"Some Jokes (on the rude-ish side)"

All from The Humour Vault Q: What happened to the Pope when he went to Mount Olive? A: Popeye almost killed him! If College Students Wrote the Bible, the Ten Commandments would actually be only five, double-spaced and written in a large font. Two nuns are hard at work painting the monastery. It is very, very hot and one nun says to the other, “Do you think it would be evil if we took our habits off since we’re working so hard and it’s so hot?” The other nun said, “Well, we’re all alone and no one ever comes here, […]

"GeoURL"

PS I forgot to mention, I’ve added geographical information to both eutony.net and this page, which means you can jump along to the GeoURL website and find websites that are close to where I live. I should add that there is an added error in the data, so it’s no use turning up at the house at exactly this lattitude and logitude!

"The z520i"

Well, the phone arrived on Monday, and it seems to be very nice. Small and sleek, yet also fast to use, and I do like the blue edge lights. I haven’t used it in anger yet, as it’s still locked to O2, but the unlock cable is due to arrive on Monday which will free me to fly in the world of Orange. I have been carrying it around in my pocket (mainly because the unlock cable is being delivered to work, so I was going to unlock it there), and it feels fine. Of course I’ve yet to see […]

"More books"

Quick update on recent books. Snow Falling on Ceders Borrowed off a friend at work. Actually really enjoyed it, although it bordered on being a bit too graphic for my liking. Attention all Shipping I don’t think travel books are my favourite genre, but this was a pleasing little read. It felt a bit like hard work towards the end, mind. Finished Miss Garnet’s Angel Really enjoyed this, and it finally inspired me to get around to reading the Apochrypha Going Postal This was actually fab – best Pratchett for a while, I reckon. H’mm – not as many as […]

"There’s a phone a-coming"

Can’t say I rate the O2 website – except on price, I suppose. I ordered the phone, as you know, and got the usual flurry of confirmation e-mails. However, after a few hours, I got another e-mail that informed me said phone was in fact out of stock, that it would be shipped as soon as they had stock (and the figure of 5 days was banded around), and in the meantime I could check my order status through the website.. Could I heck! Apparantly there’s meant to be a “My Orders” section – no such thing. I sent off […]

"The deep is still calling"

Needless to say I coulnd’t leave my Psalmic musings hanging, so I thought I’d start by doing a Google, and Lo and behold a nice exposition of Psalm 42 came up, by Ray C. Stedman. The whole page is worth reading, but his dealing with verse 7 resonates with my intuitive understanding of what the Psalmist is getting at. He is still despondent. His remembering of the past has not worked. Usually it does. Usually this is enough to deliver us from this nagging fear that God is not going to do anything at all. But now it does not, […]

"Deep calls to deep"

At our work prayer group this week we were looking at Pslam 42 (As the deer…), and we all found ourselves tripping up over verse 7: Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me On one level I love this verse, as it’s so evocative – Matt Redman certainly thought so too, but when you actually stop and take stock, it’s not at all clear what it actually means. Perhaps we’re used to depth being a positive thing; “how deep is your love?” or “she’s such a shallow person” […]

"New Phone"

Hoorah – my new phone is on it’s way. How can this be, you ask? Well, it turns out that O2 have a special web deal of said phone for eighty quid, which includes a free bluetooth headset. Ok so I don’t need a bluetooth headset, but this deal beat the pants off expansys’s 180 odd, or indeed the best eBay can do. I will probably need to unlock it, but that’s only 15 quid or so; not too fussed about that. But I did want to take advantage of this deal before it vanishes! I’ll give the headset a […]

"Music PS"

On the subject of ‘free verse’ type music, how could I forget to mention Katie Melua? There are nine million bicycles in Beijing That’s fact, It’s a thing we can’t deny Like the fact that I will love you till I die It’s sort of displaying parallelism too – the Old Testament poetic metric of reinforcing an idea by either expressing it in another way, or constrasting it with it’s opposite. For instance, Psalm 2 has Now therefore be wise, O kings; Be prudent, you judges of the earth or Psalm 37 The wicked borrow and do not repay, but […]

"Music"

I’ve identified something of a trend in my recent music ‘likings’ – many of them bend or break the traditional rules of rhyme and rhythm. For instance Juliet Turner lyric: I will not be leaving you cos that is not the way I do things Can’t get worse, might get better Has always been my way of thinking … or perhaps I’m standing next to lady liberty She brings a sentimental tear A little water in the eye Always good to have a cry Take some time to wonder why Then business as usual, business as usual. Of course KT […]

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