Sure, the title seems cool, top ten! Like David Letterman. Only this guy is a religious leader. He’s a Mormon who has been on the run for a while – he’s got a compound set up in Waco, Texas where some of his followers have built a temple. He was wanted for poligamy and for under-aged marriages. Sick. I don’t know that he warranted a top ten placement (but I don’t know the complete list of fellons anyway), but this man was not only leading people into legalism unto Joseph Smith but he was also harming a lot of people with his teachings. While agree with him, in general, that people shouldn’t be watching television, this guy is a mind-controller and won’t put up with less tha 100% control.
I was reading about him and it was interesting to note that he would take wives away from men and give them to other men to punish the men who didn’t do his bidding. What could possibly be wrong with that?
We’ve done some digging and have confirmed that our cute little puppy is not a sharpei. Nope, she’s a heeler. Also known as an Australian Cattle Dog. And that means that she does the following things quite well:
- Herd Cattle. Of which I have none
- Chew on anything and everything that moves and doesn’t move. We have lots of these
- Require huge amounts of attention to keep from chewing on anything and everything that moves and doesn’t move.
So its going to be interesting Turns out to further make things interesting Jessica may be permanently allergic to the dog. So we might have to return her to the Colorado Puppy Rescue and let someone else rescue her… again. We’ll keep you posted.
The people who lived in this house before us replaced the batteries on their smoke detectors all at the same time (or maybe installed them at about the same time). Which has been my bane for the last couple weeks. Why? Because throughout the last couple weeks smoke detectors have been beeping for battery replacements. The smoke detectors are all about 10-12 feet away from one another [in different rooms] so it was hard to figure out why a freshly replaced batter was already dead.
Until I realized that the piercing sound that made my ears hurt was coming from a slightly different location. I am totally going to do this to the next home owners because its kind of funny in a super-weird sort of way.
I tried to pay for my college classes today. Tried. As well as trying earlier in the week. Accept that the folks responsible are – shockingly – busy. And thus when I get transferred to their voice mail I also get transferred to the operator at the college because I can’t leave a message in their full mailboxes. So tomorrow I’m going to drive down to the school, between the hours of 9:30 and 12:00 and pay for classes.
Query: How many phone messages does it take to fill up a voicemail box? And why do critical-to-business employees have a quota in the first place?
If people want to pay for classes let the appropriate employees have a terabyte of storage space so that you can be making money rather than carefully limiting employee effectiveness.
I have bad hair, I have allergies to some blooming vegitation. Evie is super cute at ten months.
Apologies for only video posts lately, I’m still loving the new computer
Abby works up some lion-sized attitude in this one. For her birthday: AbbyCast_0002.mov
I find that one of the problems with my life experience is that I have tried to learn a lot about a lot of things. I genuinely want to be a life-long student. The problem lies in the fact that some fields of study have specific vocabulary that conveys a similar concept in another field. And if I’ve learned the concept in one field then I accidentally slip in the wrong word. A prime example that happens to me all of the time is using the word fidelity.
I use fidelity to describe a slew of things that probably should never have that term applied to them. Photography uses clarity, focus, sharpness and other words, but usually not fidelity – however just like my ‘hi-fi’ stereo system I like high fidelity images. I also like to think of coffee grounds as maturing in the water instead of brewing. Why? Because I’m goofy like that.
What words do you interwingle [which is a made-up word from the internet to convey a usefulness in mixing data from multiple sources]?
Abby is four today. Four years ago at 5:30 or so we headed to the hospital in Grapevine, Texas. At 2:12 PM Abby was born and with great tears of joy I called around the country to announce that she was born. Here’s the first blog post that I have on her arrival, it was several months after the fact but the post was from before I had WordPress and was running my own home-brewed software.
An Abby A Day: Episode one is our first foray into video production on a Mac with its built in iSight camera. This requires Quicktime which is included with iTunes.
I had to restrain myself because…
This thing makes me smile big! [and I had to use this warp tool to get my whole smile to fit on the page]
Apple MacBook Pro 15″ 1GB of RAM dual core 1.83 GHz. And Garage Band for more music making fun!