Skip to main content

Monday Morning

Well, it's Monday morning after the 44th time two football teams have played the most important game ever.  Which kind of puts that in perspective.  Here's some random Monday thoughts, because I'm not sure I can put together a complete post of any of them:

1.  It's been a good end of the week and weekend for us liberty-loving Americans.  Apparently, Congress and the Executive Branch have been mostly shut down due to snow.  That's a good thing.

2.  On a related note, the New Orleans Saints won the Superbowl.  See, Congress froze over, overfat political pigs flew---well, you get the point.  The Colts probably could have won, but they pulled their starters to save them for next week….oh, no, that was the regular season they gave up on, not the Superbowl.  However, when you start to set that pattern, can you guarantee to come out of it?

3.  Just how many bandwagon Saints fans were there?  Now, I know that many football lovers needed to pick somebody, and since the Colts are one of the rivals of my Tennessee Titans, I certainly didn't want them to win, but leave the "WHO DAT?" to the people that have "WHO DAT'd" for years.

4.  Based on the responses on Twitter, Facebook, and even in the news, this win will apparently finish solving all of New Orleans' post-Katrina problems.  (And, it seems that President Bush was keeping the Saints out of the Superbowl as part of his meanness to NO.  Thanks to President Obama, they got in, as part of his plan to fix it).  How messed up is our society to honestly believe this?  Corruption, poverty, corruption, and stupidity in government aren't going to go away from a ball game, and those things are the basic issues of NO's problems.

5.  Saw a few commercials.  Given that I'm concerned we'll get to the "Green Police" idea, I'll not buy an Audi and further the concept along.  Otherwise, I think this week I'll change zero habits based on advertising. 

6.  I'm so happy the US Government bought an ad for the Census.  After all, it's only a federal crime not to answer the census, so they really need me want to do it.  I'm surprised the IRS hasn't taken to advertising for our taxes.  Seriously, people. Where could that $2.5 million  (not counting making the ad) have gone? You could have helped 25 people with $100,000 mortgages. You could have fed and housed quite a few of DC's homeless for the duration of the winter storm.

7.  This week, Ann's going to Judsonia to see her parents.  I'm staying home.  I don't like being away from her or her away from me.  Yes, that sounds controlling or co-dependent or something.  Whatever it is you call it when you absolutely need someone in your life and don't want to be away from them? When you can be apart out of necessity but don't enjoy it? What's the word for that? Oh yeah. We call it "marriage." 

8. I heard the trial I got booted off of jury duty for is running until almost 6 every day and is going to take 3 weeks.  There will probably be a post later about my observations of that day about communication, hypocrisy, and the need for some serious community service in the Drew County Courthouse. Let's get some light bulbs changed and some paint on the walls, people.

9.  Speaking of the legal world: you should read  It will cause you to be agitated some days, but you'll also see that there are attorneys and judges with common sense!!

10.  I'm doing the sound work for a talent show at a local school this week.  That's going to be interesting, since there are no rehearsals and I've never seen the equipment before.  I love a good challenge!!


Which is what today may be for all of us.  Take the challenge and go!




One more complaint: Firefox 3.6 isn't that different.  Why won't Google gears work with it?  Maybe you should have fixed that instead of buying a Superbowl ad.  Who doesn't know about Google?


Popular posts from this blog

Book Review: The Heart Mender by @andyandrews (Andy Andrews)

The Heart Mender: A Story of Second ChancesEver read a book that you just kind of wish is true?  That's my take on The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews.  It's a charming story of love and forgiveness, and it's woven into the historical setting of World War II America.  For the narrative alone, the book is worth the read, but the message it contains is well worth absorbing as well.However, let's drop back a minute.  This book was originally published under the title Island of Saints.  I read Island of Saints and enjoyed it greatly.  Now, Andrews has released it under a new title, with a few minor changes.  All of this is explained in the Author's Note at the beginning, but should be noted for purchaser's sake.  If you read Island of Saints, you're rereading when you read The Heart Mender.  Now, go ahead and reread it.  It will not hurt you one bit.Overall, the story is well-paced.  There are points where I'd like more detail, both in the history and the geog…

Book: The Gospel Call and True Conversion

A quick note: This book, The Gospel Call and True Conversion, is currently available on Kindle for $4.99. This is the second in a series of 3, and the first, The Gospel’s Power and Message, is available for $2.99.The Gospel Call and True Conversion. The title of this book alone sounds intimidating, and adding that it’s written by one of the heavyweights of American Reformed Christianity, Paul Washer, does not lessen the intimidation factor. Washer is known to be a straightforward preacher—for good or for ill.What did I find in The Gospel call and True Conversion? I found some things to like:1. Paul Washer is passionate for the truth. He wants to know the truth. He wants to proclaim the truth. He wants the truth heard. He wants you to know the truth. This is good. It is good to see someone not try to base theology on popularity or as a response to modern events, but to base it clearly on truth. 2. There is a strong emphasis on the reality that true conversion (from the title) will resu…

Sermon Recap for July 29 (and 22)

Good Morning!Here is what you'll find: there is an audio player with the sermon audios built-in to it, just click to find the one you want. You'll also find the embedded Youtube videos of each sermon.If you'd like, you can subscribe to the audio feed here: for iTunes users. Other audio feeds go here: video is linked on my personal Youtube Page here: are stockpiled here:!July 29 AM: (Audio)
July 29 PM: (Audio)
July 22 AM: (Audio)July 22 PM: (Audio)