Thursday, April 30, 2009

Post Pre: Don't count Palm out yet!

Supposedly called the Palm Eos, it's a WebOS based phone that would come out on AT&T. Rumor? Maybe. If not, Palm may have more up their sleeve than realized. Now...when's that Pre coming out?

Read more about the supposed Eos @ engadget HERE.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Family of Worms

Meka: "Look! A wormie!...oops, I broke it. Now I have two wormie's! They can be a family!"

The importance of correct punctuation

What is being sold here and directed to whom?


HT Relevant Magazine

Finally, Real Punishment

Colorado Judge Paul Sacco, fed up with repeatedly seeing the same people in his courtroom for violating noise ordinances, is now forcing repeat offenders to listen to an hour's worth of Barry Manilow or the theme song from Barney & Friends. The fines weren't working, he reasoned, so Sacco figured maybe an hour's worth of "I love you, you love me..." at high volume might make these nefarious noisemakers change their ways. "This is a way...of teaching manners to people," the judge told Reuters.
(Youthworker Journal, excerpting the New York Times)

Mr. T Anything Rules

Shows up for jury duty but not chosen: Full article CLICK HERE

Love the Camo & US American Flag bandana, Mister.

Our Little Christologist

Meka asked me: "What are you reading daddy?"

"I'm reading about Jesus & his Kingdom."

Meka: "Jesus is in the sky! And sprinkley! He sprinkles rain. And babies."

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Used/New to Us Rainbow Swingset

So we had batted around the idea of getting a swinset for the backyard. But we didn't want to buy a Made in China/Taiwan special @ the box for hundreds of dollars just to have it fall apart and/or mortally wound a kid within a year (as well as sending more $ to those we are indebted to). And the Rainbow playsets cost anywhere from $3,000 to $35,000. Seriously.

Discussing this with a friend @ church led her to email her neighborhood listserve with the offer to find a good home for an old playset, free labor to haul it away, etc. Two hits immediately..

To make a long story even longer that's how we got this playset!

And a word to you naysayers who thought or said it would be too difficult: you underestimate the ferrys & their friends!

We took it apart, moved & reassembled it in under 5 hours, hauling it with a mini van & a pick up truck.

I hope I never cease to be amazed by people's generosity. What would life be like if we all shared & redistributed stuff like this to people who could use it? Bad for the economy, probably, good for soul & community.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Bed Time w/ the Babysitter

So apparently Meka didn't want to go to bed for the babysitter tonight. But finally at 8pm the babysitter put her to bed but Meka kept crying. It went down something like this:

Babysitter: "Meka, what's wrong."
Meka: "I'm hungry. I want a waffle. Cold."
Babysitter: "Let me warm it up just a little. It's frozen."
Meka: (insert freak out here)
Babysitter: "Fine. Here it is."

Meka eats the frozen waffle...frozen...then goes right to sleep.

My New-to-me/Used Bike

I snagged a Trek 400, 53cm road bike off craigslist for under $200 (a large chunk of which I got playing music the other night, thanks Josh, True North & NCCC). Considering that you can hardly get on a decent new road bike for less than $800, I'm pretty stoked. Road about 8 1/2 miles this afternoon & I did it faster (I think) than I did the same loop a couple weeks ago (when I saw the Delorian) & I know I did it more efficiently than on the mountain bike.

I put my Specialized gel seat from my mountain bike on it, assuming I will be riding this cat more (the Rockhopper will be the family bike ride rickshaw towing machine) & I got a couple toe things for the pedals. The frame might be a bit too small but hey...who cares for this price.

And the guy I bought it from is named Favian. So that's cool.

"I'm a footballer"

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Cooking Guinea Pigs?

PETA is up in arms over a recent church cookbook called Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread. The controversy? One of the recipes involves boiling and skinning a guinea pig...

The lesson for your church? It's probably not a good idea to encourage parishioners to eat things that are cute, cuddly and generally considered pets.

CLICK HERE for the whole/original post.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Cartoon from seemikedraw


Feel Free to Buy Me This Shirt II

Mt. Washington Creamy Whip

The Mt. Washington Creamy Whip in the old Mt. Washington Bakery location, around the corner from the pony keg where we used to ride our bikes to to get candy, soda and baseball cards, is one of our favorite little spots. Inexpensive and delicious (especially the peanut crunch topping Cheryl introduced me to), we like to ride our bikes up with the kids in the rickshaw.

Absolutely check it out.

There was a bit about it over at Around Anderson: CLICK HERE. want to go...I'll treat!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Christ the Lord?

"This figurehead Christ that we propose to set up is not the Jesus whom God made Lord. If we were able to set him up as Lord, that would not make him Lord. If he is Lord, then he is Lord even if not a single man, woman, or child on earth believes in him or confesses him. If he is not Lord by God's own it is so, then he would not be Lord even though every soul on earth "accepted" him as Lord. If his being Lord depends on anybody's confession, then he is not Lord at all, but only a puppet lordling created by decision and subject to human opinion.

If there is anything certain about us, it is that we would never of ourselves choose a Lord who is Lord without our consent and in opposition to our will. We would not mind so much to have a lord we ourselves could make or unmake, who owed his lordship to our election, for that would leave us our feeling of power and control. But to have a Lord I did not help to make, who is not responsible to me but to whom I am responsible - that offends my pride, cancels my right to judge and decide, and denies my ability, my competence to know and choose my way and control my destiny. It cuts me down to my proper size, and I do not like it at first. Yet I am so diminished if he is thus exalted. No lesser Christ can be the Lord of Christian faith. Only on these terms can I deal with a Christ whom God has made Lord."

~design for preaching by H. Grady Davis (1958)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Psalm 13

How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?
Look on me and answer, O Lord my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death;
my enemy will say, "I have overcome him,"
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
BUT I trust in Your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord,
for He has been good to me.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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Three things you didn't know about Brian Ferry

Did you know that Brian Ferry...
  1. Translates to the number 8 in numerology
  2. Has the Woolly Mammoth as their Power Animal
  3. Shares their name with a guesstimated 102 Americans?
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Top facts about the name Brian Ferry

Did you know that Brian Ferry is...
  1. Modestly envoweled
  2. Nairb Yrref backwards
  3. Ianbray Erryfay in Pig Latin
  4. 01000010 01110010 01101001 01100001 01101110 00100000 01000110 01100101 01110010 01110010 01111001 in binary code?
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Saturday, April 11, 2009

happy keester

...yes, i am that lame. but if you know any lonely, overweight, middle-aged women who teach kindergarten and listen to a lot of paul anka, pass it along because it might just be right up their alley.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Taxation Without Representation

So I'm moving at the end of June. On to the nation's capital.

I have no problem being a Capitals fan. I'll even be a Wizards fan. But do I have to like the Nationals?

Thursday, April 9, 2009


yep. university of texas school of architecture it is. helluva nice place to spend 3 and 1/2 years. plan a visit.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009


if we don't move there for school, we might very well move there afterward. mountains, the water, big city - small feel, countless seattle/cialis jokes. who's in?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Tauntaun Sleeping Bag Right There w/ Footy Pajamas

More Palm Pre Demo (Particularly Pandora)

Check out the Pandora functionality in the video starting around 3:00 min. WICKED cool. If you haven't checked out Pandora, you gots to. That's how I found out about M. Ward and others. Now...when's the Pre being released?