Archive for the 'General' Category

Radiating Love

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

At church on Sunday a sweet older gentleman sat behind us during Bible study. He caught my attention afterwards, waived his hand in the air a little, pointing to my fiance and I, and said, “You two radiate love!” I didn’t know exactly what to say, so I told him we were soon […]

Wellness through BBQ

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

Today Dan took me to the Kansas Masters BBQ Championship which was, oddly enough, sponsored by the Center for Health and Wellness. We got to taste test some seriously excellent artery clogging BBQ ribs and beef brisket and listen to some very loud live music. Maybe I’m just getting old.
I sure […]

Just as I predicted…

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

I still haven’t completely unpacked, but I did get a job.

My Great Grandmother

Friday, April 28th, 2006

My Great Grandmother owned an apartment building in Chicago during the depression. This was a time when people were too proud to take charity. There wasn’t a sense of entitlement like there is today. A time came when the tenants had trouble affording rent, though they wanted to pay their landlord something. […]

CSI: Pawn Shop

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Possible scene of the crime: A postal shipping center
The evidence: A bubblewrap envelope which appeared to not have been tampered with and a ring box that is missing its ring. A photo of said ring minutes before its wayward departure.
Victim - customer: Victim intended to send a family heirloom engagement ring […]

Ice Cream for Breakfast

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

Well…Frozen Soy Dessert, really. It’s surprisingly good, though.
I figured I could have ice cream for breakfast because in addition to my cereal this morning, I wanted some juice. Then a thought occurred to me…half a serving of ice cream has less sugar, fewer carbs and calories than does a glass of juice. […]

At the tone, the time will be…

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

A lovely little thing will happen today during the third second of the second minute of the first hour of the fifth day of the fourth month of the sixth year of this century - it will be 01:02:03 04/05/06
If you miss it, don’t worry. It will happen again on 4 May for those […]

Lutheran Carnival is up!

Monday, March 13th, 2006

at Be Strong in the Grace!

I just have to brag…

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

Check out who the gentlemen at Blogs4Bauer are using as an endorsement.
Hint: as of this posting, it’s the fourth one down.
I don’t know why they didn’t use the quote, “Anyway, this blog is going to the top of my list of very stupid links.” That list of very stupid links has […]

My Crazy Neighbor

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

I have a crazy neighbor. Nice crazy. Friendly crazy. She has a definite southern accent and with it, she turns up her music, opens her door and stands out on her balcony yelling (in the absolute nicest possible way, really) at passersby attempting to start up smalltalk conversations. “How you doin’? […]


Saturday, March 4th, 2006

Confessional Lutheran blogging (and blog reading) geeks chat here.

Blah, Blah, Blah, Love, Blah, Blah, Blah

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Last year on Valentine’s Day, I posted this and I still think it’s an important enough message to post it again:
I love you.
We hear it a lot. It has all sorts of meanings. God’s definition is Christ on the cross. That’s love. It’s not a warm-fuzzy feeling. It’s gut-wrenching sacrifice. […]

Lutheran Carnival XVII

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

Lutheran Carnival XVII is up at Random Thoughts of a Confessional Lutheran.

Questions not to ask

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

I was surfing the net for interview advice for someone and came across a sweet list of questions not to ask the interviewer. The website says that these are questions that were actually asked by candidates.
The Dumb Dozen
12 Dumb Questions Candidates Actually Asked
1. Is it possible for me to get a small loan?
2. […]

The Best Valentine’s Gift, Ever

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

Bittersweets. They are much like the candy hearts we are all so familiar with. They probably even taste like Pepto Bismal, just like the real ones! The messages written on them, however, are far more entertaining.
The first collection of candies is called “Dejected” and includes sayings such as:

A Crushing Blow

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

So Alito was confirmed by the Senate and two of my least favorite organizations are, to my delight, simply horrified:
Karen Pearl, interim president of PPFA, issued the following statement:
“Today’s vote is a crushing blow to the protections for women’s health and safety that American women and families have relied on for […]

Lutheran Carnival

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

…has been up at the Swede’s place for a few days. I’m just lazy.

What a Way to Welcome the Weekend

Saturday, January 28th, 2006

At 3:30am I awoke to my upstairs neighbor ralphing. Loud. Two hours later, he’s done ralphing but I’m still awake. The really gross thing is that I heard him ralph a couple times before I heard him get up and walk to his bathroom to continue. You know there’s going to […]

Here’s an Interesting Idea…

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

Luther Library:
Luther Library will soon begin reviewing and recommending books for pastors, other church workers, and laity, especially, but not exclusively those holding a strong Lutheran confessional position.


Sunday, January 15th, 2006

I missed last season and an thrilled that I bought a $15 tv at the Salvation Army so Dan could watch the Rose Bowl (which we ended up watching at a sports bar anyway probably because they have dozens of gianormous television screens and private flat panels for each booth). Anyway, Fox has an […]