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Work

November 30, 2007 Leave a comment

Sorry I haven’t posted in the past few days. Much of my time has been spent either working or sleeping. I’ll add a few posts this weekend.

Yes, I’m very glad the Dallas Cowboys beat the Green Bay Packers 37-27. Would’ve been nice to see it (my wife’s stepfather was at Texas Stadium for the game). NFL Network…GRRRR!

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The Golden Compass movie

November 27, 2007 Leave a comment

Don’t know if I’ll see this movie. Have yet to see the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy or Chronicles of Narnia. Haven’t read them, either: fantasy literature isn’t a favorite of mine.

I may not watch The Golden Compass, but it’s safe to say that lots and lots of people will. Some because it’s fantasy and they enjoy the genre and others because they want to see if the movie measures up to the controversy. The movie is said to have been based on fantasy literature written by an atheist and that, in the books, God is killed.

Many Christians are angry with this movie and no doubt many ministers are telling their congregation not to watch it. Just as they did with films like Life of Brian, The Last Temptation of Christ and The DaVinci Code. Other Christians are encouraging fellow believers to watch the film, feeling that discussion of the movie will generate opportunities to share the Gospel.

As for the Christians who plan to boycott and be vocal about it, just realize that all your boycott will really do is encourage more people to go watch it. It will spark the curiosity of some and for others, who love to see Christians get offended, they will go watch the movie for that very reason.

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Guitar Hero

November 23, 2007 Leave a comment

Played Guitar Hero while spending Thanksgiving at my brother-in-law’s house in Ohio. Thankfully, it’s ambidextrous since I’m a lefty and can’t play guitar right-handed (if you’re a righty, try playing a guitar left-handed and you’ll see what I mean). Didn’t do too badly, though it was a little rough at first. Oldest son, who is learning guitar, reminded me that I was playing the easy level. Someday I’d like to learn the guitar for real…
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A photo a friend of mine took

November 20, 2007 Leave a comment

A friend I know through a Christian chatroom, Dan, is in Israel as part of a study program. Dan posted some pics of Israel. He’s a good photographer, and above is one I really like a lot. This photo he took is of a girl he knows. Her name is Sofia, and according to Dan, she’s modeling the Hula Valley. They were ascending the Gilboa area, where King Saul and his sons (including David’s best friend Jonathan) were killed in battle against the Philistines. Pretty good photography, considering Dan said he was working with a simple digital camera.
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Photo of me

November 20, 2007 Leave a comment

I was taking pictures with our digital camera a few months ago when I opted for a self-photo. As you can see from the photo, I don’t sufer from insanity–I enjoy every minute of it.

This is actually a rare pic for two reasons–I don’t really like to smile for pics and I don’t often wear eyeglasses in pics. Without glasses, I am very nearsighted, but I’ve just never liked wearing them for photos. Call me weird. Many have.

This picture does remind me of a time I was visiting at my grandparents’ house. I was in the house and had this feeling that someone was behind me. I turned around and there was my Uncle Alfred (Mom’s older brother) with a smile similar to the one above.

As you can also see, I have a big schnozz that would probably give Karl Malden a run for his money. There’s this recurring nightmare I have where Michael Jackson’s doctor calls me and offers me $50,000 for a graft of my nose for Jacko.

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Burger King

November 20, 2007 2 comments

My wife and I love the new Burger King commercials, the one where a group of concerned mothers try to get the king “whacked” because they feel he’s hindering their ability to make sandwiches. Funny stuff.

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Dad’s health

November 20, 2007 Leave a comment

Spoke to my mom last night…Dad’s blood results showed a higher-than preferable level of cholesterol. Otherwise, things are looking fine. Dad, 71, has been in remission from cancer (he’s had it several times, but each time it’s found in the early stages where it can either be removed or can be treated through chemo).

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