The Passing of a Popcorn Popper

Tonight I bring you sad news. My hot air popcorn popper had passed on. Later this week I will take it on one final voyage to the recycling center in town. For those who think this is just a simple little appliance, well, you don't know me that well. This device was used in my house just as much as any other kitchen appliance, except the fridge, he is a workaholic. And I was so excited about making some popcorn and watching a film.

Speaking of films, if you want to see a great little short film I recommend one called "Me and the Big Guy." It is a spoof/take-off of the classic Orwellian book 1984. It will make you laugh, and think. Check it out, you will be glad you did.

Currently listening to: Shawn Mullins - Soul's Core


`Zingers' land Kent woman in jail

Here is a fun little news story. kingcountyjournal.com - `Zingers' land Kent woman in jail They don't give the names, but I got a funny feeling that the attacker was Little Debbie.

Why Are You Still Single?

Ok I'm glad that people are concerned with my well being, but lately, I've taken one too many jokes about the fact that I've been, how shall we say it, with out a date for many a moon. Is it my fault? Well, yea, it probably is. But that is not the point. The point is, why is it that married folk think that everyone that is not married is unhappy or not complete? I'm not saying that I want to stay single the rest of my life, but at the same time I'm not really suffering with singleness. In fact it has allowed me to have more time for ministry (as well as travel, goofing off, and many other things.)

But to satisfy some of those out there, I've decided to be a little more proactive in my search. Yep, I've set up an online application to be my girlfriend. It is about 98% joke, but hey you never know.

Well, that is all for now.

Currently listening to: Over the Rhine's newest CD - Ohio


Where are the Recipes???

So for some reason I was looking up kabobs. Oh yea, I know why, I was a little hungry and was wondering about what I was going to have for dinner. So I found a site listed near the top of the listings that had the following title:CHICKEN KABOB RECIPES :: The Best Chicken Kabob Recipes Online :: Grilled Baked Fried Sauted Braised Roasted Broiled Low Fat Free Fresh Quick Authentic Traditional Well, if you click the link you will find some ads, links to other pages with more links, and a couple photos of food, but NO RECIPES. Can we begin suing internet sites for false advertising, if all they do is provide links to other sites, that might provide links to other sites with recipes? And it is all so they can try to make a buck by selling space or claiming that they get so much traffic. Stop giving me links to other sites, just give me the goods I'm looking for. Well, that is my rant for now, and I'm still hungry, and with out a great recipe for chicken kabob. Oh well, guess I will have some more spaetzle soup, one of my new creations I might tell you when I perfect the recipe.

Currently listenging to: Paste Music Sampler #3 (Available with a subscription to Paste Magazine.) Favorite Tune on the Disc - Wedding Day by Rosie Thomas.


I Must Be Popular

Either I'm one popular guy or there is a nasty computer virus going around. Why you ask? This morning I checked one of my email accounts and I had over 700 emails! Too bad only six of them were for me.

Currently listening to: The voices in my head, as my speakers are not hooked up to my computer right now.


On The Rollercoaster

Well, tonight is the last chance to catch my breath before the school year starts in force, as tomorrow the students arrive back. Right now I feel like I'm on a rollercoaster. Sure I know the ride is a fun one, otherwise I would have not gotten in line again. But right now is that part where you are buckled in, and the cars are slowly going up, and up, with that click, click, click sound. There is a little tension in the air, and the fear of the unknown (even if you've ridden the ride before.) But deep down you know it is going to be a wild ride, so you put your hands up and enjoy the ride. So here goes....

Tonight I also give you two links. The first one is for you if you are looking for a challenging read regarding religion, war, and leadership. If that is your cup of tea then head over here. If you would rather just have some light and trivial information, then there is nothing better than learning how to put a diaper on a monkey Enjoy either way.

Currently listening to: Dime Store Prophets - Fantastic Distraction


Six Items Or Less

So I went to Walmart the other day. (Yes, they have them here in Germany.) While there I saw a sight that I thought was only common in American stores. The weasels who take more than the allotted number of items in the express line. Here it was six items or less, and I saw people with ten, twelve, and even more items in line. Now I know some people fuzz the line claiming that multiple quantities of an item, only counts as one item, but this I think is clearly against all that is understood by the phrase, "x items or less." I can't walk up with 500 Snickers bars, because that is more than the six, ten or twenty as is common in most store express lanes.

So what do you do about it. I think stores should be able to charge double for every item above the limit. It would be a stupidity charge. The store employee would just have to say, hey stupid, you have more items than the sign above you says, so you are going to be charged for being stupid. You could also replace the word stupid for rude or lazy, as that is sometimes the case. I think it would work, the express lanes would go back to what they were intended for, or the stores would make a higher profit, either way someone is happy. Plus I wouldn't get as frustrated with the idiot with sneaking ten extra items through, knowing he was going to pay way too much for his bag of Doritos.

Currently listening to: Sarah Mason - Her first album.


I Love European radio

Yesterday while I was driving around I not only heard several classic 80's songs along with the hits of today, but they played the extended mix of the Safety Dance, by Men Without Hats. Yes, the extended mix. Find me a station in America that will play that along with current hits.

And after five years of searching the radio dial for something to go along with my driving, I found a Christian radio station out of France. It actually caught me off guard, as I was kind of praying about some stuff as I drove, and jokingly said, I'll just wait for a sign from you God from the radio, as I flipped the dial. Then as it scanned the dial, the next thing I heard was Rich Mullin's song, "Hold Me Jesus." I basically laughed the rest of the way home. It actually is a really good station, the only downside is a few of the songs are in French, oh, and they play way too much Bryan Duncan. But that is just my opinion.

Currently listening to: Sixpence Non The Richer - Don't Dream It's Over (actually being played on the above mentioned station.)


At The Starting Line

Greetings and welcome to my newest venture, the weblog. For those of you completely out of the loop, here I will post random thoughts and ideas. Maybe a good or interesting website I come across, or just some random letters I hit on my keyboard. So keep checking back from time to time. Each time I post, I'll make sure I tell you what I'm listening to or watching at the time.

Currently listening to Moving Pictures - Days of Innocense.