Ah, Jared's Java. Pleasant taste. Slight Monsterism.

Welcome to the home of my mind, where I brew my intellectual and spiritual joe. Sit back and let me pour you a cup or two. I promise not to cut you off, even after you get the caffeine jitters.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Christmas: Day 12

My computer geek score is greater than 10% of all people in the world! How do you compare? Click here to find out!

First off, it is official, I am NOT a computer nerd! Coming from a rural, blue collar community, that fact just makes me smile :) I am not computer illiterate, however. I was even named Time Magazine's person of the year for 2006! If you don't believe me, read the article.

Christmas' last dance...it is a sad thought, as I love Christmas and don't look forward to taking down the tree and decorations tomorrow, but Epiphany is almost here. Time to finish the introspective, plan, and get the new year off on the right foot. Also, as Epiphany celebrates the wise mens' discovery of the Christ child, it is time to pause and reflect how my own discovery of the same has impacted my life, or maybe should be impacting it.

Today, the NFL lost a great coach and role model. Bill Cowher, head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers for the last 15 years, announced that he was resigning so that he could spend more time with family. We've seen it coming for about a year, but it is hard to have it happen. He is a great father, great husband, an excellent role model for the nation's youth, and great community guy. It may sound trite, but the NFL is a huge and widely popular sport. NFL coaches and players sometimes seem as if they are the last ones left in the national spotlight who embrace traditional values who can be widely cheered for doing so. Losing a character guy like Bill Cowher is a blow to that. He was a model of mature masculinity who wasn't afraid to show his emotions, be they tears, anger, or joy. I'll certainly miss him and his (in)famous chin and spittle.

Have a good weekend.


Chelf said...

Having never watched football with much fervor, I have to feel sad for the sport losing a man of character. There are so few to start with.

Having never celebrated Christmas, or many other holidays commonly associated with Christendom at large, I have enjoyed learning about the 12 days from you. I hope to continue to learn this year.

Chelf said...

I went back and took your quiz. I got a 33, and Jeff said he got a 37. We use Linux, and those who admitted that get an average score of 56. Fun Quiz!