Thursday, November 18, 2004

Truth and Fiction in the DaVinci Code

My Review of Truth and Fiction in the DaVinci Code


Why do we care if this mystery novel got it’s facts right? It’s an incredibly exciting and well written mystery as Ehrman puts it! The problem; Brown asserts that the basis of the entire novel is factual. Ehrman believes that a work as popular as this and with as much influence should indeed have its fact right or not claim to be based on fact.

Bart Ehrman, historian and chair of religious studies at UNC, reviews Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code from a historical background, avoiding any theology or philosophical opinions. After reading this novel, my curiosity was piqued. I did my own research, but I wish that this book had been written. It would have saved me hours. Particularly convenient is that Ehrman sums his findings up in the introduction with 10 factual errors found in the book. So if a person is interested in just one topic…it can easily be found without having to wade though the entire book. Not an unpleasant task when it comes to this clear and interesting book.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

More and More - Podcasting

Wow!! Everyday Emma gets more and more active!!! I love being with here. The novel is going well.. And our podcasting is going well...

Doug



Monday, November 15, 2004

Novel Progress

Gotten behind on my word count again... So I reformated my word counts again. Now I have to go for 2333 words a day up from 2105 which was up from 1667. I know I can do it.. I am determined to stay on count!!

you can check my new word count below.


16. 17333
17. 19666
18. 21999
19. 24332
20. 26665
21. 28998
22. 31331
23. 33664
24. 35997
25. 38330
26. 40663
27. 42996
28. 45329
29. 47662
30. 50000

Saturday, November 13, 2004

My Amazing Daughter

It is really really amazing how beautiful my daughter is. She is just a wonderful person. She makes life so full so neat so amazing. We change only half the number of diapers we use too!

more laters

Doug



Thursday, November 11, 2004

Novel Progress

Sorry! All my spare time is been taking up lately writing on my novel, podcasting or emma and naomi.

But I have made progress I passed the 10000 word mark and recaculated how many words I need to have each day to account for the last 19 days. Below is that workd count.


Day 12 12105
Day 13 14210
Day 14 16315
Day 15 18420
Day 16 20525
Day 17 22630
Day 18 24735
Day 19 26840
Day 20 28945
Day 21 31050
Day 22 33155
Day 23 35260
Day 24 37365
Day 25 39470
Day 26 41575
Day 27 43680
Day 28 45785
Day 29 47890
Day 30 50000


more later

Sunday, November 07, 2004

More Stuff...

Well I have been able to maintain my novel at the same level of "behindness" in more word count. I am about 5,000 words behind. Right now!

Also my friend clint and I's podcast is taking off nicely....Check out the link below...

http://www.clintanddoug.info

(There is no further content today under the read more link)


Thursday, November 04, 2004

Novel Progress

I have skipped a couple of days! I am very very behind on my word count. I suppose to be at 6,667 and right now I am at only 3,200. The election got me behind but I am going to get there. I did do some righting on the novel today.

I will post some excerpt from today. Here it is:

“Yeah” says Darrell “ I have done the mathematically calculations. I need to eat 1.6 oz every minute in order to eat the whole steak in forty-five minutes. That will leave me fifteen minutes to eat the bake potato, salad and roll”

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Concede

For the good of the Nation!! For the good of the World!! WE are talking about 125,000 votes... It is over over



CONCEDE!!!

Monday, November 01, 2004

I Started My Novel Today

It has begun. I have started my novel. The working title is "Convoy". I am only going to post excerpts from novel. Not whole parts. Here is today's tidbit.


The waitress moves 3 feet from the grill cook and begins at the top of her lungs.

“I HAVE ONE HASHBROWN SCATTERED, COVERED, SMOTHERED, CHUNKED, TOPPED AND DROWNED TWO EGGS OVER EASY AND PECAN WAFFLE DENVER OMELET PATTY MELT WITH FRIES HASHBROWN SCATTERED COVERED AND SMOTHERED THREE EGGS AND HAM AND DOUBLE ORDER OF CHOCOLATE PECAN WAFFLE”, dragging off her cigarette barely hanging in her mouth.


Hey for me it is all about fun and writing. Not going to edit till later. Not to late for you to join in..


Later

Friday, October 29, 2004

Next Month..

One day I am going to write a novel! That is me! I have said this so many times.

What has stopped me? A Couple of Excuses:

1) "I need to take a 3 month hiatus from work to start my novel"
2) "I have No Plot!"
3) "I have No Time!"
4) "I want it to be perfect"

Well I found the perfect solution and it starts in two days.
The National Novel Writing Month known as NaNoWriMo to regulars.

So What is NaNoWriMo?


National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.

Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over talent and craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved.

Because of the limited writing window, the ONLY thing that matters in NaNoWriMo is output. It's all about quantity, not quality. The kamikaze approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly.

Make no mistake: You will be writing a lot of crap. And that's a good thing. By forcing yourself to write so intensely, you are giving yourself permission to make mistakes. To forgo the endless tweaking and editing and just create. To build without tearing down.

As you spend November writing, you can draw comfort from the fact that, all around the world, other National Novel Writing Month participants are going through the same joys and sorrows of producing the Great Frantic Novel. Wrimos meet throughout the month to offer encouragement, commiseration, and -- when the thing is done -- the kind of raucous celebrations that tend to frighten animals and small children.

In 2003, we had about 25,000 participants. Over 3500 of them crossed the 50k finish line by the midnight deadline, entering into the annals of NaNoWriMo superstardom forever. They started the month as auto mechanics, out-of-work actors, and middle school English teachers. They walked away novelists.

So, to recap:

What: Writing one 50,000-word novel from scratch in a month's time.

Who: You! We can't do this unless we have some other people trying it as well. Let's write laughably awful yet lengthy prose together.

Why: The reasons are endless! To actively participate in one of our era's most enchanting art forms! To write without having to obsess over quality. To be able to make obscure references to passages from your novel at parties. To be able to mock real novelists who dawdle on and on, taking far longer than 30 days to produce their work.

When: Sign-ups began October 1, 2004. Writing begins November 1. To be added to the official list of winners, you must reach the 50,000-word mark by November 30 at midnight. Once your novel has been verified by our web-based team of robotic word counters, the partying begins.


As Chris Baty states in his book, "No Plot? No Problem!", The mystery machine to writing a novel is a Deadline. So I am doing it! I am going to write a novel in 30 days. I am also going to blog excerpts from my nove with many othersl.

One day I am going to write a novel!! That day starts in two days. And you can watch the progress!!

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Podcast and More

Let me catch up on life here! I have had so many side projects going on. I being dabbling in so many things. First, I am really enjoying listening to PODCAST. Podcast basically a way to have music/radio shows download automatically to your ipod.

Emma is amazing. She is just growing and growing. Which is awesome!!

more later...

Friday, October 22, 2004

SCAMBAITING (Fighting the 419 Scam): An UPDATE

As Eric Olsen, Blogcritics.org, first mentioned in his article last November spambaiting is the lastest spamming of the spammers. This is an update of the progress Mike and friends have made.

Mike is a "scambaiter," dedicated to fighting back against those who send out the notorious 419 e-mails, promising untold wealth to anyone gullible or naive enough to disclose their bank details.

Mike asked us not to use his full name because he's dealing with some heavy cross-border criminals.

Briefcase full of dollars those who fall for the 419 cons are hoping for millions.
His group of volunteers at 419eater.com use their computer skills to fool the scammers, to disrupt their crimes, and to have some fun at the scammer's expense.


But many other sites have emerged with Scambaiting stories. Take Scam O Rama. This site is a clearing house of information for scambaiting anywhere from the legal information to success stories.

The letters posted here illustrate attempts at ADVANCE FEE FRAUD. The sender claims to be a bureaucrat, banker or royal toadie, who wants to cut you, and only you, in on the financial deal of a lifetime.

In plain English, the writer claims to be in a position to skim public accounts. Hint: There is no money to be laundered - except yours. Palms must be greased. With your money. Generally in the form of a Western Union money order. A few K here, a few K there... eventually you get wise, and retire to lick your wounds. Dead military officer, dead farmer, dead bank customer, reformed murderer, imaginary request for bid, lotto prize, different countries... same scam.

Setting aside the writer's attempt to rob you and (going through the mental contortions necessary to take the letter at face value) to steal from his own country, the letters are funny. Read them out loud at parties and see. The 100+ letters below introduce the literary genre of the Lads from Lagos. Some people write the scammers back. See right column.


Many of us can't believe that people fall for this crooked techniques.

Most readers say "what an obvious scam!".
Some say "I was almost fooled till I saw this site."
A handful say "couldn't mine be 'real'?"
Stay safe out there!

This is insane... TVBGONE..

I was reading articles about a new device that will cut off almost any
TV. It is called TV B GONE. Check out the Story
here

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

The Rut

Life seems to be a rut sometimes. Some nights I will sit down and
look at all the neat stuff that is on the 'net. Google SMS (cool...
used it on vacation and was very helpful) and Google Desktop. These
in mind are rut contributing items. These perpetuate the rut, they
make me want cooler things.

The rut makes you not content with your current computer, digital
camera, mp3 player or Tivo. Where does it end? When do we decide
what we have now is enough. That is why I believe in the phrase ONE.
I think you can watch this blog and say that I haven't done a great
job of simplify. I mean we do simple things. But we still get more
complicated things. I mean I want high speed Internet. But is or
isn't it simple. Who really knows.

Why am I writing this. I think that my life has lost the goal of
striving to simple. To read, to grow, to love, to know, to let go of
the desire and focus on Simple.

I believe that God makes life simple. You may not but I do.

My Daughter is Simple. She EATS, Sleeps and Poops/Pees. That is what
we all are about.
We need to focus on family on friends and helping others.

hmmm....

Saturday, October 16, 2004

yesterday's adventure.

Well we forgot the camera yesterday. So this is what we did. We went south to Wilmington and did some exploration. Then we headed to Southport. ON the way we stopped near Bald Island which is a resort that only allows electric vechiles as transportation. But the highlight was riding the ferry to Fort Fisher. Once we arrived at Fort Fisher we watched some folks surf-sailing? (wake board with a parachute)

Friday, October 15, 2004

Google Desktop Search

Found this really neat program today. I am not sure if I am late on this but a very neat idea. Google Desktop Search

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

We made it. 15 hours.

We made it. 15 hours. 4 hours feeding emma, 1 hour in traffic, 1 hr lost on island & 9 hrs driving backroads & all.

Friday, October 08, 2004

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Google SMS

Google's Labs just launched a SMS service. This new service provides
the same information as the web searches, but in SMS format.

The users from USA who want to get the information must send an SMS to '46645', with an extra text. Why the number '46645'r? Try typing 'GOOGLE' with your mobile.

You've got more information on this link, but the main 'extra texts' are:



:: 'pizza new york' returns information from 'Google Local'
(businesses in local areas).

:: 'Smith San Francisco CA', information from 'PhoneBook' (phone
numbers and addresses for residences in the US).

:: 'Price ipod 20gb', prices from 'Froogle' (online products).

:: 'D computer', word definitions.

:: 'G population San Francisco' returns a classical Google search (you
get the two-line 'snippet').

:: Type 'sin(45 degrees)' and you'll use Google as a Calculator.

Check it out!

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Short Changing the World....

Quick observation... Have you noticed that a Half Gallon of Ice Cream
is no longer 64 oz.. But 55 oz.. I remember from elementary school
that a half a gallon was 64 oz.. What do they think we are stupid!!

GBrowser - NOT HAPPENING!

AT the Web 2.0 Conference - Google board member and investor John Doerr said Tuesday that despite speculation, the search giant would not enter the Web browser market, but he predicted others would.

Doerr later joked, however, that just because he was on the board of Google didn't necessarily mean he knew what they were doing.

6 Weeks

Yesterday Emma was 6 weeks old. She is really starting to develop a
personality. She is starting to smile more frequently everyday. She
loves to have time in her crib for "kick time", this is where she sits
and watches her mobile and just kicks her legs. It is amazing! It
still overwhelms me (us) everyday the joy Emma has brought to our
lives.

We are going to be heading to Topsail Beach, NC next week to do some
exploring and vacationing. Emma's first trip to the beach. Yeah we
know she is just 6 weeks. No we aren't going to let her swim on her
own. But we should have lots of exciting pictures.

Speaking of Diaper Count this father has developed a way to keep track
of it all Look Here.I am jealous.

She is getting close to sleeping through the night. Soon... Soon...

more later..

Sunday, October 03, 2004

American Dreams

What a incredible show. It is a must see. It is a history lesson and
a drama all rolled up in one.. ok.. more later..

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Emma update

She is growing so much. We are so absolutely blessed to have an
amazing baby. She is so sweet and so loving. Wow!

We are getting ready to have the Apple Butter Festival this week.
Emma really likes the Somewhere over the Rainbow song by IZ. We play
it for so often.

We are still going through 20 diapers a day!

--more later

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Somewhere over the Rainbow as heard in 50 first dates and ER by IZ

We have been looking everywhere for the "Somewhere over the Rainbow" that was performed on 50 first dates and ER. I finally found it click the button to hear it
Somewhere Over the Rainbow

fahrenhype911

This DVD shoud be interesting Fahrenhype911

Check out the predicted Electoral votes

more later

Monday, September 27, 2004

Human Tivo and Parent Brain

Sometimes I wish there was such thing as a HumanTivo. You know
everybody would love it.

You just had one of those conversations with your spouse (or
co-worker), the ones with the words 'yes you did say that' , 'no I
didn't say that'.. How priceless would the Human Tivo be in that
conversation. Just go to the previously archived conversation. Play
it Back! Or someone is talking to fast and you play the slow play
button. Or you are going deaf and instead of asking that person what
they said you just play the jump back button.

Well... we could have used the HumanTivo tonight. I said to Naomi,
"you want to rent a PPV movie tonight" and she said sure. We saw the
'The Prince and Me' on the list. So we decided to rent it. Well 2
minutes and $3.99 later, we remember that we had rented this movie
some one month ago on DVD (which we rarely do). See HumanTivo would
have been great to have at this point. Ahhh... Parent Brain...

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Babies are simple

One baby! You know babies are just simple. All they really want is to eat, poop/pee and be entertained. I think in so many ways we need to get back to that in our lives. We need to get to the point where we have simplified. We don't have some many distractions. So many things pulling us away from what is the most important thing.


Friday, September 24, 2004

Braves 13 in a Row baby!!

Can't believe. Noone thought this team was going make it. I remember
watching the games in 1991! Who could forget Sid Bream's slide in to
home. This is a sweet win. There are no superstars really on this
team. All the great pitchers are gone. Just a new team. Check out a
good finally read on the game
here

more later

What I learned from the Apprentice this week? (week 3)

Hmm.. what I learned this week..

1) Don't put all your eggs in one basket. If you think you are going
to be able to put together a deal to give away 1 million dollars in 24
hours. Also, think that you might need a back up plan

2) Leave yourself plenty of time to move 800 cases of Toothpaste.

3) If you act crazy in front of a lot of people (and you have crazy
hair). They are going to think you are crazy (regardless if you are
crazy). And the Donald. He don't like Crazy!

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

The GREAT GMAIL GIVEAWAY!!

The SpreadFireFox Community has started giving out gmail invites for those who promote Firefox on the web. Sounds like a very nice campaign to enlighten people about this nice browser....You can download Firefox here!

Sunday, September 19, 2004

A9.com

Amazon.com is given a instant reward discount if you use their new search engine A9.com. The discount is pi/2%. The aren't really advertising it. Read what they sent me below..

Douglas Moore, since you've been using A9.com recently, virtually everything at Amazon.com is automatically an additional π/2% (1.57%) off for you. Collecting this discount is zero effort on your part. It will be applied automatically at checkout (it will happen whether you use the shopping cart or our 1-Click Shopping®). You don't need to do anything to get this discount except keep using A9.com as your regularsearch engine.

We don't advertise this additional discount that we give in exchange for using A9.com, so if you want your friends to know about it, please tell them. It is probably the only way they'll find out. All they have to do is use A9.com as their regular search engine. They should make sure they are signed in to A9.com (it should be recognizing them by name) so that we can be certain they get credit for their visit.

While the π/2% discount is a good additional reason to use A9.com it isn't the best reason. A9.com licenses its web search results from the industry leader Google, and then supplements those results with Amazon's Search Inside the Book™ results. The coolest feature is that A9.com keeps track of your search history for you on the server side.

To see how this works, do some A9 searches from your computer at work and then sign in to A9.com from your computer at home.

How can we afford this additional π/2% discount? Sponsored links revenue -from the small text-based ads on A9.com and Amazon.com search results pages -will help offset costs we incur through the Rewards promotion. With our automatic π/2% discount, we are effectively sharing with you some of the money we collect from sponsored links, i.e. sharing the pi.

Please use A9.com and tell your friends.

Thank you


Happy Shopping!

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Emma in pictures

We have gone overboard in a couple of ways i think. Ok I have gone
overboard. I probably take about 20 to 30 pictures of emma a day.

We have an HP 735 Digital Camera and it takes really
amazing shots. I can't tell you how many pictures we have taken to processed.

And I use our Sony DCRTRV22 MiniDV Camcorder to shoot
video footage. So much video footage. I could shoot video of ever movement!

We edit all that on Ulead VideoStudio 8 - Home Movies. It has been lots of fun working on this. I am working a XMAS dvd for everyone!

I can't imagine not living in the digital age where you couldn't
instantly have pictures to share!!

Friday, September 17, 2004

Self Holding Pacifier

Now Emma is not necessarily addicted to here pacifier but she does
enjoy it every now and then. The thing I have noticed about a
pacifier is that it just comes out. Some how can we invent a pacifier
that will stay in without falling out.

I have thought can I attach a string to the pacifier around here
ears. Or could I place some type of dissolving glue around the
pacifier just to last about 30 minutes.

We are still going through alot of diapers but it is daddy and Emma
bonding time!

Doug

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Things I learned from the Apprentice

It is funny. We have had a severe storm tonight. It knocked out our
sat. for a while. So we were watching just one channel. So thus we
watched the Apprentice.

Things I learned from the Apprentice tonight:

1) People will buy the strangest flavors of ice cream
2) Men dressed in bow ties sells ice cream
3) Don't steal other people's space to market your wares
4) That caviar can be ridiculous expensive
5) Don't volunteer away your immunity.
6) Don't look weak in front of Trump
7) Always Always Always pack a bag

If I knew then what I know now I would of....

If I knew then what I know now I would of had a child along long time
ago. My daughter brings so much joy, so much happiness, so much
excitement. She makes me understand why there is so much love in the
world. It is hard to think of people who have children and they harm
them in some way, or neglect them.

Bracing for the storm

Well we are still holding up in the office. WE are bracing for me
rain. We are expecting up to 12 inches over the next couple of days.
Our ground is already saturated so we are expecting more flooding.

Our family has a condo in the Gulf Shores so we are just hoping for
minimal property damage.

more later

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

20 Diapers a Day!

Like I said before I belive our dear sweet child has formed a
partnership with Pampers Swaddlers. In 24 hours, we caculated that
she wore excatly 20 diapers. There are probably two reasons for this
1) her desire not to have a dirty diaper 2) Dad loves to use the baby wipe
warmer.

She is just more and more beautiful. Tonight we are holding up in the
Office at the camp where I work. Our house has been treated for fleas
and the doctor recommends 24 hours before we let the baby in the
house. So I packed 20 diapers and some baby wipes. (but we don't
have a warmer here).

More later...

Sunday, September 12, 2004

ON being a Father

I know this blog has been all over the place lately. I haven't really been that focused.

Emma is amazing. She is going on three weeks. THREE WEEKS! She is an absolute bundle of joy. I was thinking today about how beautiful the birth was. How everyone was so happy! How all the nurses were amazing! We were so blessed. We had some many people praying for us and helping us. We had a Doula (labor assistant) she kept me calm. Granted there were times when the birth was stressful. That Naomi was in alot of pain. I didn't like those times.

When it was time for her to "push" the baby. It was amazing. Her mom, Carolyn (doula), Amanda (labor nurse), Naomi and me. We all worked together to get my beautiful daughter out. WOW!! WOW!! There was a harry minute or two when emma's shoulder was stuck on the pubic bone. But God provided people that knew what they were doing. Thank God! We didn't know what sex the baby was before she was born. And once she was born I was elated but it didn't really matter to me what sex she was.

We are so blessed. She is so beautiful. She is growing every every day. A few days after birth she had jaundice. But she handled that like a champ. She now weighs 9 lbs 8 ozs. WOW!!!

So I am a Dad. I have gone back to work. I struggle with that. BUT the amazing thing is I live were I work. So I can see them whenever I want. Next week I am working half days every day.

She sleeps in our arms. She looks and stares. She listens to me read to her. I want to write her a song.

I believe in GOD! And she makes me believe even more.


Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Flood

We have had a little flooding today at camp... I will try and post
pictures as soon as I can...
--
Doug Moore
dougmo@gmail.com

Monday, September 06, 2004

more precious!

Emma is more and more precious everyday. She is more alert and more
active every day. She just stares at us. Wondering who are these
people that keep making me eat all the time. Yeah she sleeps through
alot of feedings.. But she is growing ... Can't wait till we go to the
Doctor on Wedensday to see how much she weighs!!

Friday, September 03, 2004

Updated List of Situations this summer.. Will give details later..

The Laura Situation
The Latrice Situation
The “Fooding” Situation
The wrecked car Situation
The Brent Situation
The Burger King Situation
The Lice Situation
The Angie Situation
The Shoes Situation
The Hand in Glass Situation
The Hwy 276 situation
The Resignation Situation
The Runaway Situation
The Kim Situation
The Fire Drill Situation
The Cussing Situation
The Salad Bar Situation
The Liquor Store Situation
The Shower Knob Situation

The Drew and Melanie Situation

The Father jumping on child incident

The Fire Drill Incident

My Daughter is Amazing

I just can't get over how amazing my daughter is. She never cease to
amaze me. She is just just just wonderful..

I can't belive how cool it is to be a Dad.

btw, I promise to share more stories from the summer soon..

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Good News

Went to the doctor yesterday. Emma had a good checkup. She is a
great baby. Her jaundice is all but gone. And she is gaining weight.
As you can see from the previous entry.
Today I went home and got to feed her so Naomi could sleep so moore.
That was awesome!

I took so really precious pictures of her last night. She is becoming
more alert everyday. She is such a good baby!!

Monday, August 30, 2004

Emma Update

Well..

Little Em is doing well. We have a had a great couple of days. We
are on a heavy feeding schedule to help her fight off a little
jaundice.

But she is so precious.. I am working a little today. I can't
believe that she is my daughter. Wow.. Wow.. what a feeling!!

Doug

Friday, August 27, 2004

Baby Emma Marie is Here!

Well we are home now.. WE had our baby on Tuesday morning at 12:30
a.m. Wow what an experience it was... To start off on Sunday they
gave naomi some medicine to loosen her cervix. And then began giving
her petocin in the morning which help start the contraction process.
Hour after hour we waited and slept and waited for her to be dialated
to 10 cms. Finally about 11:30 on Aug 23rd (Which is Naomi's bday)
she began to push and 1 hour later we had a beautiful new baby girl...

The last couple of days have been a huge learning curve. From
learning about nursing and jaudice. That is right she has a little
jaundice. She is wearing a UV Blanket to help break up the Billy
Reuben in here...

So day after day more about emma!! She is beautiful

Saturday, August 21, 2004

To the hospitial tomorrow

We are heading to the Hospitial Tomorrow they are going to induce
labor. So next I write it will be about our new baby most likely!!

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Visits...

Dad and Ginger came up yesterday for a fun visit. They brought Naomi
and I lunch and we had a good time talking and visiting. They brought
a wonderful gift for us. They bought us a sony digital video camera.
It is wonderful. Very very generous gift. I am learning more and
more on how to use it. So we can document our wedding footage...

more later...........

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Bed Rest Update

Well we went to the doctor on Tuesday. And there was good news. The
Doctor says that the best is working. That here blood pressure is
down and that she is getting plenty of liquids.
She says she feels alot better too! She said she didn't realize how
bad she was feeling until she started relaxing.

It is raining today and that means the church camp that is here this
week will have to cope and find other activites for some of there kids
to do.

I am doing good. We are proabably looking at having a kid around Aug
23rd or 24th

More later

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Updated Stories List

This is an updated list - I thought of some more incidents..

Father jumping on Kid at Closing - In previous entry
The Laura Incident
The Latrice Incident
The Fooding
The CAR
The Brent
The Burger King
The Lice
The Angie Incident
The Shoes
The Hand in Glass
The Hwy 276 incident
The Resignation
The Runaway
The Kim
The MD
The Fire Drill Incident
The Cussing Incident
The Salad Bar Icident
The Liquor Store Incident
The Shower Knob Incident

Will write about these later



Stories Part ONE

I am going to try and recount some crazy things that happen at camp
this summer..
So this is going to be an entry of all the things.. Afterwards will be
a entry of detail about each incident. Of course the details that I
can give in a public forum.

Father jumping on Kid at Closing - written in today's entry
The Laura Incident
The Latrice Incident
The Fooding
The CAR
The Brent
The Burger King
The Lice
The Angie Incident
The Shoes
The Hand in Glass
The Hwy 276 incident
The Resignation
The Runaway
The Kim
The MD

First Incident - FATHER JUMPS ON CHILD

It would seem that one of our counselors had a camper who was
rebellious in nature. He enjoyed giving his younger brother a hard
time. As typical brothers are. He was constantly going around a
harrassing his younger brother at camp. One such incident really
proved to upset the younger brother. So the younger brother had
enough. He decided to retaliate. He took a random pair of underwear
and wrote his older brother's name on the paper of underwear. He then
proceeded to place this underwear in his brother's units "mail can".
This made his brother very very very very very MAD. So during our
closing time that week I am up front going through lost and found.....
all the sudden I see this Dad jump on HIS SON in the crowd of KIDS
because he was about to hit his younger brother. Needless to say the
crowd was shocked and so was I.

Well that is Drama number #1...


--

Friday, August 06, 2004

Well Camp is over

Well camp is offically over. But I wasn't there to see it. Naomi and
I spent about 17 hours in the hospitial b/c they wanted to monitor
here protein and bp. She now has 24 hour bedrest.

There is so much to share about the summer. Hopefully I can share that
more over the next couple of weeks!!

We love our Graco Pack and Play.

Saturday, July 31, 2004

End of Summer is near

The end of the summer is near. I have very up and down feelings about
that. In many ways it has been a very hard summer and in many ways it
has been a great summer.

We have lots of challenges before us to figure out how to unify the
staff more. What is the perfect mix of new and old. How will we
format camp.

We have been playing around with many ideas for camp for next summer.
Sailing or not sailing different aspects of camp.

But the most exciting thing about camp coming to a close this year is
not that we are going on vacation but that soon we will have a new
additon to our family. This is very very very exciting and we are
looking forward to this.

Well I am sure as the summer nears the end. My blogging will become
more and more active.

Later,

Doug

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Eighth Week

This past week was one of the strangest weeks I have ever encountered.

We had pranks with people putting food in cabins. We had homesick
campers on the trail. We have massive amounts of drama. But we will
make it through.

ON Sunday we picked up Sarah from the Airport. She seemed to have had
a real good time on her trip to europe.

I have found a website that I am enjoying really good political
content. http://www.politicalbrew.com/brew.cgi

more later.....

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

MORE MORE

Well the summer rapidly coming to a close. So far things have been
really crazy. This is been the hardest summer yet.

Good news is that one of my staff is returning from "sick leave".
Which makes me very happy and content. I anxiously await her return.

The relationships that the staff build while they are at camp is
always unique. It always seems that a couple of staff members get
there "hearts broken" during the summer. Mostly the males!

Naomi and I are doing really well. Her back has been hurting her a
little bit. But she has found ways to cope with it. She is so sweet.
We are going go and pick up her sister from the airport on Sunday!

Well More later...

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Week Seven

Wow!!! More craziness and excitement.

To start off with one of our staff member's took another staff
member's car and wrecked it. That is crazy. So we have fired yet
another person... That is six people that we have lost this summer
from either firing our health reason.Clint and Allyson were some much
much fun ... they have been volunteering for the last couple of
days....

more later

Friday, July 16, 2004

End of Week Six

Well this week was good. We went to the Dr. this week... Still have good news.

Went to Meghan's Bday party today...that was good fun...

more later

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

So Far So Good

Well week six is off to a good start. We have had no major issues.
We have a doctor's appointment today. So we will let you know..

Saturday, July 10, 2004

GREAT DAY

Naomi and I had a great day today. WE swam at the pool for a couple
of hours this morning. Talked about what life will be like once.
Little e arrives. We both are thinking right now that it is going to
be a girl. We are heading to the Shindig in a little while... more
later

Friday, July 09, 2004

End of Week Five

Well week ended fine. Like I said earlier we had fireworks.. We sang
some Xmas in songs...nothing like xmas in july. We had good fun... So
we are heading into week six. TONS of campers this coming week. We
are heading to the shindig tomorrow. We will have some pictures to
share...


Later

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Fifth Week

Wow!! July 4th week is usual a slow week and not a whole lot of
excitement as far as camp drama goes. We shot off fireworks for the
campers on Sunday... It was good fun!!

We had a insane storm this week...more later.

Saturday, July 03, 2004

End of Fourth Week

Wow what can I say! The fourth week also a challenge. We continue to experience a plethora of rain. Still facing challenges with staff. We had staff members take kids offsite this week. I was extremely frustrated. Also had a staff member put his hand through a window in a door and we also had a staff member put the salad bar through a door. Both were accidently. But it is amazing how things happen in pairs..

more later

Monday, June 28, 2004

Fourth Week

WOW! This summer has definitely been the most challenging yet. I have to deal with lots of staffing issues. There seems to be a great deal of discord at times. I can't decide that if it is more problems or that there are staff members with lots of integrity.

I really can't write much about the details of what happen in this public blog. But I had to dismiss two more staff members yesterday.

We had a great deal of rain last week. And so far the rain is continuing this week.

Naomi is heading to Athens tomorrow for Claire's rehearsall. And then I heading down on Wednesday for the Wedding.


More later

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Babies and More

So soon this blog will contain all the exciting news about our baby. The due date is approaching rapidly and I am very excited. We went to the doctor yesterday and everything is looking good. Naomi's co-worker emily had her baby today. That is exciting. We are really really really looking forward to our babies birth.

I hoping to get a new look to the blog soon. And work on the address of the blog.

Camp is going great. Took a group rock climbing today and will take a group climbing tomorrow to. I really enjoy that.

Monday, June 21, 2004

Third Week of Camp

Third week of camp has begun. It is going great. We had a wonderful skit this week. I am very very very pleased. We are also very excited about doing the rock climbing skit. We have campers here over the weekend this weekend and they are going tubing.

We have worked through all of our staffing issues for last week...
We are enjoying camp again..

Doug

Monday, June 14, 2004

2nd Week has begun

Well we are on our second week of camp. We had overall a great week
of camp. Some issues have arisen but we are dealing with those.

I really enjoy spending time with the kids and playing hokey pokey with them...

Lots of Fun...Hope to update more tomorrow..

Naomi is looking more and more beautiful..

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Ronald Reagan

I was watching tonight some of the coverage of the Reagan funeral... Regardless of what you think. Reagan was the president that ended the cold war. Reagan was the president that brought dignity back to the office.

The honor he is receiving is amazing!!

Sunday, June 06, 2004

Ronald Reagan

Well...I really appreciate everything that Ronald Reagan everything that he did for our Country....

Our campers arrived today and the staff is doing GREAT!! They are going to do a great job.... A fantastic JOB!!!

Doug

Thursday, June 03, 2004

Staff

Well we are getting really close to the first week of camp. I am very
excited. I always really enjoy that time of the year. There is tons
more to do. But we can :Get er Done: ... There is some staff
bickering going on, but we will get through it.. We are very excited
that campers will be here soon.

Meghan has been a priceless help. She is really amazing. more on
campers later..


--
Doug Moore
dougmo@gmail.com

Monday, May 31, 2004

Update

So back on the update to make life simple.. We still have sat. but
we never watch it. We have tivo...which makes things simpler...

trucking along

Well received a lot of much needed rain today. Which was much
appreciated... MUCH! We are getting ready for the wonderfulness of
screaming and laughing kids at camp.

I did receive some GMAIL INVITES to GIVEAWAY. Not sure about how to
go about that right now. let me know if you have any ideas...

Doug

Friday, May 28, 2004

HIW

Well the counselors are at home in the woods tonight which means some
fun times with naomi.. We are going to sit back enjoy each other
tonight!

Thursday, May 27, 2004

Today

Well we had a wonderful day today. Good weather we played hollywood
squares and we also talked to Rev. Kitty about what means to be a
methodist. We had fun on the ropes course and built fires.

Doug

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Staff Arrived

The Staff arrived today. Staff check-in went really smooth. We got
people checked in very smoothly. Summer has begun

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Today!

Well it is staff day plus one... pretty much the next couple of
months this going to consist of my thoughts and feelings about
summer..

Monday, May 24, 2004

GMAIL

I LOVE MY GMAIL!!

Good Day

The Program Staff is all here today.. It is going to be a great
summer .... just working through the kinks now.. good night we naomi

Sunday, May 23, 2004

Can't stop deleting

So I have a GMAIL account. but I can't stop deleting... HELP HELP HELP!!!

I have 1gb of space...no need to ever delete!

Saturday, May 22, 2004

First Day

The first day of WFA training has gone well. I am really enjoy
teaching the class. I am going to do my best to keep this updated..

doug

Friday, May 21, 2004

Beautiful Day

It is a beautiful day today at camp. We are getting in full speed now. no
time for anything except for breathing. lots of the staff are arriving.
got a gmail account today!


Thursday, May 20, 2004

Big Stuff

Lots of stuff going on.. Most of the staff have arrived for the summer. We are going full bore almost. I start teaching a wilderness first aid class saturday. Allyson is up to see naomi and hang out...

So we are enjoying here company!!!

Doug

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Staff are here!!

More staff are here today. Rainy. Things are getting kinda of crazy. But
things are going well.... more later


Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Camp rapidly approaching...

Well we have finalized our move into our new home. MD is moving next door now...so things are moving rapidly. Camp is rapidly approaching. I must finish man projects that we have started.

I grow weary of one sideded coverage of the war in IRAQ. I am tired that the media always bashing the white house.. NO matter who it is.....I still believe we are in iraq for the right reasons. I beleive that people will have a better life in IRAQ..

-d

Monday, April 26, 2004

RAIN

I am so thankful for rain today.. It will was the pollen out of the air...

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Baby Names - The pregnancy talking!!!

Today Naomi and I were at the Doctor talking about baby names. So I was playing around with names. One crazy name we saw was Osbert - what kind of crapping name is that..

So anyway I was playing with names. I said lets call him Ronald George Moore. And Naomi understood that I was doing president names. So she said yeah How about Ronald Henry Moore.

I said,"what"? She said Henry Ford. And then I said no that was Gerald Ford. Hilarous!!!

It was the pregnancy talking!!!

Some Observations

First Off... I know everyone is sick of SPAM. But I am really sick of spam. Now so spam I get b/c I requested it. I know it is technically not spam then. But I really thought it would be fun to read when I signed up... But now... Alas... I don't... I just don't

One Channel Update. Ha Ha.. The Jokes on me. So we decided to get a Sat. Well they still haven't come out to offical install the Sat. I just sort of hooked it up. I don't know If I installed incorrectly or what but it is getting a very weak signal now. IT MAKES Things really complicated. I maintain that one Channel makes life simplier.

We are keeping life simple still. Living in the woods.

We have a Doctors' Appointment today. routine. But we love them..

I have a majority of my staff hired... more later today (hopefully)

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Slacker - My observations

So camp is grinding closer. I am been so extremely busy. Naomi is feeling ok, she is still fighting sickness some days.. It is mainly when she runs out of Nexium.

The wedding was a lot of fun. We were able to meet lots of new people which is always fun. Lots of laughter and lots of smiles.

We are going tonight to our second visit to church that we are going to join. Hopefully Naomi will feels up to it..

hopefully I will be able to write more later.

Friday, April 16, 2004

On the Road

We are out and about this week... Like I said the utlrasound was awesome...I wish I could put the video feed on the blog...

We are out and about for our friend's amanda's wedding.. Going to go see my brother at his job before we head towards conyers for the bridal lunchenon....

Camp is approaching fast....

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Hey!

Well .... We went to have another ultra sound today... VERY VERY Exciting. The baby is really growing..

WE are fully settled now.. We are loving our new home.. Things are going well.. I am eagerly anticpating the final episode of the apprentice on thrusday..

Camp is fastly approaching.... Things are going more and more busy.. but we love camp... more later

Saturday, April 10, 2004

Friends and Days are adding up............

We just had a wonderful visit from our friends clint and allyson...

It was alot of fun...Naomi is still feeling sick on and off...

more later

Tuesday, April 06, 2004

More than One Channel

I guess offically this blog will have to be about how to simplify our lives... We have more than one channel. It was inevitable that this would happen.

Life is getting busier and busier. We did win a CRIB system which was exciting from STOKKE. Very nice crib system and changing table. Check it out!!

But our new television system has tivo. So tivo does make tv viewing simple.

So I am going to change the Name to ONE today!! Same Blog...Different Name.

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Another

We are starting to settle in some at the house. And we might be going to more than one channel again. But why is it such a big deal. Hey I live in the sticks!! That is why... We will see.

I was thinking about things that are simple. One of the simplest thing that we have in life is RAIN. It just falls (DuH!)... But it is very simple..

later

Monday, March 29, 2004

One Channel

HEY!! So Apprentice last week was very good.. It is going to be very interesting this week to see who gets booted.

So we are back to one channel.. It is kinda nice.... I only have one choice again. Life is simple. But we have been so busy moving in and being in a real house takes a lot of work. There is a lot of house repairs to make. Lots of painting to be done. So I haven't had any time really to watch the Boob Tube. Our for that matter even blog.

Work is getting busy. We are getting towards crunch time which means I need to get all my summer staff hired, staff manual finished and get ready to start training folks.

And the farther time ticks the closer to being a DAD I get.

We have decided if it is going to be a boy that we are going to name him Ephraim and if it is a girl the name is going to be Emma.

Well more later...


Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Progress

Well work is keeping me busy..... But we have made significant progress on many things...

The only TV I am really watching is the Apprentice except for last week b/c it was a flashback.

We have moved into the new house completely we are slowly unpacking things. But we are making progess.

Naomi is feeling much better. We are going to the Doctor tommorrow for a check-up. I like the check-ups we always get to hear the babies heart beat. She is really starting to show now.

It is pretty amazing the way the body can adapt and change. And grow another human inside of the body.

Women are amazing. They endure so much.

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

What is up?!

There is a light at the end of the tunnel. We are starting to get most of our stuff out of the OLD HOUSE and the NEW HOUSE is starting to come together. We are hanging lights and staining furniture...

We also still have mutiple channels. Although I think that it should be off anyday now... We did enjoy watching American Idol last night...Pretty addicting show...

Personally I think the IRAQ war was worth it. I am tired of all the negative media coverage...

Anyway....

Saturday, March 13, 2004

More Channels and NOTHING IS ON!!

Yeah like I was mentioning that I have more channels and there is still nothing on........ OH Well..

I spent most of the day today staining furniture and moving stuff from our old house....

more later

Friday, March 12, 2004

More than ONE... The Apprentice....And yes I was trying to cheat

Well...it is offical we moved to another house up the hill. And it came with a satillete dish. So we have more than one channel to chose from. We still watch the same one channel. Interesting. It is probably b/c we really only watch Tv on thursday. I am still addicted to the apprentice. I like TROY. I semi liked heidi but I am glad she gone. It never seems that kumai produces much.

The other Team trumped protege'. Selling advertisement worked. Worked well. I wonder who Troy and Kumai are going to pick to be on there team. Will they pick AMY she is undefeated!! Never has she been to the Board Room!!!

Oh yeah, I did have six blogsnob links I guess it was cheating.

Whoops!! I will remove them.

Doug

Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Sorry......

Sorry I haven't updated in a while...Like I said we have been in the process of moving.

But dilemma....We now get more than one channel... So what to do....My life is now more complicated...I promise as soon we finish moving in I will give a big update.

Thursday, March 04, 2004

Moving

So we are in the process of moving to a different house here on the property of the camp. so I will not get a chance to write as much in the next couple of weeks. But I will write whenever possible..

Sunday, February 29, 2004

Expectant Father Update

My wife is still experiencing alot of sickeness lately. I wish I could just fix her ills. Make her feel better. It is hard to watch her go through this. Nobody every really talks about how bad it can be, but I will it is bad... She feels horrible. Like I said I hope that it ends soon.

Thursday, February 26, 2004

What the passion meant to me

I had to take a night to digest the movie. It isn't one of the movies you would every want to own. At least I wouldn't. But I do believe it is a must see. I am not one that really projects his views harshly on others. I am a Christian. I have to say while watching the movie I was appalled at the violence. But I was also filled with JOY. Because I knew the end of the story that he was going to be a new..

Don't take this blog as a reach out to convert you. NOPE this is just my opinion. And where I stand on this. And by no means (obviously I am not a in depth movie review)

The passion

Wow...we saw the Passion for christ tonight....words can't describe it...more on it later.

Monday, February 23, 2004

Blown Away..

We were searching through my grandmothers recordsrds... And found an orginal Elvis record on the Sun Label. I am just blown away how much it has been bid up to on EBAY....WOW!!eBay item 2597015874 (Ends Feb-23-04 17:57:17 PST) - ELVIS' SUN LABEL 45 ** Thats All Right **

Sunday, February 22, 2004

Ahh........

Ahh... I have to say the biggest thing that one channel has done for me is to force me to read more.

Lately, I have gone back to reading The Chronicles of Narnia. These are great adventures. Love it!

Found a great social software site yesterday Mediachest. It allows you simplify your life by tracking where you have lent your dvds, books, cds and etc..

Pregnancy Update - We thought my wife was over the sickness of being pregnant but had a reouccrence this morning. I hope that it will end soon for her. It is hard as an expectant father to watch my awesome wife go through sickness.

And finally I am going to way in on this. I think the more choices that we have for President the better. I am personally tired of the two party system.

Friday, February 20, 2004

Never lose on ITUNES free pepsi.

This is a Great Idea on how not to lose on the Itunes contest. I had to post this......This is so simple I love it.

Major Shift - Striving More and More and why I believe blogs are to secret to simplicity

Well Today...I am going to start adding alot more of my thoughts to the site.

Lately, I have been sucked into watching some TV. I am not saying I think tv is evil. I just think I could do better. One of the things I believe that has simplified my life is reading blogs. You might be saying what? How is that simple?

Well, you can learn so much from blogs. You can relate so much to what people are going through.

Things I have learned from certain blogs:

My Wife and I are pregnant. I have learned from theworkingmother how lucky we are to be future parents. But trust me we still have a long haul.

**Tangent**- Pregnancy in many ways is a very life complexing event. It is amazing how many classes we have already been too.. **End Tagent**

You can learn a lot about new music. A lot of chatter about Danger Mouse's Grey Album. On this Blog A Complete Bunch of Pants. You can also learn about what is going on around the country and world that isn't reported on the news. For instance, that Nazi's are rallying at NC state capitol.

In many ways I read blogs because they give me a view in to life (almost better than the mall or the airport). This was a recent topic on orkut in Bloggers Community (let me know if you want to be invited).

Why do you read blogs? Let me know!

Thursday, February 19, 2004

Spoiler .....................................

YEAH TAMMY TAMMY TAMMY got the boot...YES

Apprentice

I am so excited that Troy's team won. I am writing this as trump is about to make the decision. I am afraid that Bill is going to get the boot. But I hope it is Tammy.

more in a minute

Thursday - FRIENDS, WILL AND GRACE and APPRENTICE

Ok I have been a slacker this week. Not a lot of entries.. But I am excited the only night really worth TV. Friends was incredible episode.. Will and Grace is on right now. AND AND AND AND the Apprentice. I will post as soon as that is over..

Doug

Monday, February 16, 2004

More of Our Life

Not that it matters to most who read this. But I am going to merge another blog I have with this one. It is all valid. So I am going to post some former post here about being a new dad.

I posted this last Sunday!

Just for Dad: Becoming a Dad:

Found this Article on the March of Dimes Website...

What you can do:
Be involved. Go with your partner to her preconception and prenatal visits.
Watch, listen, browse and read. Watch videotapes, listen to audiotapes, check out the Internet, or read books about pregnancy, childbirth and being a parent.
Help plan for the baby. Talk to your partner about what you both want for the baby. Decide where the baby will sleep, and make that part of your home colorful and welcoming for the baby. Go shopping for baby things. Look together at your finances.
Learn. Go to childbirth education classes with your partner.
Help your partner stay healthy during pregnancy. Help her eat healthy foods, exercise, quit smoking, stay away from alcohol and illegal drugs and avoid dangerous workplace and household hazards (such as paint thinner and weed killers). Quit smoking yourself. Secondhand smoke is bad for pregnant women and babies.
Continue to have sex if you and your partner wish to do so. In most cases, it’s safe for a couple to have sex during pregnancy. Check with your partner’s health care provider. To avoid sexually transmitted infections, have sex with only one person who doesn’t have any other sexual partners and/or use a condom when having sex. Discuss HIV testing for you and your partner with your health care provider.
Be supportive. If your partner chooses to breastfeed, support her decision.

Week 12

We are nearing the end of the first trimester. My wife naomi is still feeling sick in the mornings and other points of the day. I wish there were things I could do as a husband to help comfort her more. I try to be available for every need. I encourage her to rest. I am doing my best to meet here cravings. We have another appointment this week to see the OB doctor I am very excited about this. Our last visit we did get a songram picutre. It is a wonderful picture.




American Dreams

This show is incredible. We absolutely love it. The story lines are amazing.

Doug

Sunday, February 15, 2004

How can you take it?

You multiple TV channel watchers. How can you stand it? All the crap on TV. I thinking about moving from one channel to no channel.. I can't take it anymore.

We are still away from home. And I was sucked into that trap. You know the one I am talking about. Switching channel after channel after channel after channel. Infomerical, crap, crap, crap, rerun, rerun, old crappy movie, World Poker Tour (which I find entertaining).

Enough of my venting. This just secures my desire to live more simple.

Saturday, February 14, 2004

Complex TV

Hey we are at my parents house today. They get more than one channel.. Lots of choices!!! LOL....What to watch!

Friday, February 13, 2004

More Simple

So I had a reader email and ask me a good question. Where is the simplicity in one channel?

Well it is the begin of simplicity. This is why! With one channel you only have one choice. As I mentioned in the introduction to this blog that it really is the start of living simple. The reason we have one channel is b/c we live in a rural area where our only access to tv is an antenna. The trees are too abundant around us for a satillette.

So it is one channel. It is either on or off. It makes TV Viewing simple. So that is the beginning of living simpler.

It is smack in your face when you go to homes where there is mutiple channels. There is so much to chose from that it overwhelming.

Thursday, February 12, 2004

Omarosa - The Apprentice

I can't believe that Omarosa didn't get fired. I think Jessie should have gotten fired also. But anyway, too tired to comment nore. Maybe more later..

Friends and Apprentice

Ok...I am in HEAVEN...Friends and the Apprentice!!! More later..

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Frozen Hot Chocolate

This looks yummie so this on Regis and Kelly.... Watching West Wing...More on that tomorrow... Apprentice tomorrow...

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

TV Sweeps - Matt Lauer all over the world!

We didn't get home in time last night to watch tv.

I did get a chance to tape the latest episode of "Fear Factor Couples". The couple that likes to eat the nasties got the boot last night. They were a lot of fun to watch. We also have been taping alot Matt Lauer's "Where in the world" on the Today Show. He is in the swiss alps today. It is very exciting watching him hanglide and ski off of a mountain. Very entertaining.

I think in a lot of ways reading blogs takes the place of my tv viewing. Speaking of Davezilla has a very funny entry today. Things you never hear a guy saying to each other. Here are a couple of examples. "We should all three wear matching sweathers to the hardware store" or "Oh you poor baby! That must have really hurt." Very Fun Check out his website for more. Enjoy

Sunday, February 08, 2004

The Apprentice - Episode 7

Watching the previews for this week episode. I predict that Omrosa is getting the boot. Now I am only basing this on that he said the person was rude that is getting fired.

TV bites tonight. I am getting tired of Law and Order. I hope all you people out there are enjoying the grammy's. I have heard that beyonce has one four or either five grammys.

Sports on NBC - AFL and Nascar

As I frequently do, I will comment what is on our one channel today. Being a man I do love sports and most of the year we miss out on NBC. Unless you like Notre Dame Football.. Well two sports that I have become fans of b/c of the one channel issue. One is Arena Football and the Other is Nascar.

So I am watching AFL right now. Fast paced football at it's based. No I know that Nascar is a weird sport but it is entertaining. Never really thought I would be a racing fan. But it feeds that need for sports in my heart. Go Ahead make fun of me.

Doug

Saturday, February 07, 2004

Ways to Simplify your Life

I found this great article on Fast company on ways to simplify your life here is the article ( I will provide the link to the article at the end):

6 Ways to Simplify Your Life
Advice from best-selling author Elaine St. James.

From: Issue 15 | June 1998, Page 156 By: Michael Warshaw Photographs by: Bernd Auers
Elaine St. James's best-selling books are themselves marvels of simplicity. They are short, well designed, and organized for quick reading. They offer hundreds of techniques - some modest, some radical - to simplify your life. Here are six of our favorites. Here are six of our favorites.

1. Resign from any organizations whose meetings you dread.

2. Learn to live with less information: Stop watching TV news. Cancel half your magazine subscriptions.

3. Work where you live, or live where you work.

4. Be in bed by 9 p.m. one night a week.

5. Live on half of what you earn, and save the other half.

6. Keep asking, "Is this going to simplify my life?"
LINK

Friday, February 06, 2004

NO TV NIGHT

WE opted for no tv tonight.. Which has be awesome. We have talked and played a game. And I read the Chronicles of Narnia to my wife. What a great time!!

OT - Carlie

I am just so sad about the abduction and murder of that poor sweet girl in FLA. It is so hard to take?

Anyway

Thursday, February 05, 2004

The Apprentice!!!!

Just gets better and better.....and better...

Best Night of TV

It is Thursday Night. Our favorite night of Tv. You have friends and the Apprentice. I don't know if we mentioned we love the apprentice but we do. Speaking of which.

Today we saw something better than TV today. Our Baby on a sonogram!!

Doug

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Orkut

Did I mention I was addicted. If you want an invite just let me know... it is ridculous that people are selling invites on ebay!!

AOL Seeks Refund in Wake of Jackson Incident - This is cracking me up

FROM AD WEEK - NEW YORK America Online, the sponsor of this year's Super Bowl halftime show, is seeking a refund in the wake of singer Janet Jackson's breast-baring incident during the telecast, sources said.

The Time Warner Internet unit is asking the National Football League, which sold the halftime sponsorship, to pay up, according to sources. AOL planned to replay the halftime show on its service, but cancelled in light of a Federal Communications Commission probe into the incident. The halftime show featured a duet that ended with singer Justin Timberlake pulling off part of Jackson's costume to reveal her right breast.


The NFL, however, believes the compensation should be provided by Viacom's CBS and MTV, which aired and produced the event, respectively, sources said. On Monday, MTV in a statement called the incident "unrehearsed [and] unplanned."

"We're still gathering information and we'll continue talking with AOL," said an NFL representative. A CBS rep said the NFL sells the halftime sponsorship, adding that, "Since this is not our sponsorship, there's not much else we can say."

Meanwhile, sources said that the NFL has cut Justin Timberlake's N' Sync band mate, JC, from performing in this weekend's Pro Bowl halftime show in Honolulu. Hawaiian performers have replaced the singer, sources said.

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Tv Show Cancellations

One thing when you have one channel that you realize alot is how may TV shows get cancelled. They move Tv shows so much. DUH!

Here is a list of shows that I have seen cancelled or that or on the verge:


1. Inside Schwarz - It sucked
2. Good Morning Miami - On the way out
3. Ed - On the Way out
4. Let's Make a Deal
5. Crime and Punishment
6. Providence
7. Emeril

There has to be more....



But it is crazy how competive this TV is... At least network TV

Doug

Monday, February 02, 2004

Does CBS think we're that stupid? | A Whole Lotta Nothing

Check this OUT!!! I AGREE!!!!!!!!!

I stand corrected!

Ok it is called the boob tube( As I was informed by a reader.). BUT HEY I WASN'T HARMED BUY IT B/C I didn't SEE it!! Thank God for THAT!



Doug

JANET and JUSTIN - Careful some nudity in links

Ok... I hate TV. So I didn't get to see the soup Er Bowl. But I am so sick sick sick of exposed skin and crap like that. I just get tired of having sex slammed in my face. I am tired of stars thinking the only way they can get media exposure is doing crap.

BUT it does work. I know. Let's just have some respect for the world. don't show your b*east on tv. WHY? Why do we need this. What does it accomplish.

Can't we leave some things to our imagination?

Plus this story says that CBS knew this was going to happen. It makes you want to smash all tv's....BUT HERE I AM LINKING TO IT. Promoting sex.

You can call me a prude that is fine. I am just done with nudity and crap on tv. And movies have gone way to far for "realism".

I loved the matrix but the last one had way to many fight scenes. It was just so dull. Give me plot, give me character development and SHOW us respect!

Oh well! Just check out the story on Drudge.

Doug

ORKUT

So I am addicted To Orkut. I received an Invite to ORKUT. And I absolutely love it. But then again......If you want an invite just let me know.

Sunday, February 01, 2004

Super Bowl

Well the worst night of all (at least in my opinion) to have one channel. We are going to miss the ADS. Not really the game but the ADS.

going to be watching the gamecast.

Doug

Saturday, January 31, 2004

Outside

We are going to spend the day doing some geocaching. Which I love! We love the outdoors. It has warmed up a little so we are going to chance it!!

Friday, January 30, 2004

I found a great article on Reality TV.

Although I do enjoy some reality TV. This is a great letter to TV Execs about Reality TV

Smash your TV

It is a really evil device the TV. But I did tape Friends last night. The local channel was showing it at 3:00 a.m. so I decide I would tape it. to be watched another time. Hey I added a link to left. Clark Howard is an incredible consumer advocate. If you have him you area you should listen to him. I believe the best way to simplify your life is to start with your money.

BTW, friends was a stinking rerun. ARGH. MORE RERUNS.

Doug

Thursday, January 29, 2004

The Apprentice

Ok so our favorite show just went off. The APPRENTICE. Bowie Hogg got fired. He was such a stand up guy! Oh Well.. Nick has turned in to a real jerk. Troy is a great guy I hope that he doesn't get the boot next week. It seems like he might!!

ARGH!!! RERUNS!!!

AND Will and GRACE is on...it is a rerun...........argh!!

One Channel - NO FRIENDS

Do they think I am stupid. Like I am going to stay up till 3:00 a.m. to watch friends. They showed the debate over FRIENDS. They are still talking about the DEBATE and we are going to miss WILL and GRACE. ARGH!!!! Tell them to SHUT UP!!!

This is Awesome - Space Invaders

This will get rid of my I hate TV Blues

Hate TV

I hate TV today. Nothing but crap on one channel. So we played cards last night. That was awesome. I won. And then we watched Whale Rider. Ok Movie.

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

John Kerry

... Too Funny To pass up.

The Apprentice

I love the Apprentice one of the many great things about NBC. I also love friends. I am really afraid that the local channel here is going to show the debate instead of friends or the apprentice. I WILL BE MAD. I can't change the channel...... Don't get me wrong. I care about politics but I just love the Apprentice more.

Simple

Doug

Life is grand

I love the simple life. Been home and work for a couple of days. Cooked home made food with fresh rosemary. It so awesome to be able to cook fresh from stuff you grow.

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Snowed In Day Two! Wow!

Day two. Can't get out of the camp. We are still snowed in.

The beauty of living simple sometimes that it is so simple. Ok, I know that sounds like a very stupid statement. But let me give you some examples:

1) I have dial-up internet - It is either ON or OFF. I don't have to worry about whether the cable company or the DSL is having low bandwidth issues

2) We live in a beautiful area. We go for a walk. It is so simple. We don't have to get in a bus/car for a beautiful park. We live in the park. We go out our door.

3) I think reading is so simple. Whether you reading peoples web logs, magazine's or books. It is simple.


But I know it is boring to read about such simplicity. I am not trying to win awards by ranting on about simplicity. I am striving for simplicity. In every aspect of our lives.

I think some where along the way we missed it. I think you can have technology and live simple. It is a fine balance. But we let things make our lives complicated. More on that later.

But the best example of simple living are indoor cats. That eat, sleep, poop, play and then sleep some more. Now that is simple.

Some people don't want to live simple. Me I do. I don't want to spend gobs of money on crap. I do sometimes. I found this great discussion board on Living Below your means. I put a link in the menu section. More later

Living Simple.

Doug

Monday, January 26, 2004

Simplicity ...ARGH!!

Well today is one of those days where you wish you weren't so SIMPLE. We are snowed in. Now this might be a southern thing, b/c I haven't mentioned this yet but we are in the south. So snow in the south means everything shuts down. That people have bought all the bread and milk for miles around (that is a blog by itself)

I used the term snow but it really is just sleet. We can't go anywhere in this rural area. The roads aren't passable. So we are watching TV right now. The One Channel so just lots of Today show right now. But we are about to hit the time of day where crappy TV comes on. SOAP OPERAS - sorry soap fans. Alright then!! These are the days when my wife and I say alright we are going to get satellite. (We have decide not to get a satellite to SIMPLIFY our lives).

Most days. One Channel makes decisions easy. We don't have to surf channels. We either like it or we don't. And if we don't we cut it off. We either go outside, read, play a board game or surf the internet. If you don't realize TV is a trap. When we go to visit relatives I will sit in front of the TRAVEL CHANNEL all day and watch the World Poker Tour marathon. You know it is true. You have done it.

But today.....ONE Channel and snowed in.

Living Simple with One Channel. More later!

Sunday, January 25, 2004

One Channel - A brief introduction

In November of 2001, I began a new journey. For years I have been working at Camps, but that was in the summers. The camps I worked at was rural, but there was a town reasonably close enough where you could get groceries within five minutes. When I moved to my new camp (which will remain nameless) I moved to a true rural area. It is 30 minutes to a decent grocery store. I love nature and I love the outdoors. But when not engaged in those activities. I just like any other male surround my life with gadgets.

So by November 2001 television had become a part of my life. Just like most Americans my life had become wrapped in the television. It is where I got my news and entertainment (and still is to some degree). When moving into my job provided home I was furnished a TV Antenna (what in the world is this antique device). ***Now let me digress for a moment. Growing up as a kid in Atlanta we got all the network channels. Cable TV wasn't the norm. I remember when we got cable. So I am not one of those people growing only knowing cable. I mean I can remember my Commodore 64 and 300 baud modem. *** So back to the story. I proceeded to plug the antenna cable into my TV and found that I got ONE CHANNEL. Hey this is better than no channels as I was thinking. That one Channel was NBC. (Not insult others but I was thinking of all channels to just get this was the best to have).

This Blog is to document what just one channel (and living in a rural area) has done for our lives. The coming blogs will be of current and past events that we have encountered. We live in a modest sized house (provided by the camp in which I am employed), we have three cats and my wife is pregnant with our first child. She is also a financial/debt advisor. To bring our lives back to a more community oriented life. We aren't there. This will be the beginning of striving and what happens along the way. My wife will be adding her thoughts to our journey.

Living Simply. One Channel.