Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Eye Color can be determined by just answering a few questions.

Certainly you could ask "what color are your eyes?" But what fun is that?
Your Eyes Should Be Brown

Your eyes reflect: Depth and wisdom

What's hidden behind your eyes: A tender heart

Well isnt that nice?
Well, it got the color of my eyes right. I'd like to think I have a tender heart, but it may only be good for a yummy meal.

Thanks to Jamie for introducing to me the link.

Monday, November 28, 2005

New CD...leads me to an interesting revelation

So yesterday I saw that Relient K has released a new CD and today I bought it. Apathetic EP is its name and it is good. It has acoutis versions of some songs from Mmmhm and some new songs.

The interesting revaltion was not from listening to the music, but rather from the actual purchase of it. Right now I am feeling a slight amount of financial pressure due mostly to purchasing many one-time items that happened to come all at once, and so I questioned whether or not I should buy this CD for myself. I mean, it would be there later, and christmas is coming up and I could let someone know that i wanted it and therefore help out someone who wanted to get me a gift, but didn't know what to get. I purchased it anyway. Payday is soon. I can afford it. And I can. But the gifts thing stuck in my mind. My philosophy on gift-giving has altered slightly over the years. I used to feel strongly that if I were to get a gift for someone it should most importanly be something that is useful and something that they want. Nothing wrong with that, but more recently I have thought that maybe the best gifts are things that a person might really want, but would never get for themselves. This includes but is not limited to 'useful' gifts. But to do this well, you have to know a person pretty well. So then, maybe you should only get gifts for those you know pretty well.
At any rate, I felt like I bought the CD because I was unwilling to wait for it, and also because I like being self-sufficient. I like that I can waltz into a store and buy the item that I want without having to think too hard about whether or not I should get it. I don't like the idea of telling someone that I might want a certain CD or anything. If I don't have a christmas list than I can't be diappointed right? I don't really know. It really felt kinda wrong to buy the CD. Like I was missing the point of some lesson that God is trying to teach to me. And I must confess that I must have not learned it yet because all I had was all these wierd thoughts.
make sense? (i didn't think so.)

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Just one more.

Ok so. This one took me a little longer to put together. After many failed attempts and computer crashes may I present to you: The Football Game.

I hope to print these guys out and have something manly to hang on my wall.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Thanksgiving aproches.

No fun pictures to post, but I thought I was due for an update. Just wanted to make the masses aware that there are some new links to the left which they might find to be interesting. In other news I am reading like a bazillion books at once. Its kinda fun. Work has picked up; in fact everything has picked up to some extent. But whatevs' right?
I am going home for thanksgiving, which is a new development, and I am bringing a guest with me. The guest would have had to spend thanksgiving here alone otherwise and so I figured my family is so big that she might slip in unnoticed. It will be a nice treat to see chuck and his family while I am in Suffolk.

Movie Review:
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. *** + */2
thats three and a half stars for those wondering. Its not that the movie was dull or boring. Its mostly that the movie was exactly the same as all the other movies. Its more a testament to Rowlings writing perhaps than anything else. Maybe I am being too critical... especially as someone who has not read the books. However, I was able to predict much of the movie's outcome with only my remebrances of the last few movies in mind. On the other hand, what movie-series aren't like that? I suppose you can always predict that Rocky will win the big fight, that Indian Jones will foil the NAzis, etc... Im just being a brat. Its just that I'm looking for things to mean something in the story, and they don't mean anything. If they mean something please tell me what it is.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Somebody stop me...

Im having too much fun with this photo stitching software.

If you check my flikr site (by clicking the picture) you will see an altered version of this photo using photoshop and about 1 minute.
I like my camera.

A stitch in time...

click the picture below to check my flickr account.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Just this

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Back by unpopular request...

The song. To the Left. Check it. This one is Bullets By No Use For A Name.

It is an interesting song to me because the songwriter expresses his opinions about Christianity (i believe) based on his perseptions of the Government. Here are the words:
Alone on stage without song;
so where is Jesus now? and where do I belong?
What is faith if there is no proof?
The answer is the same but not for everyone, the question lingers

So out of desperation
Humans do their worst... to find out what that is.
A mystery known to many as the divine... it's their dime.

If What they wrote is what he said, to equally forgive,
We read the whole thing wrong.
And guidance should be used like a tool
When it gets handed down
It tends to get so damn confusing for a fool

And every word they preach is only opinion
That's why our love divides itself into a thousand pieces
Like bullets shot in vain, without sight

So I wondered and wondered about this. In his ideas are not way off base, but I think he misses the forest for the trees so to speak. anyway, let me know how you like the song.

May I present to you, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Lester.

A good friend of mine was married over the weekend. Her name was Andrea Dedrick. She is one of the coolest people that I know in the world. I have much admiration and respect for this woman. As I am wont to do, I brought my camera to the wedding and captured a few beautiful moments that I will share with you all now. The progression of the wedding was interesting. Video clips of childhood photos for bride and groom were shown, as was a video taken of the actual marriage proposal. Everyone was all " awwww". One of the things that I thought was cool was that the bride and groom after saying their vows and exchanging rings knelt down to pray.

This is not uncommon, for sure, but shortly after this, four friends of the coupple had been asked to join them at the alter to pray with/for/over them . I found this to be a neat idea of having your first acts as a married coupple center heavily on prayer. I think it shows this coupples attitude about prayer. An attitude I want to have.
Anyway, the rest of the photos are nice (I think so anyway).

This one is a photo of a photo. I thought it was neat.

Here I was just taking shots of andrea while someone was fixing her hair. I got a few of these because I was also messing with some of the features of my camera.

Funny how the black and white one is more solemn by its colorless nature and that it happens to be the one where andrea's expression is more solemn also.

Here are a coupple of the coupple dancing. Do they love each other or what?

This one is definately my favorite. This is one of those shots for which you need a long zoom and a lot of patience because people keep walking inbetween you and your shot.

The bride and I. Aww.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Did I mention I went to a pirate party?

Yeah..rg, so last friday me mates and I attended a pirate party. Avast and all that. It was quite a bit of fun. I brought my camera so as to capture any plank walking and/or sword fights. Not much of either went on, and when they did, I couldn't get to my camera! Anyway, here are some photos from that fateful night.


Aww. While these pirates may be awfully cute, be careful about in which neighborhoods you choose to dress like this.

I don't care what anyone says, that pirate is somewhat feminine.

Yar-Har. Three of the deadliest... manliest ...no...most photgraphed(?) pirates at the party.

This fair maiden is notorious round these parts for being able to steal yer treasure right out form under you. But at this party she stole something from me that I wasn't expecting... my wallet and car... seriously if you see her CALL THE POLICE.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005


A new bookclub featuring the philosophical stylings of C.S. Lewis:

'Miracles' attempts to explain how God intervenes in nature and human affairs. It is a good read for the philosophically minded or philosophical posers like myself. Anyone else read this yet?

Sunday, November 06, 2005

November is Cowboy hat month.

Thats right, and this month I, Charles Arnold, have endeavored to wear my most expensive halloween acquisition a little bit each day for the whole month of November. This is bound to end up in great pictures. I may also make it my goal to have someone else wear my cowboy hat everyday. Not the same someone... diferent somones each day. I like to think of it like lent but with a cowboy hat. To that end, I get sundays off. But I don't have to take them off.
Anyway with the rules firmly in place I encourage you who have cowboy hats or who have always wanted to get one to get one and send me a link to the picture. That would be awesome.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

these were those days that everyone talks about.

Got up late...
Parked for 10 minutes at duke...
got a ticket...
spent 45 minutes finding the ticket office...
not cool.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Come see how good I look....

Ok yall. Halloween pics are here. I took the time and liberty to juxtapose a picture of our gang with the person they were trying to look like. I am not the biggest fan of the movie Anchorman, but the guys who spearheaded this were. Since there were 5 of us, and 5 of them, we thought it would be a good way to do Franklin st. We were right.
Anchorman Ron Burgandy by Steven Daigle

Anchorlady Veronica Corningstone by Cindy Wood

Field Journalist Brian Fantana by John Cesaratto

Sports Anchor Champ Kind by Charlie Arnold

Weatherman Brick Tamland by Jon Jockers