The Gray Pages

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

It's a big country

The GOP primaries have reminded me how poorly I fit in with that party. Every time a Republican has said something I find reasonable -- that its immoral to punish children of illegal immigrants (Huckabee and McCain), that some gun control is sensible (Guiliani), that states can help poor people buy health insurance (Romney), that Bush lied us into Iraq (Paul), it's derided as out of the Republican mainstream, and a potential weakness. Romney just put out an ad bragging that he didn't commute a single jail sentence as governor or pardon anyone.

This just in: I'm not a Republican.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

A Pure Life

As a Christian I also have one goal. I want to fulfill God's purpose for my life. I constantly ask myself "What does God want me to do?" and "Where does He want me to go?" Those may sound like odd questions to ask in a book about purity. After all, doesn't purity just mean sexual purity? Hardly. As I said in the last chapter, living a pure life means trying to please God in everything I do. And the best way to please God is living in a way He can work through me and use me in other people's lives.




Okay, fine.

Click here.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

425,171 points

Travel game.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

George Steinbrenner's grandson

Is named George Michael.


Favorite bagels by decade

1980s: Raisin, pumpernickel

1990s: Plain, Raisin, Onion

2000s: Sesame seed, pumpernickel, blueberry, raisin

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


I just had to tell a coworkers who Pete Rose is.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Great moments in parenting

Humming a song to yourself, wondering what tune is stuck in your head, and realizing it's "Do your ears hang low?"

(Did anyone know that there's more than one verse?)

(And isn't it a little odd that NIH has a page with those lyrics on it? Is the National Institutes of Health diagnosing ear problems? Because if, indeed, you can tie your ears in a bow, you've got problems that the best researchers at NIH really ought to be looking into.)