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Cooler Name Means We’re Moving!

Well, I finally thought of a better name than “Minich and Associates” – we are now presenting “The Quill and Nail“! Because we don’t really have large and devoted readership, we’re just going to go ahead and move the whole site over there. All the old posts will remain here, but also be accessible from the new wordpress site. I hope you will join us!


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New Attitude – Some Observations

I recently attended the New Attitude conference in Louisville. I have gone to several of these events now, and they are always very helpful. Tim Challies live blogged the conference, and you can also find a good summary on the official New Attitude website. Here are some of my random observations from the conference.

1. Al Mohler is really funny. He did what was effectively a stand up routine at the start of his message, talking about cargo shorts.

2. The Courtesy Ninjas were really cool. Giving out free snacks (and breakfast) is a really cool thing to do. Also, the free Hummer limo ride which some people got was good stuff.

3. You get the coolest view of clouds from airplanes. Just imagine – traveling like this was unthinkable 100 years ago, and now we get these incredible views of the sky on a regular basis. Yet another way modern technology can point us to the splendor of God.

4. The music? Awesome.

5. John Piper is amazing – his passion for God’s glory is unmatched, and his message on what kinds of obedience don’t please God was extremely helpful. I always need to be reminded that nothing I can present to God pleases him – only his Son’s obedience pleases God, and I will ever go deeper into debt to God’s grace. That thought is awesome.

6. Free Na Sermons! Get your free Na Sermons!

7. Thank God for times like this, which are so refreshing.

8. Finally, I have not yet fully recovered from Na – I’m going to be sleeping a good long time tonight.

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Hello from San Francisco!

First off, sorry about the extra post from Chris. I just got my laptop on an internet network, and am now sitting on a beanbag chair here at JavaOne. Chris: I’ll get to a response to your post – this has bothered me for a while as well. Just not right now.

I really don’t have any deep spiritual thoughts in my head, so here’s a few random observations from San Francisco!

1. Sea Lions are proof that God has a sense of humor. These ungraceful creatures (on land) are reduced to dragging their fat bodies by their flippers, making lots of noise, and fighting each other for little wooden platforms when there are plenty of empty ones for them to lounge on.

2. The San Francisco Giants fans are the coolest fans I’ve seen. There were a lot of them at the ballpark, and they get really into the game.

3. AT&T Park has no bullpen. Instead, they’ve set up two pitcher’s mounds and two home plates along the foul line on the playing field – like my Little League days!

4. Barry Bonds is huge. Everyone in San Fran likes him (except for the smattering of Mets fans who were in attendance). During one of his at bats, they played the Overture from Phantom of the Opera. That seemed strangely appropriate. Unfortunately, he never hit one out while I was there. Ahh, well.

5. I saw the Pacific Ocean for the first time in my life on a cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge. That was cool. So was the size of the bridge – it is simply HUGE!

6. The country around here is gorgeous.

7. Alcatraz is really cool. I wasn’t on the island, but we sailed by it. The most hilarious thing about it is the two year Indian occupation of the place in the late 60s. Basically, a bunch of American Indians decided to live on Alcatraz, and ended up having to be dislodged. Even today, there are signs on the buildings scratched out by hand saying “Indians Welcome”. Very strange.

8. Fisherman’s Wharf is the place to be.

9. Finally, In-N-Out burger so deserved to beat McDonalds for a nationwide burger joint. They are cheaper, use fresher ingredients, and their burgers and fries are tasty. They even cut the fries daily, instead of warming them up from a frozen bag of pre-cut fries. So why did McDs have to spread nationwide, while In-N-Out is only out here in California?

10. You have got to ride a San Francisco cable car before you die. Its fun and a totally unique experience.

I’m here, but feel I’ve barely scratched the surface of this city (this is the way I always feel about New York City as well). This is high up on my list of places for a prospective honeymoon. The only disadvantage is that it gets cold around these parts – San Fran is one of our cooler cities, temperature wise. Still, winters aren’t snowy (which I would miss, actually), so its a great destination just about every time of year.

The only thing I have not experienced yet is the legendary San Francisco fog, so we’ll see how that goes.

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Site Will Be Changing Looks

Mostly because I’m never satisfied with the thing. So put up with me for a bit, and we’ll still be around. Things will be generic around here for a bit, though.

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Happy Birthday!

Hope your birthday was filled with much celebration and cake (or will be). See you in a few hours, bro!

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Question About Mythology

Chris, who is Aeneas? I am having trouble placing him in the Greek Mythology Club.

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This Is Insulting

So, have you ever answered the door as a 24 year old, only to be asked “Are your parents home” by some guy who wanted to sell me something?

I just told him “No” so I didn’t have to tell him “No” later. But that’s just embarrassing. Worse than being carded for a rated “R” movie, in which 17 is the cut off – but at least they tell theater owners to card up to age 24.

Also, I forgot why web designers curse IE with every fiber of their being until today: the “Minich & Associates” title line that is positioned right where I want it in Firefox is obscuring parts of the photo that I don’t want it to in Explorer, even after moving it in CSS. (Translation from the Geek: That title doesn’t go where I told it to in Internet Explorer. It is on top of something I don’t want it to be.) This is very frustrating. I wish Explorer played by the rules that everyone else decided to play by.

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