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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Like a virgin....

OK, here I am for the first time in a public place with my laptop using a hotspot. I am in the public library of the largest town near my own. My daughter is at church and I just took a bunch of pop cans back for redemption. I always hate doing that; your hands get sticky and the combination of spilled pop and beer on the floor is enough to make your stomach churn.

But I'm here at the library now with about 25 minutes until I have to jump back in the car and head out. It is kind of a cool feeling though knowing that of all of the people here I am using neither MS Windows or Mac. I'm using Linux. [nana nana boo boo] #1 unless there is another geek here in the building who really knows their stuff, I will not be hacked. #2 I don't have anything of value on this laptop whatsoever. [nana nana boo boo]

I got my new laptop for work on Thursday of last week. It is a pretty nice one too. DUDE, I GOT A DELL! Well, I wouldn't get that excited about it. It is unfortunate that I had to get one as beefy and robust as I did, but we are part of a pilot group that will be using MS Vista Enterprise Edition. It has a dual processing unit [both processors clocking 1.6 GHz], has 2 GB of RAM, and uses an onboard video card carrying 256 MB of RAM. When I first got it out of the box I decided to just boot it up to the base Windows XP Pro installation that came by factory default. I guess I wasn't too impressed for it having 2 processors. It is sad to say that the laptop that I am typing on right now using PC Linux OS is about 3 years old now and performs just as well as [with Linux] as my new Dell with Windows XP. But I have now decreased the performance of my new Dell with having to install Windows Vista.

I will say this- The visual experience of Vista is nice. The transitions in opening, closing, maximizing and minimizing windows is nice. It is visually stimulating. Don't be fooled though because the candy don't come free! In order to get all of the perks from their new release you need to make sure that your system can handle it. The sad part is that I was recently consulting with someone who was thinking about upgrading their machine to Vista. When I finished telling him what all he would need to upgrade in hardware on his machine we both agreed that it would just be cheaper for him to go buy a new computer that already came with Vista preloaded on it.

Back to the looks...Microsoft has made some cosmetic changes in how things look. From the window behaviour to the download manager they seem to have decided to borrow some things from Mac OS X. Not surprising though. Microsoft hasn't really had a new idea in about 15 years. I'm still convinced that Windows 98 SE was the best thing they've ever come out with.

Here is my point- If you like what you have for your current computing situation then I advise you stick with it. If you are able to get your hands on something with Vista on it to play with for a while to give it a test drive then, by all means, go for it. See what you think. My vote though is to either keep what you've got or go Mac. I say Mac because of the support issues that a lot of users might need to go along with it....but if you're like me and are willing to bite bullets and learn things the hard way, in the end it will pay off to go Linux. Everything is free; No installation CDs to buy, no software to purchase, no special hardware needed, and there's a wealth of information from fellow travelers all over the web for support.

Anyways, like a virgin, computing wirelessly in public for the very first time.....for me, it ain't all that it's cracked up to be.

I still laugh...HARD!!!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Creationism @ Springfield Elementary School

Friday, March 23, 2007

And the winner is....

Tonight Miss Tennessee took the crown for Miss USA. For most men it was 2 hours of oogling over young women who made them excited. For a lot of women it was 2 hours of wondering what it would be like to be able to wear those clothes, wear the crown, and all that other stuff.

I found the whole thing a bit shallow personally. I mean, although it was great to sit and watch 50 hot chicks walk around for 2 hours [i know there were 51 but one in particular did absolutely nothing for me....probably the one from my own state] I was just kind of saddened by the way it all works.

50 women begin the contest. Then through a preliminary course that the public does not see that number gets chopped down to 10. Then we have the pleasure of watching those 10 walk around in very nice bikinis before the judges. The best of the 10 are then narrowed to 5 based on poolside presentation.

Now we get to the intellectual part- First a dumb question that makes you wonder if the hosts of the show have any intellectual integrity to begin with. I mean, who would seriously consider asking a contestant to "tell us, Miss Nevada, about your most memorable trip to Minnesota." Give me a break.

Then they get to the final serious question by the judges. The only 2 answers that stuck out to me were Miss Rhode Island who said that if she could ban the use of anything it would be cell phones in cars. Hmmmmm. Not the worst answer in the world but I didn't find the thoughts of cell phones too far from the mind of this model. The other one came from Miss Kansas who said that she did not believe that all people were worthy of a second chance...especially in the case of murder. [sic] Wow! Not that I agree with her completely....but at least she was hot, and she had the boobs to speak her true conviction. I figured that between her personal/spiritual convictions and heading back to the wrong side of the stage after answering her question that she was totally out of the running, but she did end up with 3rd place.

I can't even believe that I've got this much to write about the bloody occasion!

The bottom line is this....That's America. An ambiguous contest to see who's the best. At what? Who the hell knows?

We did get to see some fine looking ladies. The Donald got to have more time on TV. NBC was able to generate more revenue from its sponsors because of the numbers of people watching....and what else are people going to be doing on a Friday night during the in-between stage from winter to spring?

If nothing else redeeming came from the whole daughter got to act like a princess for the night; she loves that stuff.

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I did it again

One year I really messed up on Mother's Day. My wife really wanted a card from our daughter who was only about 6 months old. I didn't realize it and so I didn't make one. She was crushed. She cried and I was in the dog house. Well, it seems as though I'm back there again. This time it was for her birthday.

I got my wife all the gifts that she asked for. I also gave her a new [it's almost finished] dining room that she'd wanted for some time. I had a big party at our house...I did it all....except for have my daughter make her a birthday card.

To me it seems pretty selfish that she would want something like that; the need to get something "sentimental" from someone else on the basis of wanting to get it rather than their wanting to give it. But she, like every other human, has a need for affirmation and I missed it. So in light of all of the other good things that happened, I still screwed it all up. And now she knows that I know, so all sense of sincerity is now gone and I'm stuck between and rock and a hard spot.

I want to blame it on the fact that I am a guy who doesn't really think much about the emotion of things. Guys are doers. But I did the wrong thing. Now I've got to try and figure out how to make up for it.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

In Other News Following The Story Below

[Article written by Joe Bob Briggs for the Wittenburg Door Insider]

March 19, 2007

Joe Bob Briggs
Door Science Correspondent

After several years of research, scientists at the Clinical Molecular Genetics Laboratory at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico have isolated three genes that are believed to prove a biological basis for becoming a practicing Southern Baptist.

"We were stunned," said Jose Aguilar de la Estacionamiento, Director of Basic Research at the university, at a morning press conference. "We were actually looking for the determinant gene for sphincter occlusion. It's one of those inadvertent discoveries that sometimes occur when you're doing basic science."

Aguilar said the results were so shocking that he withheld publication for two years while the DNA was taken from every member of the Iglesia Bautista Hugo Chavez mega-church in San Miguel Allende. He found a 99.7 percent correlation between the genetic makeup of the Baptists in that congregation and the presence of the three mutated genes that normally identify people with a tendency toward stiff necks, rigid sphincter muscles, and early-pattern baldness. Given the overwhelming evidence, Aguilar said, there was no choice but to announce his findings to the scientific community.

Instantly, there were ethical issues raised as Mexican Catholics besieged parish priests with questions about whether it was possible that their infants could grow up to be Baptists. But Mexico City Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera urged calm, saying that the genetic anomaly was found mostly in tourist areas and migrant communities that had had extensive contact with American Baptists, especially those in southwest Virginia and East Texas.

When asked whether it would be ethical to perform genetic "repairs" on newborn infants found to have the suspect genes, the cardinal deferred comment. "At least," he said, "until we can receive guidance from Rome."

In Nashville, Southern Baptist Convention president Dr. Frank S. Page reacted to the announcement with skepticism early in the day, noting that Mexico is a Catholic country that is frequently dirty. "You never know what they use to clean their microscopes with," Page said.

Later in the day, however, conservative bloggers at Liberty University had acclaimed the new finding as the long-awaited discovery of the Elect Gene and urged Page to seek Congressional legislation that would prevent tampering with the "sanctified, predestined and holy" biological makeup of the Baptist faithful.

An opposite reaction came from the American Baptist Churches U.S.A. in Valley Forge, Penn,, where officials said the three genes proved that Southern Baptists were an "abomination" that had occurred because of strange sexual practices prior to the Civil War, and that now was the time to unite the Baptists by eliminating the "disease" of Southern Baptistry.

At this point, Page said he would have no further comment until the issue was referred to the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.

Among the findings in Aguilar's 378-page summary of research were that the three Baptist genes are usually dormant until about the age of eight, at which time the child will develop an irresistible urge to mumble platitudes about "salvation" that he hears from authority figures. The child soon acquires a propensity to wear ill-fitting synthetic-fiber formal wear and seek approval from bespectacled men wearing shiny patent-leather shoes.

According to Aguilar's study, by the time the child becomes a teenager, he starts wearing "Abstinence Till Marriage" t-shirts and interjecting "I love Jesus" at inappropriate moments as a way to annoy his peers.

At the adult stage, the nascent Southern Baptist develops an aversion to grain-based beverages and spends at least part of every day refusing to think about masturbation.

The gene has no further developmental value after the age of 22, Aguilar said, at which time the genetic Baptist marries a woman he ceases to have sexual desire for after approximately 45 days, then spends the rest of his life furrowing his brow at liberal atheists and trying to explain Jesus to stupid people who just don't get it.

Remember The Movie Gattaca?

While I am typically rather annoyed by whatever is coming out of the mouth of Albert Mohler, current President of the Southwestern Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, he has really decided to go for the gold this time.

You can read the entire article here as well as probably many other variations elsewhere...but he has begun to suggest that perhaps there are some biological factors that go into making a person be a homosexual. He also says that because of this parents may be able to have tests run on their children prenatally to determine whether or not their child will be gay. And if they are, then there are preventative measures that can be taken to reverse it.

He will also, as a Baptist, continue to endorse the idea that homosexual behaviour is a sin and disorder both on the sociological and physiological level.

All I have to say is...WOW!

In my opinion, here we have a man who is neither a highly astute theologian or scientist/biologist and he is able to go public to make these claims. Where does he get off? He claims that his role in this is just to "get the conversation started." Well he has succeeded. Christians are upset at the very suggestion that homosexuality could be an issue of biology rather than sin. Leftists are upset at the suggestion that it could be an issue of sin on top of biology. I think that Dr. Mohler just likes the press time.

I just want to know what kind of tests they think they can run on these fetuses. To my knowledge nobody has yet found a "gay gene" even from those who are currently living and gay. So what do these tests consist of? Do they draw blood? Does an ultrasound reveal gay decorating habits or a special lisp in their speech?

And what if they were able to try and reverse it? Do they inject something? Do they strap headphones on the mothers belly that plays sermons by Dr. Mohler? Hypnotic infusion? Inject an antidote? And what if, like a kidney or heart transplant, the recipient's body rejects it? Would/could the child die? Perhaps that is a risk that Dr. Mohler is willing to take? Better a dead baby than a gay one? I know that sounds harsh but these guys are getting fruitier by the hour!

The purpose of the reference to the movie Gattaca is that it deals with this very issue. Parents are able to chose what kind of child they want; eye colour, hair colour, blood essence they can create the perfect child. Anything less than perfect is then quarantined and destroyed as it is considered a pollution to the rest of the race.

Another similar tie-in could also be the movie The Island where they are actually trying to harvest beings in a Utopian society where they brainwash them to think that everything on the outside is polluted or cursed.

I can't say for certain that this is where all of this is headed but there are sure some striking similarities. I'll be surprised if one day we don't end up wiping ourselves out completely.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

A Blast From The Past I Never Had

I can't believe that I am doing this at this particular point in the game, but I never watched the Nightmare on Elm Street movies. That was probably primarily because my parents didn't want me to. Now I'm an adult and I figured that it was time to play some catch up on the old classics. What a dumb idea, but I will probably finish what I started.

I have just finished watching #4 in the series and the only word that comes to mind is GAY!!!

The deeper I get into this the worse each movie is becoming. Not only is the music horrid, the effects are lame, and the story line sucks; I just get bored with it. This particular installment was over the top. Oh, I've got a plan to kill Freddy with martial arts! Give me a break! And what's worse is that the horribly sucky fight scene takes place in a church! As if the writer was trying to borrow some ethical relation to Highlander or something. It just made no sense.

When I first started this journey with this series I must admit that I was a little excited. Now, I just can't wait for it to be over...with the exception of the very last in the series Freddy vs. Jason- stupid concept...just plain stupid.

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Strange but true

March 18, 2007

BA sat corpse in first class

A BRITISH Airways passenger travelling first class has described how he woke up on a long-haul flight to find that cabin crew had placed a corpse in his row.

The body of a woman in her seventies, who died after the plane left Delhi for Heathrow, was carried by cabin staff from economy to first class, where there was more space. Her body was propped up in a seat, using pillows.

The woman’s daughter accompanied the corpse, and spent the rest of the journey wailing in grief.

Paul Trinder, who awoke to see the body at the end of his row, last week described the journey as “deeply disturbing”, and complained that the airline dismissed his concerns by telling him to “get over it”.

“It was a complete mess — they seemed to have no proper plans in place to deal with the situation,” said Trinder, 54, a businessman from Brackley, Northamptonshire.

The woman died during a nine-hour flight on a Boeing 747. Trinder was catching up on sleep when he was woken by a commotion and opened his eyes to see staff manoeuvring the body into a seat.

“I didn’t have a clue what was going on. The stewards just plonked the body down without saying a thing. I remember looking at this frail, sparrow-like woman and thinking she was very ill,” said Trinder.

“She kept slipping under the seatbelt and moving about with the motion of the plane. When I asked what was going on I was shocked to hear she was dead.”

The woman’s daughter and son-in-law arrived soon after and began grieving. Trinder said: “It was terrifying. I put my earplugs in but couldn’t get away from the fact that there was a woman wailing at the top of her voice just yards away. It was a really intense, primal sound.

“I felt helpless. Grief is a very personal thing; it’s not as if there was anything I could do or say.”

Trinder, chief executive of Capital Safety, which makes products for the building industry, holds a BA gold card and travels more than 200,000 miles a year with the airline.

He became particularly concerned about the state of the body. “When you have a decaying body on a plane at room temperature for more than five hours there are significant health and safety risks,” he said.

After the plane landed, those in first class remained on board for an hour before police and a coroner gave the all-clear.

“The police even started interviewing me as a potential witness, although I had no idea what had happened to the woman. I just kept thinking to myself: ‘I’ve paid more than £3,000 for this’,” Trinder said.

When contacted by BA about the complaint, Trinder says he was told he would not be compensated and should “get over” the incident.

BA said the dead woman was taken into first class because the rest of the plane was full.

A spokesman said: “When a customer passes away on board it is always difficult and we apologise for any distress caused.”

He said there were about 10 deaths each year out of 36m passengers.

Other carriers use different procedures. Singapore Airlines has introduced “corpse cupboards” on its Airbus 340-500 aircraft. Cabin crews use the locker if there is no empty row of seats to place a corpse.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Everybody's Irish Today

Holy Crap! I'm losing my mind.

Talk about a busy week. I have had so much going on that I am almost out of gas. I just need to make it through tomorrow night and I'll be in the clear.

What am I busy doing, you ask? Well, my wife's birthday is today and we are having both of our families over tomorrow for a party. I thought that it would be a good idea to paint our dining room before the festivities. Then my wife thought it would be a good idea to expand the painting idea to add stripes to the walls [which look very good] and that would take even longer to complete. Then she decided that we were finally going to remove the carpet from the room to reveal the hardwood floors. I will probably be up tonight, again, until 3 or 4 working on it so that we can be ready to put the house back in order tomorrow morning before everyone gets here.

I only have time to type this right now because I'm waiting for my work laptop to finish booting up and signing in so that I can track down a team mate about an issue that I got called on.

Yesterday I started the day helping an elderly friend of mine figure out why they couldn't get on the internet. To make a long story short- I hate 2 things; ISP Tech Support and Outsourcing!!! First, I had to explain the issue 3 times to 3 different people, all of which had very thick Indian accents. I feel bad for them because

  1. A lot of them are not properly trained to do tech support. They just diagnose your problem by reading cheat sheets that script someone, hopefully, to a resolution.
  2. They probably hear the same thing from people like me many times a day- "I'm sorry, can you please repeat that?"
The bottom line to Corporate America is the Bottom $$$. Get unskilled workers for minimal pay. The end of the story is that their Tech Support was only a very small help to me, I was ultimately right about what the problem was; I just had to finally say the right words to get them to try something for me to test my hypothesis.

Then when I was done with that, I drove into town to run a few errands before going into the office for work. One of those unfortunate stops was Des Moines' biggest Christian Bookstore to get my wife a birthday present.

I have come to hate Christian bookstores. They often times feel to me like what a spiritual porn palace would be like. You walk in, see so many different books, magazines, toys, pictures, music, trinkets, candy...etc. Now, many of you who have read either of my blogs know that I have my suspicions about modern Christianity, but it was pretty well confirmed like never before as I looked around that place; I don't know or understand everything about the Bible, spirituality, or true Christianity, but this is definitely not it. I truly felt like I needed another shower.

That is all I will say about that right now because I am really short on time. I need to get back to working on the floors. In addition to that, I am hanging a new chandaleer light and painting baseboard trim. Time is running out!

Happy Green Day Everyone!

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

On Faith and Reason

Do you have faith? Do you use reason on a daily basis? Do you believe that your faith is a reasonable one? Do you have reasons for your faith?

In the past I have talked about how I listen to religious broadcasting a lot more than I should. Unfortunately it just has a very bad effect on me. I feel that it leaves me more negative than if I hadn't listened to it at all.

Well on my list of broadcasts that I listen to is one called The Narrow Mind which is hosted by Unchained Radio. The host of the show is Gene Cook Jr. from San Diego, California. He is a Reformed Baptist, which also means he's a Calvinist. He approaches all of his discussions from a calvinistic perspective. He is also really big into apologetics; namely the Transcendental Argument for God [TAG]. He feels, as well as many of his callers, that this type of apologetic is pretty much the only valid way. It is also known as the Presuppositional Apologetic.

It Presupposes the following- [though not an exhaustive list]
  • The Bible literally came from the hand of God
  • God is the source of all reason and intellect
  • TAG sets the framework for rational thinking and living
  • Without TAG there is no other true and valid reasoning
  • Without true and valid reasoning it is impossible to live rationally
  • Without true and valid reasoning it is impossible, ultimately, to find God

Anyone can navigate over to The Narrow Mind's Aftermath Blog from the link above and listen to the shows and read the comments from both theists and atheists on the various subjects that are discussed on the shows.

I have to say that I am bothered by an approach such as TAG simply because of the diversity of the human construct. I am troubled when it seems that any group would put such an emphasis on correct thinking like this. It comes off as if to say "even though we claim that salvation is not a work of man and a gift from God as he wills...the salvation experience isn't truly complete unless your intellect is also saved." I don't know; it all sounds rather cultish to me. Though most of the emphasis is said to be rooted in the Bible, I just have a hard time seeing such an intellectual demand to be found in it.

I guess the bottom line is this- regardless of what faith you embrace
  • What relationships do faith, intellect, and reason all have with each other?
  • Is faith a reasonable entity?
  • Can/does reason produce faith?
  • Is faith without intellect reasonable?

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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Secret Places Of The Earth

These are places all found on Google Earth. Very Interesting.

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Friday, March 9, 2007

Some Reasons Why I Hate MySpace

I'm going to lay this out really simple like- I Hate

I really don't know how to be any clearer about it.

It is not that I hate the concept. I actually think that it is one of the better things to take over the web as we know it. It has provided such a reconnection back to many that we have lost touch with, it has provided a source for keeping online photo albums current, it is a place where you can meet new people....all of those things are really great. It is also great that you can do all of that and have centralized blogs, email, chat, [if you are running Microsoft Windows] groups, and the likes. What I really hat though is the number of people who use the site that constantly brings the servers to their knees. I have had less luck navigating around MySpace than any other website that I visit regularly. My mail takes forever to open, I can't always pull up other user's pictures, I have had mail that I've written that never got sent, I am always getting requests from "hot chicks" to be their friends [which according to Greg's previous comment is because I'm running Mandrake Linux on my computer]

MySpace is a hole. I know this because when it does work for me I have spent several hours at a time on it, as well as watched my wife slip into periodic temporal comas from it.

Oh, and I just love how we get to see all of the "bulletins" that all of my other "friends" post about all of the bullshit questions that they need the world to know their answers to. It just shows that they obviously have a lot more time on their hands than I do.

And another annoying feature is that I've got it set to alert me when a new alumni from any of my schools gets added.....but the problem is that the school always has a new member alert next to it when I log in whether there are any new members or not.

MySpace has just been MyJoke to me.

I might see you on there some time if I can ever get a page to load.


Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Amazing Speed Painting of Thom Yorke [from Radiohead] On A Computer

Welcome To Hell

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Religious Tension & Power Point

I was approached again this morning at church about helping out on the ministry team running Power Point during worship.

#1 I have a hard time with Power Point. I think that it's cheezy.

#2 I am kind of irritated at the style of "worship" that they do. It sounds like a cheap imitation of what I hear on the contemporary Christian station.

#3 I am feeling tension about running presentations for things that I'm not totally behind. Although I suppose I could do it out of support for what the church is trying to accomplish; but my beliefs are not totally behind it.

#4 My biggest issue is that I have a problem saying no, especially when I don't feel like I have a good enough reason to say yes.

I do have an issue with feeling disconnected though. I feel that my theology is leading me more down the path of being a Unitarian rather than an Evangelical. [Well, probably not exactly a Unitarian, but I can't think of a description for what I am] I'm sure that once that came out I wouldn't be allowed to be a part of "ministry." But I dont' want to purposely cause any issues for myself or my family...but moreso for my family...but moreso for my wife.

So I was given a brief questionaire to fill out. The questions were simple and so are my answers-

a.) Why do you feel called to be a part of the worship team- I don't; someone asked me to help out and I can't think of an acceptable reason that anyone would take for my saying "no."

b.) How many Sundays a month are you available- I will say 2. I like to be flexible and I don't want to become the only contact for this.

c.) Have you read the guidelines for being on the worship team- Yes, about a year and a half ago but I don't remember a whole lot about it.

Do I sound wishy-washy? I think I do. At what point does ambiguity lose its bliss?


Where has time gone.?

I think about this from time to time. It seems like just yesterday I was a kid doing all kinds of kid things. I can remember elementary shcool, jr. high, high school, but for some reason I have a harder time with college.

Whenever I think back on college it seems so blurry. Perhaps it is just the protective instinct of my mind kicking in to protect me from whatever happened that I shouldn't remember. I am not sure, I just know that so much of it seems like it never happened.

I know that I took some classes but I don't remember much of the content. I know that I worked a few jobs but I don't remember my boss' names. I even dated a girl or 2 but hardly remember them any longer....or at least it doesn't seem like they really had a very significant place in my memory after the experience.

The only thing that I really do remember are the people. However, only a certain small number of them come to mind. Most of them were my peers, of whom many I still keep in contact with. Some were my professors, of whom I don't keep as close contact with.

College only lasted 2 years for me and I didn't know what the hell I was doing. I did poorly in the classes that I didn't care about and well in the classes that were easy. I didn't know how to manage time, money, assets, people, circumstances, etc. If I had it all to do over again I probably would, but I would do it better now that I know the difference.

College was only about 7 years ago for me, and yet it seems like an eternity. I often wonder what has become of my old drummer, my old girlfriend, that guy that I got to know for that brief few months my freshman year before he dropped out. At the same time I also have been able to just let all that go. I live in the now.

I have come to believe that time is just an illusion of sorts. It only exists in the perceived reality. I mean, after all, 1 week could last forever for one person and fly by for another. There is really nothing static about it other than what we have molded into that which exists naturally; namely the rotation of the earth around the sun and the amounts of light and darkness asssociated with each cycle.

I do know that even though I have given up on time, that life is still but a vapour. Here today and gone the next. That is the reality of the grand scheme of things. We have to do our best while we have the "time."

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Saturday, March 3, 2007

Saturday Evening Post

It is Saturday night and all is getting ready to be wrapped up for the day. I feel about as tired as this lady looks.

We shoveled snow today. It was a lot of snow. I think that hopefully this week will have been the last snow for us for the year.

Right now it is only 10 degrees outside, but I have heard that it is supposed to be up on the 50's here by Wednesday. That sounds good to me. I'm taking this next week off of work because of overtime hours that I carried over from last year that I needed to use before March 15th. So the goal is to keep forging on with a home renovation project that I've been working on since November. Damn projects!

Tomorrow morning we will be heading off to church. We have nursery duty- again. It seems a bit odd to me that they mostly have the people with children nursery age that work the nursery in rotation. You would think that they would reserve the work for those without nursery age kids. We have to drive 20 minutes to church, so when we get there it just seems odd to ge there to watch our own kids with all the others.

When the weather gets better I think that rather than going to church it would just be so much funner to just go hiking or fishing or something like that. Sometimes it is better to just go do your own thing without being told what to do.

Well, it's late and I'm sure I'll have more to write about tomorrow.

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