Bath Time

Guess who got a bath last night?

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Alley, originally uploaded by semperjase.

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Cowboy, originally uploaded by semperjase.


My manager at work brought in donuts today. Have you ever seen one this big?
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Donut, originally uploaded by semperjase.

It’s like a bear claw that takes up a whole plate. Yum.


I just spent 2 1/2 hours setting up a wireless connection for my laptop. Instead of just setting up the connection, I thought I’d do a little clean up on the computer as well. Of course that just hosed everything. Another program I updated got corrupted, so I had to reboot about 4 times, and each time took 10 minutes for the computer to come back up.


Oh well, it is hooked up now – and I’m blogging from bed. Not because I need to, but because I can. Cool huh?

Tomorrow night, round 2 as I hook the TIVO up to the network.

By the way – yes, I have secured the network.


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The fish taco combo…mmmm , originally uploaded by semperjase.

I had the world famous fish tacos at Rubios for lunch today. I love these things.

Felt kind of jipped though. You see, Rubios has two ways to order this meal. You can get the fish taco meal that comes with a taco, beans, rice, chips and a drink or you can order the original combo which is two tacos, chips and rice.

I went with the second choice and ordered the drink for an extra charge. Turns out, had I ordered the taco meal, I could order a second taco for $1.49 extra, get more food and saved about a dollar.

Why is it ordering from a menu is a logic puzzle in trying to figure out how to get what you want without overpaying?

Because of Winn Dixie

Thursday night, I got to see a sneak preview of the movie Because of Winn Dixie thanks to Grace Hill Media.

My take? Good movie. It starts a little slow as the audience is introduced to the main character, 10 year-old India Opal, and her divorced father who have just moved to a small town where he is the new preacher (played by Jeff Daniels). Opal finds a stray dog she names Winn Dixie who is the catalyst for her meeting people in town. Opal goes through the movie trying to discover more about the mother who left her as a baby and trying to overcome her loneliness.

This is a family movie that is character driven. The characters in town are interesting people and the movie will keep your attention as the character’s backgrounds are revealed and the characters grow.

Singer Dave Matthews stars in a supporting role. His performance is believable and also showcases his musical talent. His guitar playing is some of the most riveting scenes in the movie. Cicely Tyson gives the best performance as a legally blind woman who teaches Opal the most important lessons on life and acceptance.

This movie is worth the time. The characters draw you in and are endearing. Take your family to see this movie. You will feel good when you leave the theater.

Don’t trust the ACLU

James Taranto of points out the ACLU has rewritten the Bill of rights. On the ACLU’s website they say:

It is probably no accident that freedom of speech is the first freedom mentioned in the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” The Constitution’s framers believed that freedom of inquiry and liberty of expression were the hallmarks of a democratic society.

The thing is, there is no elipsis in the First Amendment. The first freedom mentioned in the First Amendment is religion:

Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Isn’t it scary when the self-proclaimed protector of civil liberties disavows the freedom of religion?

Overturn the “Blog” election

Hugh Hewitt’s producer, Generalissimo, is holding votes for favorite “Blog” picture. My entry didn’t make the cut for the 10 finalists.

One thing I’ve learned from Hugh: If it’s not close, they can’t cheat. Turns out, this one is close. I also learned from Washington state Democrats that vote counting is an inexact science. If you don’t win, demand recounts until you do. While recounting, “find” uncounted votes to ensure victory.

So, I declare I have found in my basement 735 previously uncounted votes for my entry of the “Blogwood” sign. Clearly, this is indisputable. I feel vindicated and am thankful to everyone who voted for me.

In Good Company

Via Hugh Hewitt

Jonathan Bock of GraceHillMedia, one of Hollywood’s savviest movie marketers, had the brilliant idea to offer every blogger two free tickets to an advance screening of “In Good Company,” provided they agreed to blog about the movie after they had seen it.

Wait, it gets better:

any blogger who signs up for the free tickets and then posts this offer and a link to the IN GOOD COMPANY trailer on their site will be automatically entered in a contest to win their very own private screening of IN GOOD COMPANY in their town. The winner can either fill the screening with their friends and family, or see the film alone with that special someone – it’s entirely up to them. One lucky blogger here in the US will win. Sign up at and send them your link. And of course, all the non-winners will still be eligible to attend an advance screening in their area.

Let the guerilla marketing begin! Good luck Mr. Bock. Hope your movie is a big hit.