September 24, 2005

Scram Spam

Would you ever read a SPAM email and say to yourself, “Hey, I could use that product?”  Well, if you answered “yes” to that, I don’t really want or need your friendship.  The reason I bring this up is: The SPAMMERS attacked my Blog!  And although I have deleted all the unwanted, unsolicited comments added to past posts, it is so frustrating to me that there is so much SPAM out there.

Unfortunately, it must work with all the different SPAM emails and ADs that are out there.  Otherwise it wouldn’t be so prevalent in this electronic society we live in.  I hope, however, that I don’t know people, or call someone my friend, who follows the SPAM to a product or site and begins a relationship with the SPAMMER that makes his/her work as such a success.  

That’s all, for now.  It’s Saturday.  There are chores to do.
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This is the current Crown Victoria - 2004 Ford also started badging these police vehicles with "Police Interceptor" badging. AWESOME! Posted by Picasa

June 8, 2005


Ted told me about a Slurpee at 7-11 that is made from Mountain Dew Pitch Black and in a Darth Vader cup. Although I have not yet made it to 7-E, it sounds good and I would like to know if anyone else has made it there to try one. Finally, make sure that as you shop, you are aware of the ways of the "farm" and avoid the "darkside of the farm." You don't have a clue what I'm talking about? Watch this video to understand.

June 2, 2005

James' Return to the Blog

I have no good excuse; just laziness. This time in my life is very difficult, but that is the time when we should be focused even more on God. I should be leaning more heavily on His strength. Since my last entry a lot has happened.

Regarding work, I can’t be specific but I will say, it has become almost impossible to deal with. I/we are in over our heads. My poor beautiful wife is stressed beyond any comprehension. In fact, I believe the word “stressed” is thrown around too often.

Regarding health, I’ve gone through an intense case of mono which knocked me out for a couple of weeks although I only missed a week of work (it was impossible for me to miss more). The mono attacked my throat and liver. I could barely swallow without taking 3 Advil every 6 hours and then I had to fast for the ultra-sound on my liver. I think the pain I was in was worse than anything I’ve ever experienced. Yes, I did cry like a baby trying to take the Advil after what ended up being a 13 hour fast. It was horrible. I’m still a little weak but I’m healing quickly. (by the way, I think Carl’s Jr.’s Spit Loaded Breakfast Burrito was the cause. CJ’s is out.)

Anyway, all this to say, I will be back to blogging soon. I need to return to my routine of studying God’s word every morning so it is my main focus all day. I hope to get going tomorrow morning.

May 18, 2005

It's a Sad Day

So, most people who know me are asking themselves, "What is Jeremy talking about? Star Wars is tonight." Well's sad because I'm not going. That's right. I'm out. I've been feeling really poor for a week now and I'm still not doing great. I can't swallow, my liver hurts, etc. I hope it all comes out okay and I hope Star Wars is good. Enjoy friends.

May 9, 2005

Star Wars Entry

I'm sure my friends, the ones who really know me, are wondering why I haven't posted anything about Star Wars. The reason is, I'm so busy that I don't even have time to add blogs about my favorite movies. I'm so busy, I don't have time to even talk about the great soundtrack to Episode III that I picked up at Best Buy for $11.99. I'm so busy, I don't have time to tell you that the movie is coming out on May 19 and I will be at the 12:20am showing to be one of the first people to see the film. I'm so busy, I can't tell you about the Darth Vader T-Shirt I'll be wearing or the light saber I'll be carrying. Oh wait...I just did.

April 28, 2005

New Blog Alert #2

Jarrett Tonn, a good friend of mine, says he was inspired by me to start a blog. I say, the more people writing about their time in God's word, the more conversations we can have about God and his saving grace.

April 25, 2005

If True, These are Funny!

The following were taken off of actual police car videos around the country. "Relax; the handcuffs are tight because they're new. They'll stretch out after you wear them awhile." "Take your hands off the car, and I'll make your birth certificate a worthless document." "If you run, you'll only go to jail tired." "Can you run faster than 1,200 feet per second? In case you didn't know, that is the average speed of a 9mm bullet fired from my gun." "So you don't know how fast you were going. I guess that means I can write anything I want on the ticket, huh?" "Yes, Sir, you can talk to the shift supervisor, but I don't think it will help. Oh ... did I mention that I am the shift supervisor?" "Warning! You want a warning? O.K., I'm warning you not to do that again or I'll give you another ticket." "The answer to this last question will determine whether you are drunk or not. Was Mickey Mouse a cat or a dog?" "Fair? You want me to be fair? Listen, fair is a place where you go to ride on rides, eat cotton candy, and step in monkey do-do." "Yeah, we have a quota. Two more tickets and my wife will get a toaster oven." "In God we trust, all others we run through NCIC." "Just how big were those two beers?" "No sir we don't have quotas anymore. We used to have quotas but now we're allowed to write as many tickets as we want." "I'm glad to hear the Chief of Police is a good personal friend of yours. At least you know someone who can post your bail." “You didn't think we gave pretty women tickets? You're right, we don't. Sign here.”

April 21, 2005

Decisions Made

So I went with the Dell. I have the XPS Gen 2 on it's way. It's going to be sweet. Check it out at

April 5, 2005

Help Me Decide on a Computer and Wireless Service

I'm looking at getting a laptop so I can travel from jobsite to jobsite and still access email, the server, and hopefully the internet. I'll need to get an Internet connection through a wireless provider but I think the speeds are better than dial-up. The two questions are simple. 1. Who's laptop should I buy? Our Office has Dell desktops. 2. Which wireless company should I use for service? Cingular/Verizon/T-Mobile/Sprint/Other? Please Help by adding to my comments or emailing me. My blog email is jamesguhn (at) gmail (dot) com

March 24, 2005

Blog Me Up Some Old Friends

Well I had no idea of the effect that blogging can have. I've really started to enjoy this. The "jimmygun" blog is going to become a lighter, more fun blog. I'm going to make my other blog my spiritual journal and a resource. It's exciting to read the comments from old friends. Steph and Annie, it was cool to see that you both found my blog. So many memories are swirling in my head of times playing volleyball and sitting in the Bellamy spa all night. (for those of you who think "all night" is an exaggeration, it's not.) Although, I'm at work and have to get back to it, I just wanted to encourage all who read my blogs to write comments. What you add is so awesome.

March 21, 2005

New Blog Alert

As a Christian, I need to be studying God's Word more. I've decided to use Blogging as a means for helping me retain what I read and apply it to my daily life. I can also be held more accountable, by others, from what I write. I'm using a different blog address for this.

March 18, 2005

Birthdays Are Really a Thing of the Past

So, yesterday was my birthday; I turned 29. But it was really just another day. The only thing that really comes to mind anymore is, "what am I doing with my life?" I know I keep promising this great big review of the Shepherds' Conference (and I'm close to the first review) but my life is so busy that it is flying by at Warp/Light speed. (I had to put both "warp" and "light" for the Star Trek and Star Wars fans that are my friends) I don't have time anymore to "stop and smell the roses." And, although I never stopped to smell roses before I became the "owner's representative" of a construction company, I wish I had that amount of free time, and energy, and even mental capacity, to stop and smell and enjoy the beauty of a rose. But I digress. On my birthday, good o' St. Patrick's Day, I have a chance to reflect on the events of the previous year. Yesterday I realized that, after work I am more interested in sleep than having a party. Thankfully my parents and some friends planned a small party with pizza and angel food cake with strawberry frosting, otherwise I'd have gone home, relaxed and "hit the hay" early. I would have missed out on the joys of family and friends. Speaking of friends...The only other thing that comes to mind is the 19th of March. "Why?" you may ask. Well your first guess is wrong. It's not because it's the anniversary of the beginning to the war on terror. It's because it's Dan Ray's Birthday. We are 2 days apart. I'm older, of course, but there is not too much else that's different. We are both strong headed, obsessive compulsive people. Now, people who know Dan and me might say, "Jeremy is obsessive with germs and cleanliness. But Dan, he's not obsessive like that." Well, let me tell you, Dan is obsessive with other areas of his life. He's obsessive with his desire for more knowledge and education. He is obsessive in his search of God's Word and with his desire to know God more and serve him better. To wrap this up so I can go home, I hope that my obsession in life becomes more like Dan's and less like it currently is. Happy Birthday Daniel Kylin Ray!

March 11, 2005

Conference Review Teaser

First, notice the time of this posting. That's really when I posted it. NEED SLEEP!!! So I’m really too busy to have a blog. I want, so badly, to give you something to read regarding the Shepherds’ Conference but I just don’t seem to have the time. I put together this teaser so I could draw you in for the upcoming review of the first and the sixth general sessions. John MacArthur taught through the book of Jude and I call my work “The Jude Review.” If you want to be prepared for "The Jude Review", you could read the book of Jude. It’s short. Anyway, below is my teaser to the Conference Reviews that will hopefully start over the weekend. The already 2 page Word document I call “The Jude Review” is still in the rough draft stage. I will have my beautiful wife read and correct it so it is grammatically correct. For now, it’s all me and my mistakes. Here’s the teaser. Some General Information about the Conference The Shepherd’s Conference was held at Grace Community Church of Sun Valley in Southern California. Nearly 3,500 men attended the conference. We were encouraged by the teaching of such great men of the faith as John MacArthur, Al Mohler, and R.C. Sproul. These men, along with other pastors from Grace, and professors from The Master's Seminary, taught seminars to help pastor (shepherds) gain confidence to continue to fight for truth in teaching the Word of God. I pray that, as a result of this conference, God is glorified and His kingdom is furthered by pastors committing themselves to the truth; the Word of God. I hope that the shepherds at this conference will be, as 2 Tim 2:15 tells us, “approved, worker‘s’…not ashamed…rightly handling the word of truth.” I also want to fight for the truth. And I want to be used by God. I want to be an approved workman, who is not ashamed, who rightly divides the word of truth as it is the only authority on earth.

March 6, 2005

Soon and Very Soon You Will See More Entries

I just wanted my readers, Josh Winans in particular, not to give up hope. There will be more entries soon. I will write a good review about the Shepards' Conference. For now, you can listen to Josh Winans' sermons if you'd like. Check out FBC Auburn.

February 28, 2005

An Entry for the Sake of Entering

Goodness. I’m too busy to have a blog. I haven’t written anything for so long. I think it’s supposed to be a frequent journal. The less I write, the less hits I’ll get on my blog. Anyway, I am headed to the Shepard’s Conference at Grace Community Church this week and I hope to use it as a time to grow spiritually and, hopefully, relax a bit too. God is good and He is sovereign. I pray that I will come back from the conference renewed and ready to continue the battles we are facing with the company. (I’ve changed to “we” because Lisa is in the middle of the company too.) We have been placed in this situation with work because, with God’s strength, we can handle it (Phil 4:13). I believe God has provided me with the opportunity to attend the Shepard’s Conference so that I am better prepared to be used by Him to further His Kingdom and bring Him glory. I hope to have the opportunity, when I return, to live as an example of how Christ lived. I will also share with readers about the conference and what I learned. I hope I return refreshed and renewed, strengthen and sure, humbled and ready to be used by God.

February 18, 2005

Business as Un-usual

Since I married into a family that owns a large construction company who's President is unable to fully function in his capacity as such, I've become an important part of the daily running of the company. My duties vary from preparing estimates for potential and future work, to driving the sites to evaluate progress. Part of the latter includes taking my father-in-law to the sites and allowing him to see how the project is coming along, what needs to be done, and where we need help (as family members) in continuing to run the company. Now, from what I've written so far, I'm sure you are thinking I'm going to be writing all about work, and you might even be getting tired of reading already. But I need you to hang in there. I need advice. This is serious. As I travel from job site to job sites, and as I communicate with the different superintendents and foremen, I've been noticing a strange look in their eyes, almost a lack of respect. Not just because of my lack of industry "know how" or experience (although that's a huge problem), but beyond that. They would say of me, "He's not a man's man. He's not tough." And then I realized what it is that drives them to think this way...I drive a Volkswagen Golf. A Purple one, no less. I don't have a chance of earning these employees respect with that car. In fact, I broke the front bumper on a site a few weeks back, not because I was careless but because my car is about 3 inches from the ground. I'm driving onto projects that aren't even paved. Here is where your advice comes I buy a Ford F250 or an Expedition? Both have real world practicality for me. The F250 would have lots of truck work to do. And the Expedition would be a great family/friends hauler. I need your help. Please review the information at Ford's website to help me with this decision. Should I go with the F250 or the Expedition? Send me your vote!

February 17, 2005

Friends Don't Let Friends Blog Blind

Since I'm so new to this world called Blog, I didn't realize it's been going on all around me. I've been blind to the fact that one of my long time friends, Dan Ray, has his own blog and has for two plus years. Ooops. Please check it out. Please? Also, if there are others of you who are in the Blog World...send me your links, I will post them. It will be fun. I will be like Google for all my blogging friends. You'll be able to do a search on my blog for "Friends of James who Blog." Too far? Or cool and just right?

Can the Pop Doc Give You a Stroke?

My father-in-law recently had a stroke and, although it has been trying, we are running his company with continued success. The crazy thing about his stroke is the symptoms. He had none. UC Davis actually did a study on him and they concluded there isn't a known cause. There was a nurse who thought it was connected to a scuba diving trip a week before the stroke. The doctors thought it was possibly trauma to the neck. But, no one really knows at this point. The reason I ask my question of the day, "Can the Pop Doc give you a stroke?" is, according to the UCD doctor running the study, there are 50+ cases a year in the Sacramento area where a stroke is tied to a Chiropractor. That is particularly scary to me since, everyone who knows me, knows I "pop" my neck...a lot. I have not yet done any research (I'm hoping to get some hit about it from blog readers) but it's a genuine concern. Of course, during the process of writing this I did do the mighty "twist of the neck" resulting it "cracking" and "popping" noises, providing temporary relief to my straining neck and upper back. I do want to know a different solution to the problem, if in fact, there is a danger of stroking after an adjustment. (Adjustment is the chiro's way of saying "POP") Here are a couple articles to get us started: The Varsity Online WebMD

February 16, 2005

Intoduction to the Blog World

Well, I figure if Theo can have a blog, I could try it. Mine will probably be filled with links to cars and trucks that I want to buy since that seems to be one of my main interests but, I will try to be more creative. Welcome to the mind of Jimmy the Gun. BTW, visit Theo's Blog: