Monthly Archives: October 2008

My Name is a Dot Com

Not sure even what to think about the also-known-as (or used-to-be-known-as) Jennifer Thornburg.

Her new and official name is “Cutout Dissection.com”.

Yes. That’s her real driver’s license right there. And yes, it does goto CutoutDissection.com.

A PETA intern, she had had enough with schools carelessly carving up animals all in the name of science, learning, and academia.

Although I’m not sure what to think about it, there are obviously a lot of “thoughts” about it, ranging from “you go girl!” esque praises to the… well, things like this:

I DONTTHINK IVE EVER IN MY EXISTENCE CAME ACROSS SOMETHING AS IGNORANT AS THIS. OK I AM GOING TO CHANGE MY NAME TO PLEASEGETRIDOFALLLOSERS.COM
SERIOUSLY GET A LIFE.
IF YOU WANT TO SAVE A RAT OR ANY OTHER DISEASE CARRYING SPECIMEN, YOU NEED TO GO ON THE DR. PHIL SHOW, YOU NEED HELP.
I WEEP FOR YOU

Interesting.  Her father is supportive at least (comment #6).

*sigh* – Would I be as supportive of Roenne if she decided to do something like this?  I pray that I can be spared this type of decision in the future…

Awesome Takes Practice

This book was featured in Digg today and made me lol so hard I had to goto the bathroom.  Here’s the official book description:

Anybody Can Be cool-But Awesome Takes Practice is an adventure in letting truth shape one’s self-image.

Bestselling author Lorraine Peterson helps teens:

  • Discover what God says about each one of them.
  • Focus on biblical truths that free people to express their true personalities.
  • Be strong to stand up to the constant lies from Satan regarding inferiority, lack of self-acceptance and peer pressure.
  • Become the unique and beautifully designed person God has created to reflect Jesus Christ to the world.
  • Thirteen weeks of challenging and inspiring readings encourage young people to apply the power of their faith and value in Christ to the issues facing them at school, at work, with friends and family.

Sweet.  I’m glad it made Digg top.  People obviously love the sweater.

Qwitter – Catching Twitter Quitters

Verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry interesting.  Qwitter is a new and very simple service to give you notifcations when someone ‘unfollows’ you on Twitter.

I’ve been wondering about this for a long time and had hoped someone would come up with a solution.

So, if you’re pretty sensitive about losing your Twitter-followers, or are interested to know why they left you (maybe you’re just a tad bit too offensive… or cool for them), then check it out.

I Like Britney Spears’ Mom

Yes.  It is true.  I really like Lynne Spears.

But let me be frank: This blog entry is a somewhat “required” review after I had received a free copy from Michael Hyatt back in late September.

I’m actually 1 day late of the promised post.  Sorry!

And I’m late because it actually took me that long to get up the actual nerve to read this book.  I mean, seriously:  I had your very guessable feelings about the idea of Lynne Spears because of who’s mother she really is, and I had honestly only heard one thing about her prior to this book being released: typical crazy stage mom gone wild.

When I actually picked it up, I blazed through it in 2 days.  Why?  Because it was a good read.  It inspired me, encouraged me, and I really now do have hope that Britney Spears is not outside the pull of the salvation plan.

Crazy, huh?  I mean, there are some people I see in the media and where my first gut reaction is “It’s hopeless for them; Christ is everything that they need but not even close to anything that they want.”  She says herself:

This is why sticking close to home and family is so important.  All that you come from, all the people who don’t have a thing to gain by loving you – this is what grounds a person and helps that individual know his or her own mind.  I want my kids to know their own minds so very much, and they can’t do that unless they know God.

Lynne Spears, she’s a woman of faith.  And, it looks like she’s been like that all the way through Britney’s crazy career and then some. Amazing.

So I can actually, with a straight face, recommend reading this memoir:  The chapters near the end about how this crazy loon Sam took control of Britney’s life… was gripping. It was actually very exciting, and I had some heart felt feelings of sadness for Britney, and a very new found disgust for paparazzi.

But what really won me over were the personal anecdotes of how Lynne personally coped with the rise and fall rollercoaster that she was inevitably pulled into.  It was plain spoken and thoughtful.  And it made me realize, just as she had mentioned countless times in the book, that she’s just a “normal” person.

“Normal” enough to the point where I could actually empathize with her, and throw her an “amen”:

When I reflect, I realize something: the fame that came crashing into my life may have been a shock to me, but God was not surprised.  everything that has happened to my family has passed through his hands.  It says in Scripture that God chastens those he loves, and through that chastening we emerge stronger and closer to him.  He must really love me.

Word.

Holy Triceratops!

This is truly EPIC.  Roenne would FLIP OUT if I got her this.  Unfortunately, the economy sucks so bad that I most of the dinosaur money went to tarpit when my investments headed south of the border.

But, seriously… I’d even want a shot out bouncing on it.

Roenne is now Two

Today is my daughter’s 2 year birthday.

There’s so much that I had originally wanted to write, but after sitting down I realized that the amount of things that I had planned to write had increased to astromonic proportions.

How could one expound on the last 2 years of life with you, Roenne, and the things that God has done?

Continue reading