Friday, July 31, 2009
There's no real "point" or punch line to the video above--one of those sharks isn't going to suddenly gobble up the diver. But isn't it amazing?
When I was a kid, we used to go to the beach and I'd lie in the shallows and pretend I was a mermaid. Going to this aquarium might be the next best thing. :-)
Today's my deadline day . . . and I finished the manuscript yesterday. Just waiting on feedback from my collaborator, and then we're done with round one!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Okay, this is funny, but it's also kind of sad. (I hope this girl was on cold medicine or something). I'd hate to think these thoughts are representative of the California Educational system . . .
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I found an app(lication) on iTunes for my iPhone . . . Death Clock. (Sounds like a movie trailer, doesn't it?)
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
First week? Three pounds gone.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Okay, I'll confess--I LIKE David Caruso. (Did I spell that right?) But when you watch this collection of video clips, you see that his style of acting is apparently limited. (Or maybe that's just how he's directed).
Deadpan expression: "Yada yada yada yad" (dramatic pause, put on sunglasses) . . . "Yada badda bing."
LOL! After a while, it's really funny. Enjoy! (And the next time you see my pal Alton Gansky, ask him to do his David Caruso impression. It's hilarious!)
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I mentioned the Sims a couple of weeks ago (scroll through July if you need a refresher course).
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
I LOVE this idea!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
The Grant family's exclusive Sonoma spa is a place for rest and
relaxation—not murder! When Naomi Grant finds her client Jessica Ortiz bleeding to death in her massage room, everything falls apart.
discovers that she is one of the main suspects! Her only solace is
found with the other suspect—Dr. Devon Knightley, the victim's
ex-husband. But Devon is hiding secrets of his own. When they come to
light, where can Naomi turn…and whom can she trust?
Camy Tang writes romance with a kick of wasabi. She used to be a
biologist, but now she is a staff worker for her church youth group
and leads a worship team for Sunday service. She also runs the Story
Sensei fiction critique service. On her blog, she gives away Christian
novels every week, and she ponders frivolous things like dumb dogs
(namely, hers), coffee-geek husbands (no resemblance to her own...),
the writing journey, Asiana, and anything else that comes to mind.
Visit her website at http://www.camytang.com/ for a huge website
contest going on right now, giving away fourteen boxes of books and 24
copies of her latest release, DEADLY INTENT.
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Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
It's no secret that I love to chew bubble gum while I work (though I'll have to switch to sugarless for a loooong while.)
But these sculptures . . . . well, I like the round ones. But the stretchy ones just look kind of gross to me. What do you think?
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
. . . is to lose about fifty pounds. Yes, really. (Being tall allows me to disguise a multitude of excess pounds.)
I debated sharing this on my blog--after all, if I fail to meet my goals, that could be humiliating--but on the other hand, public humiliation might also prove highly motivational!
I've lost these pounds a few times before. Years ago, I lost 40 of them with Weight Watchers. Time passed.
About five years ago, I lost sixty pounds on L.A. Weight Loss. Time passed.
And now the years have passed and I find myself with a closet full of darling clothes that don't fit any more. Time for another "eating plan," but I always need something new to keep my interest.
So I have a pantry and freezer full of Jenny Craig products. I also have two secret pals (I'm not going to out them on my blog), who are doing this with me. They'll finish long before I will, but here we go!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
If I were a high school science teacher, I might find this video helpful to interest (more boys, at least) in science. :-)
On my way home today. Had a great time with friends in Denver, but I have a deadline looming in my near future. Plus--another challenge I'll tell you about tomorrow.
Have a great day!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Our retreat wrapped up this afternoon, and we had a wonderful time. This retreat is different than most--it's not a conference per se, but a retreat of encouragement, edification, sharing, and prayer. Plus, we laugh and cry--a lot!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Be sure to check out this article--it's a great picture of God's grace.!
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
I had a video about Twittering up here, but as I was vacuuming the house, I decided it was stupid. And since I'm committed to bringing you the best of the trivial, I decided to delete it.
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Last night my book club had a great meeting, and next month we're reading THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett. I'm already halfway through, so I'm looking forward to finishing it on the plane.
Monday, July 06, 2009
To tell your congressional representatives that you don't want them signing bills they 1) haven't read or that 2) haven't been written.
Sunday, July 05, 2009
Some friends of mine--friends who drew together around the Heavenly Daze series--are planning a cruise in January 2010. We'll be leaving out of Tampa on the 28th for four nights/five days. Que habla espanol? Porque nosotros vamos a Mexico!
Inside: Base price is $320, with port charges and taxes the total per person is $456.45. Insurance can be added for $29 per person.
Balcony: Base price is $700, with port charges and taxes the total per person is $835.45 Insurance can be added for $59 per person.
Deposit of $200 per stateroom is due July 12, 2009. Final Payment is due on November 19, 2009.
Transfers from the airport are $20.50 for one way and $40 for round trip.
Saturday, July 04, 2009
I didn't write this, but thought it appropriate for today:
Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?
Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.
Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.
Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army;
another had two sons captured.
Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.
They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.
What kind of men were they?
Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners;
men of means, well educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.
Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags
Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly.
He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him,
and poverty was his reward..
Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.
At the battle of Yorktown , Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was
destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.
Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.
John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished.
So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots. It's not much to ask for the price they paid.
Remember: freedom is never free!
Friday, July 03, 2009
"Metamorphosis" by Octavio Ocampo
Thursday, July 02, 2009
Flooded River Destroys Road In Minutes - Watch more Funny Videos
As we enter our rainy/hurricane season, this video reminded me of the awesome and destructive power of water. Watch as a little flood takes out a major chunk of paved road in minutes . . .
And if it's raining where you are, be careful!