This Year's posts

Archive for September, 2004

Groucho Marx

Tuesday, September 28th, 2004

Groucho Marx: “It isn’t necessary to have relatives in Kansas City in order to be unhappy.”

(Via Quotes of the Day.)

Abston Church of Christ

Friday, September 24th, 2004

Abston Church of Christ

Another tidbith courtesy of Sojourners.

Jimmy Swaggart would kill gays

Friday, September 24th, 2004


The link above is to an article in the latest Sojourners email newsletter. Here’s an excerpt:

Swaggart’s sermon is so outrageous that I want to give you his exact words:

“I’ve never seen a man in my life I wanted to marry.”

(shouts, applause)

“And I’m gonna be blunt and plain, if one ever looks at me like that I’m going to kill him and tell God he died.”

I can’t believe it. Well, actually, I can but I don’t want to. I’ve seen such hatred among Christians. Yet, how can this be? How can a follower of Christ exude such hatred for one of God’s creation?

It makes me sick and ashamed to the point where I want to disown Christianity in general.

Places I’ve Traveled

Monday, September 20th, 2004

I found this cool little thing over at that creates maps of where you’ve traveled. Here are Mine:

states I've visited
create your own personalized map of the USA

countries I've visited
create your own visited country map

[update 10/2/2004: added California, after this last weekend’s trip to visit USF]

[update: 2/19/2005: Added Oregon, since I was there about a month ago.]

Death to Area Codes

Saturday, September 18th, 2004

I really wish the whole concept of long distance vs. local calls would die. The reason? I want to keep the same cell phone number for the rest of my life, no matter where I move. Unfortunately, it is somewhat inconvenient to have a non-local cell phone number, since some people will then be less likely to call.

I think this hope of mine may eventually become a reality. I know many people that are moving to a cell phone only life. Many people have free long distance, so this helps. Also, the trend in the telecomm industry will help. Because, until not long ago local and long distance phone companies were not really allowed to compete against each other. Now, however, SBC offers long distance service and Sprint offers local service.

Ideally, everyone would just be accustomed to 10 digit numbers. They would definitely make memorization a bit tougher, but, at least in my experience with a cell phone, I hardly ever dial a number…nearly every call comes out of the address book.

Is anyone with me?