Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Camping in Tellico

So I haven't posted in a while mainly because I've been busy with a number of things and then I'm not busy with things I have 90 (just added 5 new ones today) feeds that are always waiting for me to read. I don't read all of them and often I just read the headlines but I like to keep up with things.

But enough of that. I'm going to talk about my Memorial Day weekend because it was so great. First off it was Roxie's idea to go camping and I applaud her for such a wonderful idea. I decided that Merlaak should be the one to decide where we were going to stay because I had a rather busy week and he really wanted to try out his all-in-one super cooker. The super cooker is electric so we needed reservations at a campground with electricity (imagine that). After discovering that the whole state of Georgia was booked up he found the last spot available at the KOA campground in Tellico, Tennessee. The KOA was a tent, cabin and RV camp site in a field without trees, however it was right at the base of the tellico mountains. This particular feature I was quite exited about because I had been but 'up in them hills' before and knew some of the cool spots to visit.
We left Saturday for our 3 day, 2 night, trip. Merlaak and I both drove so Roxie and I go to fishing after everybody else was ready to go home. When we got there we set up our tents. Which reminds me, my tent is Awesome! I love Kelty. :) Anyways, we got them all set up except the extra tent that Anne brought because it 'just couldn't get up' and was rather 'complicated'. That night Roxie, Merlaak, and I went to Huckleberry bald we watch the stars. It was cold and cloudy and the ground was damp, but Roxie and I enjoyed it (I think Merlaak did too even though he won't admit it ;) ). Sunday we took a grand tour of the mountains including Bald River Falls, Huckleberry bald again, and Joyce Kilmor National "Big Tree" Forest.

Wow I just lost my post. ugh I hate it when that happens I had about twice this much written and now its gone. Luckly with Bloggers "Recover post" button I got all of the above back. Whew... at least I didn't lose it all.

Anyways all the stuff that I lost was really sappy anyways and you didn't want to read it. I did take quite a few pictures so you should head on over and look at them.

PS I'm mad at Jonas because he knew how much he weight when he was born.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

I'm going camping and you're invited

This weekend (Memorial day weekend) I'm going camping with several of my friends and if you'd like to go just email and I'll send you more information. We're going to camp Saturday and Sunday night. On the list of activities: camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing, and other standard outdoors stuff. It will be fun so you should consider coming, and don't forget to bring the artillery!

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

flowers are pretty

I like flowers they make me happy :) happy thoughts,.. happy thoughts,... happy thoughts.... :(

Monday, May 16, 2005

Senate approves electronic ID card bill

An Electronic ID card?
Americans will be required to obtain federally approved ID cards with "machine readable technology" that abides by Department of Homeland Security specifications. Anyone without such an ID card will be effectively prohibited from traveling by air or Amtrak, opening a bank account, or entering federal buildings.
That sounds a little scary. As if we need another ID card, Homeland Security wants us all to have a smart ID card that we will keep us out of certian buildings even. This should raise some alarm bells. It would be very easy to miss use this type of thing depending on how it is implemented. If anybody knows more about it they should leave some comments or otherwise contact me.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Improvements again updated

So I've been improving my blogs as all ways. I know most you don't really care and won't leave any comments on this post thus breaking my streak of 3 post in a row that have had comments. :) Sad day. If you've notice I now have a site search in the side bar that is powered by Feedster.com (unbeknownst to them) that works decently well. Its not perfect, but if you remember me posting about something and you really don't feel like trying to look through the archives than you can try the search. You can also use it to group post in go categories. For example, if you search for the word "trip" you'll find most of my posts about trips I've taken recently. You should give it a try and see what happens. Ok so I just tested it and it works less than well... "trip" is about the only word that brings up anything. hmmm... Well while I'm looking for something better to replace it with feedster will have to work for now... Its better than nothing right? ...Maybe?
Update: I now I'm using IceRocket blog search as my site search. It works tons better. It took me a while to figure out how to get it to work on my site, but it works great now! It searchs over 70 post from my photoblog, and this blog. Give it a try. I think you'll like it. Example: Try searching for 'RSS' to read more about it.

In much better news if you hop on over to my photoblog you will notice that it has a cool new little feature. You can expand and close the navigation. You should try it, because I spent some time on it and I think its actually somewhat helpful. Its pretty much my favorite new hobby: Making things appear and disappear on my blog. So its now easier to get around. I hope ya'll have as much fun with this stuff as you have had with Zero the penguin (yeah I'm pretty sure that's not possible). Well, have a fantastic day.

P.S. I have a non-existent girl pal that is a vampire and she is very dangerous. Luckily I don't stay up past dark or my non-existent pal would be sure to suck out all of my blood. I'm a lucky man.

Monday, May 09, 2005

My new virtual pet

Whatever you do, don't poke him...

Look who fooled you!

Everybody's heard it before: "The Great Wall of China is the only man made object visible from space." hmmm.... well that's not quite true... Actually its quite false. No matter how long it is, you have to remember that its only 30 Ft wide at the thickest part of the wall, and on average only 25 Ft tall. Just about any airport has a much better chance of being seen than the Great Wall.

However it was only last year that the Chinese government actually admitted that it was wrong.
Now education officials have ordered school textbooks rewritten to remove the decades-old claim that the wall is the only man-made structure that an orbiting astronaut can view with the naked eye.
No wonder the communist are a little behind the time. I guess they thought that all the images from NASA were actually created in my neighbors back yard.

further reading

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Home Town

So I started a new blog today. A community blog called: Home Town. The idea is to collect things that remind you of home. Hopefully it will be a big collage from people everywhere. You can email me ideas at: hometownpictures@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Photoblog is back

My Photoblog seemed have been down since the 23rd of March for some reason unknown to me. But it is now back up and working better than ever. So go check it out.

Happy National Teacher Day Mom

Since its National Teacher Day I thought I'd take the opportunity to thank the teachers in my life. So to all my Professors, Sunday School Teachers, Pastors, and Friends that have taught me things: Thank you.
A special 'thank you' goes to my mom for teaching me all the way through high school. She's amazing and I could never repay her.

Monday, May 02, 2005


Yay I made $2.74 in my first month with adsense. That's not very much... but its better than not having $2.74 I suppose. And those ads over there aren't toooooo annoying are they? Plus you have cool music to listen to while you read my blog now so you shouldn't complain. HA. This is a boring post so I think I'll post something else today too. yeah that'd be good...