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Monday, November 25, 2013

Thoughts on Thanksgiving and other matters

As I warmed up leftover Pizza Hut tonight, I considered, "What the world really needs is a delivery pizza box that can go in the microwave.  It's not right that you can eat right out of the box on the first meal, but subsequent warm-ups have to dirty a plate."  Perhaps a box whose top is coated in garlic butter, which could drip down and coat the remains.  Why not an edible box, you ask?  Because I wanna eat a slice of pizza, not a box.

Why wasn't there a Sunday Message this week?  You'll have to ask God; to me, this week I was given a task in confidence.  Perhaps you'll see the fruits of it later, perhaps not, we'll see.  That was the outreach.  The inreach is involving reading the same chapter every day this week;  perhaps next Sunday will explain that, perhaps not.  I am trying to leave things that are rightfully in God's hands in God's hands.  And that is hard for me, because Satan is constantly flaunting idiots he has made puppets of in front of me, egging me on.  And I'm trying to counter that by asking God to lift His blinding of their hearts this week, if only for a moment, so that they can figure out, in some small corner of their seared consciences, that they are being idiots.  Alas, most of them seem more in the hands of Forest Gump than Jesus Christ's.

Tomorrow, I will be inflicting you with the results of our fantasy football league's end of the regular season.  But Chris, you already have your NHFFL page at the top up there, and it has an amazing 36 pageviews over its 11 weeks of existence! (Isn't it funny that "pageviews" is a word on your blogger dashboard, but the spell check gives it a red squiggle?)  I know, but the last week of the season means the start of the playoffs!

And today, I'm letting you know that as half of my Time Machine workday is Thursdays, and Thursday is Thanksgiving, I won't be planning a Time Machine this week.  I know someone will start the ugly rumour that I did it because Imagine goes to #1 this week; that, I assure you, is just a fortuitous side-effect.

However, in the spirit of the weekly journey, I thought I would share with you some "music of the season.  To remind us to be thankful for who we love...

...for who loves us...

...and for what we have.

Take a little time to take to heart.  I'll talk to y'all tomorrow.

Sha-na-na-na-na, It'll be all right....


  1. Chris:
    I don't know if it's becaise we're pretty close to the same age and generation...or if we believe and follow the same God, but I also become a tad more introspective around the holiday season.
    And, I also ponder ALL I have to be really thankful for (the list gets longer every year).

    Maybe, just maybe if more people took some time to do likewise, we'd have a lot LESS angst in ALL our lives, and perhaps be able to conduct ourselves in a manner that would honor our Creator, rather than ignore Him.

    It's just a thought.

    Keep the faith and do stay safe up there.

    1. Unfortunately, its those who deny their Creator who are causing more and more of the problems.

  2. I heat up my left over pizza on a paper towel. Or else I eat it cold but you've got a good idea about sticking the box in the microwave. Those are great songs you put up. We do need to think about what we have, not what we want and and be thankful!!

    1. This was a Pizza Hut Ultimate cheese lovers- far greasier than a paper towel can handle. Or a paper plate for that matter.

  3. The there was music.
    Pizza. It's like cookies and sex. The worst I ever had was wonderful.

  4. Since your football post made no sense to me (no big football fan here) I scrolled down to find this post I'd missed. Funny, yesterday I had Pizza Hut delivered to where I am visiting and we didn't finish it all so had it for dinner too. One thing I avoid is reheating pizza in a microwave--it just doesn't work for me. We reheated ours in the oven. We dirtied a pizza baking stone, plates, forks, and I don't know what else. We also drank all of the remaining stash of my son-in-law's homemade oatmeal stout. The brew was the best part of the meal. Too bad he didn't have a full batch of it. I would have even eaten the pizza microwaved. Heck, I'd've eaten the darn thing cold.

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    1. Usually I eat it cold as well, but it was a cold day and I needed something hot.