Tuesday, October 28, 2008




This morning we woke up to find that our van and trailer had been stolen from outside the house we were sleeping at in Rancho Cordova, California.

Through the help of the Rancho Cordova Police Department and Councilman Ken Cooley, our van and trailer were discovered a few hours later on the side of the road just a mile away. The thief even used a couple of our debit cards at a local chevron station where many cameras were around, and left a healthy amount of fingerprints in the grime of our dirty van. CSI is on the case... really.

Thankfully, whoever robbed us couldn't get into our trailer, so the Showbread equipment is all still with us. Unfortunately, they did manage to gut our van pretty thoroughly. Among the things stolen were some five thousand dollars in photography/videography equipment, 4 ipods, 3 cell phones, 4 wallets, social security cards, and thousands of dollars in cash, etc. etc... Just fleeting things of the material world that don't really matter at all.

They even stole our coats, ricky's food, and Patrick's bible! But they left a nintendo DS, what an insult.

We're working to get our back window repaired and we'll hopefully be rejoining the tour with Maylene tomorrow in Hollywood, California.

There was a HUGE flood of support from all our friends. People offered prayers and encouraging words and all kinds of things and it honestly means the world to us. So if you prayed, wrote, called or emailed, thank you so much for being a friend.

We have insurance, and we're hoping that the "good hands" we're in with Allstate will come through for us.

Several people asked about supporting us with donations. Currently we have no cash and no cards and a big dent in our account with several weeks left of tour to go... Our version of "in need" at this point pales in comparison to those who really are in need, so we'd hate to suggest that we're worse off than we really are, so don't think that. We're actually just fine, our spirits are high, we are thankful and all things considered the situation ended amazingly well. We do have a small hole in our wallet, so for those that asked and feel led to help, you can use the button below. Don't feel obligated in any way, but if you do feel so led, know that it humbles us greatly and means more than we can say.

Know this though, if for some reason insurance covers the stolen cash, your donations will be redirected to Compassion International, to those REALLY in need...

again, thanks everyone, what a wild day.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

you wouldn't like me when i'm hungry...

(according to Josh...)

Krystal has little burgers kind of like White Castle, but far superior in my opinion. Really greasy, low grade fast food but so so delicious... and being that it's only in the south east, you can get a large sweet tea with your combo! Mmmm...

Reb Robin is kind of like an Applebees or Chili's type family restaurant that specializes in gourmet burgers. Among restaurants of this ilk, Red Robin is king. There are a few here and there around the country but they are mostly on the west coast.

Sheetz is actually a gas station that has self-order kiosks where, using only a finger, you can punch in exactly how you like your burger, egg salad, espresso or breakfast roll to name only a few. It's cheap and pretty darn good but the catch is that it's only in the north east...

As far as I know Muchas is only in the Portland/Vancouver Washington area. It's pretty dirty and scummy and the clerks rarely speak english, but for 3 bucks you can get a burrito the size of your forearm that urinates grease on you as you eat. Yummy!

Oh how Showbread loves Del Taco. It is the mexican fast food joint to end all mexican fast food joints. You can find the occasional Del Taco in sporadic locations around the US, but like Red Robin, they abound on the west coast. Try the spicy chicken burrito!

If you have a Chipotle near you, be thankful! There is only one in the entire state of Georgia and it's 4 hours away from where we live. They are getting easier and easier to find but still aren't as plentiful as we'd like (we'd like 3 in every city). Showbread, like many people, loves Chipotle so much that we will literally eat it every single day if it is available. There are simply fewer things in this entire world that taste better, or even half as good as a Chipotle burriot. I'm serious.

There are mongolian grill's all over the place (and even crappy over priced chain locations like BD's)... But of all the ones I've been to, and I've been to many, none can compare to Yummy Mongolian Grill in Vancouver Washington. To put it simply, I truly believe this is what I will eat in Heaven.

Friday, October 10, 2008

gluttony challenges.

ricky and dallas compete in a red bull chugging contest. caleb from attack ataack joins in and comes in second place with 5 red bulls. ricky drinks 6. dallas? 2.
Not to be outdone, Jake from Maylene eats an entire jar of mayoniase for $50.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

tour update #1

this is what it's like playing in the northeast:

if you come to see us play in the northeast and are nice to us, you make us feel like this:

tour is great, everyone is nice... photo updates to follow...