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October 1: I love October.
It's my favorite month of the year. The weather is perfect. The colors are at their boldest. And college football is in full swing.
But this October started off with a fizzle...namely due to my team.
I don't usually take pictures of the television, but the slaughter on the screen was too much for me to look away from. I know you're thinking that 16 - 31 is a respectable score...
But not when you're BYU, and this is your fourth straight loss. And not when you're playing Utah State -- one of the worst college football programs in the nation -- a team you've beaten ten straight times, and twenty of the last twenty one times. And not when it's nationally televised.
The good news: things can only get better from here.
October 2: Multitasking has really gone too far.
Who would have thought that there would be a need to wash your car while tie-dyeing your clothes?
October 3: Every time we go to my mother's house, this little face calls to me.
"Chriiiiiissssssss......take my picture, Chriiiiiisssssssssssss......" it says.
You know, I think I've been hitting the Nyquil a little hard lately...
October 4: The greatest day of the whole year!
...He said, modestly....
Today was my birthday, and I was just curious enough to see if I could jam 38 candles into a standard cupcake.
And then I was just curious enough to see what would happen if I lit them...
The flame was four feet high.
October 5: If my son, Matthew, could buy me a football for every gift giving occasion, he would.
And I'd be okay with that.
Throwing the football in the back yard is one of the strongest bonds my son and I have. Would it seem weird if I told you that I also feel the presence of my father, when Matt and I participate in this family Fall ritual?
October 6: Um...Yep.
This one's going to cost us a pretty penny.
It's pretty bad when your teeth look like gag teeth.
October 7: The gifts just keep on coming!
I got a birthday package in the mail today from Pam.
You may know that Pam is my sister-in-law, that she lives in Germany, and that she's one of the best friends I've ever had.
In my package today was a book on Exposure, an authentic Oktoberfest T-shirt (made in Honduras), and a wide selection of German chocolate and other candy, that I'm apparently supposed to share with the rest of the family.
And to think, all I gave Pam was Chlamydia.
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