Palpitations, Murmurs, and Goo

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Brittany asked me to listen to her heart last night because it was skipping beats on a fairly consistent basis.

That doesn't sound good.

Dr. Luke

Because it was late, Brittany had to self-diagnose with the internet as her only tool. She discovered that the cause could be anything from "low blood sugar" to "something serious."

Hmm... informative.

With that wide of a potential cause base I would appreciate your prayers for her. And if prayer isn't your thing, I am thankful for your thoughts as well. And if you're not into thinking, well, I'll take...

Isn't that cool word?


As I've thought about that word, I'm not sure I've heard too many people murmur in the recent past. And, I guess the word popped into my head because sometimes corporate prayer sounds like murmurs and sometimes hearts have murmurs, and I guess my brain put those two together.

Now to the slimy substance of this post: Goo.

I was up late last night playing a really fun physics game with Jason.

Physics? Fun?

I hear ya. I took a physics lab in high school too. I remember how my grade depended on how close the marble landed to the bulls eye after calculating the trajectory and assuming that air resistance was negligible.

I feel your pain.

But, seriously, you need to check out World of Goo. You can download the free trial which includes several really fun levels of physics learnin' via goo balls. It's kinda like Lemmings, only far better and more dependent on physics.

Seriously: Download the Goo Demo Now!

And if you're looking for another, potentially educational game, check out one by the FTC. It looks like an interesting concept with potentially damaging purposes.

Jerri Ann

~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Expectant Father

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  1. Luke

    I say! But you do ramble.

    Are you feeling all right?


  2. risakopp

    Not to be a bearer of "bad news" or anything, but I am hypoglycemic, (low blood sugar.) It's not something to be taken lightly either. More than likely your wife would know that's what she has by now though. Of course I didn't actually get diagnosed until age 24, although I knew something was off with my body system since I was 16 years old. I get heart palpitations with it...have to watch eating certain types of foods, drinking caffeine, etc. Anyway, if not taken care of hypoglycemia is VERY serious.

    I'll be praying for your wife!

  3. Luke


    Thanks for the information and the prayers! We are still looking into this issue and hoping for the best.


  4. Jennifer Sr.

    I was looking for an update on your wife...Thanks, Jennifer

  5. Luke

    Jennifer, I still haven't taken Brittany to the doctors yet (because I'm a good husband like that <smile>).

    Hopefully Brittany emailed our doctor to see what she recommends.


  6. Mrs. C

    Well, I keep checking back to see if all is well, and noticed you haven't been as chatty lately.

    I hope everything is ok, but didn't want to be too nosy. I figure you'll let the world know when you are ready. :]

    PS I also keep thinking, when you are not chatty, that you are GONE picking up those kids.

  7. Luke

    Mrs. C,

    No updates yet because I have yet to take my wife to the doctor <sheepish grin>.

    You're not too nosy. Don't worry.

    I don't know when we'll be traveling, but I hope to keep blogging even over in Kyrgyzstan! I'm sorry I haven't been as chatty... guess I haven't had as much to say.

    Still blogging daily though. <smile>