Friday, March 30, 2007

The decline of the modern my weight.

So I did it. I started counting calories and eating better foods, and what do you know? I feel like I easily achieved the 1st goal weight that I set for myself when I got started. My starting weight was 238 and my first goal was to be less than 230. Today I was 229.6. helped. Its a free online database with lots of approximate calorie contents of lots of foods. You can plan your meals and know if you stay under a good calorie intake for someone your size and weight.
check it.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

This is interesting.

Story in summary:
The pope affirms heaven and hell. About these he says:
' hell is a "state of eternal separation from God", to be understood "symbolically rather than physically".'
so far so good.
Heaven? Nothing from the new guy, but John Paul said:
'"neither an abstraction nor a physical place in the clouds, but that fullness of communion with God, which is the goal of human life".'
I think I'm still with him.
And purgatory?
'"only a theological hypothesis" and not a "definitive truth of the faith".'
Three for three? What am I, Catholic?

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Please enjoy responsibly.

Charles Arnold stars in a Jimmy Reed Production.
Powermotionpictures of Power Pictures Presents.....

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

An actual post.

I saw this article on LiveScience titled "Science of Homosexuality Takes a Backseat to Blind Faith" and it provoked the response below in letter form to the author of the article.

I read your article concerning the "Science of Homosexuality" vs. "blind faith". My comments are in reference to your quip about the eating of shrimp as an abomination-- I took you to be taking a jab at those who you see to be preaching one part of the bible and ignoring another part. Certainly this happens far too often among people who call themselves Christians (Our hypocrisy is one of the many reasons we need Christ). However, you might find it interesting that Jesus declared all foods clean in Mark 7:18-20 (Hence, no one picketing Red Lobster) while Paul affirms the Christian's moral stance on homosexuality (Rom. 1:20-28, I Cor 6:1-11). (Below I have provide links to the passages if you care.) You may notice that Paul condemns homosexuality right along side adultery and stealing and then tells the people that "such were some of you" but assures them that grace is still available.
There is no defending those who call themselves Christians and preach hate or promote violence toward homosexuals. Certainly these people have not understood that Jesus preached "love thy neighbor".
I agree that the state has no business telling an adult what they can and can't do sexually with another consenting adult. Neither do I think that Christians should preach to people as if they need to clean up their act before coming to Jesus. One can come to Jesus no other way than sinful. However, if a Christian brother or sister of mine were practicing adultery or homosexuality or stealing (etc.) its my duty as their brother to call their sin a sin. Even then it is ultimately God who is their Judge (see links).
Anyway, if you made it this far, thank you for your time.

take care
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I'd just like to point out...

that I reported this story before drudge and ABC.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Life imitates art.

Anyone seen "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"? Well, if not then here is your spoiler alert.

A company comes up with a way to erase the memory of a person from your mind. Sound pretty crazy right? Well, scientist have just reported the ability to erase the memory of a fear in lab rats without erasing other memories. This is perhaps the scariest thing ever. Combine this with humans that can be remotely controlled, and you've got some real problems.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Facial hair February is over.

Thank God.

Now, for Mustache March!

Not really. It's all gone now. I just thought I would share with those who did not get a chance to see me in person. I was told that I looked like:
a pirate
the guy on the pringle's can
I was from the 70's

Of course, I wasn't wearing the sunglasses and cowboy hat when those suggestions were made. Anything else?

Wednesday, March 07, 2007


It always amuses me to punctuate words like "exciting" with other than exclamation points. Relient K has a new album out since yesterday. Bestbuy will have it for like 10 bucks. Go pick it up. They must have done something right.