Wednesday, April 25, 2007

and it came to pass...

I've been writing as a hobby, I find find it relaxing, Granted I had to make room for it (I'm sorta ignoring my Java), but I enjoy it.
I've been doing some research on another possible work o' fiction. with out giving away too much of my plot, part of it is set in the past in Utah(this may change to Nevada, Hey. it's MY book!). So I've decided to read the book of Mormon.
"And it came to pass" appears about 1,00 times - Mark Twain had great fun with it. as far it being gospel or fiction , well let say I'm also from Missouri. I'm not convinced yet
"The author labored to give his words and phrases the quaint, old-fashioned sound and structure of our King James's translation of the Scriptures. . . Whenever he found his speech growing too modern--which was about every sentence or two--he ladled in a few such Scriptural phrases as "exceeding sore," "and it came to pass," etc., and made things satisfactory again. "And it came to pass" was his pet. If he had left that out, his Bible would have been only a pamphlet" - Mark Twain - Roughing It

Thursday, April 19, 2007

when nothing beats something

You may have noticed that I haven't posted in a while. As you can guess from my title, I've been pretty busy and was trying to find some veg-out time. I'm still debating what to do , but I may drop of out of th R-12 challenge. I'm also debating dropping my Java class, but I'm keeping at the that for the future. I actually got back into writing fiction and a making progress.
I think we're incalculated that busy = good. It's hard for us to turn off and let go

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

what you want versus what you need

I thin we get theses confused. I was think about this in regards in to my bicycle hobby. I have a bike in the shop right now,. It's ready to go, but I 'm not going to pick it up until tomorrow. Wound using the funds for bicycle repair for car repair. and It was late getting the work,done. probably could do a whole series of post of providence.
As you may, I have been experimenting with Ultra Distance riding. and I seem to be stuck at 300K. I could travel further to do a 400k, but having a mega stress job mean I need some time to relax. I even have another fiction project brewing, but I have not typed a word yet. And I feel I need to, but don't want to sit behind a keyboard 24/7. At Least I get a break from my class

Saturday, April 07, 2007

I am a worm....

It's from Psalm 22. I alway laugh when we read it, even thought I am sure it's wasn't the author intent when he wrote it. Or maybe it was. I always enjoy the Psalms with imagery provided By the author.

Friday, April 06, 2007

New exercises

MY car battery died , so I had to walk home from albertson's. Guess I won't be riding tomorrow.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Three more days.

Actually lent ended today, but I 'll keep on going until Saturday.
I went to Maunday Thursday services, at time I wanted it it to be over- I guess I'm used to the simplicity of Calvinsim. Reminded me that we see as just "fluff", some folk may deem important. The trick is where draw the line in our common lives

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

long days

I'm not going to type much, as it seems like every waking moment, h'm staring at a computer screen. I may need to cut down on surfing time, as I'm feeling very one dimensional. Thankfully, I've got a week to go until I'm out of the blog of the day zone. It's been fun and i appreciate writing

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Doing the necessary stuff...

I had to take my Cannondale Road bike for service. I wouldn't do it, as it my favorite bike, but It needed to be worked> I can ride my Bike Friday, but it's not as nice, but maybe I need to ride some more more.
A lot of time we focus on things we think we have to do, like work (get way in the way of the brevets!), but still, we need to do these things in order to keep going, The real trick is to find the joy in them. Granted it's not an easy task, but would you rather be happy than be a grouch?

Monday, April 02, 2007

another month

well, I managed to do my job and my boss job today.
I lead the Java group, and we actually got one new person. Yeah!
Didn;t good so good with the snck machine at work, but managed to avoid sodas

Sunday, April 01, 2007

A brick of a day

A brick is when you combine two workouts. Today in addition to my church stuff, I did a Twenty mile ride and then went for a hike with the Sierra Club. In addition to church and confirmation class. It's been rel busy, more than I wanted (note to self: don't overbook)