Monday, March 21, 2011

Crochet Flowers

Maybe I should crochet more often so that post in my blog more often. Or maybe I should read my Bible more. Either way, I'm not very faithful to any of those endeavors.

Here are some flowers I made.

Didn't come in very clear - i couldn't find the focus button on my camera phone.

This one showed up better.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

i don't know what it means, but I liked the verse

6And if one asks him, 'What are these wounds on your back?' he will say, 'The wounds I received in the house of my friends.'

Zechariah 13:6

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Crocheting for dummies!

I have been learning how to crochet. It's been a lot of fun. It wasn't very relaxing at first, but now that I'm finally figuring out what I'm doing, it has become relaxing.

The following are some pictures of my very first completed crochet project:

I wanted to make something for my sister for Christmas and I decided on a scarf.

I might have made it a little too long, but I think that's better than too short. (no offense, Kelly)

I alternated double crochet and puff stitch with a row of single crochet between each one.

I wasn't quite finished before Christmas, so I showed it to Lauralin on Christmas morning, but she wasn't able to do much with it. I was planning on finishing it on our trip to Lancaster, but I left my crochet hook at home so I had to wait until after we got back. I finally finished it today and am really looking forward to giving her the final product. I think my sister's beauty will be the perfect backdrop to display this exquisite work of art. :)

So that's the scarf. I'm thinking for my next project I want to try a pair of socks and I still have the bag that I'm making.

I will have to add a follow-up post with a picture of my sister wearing the scarf.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fun fact

Charlie Chaplin once entered a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest in Monte Carlo and came in third.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


Most people eat vegetables because they're supposed to be healthy, but they cover them in butter and justify this by saying, "well at least i'm eating vegetables."

Did you know that the only reason to eat vegetables is as a way of getting fats into the body? It's hard to eat a stick of butter all by itself, but melt it all over a bowl of peas and all of a sudden you have a delicious way of getting butter into your system.

My wife figured this out. She's a genius!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My new "Life Verse"

Well it used to be

Job 5:7 (New American Standard Bible)
For man is born for trouble,
As sparks fly upward.

But this morning I have found a new one.

Proverbs 27:14 (New American Standard Bible)
He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning,
It will be reckoned a curse to him.

I always say, "if God had intended for me to see a sunrise, he would have put it later in the day."

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

How the West was won!

The Arizona Cardinals have a win/loss record of 6-3 and they have a four-game lead in their division.

The Washington Redskins have a win/loss record of 6-3 and they trail in their division by two games.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

58 shopping days till christmas. . .

Apple cider has already vanished from some grocers' shelves, but the dairy case is stocked with eggnog before Halloween.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Media bias? I don't believe it!

Contrasting McCain with his hero, Joe declared a few weeks back, "When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and ... said, 'Look, here's what happened.'"

Nice historical reference. Except when the market crashed in 1929, Hoover was president, and there was no television.

Can one imagine what the press would have done to Sarah Palin had she exhibited such ignorance of history. Or Dan Quayle?

- Pat Buchanan

Original Article

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Politics follows life

My second post in one day. How weird is that?

Michelle Malkin has a post on her blog regarding a memorial service at Ground Zero that occurred today involving both presidential candidates as well as the mayor of new york. She is critical of Barack Obama and makes the claim that Obama tossed his flowers onto the memorial while
"By contrast, John McCain and his wife kneel and gently, somberly, place their roses down at the foot of the 9/11 tribute."
I watched both videos and did not see the striking difference between the two that Michelle did and I think it might be hard to criticize every minute thing that a person does. We can not see into the hearts of the people. Who knows, maybe Barack Obama has a bad back.

On the other hand, if you watch the second of the videos (it's long - about 10 minutes) you see the two candidates walking along and shaking the hands and talking to first responders. That was touching to see, and in my opinion that's where the difference in the two candidates shows.

First of all, McCain has his wife with him. Obama's wife was not there. I like that image of the man who would be commander-in-chief to have his wife with him instead of having her own agenda. (i'm not being sexist here, if the candidate was a female, I would still want to see their spouse supporting).

Secondly - watch the progression down the line. Poor Obama shakes hands and is ready to move on to the next person, but he can't because McCain is having a meaningful conversation with the person in front of him.

Third - watch the pins. Of the first responders, one that I saw gives a pin from his lapel to McCain. Another one gives a pin to his wife Cindy. It was very touching. Now again, I could possibly be reading too much into this, but I did not see Obama receive a pin. He did receive flowers from someone near the end.

Here is the video that Michelle Malkin has on her site.

Here is her website if you want to go to the source: Michelle Malkin

They should be wearing a cape

Most days on my way to work I walk past a FDNY station. Not every day, I like to vary my route just so that it stays interesting.

Today I had to walk past there. They had a special memorial outside and a lot of activity. A lot of people there, getting pictures and talking to the firefighters. It was nice to see. I think that most new yorkers still see Firemen as heroes after 7 years of remembering 9/11. Today I really wanted to go to each one and shake their hand and thank them, but they had a lot of that going on.

The world is an evil place, and there are evil things being done every day. I'm grateful that there are people that are willing to sacrifice to fight that. Even if they don't understand it.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Didn't see that coming

On the way to work I was walking along the sidewalk and this girl that claims to be psychic was preparing to set up a table. She had someone carrying a table for her and he runs into me. After he runs into me she says, "Watch out!"

Now I would have been really impressed if she had said it before he ran into me.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Bobcats on the Wall

Bobcats have moved into an abandoned/foreclosed home. How cool is that. :)

Here is a pic and a link to the article, some of the comments from readers are hilarious.

Here is the link to the story: