I get spam comments on my blog all the time – pretty much daily… Usually they are just garbage, and they get deleted immediately and life goes on. But this morning I saw that I had a comment that had been sent to the spam area of my comments management area (sorry – couldn’t think of what that area would be called…), and I went in and checked it out. I always check them out – just in case a real comment got pushed there on accident. Well, much to my surprise, I see this:
You may have to click on the image and see it at actual size to be able to read it. Also, the name has been blurred to protect the…ummm…innocent…
I have wonderful news! What He Is Teaching Me (the blog…this blog…) just reached 100 comments! That’s right! And even though 50 or so of them are actually me replying to other people’s comments, I still take great joy in the fact that 100 different times people have written a comment in relation to one of my posts. So to celebrate, I am going to write 100 posts today. Not really… I am going to post 3 or 4 different times…like the STM post I did earlier, this post, and the next one where I share a screenshot of a comment someone left about their problem with herpes…I only wish I were kidding…
Anyway, thank you for coming to the site! Thank you for reading my mediocre posts! And thank you for commenting! You don’t know how much I am blessed by it!!!
Maybe it’s only because I lived in the deer hunting capital of Texas when I was a teenager. Maybe it’s because I’ve watched a lot of TV. Or maybe it’s because I have common sense. But whatever the reason, I am pretty sure that, if given the opportunity (or maybe I should say, presented with the necessity), I could kill an animal. I’m not a hunter, and I don’t own any hunting firearms – I used to own some archery equipment, but I sold it and never hunted with it. But if someone said “Jeremy, there’s an animal that is suffering out there, and we need you to take this handgun, go out there, and put it out of it’s misery,” I’m 98% certain I could do it with 2 or less shots. Sadly, not everyone can say this.
I read a news story this afternoon about a sheriff’s deputy who was sent to see about a deer that had been hit by a car and was still alive:
“…the incident began after a call came in shortly after 7 a.m. regarding a deer that had been hit by a car along Tower Road near the Alachua County Library. The deputy was sent there and found that the deer had been hit at least twice but was still alive…’the deputy didn’t know where to shoot it. He calls the sergeant, and the sergeant says to shoot it right behind the shoulder, which is the location of the heart,’ Lt. Maynard said. Instead, the deputy shot the deer in the stomach.”
And not just once – 17 times, to be exact (see the entire story here).
So what is the biggest lesson we can all learn from this? Deer are incredibly tough animals who can live through getting hit by a car – twice – and 16 gun shots. But not 17. Seventeen gun shots kills them every time.
It’s been a while since I’ve been this ready for a weekend. I’m pretty excited… How excited, you ask? Well, not quite as excited as this dog is excited about pop-up books. But I’m pretty darn excited.
Photo linked to from the Tosh.0 Blog
So I’m going along this morning, minding my own business, reading some theology blogs and having a good time. I’m learning a lot, seeing the diverse point of view held by many people who share my faith, and really not expecting anything funny. I get to this one blog, talking about the Calvinist belief that regeneration (being born again) comes before faith in Christ, and I am reading through the comments, when all of a sudden I see this:
I laughed. I laughed hard and good. All I can say is, “oh my goodness…”
So I said I was going to start a few new series on the blog here – stuff that wouldn’t necessarily be regular, but that would be awesome. A little something to look forward to, maybe. Well, here’s one I’ve been wanting to start for a while, but that I haven’t had anything for. I’m going to call it OMG, which of course stands for “Oh My Goodness!” It will contain stuff that makes me both laugh, and shake my head. Here goes number 1:
This is a screenshot from my WordPress Dashboard (admin page). It’s of my referrers – Websites from which people have clicked to get to my site. You may have to click on the image to make it full size, so that you can read who my only referrer for today has been. Out of all 3 views that I have had today, only one was referred from a different site. And the site was MaleYeastInfestionCures.org. Yep… That’s my audience, folks. That’s the kind of stuff I’m attracting here at What He Is Teaching Me. Makes me want to shake my head and say Oh-Em-Gee…