April Fools Day Update

I’m writing this on Ubuntu to avoid any Conficker antics. No tricks from me this year, but I do have some news for you. The Prediger and I returned from Arizona for the season. The neighbors at the over-55 resort assisted us in “summer-proofing” our home. That involved putting out open jugs of water inside…

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DRM = Not Cool.

The third generation iPod Shuttle came out and the guys at the Consumerist pointed out that it comes with some dubious features. It may have better sound, but be prepared to shell more cash for decent headphones with the iPod seal of approval. The iLounge gives us the skinny: the new Shuttle does not have…

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Sunday Morning Frustration

The following is a rant. My apologies in advance. I went to church expecting Jesus, and left empty handed. The screens are questionable at best. But that is the least of my concerns. You guys had a 20 minute sing-a-long…of simple peppy hymns…not from LW, TLH, or the new Hymnal…with canned music…and no Lenten hymns.…

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Strawberry Vodak

(Yes, “vodak” is spelled as it is….just ask the guys at Fark.com.) I’ve made my first batch of strawberry-infused vodka…and it went well. My neighbours enjoyed how the vodka picked up the essence. Here is how I made the vodka: 1) Purchase 2 lbs of strawberries and 1.75L of vodka. (You can even purchase Popov…

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Your Worst Life Now

We have plenty of Osteen fans at the park…I wonder how they reconcile their theology with historical accounts of martyrdom. Try preaching that to our suffering brethren today! The Prediger laughed at this. He still remembered that Fighting for the Faith podcast when Rosie Ricardo (ay yi yi) deconstructed one of Osteen’s sermons. Thanx to…

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I. am. job.

Turned in apps and resumes for work in various places. I did find some volunteer work with the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale and Department of Public Safety. Got word via Consumerist that the laid off execs are taking entry level positions and starting all over again. Got more to do.

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February Recap

No job yet, despite going to the job fair and applying at Dice and Careerbuilder.  At least it’s not as fierce as the job market in Fort Wayne.  There the jobs require 3-5 years of coding experience and other non-entry level requirements.  It’s tough all over. I did help some neighbors with their e-mail accounts. …

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Update for January and Early February

Plenty of things are happening now. Drove my car via I-40/Route 66, about 1850 miles in four days.  Glad to be with my Prediger. Yesterday, I went to a job fair in Glendale.  I arrived 2 hours early to queue up and when it opened, the line snaked around the stadium. Later, I found out…

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The Bingo Lady in the Commercial

I mentioned about that lady in the Loud n Clear commercial. One of the commercials had the lady missed the winning number. :/ But this long version has her win the game! Her winning card appears to have a simple diagonal pattern.

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The Valley of the Sun

The Prediger and I are now here in the Phoenix area, and we are doing well. We are in an 55+ retirement community and it’s very nice, despite the mostly cloudy and showers. Arizona state law allows at least one married person over 55 to rent from an age-restricted community, so it was no problem…

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The Priestly Rule of Discipline by George Wollenburg

The link to Pastor Wollenburg’s article is missing from it’s original site, so I’m posting it here. He was a good friend, so I wanted to keep one of his articles available so people can read it. And as an Inauguration Day bonus, here is an Obamicon version of Pastor George. “But you are a…

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Good Luck, President Obama.

Congrats, and please don’t screw it up. My one advice: don’t go through with the Freedom of Choice Act, and please do not trash the Constitution. The guys of FARK has its Photoshop welcome for the new President. The following pic after the jump may cause seizures, so DO NOT click the link if you…

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Experience Weird Crap without LSD!

I was wondering whether I am a Paleo-Libertarian when I stumbled to this Boston Globe article of hacking the brain so you can experience mind-altering illusions without using controlled substances. (Thanks LewRockwell.com!) Reminded me of that time in OSCON 08 when I tried on the Brain Machine goggles and saw weird things. I removed the…

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Farewell to Father Neuhaus

Wayne and I received word from Pastor McCain that Father Richard John Neuhaus died yesterday.  We were floored at the news.  Wayne remembered him as his friend and Seminary summer session roommate. He attended Neuhaus’ Catholic ordination service years ago. I remember him as the catalyst that brought me and the Prediger together. At the…

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Free Conference at my Church!

Redeemer Lutheran on Rudisill holds yearly liturgical conferences (St Michael’s, Lutheran Liturgy Brotherhood) in which we attend the Eucharist, discuss parts of the Liturgy, and ultimately learn how to explain to the laity about the meaning of the Liturgy. On January 19th, the day before the Fort Wayne Symposia, Redeemer will host a Free Conference…

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