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Adam, Eve, and Original Sin [Apr. 16th, 2012|08:08 pm]
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K and I had occasion recently to discuss Adam and Eve, if you can believe it. I had mentioned some post I'd seen alleging the reason for all the stupefying anti-women BS coming out of the GOP boiled down to the Christian fundamentalists' position that "Eve F*#$ed up back in the day and now we gotta control women to make sure they don't mess up again!"



So for the past few days this has been something of a joke around the house, where if a topic came up where it seemed women tend to get the short end of the stick, I'd playfully say something like "Well that's what you guys get for getting everyone kicked out the garden!". Mind you neither K nor I are particularly religious, but it's an interesting exercise in armchair philosophy + lulz.



Today K sends me an IM while I'm working to pose the idea to me that "Maybe the truth was not in the fact that Eve tempted Adam with the apple but rather that Adam was susceptible to the temptation..". She went on to posit that yes Eve ate of the fruit, but she was "deceived/beguiled by the serpent", whereas Adam hadn't and thus had less excuse. This got me to thinking, but as I've little familiarity with the bible, I looked up an online version to do some checking. From what I gather, the bare facts were these.



1. BOTH Adam and Eve already knew they weren't supposed to be eating of the fruit of the Tree of Widsom - God had already told them.

2. Eve ate of the fruit after she was deceived by the serpent.

3. Adam ate of the fruit after his wife gave it to him.



The lesson derived here, as I responded to K, was that, although Adam was the FIRST man to be more afraid of his wife than God, he was certainly not the last.
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Garlic Bread [Jun. 13th, 2011|07:17 pm]
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Garlic bread might not always be the right answer, but I'm pretty sure it's never the wrong answer.
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Garden 2011 [Mar. 20th, 2011|06:32 pm]
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Started up the garden again! Cleared out the old stuff, raised the middle bed's dirt level, planted 4 kinds of tomatoes, basil, thyme, sage, lavender, parsley and oregano.
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Just made me laugh is all [Feb. 14th, 2011|07:03 pm]
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Ode to the Mouse [Jan. 11th, 2011|05:59 pm]
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Downloaded the demo of Dead Space 2 on PS3. This just confirmed my disdain of First Person Shooters on consoles (i.e. no mouse) - its like trying to tie your shoes with one hand. Except instead of using your fingers you're gripping a spoon; coated in molasses. And your ex girlfriend is complaining in your ear. Also, Hitler is nearby. In short, I don't recommend it.
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With apologies to the Old Spice guy... [Jan. 10th, 2011|05:47 pm]
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Hello LiveJournalers.

Look at your post, now back to mine, now back at your post, now back to mine.

Sadly, it isn't mine, but if you stopped using "UR" type abbreviations and used proper punctuation, capitalization and spelling it could look like mine.

Look down, back up. Where are you? You're in front of a computing device with access to online tutorials on how to write.

What's in your hand? Back at me. It's a pointing device that can send you to free online dictionaries.

Look again. Nearby is a keyboard or input device with every punctuation mark you will ever need.

Anything is possible with the slightest amount of education and effort.

I'm on a chair.
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Mr. Solderer. er. er.. Solderrrr.. Mr. Fix-it! [Oct. 26th, 2010|06:37 pm]
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Pool saline chlorination system was not working. Symptoms indicated a burnt out minor electronic component.

Replacement board: At least $180.

If have a service provide and install it, at LEAST $300.

Took a gamble. $10 or so later for 2 parts (in case I messed up one) and shipping, and teaching myself to solder, I seem to have repaired it! Go me!

Won't be long before I'm modding my PS3 or Xbox360 to laugh at country lockouts and proprietary hard drives. Now all I need is a PS3 or Xbox360.

I think some beer purchased with the savings is in order.
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Seattle 2010 Pics [Sep. 27th, 2010|10:18 am]
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Seems I only post on LJ when I'm in Seattle anymore. Heh.

Anyway I was working up an indexed set of pics with captions but CBA on the captions, so if you see something that interests you, ask about it :)

Seattle Pics!Collapse )
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Alive & In Seattle [Sep. 27th, 2010|09:29 am]
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Still alive, mostly. On vacation in Sea-Town. Finally managed to get a good vid of the flying fish at Pike Place after all these years. There's one other on my youtube channel also.

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Painting Math [Sep. 5th, 2010|07:11 pm]
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Cheferos needs to paint the high walls in his foyer, which rise 18'. Cheferos stands roughly 6'4" with workboots on, can (comfortably) reach another 1' higher than that for extended periods, and the maximum safe working height of a ladder is generally 3' shorter than its maximum length. Assuming Cheferos uses the safe ladder ratio of 1:4, meaning a ladder should stand 1 unit of distance out from the wall for ever 4 units of height it rises, what is the shortest safe ladder size Cheferos could rent? Hint: Use the Pythagorean Theorem.

OH YEAH!!! WHO SAYS YOU DON'T NEED MATH AFTER HIGH SCHOOL!
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