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on What Happens When MVSers Have Too Much Time on Their Hands

My former housemates as Lord of the Rings characters:
(pictures thanks to Jeff)

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David
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Frodo
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Nathan
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Sam
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Ben
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Merry
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Jeff
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Pippin
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Justin
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Aragorn
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Sol
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Tom Bombadil


on Strange Doings from Five+ Years Ago

This afternoon I was feeling lethargic and mildly grumpy, so I took the three-pronged attack of:

  1. listening to Verdi’s requiem,
  2. browsing old files on my computer for remnants of that period when I had time for doing really random weird stuff, and
  3. browsing the internet looking for cool things to do in the future.

Fortunately these seemed to work well to cheer me up. In addition, I discovered (in point #2 above) a list of anagrams for ‘Mennonite Church USA’ (the U.S. national Mennonite body) which I had generated some time ago, and now wish to share. Here are the ones I had selected as at least mildly interesting, amusing, or apt:

Mennonite Church USA:

Non-human ethics cure.
Uncertain hum chosen.
Churches meant union.
Concur, minus heathen.
Humans cheer unction.
Heathen unicorn scum.
Hectic non-human ruse.
Meanest church union.
One church unites man.
I’m a church not unseen.
A church unites no men.
I am one unsent church.
Hence much unison art.
Hence human ructions.
Ouch! An inherent scum.
Cue the harmonic nuns.
Church met sane union.
Shun humane concerti.
Some uncertain hunch.
Ouch! Recent human sin.
Ouch! Human sin center.
Nice humans, once hurt.
No mute, insane church.
Her nice humans count.
Church outs inane men.
Much runs in the ocean.
Nominee as nut church.
Hush! A minute concern.

And, my personal favorite:
Ruinous cat henchmen.



on My Sister vs. Recycling

Just before I left Goshen, I spent some time converting some old video from my childhood into digital form. I’ve been meaning to post a few clips since then, but due to technical difficulties and moving across the country I haven’t gotten to it until now.

So enjoy this clip of what happened when it was time to take paper off the cans for recycling.

As you can see, not even my sister’s embittered cries could stop me from be focused on recycling those cans. So much sibling love going on there. 🙂 Fortunately now we can watch this and share a good laugh.