boiling water?.... may take me awhile to get hard, i just got laid! LOL HAPPY EASTER!

extra extra! Read all about it

- - Are you available? Depends on what you mean
- - What is your age? old enough to be legal. I'm a bi-centennial baby, do the math.
- - What annoys you? Repeating myself more than 3 times

- - Do you know anyone named Billy?: I know two!
- - When is your birthday?: August 15th
- - Who is your best friend?: Siv tops the list, then Graham, Jinkies, and Travis. Starting to get a few good girl friends, but the above can practically read my mind

- - What's your favorite candy?: CHOCOLATE (as if you didn't know that)
- - Who's your crush?: I'm married
- - When was the last time u cried?: on Saturday, twice.

- - Do you day dream?: sometimes,then i stop
- - What's your favorite kind of dog?: Husky, but Zoe is fast becoming my fave. She's a Jack Russell mix.
- - What day of the week is it? Tuesday

- - How do you like your eggs?: scrambled, quiche, omeletted, and hard-boiled
- - Have you ever been in the emergency room?: yes, read about it here
- - What's the easiest thing ever to do?: sleep, read

- - Have you ever flown in a plane?: Yuppers
- - Do you use fly swatters?: yuppers
- - Have you ever used a foghorn? no....

- - Do you chew gum?: yes, i like the hot stuff, like Big Red and Altoids (now)
- - Are you a giver or a taker?: Depends

- - How are you?: Do you really want to know?
- - What's your height?: 5'8" to 5'9" after a chiropractor visit
- - What color is your hair?: Winter - Dark Brown, Summer - Auburn

- - What's your favorite ice cream?: Mint Chocolate Chip

- - What's your favorite jelly bean?: Easter ones, Skittle Jelly Beans are good
- - Have you ever heard a really hilarious joke?: Yes, but of course I can’t recall it at the moment
- - Do you wear jewelry?: ALWAYS a watch, usually earrings, sometimes a necklace and bracelet

- - Who do you want to kill?: not kill, but maim
- - Do you want kids: I have two, I wouldn’t mind more (Shh! Don’t tell my hubby)
- - Where did you go to kindergarten?: Seibert Elementary in Bakersfield

- - Are you laid back: I am so go with the flow – it actually makes life difficult
- - Do you lie?: I prevaricate

- - What was your favorite movie when you were little?: The Princess Bride. Still is.
- - Made in: Hollywood. Is that what it's asking? << yeah, what Jen said.
- - What makes you mad?: Lack of common sense, repeating myself, and other people losing their tempers instead of trying to find a solution to the problem. Just take a deep breath and step away.

- - Do you have a nickname? : NANNER! (don’t ask)
- - What's your favorite number?: 7
- - Do you prefer night over day?: I’m a night owl, but give me a sunny day ANYTIME

- - What's your one wish?: Wishing goes along with daydreaming
- - Are you an only child?: Nope, oldest of four
- - Obsession?: SPIDER-MAN currently. Check out my myspace

- - What are you most paranoid about?: being homeless
- - Pickles: what about them? LOVE ‘em. Who remembers pickles and peppermint sticks? (yeah, it’s a ghetto thang)
- - Do you like the President?: umm, plead the 5th.

- - Are you quick to judge people?: I try not to be
- - What is one of your Quirks?: I talk to too much
- - Why are you answering these questions? Cuz I am bored at work and have availability. That means the phones are not ringing off the hook and we have enough people to talk about Harvey the Rabbit on TV Highway.

- - Do you think you're always right?: 99.5% of the time. Just prove me wrong :)
- - You watch reality tv?: I want to watch people humiliate themselves why?
- - What's a good reason to cry?: Because you see something truly moving that touches your heart. You can cry for joy or sadness, or frustration. Just let it out. It’s good for you.

- - Do you prefer sun or rain: SUN!!!!!
- - Do you like snow?: yes, on a sunny day :)
- - What's your favorite season?: Summer

- - What time is it?: 4:20 – no, really, it is.
- - What time did you wake up?: the first time (4:30AM)? Or the last time I pressed snooze (5 AM)
- - When was the last time you slept in a tent?: um … Family Camp 2001. I think. Have I been camping since then?

- - Can you ride a unicycle?: no, only when I read the Berenstain Bears- - Do you wear Underwear?: always

- - What’s the worst veggie?: Brussel sprouts
- - Best Vacation?: San Diego, baby

- - What's your worst habit?: talking out of turn
- -Who do you live with?: Tim, Joy, Josh, Boots, Tigerlily, Zoë, Blue, and Bingo (hubby, kids, cats, dog, fish)
- -Where did you get this from?: Jen’s MySpace

- - Have you ever had an x-ray?: yup
- -Have you ever played the xylophone?: Just the toy kind. Hasn’t everybody?

- - Do you like the color yellow?: Yes
- - What year were you born in?: 1976
- - What do you like to yell in the hallway?: I prefer to scream outside. But “Hey You!” will suffice for this.

- - Do you believe in the zodiac?: Chinese Zodiac has me pegged.
- - What's your sign?: Fire Dragon

Holy cow that's hot!!

April 24, 2007

my initial response to Altoids Cinnamon gum

FINALLY we have availablity at work

Weight Loss

you know what sucks? Since stopping my Zoloft I am sleeping a little better, but in 3 weeks I have gained about 15 pounds. I may just have to buy a scale and put some effort into losing weight. Used to be that I just thought about losing weight and it would happen. Or I could go back on the Zoloft, but then I wouldn't sleep well. Catch-22.

And yes, I can already hear it from some of you. But I feel best at 135-145 and I am almost 25 pounds over 145. Talk about junk in the trunk!

Back to work.

It's her Special Day

April 23, 2007

Left, Left, Left. Right, Left
I don’t know but I’ve been told
This Port Kid is getting old
It is a very special day
And this is what we like to say:
Ha-ppy Birth-day
Ha-appy Birth-Day
Happy Birth-DAY!

New Feature

April 21, 2007
Ok, some of you know that I have unlimited text, and if you didn't, now you do. If you have to get a hold of me (because we know how good I am about replying to email), check out the sidebar. Or if you have my cell number, you can also text me for free from txtdrop.com or Callwave And for those of you with Macs, there's even a desktop widget.

I've Learned How to Survive


I can't wait! I think I have a thing for geeky guys :)
By Robert Masello
Published: April 8, 2007

When you’re tracking down Spider-Man—a.k.a. Tobey Maguire—you expect a little intrigue. In his office just above Sunset Boulevard, Maguire has no sign on the door—only an intercom button. Press it, and you are buzzed into the hushed lair of the 31-year-old actor who has laid claim to what is arguably the richest superhero role in Hollywood history.

Just don’t expect a superhero entrance.

“Hi,” he says, shuffling into the conference room with an armful of cobalt-blue water bottles. “ Want one of these?” (In Hollywood, the offering of bottled water is a ritual akin to passing the Native American peace pipe.) In person, Maguire is slight—maybe 5 feet 8 or so—and with his thick mop of neat brown hair, he will probably always remind you of a kid who has just been to the barbershop. The white sweatshirt, jeans and sneakers do nothing to offset that impression. But talking to him does.

Just back from a photo shoot—where he was, of course, shrouded in cobwebs—he is wryly amused and accepting of his fate. “Yeah, I do get a lot of spidery stuff in my life,” he admits in his very distinctive voice—high and scratchy, like an old record. The conference room, adorned with Spider-Man snow globes, lunch pails and cereal boxes, makes the point. “It’s probably going to get insane again now,” he says, laughing about the imminent May 4 opening of Spider-Man 3.

Not that Maguire, who reportedly earned about $17 million for this latest installment, is complaining. He has worn the spandex well. And barring the occasional bump in the road—a testy contract renegotiation before undertaking Spider-Man 2—he has taken his lumps as Peter Parker, the high school nerd who contracts miraculous powers from the bite of a bioengineered spider, with consummate grace. Despite all the acrobatics, he says, “Probably the hardest thing I’v e had to do as Spider-Man was kiss Kirsten Dunst.” Come again? Maguire laughs and hurries to explain himself:

“When we shot that scene where we kissed in the alleyway and I was hanging upside down, it was really late at night, it was raining, and the whole time I had rainwater running up my nose. Then, when Kirsten rolled back the wet mask, she cut off the air completely.” (OK, I get it, but I’m not shedding any tears for him.)

Still, life for Maguire hasn’t all been kissing Kirsten Dunst. When he was born in Santa Monica, Calif., his mother was only 18 and his father, a cook, was 20. By the time Tobey was 3, they’d separated for good. As a result, Tobey bounced around from one relative’s home to another throughout his childhood, from Southern California to Oregon to Washington.

“They were just babies,” he says of his young parents, “doing whatever the heck they thought they should be doing.” Maguire says it with great compassion, the way a dad might explain away his own kids’ misbehavior. “But I always felt that there were people in my life who cared about me—that I was special to them. It’s very complicated. But the truth of the matter is, I realized at a young age that I was responsible for myself. My feelings of love or security or happiness—they were all in my own hands. I had plenty of difficult emotional and scary times as a kid, but I don’t dwell on it.” And then he adds with great conviction, “I am not a victim.”

Indeed, Maguire gives off a surprisingly businesslike, though always affable, vibe: Despite all the roles he has played as lost and forlorn young men in everything from The Ice Storm and Wonder Boys to The Cider House Rules, he comes across in person as thoughtful, deliberate and downright driven. “If there’s one thing I know,” he says, “it’s that I don’t want to play any more wide-eyed high school kids who are awkward with girls!

“Growing up the way I did, I had a very serious ambition to make some money, to have some security and comfort in my life,” he adds.

And $100 was all it took to set him on his way. When he was 11, Tobey was planning to enroll in a cooking class at school. Instead, his mother, who’d had some showbiz dreams of her own, offered him $100 to try acting classes. “It was the best money she ever spent,” he says. Soon Tobey started auditioning for everything from TV sitcoms to movies, and he began landing parts pretty much from the get-go.

“When I first started being successful at this, financially speaking, I was very conservative with my money. That was definitely a product of where I came from. You know those Lotto winners who win big and then blow through all the money? That would never happen to me. I just never wanted to put myself in the position where my spending was so huge that I had to keep making movie after movie. My mentality about that has changed a bit,” he concedes, now that he’s a bona fide superstar.

Besides, Maguire now has a family to plan for. He’s engaged to Jennifer Meyer, an L.A. jewelry designer who also happens to be the daughter of Ron Meyer, the president of Universal Studios, and together they have a 5-month-old daughter, Ruby. “L.A. is my home, and I have a lot of friends here,” Maguire says, “but I’m at that stage where I have to start thinking about where I want Ruby to grow up and go to school. And even though L.A. is pretty laid-back, maybe it would be a good idea to try a different, less ambitious kind of atmosphere.”

For a guy who dropped out of school after 10th grade, Maguire exudes a sophistication and maturity far beyond his years and his looks. Whatever he takes on, he takes on for real. An ardent vegetarian for 14 years, he even has forsworn a leather interior in his new car (“I ordered it with canvas”) and also is starting to wear shoes “made from hemp and things like that.”

Not to make too much of it, but it’s worth noting that the name of his most famous character is Spider-Man, not Spider-Boy. Those pale-blue eyes look like they’ve seen a lot, and when he says, “I feel like you could drop me anywhere in the world, anonymously, and I’d figure out how to survive,” you believe him. “If you stripped away everything I’ve got—the money, the fame, the possessions, everything—I know that I’d find a way to get along,” Maguire declares in a confident but not boastful way, “because, basically, that’s what I’ve had to do all my life.”

Good things come out of MySpace

happy happy joy joy!!!!

Another good Friday. I finally get home and check my email for the first time all week and see a name I thought I would NEVER see again though I have been searching off and on for years.

Have you ever had a good friend, and then life gets in the way, and you lose touch, and wonder "What ever happened to ...?" and then you get an email (OK, MySpace message) ... and wow! it's not spam! It's THAT person and everything starts to get right with the world again. Especially when you find out that person has been missing you, too.

Good friends are INCREDIBLY hard to find and harder to keep. Don't lose 'em, and if you do, keep looking for them till you find them. So glad to have this person back in my life.

Baby Blues : On Turning 5

April 19, 2007
Annette Sargent has sent you a link to a blog:

From Baby Blues

Blog: Baby Blues
Post: On Turning 5
Link: http://joy.sargentcentral.net/2007/04/on-turning-5.html

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BBC NEWS | UK | Wales | Fossilised trees mystery solved

Their timing is off, but otherwise a very cool story (yeah, in my old age I am becoming a young earth proponent)
BBC NEWS | UK | Wales | Fossilised trees mystery solved: "A Cardiff fossil expert has identified a pair of 385-million-year-old trees, thought to be among the world's oldest.

American researchers found fossilised remains in New York state two years ago, but their identity was unknown.

They called in Dr Christopher Berry from Cardiff University, who confirmed the remains are from the Genus Wattieza, a fern-like plant which formed earth's first known forests.

Dr Berry described the discovery as a 'spectacular' find.

The upright stumps of fossilised trees were first uncovered after a flash flood in Gilboa, New York, more than a century ago.

But until two further fossils were found two years ago, which had fallen sideways with their trunk, branches, twigs and crown still intact, no-one knew what the entire trees looked like."

On Turning 5

April 18, 2007
This morning our daughter's daycare provider told me that she had gone up to them and said "Jerry and Kathy, my birthday party is Sunday, but I won't be here. So you can ship my present to me."

As I've often told my wife, our daughter is too smart for our own good :)

On the way to daycare this morning, I told Joy that her brother had just turned 5 (the age she turns on Sunday) when I met him. Her response?

"That means mommy was a single parent..."

"Yes, mommy was a single parent when I met her."

"But how did she have a baby without being married?"


See my previous comment about said daughter's intelligence and it's affect on our own good.

Talk about opening a can of worms...I told her we would discuss that at a later date (like when she's 70 or so, I think) :)

New Family Photos!

April 17, 2007

Ok folks, we haven't taken professional photos in a while, here are some of my favorites

Sears Portrait Gallery

And the full gallery at Sargentcentral

Photo Friday: The Blues - Fri Apr 13, 2007

April 14, 2007

Fwd: [tuntavern] Cell phone locator

April 13, 2007
Ever wonder where people you care about are at right now? Well, now you
can locate them using their cell. Check it out:
and yes, i have a touch of insomnia. I hope tomorrow is nice and slooooooow


My friend Becky. She's a high-risk pregnancy, so please pray for her.
Things That Make Life Worth Living: "I'm having twins. I was so excited for one, now to have two is such a miracle. I'm very much in a different world right now. If anyone wants to see the ultrasound go to my pictures it's at the bottom. You can see both babies.Pray for me and my two little angels. I'm going to need a lot of love, and a lot of sleep.


New 'do

April 11, 2007
New do

What kind of panties are you?

April 10, 2007
What kind of panties are you

You Are Basic Panties

You are a laid back chick with a real natural beauty.
You can make unwashed hair and minimal make-up super sexy.
Men tend to notice you show the "real you" - and they appreciate it.
And while basic makes boring for some, it looks classic on you.

You Are 48% Lady

You're part lady, part modern woman.
Etiquette is important to you, but you brush aside rules that are outdated or silly.

Only in the sunshine ...
You Are 71% Manic

You're so energetic, it's almost like you have a superpower.
If you can dream it, you can do it. And without stopping for sleep.
Just make sure you harness your energy for good - not evil!

Look at her

April 9, 2007

This had me laughing out loud

He is risen! Happy Easter

April 8, 2007
Hear the bells ringing
They’re singing that you can be born again
Hear the bells ringing
They’re singing Christ is risen from the dead

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John 20
The Empty Tomb
1Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, 'They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don't know where they have put him!'

3So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. 4Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. 6Then Simon Peter, who was behind him, arrived and went into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, 7as well as the burial cloth that had been around Jesus' head. The cloth was folded up by itself, separate from the linen. 8Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. 9(They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.)"

John Chapter 20
Easter Song
Oh Lord, You're Beautiful
Celebrate Jesus
Rise Again
If He Had Not Risen
Roll the Stone Away
He's Alive
Christ the Lord Has Risen Today
He Arose
Nothing But The Blood
What a Friend

Do the Dew

April 7, 2007

Thank Pepsi for Dew! Especially Dew slurpees... Tastiest migraine remedy yet.

Photo Friday: Blessing

My pup has been a blessing and a challenge since we got her. She is now 4 months old.
April 6, 2007
That's a beautiful number! I just want to bask in the warmth & sunlight that is today's weather =)

All Men Will Know - Acappella Video

April 5, 2007
Got the link to this in the newsletter I get from Acappella Ministries

by KeithLancaster on Mon 02 Apr 2007 05:00 AM CDT | Permanent Link
I wrote this song while we were in Japan with Acappella's tour. It was inspired by John 13:34, 35 and other words of Jesus.

Ryan Smith did an outstanding job of putting all this together. Lacey Fulton (fiance to Acappella's Zac George) is the lead character, whom you will recognize on the Glorious God cover as well.

Here we go again ...

April 4, 2007
It's not fair!!! I had a good day! But the sounds are starting to get to me, and the headache is coming back. Next will be light and nausea I bet. GRRRRRR

Yahoo! Mail goes to infinity and beyond - Yodel Anecdotal

Let the competition begin!

March 27th, 2007 at 5:01 pm by John Kremer, Yahoo! Mail
In Trends & News, Cool Stuff

All you can eat LiamAs Yahoo! Mail approaches its 10-year anniversary, I’m the lucky one who gets to announce that we will begin offering everyone unlimited email storage starting in May 2007. To mark the occasion, I checked in with David Nakayama, our group vice president of engineering, for some perspective on this milestone. In case that name doesn’t ring a bell, he’s the developer of RocketMail, one of the world’s first webmail products, which Yahoo! acquired and relaunched as Yahoo! Mail in 1997."

I've had a Yahoo account since before they were Yahoo, they were Geocities. 12 years. I remember being stoked that I had 6MB of storage for email. And didn't really need to delete it. And then came SPAM ....

Altoids cases are nifty

and did you know that an Altoids case is the perfect size for cigs? Namely Djarum Specials.

And the new chocolate dipped ones are pretty tasty. =)

Queen Of Messaging

April 3, 2007
only because I can't talk at work and it's easier to text

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tim Sargent
Date: Apr 3, 2007 3:55 PM

Hi dear -
   However, you have well and truly trounced our son in messaging this month - 700 vs his 331.  I'm so pathetic in text messaging that I'm barely even on the radar scope - a whopping 106 :)
    Maybe I should make a color paper crown and award it to the person who has the most text messages each month :)

Annette Sargent

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."  -Robert A. Heinlein

The Results Part II

Like I figured -- everything normal. MRI Normal. At least we didn't have to pay for it.

Oregon Zoo Events: 2007 April Calendar

Hey hun. Something to take Joy to while I get my hair done. :)

Oregon Zoo Events: 2007 April Calendar: "RABBIT ROMP
Sponsored by DEX, with support from 105.1 The Buzz
Saturday, April 7 | Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Rabbit Romp is a celebration of spring for all ages. Candy 'egg' hunts occur every 20 minutes for children ages 2-10. Don't forget to bring an Easter basket for the egg hunt. Learn about the zoo's conservation efforts to protect our regional endangered pygmy rabbits. Games, petting zoo and fun for everyone. Free with zoo admission. For further information, call 503-226-1561.

Avoid the wait at the gate -- buy tickets in advance right now!"

NOT the way I wanted to wake up

Dog has diarrhea, there is frost outside, and T-Mobile cut our service right after we killed the land line. But I paid the cell bill. So many freaking bills to worry about!

Oh yeah, if you don't have our respective phone numbers (Tim, Annette, or Josh) please call or email the_sargents at Verizon dot net to get the phone number(s) you need. Friends and family can call free if you have mobile-to-mobile on T-mobile :)

Annette Sargent

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."  -Robert A. Heinlein

Free Wireless Service Provided by Google

April 1, 2007

Laugh of the day :) ENJOY!

P.S. I've linked to the FAQ for this new service (which is HI-Larious), but if you want more info, start here.
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