Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Dylan Hears a Who!

Found this while searching the interweb for stuff for my message on Sunday. Pretty amusing. Dr. Seuss' folks are/were pretty upset about the whole thing. Still trying to figure out how to download the cuts.

I'm not much for knock offs but this is pretty amusing.

UPDATE: more backstory HERE @ salon.com

UPDATE: I took the tracks down for fear of retribution from either Dr. Seuss' lawyers or his ghost.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

One Buck Cup @ the Buck

Yeah buddy! This would be SWEET for us manly and authentic black coffee drinkers! Bringing the 'short' cup back. But for a buck? Yeah. I rarely get to the bottom of a Grande anyway. The Tall is about right and the Venti, let's be honest, it sounds communist AND it's ginormous. It's probably easy to drink a 20 oz. skinny, double extra vanilla, one less shot crappaccino in about 17 seconds but to enjoy a BLACK coffee...THAT is where it's at.

CLICK HERE for the NPR Marketplace Story

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Some Stuff from Reading

O changeless God,
Under the conviction of thy Spirit I learn that the more I do, the worse I am,
the more I know, the less I know,
the more holiness I have, the more sinful I am,
the more I love, the more there is to love.
O wretched man that I am!
O Lord, I have a wild heart, and cannot stand before thee;
I am like a bird before man.
How little I love thy truth and ways!
I neglect prayer, by thinking I have prayed enough and earnestly,
by knowing thou hast saved my soul.
Of all hypocrites, grant that I may not be an evangelical hypocrite,
who sins more safely because grace abounds,
who tells his lusts that Christ's blood cleaseth them,
who reasons that God cannot cast him into hell, for he is saved,
who loves evangelical preaching, churches, Christians, but lives unholily.
My mind is a bucket without a bottom, with no spiritual understanding,
no desire for the Lord's Day, ever learning but never reaching the truth,
always at the gospel well but never holding water.
My conscience is without conviction or contrition, with nothing to repent of.
My will is without power of decision or resolution.
My heart is without affection, and full of leaks.
My memory has no retention, so I forget easily the lessons learned,
and thy truths seep away.
Give me broken heart that yet carries home the water of grace.
~from The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions

"Becoming nothing in this world is the condition for becoming something in the other world." ~Kierkegaard, Provocations: Spiritual Writings of Kierkegaard

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Monday, January 7, 2008

grandmothers on global warming

i think my favorite quote over the holidays came from the most quotable woman i know.

nana: "how has the weather been in nashville, dear?"

me: "kind of all over the place. unseasonably warm or unseasonably cold - global warming and whatnot."

nana: "oh, global warming has done just wuuuunderful things to michigan! we have had the most looooovely fall that i can remember!"

she is the greatest!!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

what do YOU do to electronic mail?

I heard Neal Conan on NPR's Talk of the Nation ask listeners to "zap" him an email & I started musing how you can do almost anything to an email. If you're a gmail user you can even Google your email. Which is different than googling yourself, which still sounds somehow inappropriate to me. What do you do to your email? Leave it in the comments. Here are some options: