Emma makes me laugh

Last week we went to Applebee's for lunch and when Emma saw the sign she said, "Apple-poopies." She can say it right, but it just came out that way. Funny

The things TV teaches us

First of all, I think my sermon turned out alright this morning. Later on I'll post some recommendations for futher study in the subject of the Christian worldview, but first I need to tell you about something cool I saw this morning.We meet at the church at 7:30 am on Sundays to pray before the 8:00 service and this morning I was ready to go by about 7:10, so I thought I would flip on the TV. I stopped at TV Land because Happy Days was on, but as soon as it came up I saw a youthful Robin Williams, dressed up as Mork. When I was younger I used to watch Happy Days and Mork & Mindy, but I never knew that there had been a crossover episode. I sat enthralled for the next 20 minutes as Mork threatened to take Ritchie with him to Ork, Fonzie defended him, they proceeded to duel with their magical powers, Mork won, Mork decided to take the Fonz home instead and then Ritchie woke up and it was all a dream.Well, I did some research and (as I assumed) Mork & Mindy was a spinoff of Happy days (I probably should have known this, but I wasn't born until 1980). The bit on Happy Days was one of Robin William's first big acting jobs and the character was so popular that it spun off into a fun (but short-lived) series. I also found out that Laverne & Shirley was also a spinoff of Happy Days. And there was a crossover episode with the two spinoffs! In my research I found an interesting site. The Crossover and Spinoff List has all the goods on how your favorite shows have interacted. I finally found the name of the Married with Children spinoff that I had been trying to think of. I've tried to tell people about it before and they didn't believe me. Now I have proof.If only all days were as education as this one.

This is why we won the Revolutionary War

Some guy in England is trying to sell an air guitar on ebay.

Free IQ test

I took a free IQ test here. It was pretty fun.

new pets that we can't pet

On Tuesday we brought home some new pets for our aquarium. We got 8 ghost shrimp. I like these because 1) they're wierd, 2) they totally freak me out, 3) they eat debris from the bottom of the tank, 4) they're bodies are transparent, so you can see their organs wiggling around inside, and 5) they only cost $0.26 each. We also got one small plecostomus, which should keep the algae in the tank under control (and it could get to be pretty huge, this type of fish can be up to 26 inches if they live in a big enough tank.) Also, I swear that I saw a baby fish (fry), but no one believes me. It probably got eaten right after I saw it. So, in conclusion, our fish may or may not be pregnant, the ghost shrimp are cool, and the plecostomus sucks.

Thursday

Well, work is coming along on my message for Sunday. I'll post some extra info later about recommended books and web sites. Also, I just installed Open Office, a free replacement for Microsoft Office. So far, it seems to be working ok. I'll have more once I've put it through some more tests.

Personality quiz

I took a quiz to see which operating system I am most like.You are Palm OS. Punctual, straightforward and very useful.  Your mother wants you to do more with your life like your cousin Wince, but you're happy with who you are.


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I hope this isn't hereditary

MIkeThis is my brother Mike. He's trying out for the part of Kramsg, an orc in the Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. I think he's got a good chance, though it would be better if his teeth weren't so straight.Actually this is part of some strange ritual at Florida College, his futre alma mater, called Midnight Madness.


Deep Thoughts by Danny Ferguson

Here are a few of the things I was pondering today while I sat outside watching Emma play in her sandbox:1. What is the goal of the church in America? I know that we want to see individuals receive God's grace and salvation, but we also want to change the culture. Which one takes priority? Do these two ever work against each other? I know that in places like China where the church is the most counter-cultural, it's seeing the most growth. When all of Europe was controlled by the church during the Middle Ages, the real message of personal faith was all but lost. So in changing the culture, what is our goal? Do we envision a country where all the news media is like the 700 Club and every sattelite channel has people with bad hairdos talking about the end of the world and asking for donations? Is there a point in the shift toward a Christian culture when becoming a nominal Christian becomes easier and being a real disciple becomes harder?2. Why is it that every week there is a new, smaller, more feature-rich cell phone hitting the market and we still haven't found a way to make solar power practical for everyone? If solar power is the solution to our bothersome dependence on fossil fuels, then why isn't it replacing them? Maybe all companies found guitly of participating in spamming should be forced to use their engineering talents on solving this problem.I don't know why I was thinking about this stuff, but if you have any ideas, please post a comment.

Emma

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