Monthly Archives: February 2006

Useless Sign of the Month

This past weekend the cub scouts toured the local waste-water treatment plant. I was surprised to learn that many of the processes they use these days are biological (biochemical) rather than chemical. As a taxpayer, I approve heartily: bacteria, protists, and rotifers do their work for practically nothing.

Another thing that surprised me was how little the place smelled. They’ve done wonders for managing the odor. Still, I don’t think this sign is really necessary:
sign: effluent: not for drinking

Blondes: more fun for 200 years

According to this article, blondes are dying out:

A study by the World Health Organisation found that natural blonds are likely to be extinct within 200 years because there are too few people carrying the blond gene. According to the WHO study, the last natural blond is likely to be born in Finland during 2202.

How To…write like a theologian

If certain Swiss/German theologians had written the Book of Genesis, it would read thusly:

In the beginning, inception, initiation, and inauguration, God in freedom, liberty, and unconstrained volition, created, established, ordained, fashioned, and made heaven and earth, land and sky, that which is and that which also is but isn’t the first thing I mentioned…

You know who you are.

Han & Chewie & me..

According to this quiz I belong on the crew of the Millenium Falcon. I’d include their link but it makes incorrect assumptions about how it ought to be formatted on my site.

I haven’t seen some of the shows they mention but of the others I can’t imagine being anywhere but the Falcon.

I’m not dead yet.

I’m back. I’m back-logged, too.

Tomorrow I preach in Miller Chapel and I can tell you a five-minute sermon is even harder than a 15 minute one. (I finished it yesterday and it was okay. Then I re-wrote it completely today. I think I ended up re-using two sentences. But I’m happy with it now.) I still need to write the prayers of the people, however.

I’ve also got a write-up to do for class tomorrow morning immediately after chapel. I’m interviewing in the afternoon, and if I wanted to, I could go hear an interesting speaker at lunch. (Don’t think I will.)