spud gun update

spud gun #2

the “potato cannon” has been glued together and the starter has been installed. tomorrow i will duct tape the joints for added safety and then fulfill the dreams of some russets. it’s a little known fact that the russet potato is the most aerodynamic of all the spud universe. the russet literally longs to fly. tomorrow i will fulfill the dreams of some of these tubers.

SIDE NOTE – albert’s famous salsa is by far the greatest grocery store salsa i have ever encountered. i’m not sure how “famous” it actually is since the only people around here who seem to know about it are those that pam and i have introduced to it BUT i can say that it deserves to be famous because it is great.

asian tsunami

here are a few links on the asian tsunami. some of interest and some for purposes of helping.

consider helping in any way you can.

happy new year

hello there guys & girls, i hope that you have a wonderfully restful holiday this weekend, end the year right, and begin the new year in an enjoyable and safe manner. personally i’m not exactly sure what i’ll be doing tonight. we’ve been invited by the austins to blow up the equivalent of a small tactical nuclear warhead in fireworks but i have a wife and child who seem to be getting a cold so i’m not sure if the explosions will come to pass or not.

what i do know is what i will be doing today and tomorrow with my kids – i’m going to build a “potato cannon”. my sister-in-law gave me a book called “backyard ballistics” that is all about the fun little experiments i used to do as a child. while i was reading it i realized that my boys have never known the joy of a “spud gun“. that can simply not be allowed. so last night i went and bought the necessary material for building a basic one. we will build the beast today, then let the pvc cement dry overnight, and finally shoot the puppy off tomorrow.

just in case you are wondering “potato cannons” are completely legal. here’s a letter from the atf . so i’m going to go shoot some spuds.

predictions for 2005

the evangelical outpost listed predictions for 2005. here are a few of my favorites:

  • tim lahaye will receive a vision from GOD warning him that he will be “left behind” if he writes any more novels about the apocalypse.
  • in preparation for the 2006 elections the g.o.p. reveals that its strategic plan consists of nothing more than relying on the democrats to implode.
  • when discovered alive and well and living in a beach house in nice, france, yasser arafat will confess that he faked his death because “living in palestine sucks.”

you can find the entire list here.

set up for the view – december 29, 2004

here are photos from the set-up of the view, december 29, 2004. this was our samson service. the back of the room was set up as a place to confess our failures to GOD (each corner of the room was a station that had cards and pens. the back center of the room was set up with two columns and a paper shredder. the columns were there to remind us of GOD using samson in the end inspite of his past failures. the paper shredder was a contemporary way of “erasing” the past. the sounds of the shredder were intermingled with our singing. each grind bore testimony to someone who had gotten rid of their guilt.

the view - setup december 29, 2004 - picture 1

the view - setup december 29, 2004 - picture 2

the view - setup december 29, 2004 - picture 3

how you can help with the asian tsunami

here are a few links on the asian tsunami. some of interest and some for purposes of helping.

consider helping in any way you can.