This is why I don’t live in Wisconsin…

Okay… this is just plain weird.

I have no problem with eating a deer. In fact, I have no problem with someone eating roadkill (within reason of course). This is not to say that I would do it… I’m just fine with someone else doing it.

However…. I think we as a society should draw the line at eating roadkill with nub antlers, seven legs, and both male and female reproductive organs! Come on…. that is disgusting!

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Amazingly Simple Home Remedies

1. If you are choking on an ice cube, don’t panic. Simply pour a cup of boiling water down your throat and presto, the blockage will be almost instantly removed.

2. Clumsy? Avoid cutting yourself while slicing vegetables by getting someone else to hold them while you chop away.

3. You can avoid arguments with the Mrs. about lifting the toilet seat just by using the sink.

4. For high blood pressure sufferers: simply cut yourself and bleed for a few minutes, thus reducing the pressure in your veins. Remember to use an egg timer.

5. A mouse trap placed on top of your alarm clock will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the snooze button.

6. If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives. Then you will be afraid to cough.

7. Have a bad toothache? Smash your thumb with a hammer and you will forget all about the toothache.

8. Sometimes, we just need to remember what the rules of life really are:
In life, you only need two tools – WD-40 and Duct Tape.
If it doesn’t move but should, use the WD-40.
If it should not move and does, use the duct tape.

9. Remember: Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

10. Never pass up an opportunity to go to the bathroom.

Thought for the day:
Some people are like slinkies… they are not really good for anything… but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.

Thoughts from my old high school English teacher

Power Outage

UPDATE: We have power! I have the utmost respect for the guys working for AmerenUE. They are working hard and fast (and hopefully safely) to restore power as quickly as possible. They did say that it still looks like it could be 7-10 days for all of the St. Louis metro area to be fully restored with power. Apparently the guys that fixed our lines just happened to be in the neighborhood and decided to stay and work on our block!

As probably everyone realizes, St. Louis was hit on Thursday/Friday with a very serious winter storm that packed lots of ice and some snow to top it off. While we did not lose power in this summer’s big storm, we did lose it on Thursday night. Interestingly enough we lost it two hours after our power line fell across our backyard and ripped chunks of the house down. We originally thought that we would be without power for 3-4 days. However, we just heard from our landlord that it could up to 10 days before power is restored.

Thankfully, we are now staying in guest housing at the seminary along with a lot of other people effected by the storm.

Please keep all those that are out working to repair the storm damage in your prayers.