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Archive for September, 2007

Optical Illusion

Posted by joelbyer on September 29, 2007

Stare at the picture below long enough, and you’ll see a giraffe.

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Haven’t checked this site out, but…

Posted by joelbyer on September 27, 2007

http://www.thelongestlistofthelongeststuffatthelongestdomainnameatlonglast.com/

The longest list of the longest stuff at the longest domain name

 

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Tagged

Posted by joelbyer on September 27, 2007

OK, there’s this blogging thing whereby one is tagged to state 7 things about yourself. (see comment below) Here goes…
1) As a child, I had pyloryxdinosis. No I have no idea if I’m spelling it correctly. No, I couldn’t find the word in the dictionary. Perhaps some nurse or doctor could help me out here. Update: It’s pyloric stenosis. Yikes! Was I off in that spelling or what? Thanks for the info, Michelle.

2) Hockey rules. Sure, go ahead and wax elephants about your football, baseball, or hoops, but when it comes to speed, skill and all-around manliness, hockey is what you are looking for.
3)I never put sugar on my cereal. Never.
4)I have approximately 15,000 stamps.
5)I pastor Dawn Valley Bible Methodist Church located on Dawn Valley Road…and it’s the flattest land you will ever see. Go figure.
6) Gordon Korman is an awesome writer.
7)I can walk on stilts and juggle (although I’ve never tried both at the same time.)

I tag the following: Stephen Harper, Jim Flaherty, Stockwell Day, Stephane Dion, Saku Koivu, Kim Cambell, and last but not least, Bev Shipley.

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Miscellaneous pix from mother-in-law & company’s visit

Posted by joelbyer on September 27, 2007

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It’s only $14,500

Posted by joelbyer on September 24, 2007

Want some dessert? Here’s an idea.

Sri Lanka News

(Hat tip, Jon Earls)

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Zachary meets his cousins

Posted by joelbyer on September 23, 2007

Jen’s sister, Stephanie Paulus, along with her 2 kids and her mom came to visit us yesterday. Janessa likes holding her new cousin!

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Pig Roast PIX

Posted by joelbyer on September 23, 2007

Click here to see pictures of a dead pig! Yes, we had our pig roast yesterday. Thank the Lord for the beautiful weather and a good turnout!

Well, time to go spend quality time with my mother-in-law. (Yeah, she and Stephanie, Brendan, and baby Zach are up).

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The big pig roast

Posted by joelbyer on September 22, 2007

yeah, it’s today!
Come join us!

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Now we’re MORE valuable than Americans

Posted by joelbyer on September 21, 2007

…but don’t worry, we’ll stay humble and won’t get smug.

Loonie edges above par

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News

Posted by joelbyer on September 20, 2007

Well I see that BBB hasn’t done commentary on recent news articles, so here’s 2 important ones I came across today.

We’re equal to Americans now

In currency, at least :-). Yes folks, for the first time in over 30 years, our currency briefly traded at part with the US before settling down to about .9995 to the US dollar. This is amazing! A few years ago, our dollar was worth under 62 cents. NOW basically par. Crossborder shopping here we come! In coming days, it is very likely to surpass the US.

Man puts rattlesnake in mouth – gets bitten

…hmmm, I’m sure like many of you I have often pondered deeply philosophical questions such as…Oh…is it wise to put a rattlesnake in my mouth?

This is why, people, we should never judge anyone. It could be that the reason he did this was because there was some vitally compelling reason to do so, and the rest of us are just too unsophisticated to understand the whole picture.  Never judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes OR stuck a rattlesnake in your mouth.

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Coming up this Saturday!

Posted by joelbyer on September 19, 2007

Hope this doesn’t look too graphic 🙂

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Posts from my kids

Posted by joelbyer on September 16, 2007

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(Janessa’s post)

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(Jeffrey’s post – it took a while for him to find the letters, so I pointed a few out, and then sometimes he held the button down too long 🙂 )

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