Monday, April 26, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

sunday's spiritual thought...

Things turn out best for the people who
make the best of the way things turn out.
John Wooden

hope you had a happy sabbath day!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

40 years later...

"Forty years after the first Earth Day, the world is in greater peril than ever. While climate change is the greatest challenge of our time, it also presents the greatest opportunity – an unprecedented opportunity to build a healthy, prosperous, clean energy economy now and for the future."

so says the website dedicated to the 2010 earth day campaign. so let's make sure to continue to do our part to protect and preserve our planet for future generations!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

will someone please explain to me why...

my softball game, which is scheduled for 7pm tonight, was cancelled due to rain? because the rain stopped 2 hours ago and it's perfectly sunny and clear if i'm not mistaken, that gives the fields about 8 hours to dry out from the VERY light rain we experienced this morning. i mean really, there weren't even puddles on the ground!

maybe next week...

and on a completely unrelated side note, when i was score keeping this weekend (yes job #4 for those of you keeping count) i had the pleasure of seeing two grown men collide with each other, going full speed. one of them was knocked unconscious for a few seconds. it was quite a spectacle.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

sunday's spiritual thought...

We are continually faced by great opportunities

brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.


here's hoping we can all take every day as it comes, and use them as an opportunity to grow in the face of new and challenging experiences.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

why flamingos are pink, and other such nonsense...

as some of you may already know, flamingos get their unique color from the shrimp that they eat. i guess there are some chemicals in the shrimp and algae that they consume (beta carotene to be exact) that contribute to their color, and in order to keep them that vibrant shade of pink in captivity, they are fed various coloring agents, much like farmed salmon.

well let's just say that i would be one funny looking flamingo, because i have noticed that a LOT of my favorite foods are orange, which is strange, because i don't even really like the color wouldn't even make it into my top 5 color choices...what can i say? i guess orange foods just taste good to me.

only my favorite kind of cookie-pumpkin chocolate chip

makes me think of hawaii...

HONEY TANGERINES!!!! i wish these were available all year around...but there's only a measly two month window for when stores carry them. perhaps that's why i love them so...

Sunday, April 11, 2010

spring fever...

so i start my new job on wednesday...that's right, job number four. but it will only be a few days a week for a few hours each day. i'm also going to be playing softball for a local league once a week.

it should be an eventful spring!

sunday's spiritual thought...

i thought it would be nice to start a little blogging tradition of posting a spiritual thought each sunday. feel free to contribute what might be on your mind, it doesn't have to be from a church related source either. inspiration can come from a myriad different places...

"Good cooking takes time.
If you are made to wait, it is to serve you better. "
Author Unknown

true of cooking, true in life.

Monday, April 5, 2010

sick...and not in the good way

i think the caption says it all:

truly a sign of our gluttonous is doomed.

true meaning of easter...

does anyone else find themselves having a greater appreciation of easter this year? for some reason, i feel like i have a deeper understanding of what easter is all about, and that i am that much closer to grasping what the atonement and the plan of salvation are all for those of you who may not share the same religious views or beliefs, or for those of you who would just like to know that 'feeling the spirit' is like, check this out...

now that is what easter is all about...

oh and this too:

although the eggs we dyed were not as professional looking.

hope you all had a lovely easter!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

what a dirty trick...

luckily i live in a place where they couldn't pull this off...but if i was still in hawaii, well that's another story