Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
1) I needed to mail off some bills.
2) Kai loves to go for walks and hates if I don't take him with me when I do the mail.
3) Kai is part Siberian Husky and is constantly praying to the snow gods for snow and rejoicing when they deliver.
I got all bundled up to do the mail. I am glad I did because even with the warmer temps, it is still none too warm out there. My head sock helped keep me feeling very toasty. The only thing that was remotely cold was my legs and even then, long johns would have made me warm and sweaty rather than just nicely warm. I also took my hiking stick along and I am glad I did. We had an ice storm earlier this week and between that and the cold temperatures, there is a lot of uneven and slippery ice out there. the hiking stick gave me the stability I needed to not wind up on my butt.
Kai has he say on how far we went. I only wanted to go to the mailbox and back but Kai wanted to get as much out of the walk as he could. He loves walks and the cold, and the snow gods are about to give him more of what he really loves and that is snow. The biggest reason I gave in other than I need to get out more is the expression on Kai's face along the walk. He had a big open mouth smile with snow and ice on his whiskers. One happy dog. The snow gods were smiling on him and he was rejoicing.
I really should not mind. Both Kai and I did not get out enough this fall and we both need to get out regardless of weather.At least it was on the cold side of seasonal instead of suck your soul out through your nostrils cold.
Monday, December 22, 2008
This picture was taken a few years ago at a family reunion a few years ago. Kai was a hell puppy when we first got him and almost took him back to the pound a few times. It was at this weekend that Kai showed that he could be a good dog to the family and to me. I almost thought that it would be another bad visit when the weekend started off. Fortunately it turned around fast and this scene was one of the major turning points.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
You Should Drive a Silver Car
You're the type of driver who doesn't really pay attention to other cars on the road.
You are calm, focused, and clear headed. Driving is simply a task for you.
And you aren't one to be too fussy about what you drive.
Basing your status on a car is a little beneath you.
Friday, December 12, 2008
You Act Like You Are 27 Years Old
You are a twenty-something at heart. You feel like an adult, and you're optimistic about life.
You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.
You're still figuring out your place in the world and how you want your life to shape up.
The world is full of possibilities, and you can't wait to explore many of them.
I think this one was off.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
This is a bit of post script for those of you who like to entertain conspiracy theories. I was not impressed with the Republican ticket this time around. There is a part of me that wonders without taking it too seriously if the Republicans wanted to loss this time around because they knew the mess that was coming.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
I also got to submit a waymark this week. (here) I know not everyone is interested in the different church waymarks but if you are looking for a local church and you don't know the area, then this is a source of information. Between Kim and I, we are describing Garrett pretty well.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
In the meantime, I would like to encourage you to thank a vet on this Veteren's Day, tha twe have the right to debate the way the country goes.
Monday, November 10, 2008
I am a little behind in my posting. I went to the All Saints Vespers at Kramer Chapel at the Fort Wayne Semianry. I always love the services there. They do music for the service that your average Church just can't touch. The good thing is that I get to hear it. The bad news is sometimes I would like to do the music back at my church. I guess you can't have everything. Sigh.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
The procrastinator's creed
-I believe that if anything is worth doing, it would have been done already.
-I shall never move quickly, except to avoid more work or find excuses.
-I will never rush into a job without a lifetime of consideration.
-I shall meet all of my deadlines directly in proportion to the amount of bodily injury I could expect to receive from missing them.
-I firmly believe that tomorrow holds the possibility for new technologies, astounding discoveries, and a reprieve from my obligations.
-I truly believe that all deadlines are unreasonable regardless of the amount of time given.
-I shall never forget that the probability of a miracle though infinitesimally small, is not exactly zero.
-If at first I don't succeed, there is always next year.
-I shall always decide not to decide, unless of course I decide to change my mind.
-I shall always begin, start, initiate, take the first step, and/or write the first word, when I get around to it.
-I obey the law of inverse excuses which demands that the greater the task to be done, the more insignificant the work that must be done prior to beginning the greater task.
-I know that the work cycle is not plan/start/finish, but is wait/plan/plan.
-I will never put off until tomorrow, what I can forget about forever.
-I will become a member of the ancient Order of Two- Headed Turtles (the Procrastinator's Society) if they ever get it organized.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Over the last week, Kim and I got to enjoy some of the best Pizza ever!. It is from the New Bethel Ordinary. For a write up about it, check out this waymark. One thing I love about the pizza is how filling it is. One to two slices will fill even the hungriest adult. Yum! I think it was amusing that when we were trying to figure out the logistics of going, we checked out the waymark we had made rather than googling for a website. I look waymarking and using it for the information we need. That's why the website was made.
Speaking of waymarking, I got to enjoy doing some benchmark hunting, geocaching and waymarking. It was nice to get a mix in since I have been finding way too many micro caches lately. Yuck! Micros have their place but a steady diet of them is less than satisfying. Having a mix is a great solution if you are in any kind of rut.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Halloween Horoscope for Aries
You're a total candy hound who will do anything for a sugar fix.
And to get the most candy, you'll wear the wildest costume possible.
Costume suggestions: A superhero or famous rock star
Signature Halloween candy: Mini Snickers bars
Scary movie you should celebrate Halloween with: Shaun of the Dead
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
There is a category of waymarks called Static Artillery Displays. I recently listed the one pictured above. This is the information I found out about the Armory and the Hotwitzer.
A little history on the Lebanon National Guard Armory and the HOwitzer
Battery C, 2ND Battalion 150TH Field Artillery Regiment
The building was dedicated on July 4, 1941 to replace the old armory located on Indianapolis Avenue. At that time, the howitzers were pulled by horses.
The piece sitting in front of the Armory is an M110A2 Self-Propelled, 8-inch howitzer. This piece was fielded to the unit in 1972 when the battery changed from towed 8-inch to self-propelled.
In 1996, the Battery changed back to a towed unit and changed from Battery D to Battery C. At that time, this 8-inch howitzer was demilitarized and placed in front of the armory on display.
The M110A2 Self-Propelled 8 inch was manned by a crew of 7 and could fire its 200-plus pound shell up to 18.6 miles with devastating accuracy. The howitzer’s lethality was defined by a 75-meter kill radius and a 200-meter burst area. This howitzer was last fired at Camp Atterbury in June 1996 before being demilitarized for display.
The link for this waymark is here.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Second of all, they change their name from the Wizards to the Tin Caps. This is to honor Johnny Appleseed. I find this funny since they are moving their stadium further away from his grave site.
Third os all, one part of this project of getting a new stadium was to make some more condos. Since there is such a down turn in reality due to the banking crisis, they are having to make this a smaller project. I wondered from the start if this a project born of Cadillac eyes and now I am getting more certain of it. Dumb, really dumb.
Check out their website here.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I also went to do the license plate renewal for the cars today. That's done and I also got the pictures for the waymarks I started yesterday so I can work on submitting those today. Thre was belly puickering thing that did happen on the way in to get the plates renewed. I had noticed yesterefdday that the gas on explorer was getting low. Due to the seat, I failed to register how low it was when I got home. I almost ghet into Auburn when I had to wait for a train, only then did I noticed the gas gauge solidly on EMPTY. Thankfully that gauge is set up to give you a llittle more time because I made it through waiting for the train and drive to the gas station. The truck is a lot happier on 3/4 of a tank.
Anyway, that is my erranding around for what I can make of it. A bit or irratation but nothing undo. Until later.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Getting to the point of this post. I have been noticing that I have been getting a lot of hits for my Sarah Palin post. To be more specific, the image of my Sarah Palin post. That got my attention. I did not upload any images for that post. I started to look a little and found out that the Animal Crackers movie poster I had put at the top of my blog that is always there was connected to the post in image searches on Google. There are probably a lot of people going through the image and wondering what the heck does a Marx Brothers movies have have to do with the VP candidate. Nothing except what the google web crawlers think goes together. The short comings of automating some things.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Barack Obama gave you a puppy.
Barack Obama mapped out a new dungeon and rolled up a totally bad ass paladin for your first game of D&D.
Barack Obama called your mom on mother's day just to say hi.
It was trite and yet very funny. It was an incredibly fast read and worth the time to read it.
And if Vicar Stewart Wade Turner in Buffalo, Illinois reads this, give me an e-mail and let me know how you like the post.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
This is a continuation of a theme this week. Pictures I was meaning to post but did not get around to. We have been trading mostly for them. Most of them were from the geobash. The German one was by mail. They were a neat bunch to get. Enjoy the pictures.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Here is a video to enjoy. It's not safe for work or at least some of the pictures are not so watch at your own risk.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
As I was going to the Post Office, I say a class of I think either kindergarten or first grade walking across the intersection. It reminded me of a time when a much taller friend and I were walking through Ann Arbor. Some kid about the same age looked at me and shouted, "Look at the little man"
I was glad of what was in the mail. We had done a trade with someone in German with our geocoins. They did not have any personal coins but we did trade for specifically German coins. They wwill make for a nice addition to the collection. One of them is trackable which is a nice perk. I base my trades on how nice the coins look rather than just trackable but being trackable is just a nice add on.
A friend of Kim and I's also sent us the book "turn and run like hell". It is about unconventional military tactics. Looks like some good reading.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
After a bit of waffling, he said the answer to that was above his pay grade and that he was pro choice. If the man who wants to be president can not answer this question, then maybe he should not br president because that is what is required of the person who wants the big chair. The fact he is also pro choice does not sit well with me.
Senator Obama never has impressed me and McCain is finally becoming less of a hold my nose and vote for him anyway. This is a tough campaign cycle for me and I still wish the choices were better.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
My ear infection that I have had for the last couple of days is on the mend. It came on fast and took me out Thursday and Friday. I did not get much done over the weekend but at least I am getting there now. Nothing like getting some cottage cheese like white puss from your ear.
The LaOtto had there all you can eat Corn Roast as a fund raiser. Mmmmn, fresh sweet corn.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
I have been able to check this podcast out more. It is a very irregular podcast. Not all podcasts can be and I would rather have it more irregular and good content than below par quality and regular. This podcast started out with a not uncommon roughness that a lot of podcasts suffer from. The podcast is finding its voice and I look forward to the upcoming episodes. I enjoy hearing things about Jim Butcher and the land of Harry Dresden. I also enjoy the sidetracks telling about different RPG games. Check out the website and the podcast.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
While I was at geobash, I noticed some behaviors that were a bit off putting but understandable. It was a case of people putting themselves in th eone up position because of being in the longest or that path tags are better than geocoins or who is better at this, that or the other. It is very human to want to be good and be recognized for that. I am not free from it either. Sometimes that can across wrong. Some of it may be me and some of it could be the other person. Some of it is the nature of comparison where usualy one person wins and the others loses.
The other thing that got me a little when some guy we did not know demanded a pathtag from us. I understadn they are popular and that they get traded and gave away all the time. I enjoy trading coins and getting free swag but that goes around on the basis of the good will of those involved. It is not anyone's right to be traded with or get free swag. It happens as it happens and I am grateful when it works out.
Please don't take this as a big rant. In the long run it is not a big. I just wanted to rant a post worth of rant and let it go. NOw that this post is over, time to let it go.
Monday, August 11, 2008
First of all, I had a great time and the weather was almost perfect. I got to meet up with a lot of cacahers I have not seen for a while. Kim with her still healing leg did a lot better than I thought she would but still is paying a price for it today. I also got a bunch of pathtags and geocoins. One cacher recognized me from quit a distance from the ptih helmit I use from my avatar. It was kinda silly when I first got it but it is making for a great avatar.
I got to hear the reviewers panals. It was nice to hear that most of them had caches with hikes as their favorite. I also enjoyed hearing that Jeremy Iryshe started the geocaching website as a way to highlight interesting places. When I heard this i thought , yup that is why I got in for.
It was also cool that i got to meet MissJenn from groundspeak. I got the latest color version of the lackey coin and I got to impress her with some good ole Indiana corn. (There is more than corn in Indiana.) We had two potlucks at geobash and only with cachers can you have a darn good potluck while camping.
That is all I can remember for now. Maybe i will post more later.
Friday, August 8, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Maybe the cooler fall weather will get me going. Time will see.
Monday, August 4, 2008
CHWO, one of my favorite radio stations is also changing. It no longer has the same call letters. Things change and that is the nature of life and living.
With that I will hand this post over to David
Saturday, August 2, 2008
She also had the last check up with the doctor. Everything is proceeding well. The ankle is not 100% but is has been going well. The only done side is that she could quite handle the drive home from Indy on Thursday and I had to take over for the last hour. Pretty darn good over all but still disappointing. The rest will come.
Friday, August 1, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
The walk through the park was wonderful. The only down side was using the park's bathroom. The main door was chained open and there were no stall doors which gave it a fel of no privacy at all. Nobody could see me doing my business but it felt odd doing my business in that open of an area in that urban of an area. It is not like I have not done my business in the open but that is has been in a very rural area and very much in the woods.
Oh well, I still had a nice walk.
There is a post script to this story. While I was at the cache, I dropped my stylus/pen combo. I lost the cap and could find it. I started walking away and there it was. I am wondering if it was in my sandel and I got lucky looking down the second time when I did.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Let me start this out with the fact that I am a Christian and this is being written from one Christian's perspective. Your views may vary.
I went to the Sam's club in Fort Wayne and I had to use the little boys room because breakfast was catching up with me. I just get settled when I noticed a chic tract and a mailer for a free bible study in the stall and left on the toilet paper dispenser. I felt a movement but I don't think it was the Holy Spirit and I am not totally sure if the stink I smelt was from me. It was a classic case of spam evangelism but more than that it was getting evangelized in the bathroom with my shorts around my ankles. Not a pretty sight.
I am sure that Jack Chic and the people who distribute his publications are well meaning people but to me, even as a Christian and someone who is behind Christian evangelism, spamming people with tracts in the bathroom is not the way to go. I don't think spamming people anywhere with tracts is appropriate. Even though they are well intentioned, I think their theology and tactics are suspect at best.
The one Chic Tract I really had to laugh at the hardest is one called Dark Dungeons. It is a tract that is specifically against Dungeons and Dragons and if used with a big enough brush can also be used against all role playing games. It portrays people who play as either getting into the occult or becoming mentally ill and committing suicide. Although I can appreciate people's concern with the magic and violent that is in Dungeons and Dragons and other role playing games, there is no correlation that I have seen between the two. People like to demonize easy targets like Harry Potter, D&D or even the Wizard of Oz for having witches and magic in it. By that definition than the Narnia series and Lord of the Rings should also be renounced and they were written by good Christian men. Maybe I am in need of help since I use the mind that God has blessed me with.
Below I am posting the links to the two tracts I have mentioned.
This Was your Life.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
I have been doing some waymarks again and got thinking about churches on waymarking.com. I was not targeting churches this time but one of the places on the Registry of Historic places was was a Brethen in Christ church. I decided to do a search on waymarking .com and see what i would get buy searching for the word church. The result I got was Abbeys, churches of the Nazarene, Church Cemeteries, churchyard crosses,country churches, historic United Methodist sites, Lutheran Churches, Medieval Churches, Mormon temples, and more. I don't think they are done with creating categories yet.No where even close. The site has been picking up steam and it is interesting to see what is pouring in.
Above are some of the churches that are waymarking.com. They have been done myself Captain Spaulding or with my wife as "Paws"itraction. The links for these waymarks are below.
Saint Joseph, Garrett
Zion Lutheran Garrett
Brethren In Christ, Garrett
Trinity Lutheran in Arcadia, MI
Saint Mark's, Milford, Ohio
I am going to stop here. There are far too many list.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
These were two more beers that I got for being best man at the wedding. Both of them were good dark ales. The Orval Ale was darker and more bitter while the Chimay was was a lighter and smoother dark ale. I shared the Chimay with a friend of mine and he liked it even though he prefers more a pilsner beer. I don't blame him for liking the lighter beers. That is the most common served around here and even though I like darker ales, I still don't care for stouts. It is not a case of right or wrong but of taste since there is such a wide taste for the different beers. Both went done fine and the only problem now is that the bottles are empty.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
You Are an Emo Rocker!
Expressive and deep, lyrics are really your thing.
That doesn't mean you don't rock out...
You just rock out with meaning.
For you, rock is more about connecting than grandstanding.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I friend of mine who originally come from North Carolina has brought me back a regional pop and it is called Cheerwine. (Cheerwine's website) It is a delicious pop that's flavor is somewhere between cherry cola and Doctor Pepper. I think it's good despite the fact that my wife thinks it tastes like carbonated cherry Nyquil. If we all liked the same thing, it would be a boring universe. I won't guarantee you will like it but it is worth the try,
Before I sign this one off, I have to say one thing.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
As a gift for being the best man at a friend's wedding, I got a assortment of beers. One of them was Called menage a frog and the other was called Dark Island. The menage a frog was worth getting the beer. Fortunately it was also a very good pale best served up cold. I tried it with and without lemon and preferred it with lemon. My apologizes to those who don't believe in fruiting the beer. It was a good and light beer. Dark Island, on the other hand was a dark ale with a smoky flavor. I drank that one warm and was excellent. There are times I wish I could afford a beer fridge that I could set warmer than a standard fridge so I could keep them at the right temperature but then again, my consumption of beer is not at the level to warrant the second fridge either. In a perfect world, there would not be these minor problems. both of these beers were good and definately worth getting again. Thanks to Mike and Kim for the beer.
Monday, July 7, 2008
If push comes to shove, I would favor free speech in favor of being politically correct because I don't want to chain myself to the tyranny of possible offending someone. Does not mean I don't have to practice restraint and manners but I am not going to speak my mind.
OK, I am pathetic. I was helping out with a friend's wedding. I was the best man. During this weekend, I still wound up caching and waymarking. I waymarked the church it was at. (Here) I also found a cache while waiting for the rehearsal. (Here) I still balance play and celebration and nobody minded. Balance in the key to be trying to work in caching.