December 23, 2006
| You scored as Cultural Creative. Cultural Creatives are probably the newest group to enter this realm. You are a modern thinker who tends to shy away from organized religion but still feels as if there is something greater than ourselves. You are very spiritual, even if you are not religious. Life has a meaning outside of the rational.|
What is Your World View?
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December 21, 2006
Good Morning, Sunshine!
It's a balmy 44º outside. The sun is shining. The windows in Banana Republic declare, "Celebration is in your nature." And I've broken into spontaneous hip-shaking dance moves at three times today. This can only mean one thing: Finals. Are. Over.
Now it's time to clean house and get ready for family to come. Somehow, my shopping is practically done. (No crocheting this year. Although I may decide to stitch up a few things next week.)
I hope your Christmas will be full of joy and celebration. If you are in the Portland area and are looking for a Christmas Eve service to attend, my church, Village in Beaverton, OR (330 SW Murray 97005) has candlelight services at 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11pm on Christmas Eve. We'll be going to the 5pm. I hope to see some of you there! It's always fun to connect with friends I hardly see at Christmas Eve service.
Happy Vitamin-D Absorption! (Get outside!! Quick!)
Photos By Adalie, Age 4
My niece, Adalie, who is 4 now, is quite taken with my digital camera. After all, she's been able to navigate through photos (at least unidirectionally) since she was 9 months old. Her little fingers are now strong enough to hold down the tempermental shutter button (which has to focus first) and take a picture. So now, I let her have at it and I've discovered that she has quite a knack for perspective!
I've organized her photos into four albums. They are:
- The Baby Doll Series
- The Everyday Objects Series
- The Faces of Stuffed Animals Series
- The Tic Tac Toe Series
I hope you will enjoy Adalie Grace's first installment!
December 20, 2006
New Movies Posted: My Brother The Daddy and His Daring Daughters
Must-see videos. With their orange stunt-woman shades on, Adalie and Kylia perform daring feats such as jumping off the fridge and being swung and flung by the ankles.
New Gallery Album: Grandpa Doug and WWII
When I was in Ashland and Medford the weekend before last, I photographed a few documents from Grandpa Doug's WWII files. They are displayed with captions at The Gallery at Sleepyhead City :: Grandpa Doug and WWII.
December 19, 2006
Tidbits: Finals Week, 'U2ube,' NEED
Finals are this week. There's this shimmering light in the distance...It's. So. Beautiful. I think it's the light at the end of the tunnel. ;-)
U2 is promoting their new album U218 Singles on YouTube (I'm sure this has been done... or "U2ube" as I've labeled the bookmark in my browser.) The video for Window in the Skies is mesmerizing. The video syncs the audio/lyrics from the song with an amazing selection of videos from muscial history so that it looks like the people on the video are singing and dancing to this new song. Pretty amazing, I thought. There's even a shot of The Edge in the audience of some concert chillin' out. Check it out:
Also, I received my copies of NEED magazine. Wow. It's a page turner. I can't remember the last time I sat down with a publication of any kind and read it cover to cover. This is a must-read. Seriously. Go get your subscription. If anyone (local to me) wants to take a peek, let me know. I'm happy to share. I got The Dadoo a gift subscription. I called him today to tell him to expect it and that I wanted to wrap it up for him. But he said he already had received it and had immediately opened it and read it cover-to-cover. If you want a preview of the next issue, here's a link to a PDF of their current newsletter.
Happy December 19th.