Friday, June 29, 2007

Wishing You a Happy Fiscal New Year's Eve

Yep, it's that time of year again. Time for the holliday that only accountants celebrate. And only those that have a different fiscal year.

Now I know I'm jumping the gun by celebrating today instead of tomorrow, but since the next day I work will be next fiscal year, I'm starting the celebration today.

In roommate news, Clint is healing very quickly. They moved up his transition to a walking boot. He's in it now and can take it off and night to move his foot around. He's even more excited about the fact that he can go swimming already.

My ultimate game was Wednesday this week. The furthest we ever fell behind was 2-4. We were ahead at half 8-7 and won 15-11. So the record becomes 3-1. It will be interesting to see how many people we have at next week's game, which is on a Friday. Granted, the 4th is Wednesday, but I'm guessing lots of people will be out of town. Frankly, I bet numbers are low all week. I just hope we have enough I don't have to play the entire game because there's no way I'm up for that.

This last weekend, I went to see Evan Almighty. It has a different feel then the first one, more of a family comedy. But it was still quite enjoyable. I'm really glad I saw it.

I have been flying through books the last couple of weeks. I've read 3 in the last week and a half. Hopefully that continues since I've now started Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. I'm hoping with the extra time off I get over the 4th that this one won't take me as long as the last one did. Of course, it is smaller, so I'm already ahead of things.


Matt said...

Ah, now personally I've got no interest in seeing Evan Almighty. I do take issue with your statement that nothing contradicts the Bible (according to what I've read).

First of all the Bible clearly states that the Flood will never come again, also that the Flood was global, not local like in the movie. And with that point it seems incredibly stupid to build an ark that fills with animals from all over, why not just move out of the valley?!?

Secondly, I read the following in another review (with a slightly different take than yours): And then there’s reason behind the Genesis Flood. “God” says, “A lot of people miss the point of the story [of the Genesis account of the Flood]. They think it’s about God’s wrath and anger. But really, it’s about believing in each other.” He goes on to illustrate that the animals came two-by-two, showing that we should live side by side with each other, and that Noah and his family worked together to build the Ark.

If that line is true (is it?) then how does that not contradict the Bible? It was about God's wrath! God clearly states that He caused the Flood because man was so wicked that He determined to wipe him off the face of the earth. It wasn't because people didn't "believe in each other."



PS Enjoy your New Year's though!
PPS I'm not trying to say you're horrible/a sinner for watching the movie, just that I disagree with your description/promotion of it.

Mark Baker said...

But this isn't the Genesis flood. And to expect it to be the Genesis flood ruins the point of the movie.

True, there was no need for all the animals to come for a local flood. Unless it was the get Evan's attention. Which is did in a very important way.

My concern was that it was a global flood. It isn't. I liked the way they handled things. And considering it was Hollywood, I'll take it. It was a positive portrayal of God.

I don't remember that quote from the movie. If it's there, I do have a problem with it. But based on what I remember, I don't have any problems.

Obviously, my memory isn't what it used to be. :)