Tuesday, April 10, 2007

04/10/07

Becky’s Bashings

Weekly Blog 04-10-07

Since I love lists, I thought I’d give a link to a great list made by my friend Tami.

It lists the possible ways she broke her toe and if you ever go to Collins Lake, it’s pretty funny:

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=116420556&blogID=251598754&MyToken=bfde2f0c-854d-45bc-9fe4-e1f8d9f2f4a9

I was in Wal-Mart yesterday, and I saw a stuffed Rhino and I said out loud, to myself, “Oh look, a whino.” And then I got to thinking, what if a Rhino really was a whino? That would be a dangerous combination, don’t ya think? And then I started thinking about all the things I know to be true about Rhinos and I remembered that when they get really stressed they can sweat blood. So, I’m not sure how alcohol would affect a rhino, but now, I’d kinda like to find out.

I think I might have come to the bottom of the mystery that is my aversion to hair. When I was at my parent’s house recently, I found an old book that had scared the beeswax out of me. Just look at the cover

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Useful fact of the week: Are you ever thinking of a cliché, but don’t know the exact wording? I know I always am. I found this cool site that has a book of clichés. You know, like, “Life’s hard.” Anyways, I think this is useful. http://utopia.knoware.nl/~sybev/cliche/tough.shtml

Useless fact of the week: Paul Hewson = Bono. I wonder why Bono changed his name? Paul Hewson isn’t that bad.

Quote of the week:

"Our plans miscarry if they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind." – Seneca



Oh yeah, I’m also going to try again not to use sarcasm in my speech. The first attempt failed miserably. I figure it’s okay to use it in my writing, because that’s just artistic expression. So, feel free to hold me accountable to this, and go ahead and slap me on the wrist if you hear me being sarcastic.

Thanks,
Becky P



Monday, April 9, 2007

weekly blog 03/29/07

Pierson's Pearls of wisdom 03-29-07
Happy Spring break to those whose break is coming up and to those who already had theirs … congrats? Oh, and if you don't get a spring break, sorry.

What I'm currently reading:
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. I found this book that had both stories in it, at my parent's house, and I realized I have never read it. Out of all the characters at Disneyland, I think I would want to be Alice, because she wears a simple dress with just a ribbon in her hair, and I wouldn't even have to wear a wig, because my hair is already blonde! What a sweet gig. I could wave to people, take pictures with little kids (I might have to hug them, but I could get over that).

So… Has anybody else read these books? Whaddya think? I'm only about a quarter of the way through the first book, and it's insane!

Things I overheard at my Dentist Office last week while I was sitting in the chair waiting for my mouth to get numb:
"Is he paying for everything, but food?"

"No, everything. Otherwise I wouldn't go."

"oohhh."

"Oouch!"

"She had surgery on her butt!!" (That was yelled by my dentist)

"What's up with his earring?"

Reasons why my 65-year-old dentist, Dr. Savage might have decided to get an earring, last week:

-He's going through a midlife crisis (obvious answer)

-He wanted something to match his motorcycle and his helmet that both have flames on them.

-At 65, he wanted to relate with his younger patients, so he decided it was either the earring or a grill, and being a dentist, he went with the earring.

-He's hard of hearing and to prideful to admit that he thought his wife said they were going to, "get a herring."???? What else rhymes with earring?

-He is just plain silly.

-Or, as he told one patient, "I woke up one morning, and the Good Lord had blessed me with an earring."

What I want to do this week:
I want to find a really good biography of Winston Churchill. The more I hear about him, the more I want to know, so if anybodyhas any suggestions, let me know, please. Do you think anybody ever called him Winny?

Quote of the Week:
"We are all worms. But I do believe I am a glowworm."
- Winston Churchill

Have A Great Week!!!

weekly blog 03/15/07


Becky's Not So Deep Thoughts (I'm trying out different titles each week, let me know what you think) 03-15-07

When you can't get to sleep do you ever look at your clock and say to yourself, "okay, if I go to sleep right this minute, I can get 5 hours of sleep." And then about an hour later you look at your clock again and say aloud, "Now I can get 4 hours of sleep." And then you scream, "Why do I keep looking at the clock? It doesn't matter how many times I'm looking at it, I'm still not getting any sleep!" Ever happen to you? Yeah, me neither.

Anyway, thanks for all the responses last week. People are made happy by the weirdest things!

Coolest Acronym of the week: Forsaking All, I Trust Him or FAITH for short. I had never heard that before. Coolio.

My new word of the week: Coolio or Dealio. I'm pretty much adding io to the end of words. I'm not sure why. Maybe because it makes me sound more optimistic and I'm trying to break my tendency of being glass half empty.

Completely Random Fact: A Rhinoceros horn is made out of hair. How gross is that?

Useful fact? How to escape from quicksand: (Paraphrased from the book The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook)

1. If you're in quicksand country, you should carry a stout pole with you. If you don't have a pole try to carry a branch or something like that.

2. If you start to sink, lay the pole on the surface of the quick sand.

3. Flop onto your back on top of the pole. Try to float your body onto the quicksand.

4. Work the pole to a new position: under your hips and at right angles to your spine.

5. Take the shortest route to firmer ground, moving slowly.

Quote: "My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know if I do this you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore I will trust you always thought I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone."

-Thomas Merton

(This is my favorite Merton saying)

weekly blog 03/06/07

Becky's Bashings 03/06/07

Becky's Bashings (thanks Ed, I like it and I'll try it out)

Okay, so I didn't exactly do a weekly blog last week. My bad. But, you know what? It's okay. It's okay. Because to quote Stuart Smalley, "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me." I'm working on trying not to be so much of a flake. Consistency is important, and something I value, I just need to value it a little more. Speaking of consistencies and bad segues, I posted a new Ronald Reagan Video on my site, and his speech could have been made yesterday, and it would still be just as relevant.

I'm going to try to be an optimist this week, so my list is my top 10 things to be happy about:

10. Cheez-it's are really cheesy.

09. The sun is shining today.

08. I have great friends

07. I had the privilege of spending time with my nephew Brett, this weekend.

06. I live in a great country with a great president.

05. I'm not stuck in a dungeon somewhere. (Jack Handey says, "Most of the time it was probably real bad being stuck down in a dungeon. But some days, when there was a bad storm outside, you'd look out your little window and think, 'Boy, I'm glad I'm not out in that.')

04. To my knowledge, an insect hasn't laid eggs in my brain.

03. I have the opportunity to attend college.

02. Chico has many trees.

01. God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good. (That brings me like, so much more than happiness).

What makes you happy?

Useful fact of the week: While Rudy Giuliani is ahead in the polls as a frontrunner for the Republican nomination for President, according to a recent poll, 60% of the people that chose him as their candidate, did not know he was pro-choice. It's just interesting to me. Would that change your vote?

Useless fact of the week: You know how people make those strange sideways faces with the keystrokes, like :) . This one, I learned, is Ronald Reagan 7:) . Do you see the resemblance? You can go to this useless website and learn all sorts of useless smileys: http://www.eyrie.org/%7Emasonk/smileys.html

Quote of the week: I got really depressed when people said I should think positive. I thought, "If that's what I have to do to survive, I'm never going to make it."
-John, a 52-year-old with cancer

weekly blog 02/19/07-02/25/07

Weekly Blog

02/19/07-02/25/07

I'm writing this as I chug one of the last diet root beers I will be having before Ash Wednesday, tomorrow. Even though I'm a protestant, I observe Lent. It helps deepen my relationship with God, and any deepening of that relationship, I welcome. I'm giving up soda pop, which I love. Every morning on my way to school I have a diet Pepsi, then one more when I get home, then usually a diet root beer at night. This will give me many opportunities to spend with God. Do any of you out there, observe Lent? Let me know what you're giving up. I'm just curious.

Book of the week: Ruthless Trust by Brennan Manning. Okay, Manning is my favorite writer, so I am partial to any of his work, but this I believe is one of his best. He talks about what it means to fully Trust in Jesus Christ, and what gets in our way. Great, great book.

Useless thing of the week: There's this cool website where you can download the handwriting fonts of Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson (our former Presidents), or Benjamin Franklin (not one of our Presidents). How cool!

http://www.killerfonts.com/order-President.html

Useful thing of the week: I just learned how to download videos from youtube (thank you Alex Ward) and I thought I'd share that with y'all. You need to have firefox as a browser and then you download a plug in or some computer word like that. I'm sure if you Google "download youtube videos" you can find it. Or if everybody reading this already knows how to do that and I'm just a 'tard, just ignore the last three sentences that you read.

Quote of the Week: "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Of course inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." -- Groucho Marx

week of Feb 12-18th

Becky P's new weekly blog

Week of Feb 12-18th

This is my first weekly blog, another step in becoming a weekly columnist in a nationally syndicated paper. Starting out with something serious, I want to address the genocide going on, in and around Darfur, Africa. In the past two weeks, not a day has gone by where I do not think of this atrocity. I personally feel that the United States has a moral obligation to intervene in situations like these. How can we turn a blind eye to such great suffering? I know that the purpose of our Government is to protect the citizens of this country, but as human beings, we have a purpose to serve one another, and love one another. What's that saying, "all it takes for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing?" (Not an exact quote). How can you get involved? Go to www.savedarfur.org and learn about what's going on and what you can do to help. We live in the greatest most powerful country in the world, and with great power, comes great responsibility (there is wisdom in Spiderman comics). Just something to think and pray about.

I think I'm also going to have a good book of the week. This week is…. (drum roll, please): Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived, by Ralph Helfer. It reminds me of a kid's book only it is written for adults, if that makes any sense. It has it all; love, adventure, shipwrecks, fires, and most of all, freakin' huge animals. After I was done reading this on Saturday afternoon, I had the urge to go to a wildlife refuge and see some elephants. I don't know of any around here, though. Shucks! Anywho, Modoc is a great book. There is a couple of passages that are not kid friendly so I would say it is probably a twelve year old and up book.

Useful fact of the week: During the winter, people living in Northern latitudes, probably are not getting enough Vitamin D (processed through sunlight). Ask your doctor about taking a supplement during the winter.

Useless fact of the week: "The cork is on the fork to prevent injury to himself or others."

I like to make lists: Top five weird dreams I have had recently

5. Ronald Reagan came over for a visit

4. I worked in a hospital and 3 guys robbed us and when they got caught I got to handcuff one of the guys because I've taken a Law Enforcement ROP class in high school.

3. I was the babysitter from Everwood and kissed Ephram at his house.

2. A friend of mine died and it was my job to convince his ghost that he was dead.

1. I was Rachel from Friends and Joey dared me to eat this little man made out of waffles. He was like a pyramid with a head and a waffle hat. So, I chased him down and ate him. Yum!!!

Quote of the week: "If to be feelingly alive to the sufferings of my fellow-creatures is to be a fanatic, I am one of the most incurable fanatics ever permitted to be at large."
- William Wilberforce