Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Anyway, we decided that we didn't really care who won or lost since we didn't have any strong ties to either team, so Richard chose Green Bay and we started rooting for the Packers. We watched them put 14 points on the board in the first half, during which time Chicago's quarterback, Cutler, a former Denver Bronco, injured his knee. I did some laundry at halftime and in the second half (Todd Collins, the 2nd team QB for the Bears fizzled) our own Caleb Hainey, of Colorado State University, came in as quarterback for Da Bears. Hainey promptly showed the naysayer announcers that he COULD pass by putting 7 on the scoreboard with a handoff, a very nice pass and a play to Fortay. Go Caleb! Go Bears! 14 - 7 Green Bay.
Neither team looks like they give a hoot whether or not they win this game, however.
The game got good just as I decided to take a shower. While I was in the shower, Da Bears scored again. By the time I settled back in to watch the game, Green Bay had scored again, Caleb tossed a pick and Green Bay won. Hey - that's not fair. I didn't get to watch the best part of the game!
Oh well, so much for Da Bears; but what about that Caleb Hainey? If no one else says it, we are very proud of a guy who gets no play (and in fact has gotten no play in the three years since he has been in the NFL) and nearly rescued the Bears in a SuperBowl Playoff Game! The question, my husband asks is, "Will anybody, anywhere notice Caleb now? Why don't these coaches give these 2nd and 3rd team players more time on the field?" I remind him that life isn't fair.
Tonight's game is Pittsburgh vs. The Jets. I like Pittsburgh because I know more people in Pittsburgh than I do in New York.
Good enough for me.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
So I moved from one game to another, finding delight in starting a new game until each one took on the same painful teenage growth pains and I lost interest in their delayed gratification if I didn't spend my husband's hard-earned money to buy their virtual trees and bridges or unlock the miniature psychedelic horse in the ice-cube on my property or begging my neighbors to join my mafia or spice my stove. That is, until CityVille.
So far, CityVille satisfies all of the itches without the poisons. We are allocated virtual cash as we grow our cities. We have the challenge of conserving energy while growing our supplies and collecting cash to buy businesses. We can also franchise our businesses out to other friends' cities and allow them to franchise within our cities. If we are clever enough, and we check out the CityVille forum, we learn tips such as how to smash enough cash-percentage-increasing decorations in-between and around our houses and businesses or remove streets and connect our facilities via sidewalks to save space. These tips may not make our cities look very appealing, but if you are in it to get the almighty apartment skyscraper or the Empire State Building or Big Ben, then who cares what the city looks like?
So abandon your farms and your pads, let your frontiers go to the thistles and rattlesnakes and come on down to CityVille. I'd be more than happy to be your neighbor. It's the fastest growing Zynga game since Zynga starting gaming. I'm pretty sure you'll like it. Oh, and if you do join me in CityVille - please feel free to send me a Zoning Permit - I can't expand without one.
Monday, January 10, 2011
P.S. I just looked at my home page and WOW! Is that the biggest home page photo I've ever seen! Oh well. I'll change it eventually.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Have you ever heard someone say “I'm going to find myself”, meaning they wanted to identify their life's ambitions? A man may have gone on an extended trip “to find myself”. A couple breaks up so they can “find themselves”. If the Lord were here, what would He say about this attitude?
39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
Our lives can be spent focusing on our needs. We can gather all the wealth of the world and sit in a great mansion enjoying it. We can eat in the finest restaurants with the most exquisite wardrobe imaginable. We can jet from fashionable city to fashionable city all for the purpose of looking fabulous. But in the end, what good has it done us if we have lost our souls?
26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
The Lord taught that if we live a selfless life, a life full of service to others, we shall gain the greatest reward. But if we focus on ourselves and opulent life styles, we have traded in our souls for short-lived enjoyment. This is our own selfish reward, and the price we pay is an eternal one.
We are on the earth to see which choice we will make. Father wants us to show who we really are. He wants to see if we will help the sick and the weary. Will we turn a blind eye to the poor and suffering? Will we dig a pit for our neighbor if it serves to benefit us? Will we love those who love us, and hate those who differ from our views? Will we treat life with respect or indifference? Every choice we make shows what kind of person we are.