Tuesday, February 26, 2008


...so i'm feeling sorry for myself, and worried i won't be excited when i get the next email from said VT company. i think maybe i'm scared they've hired someone else. and i'm scared about putting my square self into a round hole that really wants to be a triangle - ya know.

maybe if i look at the world upside down it'll all look better.

do you think god ever gets tired of us giving him the same stuff over and over?

there are no more fumes, and the car has sputtered to a stop...so maybe if i look at the world upside, and ask god what he thinks of all this...

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Banged me head and assortments

No blood, no bruise, no evidence
Eyes looking almost through my head
Fingers probing tenderness

Hit so hard, fierce echo and shake
Hold my head to still inner quake
Prolonged moan of surprise

Just how exactly did I manner that


Five cups of caffine a day habit of late
Too tired to wake, too tired to sleep
A deprivation of sorts
An indulgence of sorts

Though they say I've smiled more of late
Random bits of song escape
Less frazzled laughter
The jade begins to fade


Clicked to PBS
Students interviewing successful people
On how they found success
Listen to that inner voice
Follow different paths
You just know when it's right
Stable and secure don't really go with take a chance
this just might be it

The Today show featured Vermont today
This evening featured finding one's calling

Monday, February 18, 2008

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Responding to Lee's Tag

So here's the tag:

Go back through one's archives and find "favorites" for the following categories:

Link 1 must be about family
Link 2 must be about friends
Link 3 must be about you yourself
Link 4 must be about something you love
Link 5 can be about anyone or anything you choose.

Link 1: Barbie and Ken
This was a post my wife wrote, but still one of my favorites.

Link 2: A Prayer
For my friend.

Link 3: The Outing of My Discernment
Where I've been and still heading

Link 4: First Homily
I don't love religion per say, but the sharing of one's faith.

Link 5: YouTube Fun
Choose this one for the joy of laughter.

Page 123 Book Meme

So, I went over to Aurora's blog, http://braveweather.blogspot.com/, and she had an interesting meme. I self-tagged.

(1) Grab the nearest book that has 123 pages in it
(2) Go to page 123
(3) Find the fifth sentce
(4) Type fifth sentence and next three
(5) Tag whomever (San, Lee, Murat, ALT)

The book I grabbed was Leo Tolstoy's, "The Kingdom of God Is Within You".

And it reads...
But all the experience of history teaches us that they cannot be altogether suppressed so
long as two men are left on earth, with bread, mony, and a woman between them.
I should be very happy if Congress would prove me in error. But I doubt if it can prove
history, nature, and God in error also.
I am, dear sir, etc. E.M. de Vogue
This amounts to saying that history, human nature, and God show us that so long as there
are two men, and bread, money and a woman - there will be war.
The book is about (taken from the back of the book):
...provocative antiestablishment pieces of literature...
...doctrine of radical nonviolence that Tolstoy understands Jesus to have articulated in the
Sermon on the Mount...
This was going to be my Lenten reading, but has become overcome by 2 OJT books I want/need to have finished reading by mid-February, and "The Great Awakening" that I'll have to extend from the library.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Round 2 - Still Standing, Round 3 - Still to Come

Yea! I made it past technical interview number 1; they're interviewing for two positions and next week is getting soemone hired for a different position then focusing on the one I interviewed for...so, I'll most likely be interviewed again the first week of March. But, she wasn't sure if it'd be another phone interview and then come on out to VT or come on out to VT or phone interview and decision.

So please keep the prayers acomin'.

Happy Valentine's Day

p.s. This is an awesome website for soemone who's interviewing: http://www.rileyguide.com/interview.html

Monday, February 11, 2008

Miserable Cities

According to Forbes article online, my home state ranks number 1 (Detroit) and number 3 (Flint) for most miserable cities to live in.

"Imagine living in a city with the country's highest rate for violent crime and the second-highest unemployment rate. As an added kicker you need more Superfund dollars allocated to your city to clean up contaminated toxic waste sites than just about any other metro." -Kurt Badenhausen, Forbes.com (Feb 11)

Did you know there's a thing called a Misery Index - an economic indicator??? There doesn't appear to be a Happy Index, but there is a Happy Planet Index - an envirnomental indicator.

So in light of places to live, check out this website: http://www.findyourspot.com/ (and if you're curious, here's my top three: Burlington, VT - Montpelier, VT - Northampton, MA)


Scheduled for Thursday at 9am :-)

My second interview has to be rescheduled for sometime later this week, sigh, don't know when yet...hate waiting...waiting sucks...later

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Today's Sermon

Today's sermon really struck a cord for me. The priest, she, spoke of thinking of Lent as a pilgramage time. And I thought about how I had been in an extended Advent, that season of expectations, and that now, just maybe, just maybe, the next step of the journey - the next major motion - is about to transpire: moving closer to the place where God is at waiting for me to arrive.

Part of me is scared about getting too excited about Tuesday, because the let-down will really suck. This company is one of those places where you use words like "dream job." That if God is only calling me to Vermont, then this job is a safe harbor, a good place to grow, a place of intergity. But if the call is to more, than this job becomes a place to polish skills that will help me be a better priest.

Well, gotta run, the wife needs the computer and I have studying to do.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Bad poetry

Fried, my brain is fried
poke my middle and I'll
Please don't poke my middle,
trying to contain too much information
under the dilicate membrane
Fried, but still sunny side up

Friday, February 08, 2008

Made it to Interview 2

I made it past HR, so the next step is an interview with one of the companies technical managers next Tuesday...so I'm taking continued well-wishes and prayers.

I was told I'll know 1-2days after the technical interview the outcome...here's to hoping I have enough experience.


Thursday, February 07, 2008

What's Up with Me

Ok, this is going to be short...

...I've been working my butt off...

...I've been dealing with some personal stuff: what I'll say is even careful people can get stung by ID theives...

...I have my very first Vermont job interview tomorrow for an awesome company; I really hope I can nail the interview...

...gotta go prep for the interview.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

The Noble Hall Does Grow

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Her Noble Excellency JS the Unctuous of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

My, my, I ummm, can't even pronounce my title :-) But, that seems fitting; leaves me room to grow.

And in case you to wonder at the word "unctuous" - from dictionary.com: characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor, esp. in an affected manner; excessively smooth, suave, or smug.