Archive for December, 2013

Thank the Maker!

Posted: December 28, 2013 in Family, Film/TV

In follow-up to my previous post about Team Franklin’s Star Wars mini-marathon:

M: “Why do Bantha’s make that funny noise?”

A2: “‘Cause God made ’em that way?”

Me: <laughing> “‘Cause George Lucas made them that way.”


Reintroducing Star Wars to my Kids

Posted: December 28, 2013 in Family, Film/TV

My children and I have been playing the Lego Star Wars game on the Wii.  It’s been a while since we’ve watched the movies and they don’t remember much. Today we’re having a Star Wars marathon, watching the original episodes (IV, V and VI). It’s fun to watch them react to the movie, since all they know of Star Wars has been gleaned from the Lego Wii games.

Three Things Which Chap My Hide

Posted: December 23, 2013 in Life

There sure are a lot of “Grammar Nazi” memes out there. Well, here are three grammar errors which chap my hide (this isn’t an exhaustive list…just the most recent).

  1. When people use “theory” when they should use “hypothesis”.
  2. When people say “random” when it would be more accurate to say “arbitrary”.
  3. Saying “literally” when they mean “figuratively”.

Confessions of a Morning Person

Posted: December 9, 2013 in Faith, Life

Whoever blesses his neighbor with a loud voice,
rising early in the morning,
will be counted as cursing.
— Proverbs 27:14

I admit I’m a morning person. Even when I stay up late, I’m up before everyone else in my house. Yes, I’m one of those disgusting people who is generally chipper in the morning. I don’t even need caffeine early in the morning (I start to feel the need about 9-ish or so). The above quoted verse is one I remember first coming across in high school. Perhaps a friend pointed it out to me. I don’t recall that part clearly. The admonition of the passage I do remember. My thoughts ran something like this: “Dude! Tone it down in the morning. You’re a bit loud for this time of day.” The flip-side of my coin is that I have a tendency toward grouchiness in the evenings.

To everything there is a season (turn turn turn). Apparently early morning isn’t the time for exuberant, joyful greeting. Better save that for mid-morning, or early afternoon.