Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Pictures from the Arvada Flour Mill

I didn't go, but Mom, Malcolm, Jonathan, Celeste, and Tiffany went to the Arvada Flour Mill...and here are some of the pictures they took.


Making the world happy

The Gores and the Clintons are flying on Air Force One. Bill looks at Al, chuckles and says, "You know, I could throw a $100.00 bill out the window right now and make one person very happy."
Al shrugs his stiff shoulders and says, "Well, I could throw ten $10.00 bills out the window and make 10 people very happy."
Hillary tosses her perfectly hair-sprayed hair and says, "Of course, then, I could throw one hundred-$1.00 bills out the window and make a hundred people very happy."
Chelsea rolls her eyes, looks at all of them and says, "I could throw all of you out the window and make the whole country happy!"

Monday, April 28, 2008

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Thursday, April 24, 2008

My Two New Instrements

This is my new Dobro. It's made by a company called Dean...the sound is a good clear twangy sort of sound, just how I like it :D...I bought a nut riser and then I tried to tune it again one of the pegs broke...it didn't break off it more like broke a gear or something so I'm going to go pick myself up a new one tomorrow!!
The gun I've had for about 2 months now but I finally got it all put together!!! The scope on top is a Super Sniper 10x42 with a 30mm tube...The scope is simply amazing it is very clear and has mil-dots in it!!! The bi-pod will hopefully help when I'm out hunting plus it makes it look cool!!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Sunday, April 13, 2008

How to learn chinese in 2 minutes

Our athletes are preparing to travel to China. The State Department has prepared a small guide to help them communicate when they get there:

That's not right!: Sum Ting Wong

Are you harboring a fugitive?: Hu Yu Hai Ding

See me ASAP: Kum Hia Nao

Stupid Man: Dum Gai

Small Horse: Tai Ni Po Ni

Did you go to the beach?: Wai Yu So Tan

I bumped into a coffee table!: Ai Bang Mai Ni

I think you need a face lift!: Chin Tu Fat

It's very dark in here.: Wai So Dim

I thought you were on a diet!: Wai Yu Mun Ching

This is a tow away zone.: No Pah King

Our meeting is scheduled for next week.: Wai Yu Kum Nao

Staying out of sight: Lei Ying Lo

He's cleaning his automobile: Wa Shing Ka

Your body odor is offensive: Yu Stin Ki Pu

Friday, April 11, 2008

Friday, April 4, 2008

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Happy Global Aithiest Day!!!!

Let's not forget that today is Global Atheists Day.

"The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God." Psalms 14:1a

What you didn't know but wished you did...

The Power of Tradition

Does the statement, 'We've always done it like that' ring any bells? The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Because that's the way they built them in England, and English expatriates built the US railroads. Why did the English build them like that? Because the first rail lines were built by the same people who built the pre-railroad tramways (in the coal mines), and that's the gauge they used. Why did 'they' use that gauge then? Because the people who built the tramways used the same jigs and tools that they used for building wagons, which used that wheel spacing. Why did the wagons have that particular odd wheel spacing? Well, if they tried to use any other spacing, the wagon wheels would break on some of the old, long distance roads in England, because that's the spacing of the wheel ruts. So who built those old rutted roads? Imperial Rome built the first long distance roads in Europe (and England) for their legions. The roads have been used ever since. And the ruts in the roads? Roman war chariots formed the initial ruts, which everyone else had to match for fear of destroying their wagon wheels. Since the chariots were made for Imperial Rome, they were all alike in the matter of wheel spacing. Therefore, the United States standard railroad gauge of 4 feet, 8.5 inches is derived from the original specifications for an Imperial Roman war chariot. Bureaucracies live forever. So the next time you are handed a Specification/Procedure/Process and wonder 'What horse's rear came up with it?' you may be exactly right. Imperial Roman army chariots were made just wide enough to accommodate the back ends or the rear ends of two war horses. (Two horses' back ends.) Now, the twist to the story: When you see a Space Shuttle sitting on its launch pad, there are two big booster rockets attached to the sides of the main fuel tank. These are solid rocket boosters, or SRBs The SRBs are made by Thiokol at their factory at Utah. The engineers who designed the SRBs would have preferred to make them a bit fatter, but the SRBs had to be shipped by train from the factory to the launch site. The railroad line from the factory happens to run through a tunnel in the mountains. And the SRBs had to fit through that tunnel. The tunnel is slightly wider than the railroad track, and the railroad track, as you now know, is about as wide as two horses' behinds. So, a major Space Shuttle design feature of what is arguably the world's most advanced transportation system was determined over two thousand years ago by the width of a horse's behind. And you thought being a horse's rear wasn't important? Ancient horse's rear's control almost everything.... and CURRENT Horse's behind's are controlling almost everything else!!