Doubledose of Big XBOX 360 News
Its not everyday that my two favorite video game franchises release huge news. But its very, very few days that both drop nuggets of goodness for us to devour. Gears of War Epic Games delicious franchise is allowing Capcom to utilize Marcus & Dom from Gears of War fame in their upcoming Lost Planet 2 title. Having recently purchased Lost Planet 1 (though not playing it yet), my interest is...
CNet: AT&T/Verizon raise prices, hidden under... →
MaBell & Veriwi have both dropped their unlimited calling packages, hoisted as a price war and giving more value for the consumer. At the same time, they are now going to require people with quick messaging phones (ie LG Neon & LG Envy) to have a data plan. Great. So the Samsung Impression I bought to AVOID a data plan & the MotoQ we bought my wife to AVOID a data plan (by buying it...
Time For Kids | Classroom | Home | The State of... →
The big story here is not kids views about Obama, but what kids are wishing for. Our culture is “scripting” them to lust for certain things for their lives - charting their course with compasses of hope for (in this order): Money (27%) Possessions (15%) And these rank higher than: happiness, a long life, and a better world. Say hello to the children of Empire. We have an...
Why I don't play Modern Warfare 2 (but do play...
These days whenever I sign onto XBOX Live, I am greeted by a friends list of people who are almost all playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Over and over I receive online invites to play along, and a few friends who are stumped that I don’t play the game. That being said, I figured it might help to get a few thoughts about this subject out. First and foremost, this is a finely crafted...
Pandora vs last.fm
Web radio is really coming into its own, and two services are really at the top of the heap (though others are also popular). Here are my thoughts about these two services: Pandora For several years, I’ve been an off-and-on Pandora user. Fueled by what they call the “Music Genome Project” Pandora has a massive catalog of songs, each categorized by over 400 attributes, such as...
Hait’s annual GDP: $8.5 billion. Amount paid out in bonuses to executives of Goldman Sachs: $20 billion. http://bit.ly/8HknNm
For those wondering, I’ll admit: I missed 3/4 of my playoffs picks this weekend. And THAT is why I love this game! Vikings-Saints RAWKS!
Dear Wild Wings Patron: Still wearing Crocs? Thanks for sticking around! Sincerely, 2004
I am saddened today by the death of 2007 Buccaneers #4 overall pick, DE Gaines Adams. Dude was my go-to defensive player in Madden. RIP.
This is the biggest attendance i’ve seen in The Link, our tween service. NFL picks: Cowboys over Favre & Chargers beat J-E-T-S
Sports radio stations 610, 810, 1500, & 1550 all covering ncaa hoops instead of nfl playoffs. NO ONE CARES UNTIL MARCH! #terrestrialfail
Check off bucket list item #48: nearly faint while donating blood.
Solomon’s Porch employee away so i answer phone. Prank call: “can you make love in the syrup?” me: no. “do you have any books on it?”
Haven’t been in a Dollar General in a loooong time. This joint doesn’t look like a flea market anymore!
Carshopping. Two cars in bad shape with high repair costs. If anyone has a fresh car laying around you wanna give away, i’m your guy!
Heard a dastardly rumor about 22 inches of snow next week. If ANYONE mentions a white Christmas this year, i may go Ren Hoek.
Febreze is the college dorm’s equivalent to the washing machine, but far faster.
Late night tumblog “Wrestling with God.” Doubting God? Frustrated? Good news! http://bit.ly/7LHYGn. Site is http://bradmeyerlive.tumblr.com
Wrestling with God
In conversations with people both professionally and personally, a lot of people connected to me are wrestling with God. Some are doubting God, others are angry with God, while others just don’t know what to think. Monotheistic history is riddled with tales of people who had epic struggles with God. Moses argued with God. Job blamed God for all his woes. Adam wanted to be like God, then hid...
Wondered how @stephaniemeyer has so many followers. She gets gobs of messages from fans of a poorly written saga thinking she is the author.
Wait: RISK is coming to XBOX Live? Wow - there’ll be nothing like building up Australia for hours my couch! SIIIIAM! http://bit.ly/6kMyG8
Oh Converse Chucks. Thou art so comfortable, yet in the snow, so incapable.
Getting radio station at 1500am out of Minneapolis coming in as clear as KGNM. Take that Michael W Smith!
Writing OT class for teens. Finished Leviticus. Surely Campbell’s Firehouse Chili will make Numbers a joy. Firehouse, you never let me down!
You know what’s akward? The Happy Birthday song. When they sing it to you, you just take it. Singing it is awfully odd, too.
1 vs 100 question: What is Michael J Fox’s middle name? Answer: Andrew?!?!?! Was it so hard to be Michael A Fox, Marty McFly?
What is Scripture to me?
I was texted a question today which doesn’t deserve a 160 character response. The question of the position of Scripture is one which deserves much attention and caution. To me, the Hebrew and Greek texts of Scripture, in their archetypal intent, are accounts of the ongoing struggle of humanity to partner with the LORD to recover creation’s intended experience. This process began...
Just voted “Santa’s Elves” on “Who’s A Better Wrapper?” vote too.
1 vs 100 Live →
I really like 1 vs 100 on XBOX Live. I don’t expect to get to be The One (ever), but ranking up is fun. Who its for: Fans of Scene-it, party games, people intimidated by video games Who its not for: Those who hate trivia, those with really short attention spans Overall Rating (Out of 5 Stars): 2.5
Breakroom chat: If you could give someone a new name that fit them better, what would it be? They called me Andrew. Not sure to think there.
Methinks SJSD students didn’t REALLY need a snow day. A few winds and an inch of snow? Lesson plans in shambles! Gasp!
Snow on a Wednesday? MYC day? Jack Frost has just been upgraded from fired to evil.
Will someone please call Audio Adrenaline for me. Just tell them my head doesn’t want “Some Kind of Zombie” inexplicably stuck in it anymore
I work for a local church and have been writing a class reviewing the Hebrew (Old) Testament. Week 2’s lesson about Exodus has been a joy to work on. I have been invited to speak to the youth ministry week from tomorrow during their series about prayer, and undoubtedly will incorporate Moses relationship with God into this. I can’t believe how close that guy was to God. In the coming...
Watching TNA on SpikeTV to see Hulk Hogan. Grew up watching wrestling w/my dad. Watching with him tonight.
RT @joshbrage & @brandonproff) Avatar script & Pocahontas script. @derrickcollins called this weeks ago. http://i.imgur.com/JmRmb.jpg
Ima seconding @brittanymorrow. This “New Ice Age” is beyond evil. Here’s your hashtag I’m going to be wearing out: #firejackfrost
Today, I was sent a link to YouTube Feather (Beta). Think Facebook Lite, but for YouTube. Very zippy. http://www.youtube.com/feather_beta
3 new floors laid. Huge recombobulation underway. Somewhere Bob Villa and Ty Pennington are sharing a beer to laugh at us.
Matrix marathon on AMC. The few people in this film not wearing sunglasses haven’t been warned about greenhouse gas UV affects on eyesight.
New spot for blogging, movie/game/music reviews, etc at http://bradmeyerlive.tumblr.com. First post: Boxee Alpha review. Crossx blog imports
Boxee (Alpha) →
I’ve been using Boxee for the last 24 hours and I’m incredibly impressed with it. A robust setup with it will take some effort, but makes things really simple. Geeks who know about things like RSS will really dig it. Who its for: Early adopters of cool tech, people who want to drop cable/satellite, people who use several services like Hulu and YouTube often Who its not for: Those who...