From the Tumblelog January 15-21, 2012

Jan 21

foursquareI checked in at Bella Bella's Family Restaurant (3124 Jefferson Ave)

twittericonElliot tweets: Watching an old muppet movie very funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!

twittericonwatching old Muppet Show clips on Youtube with the Finnja

Jan 18

newsOcular Fusion » Robert Rex Meyers: Student, Soldier, Professor, Preacher, “Heretic”–My Friend

foursquareI checked in at Espresso Milano (137 Ashman St)

Jan 17

twittericonRT @SGgrc: Wikipedia on anti-SOPA/PIPA/OPEN day: Disable "scripting" and you can still access Wikipedia. Point made. :)

newsAyn Rand or MLK: pick one

Jan 15

newsMr. Daisey and the Apple Factory | This American Life

facebookLisa says: woohoo! Finally 5 stars on Pump It!

newsAttack In B Minor For Strings: The Colbert Report

twittericonElliot tweets: Lets go #giants

foursquareI checked in at Wheeler Road Church of Christ (1123 E Wheeler St)

From the Tumblelog January 8-14, 2012

Jan 14

foursquareI checked in at Pizza Sam's (102 W Main St)

Jan 13

twittericonNouvel 44 Midland 42

twittericonMidland 24 Nouvel 22 at the half


foursquareI checked in at Nouvel Catholic Central High School (2555 Wieneke Rd)

Jan 12

newsRed wine-heart research slammed with fraud charges

runkeeper Just posted a 1.00 mi run

Jan 11

runkeeper Just posted a 1.00 mi

twittericonRT @ezraklein: So Perry will reenter Iraq, Santorum will stay in Afghanistan forever, and Gingrich will pursue regime change in Iran and in Saudi Arabia

newsPolitical Animal - Department of self-defeating arguments

Jan 10

runkeeper Just posted a 1.00 mi run

Jan 8

twittericonRT @philwilson: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace is coming out in 3D, giving me 2 reasons to not see it. 1) It's in 3D. 2) It's The Phantom Menace.

twittericonElliot tweets: Wow what a loss for the #steelers

twittericonElliot tweets: Time to kick some butt today #steelers

From the Tumblelog January 1-7, 2012

Jan 7

twittericonKeyboard Fest at MCFTA

foursquareI checked in at Midland Center For the Arts (1801 W Saint Andrews Rd)

Jan 6

newsSantorum's delusions: Rick Santorum and our "sick" culture

newsPolitical Animal - GOP refuses to let House Dems speak

Jan 5

facebookLisa says: save a pretzel for the gas jets!

Jan 4

newsGovernment by loophole - The Washington Post

Jan 2

twittericonbringing the break to a close with both "Wimpy Kid" movies with the boys

newsProgressives and the Ron Paul fallacies

twittericonRT @jeffkart: 1 in every 15 high school seniors is smoking pot daily - the highest rate in 30 years

twittericonnoticed a Georgia fan holding a "GO DWAGS!" sign on TV

A Get-Well Poem

When Finn was sick for a week back in December, an elderly couple from church sent him the following get-well card.  We thought it was funny that they sent this particular card and assumed that they didn’t get the joke (otherwise they wouldn’t have sent it).  When Lisa talked to the husband later, it turned out that he did get the joke and thought it was funny…which made it even funnier to us…that they had sent it to Finn on purpose.



From the Tumblelog December 25-31, 2011

Dec 31

twittericonElliot tweets: Crazy goalkeeper save it is amazing

Dec 30

foursquareI checked in at Grand Traverse Pie Company (2600 N Saginaw Rd)

twittericonRT @Jeff_R: fantastic series!! “@openculture: Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov: Now in our collection of Free Audio

newsU.S. debt was a better investment than gold this year - The Washington Post

Dec 29

newsLive Bootlegs: Shellac - Live @ Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, USA, 22-08-2005

twittericonRise of the Planet of the Apes

twittericonMuppets with Finn

foursquareI checked in at Midland Cinemas Ncg (6540 Cinema Dr)

Dec 28

newsVote Moderate Republican: Vote Obama

newsVote Obama – if you want a centrist Republican for US president

Dec 27

newsVitals - D'oh! Top science journal retractions of 2011

Dec 26

twittericonElliot tweets: Merry day after Christmas

twittericonElliot tweets: This is what my cousin Judah has to type: Gh,j.hbm.jG .:4;: da

Dec 25

twittericonElliot tweets: "Santa" got me, my parents, and my brother an ipad2. It is awesome.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

220px-On_Stranger_Tides_PosterTonight we finished watching Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011, PG-13).  From screenit:

A flamboyant pirate, his former nemesis, a feared pirate and various others set out to beat the rest in finding the legendary fountain of youth.

Finn really enjoys Jack Sparrow's antics.  I thought it was fine.  3 out of 5.

From the Tumblelog December 18-24, 2011

Dec 24

foursquareI checked in at Troy Church of Christ (800 Trombley Dr)

twittericonElliot tweets: Finally there is a little bit of snow.

facebookLisa says: Visiting baby caleb at Mott hoping and praying he can go home for Christmas!

foursquareLisa checked in at Zingerman's Deli

facebookLisa says: My favorite part of Christmas Eve this year.


Dec 23

twittericonElliot tweets: No snow at Christmas in MI!! What is this world coming too. Poop u global warming

Dec 22

newsthe Iconocast: Richard Beck (episode 40)

facebookLisa says: Keep praying for my cousin's son Caleb as well as his family. I can't imagine the stress they have been feeling.

facebookLisa says: just discovered Sufjan Stevens' Christmas albums - where have I been?

Dec 21

foursquareI checked in at Midland Country Club (1120 W Saint Andrews Rd)

facebookLisa says: Christmas Break!

newsThe mercury rules announced today are a bona fide Big Deal | Grist

Dec 20

news‘Enlightened’ Renewed; ‘Hung,’ ‘Bored To Death,’ ‘How To Make It In America’ Canceled By HBO

newsPolitical Animal - Mr. Speaker, your weakness is showing

Dec 19

runkeeper Just posted a 1.00 mi run

twittericonRT @Ocelots: Wishing our main man Chris a speedy recovery. He was able to leave the hospital earlier but will be out of...

twittericonRT @TimothyArcher: I need to review my Christian etiquette. I always forget when I'm supposed to rejoice at someone's death and when I'm supposed to mock.

newsFTC Fines Santa Claus Over COPPA Violations « BuzzMachine

newsDilbert comic strip for 12/19/2011


220px-Moneyball_PosterLast night we watched Moneyball (2011, PG-13).  From screenit:

A major league baseball general manager uses the numbers provided by his young statistics wizard in hopes of creating a winning team in a highly unorthodox way.

We enjoyed it, but I suspect I would have enjoyed it even more if I wasn't already acquainted with the concept.

I give it 4 out of 5.

From the Tumblelog December 11-17, 2011

Dec 16


twittericonElliot tweets: Just went to see the movie The Invention of Hugo Cabret. It was ok. I'll give it 2 out of 5 stars.

facebookLisa says: Popcorn dinner at Hugo 3D with the family.

foursquareI checked in at Midland Cinemas Ncg (6540 Cinema Dr)

newsObama to sign indefinite detention bill into law

Dec 15

news"Paul Ryan is so close to universal coverage he can almost taste it!"

newsLawmakers Offer Bipartisan Plan to Overhaul Medicare

facebookLisa says: physics student quote of the day "this is not even a class, this is a torture chamber" hmm, not sure if i should be concerned or if i should scream MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

Dec 14

newsDebt isn’t immoral

newsReal Americans redistribute: The payroll tax debate’s dirty secret

newsO'Donnell on Romney: "That's one of the things that I like about him...he's been consistent since he changed his mind."

Dec 13

newsThe Increasingly Fraught Position of American Muslims - Conor Friedersdorf

twittericonElliot tweets: My school today had a gas leak. The building had to be evacuated. We stood outside for 80 minutes. It was crazy.

twittericonall caught up on Sons of Anarchy

newsLimbaugh Calls Poor Children Receiving Free School Meals "Wanton Little Waifs And Serfs Dependent On The State"

Sledding on Sunday

Last Sunday we went sledding with the younger Wanous boys.  Here are some photos and a video: