# Oregonians, prepare! [just in case they get it right]

Moonbear
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Ivan Seeking said:
I have never figured this one out. A fundamentalist Christian preacher who answers his work phone during a sermon on Sunday. What's wrong with this picture? :rofl:

Edit: Understand, he sent everyone home! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I'm sorry, this one still kills me.
:rofl: That's just too funny! Maybe he doesn't like his sermons any more than his congregation does, or maybe he realized they had all fallen asleep anyway when they fell off their chairs when the phone rang. :rofl:

The guy I work for is someone who never turns off his cell phone either. I had gone to see him give a talk a number of years ago (before I started working here), and in the middle of his talk, a cell phone started ringing. You could see everyone looking around wondering who was so rude to have their phone on and not silence the ring. I recognized the ring and the source...his bag sitting a few feet from the podium! :rofl: He didn't answer it, but eventually had to admit it was his phone and stop talking to turn it off.

Janus
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Um, Ivan, did you forget to turn those bridge heaters off? Because something sure is warming it up around here! Not that I'm complaining mind you, but 66°F is a little ridiculous for the middle of January!

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Janus said:
Um, Ivan, did you forget to turn those bridge heaters off? Because something sure is warming it up around here! Not that I'm complaining mind you, but 66°F is a little ridiculous for the middle of January!
Whoops, yes., that would be me. Sorry about that. :uhh:

Yesterday was the warmest January day on record. I heard today that our snow pack is 43% of normal around Mt Hood. But this is what gets me: S. Cal got as much rain between Christmas and Jan 12th [approx] as we're supposed to get to date for the season - about 17 inches!

Kerrie
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Ivan Seeking said:
Whoops, yes., that would be me. Sorry about that. :uhh:

Yesterday was the warmest January day on record. I heard today that our snow pack is 43% of normal around Mt Hood. But this is what gets me: S. Cal got as much rain between Christmas and Jan 12th [approx] as we're supposed to get to date for the season - about 17 inches!

certainly some strange weather and natural events going on with our earth lately. i remember 15 years ago here in Oregon it would snow quite regularly, or at least get ice patches here and there. now it seems it's a big event if that happens.

Tsu
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I remember many childhood Christmases in Portland with snow on the ground. These days - not so much. :grumpy:

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Matt Zaffino [local weather] just checked and found that Portland hasn't had a day with one inch or more of rain since Dec 2003. They are using toothpicks to measure the snowpack.

Tsu
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A man in Topeka, Kansas, decided to write a book about churches around
the country. He started by flying to New York and started working west
from there.

Going to a very large church, he began taking photographs and making
notes. He spotted a golden telephone on the vestibule wall and was
intrigued with a sign which read "$10,000 a minute." Seeking out the pastor, he asked about the phone. The pastor answered that this golden phone is, in fact, a direct line to Heaven and if he pays the price he can talk directly to God. The man thanked the pastor and continued on his way. As he continued to visit churches in New York, Austin, Michigan, Chicago, Milwaukee, and all around the United States, he found more phones, with the same sign and got the same answer from each pastor. Finally, he arrived in Cottage Grove, OR. Upon entering a church in this part of Oregon, behold, he saw the usual golden telephone But THIS time, the sign read, "Calls: 25 cents." Fascinated, he asked to talk to the pastor. "Reverend, I have been in cities all across the country and in each church, I have found this golden telephone and have been told it is a direct line to Heaven and that I could talk to God, but, in the other churches the cost was$10,000 a minute...