Monday, February 27, 2006

Mardi Gras

I went to a Mardi Gras party this past Saturday evening at St. Paul's Anglican.

I won a couple of sets of beads.

Sorry, I have no pix available of how this was achieved.

Thursday, February 23, 2006


I thought I'd take the opportunity not to whine about something. About 2 weeks ago I applied for my passport and was told it would be ready by Feb. 22 by reg'd mail. "Sure!" I thought.

On the 21st I received the notice that I had a parcel to pick up at the P.O. So I picked it up yday (the 22nd).

So, that's pretty good. The passport dep't actually does their work speedily ...

but then I thought...

speedily for identity thieves, too?


Monday, February 20, 2006

Another achievement in my life

I am not a very good Hearts player, but last night I finally managed to surpass Player 2 on my PDA in games won. I have 96 and s/he has 95. The other two are in the 80's.

My biggest shortcoming, I think, is my inability to see when I should *plan* to shoot the moon, especially at the card-passing stage.

So should I reset the scores or continue on?


I've been neglecting to tell you each time I score -- and in fact I have the last two FNs. If I recall correctly, I was assisted last night by timlap and Elvis. (I am not making this up.)

Am missing tulrich from these events.

Timlap pointed this out to me FWIW:

Sunday, February 19, 2006

St. Thomas' Indoor Olympics: Feb. 19/06


Parade of Teams

Catch the "Ground" on the "Javelin"

Short Track Pig Race

Weight Lifting

Brain Gymnastics

The Parallel Even Bars


Tuesday, February 14, 2006

St. Thomas' Sr. Youth Group: Feb. 14/06



Matt arrives just in time.

The fruit cancels out the cholesterol.

"Love makes me barf!"


Monday, February 13, 2006

Today at L.U.

I hung out for a little bit at the university today. While I was waiting by the microwave in the caf for the meal ahead of mine to be nuked, I pondered that any student who might happen to notice me could easily think that I was a prof.

Then I realized that I could even be Prime Minister. Stephen Harper and I are the same age.

Or I could at least be a cabinet member, since I'm unelected.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Sorry, that my posts of late have been pretty shallow. I have been tossing around deeper topics such as Final Judgement (why I believe in it, but have a lot of uncertainties about how it will "work") and thoughts on whether or not God rewards (in any sense) "non-believers" for anything at all.

So, I'll leave those there to tantalize you. Maybe that will be it.

I enjoyed King Kong, but running with the dinosaurs didn't work for me. I find it hard to believe that anyone (even principal characters) could survive that. Only a few red-shirts got it. In addition, it was one of the less convincing-looking combinations of CG and live action.

I didn't find it long -- especially compared to "The New World". I kinda wish that in that one timlap and Black Mamba and I had whispered among ourselves "That's Pocohontas, right? She's going to visit royalty in England and then die. I'm outa here."

The extended dewey-eyed shots in Kong tried my patience a bit -- but most of them were of Naomi Watts and so I didn't mind that much. I could have lived with fewer Kong closeups, though. (Reminds me of all those Ring-in-hand shots in LOTR. Ooooo, it's the Ring!)

How did they know his name was "Kong"? The indigenous priestess used the word a lot in her language and we picked it up because we knew the name of the movie and there were closeups on her when she did, but I doubt that it was obvious enough for the characters.

Macbeth kept his hands to himself.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

"The document contains no data". Thus said Blogger when I just clicked to create a post here. But it was mistaken. Whew!

Been too long, but now that I'm here I realize I want to check on my pizza, have supper and then soon thereafter head off with Macbeth to see King Kong at the Cumberland.

So that's all for now. Lame.

Friday, February 10, 2006

St. Thomas Anglican Coffee House: Feb. 9/06


Put on by the Deanery Youth Unit to raise money for Matt & Sadie's missions trip to Rwanda with Nu-Vison.


Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Terry's Baptism: Wed. Feb. 8/06


Click on the thumbnails for larger versions.


Friday, February 03, 2006

New Blog

Rather than hand-code html pages of activity pix for the Northwood Park Church of Christ website, I have started a blog at

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Thursday Night Small Group: Feb. 2/06


Yes, it is a small group -- and Kristian is the smallest member.
However, he does like to participate in discussion and prayer times.