Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Not Far

And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. (Acts 17: 26-28)

Friday, February 8, 2008


Barry and I are now in possesion of a blender, a gadget which at $14.99 offers a bewildering array of whizbang procedures. Besides performing it's obligatory blending function, it claims to obediently chop, mix, grate, and liquefy on command.

When making it's debut performance, this machine proceeded to shriek at me in a most ghastly manner. I turned it off, and then began to reason with it.

Me: Why are you shrieking at me?
Gadget: I'm not. I'm singing.
Me: well, please stop.
Gadget: No problem
Me: Carry on then!
Gadget: No problem
Me: Is this your modus operandi?
Gadget: Yes.
Me: Hmmmm, I don't like your voice.
Gadget: What? I am the pinnacle of utilitarian melody! My tunes are the essence of
Me: No doubt. well, I will plug my ears, and you will carry on.

This time my resolution held, and I endured 3 or 4 minutes of this hellish recital. It did it's part though, and I think the result was rather nice.

mmmmmmm,, very nice indeed.

dried pineapple + raspberries = pure delight (otherwise known as raspberry jam)