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76  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: November 19, 2014, 09:49:06 pm
Once again it's looking like it's more expensive to keep Bushie employed than not.

Would you rather my back completely go out on me in a chair that doesn't fit me?

I'd rather you took care of your health and lost enough weight so you stand normal, human-style activities like sitting without hurting yourself. Alas, that won't happen, will it?

That takes time and needs to happen.  I needed relief IMMEDIATELY.  I can't lose 100 pounds overnight.  I'm going bowling Saturday night and I don't need a painful back while I bowl.
77  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: November 19, 2014, 09:27:49 pm
You know what, guys, I am not going to spend another night being yelled at for every little, insignificant thing.  I'm too good for that.  Have a nice night.

Typical.. You get called out, know that we are right, and just leave. Go ahead, go back to sleep. It's really quite sad and pathetic. Maybe, just maybe one of these days you will get your life on track and understand what it's like to really live life.


You are not at all right.  I do not nap all the time.  Besides, 2 hour naps are acceptable and normal on weekends.  I said this last night but no one ever believes me for some stupid reason.  My life is going very well right now, I am living my life enjoyably right now.  I have a darn good job and I have a great God and great friends.  I am not letting life pass me by.  For you or any one else to claim otherwise is absolutely asinine.  Yes, I'm a big boy, but that doesn't mean I'm not enjoying life.  I'm not overly worried about it and nor should I be.  I don't lose sleep over it (obviously).

Oh, and Indy, this chair was on sale for $79.99.  All the other chairs were $117.99 and north.
78  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: NFL Pick a Winner Week #12 on: November 19, 2014, 08:50:49 pm
Whoops, didn't see that... - San Francisco
79  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: NFL Pick Em, Week 12 on: November 19, 2014, 08:49:16 pm
Kansas City

Atlanta
Philadelphia
New England
Green Bay
Indianapolis
Cincinnati
Buffalo
Chicago
Seattle
San Diego
Denver
San Francisco
Dallas

New Orleans

Tie Breaker - 24
80  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: November 19, 2014, 08:45:06 pm
You know what, guys, I am not going to spend another night being yelled at for every little, insignificant thing.  I'm too good for that.  Have a nice night.
81  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: November 19, 2014, 08:40:38 pm
Once again it's looking like it's more expensive to keep Bushie employed than not.

Would you rather my back completely go out on me in a chair that doesn't fit me?
82  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: November 19, 2014, 08:34:09 pm
bushie can you confirm that your very elderly grandmother was busy cooking your supper while you napped?

We didn't have supper together this evening.  She went to church and I was going to go to church, but I needed a new office chair in my room at Grandma's because the one that was in here was wreaking havoc on my back and was not ergonomically friendly in any way, shape, or form.  I voiced this to Mom and this evening Dad and I went to Office Depot to get a new chair and we decided to have supper next door at McAllister's Deli.  I had a four cheese grille sandwich.

I assume your parents forked out for this egonomic chair? Was is the most expensive, therefore, best in the store?

Yes, they bought it.  It was actually the cheapest in the store, by a sizeable margin.
83  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: November 19, 2014, 08:27:44 pm
bushie can you confirm that your very elderly grandmother was busy cooking your supper while you napped?

We didn't have supper together this evening.  She went to church and I was going to go to church, but I needed a new office chair in my room at Grandma's because the one that was in here was wreaking havoc on my back and was not ergonomically friendly in any way, shape, or form.  I voiced this to Mom and this evening Dad and I went to Office Depot to get a new chair and we decided to have supper next door at McAllister's Deli.  I had a four cheese grille sandwich.
84  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: November 19, 2014, 05:09:17 pm
Bushie, how much do you sleep per day on average? Do you consider this normal and nothing to be ashamed of as well?

When I'm working a full day and sometimes even on weekends, I sleep on average 7.5-9.0 hours sleep.  I normally only take a 2 - 2.5 hour nap once a week.  Last Wednesday and today were completely abnormal.
85  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: November 19, 2014, 04:02:07 pm
Well, a power outage really would put the brakes on things. We lost our internet a few weeks ago, and I was pretty helpless. But Gramps is right, Jeff -- you seem to have a celebratory attitude about such things: snow days, power outages, etc. Those are bad things, you realize, because they're a total loss in productivity at a job AND hurting you financially, right?

Oh, and the Christmas thing ... not "wrong," but incredibly socially strange. You are an extreme outlier, sort of like if a 40-year-old only dated 16-year-olds because it was technically legal in his state. AND he makes a big deal about it. Not wrong. Just plain weird.

What are you doing to live your fullest for Jesus today and further his kingdom?

Perhaps the celebratory attitude was a bit excessive.  I should not have put the two exclamation points on there.  Whoops.  I spent the day about like I did last Wednesday when I was off for the headache - napping.  I decided to wake up because 1) I want to sleep tonight and 2) I am going to church in a few hours for dinner and the final Wednesday night service before Thanksgiving and the Advent Season.  Next week we are having our midweek service on Tuesday, a special Thanksgiving service, so families can have Wednesday night with family or preparing for the feast on Thursday or what not.  We are having our all church Thanksgiving Dinner this Sunday at 1700.  Last year's dinner was canceled due to wintry weather.  This time looks either dry or maybe just rain.
86  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: November 19, 2014, 10:08:11 am
Well, the day is over!!  The power looks like it will be off all day.  All the contractors have been given the rest of the day off.
87  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: November 19, 2014, 09:12:55 am
The power just went down to the block.  There is construction just 1/4 mile away and they may have cut the line...
88  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: November 19, 2014, 08:55:49 am
Good morning, folks.  I'm at work.  It was hard getting out of bed this morning.  I went to bed at a good time, but was extra sleepy this morning.  Anyway, I'm here.  Millions of Americans of all ages enjoy watching Rudolph and Frosty when they come on CBS each year, so to consider then childish is very far fetched.  I will say it again, there is nothing wrong with celebrating Christmas half the year like I do.  It's perfectly acceptable.
89  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: November 18, 2014, 10:23:03 pm
Another night, another night of ridiculing me and attacking me endlessly and for no good reason.  You guys are hopeless.

Welcome to our world. Frustrating, eh?

Since when is asking a question considered ridicule? I guess when you know you won't like the answer, it can be considered an attack ...

Some of these questions, though, are pointed questions.  They are not intended for informational value, but intended to point fingers and discredit everything I believe in or enjoy doing or something.  Adam is attacking my faith as a whole (he is currently on ignore).  Nathan is attacking my Southern Baptist beliefs which are nothing different than what I believe.  The Southern Baptists are the largest Protestant denomination in the country.  Our views are not that off.  We're not perfect, and we have never claimed to be perfect, but we are a Bible-believing denomination.  You are not really attacking, yourself, but it still seems you don't like my Christian faith and are trying to get me to not rely on God, but rely on myself.  That's hogwash.

I couldn't care less about any Christian's faith, as long as it's not contradictory or condemning of me.

But that last part ... I think the gap is that, often, you throw up your hands and don't do everything you (ie: a being created by God and given abilities by that God) to do things for yourself. You don't seem to ask the question, "What skills, abilities and environment did God give me to succeed and how can I use what he gave me to be better?"

That, if anything, would be my problem with your faith. You have so many abilities and so much latent potential. You just choose not to do anything with it.

Every morning, I do ask God how can I use my gifts and talents to further glorify His kingdom.  I don't always follow through with the results of that prayer, but sometimes I do.  I do try to do everything I can to advance the kingdom of God and be a vessel that He can use for His purposes.  He has created me for a purpose.  That purpose is to know Him and make Him known.  Underneath that he has given me a job to use my talents as a computer-aided drafter.  I go in every morning with the hope and expectation that I can accomplish what He wants me to accomplish that day.
90  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: November 18, 2014, 09:56:06 pm
Another night, another night of ridiculing me and attacking me endlessly and for no good reason.  You guys are hopeless.

Welcome to our world. Frustrating, eh?

Since when is asking a question considered ridicule? I guess when you know you won't like the answer, it can be considered an attack ...

Some of these questions, though, are pointed questions.  They are not intended for informational value, but intended to point fingers and discredit everything I believe in or enjoy doing or something.  Adam is attacking my faith as a whole (he is currently on ignore).  Nathan is attacking my Southern Baptist beliefs which are nothing different than what I believe.  The Southern Baptists are the largest Protestant denomination in the country.  Our views are not that off.  We're not perfect, and we have never claimed to be perfect, but we are a Bible-believing denomination.  You are not really attacking, yourself, but it still seems you don't like my Christian faith and are trying to get me to not rely on God, but rely on myself.  That's hogwash.
91  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: November 18, 2014, 09:51:16 pm
Newsflash:  My life is going great right now.  I have nothing to be worried about and everything to be thankful for.
92  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: November 18, 2014, 09:41:36 pm
Another night, another night of ridiculing me and attacking me endlessly and for no good reason.  You guys are hopeless.
93  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: November 18, 2014, 09:25:16 pm
Adam and Polnut. are you seriously attacking my love of Christmas and my faith at Christmastime?

1) It's not 'Christmastime'; it's the middle of November.
2) You still haven't answered how you reconcile your faith with the fact that the Bible says nothing about when Jesus was born, that the holiday you and others have arbitrarily chosen to associate with it is of pagan origin and is one that essentially encourages idolatry/iconography, nor have you explained how this contradictory behavior when reading Luke 22:19 will guarantee you a fate any different than that of any other pagan or idol worshiper.

I'm not going to answer your questions.  Questions that are designed to make fun of my faith for celebrating Christmas when we do.  You don't want the answers, you just want to make fun of Christians and point your finger and laugh at our 'folly'.
94  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: November 18, 2014, 09:04:08 pm
Adam and Polnut. are you seriously attacking my love of Christmas and my faith at Christmastime?
95  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: November 18, 2014, 08:53:31 pm
Watching Rudolph is part of your faith?

It's not a main course, but it's a pleasant side dish.

Unless you think Rudolph is real, I don't see how it's part of your faith at all.


It's just a fun movie to watch.  Same with Santa Clause is Coming to Town and Frosty the Snowman.  I don't pay any more attention than that to the commercial part of Christmas, but I devote the rest of my energy and focus to the real reason for Christmas - Jesus.
96  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: November 18, 2014, 08:41:57 pm
Watching Rudolph is part of your faith?

It's not a main course, but it's a pleasant side dish.
97  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: November 18, 2014, 08:30:32 pm
I'm home from a productive day at work.  Tonight, instead of watching sports, I am going to watch a couple Christmas movies - The Muppet Christmas Carol and Rudolph.
At least when you were watching porn, that was age appropriate. I think it's the only adult thing you've done in all these years of Update.

To be honest, I'd rather approach most everything about Christmas as a child.  All except for the presents.  Approaching Christmas as a child secures the joy and excitement as December 25 approaches.  I love approaching the celebration of the birth of my Savior Jesus Christ as a child.  In fact, Jesus commands us in the Gospels that we cannot enter the kingdom of God except with the heart and mind of a little child.  The reason is children are generally more trusting and less tainted by the world than adults.  That's why I embrace the child-like comparisons of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.

Hmmm, so Jesus wants us with the critical reasoning and blind-adherence of a child? That makes the whole thing make so much more sense.

There are certainly some things, indeed most things that we are to be adults about.  The Apostle Paul says that in 1 Corinthians 13:11 - "When I was a child, I spake like a child, I understood like a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things."  This is for everything except our faith in Jesus Christ.  We are to approach faith in Jesus as a child approaches his daddy.  It is sometimes a delicate balance.  I treat Christmas as part of my faith, so that's why I approach it as a child.
98  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: November 18, 2014, 08:23:01 pm
I'm home from a productive day at work.  Tonight, instead of watching sports, I am going to watch a couple Christmas movies - The Muppet Christmas Carol and Rudolph.
At least when you were watching porn, that was age appropriate. I think it's the only adult thing you've done in all these years of Update.

To be honest, I'd rather approach most everything about Christmas as a child.  All except for the presents.  Approaching Christmas as a child secures the joy and excitement as December 25 approaches.  I love approaching the celebration of the birth of my Savior Jesus Christ as a child.  In fact, Jesus commands us in the Gospels that we cannot enter the kingdom of God except with the heart and mind of a little child.  The reason is children are generally more trusting and less tainted by the world than adults.  That's why I embrace the child-like comparisons of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.
99  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: November 18, 2014, 07:47:44 pm
How did you help your Grandma cook tonight?

I helped her with the dishes.

carrying the dirty dishes from the table to the sink for her to later clean =/= helping

I did all that and she washed the dishes while I dried the dishes.
100  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: November 18, 2014, 07:39:32 pm
How did you help your Grandma cook tonight?

I helped her with the dishes.  It was all cooked by the time I got home.
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