Monday, September 28, 2009

Cheap plug

My friend Sarah is a delightful human being. You should read her blog over at The Pink Umbrella and try her tasty recipe for the milk of autumn.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Plusses of the night

+ Elliott Bay's No Doubt Stout
+ A small birthday celebration
+Linds and Amanda telling me I'm not allowed to touch my wallet save for my ID.
+ "        "          "      buying me a t-shirt to commemorate the night
+ "        "          "      in general!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

God in the Gutters

Having spent the last couple days playing with gutters and rooftops I've learned some things:
  1. I am, by no means, afraid of heights. It's the falling part that seems a bit irksome.
  2. Zinc strips are a fascinating concept, but an irritating practice.
  3. ALL downspouts should have some type of perforated covering to keep them from getting clogged
  4.  In general, gutters are not complicated, despite what all you throw in the shopping cart for the repairs.
  5. The most gorgeous, even tempered day on the planet will seem downright hot on top of a roof.
  6. The concept of a Fiddler on the Roof makes so much more sense now...
  7. When the label says "Do not make contact with skin or eyes" it's best to listen
  8. Seriously. When you get the powdered moss killer in your eye, it hurts.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Trinkets, Baubles, Gewgaws, and Doodads....

Observation:

What is it about the rain that evokes such strong emotions from people? It's water falling from the sky. Yet it has evoke such passionate feelings from people. Some people grow depressed in the gray dreariness, feeling separated from their fellow man. They feel a yearning to belong. They feel lonely.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Books!

The Current List
  • Gulliver's Travels (Swift)
  • Finding the Will of God: a Pagan Notion? (Waltke)
  • The Apocrypha (NRSV)*
  • The Pilgrim's Progress (Bunyan)
  • The Killer Angels (Shaara)
  • Screwtape Letters (Lewis)
Upcoming

  • Shop Class as Soulcraft: an Inquiry into the Value of Work (Crawford)
  • Grace Abounding: the Life, Books & Influence of John Bunyan (Calhoun)  
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (Pirsig)
If anyone has further suggestions, feel free to make them here.


Jon's leaps in logic some mornings astound me...


*Specifically The book of Baruch

Friday, September 11, 2009

What? Am I just not here?

I'm convinced I'm invisible. Either that or I am just really short. On several occasions I will be standing right next to or in front of someone and they will ask where I am. It seems as though people just talk about me as if I'm not even there.

What's with Steven Tyler's voice on Dream On anyway?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Welcome to the Blog of the Blue-collared Brainiacs

Well, here we are. First real post. First and foremost I feel I must thank Katrina of With a Humble Hand for directly and indirectly influencing this blog. Directly, if it weren't for her input and advice that banner graphic would never have seen the light of day. Indirectly, reading Katrina's writings in recent days has inspired me. The spark to write has returned as well as a desire to have people read what I have to say. Thank you so much, Katrina. You're great.

So I suppose here is as good of a place as any to write about what is going on here. I think the description says it all. This is going to be a place for myself, as well as others in the coming days, to discuss stories from the world we encounter day to day: the working world, the church, various mediums of communication, and our relationships. We'll look at how we interact with these things. We'll post articles of interest. We'll share our stories from life.

So if you've been linked here, or if you stumbled here by accident I hope you'll stick around. I think we'll end up having a lot of fun.

Test run

Pardon the dust while we get this thing up and running.
This is basically going to be an outlet for humorous stories and observations on life. Your standard run-of-the-mill blog, but hopefully someone will find something worthwhile here.