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concepts which leave me baffled

• Traffic in Grass Valley. How do so many people have someplace to be so early in the morning?

• My company is currently building a machine that will cut parts for Predator Drones which can spy on and /or kill people on the other side of the world via remote control. That’s pretty freaking high tech. Yet, we still have to use a fax machine to communicate with certain other businesses.

• Kids that don’t like pineapple.

• The 16 gauge Molex socket crimper and the corresponding 10 socket connecter. That thing defeated me today.

• This isn’t really the same thing, but some days my stomach is baffled that I won’t drive it an hour down the road to feed it a few In and Out cheeseburgers.

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6/16/12

• If you must re-walk old paths, do so in new shoes.

• I am never so accepting of distractions as when I have too much to do.

• Everything is going to be irregular around the blog for a little while. The usual rules do not apply, especially with the one-a-day pictures.

5/24/12

• A large vocabulary is often a disguise for low intelligence.

• Maybe is the worst kind of hope.

• One of the best side-benefits of reading Proverbs is the ability to identify fools, and the knowledge of how to deal with them.

• Isn’t it strange that we humans don’t all like the same things? Why do we have different tastes in music, art, and even food? Even stranger, our preferences in such things change as we age.

5/17/12

• Life is never as straightforward as we would like.

• Everyone wants to be acknowledged in some way.

• One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered. – Proverbs 11:24-25

• Wanting things done your way does not make you a perfectionist, or OCD. Everybody wants things done their way. In other words, you’re not special. Insisting upon it just makes you more difficult to deal with.

• I like grocery stores a lot. But I really dislike grocery stores that I am unfamiliar with. It takes me at least a year to learn the layout of a new store. And every visit to the store in that year will cause me to walk at least a few miles as I wander back and forth looking for stuff.

• All the people I know who take pictures of their food to put on Facebook are white. As a white person, I think this is a dumb thing to do.

5/7/12

• A good way to remain unpredictable is to have very little idea of what you’re going to do yourself.

• Don’t let anybody tell you that you think too much. There is precious little genuine thought going on in the world. We need more thinking, not less.

• It’s rather sad that by the time you’re old enough to remember to put the caps on every time, magic markers aren’t really a big deal anymore.

• I recently discovered that I immediately distrust people who don’t close their mouths when they breathe.

4/9/12

• My ideal pet is a fox. Feel free to tame one for me.

• It turns out that if people are angry with you, cracking jokes doesn’t help.

• I learned recently that animal prints are considered a neutral color. Supposedly that means they go with anything. Who knew?

• This is awesome: http://maddieonthings.com/

3/28/12

• Any bit of mental focus you may normally be able to muster is completely negated by the presence of a three year old child.

• I realized that I have become overly pessimistic about sleep when a young friend complained of exhaustion due to lack of sleep. My suggestion was that she should build up a resistance to needing sleep.

• There is no sound more amusing than the braying of a donkey.

• I worry that the next generation is going to grow up convinced that Twilight, Harry Potter, and Hunger Games are examples of good literature, and that one day they will be considered classics.

3/23/12

• I hate hearing rumors. Just don’t tell them to me, especially if they are about me.

• Just because a church pays you to do something doesn’t mean that you can call it a ministry. The definition of ministry is service, so a ministry needs to serve somebody besides yourself. You may or may not get paid for such an activity.

• Giving teenagers a live microphone is a repetitive, but fascinating experience. Almost every last one of them goes through the same stages: Tap the mic; say hi; say WHOA!; stand there and try to engage people in normal conversation as if your voice wasn’t shouting back over speakers; get silly.

• Grass Valley is a much more interesting place than Auburn.

3/9/12

• Whenever I say that I’m feeling grumpy, it usually means that I’m feeling selfish.

• Care cannot be told, it must be shown.

• Wrestling with my kids is great fun until one of them pees on me, and then it’s not fun anymore. I suppose pee is a secret weapon that everybody has, but only a select number of us are willing to use.

• I’ve been having a hard time finishing books lately because I keep on picking up new ones that I want to start reading immediately. It’s time to schedule in more reading time.

• I’ve started on my second draft of the timeline. It already has coffee and muddy fingerprints on it. These things happen.

2/20/12, accidentally containing 111 words

• Love, Need, and Get are all different, separate things. It’s great when they all come together though. It’s like kids with their parents. It’s like a sinner with God.

• It’s good to stop every once in awhile and just look as far off into the distance as possible.

• We all spend a lot of time trying to impress other people. But most people would rather know someone who’s just nice.

• What happens to us that makes everything less fun when we grow up? My kids love to wash dishes and do yard work. They’re pretty terrible at it, but still.

• It’s hard to work efficiently on Saturdays.