Sep 092010

Couple of things to think about tonight on a religious/constitutional tone.

1) Why on earth is our country determined to give Al Qaeda an unlimited amount of recruiting tools? Burning sacred texts and protesting the building of Islamic religious centers (not just in New York City) seems to be a terrible way to convince the Islamic world that we are any less insane than Iran or the Taliban. These are quickly becoming national security issues.

2) I hope that church in Florida who is bound and determined to cause people to flock to the wrong side of the war in Afghanistan by burning Qurans is appreciative of the religious freedom which allows them to do so.

3) This is all just completely ridiculous. For generations we have prided ourselves on our religious freedom and tolerance. How can we as a country justify feeling this way? I could understand feeling that way against an extremist terrorist branch who purports to make war on behalf of a religion. But against the religion itself? I’m sorry, but it’s just purely un-patriotic, and un-american. Our founding fathers would be ashamed. I am ashamed of our behavior right now.

Jul 182010

Ok, So, most of you guys know I’ve been working on a major overhaul of the blog over the past month or so. You also know that I’ve worked to make it easy to create an account on here via facebook/gmail/etc.

Well, I’m about to take it a step further. I will be adding some restricted content in the near future, as well as taking some posts and restricting them. This will include personal contact information and the like. I want to make sure that my friends can get ahold of me when necessary, and since I’ve taken all that information off facebook… I need to give people another way to do it.

So, in order to get access to the restricted content, for right now, you will need to have logged in via facebook/google at least once, and then send me a message via the contact form. Eventually I’ll have some sort of a “friend” button or something like that. But in the meantime just message me.

Jul 052010

So I’ve finished the bulk of the blog upgrade… just loaded up all the old content. I’m still dinking around with the background, as well as how I want to display the categories. But everything is still there.

I hope everyone enjoyed their fourth of July weekend…

Jun 052010

So, I’ve added a new feature to the web site, to allow everyone to interact a little easier on it. You will now be able to log in via a variety of different usernames/passwords. Google and Facebook are probably the two most prominent, however, there are several others to chose from as well. Hopefully it’s a positive change and allows people to comment easier.

– Joel

May 172010

Yep, today marks my blog being one year old! Yay *pats on back*.

Ok, that was awkward silence.

Yeah… still awkward… so I’m just going to shut up now.

Mar 202010

This week’s song of the week is very special to me. Its one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written. It was written before our great, great Grandfathers were born, and will still be remembered after our great, great Grandsons are dead. The composer is named Chopin. For those of you unfamiliar with classical music, you pronounce that “Shopan”. The piece is titled “Nocturne No. 19 in E Minor”. Even  if you think classical music is boring… please take a listen to this beautiful song…

Jan 112010

“Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past me I will turn to see fear’s path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” – Dune


“man i got the worse farts today like they make me crinkly my nose lol” – Will Smith


“Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what’s right.” – Isaac Asimov


“We were told that these packets contained shark repellent, and that if we ever found ourselves bobbing in the briny, we need have no fear of being attacked by sharks, because the repellent would surround us with a protective aura that affected sharks the same way a crucifix affects Dracula or gays affect Pat Robertson.”


“When the rich wage war, it’s the poor who die.” – Linkin Park


(08:15:04 PM) Joel: don’t worry, I have a kleenex box with your name on it for when you actually figure it out
(08:15:22 PM) Derek Hazzard: figure what out
(08:15:27 PM) Joel: exactly lol


Ross: booze and I are on the same page.

Dec 282009

So, right now I have a relatively annoying sinus obstruction. That being said, earlier this evening I decided to go and purchase some products that would help with the said obstruction! So, tonight have turned into a relaxing, stuffy-nose relief evening.

First, I got some super strength decongestants. Which are amazing, but still only provided partial relief.

Second, I got some bubble bath. Yes, bubble  bath. I’m not usually a bath person… I feel like it’s soaking in your own filth. However, when you aren’t trying to clean yourself, I see it just as relaxing as a hot tub.

So, I took the decongestant. Then I filled a bubble bath, and am now soaking pleasantly being able to finally breathe! You might wonder how I’m writing this. Well, the netbook is delicately balanced on the edge of the tub, and my hands are dry, courtesy of a towel laying next to the tub.

Add in some Norah Jones, and I’ve got myself a night! I think the only thing that would make it better would  be a glass of merlot. However, considering I am having difficulty with the sinuses, I don’t think that would be wise.

The one problem I ran into was my kitten, Riven. He decided he would jump up on the edge of the tub and take a look… well, he would have jumped right in if I had not picked him up and put him down on the floor.

So, that’s it, a relaxing night, despite the nasal obstruction.