On Sunday night many of the women at work got together to have a bridal shower for Amanda--my roommate's fiancée. It was decided that the guys needed to do something exciting. Adam and I figured out that sky diving was the perfect idea. We found a great place that was local and only charged $25 (we're not rich you know). Despite the name their website isn't quite running yet, but their legal department is doing well.
It was a fun evening. I only have one picture right now, but I expect to have more in the future...
PS The best part was that at least a couple of the women were not entirely sure if we were really going or not--we really had them worried. I wish I could have kept a better poker face, but some of the other guys did better than I to sell it.
I tried to post this twice before, but it was lost… Time for reconstruction. *After the first loss I learned my lesson and copied all of the text.*
I'm in the middle of watching Alice--not Tim Burton's film (though I plan to see that eventually), but the Syfy (I still dislike that new name) miniseries from last year.
Sone stuff from Syfy is quite goofy and or campy; but this show is quite enjoyable. It is similar to Tin Man in that it is a present day set reimagining of a classic story. I think I'm about a third of the way through and plan to watch a bit more tonight.
The weather is staying springish. It started raining rather heavily a bit before I left work. Of course the wettest I got was when entering my car and trying to fold up the umbrella. I do so enjoy having my garage to drive into at home.
As you can see the rain has kept on through the evening. I did notice that further north snow is falling, but it hasn't gotten quite that cold here.
I worked an overnight at the Creation Museum last night. I did sleep (it isn't a lock-in program), but I am a bit tired. I'm at my sister's place. I was going to watch Lost, but ended up taping it and watching FOX News.
Well it was nice to grow up in a free country. I don't know how long it will stay that way with the government forcing people to do things it has absolutely no bloody [insert other expletives here] constitutional right to do! Requiring the purchase of healthcare is only one of the odious provisions in this despicable bill. Thanks to Scott Brown the Democrats are too scared to actually bring this to a vote (as all legislation should have) after a conference committee and so they resort to illegal or nearly illegal and corrupt measures to get this passed.
Regardless of which lying Democrat (I think I'm being repetitive here, at least regarding this issue) you may listen to, nothing good will come from this monstrosity. The government has already extended it's control too far into private lives (yes, the GOP and President Bush were guilty of intrusions).
Once the government starts to take over healthcare, and Obamacare is only the first step, things will only go downhill. New York City's stupid idea to ban salt in restaurant cooking will be mild compared to what may come. If the government pays for more healthcare then it will be able to justify more control over personal choices like eating habits…
The Democratic motto isn't "If it ain't broke don't fix it." Rather they subscribe to "If the government doesn't control it then fix it." Government is necessary and can be an agent for good (see Romans 13), but it must be restrained and limited or we are all in trouble… Truly the government that governs best, governs least.
I got a carrot for my birthday. Last night my sister Laurie gave me a package of orange jelly beans formed in the shape of a carrot. Many people have found it quite amusing, knowing my feelings towards this vegetable… ;-)
Swallowing pills is unnatural. I remember trying to learn as a kid. My mom gave me frozen peas. But peas are food that you are accustomed to chewing first. You may swallow large amounts of food--but you masticate it first.
I can swallow pills now, but it still feels strange at times. I can't stand the taste of NyQuill so I take gelcaps (usually the generic). They're big, but they help. It isn't that big of a deal, but it makes an interesting blog post, ;-).
On my way home from Bible Study I reentered the realm of cell service. It was after midnight, but I got several text messages from hours before. Apparently our neighborhood lost power and my sister wanted to let me know. I plugged my iPhone in on the way home to make sure it would have the fullest charge and could serve as an alarm clock in the morning. Alas when I turned onto my street lights were again shining. I took the following video of my alarm clock around thirty minutes after midnight. I figure power was restored near 21:30…
I assume the outage was weather related as we had a good thunderstorm in the area earlier, but I haven't heard anything to know for certain.
I was going to say I didn't know when this picture was taken, but that isn't true as I can check the tag. According to the file it was created on June 28, 2009. But, I can say that I don't remember taking this picture, or why I found it tonight in my main pictures folder (which normally only holds pictures I've used, edited, or will use or edit for work use...
March is a great month for birthdays. My granddad's birthday was the second (and one my brothers). My dad's birthday is at the end of the month. My nephew Ryan's birthday was yesterday (also Chuck Norris' birthday--I can't believe he is 70 this year!) and a nephew and I share a birthday on Sunday! I got to spend some time with this last nephew (Clayton) when I went out to California this January. It was cool as I'd not seen him as much as his older siblings. I think there may be some more March birthdays that I know about, but I'm forgetting them right now. Oh wait, I do remember one...Mark Baker's birthday just rolled by a couple days ago... All in all I think March is one of the best months to celebrate your birthday. :-)
I thought about making this scene once I saw a post about someone using their Toy Story soldiers as WWII troops. I switched heads and hands on these minifigs to communicate the terror as a patrol comes across zombies in a ruined police station.
My blogging app just added a Facebook integration feature. I decided it would be interesting to add that and turn on the Twitter feed. But I needed a blog post to test these features, hence this rambling entry. I'll spare you any more at this point... ;-)
Last night I walked across the street to my sister's place. They were in the middle of Bible Study, but I sneaked through. I tried to get Chase up but he claimed he was too tired. I understand needing sleep, but too tired for Lost?
Unfortunately the guys were downstairs so I couldn't use the big screen. I was reduced to using the old TV in my sister's study, but it was better than nothing! I never got a digital converter for my TV and am too cheap to pay for cable, so I can't really complain.
It was a good episode. I'm enjoying getting answers this final season. I know the ending may not be awesome (endings can't be entirely mysterious and mystery has been a strong point of Lost), but I've enjoyed the ride and don't regret the investment of time.
Here is an old blog post I recently found: http://blackwolff.blogspot.com/2005/03/lost.html
I've been watching the show since Mark got me hooked in 2004…
This is another old picture from 2007. I have no idea who put the safety glasses on this dinosaur, but it made for a great shot. I really should collect all of the fun shots like this that I have collected around the Creation Museum. I have one early photo from the Creation Walk that shows one of the bears wearing a mask.
The old pictures that I've had up the past few days all came from a photo album I put together in December. I went to a white elephant party and didn't know what to bring. What I came up wasn't exactly a white elephant gift, but it was popular nonetheless. I sifted through old pictures (the party was with people from work) and printed a couple dozen and put them in a small photo album. I tried to pick photos with a variety of staff members and of various situations.
PS Here is another great dino pic. This guy used to be near the dinosaur pictured above.
I may have blogged this picture before (come to think of it I'm pretty sure I have)--but if I have, then just consider this a review, ;-). I took this picture one day because I needed a patriotic picture of the Creation Museum for a blog post (I think it was about Memorial Day). I think it turned out well, especially with the fold in the flag.
Pictures like this where the foreground contributes to the focus on the background are quite interesting to compose. I should look for more opportunities to take shots like this...
PS I just had a "duh" moment when scheduling this post. I couldn't understand why Blogger told me that 2/29 was an illegal date. I just wanted it to be one day after my last scheduled post for 2/28... I think I finally figured it out. ;-)