The weapons are old. And they’re not even nuclear, but still they’re something. I’ll stick with that. Bush will not be cleared until nuclear weapons are found however. So even though most conservatives are jubilant over finding these weapons (and I’m happy too), we have to measure this with reality too. I will still stay with my previous opinion for now that the news media is biased and looking only for news that is entertaining.

In other news closer to home, its Friday and that makes me happy. Its been a long week playing supervisor while mine is on vacation in Europe. Tonight there is a 1920s themed gala event at the Huntington Gardens and tomorrow is a wedding of a good friend, which one of my close girl-friend and I are going to together. It should be a good weekend. Hopefully relaxing and cool too, though the later seems like a dim dream.

And can I say that I really love my boyfriend? Nothing spectacular happened, nothing to report, except just reviewing life and finding how blessed I really am.

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Weapons of Mass Destruction?

Are they really found? Heard it on the radio, but when I looked on CNN I saw nothing. Looked on another news blog. Nothing. Searched Google news and actually found something. About three news stories, all from small newspapers (that I saw from first glance). If we did really find some, the democrats and news media really don’t want to hear that, which is probably why I can’t find much on it in the five minutes I have to look for it right now. The more that the news media looks the other way, the more our identity as a society is being formed. One that is not informed, but one that is focused on news that is merely entertaining. We don’t want information, we want entertainment. If it makes us stop and think, to be concerned, please put it aside. Do we really have to wonder why so many people around the world see us mostly as a hollywoodesque society?

Anyhows…there’s a rant that I didn’t know was coming. Check out the weapons of mass destruction, see if you can find anymore. As it is just being put up, it may be a few hours still before anyone really writes anything about it, if they do at all.

Rambles late at night on a work day

Never before have I noticed cars like this where I am able to identify make, and most times even model too. There is nothing like shopping for your first car to bring you to recognize and see cars. I still enjoy walking around the employee parking lot, just to see what cars other people have. Maybe tomorrow I’ll actually make a count/poll/estimate of the different cars we have in our lots.

Read ‘Devil Wears Prada’ yesterday at work. A cliche all the way through, just like the author continually reminds us before stating any direct cliche in the story. From beginning to end the reader is able to predict what will happen next and there are not really any moments to make the novel stand out at least for its moments. The movie comes out soon, but movies are never like books, which means it either can be better (which will be amazing) or it will be worse.

On the other side of the scale is ‘Life of Pi’, which I didn’t like for the longest time while reading it. Boats, water, and deserted islands are not my cup of tea, but I was determined to finish because everyone else read it (yes, I’m a sheep in ways) and because Brian had read it. By sticking it out through the entirety of his rambles at the beginning, to being marooned on a boat with a tiger, I turned to love it. As Pi stuck it out on this boat alone with Richard Parker, the tiger, he begins to love his tiger, and I felt the same relationship happen to me. At first, I could care less what happened to Pi, but by the end I was sad that our journey on the ocean was over. There is great stories and ideas that can be picked from his story, especially at the end when he comes back to society, and many are timeless. When you are stripped down to nothing, then its the essential/real things that begin to dance in the forefront.

I was surfing blogs

And came across this post by a fellow Christian (whom I have not know at all before finding this). Yet, even without knowing him, his entry for today is a great reminder as to what a Christian should be. Something I should remind myself of regularly to see if these things are true in my life.

“Who is a Christian?
Act 11:26 … And it came about that for an entire year they met with the church, and taught considerable numbers; and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.

Who wants to be a Christian? Who can become a Christian? What qualifies a person to be a Christian? It might be trusting in Christ. It might be the condition of being born from above.

It might be many things. But, in Antioch, the disciples were the ones first called Christians.This is a historic event, in time and place, when the descriptive name “Christian” came into being. But, it is more than that, if we are willing to trust that God wanted to say more than a historic fact. If we want to believe, then what we see is the necessary qualification to be called a “Christian”. It is to first be a disciple.We are to be disciples. We are to learn. We are to be students. We are to recognize authority. We are to walk with the Lord. We are to proclaim the Lordship of Christ (He is Lord). We are to surrender all that we are and all that we have. We are to deny ourselves and pick up our cross and follow Him. We are to know the difference between the flesh and the spirit. We are to walk by the Spirit, and not by the flesh. We are to distrust our self-life, and cling to the Life of Christ. We are to know that we are crucified with Christ, and it is no longer we who live but Christ Who lives in us. We are to grow into Him. We are to change from glory to glory. We are to have ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to the Churches. We are to love not our lives. We are to have the ministry of reconciliation. We are to love the brethren. We are to continually devote ourselves to the apostles teaching, fellowship, the breaking of bread, and the prayers. We are to not be tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men. We are to be strong in the Lord, and the strength of His might. We are to stand firm, and having done all to stand. We are to pray at all times in the Spirit. We are to overcome.
Then we will be called “Christians”.”

Taken from “Life After the Gospel” by Jeff.

Nacho Libre

Saw the movie last night at an early screening at the Chinese Mann. With many friends anticipating, and myself as well, I was fairly excited. Especially to be able to have the chance to see it for free. Promises of it being similar to Napolean Dynamite in nature (especially having the same director) made it even so much brighter. As I watched it in the crowded theater, everyone cheered as the beginning sequence came up and I laughed. With so much mutual anticipation, I could only hope that it would be great.

In the end, it was not terrible, but as they tried to act a story (of sorts) they had to pay the consequences. Much of the lack of luster in the film I think is due to this bonus feature of having a story. It is not a horrible story, but its not great either. It’s typical. There are some great comic parts, especially playing on the church and culture; which they are able to pull off without offending the church I believe. An entertaining film in whole, but not something that stands out, especially in light of the dawning of Napolean Dynamite. Napolean Dynamite was unprecedented and new, and this film while trying to follow in its footsteps and draw the same crowds, falls short of that glory.