Monday, October 11, 2010

Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right

But I don't feel stuck in the middle with you. 

I am increasingly disenchanted with politics, it is a never ending race to the bottom.  I don't want to sweat the small stuff--and while politics seems to permeate and infect everything and therefore feel like "big stuff"...from water cooler discussions to personal financial decisions...I am convinced that it is almost all "small stuff." 

David Cain wrote this and it really struck a chord because if the election really mattered to you, you'd do more than just vote.    

Today is the day that good citizens go out and vote their mind, or don't. 

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

For Sale-1997 Nissan Maxima---SOLD

157,xxx miles, leather, automatic, bose stereo/cd, power everything, power moonroof---it's been a great vehicle and I have owned for 9 years, but it's time for something else. 

email me if interested.

Monday, October 04, 2010

The mantra of the american dream

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I'm back, more mediocre than ever

My creative juices were flowing, and in lieu of cleaning up that mess I figured I would just spew it out here where no one will notice.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

very thorough security check points

"Let me just check you for weapons really quick and then you can have your sword back and be on your way"…

Monday, March 24, 2008

Dinosaur lured mates with giant horn

Scientists recently discovered a plant eater that attracted it's mate with his giant horn.

It's easy to miss something you are not looking for

Communication Overload

If you are like me you have three email addresses, you have multiple phone numbers--- your home phone that you figure you should eliminate but haven’t cut the cord yet, a cell phone, a work phone, a fax machine, etc…
You have work related email, you have personal email that goes to your work email, you have personal email that goes to your personal email and you have that one email address that you setup for registering to stupid websites that require an email address but you haven’t checked it in months…
On any given day you have what feels like hundreds of conversations, email trails that dead end, and voicemails that you don’t want to return, or can’t return…
Don’t feel bad that you can’t keep up, it turns out that if you actually were able to keep up, it would be evidence of a mental illness and an addiction problem.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

party loyalty asks too much

I liked Obama's speech last week. I just read Peggy Noonan's response, I liked it as well.

Redbox is awesome

I love Redbox---it's cheap, it's easy, it's convenient.

Next time you are at Hy-Vee, step up to the Redbox, grab a movie, and relish the whole experience. No 4 dollar plus tax confusing rental policies with 2 or 5 day return dates. No "late fees" or "restocking" fees.

After a couple of rentals, they sent me an email with a free rental. They just got an enthusiastic advocate. What a great idea!

burying my talent

From the wiki page for the story:

The parable tells of a master who was leaving his home to travel, and before going gave his three servants different amounts of money. On returning from his travels, the master asked his servants for an account of the money given to them. The first servant reported that he was given five talents, and he had made five talents more. The master praised the servant as being good and faithful, gave him more responsibility because of his faithfulness, and invited the servant to be joyful together with him.
The second servant said that he had received two talents, and he had made two talents more. The master praised this servant in the same way as being good and faithful, giving him more responsibility and inviting the servant to be joyful together with him.
The last servant who had received one talent reported that knowing his master was a hard man, he buried his talent in the ground for safekeeping, and therefore returned the original amount to his master. The master called him a wicked and lazy servant, saying that he should have placed the money in the bank to generate interest. The master commanded that the one talent be taken away from that servant, and given to the servant with ten talents, because everyone that has much will be given more, and whoever that has a little, even the little that he has will be taken away. And the master ordered the servant to be thrown outside into the darkness where there is "weeping and gnashing of teeth."

I am confronted with the not too reassuring possiblity that if I really carefully examine my own life, I have been a lazy servant, fearful of my master's disapproval. I have been blessed and given many opportunities, it is time to work towards doubling my talents.

Twittering this week

After reading SMays for 3-4 years, I have come to trust his judgment on almost all things technology, and if he says twitter is fun and easy to use, then he is probably right.
So I will try it out. here is my twitter page.