Sunday, August 07, 2005

Shadow on the moon

Hmmm. This blogging thing is a little more time consuming than I thought. You'd think someone in this day and age could post a little more often. I guess either my life is more busy, or I have less to say, than the average blogger. Sad, I know.
Here's a good anti-religious quote I found today -
"The church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the church." Ferdinand Magellan
More faith in shadow, indeed. A genius. Or lunatic. Take your pick.
Oh, one more. This in a very unknown American treaty (
The Treaty of Tripoli, passed by the U.S. Senate in 1797, read in part: "The government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion." The treaty was written during the Washington administration, and sent to the Senate during the Adams administration. It was read aloud to the Senate, and each Senator received a printed copy. This was the 339th time that a recorded vote was required by the Senate, but only the third time a vote was unanimous (the next time was to honor George Washington). There is no record of any debate or dissension on the treaty. It was reprinted in full in three newspapers - two in Philadelphia, one in New York City. There is no record of public outcry or complaint in subsequent editions of the papers.

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Saturday fun

We went out to some wineries today with Sandy and AJ. It was fun. First, we had lunch at Madison's Grill. Then we drove out to the Anne Amie Vineyard. They are part of the wine club and had to pick up their regular purchase of wines. Sandy, being good and pregnant, was the designated driver after our winery stops. We had a nice FREE tasting of several varieties (some better than others). There were lots of people there, so we made fun of the freaks. Bad hair, heavy makeup, terrible clothes, high-heel boat shoes. You get the idea.
We then drove around and found another winery. Scary! It was Carlo and something, and it was a real shack, with broken down cars in the yard and everything. Terrifying. We ended up in a winery that had a wine we lovingly called "Jesus Juice". It was made from grapes from Canaan, or something similarly alarming. The wine was awful. All red, all smelly, and all gross.
We found the McMenniman's Grand Lodge and had some munchies, then proceeded to play a round of frisbee "golf". It was fun, except when I managed to get my frisbee into the only water hazard. Twice. Just like the real thing, I guess. Oh, and there were doggie land mines all over the field. Fun!
For dinner, we went to the McCormick's Restaurant in Highway 8 in Beaverton. Yum. Good food. We were stuffed.
Made it home about 9:30. Exhausted and feeling like a ripe watermelon ready to burst.

Monday, April 04, 2005

So, now what?
As it turns out, the Pope happens to be dead. Too bad. And Terry Schiavo died recently, so that must mean their deaths are related. Both to be sainted soon... On other fronts, DeLay is in trouble in TexAss, Charles and Camilla are postponing (as if anyone really cared), and former 98 Degrees "star" Justin Jeffre is serious about Cincinatti politics.
In other news, Bill O'Reilly is taking a stand against terrorists - at the ACLU. Yes, Virginia, he's for real. I also heard a very funny clip on the Al Franken Show on Air America where Bill is talking nonsense about looking a POW captive in the eye if the captive knows where capture Americans are located. He was going on and on about being tough and making sure this guy knew that he meant business. Blah, blah. Then this caller from Portland, "Robert", asks Bill if he ever served in the military. "No." Then he asks why Bill would lie about something so serious. Don't you know people listen to you, Bill? Bill told him to stuff his pansy mouth. In the background you can hear the guy say "Fair and Balanced" and it sets ol' Bill off. He screams at the guy, calling him a crazy wimpy liberal from O-Ray-Gone, hangs up on him and tells him to shove his weasley "Fair and Balanced" comments up his ass. Go Robert from Portland!

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

I was sick all of last week with the flu. It was rough. Steve is an angel. He took real good care of me. Lucky guy, I am.
We're going up to Mt Hood this weekend with 3 other couples. It should be fun. Hopefully there will be some snow on the ground so that we can feel like it's actually winter.