MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Turbo-Charge WordPress over Dial-Up

August 8th, 2008 Viewed 5833 times

WordPress 2.6 introduced an exciting new feature, especially for those who blog over Dial-Up Modem.  They have added support for Google Gears to the platform, so that once you enable it, many of the admin panel pages will react much quicker than they did in previous versions of WordPress.

Caption Contest 10 – Angry Husband

July 28th, 2008 Viewed 2164 times

Anger arguing What is he so mad about?  That’s your challenge for this week.  What is his deal, anyway?

Could it be that she forgot to make his food just the way he liked it?  Did she just get on his case for leaving the seat up again?  Did she just donate a whole bunch of his clothes to the Charity without asking?

There are many reason why we lose our cool, and many of them are really quite comical.

This should be an easy one for both the men and the ladies, as I’m sure that you could come up with the most hilarious and down right ridiculous things to throw fits over.

Or will it hit too close to home?

No Longer a CBD Affiliate

July 23rd, 2008 Viewed 2278 times

Gospel Reading Up until today I’ve had an affiliate relationship with CBD.  If you purchased something from CBD through this site, I received a portion of that sale for getting them the business.

Effective today, because of the decision of my State’s elected leaders to try to get every penny from online sales, that relationship has been terminated.

Summer Series Spectacular

July 21st, 2008 Viewed 1731 times

Lined Notebook Header

So I’m trying something a little new and different, and that’s why it’s been a little quiet here.  Basically, I’ve decided that I would like to try to use the slow summer months to write some longer posts and series rather than just going crazy trying to keep up with news.

To that end, I have a few series I’ve started to write, and I’ll post them when completed, and let them overlap to some degree.  That way I should be able to maintain a consistent set of content that you can expect, and I’ll vary the topic.

Caption Contest 9 – Linus’ Friend

July 21st, 2008 Viewed 1698 times

Hail the Great Pumpkin I know, it’s not October yet, but this picture is fun just the same, and it leaves us with some burning questions:

  • What is this kid saying/doing?
  • Is he a true believer in the Great Pumpkin?
  • Is he wearing blue because that’s the color of Linus’ blanket?
  • Where are the vines for the pumpkins?
  • Am I stealing all the good captions?

There’s only one more caption contest after this week.  If you haven’t gotten in, and you have a good idea, or you just want to humor me at my attempt to be funny in the midst of a summer that no one seems to be around and wanting to comment on this site—feel free to offer a comment in the box below.

Come on, you know this is a cute picture.  You know you want to comment.

Put on your thinking caps and come up with some good captions!

Have You Seen the Wall?

July 16th, 2008 Viewed 1631 times

brick wall 2

Over on the right-most sidebar is a new widget—the Wall.  Back when I was at Bravenet it was called a tag board, and it could be compared to a shout box, but this is a wall (I think it gets its name from Facebook).

So, if you have a quick message to send, try it out.  It works with AJAX, so you should not have to see a post back, and you can make any comment you’d like.

It’s just one more way for us to keep in touch!

Then again, I do have the tendency to feel that I’m talking to that wall over there, since this is summer and everyone seems to be enjoying the outdoors.

I think that’s what it is…

Maybe it’s my breath? …

Hello?

Caption Contest 8 – They’re Driving Me Nuts!

July 14th, 2008 Viewed 1392 times

NutsI’m sure we’ve all had these days.  And I’m sure that we can all empathize with the woman.  So, why is this particular woman trying to pull her hair out?

Better yet, why is she dressed to match the room, and why is it hard to tell whether she’s smiling or screaming?

I know that the moms out there that read this may be able to peer inside her mind.  And I’m just waiting to see what you come up with.

In any case, let us in on why you think that this woman is carrying on, and perhaps what we can do to help.

Do so in the comments section below…

Please?

Pretty Please?  Or perhaps I will have to pull my hair out?

Where are You?

July 8th, 2008 Viewed 1763 times

Tire swing kids

This week is Vacation Bible School at my church—first time in a few years.  So, I’m knee deep in Dinosaurs, song leading, and having kids battling a virus.

So, I’m around, commenting, visiting, and using Stumble Upon for some commentary (and even a little Twitter) but haven’t gotten a chance, really, for any good posts.  Though I have some really great topics—so you’ll just have to stay tuned.

Caption Contest 7 – Laughter

June 30th, 2008 Viewed 1301 times

laughter So, here’s a crowd of people, going to see (and record) something, and they’re all laughing!

Why did they let that guy with the camera in, anyway?  Is he filming the photographer or the show?

Why are a lot of these people wearing green and sitting in green chairs?

Pick a person (like the guy with the hand to his mouth) and tell us what he’s saying– or what is everyone laughing at? Your choice!

Caption Contest 6 – Translation Needed

June 23rd, 2008 Viewed 1884 times

carnival de ovar 1This caption contest is easy– just figure out what it is that is the caption for the book.

No, I don’t have any clue what language that is, and that’s what makes it more fun.

No, I don’t know what culture dresses their children up as books.

Yes, I do think that this child colored the book herself.

Bonus points if you come up with the context for this occasion and can tell me what the boy in the red is thinking about the girl in the blue.


Update– The language on the front of the book is Portuguese, and though there is some discrepancy as to what the translation of the actual words on the book are, come up with your captions regardless of what it really says!

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.