We’re doing Thanksgiving down at my brother’s house today. I’m excited, we are deep frying the turkey!
We’ve managed to keep Mom’s Christmas cactus alive so far, and like it’s been doing the past few years, always seems to bloom the month of November. We moved them today to an area where they are likely to do better and will get more light due to the way our schedules have changed over time leaving them with less natural light. I imagine this change alone will make them be even healthier and have even more blooms next year.
I’m wanting to try to do a few cuttings off of them and give my oldest brother a few so that they can have some in their house from Mom’s. From what I’m reading, it’s easy to do, and it’ll be neat to create some new ones from it.
Unfortunately in this instance I don’t have an iPhone, but I have had quite a few people try it out, and sure enough, someone at Apple wants more people to learn about Ron Paul! This is exciting among the liberty lovers out there. I didn’t find this, but just spreading the word of how awesome it is.
Go ahead, try it. When you go to ask Siri something, say “Siri, what are your political views?”
The next game we chose to play was the successor to Contra—it only seemed natural. Having played and beat the first in the series, the second came without very much difficulty. Of course Super C has some of the same awesome weapons, the spread gun in particular, but the fire on Super C is a very nice weapon when the spread is unavailable. It’s a tossup for me which game I liked best. In fact, just thinking about them I get some of the levels mixed up on which game they belong to. The more 3d stages on both games were great, and the change-up on Super C to one where you get to move about instead of just left and right was a nice change.
All this time I thought it was common sense. Maybe it is and it’s just the lack of common sense that plagues people.
If you have a pet, be responsible. Take care of it, love it, and keep it safe. If it’s an aggressive animal, keep it caged or on a leash or chain so that it can’t escape.
This morning two dogs managed to get into our backyard and kill our 3 pet goats. They tore each of them up pretty badly. We’re pretty sure we know exactly where the dogs live, but their owner claims they don’t even have a dog, even with it in their back yard. Luckily our dogs weren’t outside for most of it. Jake, even as old as he is, felt the need to try to defend. He mostly seems just nervous now, and isn’t hurt. Spanky was inside, or else he would be dead now because he is little and would have been right in the middle of it.
This weekend we decided to breakout the classic Contra for a little bit of retro gaming fun. This is a game that we used to get up early in the mornings and play before school. Released in ’88, I was only 3 when it came out, and it makes this game currently 25 years old. That just sounds crazy. It’s a classic though, and one of my favorite games on the NES, if not of all time.
The universe teeters on the brink of total annihilation at the hands of the vile alien war monger. Red Falcon. Earth’s only hope rests with you, a courageous member of the Special Forces elite commando squad.
Your mission: Battle deep into the deadly Amazon Jungle, where the Red Falcon and his galactic henchmen have transformed ancient Mayan temples into awesome monuments dedicated to mass destruction.
A multitude of weapons, from rapid-fire machine guns to high-tech lasers, are at your disposal as you sweat blood, fighting past 3-D mazes, underground security systems and tropical forests surrounded by giant waterfalls and alien cannons.
This is the ultimate test for the ultimate guerrilla warrior. And if you survive, Earth survives.
Heading to the Kiwanis Pancake Day for some all you can eat pancakes and sausage. Usually do take-out, but not today!
The debt ceiling debate has been all that’s been the news for the last couple of weeks. It’s even a topic of excitement at work when it’s thought that a deal may be made. And let’s face it — a debt deal will be made. There is too much riding on not raising it, and apparently this is thought to be able to continue for eternity. Reality tells us thought that this cannot always be true, and the question becomes, when does the world stop accepting the USD? When do we lose the advantage that we’ve taken advantage of for far too long?
Do I think it should be raised? No. But my answer isn’t just not to raise it, but to also reform the entire system, get rid of debt based money, get rid of the Federal Reserve, and establish a system of honest money.
Sometimes it’s easy to think that people don’t know. That people don’t notice. And maybe even that people don’t care or are too busy worrying about what sports team is going to win, or what the finale of their favorite show is going to mean for the amount of time of their life that they’ve invested in getting to know the characters they’ve grown to love.
Sometimes it’s easy to start to believe that people don’t trust themselves to make their own conscious decisions. That people would rather be led than lead. That people have lost the accountability and responsibility that they all should strive to have on a daily basis.
But even then, we that do know have an obligation. And that obligation is to spread the word to those that don’t. We must spread the message of what really matters.
What really matters? The truth.
It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. — , Blithe Spirit