Archive for September, 2007

Prayerful Thoughts

September 30th, 2007 1 comment

Danny wrote this during closing prayers this morning:

God bring me to you.
You are unlimited love for the whole world.
No one can take that away.

and amen.

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By Grabthar’s Hammer!

September 28th, 2007 Comments off

image Its StarTrek weekend at National Review Online.  Conservative political commentary mixed with a myriad of Star Trek references… what’s not to like!  Warp Speed, Ms.  KLo.

The homepage is festooned with tribbles! – Jonah Goldberg

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Thursday – 5WoL

September 28th, 2007 5 comments

Try to do these as they happen, so I don’t get too behind. If I have more drivel to type, I’ll put it below the fold. Slow night last night, watched half of Big Shots, then all of Grey’s need to catch up tonight on the others, and I’ll update the post later.

  • Grey’s Anatomy: Grey sisters exchange furtive flances* glances flances**
  • Big Shots: Four Guys admit they’re wimmin***
  • Survivor: Amanda’s fun bags get blurred
    • Alt: Ashley’s fun bags are out!
  • The Office:  Michael is a little stitious

*- typo. Egad, I have no idea what a flance is, and I’m not sure ABC can show a flance without causing the censors to have heart-attacks.

** – it seems I’m more ‘down wit it’ than I had first thought, after googling flance, and reading the defizzle, the word is apropos. (I may have to go wash up now…)

*** – oh and before you ask, yes it is a word, and it too is apropos. :p

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Religious Symbology

September 27th, 2007 Comments off

From Pyromaniacs:


Its funny, its irreverent, its painfully truthful.

BONUS: Elvis & Elvis

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September 27th, 2007 2 comments
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TV Premiere Week – Synopsizes in 5 Words or Less

September 27th, 2007 4 comments

I’m backing up to Survivor of last week, and I think I’m current with what I want to watch, so hang tight, here we go.

  • Survivor:China – Passive Aggressive Chicken Dumped – Woo!
  • Chuck – Awesome, Chuck wears Chucks! Cool!
  • Heroes – Hiro becomes his own Hero.
  • Journeyman – Redemption in a tool box.
  • House – Guitar Hero searches for bandmates.
  • Beauty and the Geek – Tony is not a Rapper
  • Kid Nation – PETA, help us promote show!
  • Bionic Woman – I knew Starbuck was Cylon!
  • Private Practice – Addison nekkid and under worked.

Others that I haven’t watched, but might keep on the back burner in case one of these shows gets Daybreak’d: Reapers, Life.

Up for tonight: Survivor, The Office, Grey’s Anatomy

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Hello new office, same as the old office

September 19th, 2007 Comments off

except with a different view…

19-09-07_1136Old view: Central Expressway (US-75) southbound dominates the view, with a small field, and parking lot (sometimes fun to watch the coppers nab the speeders on the road that parallels the expressway. Beyond that, I can sometimes see the Dallas skyline, and any weather that approaches from the south.

19-09-07_1147 New View: The building next door dominates the view, with Old Glory standing watch. View of the park and water features across the road, and the loop near our office park. Northern view means less sunlight, and if I look off to the left, ad squint I can see the steeple of my church. Lots and lots of water towers too.

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Beauty and the Geek – Its a diamond in the rust.

September 19th, 2007 2 comments

Last night was the two hour season premiere of Beauty and the Geek (season 4).  

In the first our, It got the whole AI national tour looking for prospective geeks.  Last year’s surprising couple Nate and JennyLee made some of the tour spots, and helped to interview the prospective cast members.  One funny moment was their initial stop in Arkansas… Jenny Lee filing her nails with a CW branded nail file, outside with a totally empty line, and Nate just hanging out waiting for someone to show up.  (eventually they did find a cast member in Arkansas, Shay… not surprisingly she was the least smart of the beauties)  One thing I like about the show, is that it doesn’t take its self too seriously.

Looks like we’ll have a great bunch of geeks and beauties, with one surprise coupling a girl geek and a male beauty that were a surprise to everyone else.  They were matched by the producers, and the male will compete with the rest of the beauties in the ‘intellect tests’ and the girl will compete with the rest of the geeks in the ‘pop culture’ inspired challenges.

Should be a fun season, be sure to watch Tuesdays on The CW

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T’is Talk Likea Pirate Day…

September 19th, 2007 Comments off

So Pirate-gy your blog and use the Text Filter Suite plugin to make all ye posts honor this wonderful day.

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Happy Birthday :-)

September 18th, 2007 Comments off

Yesterday was MJ’s 5th birthday, and we had a nice family dinner at his favorite restaurant: Burger King.

We were joined by Matt and Debbi, and their kids, so it was a nice small celebration. MJ opened up some of his presents that included: 35 dollars in cash and gift cards (enough to buy him a big-boy bike), a nice set of Cars (Mac, Blue Dinaco Lightining McQueen, and Flo and Ramon), a super stomping Optimus Prime, two other smaller transformers, and a Diego action figure. Made out good, he did. If Angie is feeling up to it she might post some pictures.

In this morning’s news I found out that its the birthday of the smiley:

Fahlman posted the emoticon in a message to an online electronic bulletin board at 11:44 a.m. on Sept. 19, 1982, during a discussion about the limits of online humor and how to denote comments meant to be taken lightly.

“I propose the following character sequence for joke markers: :-),” wrote Fahlman. “Read it sideways.”

The suggestion gave computer users a way to convey humor or positive feelings with a smile — or the opposite sentiments by reversing the parenthesis to form a frown.

Computer science and linguistics professors contacted by The Associated Press said they were unaware of who first used the symbol.

“I’ve never seen any hard evidence that the 🙂 sequence was in use before my original post, and I’ve never run into anyone who actually claims to have invented it before I did,” Fahlman wrote on the university’s Web page dedicated to the smiley face. “But it’s always possible that someone else had the same idea — it’s a simple and obvious idea, after all.”

Variations, such as the “wink” that uses a semicolon, emerged later.

So… Happy Birthday Smiley! HappyI Love youCoolBanana

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