Work in Progress

Baseball, Seminary, Wrestling, and the Dreams and Days of one Mike Work's Angeles experience

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

New Goal: Cracking the Minesweeper World Rankings by the end of the year...

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Sixteen days from the election
Last night, it rained. Rather than going out in the rain after 11p, I caught up on the news from Atlanta, and came across Cynthia Tucker's column: Chief Justice Thomas? Uh-oh | Good point made, apart from all partisanship:

The next president could appoint as many as four justices to the nation's highest court. John Paul Stevens and Chief Justice William Rehnquist are now octogenarians. Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg are both cancer survivors in their 70s. But given that so many important decisions of late have been decided by 5-4 margins, the next president need appoint only two to tilt the court persuasively toward his ideology. If he appoints two fortyish justices, he will change the court for a very long time.

Worth taking into account...
Props go out to THIS guy... Posted by Hello

[Picture taken from Lockhart Steele via Bronx Banter]

Yeah, last night's game...was probably fun for the Sheffield and Matsui families, but for the rest of us, 4point5 hours gets pretty tortuous after a while...

Saturday, October 09, 2004

As Promised last night...

I must give props to the brass behind the establishment known as Del Taco, not for their prices, nor for the food to which those prices are attached. No, Del Taco gets props for their concern about the well-being of their customers, demonstrated by their separation of bathroom keys. As such, when I asked for a key anoche, I only received implicit permission to enter the men's room, not the ladies', which remained locked when said key was applied. So...this meant that Jessie had to ask for her own key, but could be assured that there were no men in the ladies' room.

Sunday, October 03, 2004

I'm going to take another beating this quarter, mega-workload already being felt (as I realize that not touching my exegetical homework from Thursday to Saturday was not the best of ideas).

But on the plus side, I got my first choice in presentation topics for Theological Method, and have a killer paper topic in the works, one which can very easily become a writing sample, if not a dissertation. The bittersweet sensation of realizing that there is no body of work on the subject at sources means original research, baby...if I can do it (hence the problem of 'just how well-versed am I when it comes to the patristics, and seeing my struggles with NT greek, how will I do outside of those with which I'm familiar?')