In Awe, Me, Slumming, Trips

Renting an island not just for the rich –

  • Many islands can be rented for a few thousand dollars a week
  • If you have a sense of adventure, some can be had for a few hundred dollars
  • “It’s a mystique to be on your own private island,” owner says
  • Necker Island is on the other end of the spectrum at $53,000-plus a night

I would love to try this someday, but that someday will be a long time coming.

In Awe, Wow

How To Fold A T-Shirt

How to fold a T-shirt – absolutely amazing.

I want to learn how to do this. I have not tried, but plan to. M

A guy went to Tokyo and brought 50 men’s golf shirts home so that he could take them to a golf tournament later that week.
The shirts were not folded and so he decided that they needed to be folded nicely. That takes time!

Well the shirts came with the video fro some reason and did it ever come in handy!!


In Awe, Me

Prayers and Rainbows

I posted this in my home church mailing group about prayer:

Without meaning to, I always find myself “praying” to Him. I say it in quotes because it seems like I’m talking to Him instead of praying, but it’s how I share how my day has been, what blessings I received that day, etc.  He is my confidant in everything I do.

Like today, I went out after there was a forecasted heavy thunderstorm. The rain just stopped and the sun was setting to the west. I looked up and saw the biggest rainbow I’ve ever seen in my life. The contrast of colors against the gloomy gray clouds surrounding it just blew me away. On top of that, there was another rainbow, however faint, right next to it. I looked up in awe, and just said in a whisper, “Wow, Lord.” And I was reminded of the Great Flood and how the first rainbow appeared and He promised it was a symbol on how never shall there be anything like that again.  All day long, I kept thinking of the incident and I found myself thanking and glorifying Him for hours.  

Pray without ceasing. :)
In Awe

More from Eyjafjallajokull – The Big Picture –

More from Eyjafjallajokull

As ash from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano continued to keep European airspace shut down over the weekend, affecting millions of travelers around the world, some government agencies and airlines clashed over the flight bans. Some restricted airspace is now beginning to open up and some limited flights are being allowed now as airlines are pushing for the ability to judge safety conditions for themselves. The volcano continues to rumble and hurl ash skyward, if at a slightly diminished rate now, as the dispersing ash plume has dropped closer to the ground, and the World Health Organization has issued a health warning to Europeans with respiratory conditions. Collected here are some images from Iceland over the past few days. (35 photos total)


Lightning streaks across the sky as lava flows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokul April 17, 2010. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

Amazing pictures. Goes to show you how nature works, even in destruction.

Gaming, In Awe

Impressed With PM Raid

So, I was feeling bored with doing my little quests here and there, and I saw that Margaret from Preying Mantis (PM) was looking for hunters for a Rift raid run, so I jumped to the chance, since I never really played with them before other than Helegrod.

Boy, I’m really mighty impressed with the way they ran this. No nonsense, a few explanations, kill the boss, split the loot, and on to the next boss. We did the locks 3 through 8 in a matter of two hours, compared to where it will usually last 5-6 hours from 3 through 7 on some raids I’ve joined. It was awesome. Another plus was that most of them already had Rift gear so it was easy to roll for whatever I needed for my hunter (I got the chest piece gem).

It’s easy to tag along if you know what you’re doing, and a good thing that I did. We didn’t have the +3 hope buff, they only had one LM (lore-master), who did a mighty job of keeping us powered up, wound/disease control, and stun immunity. Hardly anyone died, except for the Balrog boss, where only 2 died but was brought back up with efficiency. I hope they were impressed with me as well, hardly questioning what to do and such. I would love to do another run with them, if only just to do a quick one to get what I need.

I just wish this was the same for all the raids I’ve ever been in. Although, it’s also fun to just talk and chat while doing the run, however long it takes. But when you’re in a time crunch like I was at the time, this run was really ideal for me.

Thanks, PM, hope to do more Rift runs again with you in the future. If you’ll let me.

Creating, In Awe

To Cheer Things Up…And Then Some

I know my last post was a little…eh, well, depressing. I know, melodrama, right? Told you.

But I forgot to tell you in spite of the things I said, I am always assured there is Someone up there that knows what I feel, and knows who I am. I am assured to know the Lord is with me always, and He is my comfort and my joy. When I am down, I look up to the Lord. When I am scared, I pray fervently. When I am happy, I thank Him wholeheartedly. I know I don’t always show it, but I do all those things. He is my comfort. He is my joy.

So, yeah. I’m not always “depressed”. Just a little lonely sometimes.

That’s where the contradiction starts. I know you’ll start thinking, “Oh, I better call her and talk to her..” or something similar. But the loner in me will start screaming and force me to go in hiding. How do I say this? I would love to hear from you, but I don’t want to talk to you. Sounds harsh? Don’t get offended. I just want to wallow in my thoughts sometimes. It also gives me the inspiration to write again. It’s like an elixir for creativeness. When I’m happy, I can’t write a thing; “writer’s block”.

So, yeah. I know I’m weird. But I hope you like it.

P.S. Thanks, Dad, for the prayer email. Meant a lot to me. :)