We Did It! Phillies 2008 World Series Champions!


I can’t believe it! The Phillies are World Series champions!


You have to understand. I’m 23 years old, and I’ve never experienced this before. 


I didn’t know what to do with myself when Lidge struck out the last batter. So here’s what I did:


  1. Kissed Amanda (my best friend, wife, and companion, whose been to a bunch of Phillies games with me and sat through plenty more. She’s the best!)
  2. My brothers and our friend Jordan ran outside like a maniacs
  3. Phil and I smashed pumpkins in the middle of the street
  4. We ran around the block with pots and pans clanging and hitting Stop signs with them
  5. Phil, Jon, Aaron, and Jordan took off their shirts and ran around the block
  6. We shot off fireworks. The good kind like the ones at the 4th of July.
  7. We set off our car alarms
  8. We hooted and hollered as loud as we could
  9. Phil, Jordan, and Jon took their bikes to Five Points (Rising Sun and Cottman)
  10. Aaron and I drove – beeping the whole way!
  11. We got to Five Points and hugged random people
  12. Started chants like “Let’s Go Phillies!” “Lights out Lidge!” “Charlie!”
  13. We sang “We are the Champions”
  14. Met friends at Five Points and hugged and shouted
  15. Jumped up and down
  16. Watched a guy climb to the top of a billboard on a building
  17. People sprayed champagne
  18. Music was blasting from a nearby restaurant
  19. high-fived a random people
  20. “Nah, nah, nah, nah…nah, nah, nah, nah…hey, hey, hey…good-bye…”
  21. Took a bunch of pictures
  22. Lost our voices
  23. Phil’s bike got stolen but we didn’t care
  24. Went back home
  25. Kissed Giselle
  26. Shot off more fireworks!
  27. Watched people on the news riot in the streets around the city 
  28. Kissed my mom (the biggest Phillies fan!)




What did you do to celebrate? Comment below.


SNL’s “Andy Jam’s the Vote”
October 25, 2008, 3:31 pm
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Ever need a good laugh? We could use some during this confusing political season. I had a good laugh involving politics yesterday when watching this SNL skit called “Andy Jam’s the Vote.”

Giselle is 6 months old today!
October 21, 2008, 10:42 pm
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I just wanted to tell everyone that Giselle Rene Curry is 6 months old today! Amanda and I have never been so blessed. She is a beautiful, wonderful, fun little girl, and we love her so much. 

The day she was born –








The beautiful girl she is today –

Vote: Mark Wahlberg for the new Pastor of America

I’m a big Mark Wahlberg fan. And, no, it’s not just because he was in Invincible, which was about a Philadelphia Eagles player, and I’m from Philadelphia and an Eagles fan. I loved his role in The Departed and Shooter. Both I don’t recommend to anyone under the age of 17 (rated R, so I don’t want kids to say, “Evan, my youth pastor, saw those movies, Mom, why can’t I?” so don’t say that!). Didn’t see The Happening (which I heard was “not happening”), and not because it was rated R – let’s not go there.


Anyway, credit to Relevant Magazine for pointing this out. Mark Wahlberg, creator of HBO’s Entourage (which I don’t watch…not because it’s rated TV MA…I just don’t have the time…anyway…), says his family and he have difficulty when going to church because people nag him about the show (what’s going to happen next? etc.) and offer him screenplay ideas and more. One person even gave him an idea for a children’s book, to which he declined, and the person got angry. He states that he just wants to go to church to worship, and he’s not happy about the things he did back-in-the-day with his “entourage,” and he is currently asking forgiveness for. 


First, hold on! Hold on! You’re telling me – Mark Wahlberg goes to church? If there was a better reason to go to church then this one right here, I cannot find it. People who go to church have been called homophobic, judgemental, and hypocritical, but they’ve never been called cool, hip, and awesome movie star who with a sniper and a scope can kill anyone from 1000 feet away; at least, that I know of. “Wait, Evan, we have Mel Gibson”…Who?


Second, Mark – (I doubt you read this blog, but, if you want to be a contributor, let me know) – you must be going to the wrong church. In fact, pastors (i.e., paid leaders of churches) never experience people giving advice all the time, offering suggestions on the programs the pastors put together, and get upset when they don’t do it the person’s way. That never happened in churches that I’ve been a part of.


Oh wait…actually, all that does happen.

I have to say that I’m relieved that Mark Wahlberg has told the whole world what it’s like to be in the “spotlight” at church. Pastors have been facing this type of adversity for years, decades, centuries, and now Mark Wahlberg has finally “let the cat out the bag” – that is, people at church are really good at offering suggestions (whether, if offered, they themselves would carry them out is another topic for another day) to people in the spotlight. This isn’t directed at one person in particular (e.g., the person who wanted a children’s book version of Four Brothers or someone you may know), but I’m standing by my fellow laborers in ministry.


Therefore, I conclude that Mark Wahlberg must be proclaimed as the new “Pastor of America” (or, the world?). Step aside, Billy Graham and Rick Warren…Mark Wahlberg will now speak the truth to America. He must be heard! Hide your children! Respect the badge! Church-goers beware! (No, really beware, you don’t want to cop an attitude with the new Pastor of America…I mean, have you seen how he treated Leonardo di Caprio in The Departed – do you want to be on the other end of that?)

Mark Wahlberg – Pastor of America – who’s with me? All pastors in favor, say “Aye.”

It hasn’t hit me yet, but that doesn’t negate the result
October 16, 2008, 3:19 pm
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The Phillies win the NLCS – going to the World Series!

(Four more games to win, but let’s take in the moment!)

Vacationing in North Carolina
July 22, 2008, 10:17 pm
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Amanda, Elle, and I are having a nice time with our family in North Carolina. Amanda, Elle, and I drove all night after Ron and Juli’s wedding and arrived in Nags Head around 7:30 AM. This will be Elle’s first time at the beach, North Carolina, etc. So far we’ve gone to the beach twice, ate at a restaurant called Dirty Dick’s (great seafood) where Phil, Jon, and I split a meal called the Trinity (not biblical), saw Hancock, ate at Slammin’ Sammy’s (where Jon asked a patron what time they closed, to which the guy said, “I don’t work here, but you can ask someone who does”…hahaha) and more.

Here are a few pics…