Friday, October 31, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Psalm 36 (The Cheery Part)

I've tried to read the Old Testament a few times. Always got bored silly somewhere in Kings or Chronicles. Never made it to Psalms.

Yet I notice that these chapters have pretty high Google ranks when you search for two-digit numbers.

I can see why. There's some uplifting stuff here:

5 Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the skies.
6 Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
your justice like the great deep.
You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.
7 How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
8 They feast on the abundance of your house;
you give them drink from your river of delights.
9 For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light we see light.

10 Continue your love to those who know you,
your righteousness to the upright in heart.
11 May the foot of the proud not come against me,
nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.
12 See how the evildoers lie fallen—
thrown down, not able to rise!

Egg Skull Mold

Via Think Geek

Wonder if you could use this to make skull cookies?

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Pumpkin Fun

I bought a plastic pumpkin because, while pumpkin-carving is a very fun group activity, it's less fun when you have no one to carve with :-(

Still, for those who are NOT alone this Halloween, there's this:

Using 11 Common Household Objects to Decorate Your Pumpkin

Saturday, October 25, 2014

For the Popcorn-Addicted

Super-fancy popcorn bowl with built-in kernel-catcher.

Less super-fancy version.

Which begs the question: is the convenience of the kernel catcher worth the bother of having to scrub the buttery gunk off it AND the bowl afterwards, as opposed to just having to wash the bowl?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Celebratey Mom

Who in the world walks around the yard carrying a cake on a pedastal?

Stop it Mom! You're embarrassing me!

Anyway, I'm just gonna take a wild guess at what's going on here...

It's *somebody's* birthday...

It's summer, so it could be HER birthday...

Dad's not pawing at her, so it might be her 18th birthday...

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Source

Another pic of my mom & dad (Dad actually managed to keep his hands to himself this time):

In this one, I note that, while Dad is half a head taller than Mom, their hands hang down to about the same distance above the ground.

This, apparently, is where I got my own insanely-long monkey-arms from.

Thanks, Dad, for making me genetically incapable of finding a coat or shirt that fits both my arms AND torso.

Off-topic-ish: my mom was probably 19 in this picture. Less than half as old as when she finally had me at age 42. Which makes my head a little swimmy to think about.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Learned Something About My Dad

My brother got ahold of a couple of my aunt's old photo albums, and sent me scans of what he found therein.

I found this one interesting:

That's my parents on the right. Pretty sure this picture is from the early 40's, and they've been married less than a year.

Which tells me something.

Pretty much the entire photo album's group shots are very serious "stand up straight" affairs.

And then there's this one.

My dad was so crazy-in-love with my mom, he couldn't keep his hands off her long enough to get a picture taken.

As far as I could tell, he felt the exact same way about her for the rest of her life.

Kinda romantic, huh?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Building the Lego Invisible Jet

If you like Legos, you will probably enjoy this.