Thursday, July 28, 2005

The World's Largest Retailer is at it again

I saw this on Buzzflash today:

Here's why you can't buy the News Journal at Wal-Mart from the Pensacola News Journal.

The WLR is so fickle. They won't sell a newspaper because a columnist was harsh towards them. That is ridiculous...but I guess that is what you get from a store who won't sell unedited music cds, but has no problem selling violent video games (Grand Theft Auto) or movies with foul langauge and sexuality (8mm, Wild Things).

Obviously the issue is money, they can get away not selling a newspaper because they don't make much money off of it. If they did not sell violent video games, that would definitely hurt their business. I am just glad to see that there values show through, money really is more important than free speech, and money is more important than traditional values. It amazes me that since I have lived in Wally World for the past 2 years, I've never heard of a conservative religious group boycotting them and the "filth" that they sell (that is supposed to be sarcastic).

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

We're Back!

So vacation is over, and work has been pretty busy since then. We are in the process of hiring our new boss, so that has been pretty interesting.

Vacation was wonderful! We had such a great time.

The whole trip is highlights, but some of the really cool things:

- Miller Brewing Company: Jenn and I have completed the tri-fecta tour of major breweries here in the US. The best was the AB (read Budweiser) brewery in St. Louis, than a close second is Miller in Milwaukee and a distant third, as much as I hate to say this being from Colorado and all, Coors in Golden, CO. Coors offers more samples, but they lack on the atmosphere and description of history.
- The family reunion...particularly the softball game...longish story here...
- Visiting LeahJ in Chicago. We had a wonderful time, and Jenn swears we are moving there next.
- Visiting University of Notre Dame except for the two guys who tried to run me over with their golf cart.
- Hanging out with Jenn's dad and little sister in Ohio.

Hopefully I'll get some pictures up here at some point or another.

Anyway...we also saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I love Tim Burton movies and this was no exception. Do not expect to see a remake of the movie from the 70's with Gene Wilder. This is a different movie. Yes, there are similarities, but Burton includes more of the book (like the songs that Roald Dahl wrote in the book), and includes his own flare for the wacky.

I also did purchase the new Harry Potter book. Because of work and the fact that I am still catching up on sleep I am not as far along with it as I would like to far so good!

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

The Road Awaits

This shall most likely be the last post for about two weeks. We are heading on a tour of the midwest (okay, not of the WHOLE midwest, but Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Missouri). We are visiting family and friends, including Leahj (her blog is listed on the sidebar).

From Parker Palmer's Let Your Life Speak "Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you. Before you tell your life what truths and values you have decided to live up to, let you life tell you what truths you emobody, what values you represent"

"All who follow the leading of God’s Spirit are God’s own
sons. The Spirit you have received is not a spirit of slavery
leading you back into a life of fear, but a Spirit that makes us
- Romans 8:14–15

Tuesday, July 05, 2005