Thursday, June 16, 2005
- There are a couple of new blogs on the List-o-Blogs to the right. Mark and Carrie (who chose one of my favorite quotes of all time as her blog title - yay, Carrie! Wissmanized, I suppose it would be: "Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies enjoy bananas"...). Interesting reads, both - they're only two posts in, each, and they've already covered economic theory, the angst involved in trying to figure out where the time's gone, and theories on Biblical interpretation. Welcome to the blogosphere, kids! Come and waste time with us!
- I learned earlier tonight that John Hermanson (of Storyhill/Chris & Johnny, Alva Star, and Olympic Hopefuls fame) is, in addition to being a busy performer and running a profitable studio, the music director at his church in the Twin Cities. He's working on liturgical music, which seems very appropriate to me; a lot of his music has a worshipful feel to it (Boulder River and Absaroka Air are the first two that jump to mind). Talk about living the dream; between him and Rich Bruxvoort-Colligan I'm optimistic that there's money to be made for people interested in trying to be part of the church music and folk music worlds at the same time. Of course, I'm not worthy to hold either of those guys' picks, but it's a big country; there must be some un-staked-out territory out there somewhere.
- The mystery of Exactly What Happened To Adam Kamp After He Left Oregon was resolved yesterday when I walked into the new Mongolian barbecue place in Coralville and there he was, dining with his family. He's living in Moose Lake, which he describes as being "two-thirds of the way from Minnesota to Duluth." Seems to be doing well, although we didn't get a chance to talk for long.
- Over this last week I've gotten reacquainted with an old friend when my copy of X-Wing: Collector's Series came in the mail. Ah, the many hours I whiled (piddled?) away in Jason's room back on Clinton Ground North saving the galaxy from the Empire, receiving accolades from the Rebel High Command, and generally being cool. The graphics (even in the updated-for-not-so-much-DOS Collector's Series) are dated, but the gameplay and storyline are still first-rate, and programs like Kali make multiplayer much simpler than in days of yore (when you had to call someone else's computer directly or fill out punch cards full of 1's and 0's and mail 'em to the other player).
- Summer camp is underway at EWALU, and even though it's been seven years since my last summer there it's still weird for me. Seems like when summer starts I should be heading off to the woods; I wonder if that will ever go away. I'm going to be a volunteer for a week in July, which is exciting but a very nerve-wracking prospect. I want to be part of a summer camp experience again, but I'm not at all interested in being the weird staff alum who can't let the place go. Nifty, isn't it, how almost any experience can be turned into a frightening prospect if you just go looking for things that might go wrong?
- This was pointed out to me by Mark (I think), but I was so amused by it I simply must post it here - isn't Obi-Wan's line in Revenge of the Sith, "Only the Sith deal in absolutes!" funny? If Anakin had just replied, "Only the Sith?" it would have made up for the whole "This is a drag" series of horrid one-liners in Attack of the Clones
- From the Fun Things One Can Find Out On The Internet file we have www.quizyourfriends.com. You can make a multiple-choice quiz about anything at all and have it out in cyberspace for people to take. Fun stuff - here's mine. It's a variety of questions pulled from high school, college, and camp; I guess I'll be a little surprised if anyone can get 'em all, but I sure do encourage you to try! Check out the scoreboard to see how you did. Certainly gives one a little more respect for teachers putting together multiple-choice quizzes; it's hard to think of three wrong answers for each question. Of course, this time of year I have basically no sympathy for teachers at all, but that's a whole new tangent that I'll not go down here.
Snippets R Us. Coming soon - Meaningless Musings Quote Fun, Part III (or perhaps III)! Since I'm sure I won't post again before Sunday, Happy Father's Day to my dad and any other fathers (or you two fathers-soon-to-be) out there.
And thanks. I'm sure I'll be a happy father on that day.
And what is Adam's deal, anyway?! Not even a phone call?! What a siebie.
And I can't believe you did a "three" joke. (Or was that an "I, I, I" joke?)
a.) Alerting me to the fantasticness that is Mark's and Carrie's blogs (I am on my way over there to check them out, but I am really sure the quality will be high).
b.) Allowing me, in grand Jess fashion, to TOTALLY SUCK at a quiz of whose answers I should really have known more than three. Especially the couch one. I really should have known that one.
c.) For making the old envy-o-meter rocket heavenward with your week at a Special place in God's kingdom. Uuueeeennnnhhhh... that is the sound of me whining piteously. (How sad is it that I just had to ask Elizabeth how to spell it?)
d.) Reminding me of Father's day. (I think you get the prize for reminding me of Mother's Day too. Wanna be my personal secretary?)
But!! If you are going to list Storyhill and Alva Star AND Olympic Hopefuls, could you just *please* humor me and list Chris and Johnny too? Please? If you don't want to hear that piteous whining noise again? Really, it was quite piteous.
Thanks for putting the link to my blog here. Now I can feel the pressure of knowing that I will be dissapointing a few more people than just one. No, really, I am glad to have the challenge. Maybe I will even find something good to talk about.
I have waited too long to be mentioned with such high esteem. I thank you Charlie. Someday they will write a book about you, and I for one cannot wait until that book becomes a movie, so I can see it.
Adam and I are planning (although I'm a little doubtful that it'll actually happen) to grab some supper on Monday. Are you free to join us?
It was actually a "three" joke. Can you let those go by yet? I still can't.
Jess - Chris and Johnny and Storyhill are the same group, but I see your point. I'm not sure what you're offering to retract, so I'll go ahead and say you're okay. I can't erase your comment, I don't think; all I can do is turn off all comments for this post, which would be pretty hypocritical of me.
What I "can't believe" is that you're making these jokes that no one but me will even recognize as jokes. Plus, this may be the first "roman numeral" three joke.
I will point out that on my blog I did cause Charlie to wonder if I had made a Three joke... if only for a moment. So perhaps I am not totally "wimpy" maybe just "impy".
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