Saturday, April 28, 2007

Oh! Look At That! No Important Content!

What kind of God are you?
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You earthly time was spent Raining torrents of blood while sailing over the prostrate masses in an iron chariot
Your throne is fashioned from thorns and human femurs, surrounded by writhing, howling servants, with a footstool of souls on the sizzling shores of the Lake of Fire
You wear A humble tunic and robes, belying your inestimable supernatural powers just waiting to shatter the woes of Creation
Your Godly superpower is A flaming, indestructible sword with which you shall avenge the slain innocents and humble the arrogant
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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Simply Because I Was Told I Don't Post Enough...

As of this afternoon, I now own, when the final volume arrives in the mail, the entire He-man and the Masters of the Universe series on DVD, all bought off eBay. Now that it's complete, I'll probably cool it with the buying for awhile until money comes in more regularly. (I'm going to damn sure try anyway...)

Like the toy store chain Child World, this series was a link to my childhood and my grandmother whom I have a few other fond memories of. (Two of my readers understand exactly what I'm referring to.) The three of us would sit on the floor in front of the TV at our grandmother's and watch the show. (I had to watch the show there as I didn't have cable at the time and this was before there was an independent channel in Maine, later to become Fox then WB and now The CW, to show this stuff but I digress...)

Watching the series now, I am reminded just how good cartoons were back in the day. They had action but they also had a moral lesson that is seriously lacking in today's garbage. Yes, shows such as Justice League, the He-man remake and The Batman have the plot quality but still not the moral. What do kids learn from My Gym Partner's A Monkey and Ed, Edd and Eddie? I'm guessing how to cause mischief Bugs Bunny did much better 60 years ago but I, admittedly, could be wrong...

Friday, April 20, 2007

Lethargic From Nice Weather So No Important Content

Answer the questions in the comments then repost so I can answer them for you!

1. Can you cook?

2. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator?

3. What talent do you wish you had?

4. Favorite place?

5. Favorite vegetable?

6. What was the last book you read?

7. Are you Dirty or Clean?

8. Any tattoos and/or piercings?

9. Worst habit?


1. How did we meet?

2. What's your philosophy on life?

3. Negative or Optimistic?

4. What was your dream growing up?

5. Worst thing to ever happen to you?

6. What was your first impression of me?

7. Tell me one weird fact about you:

8. What's your favorite memory of us?

9 is missing. Make up something if you want.

10. Have you ever kept anything from me?

11. What do you think of me as a person?

12. Do you think I'm sane or insane?

13. Would you cry for me if I died?

14. Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?

15. If you could change anything about me, would you?

16. How do you fall asleep?

17. Ever gotten angry with me?

18. Would you go on a blind date if I set you up?

19. If you had one day to live, what would you do?

20. A million bucks… what would you do with it?

21. What is your worst fear?

22. Favorite thing to do in your spare time?

23. Can you sing or dance?

24. In one word, how would you describe me? Be honest....

25. Will you repost this so I can fill it out?

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The 500th Post!

This came quicker than I had expected but my day yesterday needs to be discussed. Yes, I'm discussing the Nor'easter of rain that hit town yesterday. This would have been alright but I had to go for the skill tests with that agency as you may remember. I took a taxi down but I couldn't call one for the ride back as the agency's phones had been knocked out by the storm. So I walked. It was only a little over a mile but, with the torrential rain and at times hurricane winds, it was way more of an adventure than I would have really liked. Why not get a bus you might ask? I can never find the bus stop in that section of the city and if I waited for a bus, I may have ended up being just as soaked anyway.

The tests themselves went pretty well. He was impressed with my skills using Word and Excel. My 22 WPM speed wasn't so impressive but, since I can get only 30 on a good day, sadly accurate. My readers know about my fine motor control and speed issues. If you don't, "Hi, nice to meet you!" This agency may work out better, we'll see...

I return home, soaked to the bone, to discover the cable was out. This means no internet and, most importantly, no phone as well as TV. (Ordinarily, TV sucks most of the time anyway but I just discovered the Red Sox actually did get their game in and it was apparently a good one. Argh!) I really wanted use of the phone as I wanted to bitch to my parents as that's what they're there for. Thankfully, they got my cousin's cell number from my aunt I guess and I was able to talk to them anyway. We got everything back again late this morning.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

A Quick Quiz

I have to laugh at the result of this and you would too knowing me as well as you do...

You know the Bible 93%!

Wow! You are awesome! You are a true Biblical scholar, not just a hearer but a personal reader! The books, the characters, the events, the verses - you know it all! You are fantastic!

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Friday, April 13, 2007

Countdown To 500th Post

In anticipation of this milestone, I decided I might as well do a "Book Round Up":

The first book I read was Darth Bane: Path of Destruction; a Star Wars novel set in the Sith Era and written by Drew Karpyshyn who apparently wrote the Knights of the Old Republic video game. One could say it's the first and last of this era since it explains the "Rule of Two" effectively ending the period and getting into the more familiar territory of one master and one apprentice. There may be more written but I really don't see the point. The book itself starts off slow but picks up in Part Two when Des becomes Bane. I recommend it if your favorite character on He-man is Skeletor or for you ladies that prefer to ride in sports cars wearing snake-skin pants...

The second book, which I finished on the bus ride down to CT for Easter, was an old Star Trek novel I found cheap on eBay: Mind Meld by John Vornholt. This book, while not as mind blowing as Sarek or the "Lost Era" novel, The Art of the Impossible, was one of the better novels I've read in a while although it was published about a decade ago so I think that explains that... The story takes place shortly after the events of Star Trek VI. Spock is appointed chaperon to a young Vulcan girl who is headed to Vulcan to be bonded with a young Romulan boy. Teska mind-melds with a dying man effectively witnessing his murder which leads to complications as you can imagine. I'm really not giving anything away by saying the book ends at her "wedding" twenty years later which places it while Kirk is in the Nexus and presumed dead... Damn cool.

Oh I have a meeting Monday morning with another temp agency so I'll have a better chance of getting temp work at the very least so that's good, right?

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Too Tired For Real Post

-Go to and look up 10 TV shows you like(d).
-Post three official IMDB "Plot Keywords" for these 10 picks.
-Have your friends guess the show names.

1. High School Reunion, Election, Restaurant
2. Remake, African American, Exoskeleton
3. Road, 1960s, Alien
4. Sword, Homoeroticism, Based On Toy
5. Edited From TV Series, Piloted Giant Robot, Kids And Family
6. Secret Organization, Hacker, Atmospheric
7. Rich Girl, Irish American, Alcoholic
8. Medical, Veterinarian, Yorkshire
9. Beauty, Death, Female Assassin
10. Epidemic, Lesbian Innuendo, Drug Addiction

Good luck with One and Ten but if you can't figure out Four, Five and Eight, buy a TV, m'kay?

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Holy Week, Batman!

For those non-religiously inclined readers, let me explain the title. The week before Easter is called Holy Week. Today is Palm Sunday. This morning, my church was invited by the Episcopal Church diagonally across the street in their Palm Procesional (and blessing) from the Longfellow Monument. Supposedly there were five from my church. I saw two others. There was me, a "PK", a retired minister and our pastor. this makes sense as only those UCC with more church background would do something of this eccumenical nature. As you may know, from reading CS Lewis perhaps, they are a little more "High Church" then we are in the UCC.

The service at my church was a little different today. Instead of a sermon, we had an intergenerational dramatic presentation. It was basically the Stations of the Cross which is a Catholic thing, anyway. (The Espicopalians may also do this; I don't know.)

Thursday, though I'm going home for the weekend, they're having a Maunday Thursday Potluck. Sometime, I will stay for that but I really miss my cat. (Oh, and I guess my parents too...)

Our family from New Hampshire came to visit us this afternoon. Our little cousin brought his Nintendo Game Cube with him but was just as interested in our Star Trek and Doctor Who playsets because they have lights and sounds!

Tomorrow, Red Sox baseball! I can't wait!
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