Friday, May 27, 2005


Well, we're all off to Colorado tomorrow morning bright and early! (early anyway) We'll be gone for two weeks enjoying the mountains, the cool weather, and visits with friends and family. We appreciate your prayers for safe travel, and I'll be back in mid-June!

Tuesday, May 24, 2005


Okay, I know the classic symptom of having nothing to say is starting to talk about the weather, but today it's just downright hot. We were having really a basically lovely spring until a few days ago, when BAM! we were assaulted by a stifling comination of heat and humidity. But hey, at least we aren't in the middle of this. Count your blessings!

Friday, May 20, 2005

A Joke! (it's even a little bit funny!)

I heard a great joke the other day. Okay, maybe it's a little bit of a groaner, but it doesn't take much to make me laugh. Here it is:

I don't usually like to share bad news, but early last week, Larry Latthas passed away at the age of 83. He is best remembered as the man who wrote The Hokey Pokey. Many family and friends gathered for the funeral, but they soon encountered problems with placing the deceased in the casket. You see, they put his left leg in...and then the trouble started.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

In the Laboratory

These young scientists, one a geologist, and one a botanist, had a great time performing experiments on several specimens collected from nature. Much research was carried out, but there's no word yet on a cure for cancer. Please check back in a few years. Posted by Hello

Friday, May 13, 2005

Pancakes on Ebay

Check it out! You really can find anything on ebay! But hurry, the auction ends on Tuesday! Be sure to scroll down and read the "questions to seller." They're particularly amusing.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Optical Illusions

Here's a website with some amazing optical illusions. It's an excellent way to kill time when you're putting off the work you really will have to do eventually!

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Very Touching Movie

As anyone who knows me well can attest to, I tend to be very unemotional. I think I'm probably that way to a fault, since it makes me really uncompassionate. But anyway, I really don't cry about anything, much less movies. Until now. The closest I've ever come to crying over a movie was the first time I watched "The Return of the King." I had to swallow a lump in my throat when Sam said, "I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you!" Well, okay, that was an extremely touching moment near the climax of an absolutely spectacular epic. But I'm not sure what was happening to me the other day when I watched "I Am David." It's based on a historical novel which I haven't read, but must be a great book. It's about a little boy who grew up in a communist prison camp but then escaped and suddenly encountered the rest of the world. It pretty much tore me up to see this child experience beauty, kindness, and love for the first time. It's a good thing I watched the movie right before I went to bed, so I didn't have to try to talk to anyone afterward! It was a very moving story, so if you're in the mood for a good tear-jerker, I recommend it.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Quotes of the Day

This a great website that sends out a daily email with seven or so great quotes every single day. You can also search their database of over 20,000 quotes. I've been a subscriber for quite a while, and it's great for people like me who love quotes of all types, whether cheesy one-liners or eloquent inspirations. Here's an amusing one that came today. It's from Orson Welles, of all people.

"In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed; they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!"

:-) :-) :-)

Thursday, May 05, 2005


Last Saturday, we went to a display of World War II airplanes at the tiny airport near our house. It was an open house hosted by the Commemorative Air Force. There were lots of planes there, but this one was the cutest! We also got to go inside a plane that was used to transport paratroopers in Europe during World War II. It had been restored amazingly well, and I could imagine being inside preparing to jump out the door into a war-torn wilderness. Yikes, I'm giving myself the shivers! Posted by Hello