Archive for the 'life' Category

more political

Monday, April 12th, 2004

I got another call asking who I would vote for, this time Friday evening.
The election tomorrow is a run-off, since neither Louie Gohmert nor John Graves gathered the required 50% of the votes. They were the top two among several candidates. By having a run-off election with just the two of […]


Tuesday, March 30th, 2004

I have arrived in the world of political opinion! I received a phone call this evening.
“Sir? This call is a one-question survey concerning the upcoming runoff election. If the election were today, would you vote for Louie Gohmert, or would you vote for John Graves?”
I gave my answer, and that was it. […]


Monday, February 2nd, 2004

In response to tLB.
States I have been to:

States Gwen has been to:

States we have been to together (since the wedding):

I seem to be well-travelled within this country, but not so much outside. I’ve been to a lot of Europe, but several continents are missing in my list. Ones like Hong Kong and Singapore […]

crazy screen

Wednesday, January 28th, 2004

My video card has been dying. It produces things like this:

and these:

Vertical lines, flashing between pink and green. The lines are worse when anything on the screen changes - loading a web page, typing, moving the mouse, scrolling a document, screen savers, anything.
It turns out the problem is that the video card overheated. […]


Tuesday, December 9th, 2003

I got a letter in the mail the other day. Inside was an invitation to join AARP*. I got a temporary card, pending my application and payment of fees. Here it is:

and in the accompanying letter, this:

I was laughing out loud as I read the whole letter. How they got my […]

visiting the folks

Thursday, October 16th, 2003

Gonna be out of town this weekend. My parents will be heading off to PNG the next weekend. They’ll be gone for six months this time. The translation work has been going amazingly well, so I’m hoping for more good progress this time.
Gwen’s folks are making plans to make the same trip […]


Thursday, September 25th, 2003

Lately I’ve been getting into reading. It’s been a long time since I’ve chosen to read anything. In college, there was always more reading than I wanted to do, and by the time I was done with that, more reading was the last thing I wanted. The beginning of this year, I […]

I’m still here

Friday, September 5th, 2003

Just letting everyone know that I still live and I still go online sometimes. Things are busy at home right now, so this site has been somewhat neglected. Gwen is teaching, I’m working, and the paychecks are rolling in. (or something) Maybe more coming this weekend.


Monday, August 18th, 2003

Strange dream last night:
The exact scene is unclear, as usual in dreams. I was trying to put together a replica of an apparently famous stained-glass window. It was going well - I had all the pieces in except for one. That one, of course, was top-center, a keystone-critical sort of thing. […]


Thursday, August 7th, 2003

Hey everyone! I’m married to a teacher!
My lovely wife, Gwen, is now a teacher. She’s been approved to teach at Longview Christian School, in 2nd grade. She had the big interview with the school board Tuesday evening, and was told yesterday that they liked her. Now it’s time to […]