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Oh the joys of winter

Yesterday we had what some would call a blizzard (and by some, I mean the National Weather Service). It didn’t snow much, but it rained a whole heck of a lot (which froze) and the wind blew somewhere around 40-50 mph which caused a lot of power failures in the area. My parents’ power went out around 3:00 PM yesterday and ours went out around 6:00 PM. Thankfully, our power came back in the middle of the night.

Long Overdue

Well, my last blog entry was in December and my last real blog entry was in October. I think I’m pretty much long overdue for an update. Life Not much has changed in my life. We’re currently attending Valley View Baptist Church. I know this may seem like a sudden change, but we left Antioch way back in May after a huge leadership debacle. Valley View seems to match up with what we believe and has a huge heart for ministering to those people that need Christ, rather than those who we would like in our church because they make us feel comfortable.

Kids and God

I found this gem today and thought I’d share it with you guys. Kids can be so fun and brutally honest at the same time. I can’t wait to have my own.

Update on life

Man, I keep telling myself I’ll write more often, and then I go a month or so without writing… what is my problem? Let me catch you guys up with what’s happening. Work After a year and a half at Master Packing and Rubber Company, I’m leaving my position there to join the gang over at SitePen full time working on Dojo and other DHTML/JavaScript web application “stuff”. My last day at MPRC is this Friday and I start at SitePen a week from today.

Why are they in charge? Part 2

To those that may not see the humor in my last post, let me spell out the absurdity of the email sent to me: My first email wasn’t about the anthrax scares, the war on terror, or anything related to national security. It was about a bill to restrict the use of the internet. The majority of the email sent to me in response to my email was about anthrax scares in which were carried out in postal mail delivered to representatives.

Why are they in charge?

I just received an email from one of my senators (Tom Harkin) in response to an action item I filled out and had sent via email from eff.org a month or so ago. Here it is: Dear Bryan: <tt>Thank you for contacting me. I am always glad to hear from you.</tt> <tt>First, I would like to apologize for the delay in getting back to you. </tt><tt>As you may remember, in the fall of 2001, a letter containing a </tt><tt>substantial amount of anthrax was sent to Majority Leader Tom Daschle's </tt><tt>office in the Hart Senate Office Building, where my office is also </tt><tt>located.

It freaking hurts

So, I was going to go to Capoeira tonight, but I did an aú before we left and I landed on my knee. And the result… That’s after putting ice on it for an hour or so. Hopefully it will be better by Wednesday… I don’t want to lose what I’ve learned in the last 2 1⁄2 months because of some stupid injury. I’m also looking for an alternative to Gallery.

Jogo da Vida

Capoeira Classes have been going quite well and both my wife and I got to play in the rhoda for the first time a couple of weeks ago. We both mostly just did the ginga and threw some meia lua de frente, but it was fun. Last night, Mestre Nô (the Grand Mestre of Capoeira Angola Palmares) was at class. Despite the language barrier (he speaks only a tiny bit of English), things went well and I learned how to string together some of the moves I’ve been learning over the past few months into something useful.

A good two years

Yesterday was my wife’s and my 2 year anniversary. I can’t believe that it’s been that long… time flew!! For our special day, I got her a Nikon Coolpix S6. She loved it and it also works with Linux! It can be used either as a USB mass storage device, or as a PTP device. The only problem I’m having is that F-Spot crashes when it tries to detect the camera in PTP mode, so I’m forced to use gThumb in PTP mode (this is on Ubuntu Dapper on PowerPC).