Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Guess this Movie

I guess I'm a little weird because I love movie quotes. In fact, my son David and I love to play "name that movie." Here is my quote for today, which is from a movie I really like. See if you can guess what movie it is.

"How do you get that pencil to move? Is it a trick pencil?"

"I ask it to move. I guess I could say I will it, but it's more like a request. After all, we're all made of the same stuff, Bob."

[Pause] "Wood?"

"No, Bob, energy, the small pieces."

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Hot Yucky Weather

The weather here in eastern NC has been unbearably hot and thick. Last week we had a head index of 118 degrees. It's not my idea of bliss. I certainly couldn't even imagine living in this heat and humidity without air conditioning. I know it's the middle of August, but it hard to believe that fall is right around the corner when temperatures are still soaring into the 100s.

I'm longing for cooler air, for cooler winds to blow the wind chimes in my trees to lull me to sleep in the evenings. I'm not a hot weather person at all. So come on Fall!!! I'm ready, ready to spend more time outdoors in the falling leaves and the cooler temps, letting the wind whip through my hair. I'm ready to enjoy my outdoor flireplace so we can cook hot dogs and melt marshmallows and drink wine before we call it a night. I'm ready to plan my garden for next spring.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

It's Catch-22

You're Catch-22!

by Joseph Heller

Incredibly witty and funny, you have a taste for irony in all that you
see. It seems that life has put you in perpetually untenable situations, and your sense
of humor is all that gets you through them. These experiences have also made you an
ardent pacifist, though you present your message with tongue sewn into cheek. You
could coin a phrase that replaces the word "paradox" for millions of

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Friday, August 10, 2007


Our family has expanded by one precious boy who was born on August 6, 2007, at 4:56 PM. He weighed 7 lb 6 oz and was 21 inches long. I'm a bit biased, but I think he's beautiful. See for yourself.

Here's Carson being held for the first time by
big brother, Tyler. Little Carson makes boy number three for my daughter and her husband. I wonder if they'll be more like the three stooges or the three Muskateers. Whatever, they're all beautiful.