Move over Sudoku...Rummikub is in the house!
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Move over Sudoku...Rummikub is in the house!
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
19 things I have learned since starting my blog one year ago (because I couldn't think of 20):
1. I have never, ever, considered myself a writer.
2. But maybe I am after all.
3. It is sometimes scary to push the 'publish' key.
4. Adding a stat counter helped me to know that people do actually read my posts.
5. How do people from places like Singapore and Guam find my blog?
6. I am encouraged when people tell me that a particular post was helpful to them, made them cry, or just laugh-out-loud.
7. I appreciate the 5 people who SUBSCRIBE to my blog through bloglines.
8. My blog reflects me and I won't apologize for that. I also blog how I talk.
9. Blogging is not a great way to make money.
10. I have deleted a few posts within 30 seconds of publishing.
11. It is better to have no post than a bad post. Some bloggers disagree on this.
12. I don't always know what I'm going to blog about...I just start typing.
13. Most readers don't like polls, but I do.
14. I can't get my husband to read my blog without my asking, but he can't get me to floss my teeth regularly either.
15. Going on vacation helps fill my mind with creative ideas, which sometimes end up as blog posts.
16. Posting more frequently results in more visitors.
17. I try to keep my blog fresh: guest bloggers, interviews, relevant content, etc.
18. I want/need a new blog design. Anyone up for the challenge?
19. I heart blogs...reading and writing them.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Speaking of Hallmark, where greeting card writers have WAY too much fun... I went to the big Hallmark store in Augusta while I was out that way recently (yes, I played with the musical cards, all 200 of them. Go here to see them). What really caught my attention was the Pop Goes the Culture collection, a new series of cards and gift items based on memorable quotes from famous people, movie and tv shows. I was LOL while reading quotes from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Saturday Night Live, The Office, and Napoleon Dynamite, to name a few. These cards are a fun way to connect with your recipient using cultural references. And for $2.50 a pop, you could get two for the price of one musical card!
Monday, July 16, 2007
1. Justin, what was the first big concert you remember seeing?
2. How long have you been playing drums?
I began playing seriously around age 11.
3. Who are your musical influences?
Peter Criss from KISS, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Stevie Ray Vaughan/Double Trouble
4. What are you currently listening to on your iPod?
tobyMac, Maroon 5, John Mayer, Family Force 5, George Benson
5. Baseball was once a big part of your life. Do you think you might play again?
I needed to choose between my music and ball because doing both was too much of a time commitment, so I put ball on hold for now. Maybe I'll play old-man softball one day!
Friday, July 13, 2007
4:01am - Alan walks around the house, looking out all the windows and sees a car's headlights shining down the street in front of our neighbor's house.
4:02am - I go looking for him because he's been gone way too long.
4:03am - We both peer out the front windows at the stalker car. Headlights on. Emergency flashers on. Not moving.
4:10am - The car drives off slowly, emergency flashers still flashing.
4:13am - The stalker car drives by again very slowly, lights still flashing. Alan tries to get the make of the car and the license plate number.
4:30am - Stalker car has not returned. Alan comes back to bed.
The next day:
11:00am - I call my teenage neighbor and warn her that there was a stalker car in front of her house at 4:00am, but not to be scared....because she can call me if there is a problem.
2:00pm - I call my dad who, being a senior citizen, is usually awake at 4:00am. And since he lives in my neighborhood, I tell him of our stalker with the flashing lights.
2:02pm - "Laura, that's the paper carrier".
2:03pm - Oh.
Monday, July 09, 2007
One lady asked if we minded if her son drove his toy car on our "pyramid". Doesn't she know the Hard Rock Cafe when she sees it??? And isn't there an unwritten rule that you don't mess with other people's sand art?
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Disclaimer: There is no hidden agenda behind this post. I do not have this disease (unless I am in denial) and I am not trying to infect others. But this condition is not discussed often because people are afraid to get real. The future of church ministry is at stake and a book like Mad Church Disease could put leaders on the road to healing, bringing an end to this epidemic.