Archive for the ‘Special Little Fuzzy Goodness’ Category

This is why I wouldn’t be good in politics

March 4, 2009

Bailout shmailout! What this country needs are ladies from the local elementary school PTA to monitor the over-spending. You want what? Coming from what? Oh, let me help you understand something: YOU'RE TOO FUCKING GREEDY.

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This is why I wouldn't be good in politics

March 4, 2009

Bailout shmailout! What this country needs are ladies from the local elementary school PTA to monitor the over-spending. You want what? Coming from what? Oh, let me help you understand something: YOU'RE TOO FUCKING GREEDY.

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How to answer those awkward interview questions

March 4, 2009

Dean got a call for a job today, and the lady asked if he would be okay traveling. He said “Sure, as long as you don’t send me to that DREADED PLANET OF THE APES!!!!”

Keeping up with the times

March 3, 2009

Dean likes to play selections from his iPod in the morning when he takes the kinders to school. Sometimes this will be annoyingly saccharine Disney music, but most of the time it’s stuff that helps get your adrenaline going. So this morning he starts playing the Monkees, and asks Henry who he thought this band was:

Dean: Who do you think this is buddy?
Henry: I don’t know, maybe the Jonas Brothers?
Dean: The Jonas Brothers? When did you ever listen to the Jonas Brothers?
Henry: The Jonas Brothers? Never heard of them.

Henry delivered this line with his customary deadpan demeanor, and Dean laughed like a hyena for five minutes. Kids are fun, man.

If I had easy access to a helicopter, I'd fly to Cannon Beach, Oregon this weekend

February 2, 2009

It's my favorite spot on Earth!

A prayer for a snowed in Sunday

December 22, 2008

Come, come in
Invade all You see of us
Any man, who’d walk Your road is welcomed here
And You’re the only one

Chorus:
Jesus, come and walk the halls of this house
Tread this place and turn it inside out
With Your mercy…
Jesus, teach us the prayers that open these doors
Until Your light floods in and illuminates these floors
And let Your truth be on our steps and in these rooms
Jesus invade…

Reach, reach in
With the hand that heals all our suffering
Conquer all that is not of You
Bring Your spirit throught
As we fill these walls with Your praise

Chorus

Bridge:
I call for angels
I call for mercy
I call for freedom
In the name of Jesus
In the name of Jesus

Church at home

December 21, 2008
christmas snow
Image by misfitgirl via Flickr

Since we have had an insane amount of snow this weekend (at least a foot just today), church has been cancelled for tomorrow. I’m actually not that upset about this; we’ve been thinking about finding another church that’s a little more conservative, not like nutty conservative, but like more into the Word and more of an intimate setting. Not sure how or if we’re going to find that, but that’s another story for another day.

Anyway! Sunday we’re planning on having church at home. Since we have three kids, we wanted to encourage and include them.

1. Curr168.pdf (application/pdf Object)
http://children.calvarychapel.com/site/pdf/New/Curr168.pdf

2. Curr167.pdf (application/pdf Object)
http://children.calvarychapel.com/site/pdf/New/Curr167.pdf

3. Curr165.pdf (application/pdf Object)
http://biblestudyplanet.com/kids/new/Curr165.pdf

4. Curr170.pdf (application/pdf Object)
http://biblestudyplanet.com/kids/new/Curr170.pdf

5. Christmas devotional: Just a Manger
http://www.hoyweb.com/lh/manger.asp

I’ll also be playing some Christmas carols on the piano; it’s shaping up to be a nice morning.

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I'm dreaming of a white Christmas

December 15, 2008
A tree covered with Snow
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SNOW!!!

A lot of snow. A LOT of snow! We got dumped on yesterday here in the Portland area, and everything is shut down, including schools. We played in the snow most of yesterday with a bunch of sledding, hot chocolate, and coffee with peppermint creamer. I’m still sore, actually. Temps are expected to be in the low 20’s all week, with more snow coming tomorrow night, Wednesday, and Thursday, so honestly, I don’t think the kids will be going to school at all this week. Which is both good and bad. Good, because it’s the week before Christmas break and we’ll get to watch lots of old Christmas movies, make popcorn, presents, and homemade goodies. Bad, because the kids will be bugging me every five minutes to go outside again, which, hello? It’s COLD.

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I’m dreaming of a white Christmas

December 15, 2008
A tree covered with Snow
Image via Wikipedia

SNOW!!!

A lot of snow. A LOT of snow! We got dumped on yesterday here in the Portland area, and everything is shut down, including schools. We played in the snow most of yesterday with a bunch of sledding, hot chocolate, and coffee with peppermint creamer. I’m still sore, actually. Temps are expected to be in the low 20’s all week, with more snow coming tomorrow night, Wednesday, and Thursday, so honestly, I don’t think the kids will be going to school at all this week. Which is both good and bad. Good, because it’s the week before Christmas break and we’ll get to watch lots of old Christmas movies, make popcorn, presents, and homemade goodies. Bad, because the kids will be bugging me every five minutes to go outside again, which, hello? It’s COLD.

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In quietness and confidence shall be your strength

December 8, 2008

I’m a big fan of social media (obviously), and I have accounts at Twitter, Friendfeed, Facebook, etc. I guess you could call me a geek, although I’m certainly outgeeked by many people in my particular niche – I just don’t have the time or energy to dedicate that they do. Especially when reading posts like Robert’s, which praises the merits of Friendfeed vs. Twitter, two services I utilize consistently if not constantly (I even wrote an article on how I use Friendfeed over at Mashable last week).

Frankly, I’m astonished at how much time Robert and others like him spend at these services. I know that this is part of their job, and they do it well, but wow. Just, wow. One of the commentors at this post suggested it was like “drinking from a fire hose”, and I have to agree. However, it does seem to work for them, although if you’re drinking from a fire hose, how do you savor the individual nuances and flavors?

Personally, I like to choose who I listen to very carefully. I have limited time since I have a family and my first responsibility is to them, so while I use Friendfeed, I definitely don’t have it open all day (it’s just too addicting!). I want to be thoughtful about who I give my time to. I don’t want to be scattered, chasing different bits of information all over the place to no good end. After all, the bottom line is that all this techie stuff, while infinitely interesting, isn’t going to tuck my kids into bed, or kiss my husband, or make my home into a warm and welcoming place for friends and family.

That’s just me, though. I appreciate what Robert and those like him do to introduce these services to all of us and make them more attractive, and I applaud their aggressive use of new technology in order to create a more level playing field.