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Jun. 30th, 2006


Water, Water Everywhere

From the UPI wire...

Flood walls and levees have held their own in northeast Pennsylvania and New York against flooding that killed at least 14 people in four states.

See what happens when they don't steal the levee money until AFTER the work is done?

Jun. 3rd, 2006



Got back in from work a little while ago, and popped outside to get the mail. One of the things in the box was a flyer advertising a used car sale that told me that I "may have won a new TV or $4000.00!" There were also some pretty good deals on some cars, too. Now. usually, I prefer to buy a car I can actually work on (the older the better -- yes, I'm peculiar that way) but some of the deals looked like they were worth going to look at. Then I saw the dates on the very bottom of the flyer.

17-22 May 2006. I just have to wonder how their sale actually went.

To quote that great philosopher Hermione Granger, with respect to their mail manager, "What an idiot."

Jun. 2nd, 2006


Comments From A Conservative

The other day, I took a quiz (see the previous entry). While I'm sure the author meant well, some of his questions left a little to be desired in telling the difference between a true liberal and a conservative.

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May. 31st, 2006


What, Me Liberal?

Just wanted to get this up before I lost it. I stole the quiz from a link on hermionegreen's page...

Your Political Profile:

Overall: 85% Conservative, 15% Liberal
Social Issues: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal
Ethics: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal

25% liberal on personal responsibility? 50% liberal on ethics? Somehow, I don't think so.

The problem with that quiz is in a few of the questions it asks. I'll come back to this later today after I get off of work, and I'll discuss this in greater depth.

May. 28th, 2006


Something You Don't See Every Day

I found this whilst perusing hermionegreen's page:

What Form Would Your Patronus Take? (With 10 Excellent Results & Pictures)

Your Patronus would be a Hydra!
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Brothers and sisters, now THAT'S a patronus!

Apr. 16th, 2006


He Is Risen!

For God so loved the world He sent His only begotten Son:

But at daybreak on the first day of the week they took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.

While they were puzzling over this, behold, two men in dazzling garments appeared to them. They were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground. They said to them, "Why do you seek the living one among the dead? He is not here, but he has been raised. Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and rise on the third day."

The above is from my Bible, which is a New American edition, and quotes the Miracle of the Resurrection as told by the Apostle Luke.

You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, proclaiming the Good News of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all men. You know of the great event that took place throughout all the land of Israel, beginning in Galilee, after the baptism that John preached. You know about Jesus of Nazareth, how God poured out on him the Holy Spirit and power. He went everywhere, doing good and healing all who were under the power of the Devil, because God was with him. We are witnesses of all that He did in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by nailing him to the cross. But God raised him from death on the third day and caused him to appear, not to all the people, but only to us who are the witnesses that God had already chosen. We ate and drank with him after he rose from death. And he commanded us to preach the Gospel to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God has appointed judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets spoke about him, saying that everyone who believes in him will have his sins forgiven through the power of his name.

From the Acts of the Apostles in my office Bible, Good News For Modern Man. This is quite likely one of the best synopses of Christ's life and ministry, and the ministry of the early Church.

Whether you believe or not, Christ died for your sins, and died so that you may draw closer to God. Only approach Him with honesty in your heart, and the rewards of Christ's sacrifice will be yours, too.

Today, let us pray and give thanks for God's Love.

Mar. 31st, 2006


Here's Another Test...

This one I kinda like...

You scored as Mathematics. You should be a Math major! Like Pythagoras, you are analytical, rational, and are always ready to tackle the problem head-on!






























What is your Perfect Major? (PLEASE RATE ME!!<3)
created with QuizFarm.com

I especially like this one since I've recently decided to go and finish my mechanical engineering degree. The University of Alabama has a wonderful little off-campus ME program accessible to me, and I'd be several different kinds of fool to not take advantage of it. So, with a little bit of luck, I'll be taking classes this summer...

Mar. 5th, 2006


Well, That's Unusual

More Emotional

You have:
The graph on the right represents your place in Intuition 2-Space. As you can see, you scored well above average on emotional intuition and above average on scientific intuition.Your emotional intuition is stronger than your scientific intuition.

Your Emotional Intuition
score is a measure of how well you understand people, especially their
unspoken needs and sympathies. A high score score usually indicates
social grace and persuasiveness. A low score usually means you're good
at Quake.

Your Scientific Intuition
score tells you how in tune you are with the world around you; how well
you understand your physical and intellectual environment. People with
high scores here are apt to succeed in business and, of course, the

Try my other test!
The 3 Variable Funny Test
It rules.

My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 56% on Scientific
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You scored higher than 94% on Interpersonal
Link: The 2-Variable Intuition Test written by jason_bateman on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Dec. 24th, 2005


24 Dec 05

Merry Christmas to all!

(Or, as Krusty the Klown put it, have a Happy Hannukah, a Merry Christmas, and a craaaaaazy Kwanzaa!)

Dec. 23rd, 2005


Fatty Fatty Two by Four

Tonight I got started on my New Years' resolution early. It's my goal this year (well, as of A.D. 2006) to get back in the gym and try to get back into at least a modicum of shape. Tonight I went, signed up at the local YMCA, and started working out.

I enjoyed it...except for one thing.

At the very end, I got on the scale, just for kicks and giggles.

274 pounds.

Yes you read that correctly. 274 pounds.

When I was nineteen, in the military, and in the best shape of my life, I was the same height I am today. I weighed 170-180 pounds. I knew I was in bad shape but I didn't think it was that bad.

Well, at least I've gotten started on the road back. I just hope it doesn't take me the twenty years to get back in shape that it took me to get to where I am today. I can tell you going into this, though, that my wife will hate it. Y'see, when I start exercising, my energy levels shoot up though the roof, and I start wanting things like, well, sex. Something my wife has told me no way no how. Maybe if I'm lucky, she's just saying no to the fat slob I've become.

We shall see.

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