Why I don’t fuss about Genesis

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Day 4 of vacation

First of all, I wasn’t there when the book was written. Nor was I at the beginning of time with God. There are many different views on how Genesis is interpreted and whether or not creation was literal or a framework. If it was seven literal days, great! I’m sure God is capable of fully gifted creation. If it was 7 long periods of time broken down into a chronological summary so that it was easier for people of that time period to understand, awesome!

Again the problem is when people tell you that you are going to hell if you don’t agree with their particular interpretation. Just as with the book of revelation, why spend your time arguing about the two most difficult to interpret books of the Bible? I keep forgetting what these people are basing their salvation on.

Starbucks is just like Maxwell House

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My Old Setup in 2002

I say that because it’s common place. Today, people flock to Starbucks because it’s what they know, they don’t know any better. When I was growing up I could not stand the taste of coffee. My parents and grandparents would pour these foul smelling cups of what looked like oil run off from the Sears Auto Center.  It’s what they knew because it was the cornerstone of the market. People get used to what they know and it’s hard to change.

When I do buy a Starbucks coffee I get the jitters because there is so much caffeine in each cup. It’s like they spray the beans with extra caffeine before they grind them. Get to know a local roaster, it’s the best way to get your coffee, it will cost less and taste much better.

How to reduce motorcycle deaths

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The best way that I’ve found to reduce motorcycle fatalities is to not own a motorcycle. Unless I’m stuck by other person’s motorcycle then my chances of dying by motorcycle are greatly reduced. Here a just a few observations that I’ve noticed that will help you not die on a motorcycle.

  1. Wear a helmet
  2. Don’t wear flip flops
  3. Don’t make your own lane by riding on the white line between cars at a high rate of speed
  4. Don’t ride on the shoulder or median at a high ride of speed during traffic jams
  5. Don’t swerve into the other lane if someone is trying to pass you on the left
  6. Don’t text and ride your motorcycle (yes, I’ve seen it)
  7. Make your motorcycle as loud as you can, so we can hear you!
  8. Lastly, don’t ride your motorcycle (still the best way of not dying).

Yes, I’m not man enough to own/ride a motorcycle. I had one wreck on a dirt bike as a kid and my legs went numb for a few minutes. I’m good. But enjoy yours, and don’t be an be a jerk.

 

 

Best techniques in furniture restoration

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Sofa table I made, because my wife found one like it for $300

One mans trash is another mans trash to deal with now. My favorite way to restore furniture is to return it back to it’s original state. That is, dust. Throw the old piece of furniture into the garbage where it belongs. Go buy you some fresh new quality furniture. Keep those furniture makers employed, or better yet, make your own!

Yeti Colster Review.

Well, it’s the Ozark trail version, but much cheaper. It could have very well been the RTIC version, but anyway the review it not about which one is better, but why these are not necessary. I bought this on a whim from a local Walmart because it was only $7.

Pros

  • Keeps your drink cold for the 5 minutes that it takes to down a 12oz beverage.
  • Makes you look trendy

Cons:

  • Tricks you into thinking there is more soda in the can because of the weight.
  • Pain to swap out a can every 5 minutes after you’ve chugged a 12oz soda.

I’d much rather fill my 20oz tumbler with ice and a can of beverage every so often. So if you are a family member, you may be getting a gift soon.

On being a contrarian…

Do you know someone who is always on the opposite side of your opinion. I’m not talking about your spouse, it’s supposed to be that way. But someone who always starts out their response with “Well, actually…”

Star Wars vs Star Trek, DC vs Marvel, Republican vs Democrat vs some weird 3rd party, Christian vs Pagan (Don’t even get me started on the Religious sub cultures, that’s and issue that loses more friendships than any)

Some people just like to hear your opinion first so they can play “devil’s advocate” and just get on your nerves. It’s tough to be friends with people like this. How do you deal with it? Well, you can always ask a bunch of follow up questions if they are the type of person that makes statements. The best way is just to keep quiet and not share your opinions. Someone can’t shoot you down if you don’t give them any ammo. Read twitter posts, Facebook status and just grin and move on. But you can’t can you? You must be right all the time, so unleash your best with no mercy and enjoy no friendships. I should delete this blog…

 

Coolest rides at Disney’s Magic Kingdom

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When I say coolest rides, I mean rides that you can sit down and cool off. These are not necessarily fun rides, but rides when you need a  break from the heat and crowds and want to relax a bit. Here are my go-to rides that have relatively low wait to ride ratios.

Carousel of Progress

Large air conditioned theater, low lights and a nice history lesson. I have noticed that people will get up in the middle of ride and exit, which will prompt the PA announcer to bellow out hateful instructions to park their can in the seat. But this is my go to ride on when I’m exhausted, it’s the most comfortable.

Haunted Mansion

Again, cold and dark, but a bit funky smelling. One portion of the ride even reclines so that you can stretch out a bit. Very relaxing until that hitchhiker at the end removes your noggin.

People Mover

It’s air conditioned the old fashioned way, wind! Pretty comfortable and they will let you stay on if it’s not to busy. Sit back, put your feet up and don’t forget to WOOO! when you ride past Space Mountain.

Hall of Presidents

Another great show with some history, ignore the massive revisionist history. Just enjoy the show and the people booing Barack Obama and Donald Trump robots.

Disney World Railroad

Best if you ride in the evening and get some more of that wind air conditioning. You can ride as long as you like and it makes a nice alternative from walking from Frontier Land to Main Street at the end of the day.