Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Slovenian officials are investigating after a doctor complained about a strange piece of meat on his plate.
Ananova.com revealed the doctor insisted it was not chicken and after some intense bickering it was sent away for tests — and found to be part of a human tongue.
Inspectors have closed the canteen in Izola, southern Slovenia, to review hygiene standards.
Bosses believe a doctor could have unwittingly dropped the tongue in the food after treating a patient.
A hospital spokesman insisted: "I can say clearly that we have never used patients' parts in any of our dishes."
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Bill Clinton just makes it so easy to pick on him. It didn't help that he's sitting right behind the speaker where everyone is looking.
I especially like how he wakes up and nods his head like he's been listening the whole time. Then he checks his watch like he has somewhere better to be.
This reminds me of a certain Bishop I knew when I was in high school. Anyone else?
Monday, January 21, 2008
Contestants ready........Gladiators ready.........
Sunday, January 20, 2008
From the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley: Vol. 3, Ch. 31, pp 268-269
"Since World War II there has been a new look at religion, fundamental to which has been what one eminent scholar calls A the rediscovery of the importance of eschatology within the New Testament. And what is eschatology? A parable can best explain:
There was once a man who went to see a play at the theater. He arrived an hour and a half late, and had barely taken his seat when an emergency call obliged him to leave. The next day a friend asked him how he liked the play. What could the man answer except that he saw almost nothing of it? What he saw may have been gay or depressing, colorful or exciting, but it was no play at all; it was only a three-minute glimpse of what might or might not be a meaningful drama. Such is our position in the world. We come late to a play which has been in progress for ages, and we never stay long enough to find out what is really happening. We get a glimpse of the stage and the actors and hear a few lines of speech or music, and then we are hustled out of the house. From what we have seen, we may rack our brains to reconstruct some sort of plot, but our speculations can never be anything but the wildest guesses. Yet unless we know both how the play began (that is, protology) and how it ends (that is, escatology), the whole show remains utterly meaningless to us, a tale told by an idiot,... signifying nothing. And not to know what the play is about is an intolerable state of things; it is not to be borne. For not only do we find the drama strangely engrossing, but we are actually pushed out onto the stage and expected to participate intelligently in what is going on. We are much too involved in the thing to settle for a play without a meaning, but who can tell us what it is all about?
Literature and Art can help us enjoy or endure the play; they harp everlastingly on the tragic transience of our stay in the theater, help us to appreciate quickly passing beauty of the scene before us, and incite us to speculate and wonder whether there is any meaning to the thing at all and what it might be. But by their own confession (and the greater the artist the greater the frustration) the masters can only tell us that we are such stuff as dreams are made of and that as far as they can see, this world, the cloud-capped towers and gorgeous palaces, the solemn temples, the great globe itself, yea all which it inherits, shall dissolve, and, like an unsubstantial pageant faded, leave not a rack behind. What went before? What comes after? Don't ask the artist: he has seen as little of the play as you have. Philosophy would like to tell us what the play is about, but will not allow itself to run out of scientific bounds; it [philosophy] remains too often the pariah dog, snapping at the heels of religion and scavenging in the camp of science. It is to science and religion that we must turn for definite answers..."
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Don’t ever do anything as though you were an amateur. Anything you do, do it as a professional to professional standards.
If you have the idea about anything you do that you just dabble in it, you will wind up with a dabble life. There will be no satisfaction in it because there will be no real production you can be proud of.
Never let it be said that you lived an amateur life. Develop the frame of mind that whatever you do, you are doing it as a professional and move up to professional standards in it.
Learn this as a first lesson about life: The only successful beings in any field, including living itself, are those who have a professional viewpoint and make themselves professionals.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
I needed them.
I got them.
in my drawer I have again, lots of singles...
Is it a metaphor for something I don't understand?
Why does this always happen to me?
Does the dryer eat socks?
Is there a sock heaven for all the socks viscously vandalized and removed from their mate?
One thing is for sure...
In the heavens, are stockings single?
No the thought makes REASON STARE!
Seriously... I got like... 10 pairs from my brother and I bought at least 10-15 when they were 49 cents at Target (YAY 75% off on New Year's Eve on Christmas items!)... now I have a bunch of singles!
I need one of those lingerie bags, I had one, but then... well, I didn't need it anymore so I gave it to my friend Tiffany.
Also, random thought... I love the pajama bottoms I got from the Croshaw parentals, they are yummy!
I hope everyone is ok- this weather is INSANE! We were at 75 degrees Monday and today, back in the 40's. Yuck. There was a tornado in my brother's town Tuesday and one in the town I attended middle school the day before. In addition, there was a 6.5 earthquake off Oregon and 2 volocanos in South America have erupted and now Georgia and the deep south are being pounded by tornadic activity. If I wanted to, I could get scared that the end times are here!
With all this though, I have still had time (lucky you!) to find out about the below calculator that I plan to show to my huge classes tomorrow. They always want to talk politics, but since we can't, we don't. I can, however, with clear conscious show them this calculator. By the way, I have another boy in my Biology of Women class, he seems fine with it so far, but we haven't gotten into the fun stuff yet... then we will see. He was not so happy to hear about the history of health care and the health profession yesterday though... oh well, I speak the truth.
The reason for the post.
I heard about this and that it was very, very accurate and unbiased and although it took 3 days (the site has gotten LOTS of traffic!) I finally got in. I actually matched with the person I plan to vote for- I am in the 8% of the population... most people do not match up with whom they plan to vote.
How do you match up with the candidate you would like to vote for in terms of voting record, etc?
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE CALCULATOR
Monday, January 7, 2008
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Friday, January 4, 2008
Since I never mentioned this at Thanksgiving like I said I would, if you want to be able to add to the blog from your own email, here’s how:
* Sign in using firstname.lastname@example.org
* From the Dashboard, click on Settings
* Click on the Permissions tab
* Click ADD AUTHORS
* Type in your email and click INVITE
Then check your email and do what it says from there. After that, you’ll be able to log in to the blog and post things under your own name. (Like this!)
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
With all the individual and family blogs I thought it would be nice to be able to access them from the family blog. I tried to find Matt's blog the other day by going through all the posts but that took too long. To add your blog to the list just sign in under the email@example.com sign in, go to view blog, then click on customize on the top of the page, then go to Family Member's blogs and click edit, then add your URL and name then save it. I think it is a nice feature.
So it snowed last night and with the drifting it left 1-2 feet of snow over the entire driveway. I just got done shoveling it. Luckily I didn't have to work today or I would have had to use a sick day. I know my car does pretty well in snow, but I'm not sure it could have gone far in snow up to the top of the tires. We were told that rent included snow removal, but apparently that is not the case. I had a little help from a neighbor with a snow blower. I guess if we stay here we will be getting a snow blower, maybe this year if we get more storms like this one.
Anyways, I need to go start physical therapy for my back now. I haven't worked like that in a while.