Tuesday, January 20, 2009

This made me laugh...

I saw this picture on another blog, and thought I'd share it with, well... I suppose no one.

When I downloaded the image, it was titled "True Love." If (or I should say, when) the zombie apocalypse occurs, I hope my loved ones would do this to me.

Okay, kidding aside. It's been a busy week, and most of it because things all around me seem to be breaking.

Our TV was dying, but now I think it might actually be a problem with the xbox's GPU, after doing some research online.

Then, last Wednesday, our garage door would not open. It has a broken spring. Jill's car was in the garage at the time, which meant it was stuck in there. Fortunately, someone from her church came to help us open the door so we could at least get the car out.

Out into the 2 degree weather. That was the high one day last week. So, here we are, our cars stuck outside during the coldest week since we've been here.

We have under-appreciated our garage.

Oh, and Thursday morning, Jill's car wouldn't start. Dead battery. Fortunately, I didn't need my car, so she was able to use mine. We got her car jumped and got it a new battery. So now that's fixed. The garage door should be getting fixed on Friday.

I've always heard that bad things come in threes. So hopefully we're good for a while.

Other than that, I guess things have been going well.

I think I'm done for now. I think I'll go read some Lord of the Rings while Jill incessantly watches Inauguration coverage. It's a very historic day, but I can't stand just sitting there watching all the hoopla and hype leading up to it. Really, do we need to watch Dick Cheney make his way to a car, or watch the Obamas walk into the White House? Is that part really worthy of continual news coverage? Wake me when he takes the oath. That will actually be important. That is news. We don't need to know who designed their clothes. It's a waste of television time that could be used for something important (like me playing Left 4 Dead...haha)


Saturday, January 10, 2009

Our TV is dying...

I was playing some Left 4 Dead, just doing my thing, killing zombies and having a good time. Then the picture started getting darker and fuzzy. Then it just quit. I tried to fix it, changed cables, tested the receiver/xbox to make sure it wasn't causing the problem. Isolate and attack, right? The TV is the problem. Of course, I'm not surprised. I bought it my sophomore/junior year of college, so it's been over 5 years. That TV has been used in 2 states, moved around numerous times. I supposed it is to be expected. But it's frustrating, none the less.

So, we're left with the question of what to do about the TV? We have another one in the house, but it's pretty tiny. Just 20 inches. Not the best option for playing games, nor watching movies.

I suppose we could start looking for a new TV. A new HDTV, perhaps? Of course, they're expensive. On the bright side, we have a friend from Jill's church who works for Sony and I'm wondering if he could get us a good deal on one.

Maybe we'll have a nice new awesome HDTV soon? Assuming we can afford it. Donations gladly accepted...haha.

In other news, there isn't much other news.

Jill and I went to see the movie "Doubt" last night. It was very good. I recommend it. Complex, nuanced, well-acted. Of course, the whole time I was watching, I kept trying to picture Phillip Seymour Hoffman as the Penguin (currently floating around the interwebs as a rumored casting decision for the next Batman movie). He'd be awesome, I think. I'm already anticipating the next Batman movie. The Dark Knight was fantastic (though it did have some minor plot holes/issues).

That's all I have for now, I think. Back to watching the UK game. GO CATS!


Saturday, January 03, 2009

Be it resolved...

That I will be much better at updating this thing in 2009.

That I will not go 4 or 5 months between posts.

That I will instead go no more than a week or so without sharing something with you. All one of you who read this thing.

Since the last time I wrote, it's been a busy few months. I have a job now (which is a big part of the reason I haven't updated more). I'm the Youth Director at Mount Pleasant UMC in Terre Haute. It's going very well. I've been working there since 9/15/08, and at this point I'm starting to get to know the youth better, building relationships with them and hopefully teaching them something. Last night we had a lock-in, with almost 40 youth, mainly middle schoolers. I feel like I spent 14 hours herding cats. But we had a good time (though they didn't seem to like the Zombie Tag game I adapted for our use). Overall it was a great time, but I'm exhausted. I feel old- I used to be able to pull an all-nighter with just a headache to show for it. But today I feel pretty much worthless....haha.

So, I'm going to wrap this up for now and go watch the Colts with Jill. And our dog, Kole, the mini-schnauzer (we didn't pick the name or the ridiculous spelling). We got him back in September. He's a character. I'll talk more about him later.

For now, I'm going to try to not fall asleep on the couch. I'll be back soon with something of more substance.