So the other day I ran across this book at work.
It sparked my interest, so I read the first two chapters.
While I totally disagreed with most of what I read, it was still interesting. Just seeing what these Christian writers think of Atheists was actually kind of funny. You would think that someone who writes a book about Atheism would actually know something about it. Then again, if they knew anything about Atheism they would understand that we aren’t scary, that we aren’t trying to take over the world, and that we aren’t trying to convert people to Atheism; they wouldn’t have a book to write.
I might finish the book just for the hell of it. It’s a small book with a large point font and written at a 5th grade level. It shouldn’t take long to read, and I’m curious to see how much more Christians don’t understand Atheism.
I love my job. I don’t talk about it much on here because it is what it is. Like most people, I wish I made more money, but I guess I live in a decent house, bought a new truck, and went to Hawaii this year, so I’m doing alright.
I’ve been at my job now for 17 years. It’s actually only my second job ever. In 17 years I’ve only had one coworker leave for another job, so most of my coworkers I’ve been working with for 17 years. Well, this week I’m losing my second coworker to another job. He was a newish coworker. Everybody knew it was only a matter of time before he left. He came here from New Jersey and was a little bit of an odd duck. He’s worked at numerous places and we knew it was only a matter of time before he moved on from here. He definitely didn’t have a midwestern worth ethic.
This week was his last week, and guess what he does? He calls in sick. Sure, he could really be sick, I kind of doubt it. He’s called in many time when there was a crappy job to do at work. My guess is he called in sick because of who he was schedualed to work with. He has this unnatural hatrid twards country music and anybody who likes it. Yeah, that would be a big problem for someone living in Fargo.
So I guess I get to work tonight and get twelve hours of overtime this week.
So yesterday a tornado stuck the small South Dakota town of Delmont. If there was a god, would he destroy an old church while kids were in Sunday School?
Among the buildings damaged was Zion Lutheran Church, which lost its roof, stained glass windows and pipe organ. Children who were in Sunday school took shelter in the basement when the tornado hit.
After nine months my Mother-in-law has finally moved out. It’s so nice to be in a quiet house once again. She always had to have the TV on for background noise. She even slept with the TV on all night. I don’t know how many nights that I couldn’t get to sleep because of the noise from her TV.
It was three long days moving her stuff and getting everything set up. I still have sore muscles that I didn’t even know I had. I’m getting too old for this. If we ever move again I am totally hiring movers.
She moved into a cute little old house that as lots of character. The rooms are really small though, so we were coming up with all kinds of space saving ideas, and I guess I’m pretty good at mounting TVs. I’ve never mounted a TV before, but they had three to mount. Apparently their friends liked my work and I may have some more mounting jobs in the future. I hope I didn’t make too much more work for myself.
I ran across this old video of Green Day. This was a few years before I discovered them after they released their Kerplunk album. Most of the songs are from their first album 39/Smooth. I loved them back then just as much as I do now. I wish they still played some of these songs live, but they just got too many hits now to play any of the old stuff that most people probably don’t know anyway.
It’s crazy now to think these little punk kids are now multi millionaires, have toured the world many times over, and are in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Happy record store day! I hope you went out and bought some good music. I didn’t. Part of me misses the days of picking up a tape or CD and listening to it straight through while checking out the cool album art and possibly even lyrics. I remember even going to record stores at 12:00 am Tuesday mornings to be the first to get the new releases. Yeah, I was crazy.
I’m jealous of Scott Heisel’s finds.
— Scott Heisel (@scottheisel) April 18, 2015
When my Mom passed away I inherited her vinyl collection. A month or so ago I borrowed a record player and checked some of it out. Her music isn’t for me, but I did like the sound. I haven’t ever really listened to vinyl before. I understand now how some people think vinyl sounds the best. I don’t know if I agree, but it does have a different nice sound. Part of me wants to start collecting vinyl, but I’m kind of over owning physical media. I got boxes and boxes full of CDs, DVDs, and books stashed away in storage. I’m just sick of the clutter. As much as I prefer physical media, and miss the good ol’ days, I’m all digital now.
There was even a new Homestar Runner video today to celebrate record store day.