Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Verse of the Day and Quotes from the Weekend

Verse of the Day:

"Then Isaiah said, "Hear now, you house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of men? Will you try the patience of my God also? Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel." Isaiah 7:13-14 (ESV)

Quotes from the Weekend
"Mutant powers make it seem less real." My response on finding out Gambit's ability to throw exploding playing cards was a mutant power.

"We can't all be a uvula." EM
"That's just never going to be a slogan." EW in a conversation about the Bible's teaching on the different parts of the body of Christ

"It's like I've got apples and pears and bananas and somebody gave me macademia nuts." Speaker at a conference on Friday referring to the problems inherent in trying to merge two indexing databases.

"Hey numbskull, you're still on the tracks." EM to a train engineer who had stopped his train in an intersection. I meant he was still on the road.

"Sometimes there's a skunk at the bottom of the woodpile and it's us.... [pause while the congregation laughs] I'm just an old Tennessee boy." 3rd John during his sermon on Sunday.

20 comments:

Jenn Hacker said...

Gambit's power is no less special than Jubilee's. Although, what sort of gene would mutate to that? I can understand how some of the other mutations may have come about, but playing cards and sparklie-thingies in the air?

And I take it you know that Hugh Jackman is reprising his role in "Wolverine", a prequel to "X-men". It explains how he wound up with his psuedo mutant powers. He's not so much a mutant as he is surgically enhanced. He still has some mutant ability (quick healing), but the metal thingies in the hands came about through surgery, not genetics. Ok, well, I just proved (again) what a geek I am. I think I'll hush now.

Tooz said...

Only you, Jenn, only you.

Becca said...

I knew there was no way the hand thing could be genetic. The body contains quite a bit of mineral content, but not that much.

I want to be a uvula. At the very least, can I be the bit of webbing between the ringfinger and pinky?

Jenn Hacker said...

Can I be the hangnail? I think I'd be good at being a minor annoyance. I mean, I AM a little sister, after all! LOL!

annalu alulu said...

Hey, funny you should say that, Jennifer. I once decided I should be an ingrown toenail. I'm a little sister, too.

Jenn Hacker said...

Ah, speaking from very recent experience, I can tell you that an ingrown toe-nail is much more painful and more of an annoyance than is a hangnail, therefore you have me beat! LOL!

Becca said...

See, I wasn't thinking of annoying, but something more innocuous and very weird on the surface (like, why DO I have little bits of webbing betwixt my fingers and toes) but later determined to be absolutely essential (ah! Increased surface to pull water while swimming! Excellent!).

Jenn Hacker said...

Oh, I know YOU weren't thinking of being annoying, but I was - therefore I chose to be the hangnail. See, Ann and I are little sisters, so we have the whole annoying thing down pat. You're the oldest, so you don't quite have the same knack of it! LOL!

annalu alulu said...

Yeah, I'm pretty sure I'm way more annoying than you are, Jennifer. I think I still annoy my brother and sister, while your big brother adores you.

Speaking of big brothers, how now, brown cow, is it that you have not posted in so many days?

Jenn Hacker said...

No, I still annoy him. It's my last remaining right of little-sisterdom, that I get to annoy him until I breathe my last breath. Hopefully, I'll get to annoy him in person in March!

Everett said...

It's hard typing with hooves and there's no connection out here in this field. Oh for wireless! Mooo!

Tara said...

No snow yet here in MN. (Commenting on an earlier post.)

Is the fact that he's currently a youngest the reason Toby screams his head off??? EM, you remember how we were trying to break him of that when you were here? He's louder, longer and laughs his head off after a good holler now.

Jenn Hacker said...

Seems like you could slip some bloggin' time in between reading issues of Sports Illustrated and surfing the 'net for football stats...

LOL!

Becca said...

Everett? Fantasy leagues?!? Gah. I don't understand the attraction. Tom's in two of them, and every weekend he gripes that he started the wrong quarterback or wide receiver.

And speaking of football, would it be possible to have just one Sunday where I don't have to hear about how wonderful Peyton Manning is, how he's the greatest thing to hit the NFL since sliced bread, and how no one understands all facets of the game as well as Manning? I'm sick of hearing about him. Every football weekend for 13 years (going back to his UT days) it's all Peyton, all the time. I'm sorry, but when my boy Brady is on the field, like last night, shut up about Peyton! Madden even said last night he can't understand how anyone could disparage Peyton Manning--well, I can, I'm sick of hearing him, just shut up and let me watch Brady.

There, I feel better now. I not return you to Jenn's regularly scheduled singing.

Everett said...
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Everett said...

Fantasy leagues?! Aack! Who said anything about that? I have no interest in participating in such things. They ruin the pure enjoyment of the sport.

When Peyton's the best quarterback on the field, as he was last night, the announcers need to be talking about him. Brady's the only other quarterback right now that's close to being in Peyton's league, and based on his super bowl rings is possibly better over their careers. Even so, no quarterback is playing better right now and certainly no quarterback was playing better last night. There will be no Peyton Manning bashing on my blog. No dissing #18 on a Colts fan's blog. Still and all, I agree with the fan sign I saw last night, "Hey Peyton, it's time for a commercial break!"

Becca said...

Look, I'll be the first to admit that Brady was not impressive last night--4 picks? Yeesh! And Peyton ran circles around the Broncos' defense last week in a way that was highly satisfying for me, since I can't stand Jake Plummer. But can we just have a friendly rule that when Manning is not on the field (heck, when he isn't even in the game!), please, no talking about Peyton? No Eli, no Archie, no Colts--let's just concentrate on the game at hand and the players on the field and what they're doing for a change.

I mean, when the announcers are talking about Peyton Manning while I'm watching Gibbs and Parcells battle it out in an historical rivalry matchup for possibly the last time, there's a serious problem. And when John Madden can't let go of his man-crush long enough to realize that, yes, Brady did get the first down on 4th and 1, no question, there's a serious problem. What? Peyton has the copyright on the successful execution of the QB Sneak? Tell that to Vick, McNabb, Marino, Romo, and Brady because I don't think they got the memo.

See? No Peyton bashing. I can play nice. I can certainly admire the man's talent, but the fawning is way above Al Michaels' previous crush on Favre!

Besides, how did you become such a Colts fan in *Chicago*?

Not a Big Football Fan said...

Everett, please update your blog with a new post. And please, stop the football talk. You guys are scaring me!!!!

Everett said...

I became a Colts fan in Georgetown back before they got Eric Dickerson and the strike breaking Gary Hogeboom juggernaut of 1987. My version of the story is that for some reason Granny and Granddaddy gave me a Baltimore Colts jacket when I was a kid and I've been a fan ever since. Someone with a better memory may remember it differently but that's how I remember it.

I've liked the Bears since about the same period, it was easy to jump on the Super Bowl Shuffle bandwagon, but not with the same level of enthusiasm or faithfulness as the Colts.

I agree with you that the announcers ought to stick with the game on the field but given that they're going to talk about something else, under the circumstances Colts/Pats was a legit subject. Still I didn't see the Skins and Cowboys, and of the games I didn't see yesterday that sounds like the one I'd regret missing, so I can't really speak to what the commentators said.

I think Brady might have gotten that sneak on his first push but they definitely should have measured it and it was worth the booth review. I didn't hear anything to puff Manning's sneaking ability or to slight Brady's or anyone else's.

Becca said...

Interesting. I don't know why I don't remember the Colts thing. I might have pegged Eagles, but that would solely be based on all the Schmidt cards. I never had much interest until the past few years--I kind of married into becoming a Pats fan.

I thought the overhead replay made it fairly obvious that Brady got it with forward motion, and I would trust the official who was right there in the mix would have seen that. It was a better call than the face mask call on Vrabel (that replay showed the guy running right past Vrabel and no face masks pulled).

I spend a lot of time groaning while Madden talks, but I seem to recall he and Al were pretty incredulous that Brady could have converted (when he does QB Sneak quite well). I admit, my ears might be biased. I think Madden should take his Airstream and turducken and retire for all the sense he regularly makes.

But it's OK. I can deal. It'll make it that much sweeter when the Pats destroy the Colts for the AFC Championship.