Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The deitrius of fifty years.

I spent last night at my grandfather's house, helping my aunt clean out a couple of bedrooms. (Grandpa is getting some longterm houseguests.) The following is a brief list of some of the items we found.

1. My uncle's first driver's license
2. A wooden cane (Nobody in my family has ever used one.)
3. My aunt's nightgown from when she was ten or so
4. A newspaper clipping from 1989 about exercises that you can do in the workplace to reduce stress
5. Four copies of weight watchers enrollment packet.
6. Three bow ties in various colors
7. Cedar shavings
8. Three large garbage sacks of fabric
9. Two large rubbermaid containers of pictures, both black and white and color
10. More newspaper clippings--every time one of her grandchildren made it into the paper
11. My aunt's paper on Adolf Hilter
12. My uncle's papers from grad school
13. Greeting cards from all over the country
14. A set of postcards from Alaska
15. My Grandmother's wedding dress...still pristine.

We only finished two pieces of furniture and half of a closet. There's still an entire other room and a half to handle tonight.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Free Song

Here's a link to download "You're Pitiful", Weird Al's parody of James Blunt's "You're Beautiful".


If Blunt and his record company weren't jerks, they could actually be making money off this.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I'm disappointed

I'm disappointed in the results of a recent situation on facebook.

Someone who used to be a close friend of the family made a disparaging comment about the method that my home church used to choose their senior minister. Apparently, they forgot that facebook is public, and in making your opinion known, you give up the right to insulate yourself from people who disagree with you.

As a result of whatever disagreements occurred--disagreements that I did not see at all--not only was my mother and father defriended, but I was too. Not only was I defriended by the lady in question, her daughter did the same.

People, this is how feuds start.

I am very disappointed. First that such a disagreement was handled in a public forum, completely against any and all teaching of Scripture. Second, I am disappointed that my families' opinions were projected on to me and I was "punished" for them. Finally, I am extremely disappointed that someone who I've considered a friend for ten years, felt the need to join in such a pointless and escalating gesture.

EDIT: I was not the only one defriended. My entire family, including a brother who hasn't lived in the area for ten years was too. The only thing left is to sprinkle salt on our router.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

About what I thought

My Political Views
I am a right social libertarian
Right: 6.06, Libertarian: 3.54

Political Spectrum Quiz