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I love you just the way you are…

January 16th, 2008 Comments off



I said yesterday to Matt on IM, that the MacBook Air was like a cheap and sleazy tabloid while my lappy (Dell 700m – pictured here beside the air’s more mature and responsible older sister MacBook) was like a sturdy text book with a great personality.

I hope I don’t cause my lappy to get all depressed and have some sort of eating disorder. I love it just the way it is.

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Status – srsly.

November 16th, 2007 6 comments

These past few weeks have been a whirlwind, and I’ve been just not able to drum up the words to write anything of substance, or what I suppose is more my standard – non-substance.

I finished one work project to get tossed into the maelstrom of an even bigger project.  Which means a different team, and different tools, and writing, lots and lots of writing.  Editing too… which if you read this blog often, I’m sure you’ll get a belly buster laugh at that.  (see, dangling participle… ‘scuse me, my mommy raised me with a better mouth than that.  Call me Brittany)

Anyhoo, all that at work, and then its crunch time with our Upward Basketball league.  And if you know whats really happening with our league, the whole word ‘league’ is a bit funny too.   We’re partnering with another church to hopefully have more players in the league.  Which is good, and an answered prayer, but it also comes with more uncertainty and more coordination, both of which I’m horrible at dealing with.

The next few days will be interesting, packing for our Thanksgiving trip to Las Cruces, and also doing a final Upward evaluation night Saturday, then Upward draft day before we leave.  I should be good an exhausted for the 12 hours drive. YAY!

So hang with me, I have some stories to tell, so TV to gripe about and other useless drivel.  So don’t go away.. or if you do.. don’t go away mad. 😀

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TV recaps – delayed

October 9th, 2007 Comments off

Much like Angie’s flight home from California, my weekly TV recaps (my most popular posts that nobody reads) are delayed.

Sunday was hectic, Monday was harried, and I ended up watching MNF, and missed all my normal shows (hopefully still safe on the DVR).  So I’ll have to put the recaps on hold until tonight, maybe the morning.

Much like Angie’s flight, and the non-closing/sealing door that ended up canceling her flight, my work projects might curtail how many shows I can watch, and thus cancel some of the regular shows.   So stay tuned.

Last week was Haiku Week, and I had a lot of fun putting recaps into verse.  This week I’d like to try another twist, and write re-caps in Seussian meter (more properly, anapestic tetrameter) but that might be a tad ambitious for this week.

I still aim to get at least one post up daily.   Also, if your bored with me, you can see what my kids are up to at the is-blogging site.  Updating daily, if not hourly, after school and homework, it seems. – My decent descent into madness

October 7th, 2007 6 comments

It could be argued that I should have seen it coming, that what happened isn’t unexpected. I’d agree, but I still went and did it. My tale of woe follows.

It started a few years back, and several blogs ago. I was bitten by the blogging bug, and started the now defunct Gator Bites blog. Then Angie and I started Misplacedkeys where we settled in for a few years. Then we discovered WordPress and moved to separate domains, me here at RC, and Angie started her own blog at SweetBippy. Also we dragged our friends Matt & Debbi into the blogosphere, with Matt starting Blogospeer, and Debbi branching out at Debily this year.

The kids have gotten hints about the whole ‘blogging things’, and are also YouTube nuts. The past few months I’ve fielded the requests of, “I want a BLAAAAGGHH!!!1!” and “When do I get a BLOG!?!” with a flip of the hand, and a dismissive, “We’ll see.”

Those have finally caught up with me, and so I bit the bullet, and installed WordPress MU (MU = Multiple Users) to a new domain – Its pretty much what WordPress uses to host blogs at, but with some local controls. I can have Admin rights across all the blogs on the system, and can help their blogs from a common code base, without having to logout/login, run updates across 3 more domains, etc. I thought it would help me save time, and energy. Simple. Turn-Key. What could be easier.

And it was… until the new whines started.

“Dad, I can’t ___________”

“Dad, How do I do _______________”

“Dad I want this header with this picture, make it happen, snap snap!”

Wow, it certainly made Sunday afternoon go by quickly. With a few frustrations all the kiddos have their blogs up at the new domain. And while I have the powah! I can pretty much host anyone else that wants a blog. The caveat, I gotta know you, or my kids have gotta know you. I can’t offer 24/7 tech support, but you can easily start up your web-presence with a quick blog, and nifty is-blogging domain. (If you want your blog to be, say, oregonsnowbird. Start a new blog, and you’ll be able to see your blog at (after you verify it with an email address).

I had a ball, getting the kids up and running. I’m looking forward to seeing what they’ll create.

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NEW – Random Commands Design

October 6th, 2007 Comments off

I like this template.  If you refresh you’ll see some different header images.  While I’d like to count the pageviews, I think it better to put ’em all in one place.  Click more too see ’em all, or by all means, just keep refreshing.

Read more…

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How cheap is I?

October 2nd, 2007 Comments off

Angie asked this question, and got the answer she wanted… hilarity ensued.

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September 27th, 2007 2 comments
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Five is right out!

September 12th, 2007 1 comment

Each morning, as part of my ritual, I begin my blog reading. I have several that I frequent regularly, and a few that I read waaaaay too much. But there are three that I look forward to each morning, because I know that there will always be something edifying, convicting or uplifting in what I read.

One –Pyromaniacs is a group blog of Phil Johnson, Dan Phillips and Frank Turk (aka Centurion) (technically they list Pecadillo as a member, but I’ve never seen an actual post of his) write many post on many edifying topics. Their zeal for truth is evident. They always have sharp wit, with kicking graphics that put a flavor to their blog branding that others should emulate.

Two – Gospel Driven Church is the blog of Jared Wilson, a great writer, with great insights. His posting of late have challenged me to find way I can proclaim the gospel in how I write and how I teach. Convicting often, but humble always Jared’s writing is a welcome stop during my morning coffee.

FiveEvangelical Outpost is Joe Carter’s daily dose of just about everything. Sometimes geeky (see Yak-Shaving and 33 Things) sometimes thoughtful, always worthwhile, EO will be moving to my Daily Reads blogroll (soon as I figure out how I want to sort em out).

What are your favorite blogs to read each day? (and yeah, I’m not counting Angie, Matt or Debily in my three favorite, cuz, well they’re family. )

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Are you ready for some FOOTBALL!

September 4th, 2007 2 comments


Make sure you share Jesus at your MNF parties… Or the Evangelism Linebacker will be on your case!

hattips to Evangelical Outpost and The Thinklings

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Remember the old saw…

August 31st, 2007 Comments off

Got called on using this phrase a few times last night at men’s group.

So I decided I’d better see if I’m acting my age (gonna be the big four-oh in Decembre…) or older. has this definition:

A proverb or maxim, as in Mom’s always repeating the old saw, “Haste makes waste.” This term uses saw in the sense of “saying,” and old in the sense of “wise” rather than old-fashioned. [Second half of 1400s]

oh. my. garders!  1400s… I KNOW I’m not that old… but it could just be me ol’ memory fading.  With some degree of panic, and turned to the urban dictionary to see if I’m still down wit dat.


A saying that is an old standby phrase (to the point of being a cliche) but still rings true.

Fo’ shizzle, if dat UB has da werdz in it, I must still be cool…

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