Satur-deja Vu

The impeachment hearings are all over the news every day. If you are the least bit interested you already know about that. What we want to do is mention some headlines that you might have missed, including some good news every now and then. Saturdays are meant to be enjoyed and even when there is work to be done the weekend is lived at a different speed than Monday through Friday. So let’s review, take stock, be little bit inspired, have a smile and get in a good place for the week ahead.

Jeopardy

James Holzhauer, aka Jeopardy James, has won the Jeopardy Tournament of Champions. The final round was a rematch of sorts with Emma Boettcher who ended his 32 game win streak back in the summer. The tournament win adds another $250,000 to his near record-breaking $2.46 million haul. James is a professional sports gambler in Las Vegas and was interviewed on Sports Center following his win.

cornicopia

A cornucopia, or horn of plenty, is an image depicting abundance. Shaped like a goat’s horn we often use it at this time of year as we think about the harvest and all that we are thankful for. It’s an idea we borrowed from mythology, not surprisingly Greek and Roman if you think about Western culture and the world that Christianity was born into. That one in the picture is a wall plague that measures about 24″ across and weighs at least a few pounds. It came from my grandparents farmhouse, hung in my mother’s kitchen most of my growing up years, and has followed Teresa and I through every move in our 22 years of marriage. It makes our house feel like home and serves as a constant reminder to praise God from whom all blessings flow.

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Debatable: Hashbrowns – Here’s the weirdest debate I found myself in this week; should hashbrowns be scattered or cooked in a ring? I submit for your approval that the hashbrown section of the Waffle House menu, describing themselves as the “world’s leading server of REAL hashbrowns” actually states scattered on the grill before listing all the different toppings one can pile on. Meanwhile a former student claims that every picture on the menu shows the hashbrowns cooked in a metal ring into a perfect circle, creating a crispy crust on the outside and tender, juicy potato slices in the middle. I believe the circles look good in pictures, he contends that is the way hashbrowns are meant to be served at Waffle House. Feel free to weigh in. Pictured below is my favorite order of hashbrowns; scattered on the grill then covered with onions, cheese, ham, tomatoes, jalapenos, mushrooms and chili. I take everything but the country gravy. That’s more for biscuits than potatoes.

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Waffle House is a sometimes food.

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I don’t drink beer myself but if you’re really into it why waste time carrying around all those 12 packs or cases when Pabst Blue Ribbon now comes in a 99 can Family Pack? The limited edition box is over 7 feet long and can be yours for the low price of only $59.99. And just in time for the holidays!

99 cans of beer in a box, 99 cans of beer…

Well I hate to end on that note but I certainly couldn’t have started on it. I will be pitching in later at a community Thanksgiving dinner where we literally serve anyone who walks in the door. The Georgia Bulldogs will play Auburn this afternoon. They may not move up in the standings after a win but a loss would certainly knock them out of playoff contention. You guys know the drill; church tomorrow morning then Happy Monday to start the week. Peace and God bless.

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Happy Monday

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There’s a million of these things on Facebook (and other places I guess). Hope you’re not too burned out on the meme to enjoy this one. A wise man once said “I don’t care who you are, that’s funny right there.” Or maybe it was Larry the Cable Guy, whatever.

This is Happy Monday #349.  Continue reading

Satur-deja Vu

xbww_horizontal_fullcolor_black.jpg.pagespeed.ic.DhstlSImb5This was not a good week for Buffalo Wild Wings. Ryan Baldera, age 32, died as a result of chemical exposure after two cleaners were mixed together in Burlington, Massachusetts. Another eight employees and two customers were treated at a local hospital. Earlier in the week at a location in Illinois, a large party was asked to move to another section of the restaurant because a “regular customer” came in that was racist and did not want to sit “next to black people.” All the employees involved in the incident have been let go and the customer has been banned for life from all Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants. Continue reading

Holiday Shopping Season

Screenshot 2019-11-08 at 11.53.56 AMThey say you have to pick your battles. For those of you that begin Halloween on September 1st and Christmas on November 1st, I choose not to fight that battle. I just quietly look the other way. That bell cannot be unrung. I want to address something different and perhaps I have stumbled onto something brilliant. Continue reading

Prayer Request for Churches in India

Screenshot 2019-11-06 at 8.34.19 AMI’ve written in the past about blog friends; people I’ve not met in real life but as the internet made the world a smaller place we were brought together by the Christian blogosphere. That was a few years ago and blogging is not what it used to be. Today Facebook is more popular but often less substantive but I have good news to report on that front.

Daniel Raj is a Christian church pastor in India. Continue reading