Gary Johnson has entered the Republican presidential race. Yes - THAT Gary Johnson!
Conan tweeted this the other day and I just about fainted - that's my dad's name! And my dad is a Republican! Seriously, when Conan gives a fake shout-out/tweet to a fictional person with your dad's name, it makes you pretty durn happy.
The Views is the magazine for RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf), which is the membership and governance organization which all nationally certified interpreters belong to.
I'm in it this month. It's just my story of how I became an interpreter. Basically, it's a video game magazine for a gamer, or a medical journal for a doctor, etc. Meaning - not interesting to anyone who is not in this field.
There's a cheap (i.e. scary) fair in town until May 1st. I love fairs, did you know this about me?
I learned that I'm awful at the dart game, even when the carnie lets me play for free!
How beautiful are ferris wheels?!?!
Nate, Devon and Sam. Too cute for words!
Fair food is a must. A must! Since this was a smaller fair, the selection was a bit limited, but still satisfied my need for fair food for at least a few months.
The reason I called it scary was because traveling fairs excite me and freak me out at the same time. They are far too mobile for my comfort. Um, hello - rides that are disassembled and reassembled every few days or weeks scares me to death! It doesn't stop me, but it sure does give me a fright!
"On that Friday the Apostles were devastated. Jesus, their Savior—the man who had walked on water and raised the dead—was Himself at the mercy of wicked men. They watched helplessly as He was overcome by His enemies.
On that Friday the Savior of mankind was humiliated and bruised, abused and reviled.
It was a Friday filled with devastating, consuming sorrow that gnawed at the souls of those who loved and honored the Son of God.
I think that of all the days since the beginning of this world’s history, that Friday was the darkest.
But the doom of that day did not endure.
The despair did not linger because on Sunday, the resurrected Lord burst the bonds of death. He ascended from the grave and appeared gloriously triumphant as the Savior of all mankind."
"Each of us will have our own Fridays—those days when the universe itself seems shattered and the shards of our world lie littered about us in pieces. We all will experience those broken times when it seems we can never be put together again. We will all have our Fridays.
But I testify to you in the name of the One who conquered death—Sunday will come. In the darkness of our sorrow, Sunday will come.
No matter our desperation, no matter our grief, Sunday will come. In this life or the next, Sunday will come."
"The Resurrection transformed the lives of those who witnessed it. Should it not transform ours?"
Aubry has been pinning for quite a while now and I finally got around to checking it out.
For a hoarder of beautiful/funny/sad/clever images, this is the place for me! I have dozens of files on my computer dedicated to flowers, quotes, living room furniture, etc etc. Seriously, I have a hoarding problem. But Pinterest takes care of that for me!
Check it out - if you want to organize your life and find inspiration in this awesome community, let me know. I have 5 friend invites to give out and I'd love to give one to you!
We live in a gorgeous wooded area. Seriously, I love where we live.
There is a family of deranged birds that live in our backyard. They screech none stop, at all hours of the day. Like in the movie "Failure to Launch", I'm tempted to buy a BB gun. I'm a night owl and days when I'm getting ready for bed at 3am, they are awake, making their presence known.
Man, it kinda stinks when you grow up and you actually become friends with your siblings. Because then you all start doing big kid stuff and you move away from each other or you join the Peace Corps or serve a mission for our church or something. Yuck! No thank you!
For the past 5 years The Washington Post has had a Peeps themed contest where they ask for people to submit dioramas made from Peeps. Sick. Clever and amusing, but totally sick. Check it out here. Personally, I think that Peeps are the devil's candy but I am already working on ideas for next year!
We are having some wacky weather. It was sunny and delicious yesterday and stormy this morning. Buuuuuut, by the time I had a break and was able to walk around outside - it was warm and beautiful again.
Ahhhh, there is nothing like warmth on your face, flowers in bloom and girls wearing rain boots with shorts to make you feel hope. That's right - hope. Walking around Foggy Bottom today I felt hopeful. Weird, right? I'm not hoping for anything in particular, but the weather and the good mood of the city just made it impossible to dwell in the doldrums. I can't wait for Friday when I have the day off and I can run around and take some photos of everything that looks *hopeful!
I wish I could bottle this feeling! I *hope* you're feeling it too!
Me: So, I'm totally digging on ___________ at church!
Kayla: Oh yeah?
Me: Yeah. Here's the thing - I think we kind of look a like. Not in like a brother/sister sort of way, but, yeah. You know how couples who get married often have similar features? Science has proven that we are more naturally attracted to ourselves!
Duuuude - the ArlingtonCounty library had their semi-annual sale this weekend! Six books for $6??? Yes please! It started Thursday night so I expected to have pretty slim pickings today, but I was shocked by how much they still had. I could have looked a lot longer and found a lot more but I think this will keep me happy for the next 6 months.
I got three 2011 pennies - the back is different.....I don't like.
I like to read. I spend a lot of time on news sites reading articles about any topic you can think of. Often, when I'm done with the article, I will read comments submitted by fellow readers. The one I just finished reading on Yahoo! (here) made me realize something.
Our society has completely gotten away from the idea of giving people the benefit of the doubt. We are suspicious of the motive of others around us. We Americans live in an individualist society and I think it's only getting worse. We are often more out for ourselves than for the group. Granted, this isn't everyone, but, blah - it's a lot of us. If you read the article and the comments you will see most people are assuming that there is some motive behind this child's act of generosity. Maybe there is, maybe there isn't, but why speculate?
Should we live our lives guarded and suspicious? Or should we live believing in goodness and set ourselves up to be taken advantage of? I don't know, but I do know that this world has a way of balancing itself out. I truly believe in karma and that living a good life will leave you with peace of mind.
I am obsessed with Netflix. I definitely feel like my $10 per month is well spent.
Two days ago I was sorting through tax stuff so I decided to throw on a movie to listen to because I most likely have adult onset ADD and therefore need constant stimulus. And multi-tasking, always multi-tasking. I figured that a kid's movie would be a good choice because I wouldn't be bogged down with complicated story lines and dreamy actors that deserved my attention.
When I was younger I loved this movie so since it was available to watch instantly, I thought I'd relive the memories. I wasn't expecting much, just validation that I had good taste in movies as a child. No big deal.
I am dumber now for having watched/listened to 'The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking".
How disappointing! I was hoping for a little nostalgia, like with 'The Goonies' or 'The Sandlot' (mmmmm....Benny......). Sad. I didn't even finish it.
You better believe I won't let my kids watch that garbage. Thanks a lot, mom!
(I have to throw her under the bus because she reads my blog now)