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Random Thoughts (Blog)

Clearly, I am a White People

Posted on September 19, 2010 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (5)

Much like being way late to the party when I discovered the hilarity which is the "featured creatures" of, I have stumbled across another brilliant Website/blog yesterday that I thought I would share. Now, this guy has already amassed more than 71 MILLION page views and has even been given a book deal (oh, that I should be discovered!), so it is quite likely that some of you are already familiar with

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Business Lessons I've Learned from the Bible

Posted on September 18, 2010 at 4:09 PM Comments comments (0)

As mentioned previously, I started this year with the goal of reading the Bible completely through. As Big Dan Teague from Oh, Brother would say, “The truth, every blessed word of it. From Genesis down to Revelations. Yes, the word of God.” (You can read some of my previous Biblical commetary here; the borderline lewd Update 11/15 done, the

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Bible Update - 11/15 done!

Posted on August 15, 2010 at 10:18 PM Comments comments (0)

It's been almost two months since the last bible-reading update. (That included the terrific pick-up line advice found in the book of Song of Solomon. Seriously, if you haven't dropped "Baby, you got breasts like two young ones" on some beautiful young baby while in the Rainman suite, then you can't truly say that you've lived. ) So, with the year 5/8 over, I am way ahead of schedule to complete ...

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Song of Johnomon

Posted on June 23, 2010 at 6:18 PM Comments comments (3)

If you’ve been following my posts, you’ll know that I set a goal of reading the Bible from cover to cover this year. I try and carve out about 30 minutes each evening after Lauryn goes to bed where I can read 4-5 pages (and possibly find a needle-in-a-haystack misspelling.) And I’ve been diligently making steady but slow progress. (Those micro-thin pages and 8 p...

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Spell checking the Bible

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 2:06 PM Comments comments (1)

Last night I made it to the halfway point in my quest to read through the Bible cover to cover this year, putting me at Psalm 84 and at page 765.


One thing you *really* pick up on reading the Old Testament is that death and tragedy were never very far away. Never was the phrase "here today, your entire people gone tomorrow" truer. If you think thatwe have global overcrowding issues today, then thank the Old Testament for the ma-hillions that aren’t around due ...

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Your picture just *scares* me...

Posted on May 17, 2010 at 8:31 PM Comments comments (1)

At the end of the day, we went to a local place called The Market Commons. I have a special place in my heart for the MC for a couple of reasons. 1) We (Custom Theater) installed the entire outdoor audio system there. It includes like 156 speakers and *miles* of cabling and stacks of amplifiers. It was a great job, and it turned out terrifically. So every time I go out there, it is nice to hear the music playing and see the system working. (I'll give kudos to our salesman, Andrew, who totally...

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The Postal Conundrum

Posted on May 15, 2010 at 3:14 PM Comments comments (2)

I'm sitting at work on an especially gruellingly slow Saturday -- I've already plowed through my book "Know It All," listened to several albums on Napster, cleared out 4 separate spam e-mails for "medications you want"" surfed a good portion of the Internet, posted a blog entry, virtually finished my review of Russound's Collage system and done a bit of *actual* work, all by 3 PM leaving a seemingly unending 180 minutes left to fill until my parole -- when our store's front door opens. In wal...

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Traveling to DC

Posted on April 28, 2010 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (2)

So, this moment in time finds me back at the Charlotte airport, waiting for my next flight on to DC. Once again I (shockingly) received an upgrade to First Class, seat 2F. Certainly a different/better experience at the front of the plane. I’m not in my seat 30 seconds when the flight attendant asks if I’d like her to hang up my coat (yes) and would I care for anything to drink (yes). So, enjoying my Caligula-like excesses armed with a coffee and orange juice I settle in for the 33...

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Barnes & Noble Nook: Meet my Cranny

Posted on April 19, 2010 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (4)

Previously, I have questioned the need/existence ofAmazon’s eBook reader, Kindle. (My Kindle rant is here.) Admittedly, my Kindle apathy is without a lot/any actual first hand knowledge,just a general sense of “Whuh?” I don’t own a Kindle, haven’t played with a Kindle, and my longest contact with a Kindle has been a 3 hour plane ride next to someone who owned one. (However,...

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Kindle: Technology's Robin

Posted on March 17, 2010 at 3:37 PM Comments comments (0)

My cousin, whom I used to fondly call Big Walking Jim,and I used to hang out with these two girls. Time and my stellar memory have erased their names, but for the sake of my story we’ll call them Batgirl and Robin. Now, we both really liked Batgirl. She was cute and fun and smart and generally the kind of girl that you wanted to hang out with. Robin, however, was kind of moody and sullen. (But not in a cool/artistic Fiona Apple kind of way.) She was the kind of girl that would look at a...

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Samson: Survivor Hero or Hulk Smash?

Posted on March 8, 2010 at 6:12 PM Comments comments (1)

One of my goals for 2010 -- besides just making it through with family, home, and career in tact. Thanks, recession! -- is to read the Bible through from cover to cover. I've been trying to create a routine where I carve out about 20 minutes each evening after I put Lauryn to bed where I can sit on the couch, put on some quiet music, and read. (Dana enjoys the time to work on her Grail-like quest of trying to  download every coupon known to the Internet.)

I've just...

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Good to go, Bro

Posted on March 2, 2010 at 11:34 AM Comments comments (1)

I was off yesterday, and was killing time at a Barnes & Noble waiting for Happy Hour to kick in at Gordon Biersch....

(I just re-read that sentence, and for those of you who don't know me that well, it actually offers a more profound look into my personality than probably spending an entire day with me.)

Anyhow, while browsing, my wife found this book, "Bro on the Go," written by Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris), the shining star of "How I Met Your ...

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Check it out

Posted on February 28, 2010 at 10:28 AM Comments comments (1)

My friend, and ex-Sound + Vision colleague, Rob Medich, has a very interesting article coming out in TV Guide soon. He did a profile on the woman that takes those really cool, quirky photographs of the host and band that appear as Saturday Night Live comes out of commercial break. Rob's a good guy and a talented writer, so check it out while you're waiting in line at Wal-Mart. Rob was on set the week that Jon Hamm was hosting, and says he has audio of the moment when he was standing right nex...

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