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‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the skies

Air defenses were up, with electronic eyes.

Combat pilots were nestled in ready-room beds

As enemy silhouettes danced in their heads.

Every jet on the apron, each SAM in its tube

Was triply-redundant linked to the Blue Cube,

And ElInt and AWACS gave coverage so dense

That nothing that flew could slip through our defense.

When out of the klaxon arose such a clatter

I turned to the screen to see what was the matter;

I dialed up the gain and then quick as a flash

Fine-adjusted the filters to damp out the hash.

And there found the source of the warning we’d heeded:

An incoming blip, by eight escorts preceded.

“Alert status red!” went the word down the wire,

As we gave every system the codes that meant “FIRE”!

On Aegis! Up Patriot, Phalanx and Hawk!

And scramble our fighters let’s send the whole flock!

Launch decoys and missiles! Use chaff by the yard!

Get the kitchen sink up! Call the National Guard!

They turned toward the target, moved toward it, converged.

Then the tracks on the radar all finally merged,

And the sky was lit up with a demonic light

As the foe met his fate in the high arctic night.

So we sent out some recon to look for debris,

Yet all that they found, both on land and on sea

Were some toys, a red hat, a charred left leather boot,

Broken sleighbells, white hair, and a deer’s parachute.

Now it isn’t quite Christmas, with Saint Nick shot down.

There are unhappy kids in each village and town.

For the Spirit of Christmas can’t hope to evade

All the web of defenses we’ve carefully made.

For look how the gadgets we use to protect us

In other ways alter, transform and affect us.

They keep us from things that make life more worth living

Like love for each other, and thoughts of just giving.

But a crash program’s on: Working hard, night and day,

All the elves are constructing a radar-proof sleigh.

So let’s wait for next Christmas, in cheer and in health,

For the future has hope: Santa’s coming by stealth!

————— Update —————–

Yesterday our family went to see Philip sing in hi choir event. I don’t exactly know what it was called, but we had to be coat checkers to get into the event free. This I really didn’t mind, it wasn’t that hard and besides that we (me and Benjamin) got tipped by most of the people. That was pretty nice since I thought we were only “volunteering” and even remarked to Benjamin before we went that they should be paying us for how much the tickets costed (almost $20 each ticket). Anyway, it was a good show, all the choirs sounded really good. But, even then I told Benjamin; “put our choir up there (meaning our homeschool choir; “the show choir” ) and we’d blow the socks off all of them.” I was somewhat kidding, but our choir does have the advantage of having a base section (I’m in that part, and we’re only the best in our choir! 😀 ). Anyway, the Young Voices choirs really did well, unfortunatly they were deprived of having any base sections except when the alumni choir joined in, which wasn’t a problem, except that I happen to really like that.

We went to wendys afterwards with our family. It was a good thing too since I hadn’t had dinner and it was nearly 8:30.

Well, today we’re going to see Chandler’s sister get married, and right now the house is empty, so I’m really wondering where my Mom took Sarah and Philip.. anyway,

Till next post.

Your faithful typer,

Yokanchi

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“Is it my imagination, or do buffalo wings taste like chicken?”

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Well, this movie is really a winner. The graphics and music,
lemme tell ya. Makes me cry.
At first I had concerns whether they were going to do the talking animals right, but I was really impressed the way the expressions, mouth movments, and body movements were made believable in the movie. Not to mention the expressive and beautiful expressions and great voice of Aslan the lion.
There were a few things I wish they had stuck with the book on. But all in all they didn’t mess up the plot too badly. A few parts were not as impressive as I would have hoped for, Peter’s fighting and the queen’s power weren’t quite as powerful and astounding as I thought they would be.
I’d give this movie 4 stars out of five and definitly a must see.

Till next post.
Your faithful typer,
Yokanchi

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I despise the pleasure of pleasing people that I despise.
– Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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“Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is.” – Will Rogers
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(great quotes, I have quite a few so I put up two this time)

I found such a good quote that instead of it going at the end of a post, I’m posting it as the highlight of this post.

It’s really a good one:

~ People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.

– George Bernard Shaw ~

And there you are people. Post your thoughts on it.

Till next post.

Your faithful typer,

Yokanchi

~ (and then, the end-of-post quote)

“Never give the devil a ride; he will always want to drive.”

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Update?

Well this week I’ve been with our youth group almost every other day. First we had Sunday school and sunday night youth group meeting. Then on Monday most of us went to the Operation Christmas Child event. Next, on Thursday most of us were again at AWANA helping out as leaders. And finally, the youth Christmas party and caroling event last night.

Anyway, that was all quite fun. Today, after sleeping in till 11:30 I went and finished my Christmas shopping with Benjamin and got something for the munchkins. 😀

well thats all for now.(and tomorrow I see the youth group again twice.)

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Here are some more funny articles I found on this site, mainly about morons who tried to get into crime. (or maybe they were just morons)

99 years for stealing a cellphone

IBM customer support nabs a thief

Thieves steal Segways, can’t figure out how to sell ‘em

How not to steal a Cadillac

Gizmondo thief busted by GPS

Teens get busted attempting to ransom stolen iPod

Crook steals cellphone from gathering of phone experts

LITE-U Portable Criminal Booking System

Clueless crooks toss gear at cops

“Messing” with OnStar gets men arrested for drunk driving

And the grand finalist

Woman with phone glued to ear robs four banks

I could find more, But thats surely enough to entertain you for far longer than you need.

Till next post.

Your faithful poster,

Yokanchi

In light of the not-so-true quotes I’ve been posting, I decided to post something a little more true.

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“Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.” – Oscar Wilde

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wow I’m really bored….

And that’s why I’m posting so soon….

bad reason, I know.

So this weeks events?

HMmmmm… thats a good question!

ah, yes! I do need to do the Youth Group newsletter. and then this saturday I’m doing…. something.

oh yeah, going to someone’s christmas party. Possibly.

Hey, chandler, are you going to Marvin’s Christmas party? He’s a guy from your church and lives on a ranch (heh, thats all I know).

Anyway, you should. Then I can try to see if we can come.

Oh, well….

I guess I’ll go write that newsletter…. maybe do some english…

oh what a boring life I lead.

Till next post.

Your faithful typer,

Yokanchi

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The quickest way to a man’s heart really is through his stomach, because then you don’t have to chop through that pesky rib cage.

– J. Jacques

~ (what an awful quote)

once again

(The ideas and opinions expressed in the end quote do not necessarily represent the moderator of this blog.)

Here’s a little break from the stuff I usually post.

Some stuff to take your mind off whatever your doing (even if your supposed to be concentrating.

I’ve been thinking of putting a link to a guest book for The Electric Typerwriter. Post what you might think of this. If you really want to, you could make me one and host it Chandler. But I can use bravenet just as easily.

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Two men dressed in Pilots’ uniforms walk up the aisle. Both are wearing

> dark glasses, one is using a guide dog, and the other is tapping his way

> along the aisle with a cane. Nervous laughter spreads through the cabin, but the men enter the cockpit, the door closes, and the engines start up.

> The passengers begin glancing nervously around, searching for some sign

> that this is just a little practical joke. But none is forthcoming.

> The plane moves faster and faster down the runway and the people sitting

> in the window seats realize they’re headed straight for the water at the

> end of the runway.

> As it begins to look as though the plane will plough into the water,

> panicked screams fill the cabin.

> At that moment, the plane lifts smoothly into the air. The passengers

> relax and laugh a little sheepishly, and soon all retreat into their

> magazines, secure in the knowledge that the plane is in good hands. In

> the cockpit, one of the blind pilots turns to the other and says,

> “You know, John, one of these days, they’re gonna scream too late and

> we’re all gonna die.

Till next post.

Your faithful typer,

Yokanchi

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I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.

– John Cage

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(The ideas and opinions expressed in the end quote do not necessarily represent the moderator of this blog.)

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