Sunday, January 30, 2011

Abortion is Black Genocide

Is abortion part of 150 year agenda to kill blacks?

In a word… yes…

I'm sure that portions of the documentary Maafa 21 might seem alarmist or overstated; in fact, I think the issue is somewhat worse and much broader than just white-on-black racism.  I think the problem is an elitism that has frequently been anti-African but can be equally anti-Hispanic, anti-redneck, or anti-Jew.  It's not just racist, these nuts think most people are unnecessarily alive.  They applaud the death and "prevention" of "undesirable" people.

This thinking is rooted in Darwinian philosophy and finds its current zeal in environmentalism, where the climate or mere animals are favored over human life.  It's a self-loathing culture of death. 

But these issues, on which Maafa 21 doesn't focus, don't undo the reality that Planned Parenthood and the eugenics movement has been purposefully targeting the American black population for generations now.  It's a holocaust worse than the Nazis but no one wants to talk about it, killing about 1,800 black babies per day.  [See this website,]

You can watch Maafa 21 here, in multiple parts.  Abortion enters the story in part 7.  Like the preacher says at the end, every time you vote for a pro-choice politician you're pulling the trigger of a loaded gun.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Reluctant Jayhawks?

There are only three high school basketball players, ranked in the top-60 recruits in the nation, who haven't yet committed to college basketball program.  All three are interested in becoming Jayhawks.  So why the wait?

The top two, DeAndre Daniels (ranked #9 in the nation) and Ben McLemore (#17), both seem to be leaning heavily toward attending Kansas.  But both have dragged their feet and delayed their decisions, Daniels contemplating Kentucky and McLemore looking at Missouri.  Is there something wrong with Kansas?  It seems suspicious.

KU does have guard Naadir Thorpe (ranked #91) and a walk-on, Christian Garrett, who just transferred to the team and will be eligible next fall as a freshman –– and just happens to be best friends with DeAndre Daniels.

Normally, you wouldn't concern yourself with these incoming freshmen, but now that we live in the age of one-and-done, which might remove our inconsistent Josh Selby, you have to keep an eye on the radar.

Best iPhone/iPad Apps Ever (in 2010)

Here's a great list of iPhone and iPad apps that won recognition in 2010.

From these lists, I use and can recommend Pocket Frogs, Convertbot, Star Walk, iBooks, IMDb, Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Zen Bound 2, Tilt to Live, Fruit Ninja, and Words with Friends.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I Know Those People

We spotted my Aunt Vicki and Uncle Ron behind the KU bench at the Colorado game. Brennan recognized them immediately without even knowing they were there. I asked how he knew that was Ron and Vicki and he said, "because Ron wears hats and Aunt Vicki has big hair."

Here's a screenshot of Ron and Vicki (in a red shirt) with their granddaughter, Catie (the brunette) and her boyfriend.

Random Thoughts 1/25/11

  • KU will play hot-and-cold Colorado tonight, without Thomas Robinson tonight (Robinson's mother died recently).  Jeff "Bedhead" Withey should get more playing time tonight; we'll see what he does with it.
  • My sister did a fantastic job, speaking at church on Sunday.  Good job, Sonya!
  • Both Super Bowl teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers, don't have cheerleaders.
  • Here's the coolest thing I've seen done with an empty aluminum can… ever.
  • Former KU-great, Wayne Simien, has quit professional basketball and gone into the ministry.  [Thanks, Dustin, for the heads up.]
  • Here are the Oscar nominations for this year.  I've seen Inception, Toy Story 3, and The Social Network.  I'm still wanting to see The King's Speech, The Fighter, and True Grit.
  • From Facebook: "I named my iPhone 'Titanic.'  Why you ask? So that every-time I plug my phone into the computer it says 'Titanic is now syncing' – haha"
  • Two more Chiefs made the pro-bowl: Tamba Hali and rookie Eric Berry.
  • Our male Siamese cat, Leuk, who wouldn't play well with others at our house, seems to be doing very well Dustin's house.  Word has it that Leuk has a new favorite human to sit on and sleep on…

Monday, January 24, 2011

Recent Disappointments

  • J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, um… Steelers?  So much for the underdogs.  Can that role now be played by the powerful Packers?
  • Josh Selby.  The KU one-and-done freshman is shooting .361 overall and .235 from three-point range in Big 12 play.  Ugh.
  • Jay Cutler.  Way. To. Disappear.  And then he left the game with an injury.  But at least the Bears have a 2nd quarterback from the state of Colorado; go Caleb Hanie.
  • Our Icy, Frozen Doom.  We've canceled church twice and the local public schools have missed the better part of two weeks of classes, yet we still only have ankle deep snow on the ground.  Where's that snow-pocalypse we were promised?
  • Sports Agents, Draft experts, and Greed.  A record number of underclassmen are declaring for the NFL draft this year, including three quarterbacks.  A tiny fraction of these athletes will "make it."  The rest just gave up a free college education for an empty promise.  A lot of these kids don't even get drafted.  What a waste.
  • Weirdos named Jared.  Yeah, thanks.  I already was dealing with the Subway-Jared, now a notorious mass murderer too?  C'mon!

Potential Disappointment: Hillary.  The main reason I've never given the "birther" conspiracy theories two seconds of my time is that I had complete faith in the Clinton-machine to dig up every conceivable bit of dirt on any opponent.  Now the Hawaiian governor can't find the documents after looking for them.  What?!  I still believe the President is a natural-born citizen but if there's no paper-trail, why didn't Hillary use that to score some cheap points?  Hmmm…

Friday, January 21, 2011

Don't Let the Door…

The angriest of the angry liberals, Keith Olbermann, got canned! 

MSNBC thanks Olbermann, "…for his integral role in MSNBC's success and we wish him well in his future endeavors."  In other words, good riddance, thanks for nothing, go back to Sportscenter where everybody didn't hate your guts.  Olbermann's irate show on MSNBC would have only been the 7th best rated show on Fox News. 

Beware the Repealer!

Go Governor Brownback!

Sam Brownback kept a campaign promise and created the ominous-sounding Office of the Repealer. The purpose is to to target state laws and regulations for elimination. Awesome! Single out those ridiculous laws that drag down our economy and erode our personal freedoms. Hopefully, the future legislatures and governors will then follow the recommendations and strike down those unneeded regulations.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Random Thoughts 1/20/11

  • "At the Movies,"one of my favorite shows for years, returns this weekend after a few years absence and a revolving door of hosts.  Roger Ebert will contribute to the show with a computerized voice (he can't speak after a cancer surgery a few years ago) but the show will have yet two more new young hosts.
  • We got a heavy snow last night and everything is covered in a beautiful blanket of white today.  This is why I love winter.
  • There will be lots of commercials for new movies during the Super Bowl: Captain America, Thor, Kung Fu Panda 2, and the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean to name a few.
  • Church Weather Update:  If we get a major snow on a Saturday night or Sunday morning, we'll have church for whoever can make it.  Basically, we'll cancel Wednesday services and meetings for extreme weather but will tough it out for Sunday mornings, trusting folks to stay home if it's too dangerous to get out.  In the end, I'll huddle in a snowdrift and pray with whoever shows up for a Sunday morning service.
  • I worked out on the treadmill this morning.  Ugh.  Even with Fox News and my iPhone, walking on the treadmill is like getting a root canal.
  • The Chiefs' quarterback Matt Cassel just got added to the Pro Bowl thanks to Tom Brady's foot surgery.  This isn't the first time that Cassel got to play because Brady was hurt…

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Random Thoughts 1/19/11

  • A church member died suddenly and unexpectedly last week.  The funeral was yesterday.  Looking back I guess I'm not much in the mood to blog during times like that.
  • We are canceling Wednesday night church due to winter weather for the second week in a row.  Thank goodness for global warming.
  • Other church updates:  a) This Sunday is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday and my sister, Sonya Rice, will be speaking.  b) We are giving the green light to a church Super Bowl party, February 6 at 5pm (lasting until about 9pm).  Bring food and soda!
  • Surprise!  Rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock predates The Big Bang Theory TV show, where most of us heard of this for the first time.  Remember, lizard poisons Spock, Spock vaporizes rock, and paper disproves Spock.
  • Speaking of snow: I'm losing visibility of the parking lot here at the church.  It's snowing with a vengeance.
  • Color me skeptical; I just don't get the appeal of 3D.  It's a pleasant gimmick at theaters but why in the world would I pay for a special TV and wear clunky 3D glasses at home?!
  • Oh yeah, for the pansies that get all upset at the use of words like "cross-hairs" and "shoot" in casual conversation… get over it.  Casual references to guns, or even war, do not make crazy people commit murder.  Pansies.
  • And another thing, the ongoing competition between KU and Mizzou is the "Border War."  Not a "showdown," a war; people have actually died here.  It pits loyal, freedom-loving Kansans against murderous, slave-holding Missouri rebels.  As former KU coach Don Fambrough said, "It's a &@!$ war. And they started it."
  • We'll call that seizing the moral high ground.  Even if it is 150 years late.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Random Thoughts 1/14/11

  • "Castle" got renewed for another season by ABC.  Apples!
  • So the Broncos are going to fix their problems by hiring the coach who did the worst job in the NFL last year, the 2-14 John Fox.  Hmmm…
  • The next iPad, supposedly with cameras facing both front and back, is rumored to be scheduled for release the first week of April.  
  • I'm still sitting on a $15 gift card to iTunes.  Most of the cool things to buy are games that I don't have time to play.  I rarely buy music.  I'd gladly buy a book or two, but "browsing" in iBooks' bookstore is like looking through a proverbial straw for the proverbial needle in the proverbial haystack.  I'm sure there are some great books in there, but if you don't already know what you're looking for, you're not likely to just stumble onto something.
  • Congrats to our friend, Jay-rod, and his wife on the birth of their little boy, Nathaniel.  Today also happens to be the anniversary of the first successful cesarean section birth in the United States… in 1794.  It was successful in the sense that the mother survived.  The father was the surgeon. 
  • I ordered a tungsten carbide wedding band off the internet.  It turns out this type of ring often doesn't fit quite the same as gold bands.  So this new ring is about a half size too big and can't be re-sized.  Grrr…  It's really close so I might keep it, but I wish it just fit better.
  • The Jayhawks are rolling along, undefeated so far.  But what happened to K-State?!  The wheels are kind of coming off there.  C'mon, Wildcats.  You can do better than that.
  • I love it when snow stays on the ground through the week.  It's just prettier than the rest of the grey-ish brown winters we have here in Kansas.  Thank goodness that global warming junk turned out to be a lot of hogwash.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Things I Blame Sarah Palin For

From Dusty at Argghhh!!!

 I blame Sarah Palin for:

1.    Acne
2.    Global Warming
3.    Global Cooling
4.    Earthquakes
5.    Mudslides (especially in Lefty California)
6.    Iran’s nuclear program
7.    North Korea’s belligerence
8.    My Starbuck’s coffee being too cold
9.    My Starbuck’s coffee being too hot
10.    Sunspots
11.    Bad hair
12.    All gunshot wounds…everywhere…forever
13.    Night sweats
14.    Bad breath
15.    Menopause
16.    Bedbugs
17.    Quicksand
18.    Shark attacks
19.    Tornadoes (except in Kansas; that’s Bush’s fault)
20.    Senseless violence
21.    Senseless violins
22.    Rap music
23.    Caraway seeds (that get caught between tooth and gums)
24.    People getting hit by meteorites
25.    People not agreeing with me
26.    People not agreeing with you
27.    A less-than-100% approval rating for Barack Obama
28.    Snow (heavy, shoveling required)
29.    Rain (wet)
30.    Big blue ice balls full of (you know what) falling out of airplanes and through your roof
31.    Psoriasis
32.    Avatar not getting Best Picture (heh)
33.    James Cameron (ick)
34.    Hitler’s rise to power
35.    Diaper rash
36.    The Blue Screen of Death
37.    The big cloud of Smug over New York City
38.    Tourette Syndrome
39.    The national debt
40.    Microsoft
41.    Body odor
42.    Toilet backups
43.    Crab grass
44.    Hail (baseball size or better)
45.    Football injuries
46.    Species extinctions
47.    The French
48.    Poisonous Chinese dog food
49.    The Holocaust
50.    Flat tires
51.    Roller coaster accidents
52.    Mosquitoes
53.    Bear attacks (ESPECIALLY Grizzlies!)
54.    E. coli
55.    Running out of printer ink
56.    Ill-fitting clothes
57.    All those stupid magazines in grocery store checkout aisles
58.    Licorice jelly beans
59.    Viagra ads
60.    Any close-ups of Helen Thomas (shudder)
61.    Slow boneheads in the left-hand lane
62.    People who cut in line
63.    English dental work (now there’s an oxymoron…damn you Sarah Palin!)
64.    Lady Gaga
65.    1000-amp car stereos
66.    Holes in our socks/stockings
67.    Red Tide
68.    Mass bird deaths
69.    Seagulls
70.    Paper cuts
71.    Paul Krugman
72.    The Nobel Prize Committee (the yutses in charge of the Peace Prize selection)
73.    Haggis
74.    Garden gnomes
75.    Cancer
76.    Goth fashion
77.    Barren Pandas
78.    Bugs (big, ugly ones)
79.    Green—OK, “avocado”—kitchen appliances
80.    Traffic tickets
81.    Obnoxiously loud cell-phone conversations
82.    Orange hair
83.    Poverty
84.    War
85.    Disease
86.    Famine
87.    Broken shoelaces
88.    Sporks
89.    That smell when chicks are getting their hair permed
90.    Ticks
91.    Hangovers
92.    Losing at cards
93.    Losing your car keys
94.    Airplane accidents
95.    Underwater mortgages
96.    Finals
97.    Checkrides
98.    Lightning strikes
99.    Supernovas, and…
100.    Zydeco

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Random Thoughts 1/11/11

  • Did you notice the date was 1/11/11?  Yeah, I was excited about that too.
  • The Hobbit movies will begin filming in New Zealand next month with several of the actors from the Lord of the Rings movies in tow and Peter Jackson writing and directing.  This is very, very good.
  • How in the world does a crazy murderer get associated with conservative politics?  Because he was crazy?  He was also (reportedly) an atheist, unstable, isolated nut who read Mein Kampf and the Communist Manifesto.  How is that not a factor?
  • Verizon has the iPhone now!  I'm not looking to switch carriers (I switched from an unhappy experience with Verizon to go to AT&T's iPhone a year and a half ago), but I know a lot of people will and that's awesome.  Part of what made the Android platform popular is that you have choices.  AT&T's exclusivity wasn't helping the iPhone; if you had a problem you were stuck with whatever AT&T gave you.  Now with the iPhone on multiple carriers and other viable smart phone options out there, competition will help good options get better and bad options go away.
  • Social Network came out on Redbox today.  Hmmm… Let's see what all the fuss was about.
  • If I had been gambling on the first round of the NFL playoffs, I would have picked all four of those games wrong.  I would have had the Saints, Eagles, Chiefs, and Colts winning.  It's a good thing I never bet money on football.
  • Speaking of football, there are still two undefeated teams in college football this year.  Fix college football; we want playoffs.  9 out of 10 bowls were meaningless and unwatchable.  And don't worry, Oregon, Cam Newton may still forfeit that game to you down the road someday.
  • Something I like about snowy days:  I wear boots to work, take them off, and walk around the church office in my socks for the day.  I'm not sure why I like that but the thought of it makes me feel cozy.

A Hero Goes Home

Richard Winters, the now famous commanding officer of Easy Company of Band of Brothers fame, passed away last week.  Winters was a beloved commander and excellent example to generations of infantry officers.

There was an effort among friends and fans to get Winter's medal, earned in Normandy for coordinating an attack on a German artillery position, upgraded to a Medal of Honor.  To my knowledge that hasn't happened yet and, admittedly, is unlikely at this point, no matter how well deserved.

Winters was one of the principle subjects of Stephen Ambrose's book Band of Brothers and of the television mini-series of the same name, as well as several other books on the topic.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Random Thoughts 1/9/11

  • Fewer funerals would be better.  Whether I'm officiating or just attending, my heart goes out to folks that are grieving.  Especially when a spouse loses the husband or wife they've spent so many years with… it just kills me to see them alone now.  Thank the Lord for the promises we have!  This morning I heard four sons eulogize their devout mother.  That was particularly touching.
  • Have you seen my hot wife?  I sure do love her.
  • The Chiefs are in the playoffs.  Seriously.  That's really something!
  • I'm working on several new topics to teach at work.  I'm teaching the book of Ephesians on Wednesday nights and Creation at our home Bible study.  I'm teaching a parenting class on Sunday mornings and doing a weekly Bible study on Colossians with one of our Elders as he teaches a new class.  I'm still teaching Greek language to one of the high school boys here at church and now I'm preaching through the book of Leviticus.  Whew!  For four of those I'm writing original curriculum.
  • Knock, knock, knock!  Jenny.  Knock, knock, knock!  Jenny.  Knock, knock, knock!  Jenny.  Thanks for getting us hooked on "The Big Bang Theory."  
  • Mizzou and K-State?!  What happened?  Way to start out strong there, friends.  Today's been a bad day for ranked teams (MU was #8 and KSU was #17).  Georgetown (13) and Michigan State (19) have also lost already today.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Random Thoughts 1/4/11

  • It's 2011 and my thoughts are still random.
  • I stand by my initial impression of Chiefs' coach Todd Haley.  He may end up being a great coach, but he's socially awkward, temperamental,  and a little "off."  Those words can describe people I know and like – hey, those words could describe me – but Haley is hands-down an odd bird.
  • The NFL needs to seed it's playoffs, regardless of division (and perhaps regardless of conference––really now, what's the difference between the AFC and the NFC?).  There's just no good reason why a team with a losing record is in the playoffs when two 10-6 teams are sitting at home.
  • And speaking of playoffs… college football, are you watching?  Because fewer and fewer people are watching your silly bowls.
  • Sheahon, surprisingly, is pronounced about how it's spelled, SHAY-un.  Sheahon Zenger is the new KU A.D.
  • Here's the 2010 film awards from the Kansas City Film Critics.
  • I have a $15 gift card for iTunes and don't know how to spend it.  There are a thousand games I could buy for 99¢ each, but I don't have time to play the games I already have.  I'll probably buy a book for iBooks, but nothing has captured my imagination yet.  Oh, what to do… the thing is burning a hole in my pocket!
  • I went 9-8 in my fantasy football league, in spite of being one of the top-scoring teams (3rd out of 30).  It's just that repeatedly scored the second most points in a week… but played the highest scoring team.  That unlucky turn of the schedule happened four times this year!  13-4 would sound a lot better than 9-8, but oh well.
  • Our home Bible study is going to talk about creation for several weeks and then have a game night.  Creation science is one of my favorite topics and I'm starting off with a encore presentation of my "Exploding Giraffe Heads" talk that I used to give at CIY conferences.

Monday, January 03, 2011

What's Wrong with Todd Haley?

The Chiefs head football coach, Todd Haley, who in just his second year has turned the team around and made the playoffs, strikes me as a man who has a problem.

  • He's a little odd, a little peculiar, like a man you might suddenly find sitting naked in the parking lot because the pressure got to him.  In fact, in war movies, when a soldier has to be removed from the front lines because he won't snap out of that haunting, menacing, thousand-yard-stare… the actor is channeling the Todd Haley vibe.
  • Other coaches, both on his team and on others, don't seem to like him.  Coaches don't usually leave a winning NFL team to take an assistant job in college.
  • He embarrasses his players by calling them out on the sidelines (and might not be respected by them, having not played in the NFL himself).
  • He seems easily angered and immature (wagging his finger at Denver's coach after a loss and then patting him on the head after a win).
  • He gives the STRANGEST press conferences ever.  He talks like someone just awoken from a heavily medicated slumber.  Mumbling and muttering his way through a litany of football cliches.  It's so consistently strange that I make it a point of listening to his press conferences on the radio each week, just to wonder at the oddity of it all.
Don't get me wrong, I like the Chiefs being mostly successful.  But I can't imagine Todd Haley being a beloved sports figure in Kansas City.  If he's just snap out of it and act a little more normal, it would help, but I'm not sure if he can…

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Entertainment in 2010

Films & Television
  • Best recent films I saw in 2010: I'm not sure if I have a favorite film of 2010, though I saw several good ones, most notably Inception (2010), The Hurt Locker (2008), and Toy Story 3 (2010). I also liked Tron Legacy (2010), Downfall (2004), Frost/Nixon (2009), Moon (2009), Iron Man 2 (2010), How to Train Your Dragon (2010), and Restrepo (2010).
  • Best classic films I saw in 2010: I've watched a lot of classic movies this year, most of them second tier classics, having already worked through the AFI top 100 movies of all time. Thus the movies I'm watching now tend to be in the second best hundred or worse. That said, I really enjoyed Mildred Pierce (1945), one of the great examples of film noir.
  • The worst film I saw in 2010: Ponyo (2008) Okay, obviously I just don't get it. Wow, that was supposed to be a version of the Little Mermaid? Huh? Alice in Wonderland (2010) was also insanely weird, and not as funny, as I expected (much like the books). Avatar (2009) should also get a mention here based on its story. I've seen it a few times now and the story and dialogue just keep getting worse.
  • Recent films I wanted to see in 2010 but will have to rent in 2011: Tangled, True Grit, The Social Network, The Fighter, Despicable Me, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
  • Films I didn't expect to see or like in 2010 but really did: The Blind Side (2009), Zombieland (2009), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Coraline (2009), Sherlock Holmes (2009), Up in the Air (2009), and Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009).
  • Best television show in 2010: "Sherlock." This modern adaptation of the famous stories is absolutely excellent; one of the best Holmes on screen ever. Honorable mention: "Star Wars: the Clone Wars", "Survivor," "Castle", "American Pickers," "Pawn Stars," "The Walking Dead," and "Outsourced."
  • Best Film & TV references, allusions, and homages in 2010: "Community." Half the fun of watching that sitcom is trying to catch all the references to other shows and movies in each episode.
  • Best South Korean Historical Melodrama and Band of Brothers knock-off: "Road No. 1" The South Korean television mini-series recounting the early days of the Korean War was, at the same time, really good and really weird.
  • Best Sci-Fi that died in 2010: Both "Caprica" and "Stargate: Universe" got bumped from their usual Friday night spots by professional wrestling, of all things, and died a slow death on Tuesday nights. Both of those shows deserved a little more life, but alas…

Books, Games, & Miscellaneous
  • Best fictional book I read in 2010: Sir Arthur Conan Dolye's Sherlock Holmes has been primary retreat into fiction this year. I started with Hound of the Baskervilles (1901) and then went back to the beginning with A Study in Scarlet (1887). Both were fantastic and I intend to go through all of the Sherlock Holmes stories this year.
  • Best non-fiction books I read in 2010: War (Sebastian Junger, 2010) and With the Old Breed (EB Sledge, 1981) were both excellent accounts of the wars in Afghanistan and the Pacific in WW2, respectively.
  • Books I wanted to read in 2010 but will have to read in 2011: I still have stacks of books that surround me both at home and at the office. Lots of Christian non-fiction gets left on my desk, which I try to digest to keep up with what other folks at church are reading. I also have my towering stack of WW2 books and historical fiction. But who knows which ones I'll actually get to in the next twelve months.
  • Best video game I played in 2010: I played very little console video games this last year, but I chipped away daily at several iPhone games. Some of the best were Fruit Ninja, Zen Bound, Cut the Rope, Angry Birds, Pocket Frogs, and We Rule.
  • Favorite restaurant in 2010: for the second year in a row… bd's Mongolian Barbeque in Overland Park. Although the chicken sandwich (hold the pickles) at Chick-fil-A deserves an honorable mention. QT fountain drinks continue to command an unreasonable amount of my pocket change as well.

My kids have had their annual dose of silly cartoons and kid's TV shows, including a new infusion of "Dora the Explorer" thanks to Anneliese. But as they get older, the entertainment choices vary. The older three boys played a lot of Nintendo DS games this year and they've enjoyed their various Wii games as well. Brennan has read the first three or four Harry Potter books this year, rewarded with watching the movie after each book is finished. Tanner has also begun reading books, but not as ambitiously as his older brother. Brennan and his brothers are also playing LEGO-brand board games (some assembly required!).

Shannon played some games on her phone, mostly puzzle games while we watch TV. Games like Words with Friends, Orba, and Bejeweled have occupied her limited down time most of the year.

Here's last year's list.