Archive for March, 2008

I Love Spring. It’s so Springy.

March 31, 2008
After a very hectic and productive weekend, I’m all moved into my new apartment.  No injuries, nothing lost and the new roomie and I are quite comfortable with everything.  There is still a ways to go before the place feels (or looks) lived in, but it’ll get there.  The Texas flag blanket is on the futon, so that’s a darn good start in my book.  I also need to buy a new bed, dresser and probably some shelves of some kind.   I figure my moving alone is going to be enough to re-stimulate the economy.

We got our cable and wireless set up the same day we moved in.  I’ve been living without internet in my apartment for the last year and a half and I’m really excited to have it at last.  For obvious internetty reasons of course, but now my Wii has wireless as well.  I’ve had it a year this coming weekend and now it feels like a whole new gaming system.  I have a weather channel, news channel, web browser and I can finally

start downloading classic Nintendo games.  This will require spending a little more money on a new controller and buying some wii points, but it will all be worth it.  What can I say?  Nostalgia sells and I fall for it every time (as evident by the fact that I have a Super Nintendo right next to my Wii).
A simple change of scenery has brought on a whole slew of new thoughts and ideas.  I have a sudden urge to buy a cookbook and make everything in it.  I want to pick up playing guitar again.  I wandered around the apartment this morning with a screw driver looking for things to tighten.  I just want to DO stuff. 

Too bad I’m just going to end up on the couch playing Mario Kart 64 lol.

God Bless!

– J

 

Cat’s Can

March 24, 2008

There are things that you find hilarious when you’re seven that are not so great when you find them again later in life.  This is not one of them.  This is for my brother.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBlsAKXvpd0

Outsmarting a Subway Ad

March 20, 2008

Advertisement: Drink Vitamin Water!!!!!
Me: Why should I drink Vitamin Water?
Advertisement: It restores energy and electrolytes burned while working out!!
Me: And my body needs electrolytes?
Advertisement: YES!!
Me: And working out uses them up?
Advertisement: YES!!  
Me: *thinks a second* So next time I’ll just skip the work out, keep the electrolytes where they are and then save money not having to buy your #!*% drink.
Advertisement: *PWND*

He Was Wearing a Yellow Effing Poncho!!

March 19, 2008

This morning I saw a man standing out in the rain watering his plants with a garden hose.

The End. 

Today’s Snapple Cap

March 17, 2008

“Real Fact” #136

“Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.”

Consider yourselves enlightened.

J

This Is Not A Creative Title (or is it?)

March 14, 2008

Happy Friday everyone!  I’ve made a decision.  Monday morning I’m switching from venti to grande sized coffee.  And then after a while from grande to tall.   The eventual goal is to ween myself off having coffee every morning.  I really like coffee and see no reason to give it up completely, but I am a little too dependent on it in the morning.  Plus, I think the less I drink it, the more I will enjoy it the times that I do.  Like a finely brewed beer I guess.  Is a caffeine headache the opposite of a hangover?  You get a hangover headache when you drink too much but you get a caffeine headache when you don’t drink enough.

I opened up CNN.com today and apparently Eliot Spitzer has been involved with a prostitution ring.  I’m not sure of the details, they haven’t been covering it very much.  There also seems to be some kind of election coming up…

*sigh* Sarcasm is so hard to convey with the written word.  I need a video blog.

In other news, the church I’ve been attending is wonderful.  It is really and honestly an answered prayer.  In the last two months I’ve made some Christian friends who worship the same way I do and believe a lot of the same things I do.  Last week was the first time at this church I sat on a row and knew everyone on it (at least by name).  I notice stuff like that.  I was very involved in my church back home and I miss that feeling of involvement and belonging.

Looks like it’s going to be another soggy weekend.  That’s okay because I still have a lot of packing to do.  I hope my tens and tens of readers are all doing great and that you all have a fun and safe St. Patrick’s Day if you celebrate it this weekend.  Funny how a holiday in honor of a “Saint” is most often celebrated by drunken debauchery.

Y’all be good,

J

 

 

My Two Dads (not the 80’s sitcom)

March 3, 2008
When I was a young’n, I remember most of the old men in church didn’t pray to God but to Father Weejus instead. You’ve heard them… “Father Weejus love you and Father Weejus praise you and give you all the glory. Father Weejus ask that you…”
 
Yes, I know. Very old and very lame joke. But it provided a good segue to something that’s been on my mind a lot lately. God has many names and many functions in the lives of his believers. His most common name seems to be God the Father. In my own study and life experiences lately I have found myself focusing on this title in a very literal sense. I have been experiencing a God that has been more like a parent than a heavenly all-knowing being and I’m okay with this. It makes Him more accessible. To me anyway. I consider my relationship with my parents and family one of God’s greatest blessings in my life and I do not in any way take it for granted. Because I know it’s a horrible challenge for someone who has a negative relationship with their earthly father to develop a trust and acceptance of a heavenly one. This is something that particularly scares the bejeezus out of me when I consider I’ll probably be a dad someday. “Oh good,” I think to myself, “Here’s a person completely dependant on me for everything AND I have the opportunity to scar them for life religiously too. Okay, no pressure or anything.”
 
When considering God the Father, I think it’s best if we try to eliminate our biological parents from the equation entirely because a key element to believing as a Christian believes is to accept that God is perfect. Another element is to accept that we are not and cannot be because of our human nature. So it doesn’t make sense to compare your earthly parents to God because we know they are not perfect.  It’s just not fair to them. But I believe God really is a perfect father and his love for us is the standard in which we should model our love for others and our behavior as parents (when the time comes). So if you believe the bible to be more than words, and God’s love more than simple affection but an example to follow then you can derive quite a bit about the nature of a good parent.