Monday, June 28, 2004

Memory Lane

I washed my car this afternoon. It's all bright and shiny again. I did notice that the insides of the windows need to be cleaned. I'll have to do that tomorrow. I should vacuum it out too. Since today was sunny I washed my bed and hung it on the clothes line. I just love that smell. During the summer, when I was little, bedding was always hung on the line to dry. When we first moved in we didn't even have a clothes dryer. Everything had to be hung on the line. During the winter it was hung up in the basement.

I got a phone call this afternoon from one of the stores I had interviewed with at last week's job fair. The short version is that I didn't get the job. I didn't really think I would. I had to give it a shot though, maybe one of the others will come through.

Sunday, June 27, 2004

Life Lessons

This morning's sermon on Romans 8:17-18 was titled "Surprised by Suffering". Verse 17 reads, "For I consider that the suffering of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us." Pastor Alan said that this doesn't mean we, as believers, get a "get out of jail free card" as far as suffering is concerned. Many verses say that we will have suffering and persecution as we live a Godly life. The fact is that no matter how much suffering we have in this life the glory we will inherit in the next life will far out weigh anything here.

Friday, June 25, 2004

Weather Woes?

Our low temperature missed tying the record low by one degree. It got down to 46 degrees last night. The high today was 72 degrees. The normal high is 84 degrees. The temperature was definitely better today. The sun was shining and the temperature was perfect!

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Weather Woes

It is supposed to be early summer here in Iowa but it was so cold today we had the to turn on the furnace! The normal high for today is 84 degrees. Today's high was 67 degrees. The current temperature is 53 degrees. The record low for today is 45 degrees. It only has to drop 9 degrees to break it. The forecast high for today was 78 degrees. It was cloudy and rainy all day too. Corn and soybeans don't grow very well in cold weather.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Cookies, Part 2

The verdict is in on my cookies. My sister came over this afternoon and ate 3 cookies while she was here. She thought they were good. My dad thinks they are too hard. My mom ate two cookies yesterday. She must have thought they were good to eat two of them.

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

The Eye of God Posted by Hello

This is picture from the Hubble Space Telescope of an exploding star. I think this alone is reason enough to save the Hubble.

Mmmmm . . Cookies!

I made chocolate chip cookies this afternoon. They are very good! The recipe said it would make 6 dozen cookies. I made them bigger than the recipe called for so I got fewer. While I was making them I got the spatula caught in the beaters and bent them all out of shape. They were even stuck in the mixer for a while. All is fixed now though.

Monday, June 21, 2004

Tiny craft takes big step in new space race

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Tiny craft takes big step in new space race

History in the making here.

Job Search

A new mall in the area had a job fair today and tomorrow. I filled out 5 or 6 applications today. I had a short interview with one company and they said they would let all of us know either way on Friday. Fingers are crossed.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

This site has a new picture every day.

Sunday, June 20, 2004

Father's Day

Well, today was fairly uneventful. My mom and sister were in the same room this afternoon and didn't fight! Most of the time if they spend very much time together they get on each other's nerves and the insults start flying. Their biggest problem is that they are too much alike, each of them has to be right and if someone disagrees with them that person is an idiot. Most of the time I am the idiot in their view, especially with my sister.

Saturday, June 19, 2004

My Japanese Name

My Japanese name is 浜野 Hamano (seaside field) 明日香 Asuka (fragrance of the bright day).
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What Star Trek Race Are You?

You're a Vulcan!
You're a Vulcan! Cool and collected, you represent
the epitome of self control.

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This is good because T'Plon is a Vulcan name!


The Region 6 summit is taking place this weekend in Wisconsin. This is when everyone in the region gets together to have fun and take care of regional business. Jess has yet to announce to the ship that I am the new Chief Science Officer, maybe after this weekend she will do it. I posted a message today with my new title on the Yahoo! group. I also wrote my first Departmental Report tonight. I will submit it for the Knightly News, the ship newsletter, also.

Friday, June 18, 2004

And Down Again

Got another call from my temp agency this morning canceling my assignment for Monday. Just when I thought I would get a paycheck I get the rug pulled out from under me.

Thursday, June 17, 2004

Work At Last

My temp agency called this morning with an assignment for 2 or 3 days next week. I will be bidding in auction for a company. I have never been to an auction before. I think it will be interesting.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Work & Such

I called my temp agency yesterday and told them I would stuff envelopes if I had to, I just need a job! They said they didn't have anything for me. AAUGHHH!!

Last night I was checking some of the job Web sites and applied for two jobs I found there. One of them has contacted me by e-mail already. My local newspaper had an ad with a Web site that I applied for and was contacted for today. Both of them are part time but any income is better than none!

Sunday, June 13, 2004

Starfleet Promotion

Friday afternoon I found out that I had been promoted to Chief Science Officer aboard the St.George. Yesterday I set up a Web page for my department and emailed the information to my Commanding Officer, Jess. I am still waiting for my promotion to be announced to the whole ship. I was hoping Jess would do it yesterday or today but nothing so far. Weekends are usually pretty slow on the lists so I am not really surprised. If she doesn't announce it tomorrow I am going to be really perturbed.

Church Stuff

Last week after the morning service my church had a business meeting to discuss the pros and cons of voluntary annexation into Pleasant Hill. This morning the membership voted on the annexation question. I am not a member so I don't know what the results were yet. This morning when I told someone that I wasn't staying because I wasn't a member he asked me why I wasn't a member. I have been attending this church for 4 or 5 years now. I was a member of the church I grew up in and I was forced to leave after 32 years because my ex-brother-in-law was spreading lies about me. The members chose to believe him instead of me. So, instead of giving him more chances to lie about me, I left.

Saturday, June 12, 2004

Stormy Weather

Northern Iowa had tornadoes last night and central Iowa has severe thunderstorms tonight. 'Tis the season I guess. Heat and humidity is the perfect combination for severe weather. Yahoo! :(

St. George Science Department

St. George Science Department

This is the Science Department Web page for the St. George. I was promoted to Chief Science Officer yesterday.

Thursday, June 10, 2004

My Web page

I just updated my Web page again tonight.

Yesterday, as I was watching the funeral ceremony for President Reagan, I was struck by how feeble Nancy Reagan looked as she was walking from the rotunda of the Capital building to the stairs to watch the transfer of the coffin from the caisson. I wonder how much longer she will live.

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

I love strawberries

with cake and cool Whip! We got strawberries from the grocery store this more so I baked a yellow cake and cut up the strawberries. They'll be dessert tonight! MMMMMMMM

Star Trek fan

As you can see by my links I am a Star Trek fan. The links to USS St. George is the ship I am assigned to in Starfleet The International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc. There are over 3000 members in chapters all over the world. Each chapter chooses the type of ship or station they use. Check out their Web site for more information.

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Sick Day

I spent all day sick in bed again. Yesterday I thought I had recovered from my latest bout of UTI, apparently I was mistaken. My last prescription was for three days and I took the last dose on Sunday. Today I got another prescription for three days. This time Thursday will be the last day for the meds. Hopefully this round will take care of it.

Monday, June 07, 2004

Temp Life

I called my temp agency again this morning and they still don't have an assignment for me. This is the fifth week I have not had an assignment. No assignment means no paycheck. No paycheck means no money to pay bills. God is really testing my faith right now.

Since I don't have a job to go to right now the old folks and I went to the local zoo. The temperature was in the high 80's to low 90's today so most of the animals were not very active. The "old folks" are my parents, they are in their 70's. Dad is 79 and Mom is 70. Dad has been fighting liver cancer for over a year now. His oncologist says that the cancer will never go away but it can be controlled. Hopefully that is true for a few more years.

Sunday, June 06, 2004

World War II memories

Today is the 60th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of France that was the turning point of World War 2. My dad fought in WW2 and Korea. He was an only son of a farmer so he was exempt from service in the military. I asked him once why he enlisted. He said he was tired of not doing his part in the service. He joined the Army in April of 1945. He said he was sworn in the day of FDR's funeral. Because of the timing he missed the action in Europe and was assigned to be part of the invasion of Japan. Truman dropped the atomic bombs and Dad's assignment was changed to the occupation force of Japan. I think that if it weren't for the atomic bombs being dropped I might not even be here.

Saturday President Ronald Reagan died at the age of 93. He was president while I was in my 20's. I didn't vote for him the first time, but I did the second time. I was a registered Democrat until some time during his first term. I changed parties because I am pro-life and saw the Democrats being anti-life. I couldn't square my religious beliefs with a party that had so little regard for life. I have always believed that if it is a baby when it's born when is it not a baby in it's development? The abortion arguments that it is just a blob of tissue during the first trimester is bogus. There is no logic to that argument.

Well, that is my sermon for today.

Friday, June 04, 2004

Another day, another . . . ?

I hate it when I'm sick. I have another UTI, second one this year. I should be all better by Monday. :)

I had a job interview this afternoon. When I set the appointment I was told it would be a short interview, he was right. It took me longer to get there than the interview lasted, it was only 20 minutes long, and it took me 30 minutes to get there with the traffic and all. If I do get this job I wouldn't start until July because the mall doesn't open until August. Trouble is I need money now!

Candy quiz results

This is totally me! I love chocolate!

Use the link and take the test yourself.

You're chocolate. You're the old soul type, people
feel that they have known you their entire
life. Many often open up to you for they view
you as thoughtful and trustworthy. Although
people trust you, you have a hard time trusting
them. You prefer to keep your feelings bottled
up inside, or display them very quietly. It is
alright to open up every once in a while.

Thursday, June 03, 2004

1st post

Today was the same as most days of the last 4 months, watching television and surfing the internet. I got a phone call this afternoon about a job interview tomorrow. At this point I will take just about anything. I have been registered with 2 different temp agencies for over 2 months and have worked for a total of 3 weeks in that time.