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Jail or free-wheeling inbreeding

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 10:18 PM

My State of the State of the Union Address Address

This is somewhat of a tradition with me. I like to keep a tally of certain words or phrases that I expect in the address. This is the first time I've published my results.

I'll say this much as well: I went into this hoping to post something terrifically snarky, but I was surprisingly impressed with the humility that our commander in chief showed tonight. I'm not a fan of GW, but I am glad to see that he appears to be willing to work with our new democratic congress to actually make some progress instead of choosing to create a stagnant, crippled government for the next two years.

Given to ADHD, I'm not 100% sure of the numbers in the count, but I am close, I promise.

Without further ado, I present:

"The State of the State of the Union Address"

Courage: 3

Liberty: 2

Freedom: 5

Hope and Opportunity: 8

Winning/Success/Victory: 6

Imigration: 4

Borders: 10

Security/Safety: 10

NUCULAR: 3

Enemy: 11

Terrorist: 14

War: 5

War On Terror: 3

but oddly...

Peace: 2

Definitely a more balanced speech than last year.

at 10:17 PM

My State of the State of the Union Address

This is somewhat of a tradition with me. I like to keep a tally of certain words or phrases that I expect in the address. This is the first time I've published my results.

I'll say this much as well: I went into this hoping to post something terrifically snarky, but I was surprisingly impressed with the humility that our commander in chief showed tonight. I'm not a fan of GW, but I am glad to see that he appears to be willing to work with our new democratic congress to actually make some progress instead of choosing to create a stagnant, crippled government for the next two years.

Given to ADHD, I'm not 100% sure of the numbers in the count, but I am close, I promise.

Without further ado, I present:

"The State of the State of the Union Address"

Courage: 3

Liberty: 2

Freedom: 5

Hope and Opportunity: 8

Winning/Success/Victory: 6

Imigration: 4

Borders: 10

Security/Safety: 10

NUCULAR: 3

Enemy: 11

Terrorist: 14

War: 5

War On Terror: 3

but oddly...

Peace: 2

Definitely a more balanced speech than last year.

at 10:17 PM

My State of the State of the Union Address

This is somewhat of a tradition with me. I like to keep a tally of certain words or phrases that I expect in the address. This is the first time I've published my results.

I'll say this much as well: I went into this hoping to post something terrifically snarky, but I was surprisingly impressed with the humility that our commander in chief showed tonight. I'm not a fan of GW, but I am glad to see that he appears to be willing to work with our new democratic congress to actually make some progress instead of choosing to create a stagnant, crippled government for the next two years.

Given to ADHD, I'm not 100% sure of the numbers in the count, but I am close, I promise.

Without further ado, I present:

"The State of the State of the Union Address"

Courage: 3

Liberty: 2

Freedom: 5

Hope and Opportunity: 8

Winning/Success/Victory: 6

Imigration: 4

Borders: 10

Security/Safety: 10

NUCULAR: 3

Enemy: 11

Terrorist: 14

War: 5

War On Terror: 3

but oddly...

Peace: 2

Definitely a more balanced speech than last year.

Monday, December 04, 2006 at 9:56 AM

Well, they did. And we weren't even being rude...




Don'tcha just LOVE coffee house ettiquette. Jeesh. We weren't even talking. I was just reading this fabulous book while Matt tooled around on his laptop.

Anywho, we're doing great. Christmas is exploding all around, and we're super busy. SUPER busy.

But it's fun.

Can't wait until vacation.

Friday, November 17, 2006 at 3:43 PM

Another new post, I know, it's crazy/rare

I posted some photo albums.

Go check them out. :)

Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 10:32 AM

Maybe I'm mean, but...

Watching ESOL and LD kids play hangman unattended is rather entertaining.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at 6:09 PM

Update

I just wanted to check in to say that I love my husband. He is the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to me aside from becoming a Christian. He is wonderful, and we're soon going to be celebrating 10 months together.

Let me just say this to any of my single friends who may read this blog:

If your relationship is super hard, marry someone else. If you truly marry your best friend, who loves and respects you, and whom you love and respect, the toughest thing you'll face is having to be apart when you're not together.


That is all. :)

Monday, September 18, 2006 at 1:55 PM

Things you learn at Ben Harper concerts...

1. White people dancing to Damien Marley Reggae music are the funniest creatures on the planet.

2. If you have a humongous black man playing bass for your band, it is sure to be spectacular.

3. If you stand on the front row during "Burn One Down" you will get a contact high. It's unavoidable.

4. There is actually a job description in the world that consists of the following statements: "Must have high energy, smoke ganja, and be able to sustain constant Ethiopian flag-waving status for 45 minutes to 1 hour at a time"


Yup. Friday was a good night.

Thursday, September 07, 2006 at 10:40 AM

Answers to the hard questions...

It's been a hard couple of weeks.

There is a lot of bad in the world; sometimes it's hard to have hope when you see it happening.

My job is wonderful. I love my school. There are, however, some really hard realities that I see daily. Adult things that people who are not as mature as adults are having to cope with.

I'm not all, "woe is me" because the bad stuff is not happening to me. I just hurt sometimes for the hurt that happens to others.

One thing I can specifically mention is that this last weekend, one of my former students from the first school I taught at was killed in a car accident. He was 16 years old. Very smart. He was a good Christian guy whom everyone loved and thought highly of. I taught him for two years. He was part of my first and favorite group of kids. I have a lot of fond memories of those guys, who are now growing into young men and women.

Please be praying for his friends and family. This has to be really hard for them to accept.

So I leave you all with a question, I'd really like some non-pat answers to:

How do you justify or explain the meaninglessness in things like this?

I mean, it's easy to say, "God worked it for good" or "six kids came to Christ because of this" or "It was God's will".

Sure God does work things for good, but I don't think he needs tragedy to draw people to him. Is the Holy Spirit not strong enough to do that without requiring death, torture, etc? That's not a good enough answer to satisfy me.

I know that we live in a fallen, crappy world, but seriously, I just want to know how my friends cope with the suffering of the innocent.

Any thoughts?