Tuesday, September 26, 2006

MySpace Account for Sale

No, this is apparently not a joke.

A guy on E-Bay is selling a MySpace account with over 1000 friends. I would post the link here, but since it's an active E-Bay auction set to expire in a few days, the link would probably be invalid pretty soon anyway. So I just took a screen capture of the page (click for full-sized image):

I don't think it tells you which MySpace account it is, so it's anybody's guess as to who these "over 1000 friends" are. Probably auto-added musicians, spammers, fake profiles with pictures of models to try and lure you to porn sites, lesbian midgets, emo posers, and all the other usual MySpace suspects.

But hey -- why bother to make lots of friends the old-fashioned way, when you can just buy them on-line?

Monday, September 25, 2006

No Place Like Home

I'm back home after a week in California -- I was mostly there for business, but got to see some old friends and have a little fun, too.

It's kind of weird to visit a place that I once called "home", but while there to feel a very long way from home. My wife went with me, and even though she was born and raised in California, she commented on the return flight, as our plane touched down in Nashville, "It's good to be home."

That may not sound like much, but you have to understand that we moved here to Nashville a little over a year ago, completely without a real plan, and with no idea whether things would work out or not. We left behind a secure and comfortable situation, and honestly didn't know if we were making a good decision or a huge mistake. I wish I had some neat story like "We felt led by the Spirit" or something, but I don't. We just had restless souls that felt like we no longer wanted to stay where we were, and decided to set out and see where we ended up. I do feel like we ended up where we were "supposed to be", but in saying that, I also wonder if that would have been true wherever we chose, as long as we were "seeking first the Kingdom of God" -- which hopefully we are, though in a sort of clumsy and imperfect way.

Now that I'm back, I feel a little out of touch -- I didn't get a chance to read my favorite blogs while I was gone. And as I pretty much expected, I have returned to a mountain of unread new entries at each blog. So off I go to try and catch up...

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Party Time

Some folks may be extremely adept in social situations, and excel at meeting new people and mingling with crowds. Personally, I have always been a bit on the awkward side when it comes to such interaction, and I marvel at those who are able to live the life that the rest of us can only dream of. This brief photo presentation is dedicated to you, the life of the party...