Like I need a freakin' title

there's going to be a couple of changes to the blog. I've been somewhat busy trying to locate a new job, or a second job, and haven't really had time to post.

My mother sent this to me in an email, having forgotten that she had sent this to me a few years ago. Some of you will have seen this, but I'm going to include it here as its just that funny.

A Minneapolis couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during a particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier.
Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules, so the husband left Minnesota and flew to Florida on Thursday, with his wife flying down the following day.
The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an email to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her email address, and without realizing his error, sent the email.
Meanwhile, somewhere in Houston, a widow had just returned home from her husband's funeral. He was a minister who was called home to glory following a heart attack. The widow decided to check her email expecting messages from relatives and friends.
After reading the first message, she screamed and fainted. The widow's son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read:

To: My Loving Wife

Subject: I've Arrived
Date: October 16, 2004

I know you're surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send emails to your loved ones. I've just arrived and have been checked in. I see that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then!

Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was.

P.S. Sure is freaking hot down here


I Know You're In There, I Can Hear You Caring

Caring more than you should isn't a weakness. It is a strength. Jesus cared more than he should, that's why he died for us. The thing to remember is that while we (Christians) are called to be like Jesus, we (again, Christians) are not called to be Jesus. This is something I've been trying to work through myself, and here are some things I've come up with, don't know if it will help at all.

Because we care, we want to do everything we possibly can to help those people we care about. It is extremely hard to watch someone do the things or be affected by things that we believe are wrong. It doesn't seem enough to simply love the other person. It becomes even harder when it's a young child that is going to be affected most by it.

It takes a great deal of patience to be in these types of situations if you're going to be involved with them in any way. It also means that you must have someone or some thing who can help you to relieve the stress that you're going to come into contact with. In the case of someone, they must be someone who can remain impartial to the situation.

While it may not feel like enough to simply love that person, it actually is. It is okay to care more than you should, but it's another thing entirely to get involved more than you should.



Okay, I'm currently working on a secret project, but I'm not yet ready to show it to the rest of the world. (it isn't finished yet.) So until then, I'm posting some quotes from one of my favorite television shows. my favorites are bolded.


Wilson – “How'd you get here?”
House – “By osmosis.”
- Skin Deep

“Catfight and cataplexy on the catwalk. Cool.”
- Skin Deep

Cameron – “What are you looking for?”
House – “Same as you. Love, acceptance, a solid return in investment.”
- Distractions

Weber – “You can’t test anything on an abnormal brain.”
House – “That’s so close-minded, He’s not ‘abnormal.’ He’s special.”
- Distractions

Cameron – “Could pain medication cause an orgasm?”
House – “I wish.”
- Distractions

Cameron – “His brain is like a waiter that’s got too many…”
House – “Hey! I do the metaphors.”
- Distractions

“Wow. It's a big jump from ‘Infidelity is wrong’ to ‘Do her.’”
- Need to Know

“Mommy does everything for her family these days. Even swallows their pills.”
- Need to Know

Chase – “We’ve got an MRI scheduled in twenty minutes. Earliest Foreman could get the machine.”
House – “I teach you to lie and cheat and steal and the second my back is turned you wait in line!”
- Failure to Communicate

Wilson – “Did you know your phone is dead? Do you ever recharge the batteries?”
House – “They recharge? I just keep buying new phones.”
- Failure to Communicate

Foreman – “She a regular at OTB. Somehow I don't see her holding down a nine-to-five and going to PTA meetings.”
House – “I was there and I have a nine-to-three job.”
- Deception

“What else turns you on? Drugs? Casual sex? Rough sex? Casual rough sex? I'm a doctor, I need to know.”
- Deception

“Sorry I missed that. White count’s been down since the Ricky Martin concert. Some cholo kicked me in the head.”
- Deception

Stacy – “Where’s Chase?”
House – “He’s too busy to service you until after work. I’ve got a few minutes, though. Feel free to say something like, ‘What’ll we do with the time left over?’”
- The Mistake

“One caveat: I’ve now moved past threesomes. I’m into foursomes.”
- The Mistake

“Steve McQueen without hair? It's a blessing he died young.”
- Hunting

“Dying people lie too. Wish they’d worked less, been nicer, opened orphanages for kittens. If you really want to do something, you do it. You don’t save it for a sound bite.”
- Hunting

“You know me. Hostility makes me shrink up like a… I can’t think of a non-sexual metaphor.”
- Spin

“What makes a guy start drooling? Chase, were you wearing your short-shorts?”
- Spin

Cameron – “Who was that?”
House – “Angelina Jolie. I call her mom. Who thinks that’s sexy?”- Daddy’s Boy

Foreman – “You have no evidence to support a poisoning diagnosis.”
House – “Which is why it’s going to be so cool when I turn out to be right.”
- Daddy’s Boy

“You -- Intravenous broad spectrum antibiotics. You -- Get cervical, thoracic and lumbar T2 weighted fast spin echo MRIs. And you -- Track down all the other Richie Riches who went to Jamaica. See if any of them have the shocks, the trots or the hots.”
- Daddy’s Boy

“Welcome aboard the good ship ass kisser. Nice day for a sail.”
- TB Or Not TB

“You ever notice all of the self-sacrificing women in history, Joan of Arc, Mother Theresa…can’t think of any others, they all die alone. Men, on the other hand, get so much tang it’s crazy.”
- TB Or Not TB

“If I tried a scheme like this, you’d get that nasty wrinkly face and screech like a hyena. Very sexy, I admit.”
- Humpty Dumpty

“Hey, I can be a jerk to people I haven’t slept with. I am that good.”- Humpty Dumpty

“I’m happy to report that we are now so in sync, we’re actually wearing each other’s underwear.”
- Humpty Dumpty

“Union rules. I can’t check out this guy’s seeping gonorrhea this close to lunch.”
- Autopsy

Chase – “If she’s never kissed a boy, it’s a fair bet she’s never had sex.”
House – “Tell that to all the hookers who won’t kiss me on the mouth.”
- Autopsy

“Is it still illegal to perform an autopsy on a living person?”
- Autopsy

“What’s with hiring a male secretary? J-Date not working out?”
- Acceptance

“Talk to Cuddy. She’s got me going to Mercer State Prison, Capital Sentences Unit. She’s trying to impress her new sex-retary.”
- Acceptance

Stacy – “If you didn’t want me working here, why didn’t you just say so?”
House – “I don’t want you working right here. In my office. But anywhere else in the building is fine. It’s a really big hospital.”
- Acceptance

Foreman – “Blood gas came back with a pH of 7.28, and a decreased HCO3.”
House – “Which means two things. Most importantly, Cameron was wrong about the bi-carb. Less significantly, we have a brand new symptom. Who’s chubby?”
- Acceptance


Cheney: Fun & Funny

Not sure if anyone else saw the Daily Show last night, but I found their skit on Cheney absolutely funny. You can view it here. While it was an unfortunate accident, you had to know it would be spun into a 'Vice-President is a rabid killer' kind of commentary.


Xanth Movie News

In doing some research, I've found out that Warner Pictures has the movie rights for the first book in Piers Anthony's Xanth trilogy. Filming could begin as early as this summer. For those who don't know, Warner Pictures has also done the Harry Potter series. After seeing the fourth Movie (he hasn't read the books) he expressed some fears as to them not being able to do justice to his book.


Important Rules to Remember

These are just some of those rules that can help you if you know how to use them properly.

People Are Stupid.

People will believe a lie because they want it to be true. Also, people will believe a lie because they are afraid it might be true.

A more harmless example would be that if you bought a lotto ticket, but missed the drawing, and I saw the drawing, and I told them that the winning numbers were your numbers, you would likely believe me because you want it to be true. Or to use the other end of it, if a friend was traveling through really bad weather to visit us, and the phone rang, and you told me that the call was from the friend, and they had gotten into a really bad accident, I would likely believe you because I was afraid that it could be true.

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.

This is another way to say that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

An example of this, would be that if you and two friends were sight seeing at the Grand Canyon, and your friends, being the guys that they are, start wrestling around right near the edge, and ultimately end up hanging precariously on the edge right next to each other. You grab both of their hands at once, but lacking the strength to pull them both up, they're collective weight pulls you down with them, and all three of you fall to your death.

That's what makes this a difficult rule to use-- you aren't likely to know your violating it until it's too late.

Passion Rules Reason.

In the heat of the moment, our hearts (emotion) will cause you to forget how to properly think through a situation.

For this one, I'm going to use a quote from Larry the Cable Guy: "I believe that guns don't kill people, husbands that come home early do."

There is healing in sincere forgiveness.

it's healing of the soul. In the forgiveness you receive, but more so in the forgiveness you give.

Has someone ever wronged you? Nothing small, but really wronged you, like, stuff that could cause a brothers to think of each other as dead. Or people who were best friends for years to just end the friendship. If you don't let go and forgive, it will eat away at your soul, and ultimately affect the rest of your life. Once you do, it will feel as if the weight of the world is gone from your shoulders.

Mind what people do, not only what they say, for deeds will betray a lie.

Another way to say that Actions speak louder than words. Don't take someone's word for granted.

No example needed.

Life is the future, not the past.

Don't focus on the past, focus on the here and now while making preparations for the future.

You can't walk through life backwards, or you'll end up tripping.