Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"All things are cause for either laughter or weeping."- Seneca

SO. . . . . I happened to be at the dollar store last weekend, and I came across a package of various bible themed card and trivia games, and since we are studying the Old Testament in our Sunday school class, I decided some of my friends who are teachers of this class could benefit from something of this nature, especially since sometimes that particular block of church can use a little something to get people to participate.

Now the quality of things purchased at the dollar store is never very top notch, because it's THE DOLLAR STORE, but little did I know what a gem of an investment I was making!

I decided to keep for myself the "Bible Trivia Flash Cards" mainly because this picture of Christ was on the cover. . . . . .so I knew what was inside had to be good!

Why does The Saviour only have four fingers in this picture? (PS this card's question on the front says "Jesus rose form the dead in how many days?" if you were curious.)

OK Here's the question for the next card. . . . . . .

What did Jesus do for Lazarus?

What has two thumbs and was resurrected. . . . . This Guy!!!
Who was in the Belly of the Whale?

Nice Goggles Jonah. . . . .and was that the belly or the blow hole?
Who were the first humans?

Wait, wasn't the snake the bad guy in this story. . . . I wanna take this snake home, he doesn't not look like a threat to my salvation at all!!!!
Who was turned into a pillar of salt for looking back at Sodom and Gomorrah (spelled Gamora on the card. . . . not that I'm one to judge about spelling, but it just adds to the credibility)?

Get it? she's a salt shaker?. . . . . . just plain silly is what this is!
I saved the best one for last. . . . let's see if you have the same reaction I did!
Which disciple betrayed Jesus?

Does this shot make you as uncomfortable as it did me?

I cannot understand what made the creators of this game think, this picture didn't look a little shifty. . . . but then again they did only give Christ 4 fingers. . . . . oh silly dollar store game!
Anyway, I just thought I'd share with you this amazing find, it made me laugh, and I hope it did the same for you!
Peace Out!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly"- Henri Bergson

In 2001. . . . . .

I was shocked by the announcement of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman's divorce ( If they can't make it no one can. . . I thought) the death of Aaliyah one of my favorite singers and. . . . . . how unattractive Halle Berry is when she cries (due to her tearful acceptance of the Oscar for Best Actress making her the first women of color to receive one)

but in all seriousness

I think the event that rocked 'o1 for everybody not just me was 9/11! Everybody has a story about where they were and what was happening at that moment and how it affected them, the thing that I thought was funny was the year America was probably at it's lowest I had one of my biggest personal triumphs, 2001 treated me well.

I got a new job at Perkins as a Hostess (JonathINN's wasn't giving me any hours!)

I did 2 plays: Fame ( I had a small part as Mrs. Schwartz the overbearing stage Mother) and Dracula ( I played a female Reinfield, it was pretty fun!)

But that September while the world was astonished and saddened by the terrorist attacks in New York and D.C. Ivan Craddock and I were named Homecoming King and Queen.

I remember the night of the big game was the same night they had that telethon to raise money for the victim's families of 9/11. The one that almost every television and radio station had cancelled it's regular programming so as they could all broadcast the same event.

My Father was driving me to Lions field where the game took place and we were listening to that program. I remember feeling a little guilty that it was such a somber time for our Nation, and I was having one of the most exciting and memorable nights of my life to date. It was humbling, I have never felt so big and yet so small in one moment.

Big things really started poppin' in '02

Kelly Clarkson was crowned the 1st American Idol, Britney Spears made her film debut in the BLOCKBUSTER "Crossroads" and both NSYNC and Backstreet Boys disbanded!

but there were lots of life changes and monumental moments for me as well. . . . .

1. I ended my High School theatre experience as The Wicked Stepmother in "Cinderella"

2. Graduated from High School

and said farewell to my best friends

3. Entered the Moses Lake Young Single Adult Ward!

4. Got a sweet Bank job!

and. . . . . .

5. Hit up the Big Apple-

Oh man in 2002 the world was my Oyster! I was a fresh faced 18 yr old ready to make my mark! Little did I know it would take me a lot longer then expected to do that. . . . but that's growing up eh?

OK I know it's a double dose
but what were your favorite moments of 01-02?

Monday, January 4, 2010

". . . . .Oh Two Thousand Zero Zero Party Over OOps Out of Time!" - Prince

Well people the end of the decade is upon us, and I really can't believe it's been ten years!!! It's seems like only yesterday I was preparing my bomb shelter with the necessary means to survive the end of the world! :)

Seriously though, do you remember where you were that New Year's Eve? When the Y2K was supposed to be the end of it all! I was at my buddy Lacey Martin's House with all my BFF's at the time. Lacey, Katie Jensen (Reese), Crystal Montoya (Harris), Lena Campbell (Gilbert) and Danny Payne. I remember there was sparkling cider and I'm pretty sure I fell asleep when everyone was watching "Strange Brew", lucky for us the world went right on turning after the clock struck midnight, because man were we party animals!!!!

This has caused me to take a walk down memory lane and contemplate the highlights of my life over the last decade and so the next few blog posts will be dedicated to the reminiscing of my life from 2000-2009!

IN THE YEAR 2000. . . . . .

Coyote Ugly, Bring It On, and Centerstage where some of my favorite movies, and I could be found singing ". . . I'm sorry Ms. Jackson, whooooo, I am fo REEEAAUUULLL!" at the top of my lungs because that song was THA JAM!!!

It was a year of firsts for me in January I got my first legit job AS a Waitress at this little Restaurant called JonathINN's. It was located less then a mile away from my house, and the owners knew my parents, so that helped me land it, even though I had zero experience! I still crave their steak and twice baked potatoes to this day!
I turned 16 the end of 1999, but because I've always been a late bloomer I didn't end up getting my license until that summer (mainly because it took me three trys to pass the written exam!). In July of 2000 my father bought me my first car, a 1986 White Ford Tempo I later dubbed "The Temptation"! That car made many a pilgrimage to McDonald's for the 49 cent Cheeseburger's with my good buddies DeeAnne Green (Mecham) and Ryan Schmidt! Those were good times!

And I had my first lead role in the Musical "Our Miss Brooks". I played Connie Brooks a Single English Teacher in the 1960's, who gets thrown into producing the school Musical and spends most of her time fighting with the School's Athletic Coach Hugo Longacre (played by Noble Brown) who she then ends up falling in love with, and blah blah blah yada Yada yada!

The end of the year I got to play one of my most favorite parts. . . . Yente the Matchmaker in "Fiddler on the Roof"

This is me with one of my Best friends (and lunch buddies) from High School Ryan Schmidt, He played Motel the Tailor!

I went to my first High School Dance, finished my term as Secretary and moved on to Vice President of Masque and Gavel (My High School Drama club) I got into Jazz Choir which had been my goal since my sister was involved, and it's also the year I became obsessed with Jewish culture and using Yiddish words like "Mazeltov", "Faklemped" or "Mommalla". I blame "Fiddler" and studying the Old Testament in Seminary!

I don't recall having a lot of care's or worries that year, life was good, I was right were I wanted to be, I had good friends, plenty of stage time, and a car that only broke down on a occasion and even then all I had to do was call my Dad and we'd get it fixed!

2000 it was a good year!

What were some of your greatest moments for Y2K?