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How’m I Doin’? (A Post for Everybody, but Especially for You, Barb)


Categories: How I am, What the heck was THAT?

(Not really a picture of me. Photo by ginafish.)

So I’m all busy writing about stuff I’m thinking about, and what I think about that stuff, and so on, and so forth…when a couple of weeks ago I see this post from Barb. And she’s all like, “I don’t give a rip what you THINK anymore…I want to know how you ARE. In fact, I’m not even going to read you people’s stinkin’ blogs if you keep telling me what you THINK about stuff. Tell me how you ARE.”

I’m paraphrasing, of course, but that was the gist. I mean, she could have said it that way…


Let’s Have a Blogging Revival!


Categories: What the heck was THAT?

(Photo found here.)


I’ve had this blog going now for nearly two years. When I entered the blogosphere, blogging was all the rage. I found a whole group of people grappling with the same issues I was, and we learned from each other as we read each others’ stuff.

But lately I’ve found people getting a bit lax with their blogging. First they say stuff like, “I haven’t blogged in awhile; I’ve been busy with ‘real life’ things.” As if blogging wasn’t life.


Random Randomness That Has Nothing to Do With Anything


Categories: fun, random stuff, What the heck was THAT?

This doesn’t really have anything to do with anything…but have you ever noticed the quirky little ways we solve common problems, the little remedies we create to fix little annoyances?

Take ketchup bottles, for instance. Have you ever noticed how many different techniques people have for getting the ketchup out of the bottle?

Here’s another example. Have you noticed how Coca-Cola, above other soft drinks, has a tendency to fizz up in the cup when we use the soft drink dispensers at the convenience store or restaurant? The fizz just sits there at the top–lots of it–and takes its sweet time going down. If you leave the dispenser before the fizz goes down–you’ll have a half-full cup of Coke to drink. But if you keep trying to fill it–you’ll have a handful of fizz. And if you’ve got a line of people behind you waiting for their turn…the wait time gets uncomfortable.

I love to watch the different ways people try to solve this problem. Among a few things I’ve seen:
  • Ignore the waiting people and wait for the fizz to go down (because dang-it, you PAID for that drink, and you’re leaving with a full cup!)
  • Blow on the fizz to get it to dissipate (which can backsplash in your face if you blow too hard)
  • Fan the fizz with the cup lid
  • Shake the cup gently
  • Be polite and leave with a half-cup of Coke
A few days ago, I saw something new and innovative: this guy took his finger and touched the top of the foam to get the bubbles to pop. Looked like it worked (a little).

What do I do? I’m just plain impatient. I tilt the cup at the dispenser, keep the Coke flowing, and let the fizz run over the side until I have enough Coke in the cup. (This usually amounts to an extra quarter of a cup worth of Coke going down the drain.

I know it’s wasteful. Deal with it.

So…you Coke drinkers out there…how do you deal with the fizz?


Here’s Some Irony to Make Your Brain Hurt


Categories: food for thought, What the heck was THAT?

It’s been awhile since I’ve made your brains hurt–at least a couple of days or so–so here’s Nugget #591 from the Official Collection of Proverbs and Random Thoughts from Jeff the Twisted, Slightly Off-Center Philosopher:

“We Christians tend to evaluate whether someone else is a Christian–whether someone is “in” or “out”–using a completely different set of criteria than what the Bible teaches, or what Jesus Himself modeled for us.”

Care to unpack this one for me? What does it mean? Is it true, or not? And why?

Pass the aspirin.


You See? This Is Why I Usually Post in the Mornings Instead of Late at Night

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Categories: What the heck was THAT?

In response to my Exciting Update a couple of days ago…a brother pointed out that the hyperlinks for The Oomph blog were actually pointing to my Examiner page. So chances are none of you made it to The Oomph.

It was late. I was loopy. Dang it.

So I fixed the links on that post. But in case you don’t want to go back there…here is the link to The Oomph blog. Please go read it.

And subscribe to it.

And share it with your friends.

In case you missed it…here is the link to The Oomph blog one more time.


A Song I Made Up About Moving to Denver


Categories: What the heck was THAT?

The Director thinks this sounds a bit like a TV theme song he once heard.
You’d think I wouldn’t have time to come up with this kind of crap…but…here ya go…

Come and listen to a story ’bout a man named Jeff
Did a house church ’til there weren’t nobody left
Then one day he was writin’ in his blog
When big ideas start a-swirlin’ thru the fog
(Dreams, that is. Brainstorms. Downloads.)

Well, first thing ya know, big change is in the air
The kinfolks said, “Let’s move away from there!”
We said, “Colorado is the place we ought to be,”
So we’re loadin’ up the truck and we’re movin’ to Denver-leeee!
(Hills, that is…Mountain views…Bluer skies)

NARRATOR: The Denver-ly Hillbillies!
[banjo picks up steam]


How I Feel (part 2)


Categories: random stuff, What the heck was THAT?

Holy crap–we’re moving to Denver in FIVE DAYS???

What in the world have I gotten myself into?

How am I going to get everything done? What if our stuff doesn’t sell? What if I can’t find work when I get there?

How am I going to get everything done? (Wait…did I just say that?) What if I forget something?

What if I forget something?

What if I sell something and then realize maybe I shouldn’t have sold it? Like yesterday?

Have you noticed that I’m in so much turmoil that every sentence I write has a question mark?

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