Friday, August 31, 2007

What's that giant sucking sound?

That sound is this show coming on at Thursday nights. Maybe I have missed something in the 3 collective minutes I have watched but that time I spent made me dumber. It actually affected my motor skills and my brain function and I feared for my life that my brain might forget to tell my heart to beat. Out of sheer survival I had to change the channel.

Please tell me what I am missing? If I want to look at someone hot I have a mirror so I got that covered. Is this the content and style of 90210 with blood and anesthesiologists?

If you love this show I am listening and if you can't stand bad medical TV dramas (love you Nat) then please respond.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Can she find her own house?

Wow, Question and answer time was never more of a train wreck than when Ms. Teen South Carolina has to answer a question about maps and education. I heard this and was laughing but in great pain at the same time. Every word she utters just seems to make it worse. Yet, A.C. Slater tries to play it cool. And Joey Lawrence is one of the judges in this contest so you know this is a keeper.

Could she win an Inner Beauty pageant?

Sunday, August 26, 2007

I love women's clothes

I am so glad that this is out in the open. I realize that I love telling people things I love in hopes that they might enjoy them as well. The women's clothes fits into an odd category but I love how they express what type of person the women is and just also how versatile you can make a top. It's hard work keeping up with clothes. Women's hair cuts also fall into this category of really doing amazing things. I saw a friend recently who's new hair cut made her look 5 years younger. I'm not down for the struggle ladies but I appreciate the fight.

Another thing I love that some of you can share in is Trader Joe's. It is always a fun experience and you feel like your sticking it to the man somehow even though it's a division of Aldi's technically. Here are my favorite things to get there:
  • Mango-Passion Fruit Juice
  • "This apple walks into a bar"
  • Sweet Potatoes Chips
  • Thai Red Curry Sauce (add chicken and Basmati rice you have something good going)
  • Love the organic white cheddar shells
  • great sliced packaged roast beef
  • Strawberry Popsicles (i make weird sounds when I eat these things they are so good)
  • Vanilla Almond Granola Bars
  • Chicken fingers(I realize some of this stuff is the diet of a 3 year old but these are whole tenderloin fingers so you can't pass that up
  • Finally they have a Turkey-Chicken Andoille that would make the parents of the Turkey proud to be cased in this beauty of a link. If you ever fire up a grill there should always be a sausage course. I will run this by my friend The "Patron Saint of Sausage" but I can't imagine him disagreeing.

Including myself there are three unique Patron saints. Katherine is the "Patron Saint of Perpetually good hair." You will have to guess what mine is?

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

'24' dies

I have talked to my television, spent time in deep conversation and sat on the edge of my seat (literally) for the show that is 24. I feel now after all this that its death is imminent. This past season after 4 episodes, the show started sucking and the whole season ended like a bad soap opera with that close up of Jack thinking deeply the writing was on the wall.
(Spoiler alert if you did not see this last season)

Now I find out that on this new season Janeane Garofalo will be joining the cast as a government agent investigating the crap Jack has churned up. So I had to watch my boy Curtis get shot by Jack to make room for Janeane Garofalo (star of Cable Guy and Mystery Men AND Reality Bites, Tirzah)? Tony and Curtis dead is not good for this show. Ricky Schroeder, no matter how loose cannon or grizzled, can't be Curtis or Tony.

You know who would make a good Chief of Staff, Gary Busey. While we are at it we should have our first female president be Jessica Alba. I already had to believe that Rudy, Sean Astin, could whip CTU into shape and deal with the train wreck acting of Elisha Cuthbert( her own hottness could not help) as the distressed daughter of Jack. I was begging for ricen gas at this point and sad that Edgar had to eat the big one.

I guess I will wait for the Office and Heroes to get fired back up.

So long Jack...... Get Down!!! and I don't think your coming back up.

Friday, August 17, 2007


On the Switzerland/France border they are completing the worlds largest and most powerful particle accelerator called LHC. Over 17 miles, all underground, this baby is a monster. This thing is extraordinary for two reasons: The amount of power it uses is simply overwhelming and the location was chosen because of the Nuclear Power that France uses. They get 80 percent of their power from Nuclear. Why we don't do this is beyond me because it is the cleanest, safest and best way to deal with our energy problem. You can drive a Prius but it will get its electric power from coal fired plants. You can't get electric from puppy dog kisses and baby otters playing. You can still be green, but just glow in the dark

Also what is amazing is the amount of information this thing will generate. They say they can generate 40.000 gigs of information per second. Holy Crap. They have what they call a GRID system to transfer this data to almost 7,000 Physics around the world. They tested this system and they can move the content of one DVD movie in 7 seconds. You know at some point they will get bored and fire Top Gun to somebody just because they can.

The only downside of this thing that i can see is they predict possibility of it creating an un-stabble black hole. So France gets swallowed up, I'll get cheese and condescension from somewhere else.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Messiah Complex

Now I have never been high standing on a roof at a party and declared that "I am a golden god", at least that I can remember. But was has been settling into my mind as I start seminary in 2 weeks is this: I am a 30 year old, single, son of a carpenter, from a no name town who is about to graduate and start his "ministry". Despite how delusional it might sound I feel a lot of pressure when I think about that string of facts. If I was Jewish then it could be the tipping point for the apocalypse and though I do like attention, being the guy who brought on the apocalypse is not how I would like to get on the Today Show (and also do you capitalize The Apocalypse to not confuse it from just a regular apocalypse because I'm worried about triggering the big one).

Fortunately for everyone involved I lack every other qualification to be considered the Son of God, not that I had to point this fact out. I am really going to miss thinking about this stupid stuff in a few weeks when I won't have time to breath.

Can anybody else think of things that disqualify me from being the Son of God? I welcome feedback

Sunday, August 12, 2007

True Confession

1 John 1:6 - 2:1 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. 8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives. NIV 1 John 2:1 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense-- Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.

We were talking about confession in prayer group recently and at the time I think I was in the category of the above underlined, the deceived one. The deceived one who still thought he was holding it together. It appears from this passage that this thinking will create the dark places where the enemy can deceive and fellowship is broken. It's amazing that in the thought process that you think by doing something yourself that you are free and the exact opposite thing is true. The reality is that I am desperate and need grace and light. I do what is indefensible in my eyes, sin against a God who gave his only son for me. Who will defend this one? , the accuser says. Praise God for 2:1 because it is "Jesus Christ, the Righteous One."

I don't know exactly what Jesus says on my behalf but if he just said "my blood" then it would be wholly sufficient for justice that cost him, righteousness that he gives to me and purity that he gives with joy and love to his dear children.

So what does it look like for us to live in the confidence that I can't make myself good enough? (I'm working through that). Jesus has done what I could not do and gives his work to me. So TRUE CONFESSION for me becomes much more desperate because I know I can't make things right. Confession can be more bold because he is my defender so it will be hard but so free because Christ has put the pressure on himself and his work, not mine. In that place we are purified and fellowship with our brothers and sisters goes to it's deepest levels as we walk in the light together seeing that we are a band of thieves and traitors that have one God.

May your Lords day be rich with mercy and truth

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The great thing about August

What is so good about 99 degree weather, 110 heat index and 40% humidity? The answer is no fabric softner. There is no chance of ever having to worry about static cling in the middle of August as you enjoy entering a 200 degree car which is actually hotter than your dryer. Even snuggles over there doesn't use his own product during August. So please put away your fabric softners for the next month and enjoy the convenience of saving 18 seconds out of your daily dryer schedule.

Yea, they do let anybody have a blog

Thursday, August 2, 2007

A commitment to efficiently wasting your time

In an effort to be true to this blogs motto I wanted to turn you on to something, if you don't know already, called Netvibes . It's a great way to multitask websites on one page. I have 5 blogs, espn, weather, gmail, news and any other website you frequent that has a RSS feed and loads it all on one page in multiple windows. You don't have to check 5 blogs to see who posted because they all come up at once plus your weather etc.

Tell me what you think and thanks to the Crosbys for this find.

More Muse Arrogance

This is what I had in mind when I thought of his arrogance. This is a fun sound and the guys goes from classical piano to rockshow with pretty fine ease. I also think I just figured out how to embed videos on this thing. One more month of wasting time and then back to school