Monday, August 29, 2005

Would you have been a Nazi?

stumbled onto this quiz, fairly interesting.
i probably wouldn't have been a nazi but i wouldn't have joined the resistance either... apparently i would most likely have fled the country.

Friday, August 26, 2005

New blog announcement

Randy Creitz now has a blog: Senseless Wonderings of an Insane Person.

He graduated from WWC in June I think with a masters in Education (Elementary? I'm not sure) and is living in Payette, Idaho now. He's about to start the school year teaching at a 1-8 SDA school, and he intends to blog it.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The rumors come to fruition

Google Talk is on the loose. Somebody install it so I can test out the new IM contender (my username is bookchiq... shocking, I know).

Saturday, August 20, 2005

chainmail armor

I was reading some storys here about how people broke into the game industry. for some reason this one made me think of kev. can anyone figure out why?

I was selling chainmail armor at our local farmers market when a lady hopped down in front of my booth and asked me if I knew any artists because her and her husband were starting a game development company in town.. So I told some friends about them, then got to thinking that they would need more than just artists, but also writers, designers, etc. Now I had always loved gaming and telling stories, so I applied for a design position which I now enjoy daily.
-Lyle Anderson, Hermit Works Entertainment Corporation

long way around

we watched long way around. a 6 episode series about obi 1 kinobi (ewen mcgreggor) and his friend that got sponsored and road motorcycles around the world. KTM backed out of the sponsorship, citing the fact that they wern't prepared, but BMW proudly stepped up and gave them 3 1150 GS's. 2 for them, and one for their camera man. the series is plenty full of cursing. but it does show the ability of the bikes and a few design points that needed to be addressed. all in all it is a good series, although I wish they'd tailered it more to demoing the capabilitys of the bikes. 2 of the 3 bikes broke the rear subframe in the same point, partly due to design defect, and partly due to the fact that when you try to drive around the worl you carry alot of junk with you that inevitably overloads the tail. supposedly BMW fixed that flaw on the new 1200 GS, which I have been riding for the better part of the summer, and now has almost 7,000 miles on it. I have been riding a yellow version of this....

this fall they are suppose to have out the HP2, same basic 100hp bike but with more an an enduro emphasis. its such a pretty bike, but i'm thinking the basic 1200gs is still much more alaska (high milage in a day) worthy, than the HP2. I don't have that kind of money anway, but one can always dream. see the HP2


we've a new house. we want you all to see it. anyone up for coming here thanksgiving to meet our new cat, Norman?

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(yes, his collar does have little bones on it. the cat collars were just dumb)

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update 2
our coworkers cat, bailey. disturbing. Free Image Hosting at

update 3, because i like odd cat pics

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Sunshine on a stick.

We were at bible study last night and mike the concrete guy was talking about his 'sunshine on a stick'. I thought that was quite a nifty name. it was the name of his self contained light poles so they can do midnight poors of concrete and still see what in the world they are doing.

a web search revealed sunshine on a stick was a health comercial by some lemmon looking thing, and that is what they dubbed frozen make it yourself fruit popsicles. I'm sure I was around in 83, but for the life of me, I can't remember Timer or his sunshine on a stick

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Random rodents

Haven't you always wanted to see 30-second reenactments of famous movies (performed by bunnies)? Of course you have.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

forget the fort

i'd guess we've all built something out of saved popscicle sticks, but i bet none of you built something as cool as....
a full size viking boat!

Thursday, August 11, 2005


we use to dig tunnels when we were little, but nothing like this and more here.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005


okay someone else's turn to update the header =)

Monday, August 08, 2005

homemade riding lawnmower

in my email i got this joke from a coworker.
the image was funny.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

A great quote

The quote, "The squirrel did not survive," at the end of this news story makes up for the rather dull way in which it was written.

US stinks at saving

personal savings rate for the us in june was 0 %. yup a big fat 0. my understanding is that this doesn't take into account pre-tax deductions (i.e. a company retirement plan). this is just a net after tax minus what people are spending. no matter how you slice the bread this can't be good in the long term. some people claim that it isn't so bad because nationally the savings is at something like 14% but this article clears up a couple things. maybe the "end times" will arrive because nobody will be able to buy or sell since nobody will have any money saved. haha.