Thursday, October 23, 2008

rhymes with orange

i've been thinking lately about words that rhyme with "orange." many people say that none exist, but i beg to differ. here is a list of words that either rhyme somewhat well or very well with said citrus fruit:

-Blorange (a city in Wales)
-door hinge
-sporange (a variant use of the word "sporangium," a botanical term, however, sporange is most commonly pronounced spor-AINGE, but)
-one inch
-...that's all i've got

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

why i think i'm voting for mccain

last week for family night we decided that we would do some research on the canidates to see who we would vote for. i think the questions that were asked on all the the sites that we found are a little biased toward obama, but either way, it helped me a little to get the idea of which issues each canidate supported. i think both canidates have good and bad qualitites, but when it comes down to it, i think my gut feeling is to go for mccain, and this is why:
  • with the age of supreme court justices getting higher, i think that at least one, maybe more, will retire during the next term of the president. if obama gets elected and the liberal congress stays the way it is, which will most likely happen, we could have a majority of the justices be liberal and not support an overturning of roe v. wade or a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman
  • with the economy heading into a recession, i don't think it would be the right time to raise taxes and increase government spending on universal health care and other additional programs, but to increase tax cuts to promote more consumer spending, just like how ronald reagan delt with the crises after the carter administration.
  • i also like how mccain is willing to consider all forms of energy to decrease the amount of fuel we use, such as drilling for oil off the coasts, nuclear energy, bio-fuel, natural gas, and using wind, hydro, and solar power.

i like obama's positions on school vouchers, gun control, and international policy, but i think the other issues outweigh them. i haven't completely made up my mind, so if you have any comments, let me know.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

sometimes i think i have super powers

i had a lot of weird dreams last night. i mean, these dreams were so weird that i even noticed how weird they were during the dream, and that hardly ever happens. i was in the mill were i work, but it was turned upside-down and inside-out and infested with rats so we hired Mausie (my family's old cat) to eat all the rats. then i wanted to knit hats for all the rats. oh and that country song "it's 5 o'clock somewhere" was playing loudly in the background of the mill, too. the next part of my dream was that i could control time. i could make it stop and go back as i pleased. it was very nice.
the problem is that i still thought i had this power when i woke up. i set my alarm for 7:30 so i could go to meeting at 8 this morning (which, by the way, is a very early time to have a meeting on a saturday). but when the alarm when off, i thought i could make the time go backwards by pressing the snooze button twice instead of once. i didn't realize it wasn't working until 8:13. i was very disappointed in my abilities.
i walked over to campus slowly, bitter that i had to go and bitter that i couldn't control time. it made me a little happy to see that the room that was scheduled for the meeting was completely dark and locked. now i'm just doing homework.

if you want to hear some bad german...

then watch the movie "errand of angels." don't expect it to be funny. i did, thinking it would be like the best two years, but it was a serious movie. and the sister missionaries spoke bad german, just like in real life. hahaha.
anyway, that's what we did for our date tonight.
oh and guess what?
so at work, sometimes i hurt myself. not on purpose, it just happens. two days ago, i was hammering down some boards and i was doing it so hard that the hammer bounced back and hit me in the forehead. the funny thing is that the back of the hammer hit me right where my old scar used to be and made a new scar on top. the new scar is shaped like a square and the old scar goes diagonally behind it. katie gave me the suggestion that i should use it as my logo when i start my own company. it will look something like this:

cool, huh?