The great question that has never been answered and which I have not been able to answer despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is "What does a woman want?"
‹Sigmund Freud›
Atlantis: the domain of the Stingray
30Jun
2009
Tue
22:36
author: Stingray
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Mission Accomplished

Every Day An Entry

So, with this post, I've have successfully posted to my blog at least once a day for 30 days. This also marks the 40th post this month. This is definitely the most posted month. This, then, is a recap, of sorts.

29Jun
2009
Mon
23:52
author: Stingray
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Huh...What?

...ooooookay...

So, on some tabloid program this evening, the information on the subject of the show included: "Update on the death of Michael Jackson." My initial thought was, "Yup, he's still dead." I mean, no offense to the man, his legacy, his family, anything...him, but I'm certain they could have made their point differently. "More news following Michael Jackson's death." There, I just did it.

I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived.
- Willa Cather
14:55
author: Stingray
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Krave and P2K

moto4lin

Since upgrading my phone to a Krave ZN4, I have been unable to connect my phone and computer using moto4lin. Previously, I had a RAZR V3m, and it worked without a hitch. I was able to find the settings to make it work.

Now, however, I can't find the P2K Product ID for the Krave. I can't figure out how to do it with what I have on my computer or by installing some new program. I can't find the information anywhere on the web. I have one other option available to me, but it involves installing a program on another computer, one that may only work on Genevieve's laptop (unless someone out there has the information already and is willing to share it).

Basically, the only thing holding me back from doing some hard-core searching is the necessity for connecting my phone to my computer. I can charge my phone from my computer with no problem. But, I have no need to be able to view and transfer files between my computer and phone's file system...at least, I have no pressing need.

28Jun
2009
Sun
22:26
author: Stingray
category: My Ramblings
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4

weeks

This post simply marks 4 weeks of daily posts in my Every Day an Entry mission. This is certainly the month with the highest post count...might even be the one with the most comments, too.

The best way to fill time is to waste it.
- Marguerite Duras
13:16
author: Stingray
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Here We Go Again

AAPAF1

And another post about Formula 1 in 3... 2... 1...

27Jun
2009
Sat
23:06
author: Stingray
category: My Ramblings
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A Bunch of Guitar Hero-ing

First III, then World Tour, now Aerosmith

On a trip to Fred Meyer some time ago, I marveled at the price of Guitar Hero Aerosmith, guitar controller included. It was less than an off-brand guitar controller alone...on clearance. I thought it would be nice to have it for the controller so that Genevieve and I can play together on the other Guitar Hero games we have. But, at the time, I thought differently of getting it.

26Jun
2009
Fri
23:05
author: Stingray
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Raspberries

WIC

In the midst of retrieving something we left in Salem the last time we were there, we went and got some fresh produce...as in farm fresh. Among the produce were some yummy, yummy, yummy raspberries. Have I said yummy, yet?

Vegiburgers are wrong.
- Mike Kaup
25Jun
2009
Thu
23:25
author: Stingray
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Lutheranism

A Reformation Day...of sorts

I have always thought of June 25 as a second Reformation Day. It's not halfway to October 31. It's not surrounded by any other holidays (unless, like me, you consider the Nativity of St. John the Baptist a holiday). But, today is special, nonetheless, in the Lutheran Church.

19:48
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They Come in Threes

  1. Ed McMahon
  2. Farrah Fawcett
  3. Michael Jackson

Since the last two died today, I'm sure Fawcett's death and "rememberance" will be overshadowed by Jackson's.

Now, if someone else famous dies...do we expect two more?

00:50
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YAF1P

No, That's Not a License Plate With a Hidden Meaning

So, it seems the parties in Formula One have come to an agreement, if only temporary. So, for next year at least, there will be only one world-wide (ahem, not quite) premier racing series and championship. The current agreement lasts only through 2012. What will happen after that is only anyone's guess.

However, I can't help but wonder what next season's controversy will be.

24Jun
2009
Wed
23:54
author: Stingray
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The Nativity of St. John the Baptist

Happy Johnmass

Prepare...that's the theme of this man's message. Today, the Church observes his birth, as he was six months older than his greater cousin, God Incarnate, Jesus Christ. The readings...

23Jun
2009
Tue
22:50
author: Stingray
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GAP Night

Can't Stay Long

Sorry, playing Burnout Paradise with GAP. I've been a member for several years, only now really getting involved. It's fun...GAP is a great group of people.

A true friend stabs you in the front.
- Oscar Wilde
22Jun
2009
Mon
22:55
author: Stingray
category: My Ramblings
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And...Another Happening

Happy Birthday to Me

I was born 33 years ago. I don't know which is the greater accomplishment, being born or making it to 33.

As an aside, on the Guitar Hero games, my band name is Thirty3. Coincidence? I think not!

When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.
- William Shakespeare
21Jun
2009
Sun
23:59
author: Stingray
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Happy Father's Day

belated

And, as the day comes to a close on the east coast of the U.S., a belated Father's Day to all the dads out there!

23:58
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A Hymn of the Day

Awake, Thou Spirit, Who Didst Fire

In church this morning, I was really struck by the lyrics to this hymn. Here are my collected thoughts on it.

20Jun
2009
Sat
22:55
author: Stingray
category: My Ramblings
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Formula 1 is in Shambles

and it excites me

I have written about my disgust over Formula in the past...countless times. I have thought, time and time again, that the governance of the sport was out of control. The teams agree with me.

19Jun
2009
Fri
22:57
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I am a Legend of Rock

In a Manner of Speaking, I Guess

When Circuit City was going out of business, one of the treasures we found was Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock for the PS3. Genevieve tried it out when we visited the Steeles some time ago and really liked it, so we picked it up for substantially less than it's worth.

Well, the past two days, I took some time to complete the game on easy mode. Hah! I am a legend of rock.

Man, do my wrists hurt, though.

I don't know how much further I'll go, though...

An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger.
- Dan Rather
18Jun
2009
Thu
23:11
author: Stingray
category: My Ramblings
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Frustrations

grrr

Grrr.

As a child, I thought I hated everybody, but when I grew up I realized it was just children I didn't like.
- Philip Larkin
17Jun
2009
Wed
23:13
author: Stingray
category: My Ramblings
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Stats Analyzation

Can't Figure it Out, But I Will

I've got some stats I put together regarding this site. I'll be posting them when the month is over as a matter of comparison. But, before then, I want to take a little time to analyze them. There may be an interesting hidden meaning in them. I may even make them look pretty with charts and such.

I have no special gift; I am only passionately curious.
- Albert Einstein
16Jun
2009
Tue
23:49
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I've Been Gaming

Online Fix...So To Speak

I've been playing a lot of Burnout Paradise, lately. That is to say, when I play a video game, it's almost always Burnout Paradise. And, thanks to Father's Day and birthday, in a new section of it (Big Surf Island). Complete fun!

If you're a PS3 player, look me up. My PSN name is thesios. Let's burn, sometime.

Video games are bad for you? That's what they said about rock 'n roll.
- Shigeru Miyamoto
02:52
author: Stingray
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Bot Question Confusion

Spell it Out, Like I Did

Okay, it seems some people were having difficulty posting comments here. The question I had was kind of confusing: "What is half of two?" Some people were answering "1". While technically correct, I had spelled out the number in the question, hoping the answer would be spelled out, too.

Anyway, I've changed the question. The answer is actually a number, not spelled out this time.

15Jun
2009
Mon
23:17
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And the Happenings Keep Happening

It is June, Afterall

June 15 marks the anniversary of my ordination. It was a Father's Day, too, six years ago. There's more happenings to happen, yet, too, even, also...

23:13
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Aggravation and Taxes

Preparers and Full Disclosure

So, we fired our tax preparers today. It seems that when the firm hired a new person (who became part owner), she replaced the person who had been doing our taxes. That was two years ago. For two years now, we've had issues with our taxes.

14Jun
2009
Sun
23:08
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In Honor of Flag Day

What is a Flag?

A flag is a banner under which we assemble. It is a symbol of unity. It is nationalistic, cultural, or social (or all of them). It is a symbol which draws our attention and warrants our respect.

13Jun
2009
Sat
22:58
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Happy Birthday

I Know...It's Late There

I think the titles say it all. Happy Birthday, dad.

It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it.
- W.Somerset Maugham
12Jun
2009
Fri
23:43
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June is Such a Happening Month

Here's Today's Happening

Has it really been 15 years? Wow! I can't believe I graduated from high school 15 years ago today.

I wonder why I've never been contacted for any kind of reunion. Not that I could necessarily go, but I wonder if there has been a class reunion.

But, 15 years... I'm getting old. How does that make you feel, mom and dad?

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
- Benjamin Franklin
11Jun
2009
Thu
23:48
author: Stingray
category: Sermons
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St. Barnabas

Matthew 10:5-16, Acts 11:19-30; 13:1-3 [originally preached 12 June 2005]

Today is St. Barnabas. So, for today's entry, here's a sermon from the archives. Enjoy!

In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

What we have before us is Jesus sending out the Twelve. He sends His disciples to preach a most joyous message: "The kingdom of heaven is near." "Joyous?" you say? Yes! This is the best news given for preaches to preach—the kingdom of heaven is near, that is to say, the Christ is come to take away the sins of the world.

10Jun
2009
Wed
23:06
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Truth in Children's Entertainment

What We Can Learn from Cartoons

Part of the folly of watching children's entertainment on long car trips...scratch that.

Part of the folly of LISTENING to children's entertainment on long car trips is that you pick up on the details of the dialog. These two lines stick with me for different reasons, and they both seem true and valid (though one is more valid that the other).

9Jun
2009
Tue
02:19
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Zoo Day

So, We Have an Early Entry

The Oregon Zoo is offering discounted admission today, so we're taking advantage of it and bringing the kids for a bit of a field trip. I mean, it's not as if they haven't been to zoos before, but it's never a bad idea to have a refresher. And, it's an excuse to get out of the house and out of town for a bit.

8Jun
2009
Mon
23:34
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New Shoes

hey, it's what I got

So, after hacking away the forest that was our back yard, and I do mean forest, I realized that the soles of the shoes I normally wear were falling off. It was off to the mall after nap time to get some new ones.

7Jun
2009
Sun
22:56
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The Good Ol' Days

looking at my calendar

So, as I always do, after writing the last entry, I decided to see how my front page looked. After lamenting the Gator's diamond woes, I see that five years ago today, the Tampa Bay Lightning gave Lord Stanley's Cup a tan. Ahhh, memories...good memories.

22:20
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Ugh

Is it me?

I've got to stop watching Gator sports that take place on a diamond.

6Jun
2009
Sat
23:45
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Remembering D-Day

June 6, 1944

Men stormed a beach in France against impossible odds, facing gun-fire from well-fortified and dug-in positions. The first men to set foot on Normandy would most likely meet a quick bullet, and most of them did. Some of them, barely alive, thought only of their families and the brothers-in-arms who would be following them; some of them used themselves as shields.

5Jun
2009
Fri
23:06
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Thank You

a simply delicious recipe

Thanks to my sister and brother-in-law for this delicious recipe. We marinated some boneless, skinless chicken breasts in, of all things, Catalina dressing. It was delicious. Brother-in-law suggested a minimum 12 hour marinade, but ours only had a 1-hour soak (did you like the Deadliest Catch reference?): "Well, think of it this way. If you like it with a short marinade, you'll really like a long marinade," he said. It still tasted good. Thanks, guys; we'll give the long soak a try some other time (like when we think ahead in plenty of time to prepare it).

Give it try, I'm sure you'll like it, too.

Feeding is a very important ritual for me. I don't trust people who don't like to eat.
- Gina Gershon
4Jun
2009
Thu
23:25
author: Stingray
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Soft Drink of Choice

and why I'm choosing against it

I'm a Coke man. I like Diet Coke and Diet Coke with Lime and Coke Zero Vanilla and Barq's and Pibb.

I don't like Pepsi. I think Pepsi is too sweet. Of course, I think the same of regular Coke, too. Fact is, I think even Diet Pepsi tastes too sweet.

But, I found a Pepsi product I really like...

3Jun
2009
Wed
23:23
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Every Day an Entry

Day 3

What more can I say than has already been said? That reminds me of a passage from scripture.

15:51
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The 5th Amendment

and your rights

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
emphasis added
14:39
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G.I. Joe

not what you might think

The Preface
While watching T.V. last night—Deadliest Catch, I believe—I saw a commercial for the forthcoming G.I. Joe movie. I thought I caught a glimpse of Ben Affleck in the film, so I headed over to IMDb to see if he was listed among the cast for the film. What I discovered baffles me.

2Jun
2009
Tue
23:16
author: Stingray
category: My Ramblings
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The Day

a short synopsis

I didn't think it would take this long, but there's really nothing to add today. How about some bullet points?

1Jun
2009
Mon
22:57
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I'm on a Mission

this one's not from God

Blues Brothers reference aside, I'll be frank and up front about it. I want to fill the month of June with an entry every day. There may be days where there is one entry. There may be days where there are several entries. Some entries may be thoughtful and insightful. Some entries may be mundane. Some entries may be long and eloquent. Some entries may be a title and a sentence.

I'm calling this mission "Every Day an Entry". So, here's entry number 1 for Every Day an Entry, 1 June 2009.

Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking.
- John Maynard Keynes