This last week was fun, and, despite the message my most recent Pordcast may have conveyed, we had a great time in a fun place. We’ve got a packed month ahead:
- House work
- Abby’s Birthday Party
- An Ice Cream Social
- preparation for Evy’s arrival and living in our place.
Do I plan on being bored? No
It is a cool day here and the temperature is actually below 70 right now. Sure, that means rain, but its nice to have the cooler weather. Oh, and yesterday’s Pordcast was not intended to insult Indiana – I just had to have a little fun.
In this Pordcast I interview several Indianapolis citizens.
This is short but has gotten every relative of mine here to laugh. I almost got my mother-in-law to believe that it was a real interview.
My friends in Texas made a shirt that is hilarious. I may just have to buy one:
I’d Rather Be Phishing.
No, I’m not quoting the incredibly stupid Nelly song (though the next time you hear it, try imagining it being sung karaoke style by someone with an Indian accent, you will laugh milk out your nose). It was only 91 today. However, the heat index said that it felt like 103. And it did. It was hot. Sure, it could be hotter in other places but it was nice to be outside and then to go grab some Ritter’s Frozen Custard.
When I get back I’m going to listen to the lessons I’ve missed at church and then I’m going to write about them: Ephesians 5. Good stuff on Marriage I understand.
I just scared some poor 4th and 6th graders who were over at my in-laws place. I love doing that for some reason. They’re not sure how to handle a guy spouting quasi-intellectual phrases wearing a shirt that says,
Ha! Now You Can’t See Me!”
I wanted to introduce my sister-in-law to podcasting so this episode is a brief interview of my sister-in-law, who, despite not knowing who Liv Tyler is, looks like her in many regards.
The Pordcast can be downloaded here.
This one rounds out the time at 5:20 [five minutes and twenty seconds].
I just finished reading the book Rich Dad Poor Dad (Amazon Link). There’s lots of stuff to chew on in there. I didn’t get the impression of the book was about being one type of father or not, nor was it about being wealthy in the definition of “money out the wazoo.” Instead the real focus of the book was financial competancy. I disagreed with some of the author’s philosophy, but nothing severe enough to not recommend the book. In short my Christian worldview conflicted with some of his assertions, but over all the principles in the book seem sound and I’m really just left thinking about what I need to lear next. Not a bad place to end considering many books come across as having the answer. I definitely recommend this book and suggest that you give it a read through.
The book is very narrative and comes across more like you’re sitting at a table and your friend is sharing his life story with you rather than a list of ‘To Do’s.” Further, their is a recognition of your current situation. Rather than just saying that its time to jump out of your comfort zone and just do something he encourages readers to learn. I really like that. I’m ready to learn about lots of areas I know I’m weak in rather than just wallow in my inability. Being a self-starter type myself I found this book engaging because that is much of what the book talks about -> I’m not waiting for money to come to me, I’m not waiting to get filthy rich, I just want to take care of my family, my extended family as they get older, and be able to go visit relatives and take vacations to places I’ve never been. Oh, and it doesn’t recommend you leave your job, but be smarter with the money you make with your job.
One major focus is on assets. What assets do you have? I don’t really have any…yet. An asset generates revenue (by the author’s definition) where as a liability takes coninued resources. I’m going to have to look at my liabilities, see which ones can be trimmed and then start collecting assets – it’s just better that way.
This book gets 5 stars and I highly recommend it to readers of this blog.
Last night our plane almost landed in Indiana, but they decided that the storm wasn’t worth entering so we were up in a holding pattern for an hour. Our three our flight was supposed to be two hours. When we landed our luggage was wet, we were humid (have I mentioned Colorado is dry?) and it was late. Worst of all Abby hadn’t slept and was quite wired with excitement of seeing everyone. We’re awake now, but my goodness, what a trip to travel like that and then have to sleep in a new time zone!
For the record, fine employees of “Old McDonald’s” [as Abby calls it], the special sauce ceases to be special when my hamburger patties are swimming in it.
That is all… please carry on, only with less ‘special’ sauce.
WaSP and Microsoft are working together and it sounds like Microsoft has understood Web Standards and are working towards making IE standards compliant. Of course this will mean I can code for standards compliant browsers only in about 5 years as adoption of new browsers is sometimes slow, but its a good start.