Plus it has found out about my mom bowling a 588 series, which qualified her for the end of season tournament back in 1984...I'm not sure but I'm assuming this would be the year my mom went to state in bowling. Good job mom.I suppose now that I've shared this with you it is obvious that when I get really bored I type names of friends and family (and myself) into Google to see what comes up...I suppose this is common.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
On the up side though...each failure/screw up is the best opportunity for learning, thus I have just learned something...wait...no, I'm pretty sure if I get into a similar situation I'll try and fix it myself again...oh well, I'm going home.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Dwight: Um, excuse me, but that's not all it takes to be a hero.
Mr. Brown: Oh great, well what is a hero to you.
Dwight: A hero kills people, people that wish him harm.
Mr. Brown: Ok.
Dwight: A hero is part human and part supernatural. A hero is born out of a childhood trauma or out of a disaster and must be avenged.
Mr. Brown: Um, ok you're thinking of a superhero.
Dwight: We all have a hero in our heart.
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Monday, October 08, 2007
I think all Christians would agree with me if I said that though Christianity seems at the first to be all about morality, all about duties and rules and guilt and virtue, yet it leads you on, out of all that, into something beyond. One has a glimpse of a country where they do not talk of those things, except perhaps as a joke. Every one there is filled full with what we should call goodness as a mirror is filled with light. But they do not call it goodness. They do not call it anything. They are not thinking of it. They are too busy looking at the source from which it comes. But this is near the stage where the road passes over the rim of our world. No one’s eyes can see very far beyond that: lots of people’s eyes can see further than mine.
- Clive Staples Lewis from Mere Christianity
Monday, October 01, 2007
Story 1: Drinking Cider
On Tuesday I was planning on leaving for Kazoo after work, but turns out I failed to get the plans correct and needed to leave more like at 3pm than 6pm. So I ran home and got things packed and left in a hurry. I was thirsty and had cider so I thought it made a lot of sense to put some in a thermos for the road. The only problem is that the only thermos I had there was one that every attempt I've made to use it has ended with the contents spilled on me. However I told myself I have a two degrees in mechanical engineering and closing in on a third and should be able to properly operate a thermos.
With that I hit the highway and shortly after decided to take a drink. I carefully looked over the situation and was pretty sure I knew the area that the fluid came out of and put my mouth around the whole thing to ensure no spillage. As I tipped it up I quickly realized that in addition to the part that opens up it also opens a small slit all the way around the rim, which my mouth was in no way around. This resulting in a large amount of cider being poured out on my shorts and shirt...son of a...
I then calmed down and was happy to have some clean shirts sitting next to me (thanks to Sherry grabbing them for me at the career fair) and changed my shirt...shorts had to wait until later. After about a half hour I needed another drink and decided that know I really understand what's going on an will be able to operate it. Sure enough I finally was able to successfully drink out of it without spilling...YES! Then I got about half way done with the cider and sure enough I tipped it too far up and the cider got away from me and right onto the new, clean shirt...SON OF A...seriously?!
No joke I was yelling at that inanimate object and threatening to throw it out the window (if I didn't hate littering so much I'm pretty sure I would have followed through with my threat). The whole time I was chewing it out the stupid thing just sat there mocking me...some day I will get revenge on that thermos.
Story 2: Bachelor Meals
While waiting for my mom to get out of surgery my grandpa, dad, and I went to the cafeteria for a drink and a bite to eat. We were chatting away and my grandpa began to share how now that he is living alone his meals are a lot less diverse. Basically he bought a gallon of sauerkraut and ate the whole thing straight for each meal. Then he went and bought a gallon of corn beef hash and attempted the same thing (3/4th of the way through it he couldn't take it anymore and quit). I then began to give him a hard time about that, but my dad said he can't give him any grief since mom was going to be laid up for 6-8 weeks meaning he'll be eating mostly just beans for that time. At this point I realized I had no right to give him a hard time either because if it wasn't for Demoree I would be on an exclusively chips and salsa diet...no wonder God looked at man and said it wasn't good for him to be alone.