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Archive for June, 2004

Tee·to·tal·er : One who abstains completely from a…

Posted by titusferguson on June 15, 2004

Tee·to·tal·er : One who abstains completely from alcoholic beverages.

Al·co·hol·ism : A disorder characterized by the excessive consumption of and dependence an alcoholic beverages, leading to physical and psychological harm and impaired social and vocational functioning. Also called alcohol abuse, alcohol dependence.

Social drinker : A person who drinks alcoholic beverages in moderation, chiefly when socializing.

I know Christians who think they need to make a “moral” decision about whether or not to consume alcohol. Perhaps they aren’t to blame, due to the high levels of alcoholism is society they feel they should abstain completely.

Christians ought not to have any problems with the cosumption of alcohol, what they should have issues with is alcoholism. Because nothing should ever take possession of your body in such a way that you no longer have any control over it.

Another point raised is that drinking “appears” not to be outrightly glorifying God. Well I say this; there are two ways to honor God, firstly by doing what he’s commanded, secondly by not doing something that he has forbidden. Drinking would fall into the latter of these. No where has the Lord forbidden the consumption of alcoholic beverages. So by drinking responsibly, we are honoring God.

In all of this I respect people who don’t drink for family-history reasons. Under these circumstances it may be advisable to refrain.

Well , now on to a more light hearted matter. Drinking songs!

Anyone who knows anything about the Celtic band Great Big Sea, knows that their songs are about two things, drinking and chicks. And they’ve written great songs on both these subjects. “Jakey’s Gin”, “The Night That Patty Murphy Died”, “The Old Black Rum”, and “I’m A Rover”. All great songs to raise a pint to.

Another great band is Da Vinci’s Notebook. Even their song title is cool: “Another Irish Drinking Song”.

So next time you’re out enjoying the brew, I recommend you find some good drinking tunes, it helps the grog go down easier.

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This is going to be one of those like-everyone-els…

Posted by titusferguson on June 10, 2004

This is going to be one of those like-everyone-elses blog posts. However I promise to keep things like this to a minimum.

Today was, still is, my birthday. I was born in ’85 so I guess that makes me 19, which here in Canada is the legal drinking age. This has several implications:

1. Law Buddy won’t have to worry about us going to Palasad and possibly getting kicked out.

2. Now I’ll be the one who has to buy the beer.

I shouldn’t have to worry about number two for a while since my parents bought me beer for my b-day. Gotta love that eh? 🙂

In other news. I went and bought tickets to a Great Big Sea concert for my family and several friends who said they might want to come. Only now I find out some of them might not be able to make it. Well c’est la vie.

Tito

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While everybody else is posting about the politica…

Posted by titusferguson on June 4, 2004

While everybody else is posting about the political scene in Canada, I’m going to take a more light-hearted look at the history of blogging.

The word blog is actually a contraction of two words, web and log. Obviously blog sounds a lot more interesting.

I personally have eight different blogs that I read, some of the people I know personally, others I don’t. I’ve found over the years that blogs have become a form of entertainment, a way to keep up on the day-to-day lives of perfect strangers, as well as educational, a way of broadening my intellectual horizons.

Who was the first person to start blogging? As you might expect the first blog was penned, (or keyed), by one of the inventors of the Internet. No not Al Gore, rather Tim Berners-Lee. His first blog has been kindly archived at the World Wide Web Consortium. Following Berners-Lee several other big names on the Internet began blogging, including; The National Center for Supercomputing Applications’ and Netscape.

By this time the net was becoming accessible to a greater number of people so blogs started popping up all over the place. Today blogging has become a cultural norm and grown to the point where there are whole conferences devoted to it.

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Well here it is quarter after two on Wednesday mor…

Posted by titusferguson on June 2, 2004

Well here it is quarter after two on Wednesday morning and I’m at work.

My hours have been drastically cut and the only way to pick up any more was to start working nights. Its not bad though, forty-five hours a week at ten bucks an hour. The most annoying thing about it is what we have to listen to.

The fellow I work with, the supervisor, like to listen to a show called “Coast to Coast“. Its a AM talk show about the pera-normal slash conspirancy theories. In fact its quite funny to listen to, but that people actually believe this stuff is even scarrier.

So very tired, I slept all day but still…. I’m just not used to staying up all night. The last half of the night always seems to drag too.

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