April 2007

Family24 Apr 2007 11:31 am

. . .but I couldn’t help it. You know how many women love to be matchmakers? Well my wife is certainly no exception to that.

Just before we started singing a song in church last Sunday, she looked at the youth sitting ahead of us and whispered to me, “‘Fred’ and ‘Ethel’ should get together! No wait, they’re cousins.”

I missed out on the entire first verse of Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah.

Hoosierville&Misc21 Apr 2007 07:13 am

A few months ago, one of my buddies from church butchered a few pigs.

I really like pork.

Misc18 Apr 2007 11:14 am

Merrick Pet Foods has a flash intro on their home page that illustrates a good point — dogs don’t make good farmers.

It shows a dog driving a John Deere 9600 combine through what looks like a 6-foot high lettuce patch. Incongruous as that is, the dog has the unloading auger on and is dumping the seed out behind him as he goes.

I suppose I’ve spilled my share of seed, but there’s no excuse for putting a dog in a combine. And since when do dogs eat lettuce seeds?!

Family&Personal11 Apr 2007 10:08 am

My Wife: “We need a new washer and dryer.”

Me: Shocked. “Why?!”

“Because they eat socks!”

“They do not!”

“How many socks have you thrown away recently?”

“I just threw a pair away last night.”

“See?!!!!” –implying a lot more than that are missing.

“They do not eat socks. Stepping on them does.”

“Maybe you, fatty.”

Music08 Apr 2007 12:54 pm

I’m a huge fan of the Gaither Vocal Band, and was very sorry to see David Phelps leave. I had been slightly skeptical to see him come, but I was sorry to see him go. I came to like him a lot.

So he left God’s perfect will for his life as tenor of GVB, and went to CCM as a soloist. Tragic. But as far as CCM goes, he’s one of the best they’ve got. Which really isn’t saying much, I guess, but I mean it as a compliment!

And of course my wife thinks he’s the greatest that’s ever been. So we went to see him last Friday night.

As with nearly every non-a cappella concert I ever attended, the band was too loud and the vocals were too quiet. But wow, what an incredible singer. Vocally, he’s nothing but dynamite.

If you can look past the hair! His wife probably holds him up by his feet and uses him to mop the floor.

The encore was really strange. First thing, they didn’t come back for ages! I was starting to wonder if they were going to come back at all or not.

They finally did, and were bombarded with calls from all over the crowd, “Revelation!!” Everybody wanted him to sing “Revelation,” because he hadn’t done it yet. And why not, it’s one of his best songs.

But then he does “Life is a Church.” I don’t understand that, it’s a terrible encore song. And that was the first I’d heard it, but I don’t think it’s that great of a song anyway! Bizarre.

The only thing I can figure, “Life is a Church” is his latest album, and “Revelation” was the one before that. Trying to promote the new stuff? I don’t know, but it was the wrong choice for an encore.

So anyway, the concert wasn’t bad. But I’d sure like to stick him back in GVB, that voice is too good to waste on CCM.

Hoosierville07 Apr 2007 11:01 am

I had thought spring was here, but you never know what Hoosierville is going to toss your way.

I took that this morning.

Music06 Apr 2007 08:56 am

I was listening to an old radio clip of the Golden Gate Quartet, and I thought, man this tune sounds familiar!

I finally placed it, it’s sounded like the great classic Larry sings on Lyle the Kindly Viking, “Larry’s High Silk Hat.”

Sure enough.

After a little research, I find it is the same song, Funiculi, Funicula. It’s some Italian ditty from 1880. Great tune.

I like Larry’s lyrics better than the original. Speaking of the lyrics, the Golden Gate Quartet sang different lyrics than the original also.

Medical04 Apr 2007 01:20 pm

In continuing the series of medical imagery, I have some special pictures for you today.

Awhile ago I had a CT Scan to the head due to some medical issues. I asked if I could have the results on CD, and what do you know they handed one right over. Check this out.

Not everyone has teeth this shiny.
The rest of the shots are from the top down. Can you tell what is wrong with this picture?
Or this one?
Actually, I don’t remember if that’s what was wrong or not. There was some type of inflammation going on anyway.
A nice shot of my tumor-free, healthy, active, special brain.

Doc turned to my wife and said, “Yes Jewel, there is something up there!”

Tech04 Apr 2007 09:16 am

I’ve had my eye on one of these for quite some time. Today may be the day.

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