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One day my housework-challenged husband decided to wash his sweatshirt.
Seconds after he stepped into the laundry room, he shouted to me, "What
setting do I use on the washing machine?"
It's the only type of cooking a real man will do. When a man volunteers to do the BBQ, the following chain of events are put into motion:
Mr. Jones, the elementary school principal, made it a practice to
visit the classes from time to time. One day, he walked into Miss Smith's 4th grade class where the children were studying American History. Mr. Jones asked the class how many states they could name. They came up with about 40 names. He jokingly told them that in his day, students knew the names of all the states. From the back of the room Little Johnny yelled, "Yes, but in those days there were only 13!"
This is a weekly instruction by Rev. Walter Albritton. Visit the Alabama-West Florida United Methodist Conference (AWFUMC) web site to read the most current one. Go to the AWFUMC's archives page to read past issues. To find out more about his inspirational writings and Christian ministry, visit Brother Walter's web site.
I realize that different people have different ideas of what is relaxing. I believe that generally has to do with their personality temperament and upbringing. Lots of people like to stay on the go and travel to see new sights, or work on some kind of hobby. As for me, I've always been partial to the idea of "doing only what I want to do" as the best way to relax. With so many demands placed on my time and expertise as a clergyman, it's so good just to be able to sit around home and play on my computer. I say "play", because even work seems like play to me when I accomplish it on my computer. Creating and/or updating web pages, downloading and installing new (usually free) software, composing and compiling software code, writing articles, writing on my books (which I hope to publish someday, and indeed I do plan to publish one very soon, so watch for the announcement here) -- these are all fun past-times for me.
It will all come to an end in a few more days. I can't believe how quickly time has passed! I guess it really is true that "time flies when you're having fun". Well, I get to enjoy one more weekend of fun and freedom before I have to return to "my day job". Maybe I'll get the opportunity to take a little more time off before the summer ends, but I'll have to wait and see.
I hope you're enjoying your summertime, too, and are taking advantage of whatever time off you can get when you can get it. As one witty person said, "Life is short, and then you die!" However, as a Christian, I've often said, "I'm going to live until I die, and then I'm going to live forever!"
As you relax in your hammock or lawn chair in the shade with a cool drink and an engaging book, or as you nap in your hammock/chair, I hope you'll enjoy it to the fullest. Whether you dream or daydream, make it a very relaxing one. All that demanding, annoying, other stuff will still be there when you return, unfortunately, but if you've truly relaxed, you'll be ready to meet it all with renewed energy. So, relax and have a very happy summer!
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This Issue's Web TipHow many ways are there to add a URL to the Internet Explorer (IE) Favorites list? I know of at least four. We are probably all familiar with the typical point-and-click method; just choose Favorites from the menu using the mouse, and then click on the Add to Favorites item. Of course, for those who prefer using the keyboard shortcuts (like me), you can also accomplish this by pressing ALT+A and either pressing ENTER (because Add to Favorites is the default item selection on the menu) or by pressing the letter A again (because the underscored letter A is a keyboard shortcut, assuming you don't have additional folders or URL titles which also begin with A). However, there's an even quicker keyboard shortcut: press CTRL+D (this also works in Netscape), and the URL is added to your Favorites without even batting an eye, as if computers could bat their eyes anyway. Actually, computers don't haves eyes, unless you count the monitor; but I digress.
Now, the major drawback to that method is that the URL is saved to your root Favorites directory, so if you like to categorize your Favorites (as I do), this is not the boon it seems. Nevertheless, it comes in very handy, if you just want to save a URL quickly and move on.
The final method of adding URLs to your Favorites is to use the ol' mouse again. Just right click anywhere on the web page you wish to add, taking care not to click on any hyperlinks, and choose "Add to Favorites..." from the pop-up menu. This method does allow you to choose where you want to add the URL, so make your choice, and you're all done! Actually, speaking of right clicking on hyperlinks, you can add those to your Favorites by right clicking on them, too.
If you have questions, feel free to email me, and I'll do my best to give you answers. If I don't know, I can, at least, refer you to someone else who can help you.
Well, that does it for this issue! I hope you found something useful to share with others. You are welcome to share this newsletter with whomever, but PLEASE DON'T SPAM ANYONE with it.
God willing, I'll greet you again next month with another collection of the best of my Internet experience. God bless!!
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