Friday, January 28, 2011

My doctor's a quack!

... Actually my doctor's a cat.
Continuing my unintended series of blogs about talented animals... I don't think I'd trust this doctor.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cash... really?

I got myself a cell phone for Christmas this year. Nothing fancy... in fact, it's one of those old school jobs. (Yes texting takes forever without a slide-out keyboard).
So as you can expect, I revived my first bill. I went in to pay said bill at the Kiosk where I originally bought the phone.
After buying a USB cable for the phone, I tell the clerk, I'd like to pay my bill. He then informs me that I can't use cash, I have to use a credit card. I'm underage (gasp!) and hence don't have a credit card... so I have to find a place in the mall that sells a Visa giftcard. I found one, bought it and went back to the Kiosk. I'm then informed that it takes these cards 30 minutes to activate, but I can go home and pay over the phone!
So in review I can pay my bill --
Over the phone by credit card - Over the Internet by credit card - By auto withdrawal - By manual withdrawal (I tell the bank to pay it) - in person at the Kiosk, but I CAN'T pay with cash... why?
They do take cash for accessories (remember that USB cable?), but when I want to pay my bill, I can't use cash? What's the point of having a currency if we aren't going to use it? I'm not too crazy about auto withdrawal and I likely wouldn't get a credit card for a little while... but I always carry cash! Maybe I'm over reacting, but it seems really illogical to me that I can't just hand the guy 30 bucks and be done with it... I don't mind using Visa giftcards, the only catch is the extra charge for activation.
Can you relate or am I just overreacting?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I'd hate to be convicted by this jury

I have never had to do jury duty before. My Dad did once. He wasn't allowed to tell me anything that happened due to security (it was a high profile case).
Keeping quiet, wouldn't be a problem with this jury member... talk about crazy.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Beautiful Things

Whilst on one of my infamous CD shopping sprees at the Treasure House, I picked up Gungor's CD Beautiful Things.
I'm impressed. Great CD, buy it. I could talk all about the songs and how they have ministered to me, but I'm not. I am going to talk about the album art. That's right... the album art. I have never really seen album art convey a message before... but Gungor has changed that.
A quick glance at the cover and it looks like a bunch of flowers. Look closer, skulls, guns and drugs are making up those flowers... what's with that?
Well whether or not this was the desired result, here's what it means to me.
We [humans] are sinful, fallen beings. Wars, drug addictions, porn, that is what we default too. Despite this fact God still loves us, takes us and makes these beautiful pictures out of us, we are still sinful, fallen beings, but something more. We become Beautiful Things in Gods eyes, mosaics if you will.
That's impacted me.

This song sums it up...

Friday, January 7, 2011

Goldstream's Green River

Talk about bizarre. At first I thought this was a joke... not so.

Some scientists ran some tests and they figure someone dumped some dye called Fluorescein into the water.
Thankfully they think it's non-toxic, but all the same, talk about a bad (and dangerous) prank.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Years Resolutions 2011

O.K, New Year's was a few days ago, but it's taken me this long to come up with a resolution!
I usually don't bother making any, mainly because I make them all year long. This year is different.
I saw a chart in the Christian Harold about reading the Bible in one year. I've read the entire Bible before, but I usually miss certain books when doing my regular devotions (Leviticus). So this year I figure I'll do the Bible in one year. It's hopefully going to provide some incites into some books (Leviticus) that I have never noticed before and hey, any resolution involving God, works for me!
I'll keep you posted as to how it goes...

Monday, January 3, 2011

U.F.O ( not the Larry Norman song).

Happy New Year!
This New Year's weekend was a very normal one for me. I Listened to the Top 50 and then went to bed at 10:00... end New Year's Eve. New Year's Day we went over to my Grandma's for a dinner, which is where the title for this blog entry comes in (no I didn't see an alien on the way there). We watched a Christian movie called Unidentified.
A quick plot summery - Two journalists start to look into the possibility of U.F.O's and abductions.
I liked the film.

Firstly: Acting was good.

Secondly: The story was interesting and kept you guessing.

Thirdly: It had Rebecka St. James in it.

It provided a spin on U.F.Os that I had never concidered before and made for some interesting conversations afterward... it seems people put more thought to the subject then I realized.

Check out the trailer here