For my new followers, I’m a junior software developer. This means I have one of those jobs where I could be busy 8 hours a day actively programming something (read: systematically killing my brain), or have a lot of down time while I’m waiting to see if the application I’m working on breaks. Sometimes I’ll read blogs, or if my brain needs a recharge I’ll watch funny videos on YouTube. Usually that will be blooper scenes from TV shows I like, or random seemingly related videos. Maybe it’s been a while since I’ve watched real TV instead of Netflix, or maybe it’s because I’ve been reading Tempted and Tried, or maybe the Holy Spirit has just opened my eyes. Whichever the case, I realized something that disturbed me deeply. Continue reading →
One of my favorite bands when I was growing up were the O.C. Supertones (which I have just learned are coming back!). For those who are less culturally refined, or who weren’t teenagers in the 90′s, the Supertones are a Ska band, and arguably the greatest, with a possible contention from Five Iron Frenzy fans (who have also made a glorious comeback!). I usually listen to the Supertones when I’m in kind of a goofy mood, or really need to lighten up after an obnoxiously frustrating day at work. Such was the case a couple days ago, but then something gloriously strange happened. Continue reading →
I love movies, especially movies with epic battle scenes. Movies have the capability of communicating either very direct messages, or very subtle messages, and it still be enjoyable to the movie watcher. Many times, we don’t even realize that the movie communicates a message; it’s just a story. Depending on the message communicated, this could be good or bad. One of my favorite movies of all time is the Lord of the Rings trilogy. If you haven’t seen it yet, go watch it now. Seriously, this blog will be here in 9 hours when you’re done watching.