Thursday, February 21, 2008

On My Icy Half Birthday

News and thoughts for today:

-Good new and bad news for fans of The Office. Good news is there will be six new episodes this season. Bad news is we have to wait another month and a half until they air on April 10. It's well worth the wait, though.

Other return dates of interest to myself:

CSI:Miami- March 24
Law & Order: SVU- April 15
Criminal Minds- April 2
Without A Trace- April 3

-Today's weather forcast is Lexington, KY: ICE STORM WARNING. Or, as Bill Meck likes to call it, FROZEN DEATH RAINING FROM THE SKY WARNING. So, looking back at the past month we have experienced in the Bluegrass area:

1) severe thunderstorms
2) tornadoes
3) temperatures above 70 degrees
4) 3 inches of snow
5) 1/4 inch of ice


-A funny explanation of politics.

-Also cool is how the US military shot a satellite out of the sky on the first try.

-Did anyone watch the UK-Georgia game the other night? Did anyone hear how the commentators talked about the upcoming game between Memphis and Tennessee THE ENTIRE NIGHT? If you were watching you might have heard somehting like "Patterson grabs the rebound and lays it up for an easy two points. Speaking of lay-ups, how about that game between Memphis and Tennessee this weekend? That oughta be a doozy huh? Let's break out the analysis chart and break down that game right now."

I mean I know they are ranked 1 and 2 respectively, but when I tune in to watch a UK game, I want to hear them talk about THAT game, especially when it is close. It's not like one team was up by 25 points. One of the commentators actually broke out the Memphis-Tennessee comparison chart during the game; they didn't even do that for the game at hand. No surprise that this rediculous amount of over-promotion occurred on ESPN, the same network that has brought us "Super Tuesday", "ACC Wednesday", "Throwdown Thrursday", "Rivalry Week", "Championship Week", and of course, my personal favorite, "Judgement Week".

-Today is my half birthday. I am 23 1/2 today. Be sure to send me a gift.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

On The Strike Being Over

It's official: the Hollywood Writer's Guild strike is over. Will this mean new episodes of "The Office" soon? We can only hope so. Until then, a little Dwight and Jim to whet your appetite...

Monday, February 11, 2008

On Monday

Tidbits on a chilly Monday:

-Today's/tonight's weather calls for snow/freezing rain. This means Bill Meck and his MaxTrack dopplar radar will be in full effect. I would recommend tuning in to Bill's up-to-the-minute weather updates, because honestly, is there really anyhting better on TV these days?

-Speaking of TV, rumor has it that the Hollywood writer's strike could end this week. That would be great news for me, cause I'm gonna need some new episodes of The Office here real soon or I might go crazy.

-A month or so ago Morgan and I went to see Juno at the Kentucky Theater. I would strongly recommend that you see this movie for two reasons. First, it is a great movie. It is clever, well-written, and Ellen Page is a star in the making. Plus, two cast members from Arrested Development are in it, so you know it must be good. Second, it conveys a great message to parents who might be dealing with their teenager becoming pregnant. By no means are the parents in the movie Christians, nor do they claim to be, but instead of chastising and alienating their child when they find out that their 16-year old is pregnant, they handle the situation in a loving and caring way that is quite refreshing. I also deals with such issues as abortion in a way that I think is interesting to watch. Go see it or rent it on DVD when it comes out.

-Question: Can you believe in Creationism and Evolution? This was the question that I presented to my 6th grade discipleship class yesterday afternoon. We are going through a book called The Top 13 Questions About God, which deals with many questions such as this. Of course, the 6th graders emphatically answered no at first, but then when we talked about what evolution really meant, and what the difference was between evolution and adaptation, they seemed to change their minds. Kids that age are funny because they still categorize everything as black or white. Most, I would assume, have been taught that evolution is bad/wrong, but they have never actually been taught what evolution is really all about, causing them to overgeneralize subjects such as this, or science as a whole. The reason I bring this up is that it's important that children be educated on both sides of the story, in any subject. It will only allow them to be more prepared for the future. Hiding them from things such as evolution doesn't make those things go away; they will have to confront them sometime. Wouldn't you rather them be prepared for it so that they will be more likely to handle the situation better?

-Prediction for tomorrow night's game: Cats 71, 'Dores67.