Monthly Archives: September 2009

What’s Your Architectural Personality?

On some of the questions, well, none of them would have been my choice,


I choose the one that best fit…


it said, I was:

“You’re solid as a Ranch house!

Simple and suburban by nature, you exude a cozy warmth that lets people know you don’t mind if they leave their shoes on in the house — it’s only carpet, after all! Family and friends are important to you, and you love having them stop by. While not overly fussy or vain, you care about your looks — but honestly, you’re happiest in sweatpants. To you, life isn’t measured in the goods you’ve acquired, but in time well spent.”

Not totally me…

I don’t have carpet in my house…

hardwood ROCKS!


Barefoot is the best,


foot doctors will tell ya to leave your shoes on!


I do like my possessions…

I know I can’t take ’em to heaven,
but still they are cool!


I haven’t worn sweatpants in years…

I think I wore them too much in college to wear ’em anymore!


Funny enough, but I do currently live in a ranch house…


have for most of my life.



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on listening

A friend sent me the above link…

an interesting read:

A man has set up a drive-thru prayer stand…

it backs up traffic.


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On Harriet

Darwin’s Galapagos tortoise is the oldest known living animal in the world…

170 years old.

Her name is Harriet because long ago her name was Harry…

they thought she was a he.

Currently she’s at the Australia Zoo in Queensland.

Charles Darwin took three tortoises from the Galapagos in 1836.

I’m putting her picture up at work.

She’s cute.

Much more cute than the tortoise I saw out on a walk this summer while at the Zoo.

I think I cut her photo out of an old National Geographic magazine.


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on faith

From a church sign

saw while driving:

“Faith makes things possible

not easy.”

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on the Gateway Arch in St. Louis

“Forty-four xenon theatrical lights at the base of the Arch give the stainless steel surface a dramatic night sheen.

The beams are flipped off when fog dulls the effect


migrating birds pass through.”

From National Geographic article on light pollution

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on Helen Keller

Ever since I was a little kid,

I’ve loved reading about Helen Keller.

It’s encouraging.

Recently I found yet another book at my Mom’s:

“The Story of My Life” 1967

The back cover had a quote that I wanted to share the last time I read the account in a different book about HKeller:

“Unable to see or hear or talk,

a near-savage child named Helen Keller lives in dark,

fear-filled silence.

Then a strong-willed teacher

named Annie Sullivan

achieves a breakthrough,

a way into Helen’s mind:

‘She placed my hand under the water spout.

As the cool stream gushed over one hand

she spelled “water” into the other.

Suddenly the mystery of language was revealed to me.

I knew then that “w-a-t-e-r”

meant the wonderful cool something that was flowing over my hand.

That living word awakened my soul,

gave it light,



set it free!”


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on Max Lucado

I just finished reading one of his wee books on living in tough times…

for the THIRD time in less than a year.

Yes, it is that good.

He is such a GREAT writer…

it’s like words are something he plays with…

it’s FUN to read what he writes.

It’s playful.

It’s beautiful.


If you haven’t read any of his works,

I can’t recommend him highly enough.

I usually am NOT into anything/anyone that’s “in”,


when I heard him ‘live’ at a concert several years back,


I was impressed…

I think you will be too.


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