The Old Look

Well, it seems I greatly offended people with the new look of the blog (see the comments on the last post). So to prevent that list of comments from increasing in number and strength, I (out of fear) have gone back to the old look. I did, although, change a few format settings in hopes to make it more aesthetically pleasing than it was in the original state (larger fonts, width of the content, etc). I hope to avoid offending anyone in the future.


The New Look

White text on a black background of a computer screen can take a toll on ones eyes. Sorry for the pain I may have caused you in the past. I hope this change is agreeable to all who get bored enough to look at this blog. Critiques and suggestions on the new look are highly encouraged.


You Make the Call #2

Coffee Shops... Despite the minimal affinity that I have for coffee, I have often found myself sitting in coffee shops. My criteria in choosing a coffee shop is somewhat limited, but it seems to me that there are primarily three factors involved: the quality of the coffee, the prices, and the environment.

Starbucks has been known for their apparent superiority in coffee (creating Starbucks snobs, who are somehow unable to drink anything but Starbucks), while Caribou's atmosphere and environment seem more comfortable and far more ideal for meetings and for study. Both are ridiculously expensive, thus negating that factor from the decision.

So, the polls are open.

Starbucks or Caribou

You make the call.


My Roots

For now, until I unleash my camera again, or until something blog-worthy or blog-appropriate happens in my life, this is my best shot at something interesting.

Maybe in a week or so I will blog my translation of the Hebrew bible.

Here ya go...

This is January 2003, when the Amish beard was in full effect. Despite the striking attractiveness of that look, I haven't since gone back to it.


Checking Blogs

As I was checking blogs tonight, I ran across mine. I noticed that it needs updating.


The Verdict?

Well, it seems that neither type of milk clearly prevails. Thanks to all of you, including the anonymous (and sometimes intelligent), for giving opinions.

This morning, as I only had enough of my skim milk to fill half the cereal bowl, I used some of Pri's whole milk to cover what I was lacking. As I was eating, I had a hard time distinguishing what I was chewing - the cereal or the milk. Then I swallowed and it took the milk about 10 seconds to travel to my stomach (we could say it had a high viscosity, to be technical).

Therefore, with varied responses and no clear winner, I will just go ahead and declare that skim milk wins.


You Make the Call

Milk... There are a lot of strong opinions out there. Some like it thick and slow-moving, while others prefer white colored water. This is an important issue, and I think, with your help, we can get to the bottom of this. You make the call...

Skim or 2%

(As you can see, I am going to great things to find ways to give myself a break from looking at Hebrew. Thanks for being a part of this small, but fruitful, source of entertainment for me.)

"In the beginning..."

בְּרֵאשִית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים אֵת הַשָמַיִם וְאֵת הָארֶץ ׃

Exciting news! I just downloaded a Hebrew font and keyboard, and I got my Hebrew bible in the mail today (I know everyone is excited). Since my vocabulary is still lacking after only 3 days of class, the only thing I could do was copy the bible. So, there it is, I typed Gen 1:1 on my own computer.

I will probably start blogging in Hebrew from now on.


Gandalf, the Wise

"Then the prophecies of the old songs turned out to be true, after a fashion!" said Bilbo.

"Of course!" said Gandalf. "And why should not they prove true? Surely you don't disbelieve the prophecies, because you had a hand in bringing them about yourself? You don't really suppose, do you, that all your adventures and escapes were managed by mere luck, just for your sole benefit? You are a very fine person, Mr. Baggins, and I am very fond of you; but you are only quite a little fellow in a wide world after all!"

"Thank goodness!" said Bilbo laughing, and handed him the tobacco-jar.

A great ending to Tolkien's "The Hobbit" which I managed to wrap up last night amidst a dose of NyQuil and the Hebrew alphabet swirling around in my head.


Say What???

Well, today was my first day of intensive Hebrew. I've pretty much got it nailed down. Welcome to my world for the next few weeks.



"Yeah 2006!!!... Dis gon be my yee-uh!!!"
- Tyler LeVan, Dec 31, 2005 @ 11:00pm