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Posted on 01.01.2009 at 05:45 pm
Happy New Year, everybody!

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Posted on 02.17.2008 at 08:13 pm
"People often think of Christian morality as a kind of bargain in which God says, 'If you keep a lot of rules I'll reward you, and if you don't I'll do the other thing.' I do not think that that is the best way of looking at it. I would much rather say that every time you made a choice you are turning the central part of you, the part of you that chooses, into something a little different from what it was before. And taking your life as a whole, with all your innumerable choices, all your life long you are slowly turning this central thing either into a heavenly creature or a hellish creature; either into a creature that is in harmony with God, and with other creatures, and with itself, or else into one that is in a state of war and hatred with God, and with its fellow-creatures, and with itself. To be the one kind of creature is heaven; that is, it is joy and peace and knowledge and power. To be the other means madness, horror, idiocy, rage, impotence, and eternal loneliness. Each of us at each moment is progressing to the one state or the other."

--C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity.

Posted on 01.08.2008 at 09:08 pm

Kids Delenn making face


Posted on 11.28.2007 at 04:47 pm
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Danae and Delenn were having an argument last night before bed, and Danae was pouting because Delenn was winning (as usual). So the following conversation ensued:

Terry (leaning over and whispering very quietly to Danae): Just ignore her. She's only just barely five, and she's a little selfish, you know that.

Delenn (appears round the side of the couch suddenly): Yes! Because I'm evil!

Danae: You just now noticed?

Terry: HEEHEEHEE--er. Ahem. Of course you're not evil, baby, you're only a little kid.

Delenn: I AM evil! Layne said so! [Layne = redcurls16, my cousin. Thanks a lot, Layne.]

Terry: What a horrible thing to tell a child. You're not evil.

Delenn: YES I AM. (fake deep voice) MWAHAHAHAHA! [I'm not kidding here. She pulled out the Evil Overlord Maniacal Laugh at this point.]

Danae and Terry: *collapse in hysteria*

Terry: Just go to bed already, you small heathen.

Delenn: Hey, now YOU'RE evil.

Terry: Where did you think you got it from?

Delenn: *finally trots off to bed clutching new Minnie Mouse toy*

Five minutes later, a shout comes down the hall: "DON'T FORGET I'M EVIL!"

Danae: I don't think we COULD.

I love my kids.

(Of course, mark_landon, my brother, has been saying this since she was teeny-tiny, and pulled out the Evil Overlord Laugh on him before she could even talk.)

LOTR Sam wth
Posted on 09.05.2007 at 08:40 am
Remind me NOT to fly with this airline.


Expected unexpectedness

Posted on 08.29.2007 at 10:51 am
Excavation has turned up an unexpected water pipe that was not on the plans that had to be relocated. So, no water in the building today. (Electricity went out last Friday when they hit an unexpected power line.)

The construction company has sent over ice chests and bottled water, which is nice. Bathrooms are available in the building across the street, which is not so nice.

My question is, how long before they hit an unexpected gas line?

Posted on 08.28.2007 at 03:15 pm

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Some guy was driving a bulldozer right alongside my boss's window--I mean, literally two inches from the building. Very carefully. He saw me watching and hollered, "Hi there, I'd like a Big Mac and fries, please!"

Posted on 08.22.2007 at 09:18 am

Literally. I sit backed up to the exterior wall, and they are drilling RIGHT THERE ON THE OTHER SIDE for whatever reason, three feet from my eardrums. They've boarded up the front entrance so that we can't see what they're doing. It's like working in a condemned building.

I'd post about something else for a change, but my life is very boring at the moment. This is pretty much it.

Also the drilling is making it a bit hard to focus on anything else.

Posted on 08.17.2007 at 02:07 pm
Delenn's teacher is requesting a parent-teacher conference. 0_o It's only the first week of school!

Apparently Delenn is having problems doing what she's told. Well, there's a surprise. I'm going to have the only kid in my family to ever get kicked out of kindergarten.

Seriously, there are days (like this morning, for instance, when they decided to start DRILLING THROUGH MY WALL) when I think that four stories collapsing on top of my head could only be a good thing.

LOTR Sam wth


Posted on 08.16.2007 at 08:42 am
There's a set of double doors at what used to be our front entrance, where the parking lot was.

At least there used to be a set of double doors. They've removed the outer set, knocked out the supporting walls, and are now up in a crane banging around on the overhanging ledge.


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