I’m still alive

12 03 2007

I believe those were the words of Pearl Jam. but it’s true. I’m still here and everything is all good. I have been super busy with work, school, the Shepherds’ Conference and bloggers block. I am excited to announce that I am now an contributor to the Fellowship of Nicaea and I am very excited about that. The Lord is doing some amazing things in our lives, things that have made me think about my life and things that have convicted me. It is to this end that I will be sharing.

With what has been going on, I have decided to do two things. I am leaving wordpress to go back to blogger. I thought I would try wordpress to see how it went and while it is very cool, I am just used to blogger more and I like it also. Think of it like the guy who tried the new video game systems, but always keeps going back to his NES for some joy and entertainmet. Secondly, the new name for my blog will be the journey of j crew. My take on that is, the Storekeeper is what I do, but not who I am. If I ever changed jobs, then the thrust of the Storekeeper would not be the same. I hope this all makes sense. There is a link to your right that will get you to the new sight. So link me up again and look for more stuff from J Crew at the Fellowhship and at the journeyclick on me


Top Ten Fridays: Buildings Edition

2 03 2007

Today’s list is of the worlds tallest buildings. I have never been to any of these, but I would like to one day. Also, I still need help on what name you like for this site better. Please refer to yesterday’s post. Thanks.

World’s Tallest Buildings

1. Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan 2004 101 1,667

2. Petronas Tower 1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1998 88 1,483

Petronas Tower 2, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1998 88 1,483

4. Sears Tower, Chicago 1974 110 1,451

5. Jin Mao Building, Shanghai 1999 88 1,381

6. Two International Finance Center, Hong Kong 2003 88 1,362

7. CITIC Plaza, Guangzhou, China 1996 80 1,283

8. Shun Hing Square, Shenzhen, China 1996 69 1,260

9. Empire State Building, New York 1931 102 1,250

10. Central Plaza, Hong Kong 1992 78 1,227

Help Wanted

1 03 2007

The last few days have been crazy with school and my computer at work going crazy. I actually am going to be getting a new computer for work soon, new to me at least. Anyway, there are some things that I have been musing over and I need some help as to what you like better. I would like some response as to what name you like best or what name you think would be cool. Here are some that I like: Journey of J Crew or Team J Crew. If you have any suggestions or if you like one of these let me know. For whatever reason, I am not that creative when it comes to this kind of stuff and I am indecisive when it comes to this stuff. So, let me know and I will weigh the options.


The management of J Crew

1 Billion Served

26 02 2007

Yesterday, after I watched the Nascar race(I can’t believe I just said that) in which my team did pretty well, the news was on. I normally don’t watch the news or even read about it. I don’t know why exactly. Maybe it is because I don’t like to hear all the bad news that is going on in the world in which we live. Maybe it is so I can be in denial about it or maybe it is because it seems boring to me. Regardless, I found myself watching the news and I watched a very interesting story.

Netflix, established in 1998, is the largest online DVD rental service, offering flat rate rental-by-mail to customers in the United States. Headquartered in Los Gatos, California, it has amassed a collection of 70,000 titles and has about six million subscribers. Currently, Netflix spends about $300 million a year on postage to ship 1.4 million DVDs a day. It is the largest purely online DVD rental company, and its success has inspired a number of other companies to enter the market.(the previous statement was taken directly from Wikipedia) This past weekend they delivered their 1 billionth DVD to someone is Helotes Texas. You did hear that correctly by the way, 1 billion DVD’s delivered. It only took them 7.5 years to do it.

I currently am one of those 6 million subscribers and Saturday I received a DVD from them. The DVD was The Greatest American Hero, season 2. In honor of the 1 billion served, Netflix is awarding the customer from Texas a lifetime subscription to it. I think that is pretty awesome and it makes me wonder, what number was I on the list this weekend? I mean we received our DVD on Saturday. I bet I was pretty close. I wonder if I was like 10 or less away from being that person. That would have been awesome.

Instead, I’m just one of 6 million subscribers who will continue to pay for the likes of the A Team and Knight Rider. No worries. It’s well worth it. I just had a thought. Maybe I was the 1 billion and 1 customer. That would have been a sincere bummer. Now that we know that Netflix has passed the 1 billion mark in deliveries, I think as a courtesy to their customers, they should tell you in your que what number you are. I would like to know if I have a shot at being the 2 billionth delivery. If they showed the numbers, then I could order accordingly. It’s just a thought, but I think it would be very beneficial.

In fact, I bet if you started numbering the deliveries in people’s que’s, you would get even more customers because they would treat like a game. Let’s me see how close I can get to being the blank customer. Point of clarification. That blank is a fill in the blank and not an expletive blank. It is amazing to me that many thought that this idea of sending DVD’s through mail would be a stupid one. Oops, I guess they were wrong. Apparently, it’s pretty popular. If you desire to read the article concerning this story, click here

Top Ten names for pets

23 02 2007

Today’s top ten is of the most popular pet names. The name of our dog did not make it. I personally think that Ellie is a way better name than Smokey, but that is just my totally biased opinion.

Most Popular Pet Names

1. Max

2. Sam

3. Lady

4. Bear

5. Smokey

6. Shadow

7. Kitty

8. Molly

9. Buddy

10. Brandy

A little sluggish

22 02 2007

Do you ever feel like the picture above. I currently do right now. I’m not sure why, but the past few days I have felt sluggish and lazy and even unmotivated. This is not a good time to be feeling that way considering that a lot is going on in the life of J Crew. From the adoption process kicking off to Greek, things are pretty busy and yet, I find myself just wanting to nap all the time.

I don’t even feel motivated to write a post and am currently having some bloggers block. What do I write about? I can’t think of anything. How about what is going on? Nah. How about something funny? I can’t think of being funny? How about school? I’d rather not. It’s just one of those times I guess. I just wonder why I feel this way.

Maybe it’s because I have had two three day weekends in a row. Maybe it is because I haven’t been going to bed at a decent hour. Maybe it is because of studying or homework or maybe I am just being plain lazy. There have been times this week at work where I have been so unmotivated that I start walking somewhere and forget exactly what I was going to do or where I was going. It seems my mind is wandering or something.

The problem lies in the fact that this not normally like me. On top of that, I need to be dilligent to get things done. I’m hoping that this post will kind of jump start that. I know that everybody goes through times like this. In fact, just over a week ago Ando posted about this very thing. At that time, I wasn’t feeling that way and now I am. That is why I am writing this.

Maybe I need to read kludge’s post to the uncaffeinated again. It could just be that I need a little 6 pack of Dew to cure me right up. What I probably need to do is ask God for strength and end this post and start working my tail off. I think I’ll try that and some Dew.

Gameday Again

21 02 2007

This game has now become common place here at The Storekeeper. The rules are the same as they have been. Enjoy and take luck!!

When dreaming I’m guided to another world
Time and time again
At sunrise I fight to stay asleep
Cause I don’t want to leave the comfort of this place