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,
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