Galactica

I’m just about done with Season 2 of Battlestar Galactica on iTunes.  I want to continue the story (badly) but alas, I am but a poor youth worker.  

 

Anyone want to gift me Season 3?  Pretty please?  Email address is wmhartz@hotmail.com.

 

Thanks, and peace be with you.

Autograph

Autograph

Connexion SoftballWe played softball again today since we had so much fun last week. I was up to bat in the first inning… and I got hurt. I pulled (or tore) both my quads pretty bad. There was much pain and anguish, though I tried to not show how bad it was at first. Actually, as I was hobbling off the field, I started blacking out and getting really dizzy. It was bad. So I sat under a tree for the rest of the game and just tried to relax.

Afterwards, my friend Sarah and I were talking. She was disappointed that I got hurt because she was looking forward to playing the outfield deep while I was up in order to get me out (never mind feeling bad due to the extreme pain I was in). To be honest, I was looking forward to making her run all over God’s green earth to chase those hits as well. But alas, it was not meant to be. So instead, she followed me around a bit, mimicking my crippled walking and saying that I looked like an old man (though in reality, she is [significantly] older than me, and I reminder her consistently of it). I asked her for an autograph on one of the softballs and you can see the subsequent inscription. I have such great friends. 🙂

SmileWe’ve actually been friends for about 10 years now, and despite her blatant mocking of me, Sarah is still pretty awesome, and so here’s a shoutout to her. But just wait til next time. I’ma hit the ball so hard she’ll just have to stand there and watch as it crosses the horizon. And I’ll point right at her as I round the bases so she knows that was because of her. 🙂

A complete gallery of the softball game can be found on my Flickr.

Techno-advancement?

It seems Dell has taken a huge leap forward and is releasing a laptop computer with a small camera built right into the top of the monitor – the Dell XPS M1210. Imagine the possibilities! I mean, this is going to make it so easy to do video chat or to take quick an easy pictures. You don’t even need a separate webcam anymore!

I mean, imagine the things you could do having a built-in webcam. You could even network across borders and keep in contact with friends in far off places with no additional setup or equipment. I guess we’ll just have to wait for there to be programs and websites that can catch up with this technological advance. Incredible!

If only someone would have thought this concept up a year ago.

The XPS M121o with built in camera will be released May 31, 2007.

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Good fun

I discovered something that provides for great fun. Here is what you will need to do this small exercise:

– 1 cat, or perhaps a small rodent-like creature… maybe a gerbil or hamster or guinea pig. Something small and furry usually works best. I do not think a dog or a larger variety pet would suffice properly for this. Definitely not a lizard-based animal.

– 1 can of compressed air dust remover used to clean computers and electronics.

Directions:
1. Get cat or other small furry rodent-like creature. Lure them to you and gain their trust.
2. Pet said small furry creature as to reaffirm them that they are your friend.
3. Get can of compressed air dust remover spray.
4. Point can of compressed air dust remover spray at said small furry creature.
5. Squeeze the trigger.
6. Watch as small furry creature becomes startled and runs away and then glances back at you with sad eyes as if to say, “Why? Why would you do that to me? Why?”

Note#1: Your small furry creature friend may become angry with you and ignore you for a period shortly thereafter, though this is usually a short time. My cat came back to say hello after about 5 minutes… and so I sprayed her again.

Note # 2: Make sure that the can of compressed air dust remover spray is in the upright position while pulling the trigger. If the can is inverted, not only will your small furry companion get a blast of compressed air, but said air will be frigidly cold, and may produce frostbite. Instead, try the inverted compressed air dust remover spray technique on a close homosapien friend. It usually provides a better response under those circumstances anyway.

That is all. Peace be with you, and your pets.

So very tired

I don’t know why, but I’ve been so physically drained this past week or two… just constantly exhausted and completely out of it by like 5pm.

I mean, I’ve felt fine at work and even when I’m out for whatever reason after work, for the most part. But once I get home and actually sit down I just get so tired… like all energy is sucked out. I suppose its just a constant adrenaline flow all day and once I’m home it drops off.

It doesn’t feel like I’m doing that much. I’ve cut my work-flow down to such a low level from what I used to do. I take breaks. I take nights off. I relax. I try to take time for fun. It’s just that I’m tired.

But, when I really step back and look at it, I guess I do have a lot going on. There is a ton on my mind lately – of a variety of categories. There are many projects I want to do and many other projects that I have to get done. There’s the everyday or every-week responsibilities I have, though many of these things bring me joy and make me feel alive. And then there’s also frustration with work. I mean, it’s a good job, but I feel so underutilized there. What I do involves no creativity or ingenuity. No thinking whatsoever. It’s all repetitious action and it drives me mad. I need to create. I need to make. I need to innovate.  I need to get my own thing started up, but there’s so little time  to accomplish it and my brother is also incredibly busy with his life so it’s hard for him to jump start this thing at the same time.  Plus there’s the lack of money.  I refuse to seek out some venture capitalist for help.  This needs to be something completely from us.  But there’s so much we need to get our foundation laid.  All this frustration, I believe, adds to this exhaustion and tension.

I think a lot of it is also just a lack of sleep. Maybe. I don’t know. I think I’m going to go to bed earlier tonight and see what happens. And by earlier I mean before 12:30am. I guess that doesn’t really count, but it’s a start.

I’m rambling at this point. I’m going to go to bed.

Goodnight, all. Peace be with you.

Of driving and friendly reunions

I woke up early today and headed for Maryland to train some people on a computer program. It actually wasn’t that bad. The ride is easy, though it is a good 2 – 2 1/2 hours. I showed the person down there how to use fully use the program they were having trouble with. Afterwards I came back to New Jersey. 250+ mile round trip.

The drive there and back again didn’t really bother me all to much, but then I drove out to Green Brook, NJ and met up with some old friends from high school. There was an excessive amount of traffic on all possible routes out there, which made this 15-mile ride exponentially harder and more frustrating than the entire trip to and from Maryland.

But the company and catching up with old friends was worth it and quite enjoyable. We’re going to try to find a way to meet up again at some point in the future but with more people. There are still quite a few out there in the area we have not made contact with.

I should write more, but I’m exhausted and need to sleep.

Peace be with you.

Of cabbage and abdominal pain

So we had our weekly small group today. Rose, our host, always makes some kind of delish cuisine for us to partake of upon arrival. Today we were treated to a variety of eggroll along with the usual of tortilla and salsa (mmm salsa). There was chicken eggroll enveloped in a spanish-flavor of black beans and other black-like substance. Quite good. There was also the generic eggroll. Upon initial consumption of it, someone – I forget who – asked what is generic eggroll composed of? Cabbage, I said, and we partook. Now it is quite common knowledge that cabbage produces a…. gaseous…. effect… And I must say that the generic eggroll had a hint of an unnatural generic eggroll taste. I couldn’t put my finger on it. Well, all we know is that by the end of the group, a significant portion of us were suffering from abdominal pain of cataclysmic proportion. I can’t even fully describe to you with human words the anguish that was expressed on the ride home. Perhaps I exaggerate on the severity, but trust me… it was pretty bad. There was also the feeling, by many, that there may be some explosive gaseous release shortly to follow.

It happened to too many of us all at the same time for it to be coincidence. I believe that the cabbage-product contained within the generic eggroll may be the culprit. In fact, I am quite sure of it. Someone had poisoned the cabbage! A Scripture that has been previously mentioned in this blog, I believe, is well applicable. “Oh man of God, there is death in the pot!” (2 Kings 4:40). Follow the link to read the full story.

Peace be with you.

Flame On!

I got flamed today in my post titled “Neglect.”

It’s an old one, but I’ve been tracking it the past week as it constantly been my #1 viewed blog every day. I thought about just deleting the offending comments since no one would probably see them anyway, but then I decided, in the end, to just keep them up.

Anyways, apparently “I’ve arrived” if someone considers my little blog here important enough to post malicious and belligerent comments for no better reason that to try to get a rise out of me.

I checked the IP address of all 4 comments and found that they all came from the same place, 194.80.21.10, though they attached different names to each.

But I enjoyed it. It made me laugh. So everyone go check out the Neglect post and see the horrid grammar and spelling of the would be trouble-maker.

For the one who commented, just some advice…

– “will” has two L’s
– It’s “catapult” not “caterpult”
– Though it is silent, there is still a “C” in “suck”
– It’s “you’ve” not “urv”… there’s not even a “r” sound in that word.. :/
– Oh, and the period is your friend. It signifies the end of an independent clause or thought and the beginning of a new one. Don’t be afraid to use it.

There are more, but I am not an English professor by trade.

Thanks for making my day!