Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Ebay Handle

So I just purchased this new, hopefully awesome, coffee roaster on ebay.

As I was looking through the feedback on the seller I noticed they have purchased numerous items from a user with the handle, get this, loveofart! Exclamation mark included. You have to yell the username when you say it.

I think what they mean is obviously love of art! but what I see, and maybe this means I really do belong in ministry with students, particularly jr. high, love o fart!

Choose usernames wisely, eh?

The Bible or the Bard?

Take this quiz and see if you know Shakespeare from Scripture.

Post your score in the comments.

I got a 70%.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Painter of our painting

When setting up our bed room a few years ago we realized we needed something cool. But we didn't want to just go to Bed, Bath and the Abyss to buy some print of a chef with a big mustachio mixing a bowl of whatever (sorry if you have one of those paintings). We wanted some original artwork. But neither Cheryl nor I are particularly artistic in that way and much original artwork is ridiculously expensive. So we obviously went to...ebay.

So now we've got a great painting that hangs in our room of a branch with some red flowers and great background textures with white and beige and black. Quite nice. We frequently look at this original painting and are thankful for it.  We're not art critics, we just like stuff we like.  

Anyway...just received an email from the artist, Rob Kwon, and he's back from a hiatus and is selling stuff on ebay again. You can visit his store CLICK HERE. And I encourage anyone, instead of buying a poster or something, buy original art. You can find a ton of it on ebay.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Frustration Free Packaging

So...we're trying to reduce the spending this holiday season because (1) we want to SPEND LESS & GIVE MORE (see and (2) because our house is already overfilled with toys that are strewn about over every square inch and hurt when you step on them.

But...if I was going to buy toys, I'd do it from Amazon. Because of their frustration free packaging.
Kids toys are tied up tighter than anything I've ever seen. They are the most ridiculously packaged products ever.

CLICK HERE for a post over at Inhabitat about it.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

"Your ultimate allegiance is not to the government, not to the state, not to nation, not to any manmade institution. The Christian owes his ultimate allegiance to God, and if any earthly institution conflicts with God’s will it is your Christian duty to take a stand against it....I am afraid that many among you are more concerned about making a living than making a life. You are prone to judge the success of your profession by the index of your salary and the size of the wheelbase on your automobile, rather than the quality of your service to humanity."
~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

(HT: Skye Jethani)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Meka: "Stinkle, stinkle, li'ul star, how I wonder what a star."

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Daddy: "You're my pumpkin."
Meka: "I not a pumpkin, Daddy, I Meka, right?"
Daddy: "Right."
Mommy: "What does daddy look like?"
Meka: "Nuts. Daddy have two nuts."

Friday, November 7, 2008

hey, whatever happened to that librarian-hot woman who used to be on saturday night live? i can't quite remember her name but i do remember that she was all over the news for a little while - time, newsweek, vogue, and guns n' ammo. anyone? anyone?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

a moment of silence...

we have just elected the only political candidate that i have ever TRULY been excited about. it is the first time i have voted FOR someone and not AGAINST somebody else. it is a truly wonderful moment and i hope america won't slip back into apathetic habits. it also seems with that one show of votes, america has redeemed its standing in the world.

that said, let us take a moment for those who were not so lucky. the political folk-singers. i think we may be kind of screwed. i have got all of these bush-inspired protest songs that i spent the last year writing and nothing to do with them. i am literally playing an anarchist rally on saturday and it may be the only audience left for some of these tunes.

damn hope! damn the good guys winning! damn intelligence and solid ideas beating the word "maverick"!

i guess there is always hoping that the economy keeps tanking.


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Best Little Carpenter

Got some killer Meka help on my sink cover/serving space project.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The dual purpose of lampshades

(1) Soften the light emmanating from underneath its decorative self.
(2) Keep the lightbulb from shattering when a small child pulls the lamp over on herself.

Edie's Mobile Phone & iPod

Why do kids love this stuff so much & why does it have to be real instead a toy?

Disappointed in US Americans

I can't believe this is out there. Regardless of whether you're voting for McCain or whomever else and severely disagree with Obama, still not appropriate.

I am disappointed in US Americans.