Sunday, August 26, 2007

Saving Soles

I just finished a book entitled "Rescued," by John Bevere and Mark Andrew Olsen, and I highly recommend it for pretty much everyone. It's kind of an adventure story, but with an amazing spiritual twist near the end. I don't want to give away much, so I won't, but if you're looking for a good book (that is, incidentally, a fairly quick read as well) to pass the time, you should check it out.

While I was finishing the book I took a short break and threw a pair of my old shoes in the laundry. One of my uncles told me about doing this a while back, and I figured I'd try it on a pair of Vans I got about two years ago that had become extremely soiled. They were, most recently, my work shoes for my summer job, which often involved outdoor work as well as floor waxing. So I threw 'em in the wash, along with a couple shirts and a dirty pair of jeans, and they seem to have turned out just fine. One might even say they have been given new life, since I was about to give up on them altogether due to their thoroughly dirty state of existence. I once extended the life of a pair of Vans by several months with the application of several layers of glue where they were wearing out on the bottom. I guess the lesson here has something to do with Vans, or perhaps washing machines. I'm not sure.

This morning I also tried, once again, switching to Firefox as my main browser. I go through this phase every few months, and usually end up going right back to Safari, but perhaps this time it will last a bit longer. I found a cool theme for Firefox which greatly helps too. So we'll see how it goes, but don't be too surprised (not like you would even know, though) if I'm back to Safari by the end of the day. :)


Inside The Console said...

Noooo! I've already got a stack of books classified as "to read soon" that towers so high that you could stand atop them, begin unloading a can of Cheeze Whiz directly downward, and have the can be empty before the front of the string hit the ground.

Now here you go and recommend another one :-).

About the browser thing, well, good luck. I'm actually going to get that theme for myself, so thanks for the link there. I just wish (as I'm sure you do as well) that there really, truly was an "end all, be all" of web browsers that, to quote the Apple mentality, Just Works. Firefox is decent, and is pretty much my main browser, but even as recently as yesterday I was having to use Safari as a workaround for something I can't even remember.

Oh well. As long as browsers remain free to download, I guess we can't really complain too much.


Simon said...

I know what you mean about the stack of reading material. I've got a decent stack as well, and am slowly working on it. :)

Another excellent theme for Firefox is Pinstripes.

Good luck, dude

gb said...

firefox saved my life and restored my faith in the internet. i hope you can stick with it this time...