Monday, January 26, 2009

...As long as it ends.

Statler: I guess all's well that ends well.
Waldorf: I don't care as long as it ends.

I've been meaning to officially call this for a while. Even if I got back in the groove of blogging, I really shouldn't allow myself the distraction so I'm'a shut this puppy down. Oh, I'm going to leave it up and everything, but I intend NEVER TO POST AGAIN... here.

And for my last act as administrator of PontifiKate, I share with you this Seminary Survival Quiz. On a good day, I score an 83% (probability of survival). On a bad day, I score a 60%. Either way, the odds are in my favor! ;o)

Peace, my peeps!

Friday, August 08, 2008

2 Golden Headsets and Several BRAVOs Later

Today is my last day of work in the annuity contact center I’ve been at for almost two years. In some ways I hate moving on, but it is very evident that it is time for me to do so. Tomorrow I start packing like a crazy person, then brief vacation, then more packing, and then on to Covenant!

8/8/8 - It truly is an auspicious day.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

What's He From?

I often watch Law & Order episodes over dinner. While it is a good show in its own right, it's also fun for the game of tying the guest stars to other roles they've played. Most of them have extensive filmographies of largely marginal roles, which is the kind of challenge I like!

The other night, I saw part of an episode in which the criminal was extremely familiar. No one in the room was any help though. Later the same evening (while I was *cough* watching more TV), we saw a commercial for the new X-Files movie. We commented on how much, um, OLDER the leads look now. "When was that show on the air?" "Wasn't it late 90s?" "It started earlier, though, didn't it?" And the light bulb goes on! I first saw an episode of the X-Files in late gradeschool, when I was too young to not get scared out of my mind by it. :o) I was sleeping over at Sarah W's house and walked through while her dad was watching it, and there was this gross guy lunging out of a sewer - yucko! Years later I saw the episode again and it still gave me the willies. And THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is the man who was the criminal on Law & Order that evening. So I looked him up.

Doug Hutchison was indeed the actor I recognized. But as with many such cases I know him from more than just the shows I put together. He was also Horace Goodspeed on "Lost", Percy Wetmore on "The Green Mile" (which I only saw once), and has been on lots of things I've not seen. Unless I've already noticed an actor, I usually can't tie them to more than one other role.

As one not on my wave length might summarize the above: yes, the man has had a healthy acting career thus far. Hey man, just don't rain on my parade.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

One of the Best Picnics in Recent History!

“In other words, it was one of the picnics that you attended within the last year.”

“Um, yeah.”

Just trying to lift our spirits as we were cheated out of Shakespeare last night due to inclement weather. Therefore our trip to Omaha boasts highlights of a picnic (and it was a good one) and surveying the damage from the storms and winds last weekend: boy howdy! Entire tree trunks snapped in half! AMAZING.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I Never Have to Wear It Again!

We had our last Awana of the school year last night (the Awana Parents’ Party and Program). It was great. I’ll miss my kiddos. I’m sure I’ll help out again sometime.

However, I’ve decided that the next time I help with Awana, I will wear a different uniform. My shirt has always been too big, too bulky… in a word: awkward. Let’s just say that it has taken a concerted effort to ignore the fact that I’m wearing that oversized polo each week. It has done its job and I’ve worn it without grumbling (usually), but I’m at a point where it is glorious to say, “Not next time!”

The shirt looks much like the following in shape:
awana polo

I’m not a fan of tucking in a shirt, but with one of this length -- believe me, it’s long! -- there’s no way I’m not tucking it in (I settle for just tucking in the back, such that it doesn't look like a short skirt). The problem is that it’s a gender neutral shirt, which means it hides a person’s form, which for me spells disaster. (Okay, I’m exaggerating. But it’s bad.) I decided that I’m donating it to Zion for whoever might someday want to avoid buying one themselves. And I, well, I will buy one of *my* choosing next time, utilizing the wisdom I now have.

And yes, I know, it’s just a shirt.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Some People Are Insane

Setting: the Grand Canyon
Depth: 900 meters


I sure hope he got the shot he was after.

I got this as a forward and thought I'd share the crazy with you all. Apparently he made the jump by pressing his body up against the rock when he landed.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Makes me want to take up quilting! my spare time.