Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Sunday, Monday And Tuesday Reading And Winter Soldier

Leviticus 27, Numbers 1-2.

Saw Captain America: Winter Soldier recently.  I haven't been to an action movie that was so relevant to the time it was released.  The parallels are so staggering to our world today, I'm actually shocked Hollywood made it.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

This Week's Reading And No Surprises

Leviticus 20-26.

The season's unfolding has been worse than even I forecasted.

So far this year, in 25 games played, the Cardinals have scored:
0 runs 3 times
1 run 7 times (including the last 3 games)
2 runs 3 times
3 runs 2 times
4 runs 2 times
5 runs 1 time
6 runs 3 times
7 runs 2 times
8 runs 1 time
9 runs 0 times
10 runs 1 time

They've scored 10 runs this week in 7 games.

I believe this is all due to the absence of Carlos Beltran.  The presence of Beltran for 2 years made opposing teams pitch to this lineup differently.

This year there is really no one to fear.  And by that I mean no one with any power to hit home runs consistently.  So pitchers can throw strikes without fear of severe consequences.

Which isn't bad if you have pitching, speed and good defense to counter your anemic offense.  The 1980s teams had only one power hitter in the lineup and did just fine, because they had all three of these attributes.

This year's team is loaded with pitching, but so lacking in the latter two categories that I fear this is a .500, or worse, team.

It reminds of the late '70s Cardinals again.  Which is not a compliment.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Mid-April Reading And Hymns

Leviticus 9-19.

Although you might get the idea my favorite time of year is Opening Day, it is actually Holy Week.

Some of my favorite hymns are played this week, as well as during Easter.

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Stricken, Smitten And Afflicted
O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Lotsa Reading And Flip Or Flop

Leviticus 4-8.

Pretty pumped about Flip or Flop, as there is a new season starting tonight.  I got hooked on this show last spring.

It has all the elements of what I love about HGTV.  Buying a house (sometimes sight unseen), renovating with the inherent unexpected costs/disasters, then the pressure of trying to sell it.  All in 30 minutes.

Since these two supposedly put up their own money on these flips, and often find they have a flop on their hands, it's kind of fun to watch.  Especially when Tarek starts to get nervous.

The only thing I'd change would be to give later updates when episodes end without the house selling.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Wednesday And Thursday Reading And My Contempt Is Showing

Leviticus 2 and 3.

I thought this was the best April Fool's joke I saw this year:

Anyway, for more Cub-bashing, this is a good start.  Too easy.  And too much fun.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Monday And Tuesday Reading And 2014

Exodus 40 and Leviticus 1.

Today is day 91 of 2014.  So we are in effect 1/4 of the way through the year.  Time to take inventory.

This is post number 59 for the year, putting me on pace for 236, well above my goal of 200.

I am at 5000 push ups and 5000 squats for the year.  I'm on target on push ups but will fall short on squats, but I decided that's okay.

I've kept up with reading a chapter a day.

Just got to keep it up.  We're entering the slow blogging season, when finding time to post gets scarce.