Wednesday, May 31, 2006
We finally went geocaching again. The last geocache we completed was in Washington DC last August. Monday we found a great book cache at Powell Butte. It only took nine months (note: during that time I finished at Western) but finally got another one. I'm always amazed when I go geocaching what cool places I find. Turns out Powell Butte is very bike friendly. Besides Forest Park it is the only place I know of in town that has wide enough trails and allows mountain biking.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Monday, May 22, 2006
So, I saw an article the other day about how Evel can barely walk from his condo to the pool any more and is living in constant pain. As I glanced through the article it detailed how the 67-year-old cultural icon has an incurable disease of the lungs that causes scaring and hardening making it hard to breath sometimes. But, that isn't the big problem. He has broken over 40 bones in his body and has enough metal in him to build a Hummer. Not to mention the short-term memory damage from so many concussions.
The guy has survived over 300 perilous motorcycle jumps. Multiple times he has crashed, but always lived to tell about it later. Here is what I think is so strange: "I can't wait to meet God," he says, "and ask why he didn't make me go faster on some of those jumps, why he put me through all this pain. He knows I'm not evil."
It is interesting that he blames God for all of his pain. That he is a good person and not evil, therefore he shouldn't have this much pain. He doesn't "blame" God for letting him live survive all his wrecks, letting him land so many safely, nor going off them in the first place. But he seems to think the consequences are God's fault.
Another example of why it is important to think about the implications of your theology.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Good Thing We Don't Drink Coffee:
Did a search using the Starbuck store location tool on their website, just for curiosity's sake. Turns out there are 42 Starbucks locations within a five mile of my house. That's a lot. So, I decided to see how many there is near our new home in Siloam Springs. Well, I had to broaden the search radius to fifty miles to find only 1. That one Starbucks is about 35 miles away. That's okay with me. 42:1, good thing I don't drink coffee.
Bonus Quiz: What was the last state in the union to get a Starbucks? Make your guesses in comments.
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
I don't know about you, but I've had a hard time finding an air travel site that consistently provides the best deal. I always feel like I should check against at least three others. There are way too many to name, and how is a man with limited resources and a slow internet connection to do it all? Relax, everything will be okay. There is now a site that searches them all for you. Behold: www.kayak.com
Friday, May 05, 2006
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Stay at home mothers do a lot! The research has bene done and it is clearly a high paying job. If they were getting paid, moms would make $134,121 a year. We should all thank our mothers (or wives respectively) for staying home to take care of the kids. “It’s good to acknowledge the job that’s being done, and that it’s not that these women are settling for ’just a mom, they are actually doing an awful lot.”