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Old Nintendo Games

September 21, 2009 by


When Canon and I got Super Mario Bros. 2, it was just about the most exciting thing in the world. We were limited on Nintendo time back then, half-an-hour a day (I don’t remember if that was half-an-hour each or half-an-hour total…either way, thanks Mom, it probably saved us from becoming more of video game […]


September 14, 2009 by


I went with a friend the other day to get a tattoo–wait. She got a tattoo. I didn’t haha. We started talking about dreams and I asked the tattoo artist if he dreamt about tattooing people. (My boss at Quiznos explains our “One Dollar Sub Sale” to her boyfriend in her sleep.) He said that […]

The Rules: #3

September 14, 2009 by


#3: Show Nothing to your Friend that may affright him. I wonder what sorts of things the writer of these rules was thinking about. I mean, this was 400 years ago. They didn’t have any horror flicks or youtube videos. Maybe the rule was designed to cover spiders, snakes, and severed heads.

“Wickedness Never Was Happiness”

September 11, 2009 by


Ever wonder if we interpret that scripture backwards? We usually hear it in the sense of, “If you’re wicked, you won’t be happy, so don’t be wicked!” But it could just as easily mean, “If you’re happy, then that’s a sign that you’re not wicked.” I think that, most of the time, that’s the more […]

Three Acts

September 9, 2009 by


The traditional three-act epic (think Star Wars or Lord of the Rings) starts with the good guys receiving a quest (act 1). Then the bad guys almost stop the good guys from completing their quest (act 2), and finally the good guys triumph over the bad guys (act 3). In church we get the three-act […]

The Rules: #2

September 2, 2009 by


#2: When in Company, put not your Hands to any Part of the Body, not usually Discovered. In case you ever wondered why moms are obligated to tell their kids, “Stop scratching down there!” This one also covers picking your nose. The part about “not usually Discovered” gives us echoes of modesty from hundreds of […]

The Rules: #1

September 1, 2009 by


About 400 years ago, some people (French Jesuits, says this site) came up with the Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation. There are 110 rules in all. #1: Every Action done in Company, ought to be with Some Sign of Respect, to those that are Present. There you go. Every action. […]