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Thursday, February 19, 2009

School's Out!

Last week we had a couple days of beautiful weather. Temperatures that were in the low teens suddenly shot up into the 50's.

Friday morning the weatherman announced the high temperature for the day would be nearly 60 degrees, and by 10:00 am I'd made the decision to cancel school and head outdoors.

My friend D. was incredulous. "You're canceling school because of good weather?!"

Yes. Yes I am.

We have school when the government schools have their half-days. And their snow days. And their teacher in-service days. And their conference days. And their federal holidays. And....


I think I got them all.

Anyway, we were due a day off. The weather was beautiful, so we grabbed sandwiches from Jimmy John's, and drove out to the lake.

My favorite part of the pictures is the icy lake behind the boys.

There wasn't a whole lot to do at the lake. No one was there to play with. The ground was fairly muddy, due to the melting snow. But it was very nice just to be outside and in the sun without shivering.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I Don't Understand.....

Over the past 3 weeks, I've received numerous copies of the following picture:

Supposedly, the child's mother works at Home Depot, and had talked to her family about how many snow shovels they'd been selling after a surprise snowstorm. The drawing is of mommy selling shovels. (I'm not entirely convinced that this is an actual child's drawing, however. I'm thinking hoax.)

Anyway, the first couple times I got this photo, I thought it was funny. After the 4th or 5th time, I thought it odd.

By the 8th or 9th time this photo landed in my inbox, I started to get concerned.

What's going on?

Why do people keep sending this to me?

What is it about this photo that makes people think of me?

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 08, 2009

How To Speak Christianese

Back when M. and I were dating, I learned a lot from my "How To Speak Minnesotan" tape.

I became accustomed to the Minnesotan cadence and accent, and quickly learned the meanings of unusual phrases (i.e. "Oh, fer' cute!" and "Good deal!") and customs (The Minnesotan Good-bye).

This weekend I discovered another tape series for those who wish to learn Christianese. I wish I'd found this series when I became a Christian in college.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

This is One I Wish NBC Had Broadcast.

Seriously. This ad is so much better than anything Go Daddy has ever made.

Apparently it was too controversial, but I don't see it.

I think it's inspirational.