Mark = Awesome.
He got me Tulips!
With so many problems in the world, we find it funny the Vatican has time to focus on this nonsense!
Tom Hank's latest flick, Angels & Demons, based on the best-selling novel by Dan Brown, is receiving strong opposition from the Vatican.
According to Avvenire, the Vatican's official newspaper, the church "cannot approve" the film. Another Italian newspaper claims the Vatican will soon call for Catholics worldwide to boycott the flick.
However, Archbishop Velasio De Paolis is worried that boycotting the movie will create a "boomerang effect" by giving it more publicity.
Guess the Pope and his posse are still bothered by the fact that the book and movie suggested Jesus had secretly married that "whore", Mary Magdalene.
Jesus loves all - some more than others!
Even last year, while filming, the Vatican banned filmmakers from entering the Holy City or any church in Rome really. So one of the movie's key scenes, set inside church of Santa Maria della Vittoria, had to be filmed on a soundstage.
According to a Vatican spokesman, Father Marco Fibbi, he said, "Usually we read the script but in this case it wasn't necessary. Just the name Dan Brown was enough."
The flick hits theaters worldwide this May 15th.
We bet the Vatican will be watching it in secret!
Mmmm.... cookie dough.
Cookies made from cookie press!
End result! Good yet very flat cookies....with crispy edges. Hmmmmm....... Wonder what I messed up on this time. At least these ones are edible.
Go to the link below:
Scroll down until you see the yellow Vote Group 2 Button on the page, then click that button.
Owen’s picture is 11 rows down, the last one on the right. (He is under Owen S) Check the circle with his picture.
Then scroll further down the page to enter your email address. They send you a confirmation email that you have to click a link inside for your vote to count.
Thank you so much for your help all, and please send this to everyone you know!!! There is only one vote allowed per email. Voting is going on now through March 25th! Thank you all!!!!!!
Gillian, Paul, and Owen :)"
I wanted something sweet, so I bakes cupcakes!
And now a tribute for St. Patrick's day to the dogs of Ireland.
|The Classic Red Irish Setter |
Originally bred in Ireland as a hunting dog, the solid colored Red Irish Setter was the result of crossing the Red and White Setter with a solid-colored red dog of an unknown breed. They are widely heralded for their intelligence and stamina.
|The Irish Terrier |
There are many breeds of Irish Terrier, but the breed most commonly referred to by that name is also arguably the oldest. This boxy-looking red terrier is often lively, with medium-to-high energy, and may excel in agility courses.
|The Irish Wolfhound |
The Irish Wolfhound is a sighthound that derives its name from the purpose for which it was originally bred – hunting wolves. Wolfhounds are traditionally sweet-natured and very loyal, and their thick, rough coat most likely comes from years of breeding in harsh climates.
|The Kerry Blue |
The Kerry Blue was bred originally as a catcher of rats in Tipperary, rather than in County Kerry as its name would suggest. With its generous and hard-working nature, the Kerry Blue enjoyed some time as the National Dog of Ireland, representing for many a sense of patriotism and national spirit.
|The Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier |
The Wheaten Terrier was bred to do it all! As a farm dog, it had duties herding, guarding, and controlling the pest population. Despite its history and popularity, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier wasn't recognized as an official breed by the IKC until 1937. They are enthusiastic greeters, and their bombastic approach to Hellos has given rise to the term "the Wheaten Welcome."
|The Kerry Beagle|
The Kerry Beagle is one of the oldest hound breeds known to have originated in Ireland. Its name derives from the Celtic word "beag," which means "small." These Beagles were nearly wiped out by starvation during the hunger epidemic in the mid 1800s. They are traditionally good with children and other dogs, and have a strong hunting instinct.
Over the weekend I got a letter from Apple in response to my letter to them. You may remember me posting about how I wrote a letter in this blog. Well, here is their response.
"Dear Ms. Gibbs,
Thank you for your recent correspondence to Apple. We appreciate your comments on Apple's selection of AT&T Inc. as the exclusive carrier for the iPhone in the United States.
As part of this multi-year partnership, Apple and AT&T Inc. are working together to provide innovative new features to mobile phone users, such as iPhone's pioneering and unique Visual Voicemail, a first on any mobile phone in the world.
AT&T Inc. is the larges test wireless carrier in the United States, serving 58.7 million customers. It also has the largest digital voice and data network in the nation, the Allover Network, and the largest mobile to mobile community of any national wireless carrier. In addition AT&T Inc. is a leader in third-generation wireless technology, featuring the first widely available HSDPA (high speed download packet access) service in the world.
iPod Touch is priced differently from the iPhone because a service contract with AT&T is not required to operate the product.
Apple is committed to providing a positive experience for our customers through the use of our hardware, software and Internet offerings. Feedback such as yours helps us determine areas of opportunity as we continue to grow our business.
Please be assured that Apple values the time and consideration that you invested in your letter. Thank you again for taking the time to write.
Apple Customer Care"
I'm not sure what to think on this, other than Matt tried to sell me on how great AT&T is.
Friday I did a great thing and purchased a reusable bag for when I go to Target. Well... let me refrase that. I intended to purchase it... but for some reason was not charged for it. C'est la vie! Now I just have to remember to keep it in my car for the next time I go to Target!
Spring must be on it's way! As you can see from this pic, a baby robbin learning how to fly was pearched on a branch. I took this at the dog park Saturday. It's chirp was different from an older robbin's chirp. He seemed to be calling out for help almost, like "hey... I'm right here.. help!" The 70 degree weather we had this weekend was lovely. I can't wait till it's like that all the time. So pretty!
So after I decided to send back the shadow palette that was too glittery, I felt like I still needed a new color for my lids. So I went on a hunt, and found a lovely shade. It's this brown shadow that when light reflects off it looks like blue. And the brand that makes it is Too Faced... they call the shadow Label Whore. I really like it. And after a test to make sure there were no flecs of glitter, I have decided Label Whore will stay in my ever growing colorful collection.
Well I will be getting some work done on my car, as I will have the left wheel sensor rewired. I found out that the wiring was falling apart on Monday as my dash was lighting up, but only in slushy road conditions. I'm actually pretty glad it was caught early, and that I am not replacing a whole wheel sensor.
Just a little pic of some icicles I took a couple days ago. They were hanging from the railing at my work. I think icicles are really pretty, too bad they are temporary.Also one more note. Today is the last day to be able to Vote for Peanut and help raise money for pets to get spayed and neutered. If you haven't voted and donated visit the link under his picture!! Thanks to everyone who voted and donated, you did a great thing.
Something that i learned recently is that aluminum cans can be recycled over and over, and never break down. Also when you recycle a can, after it goes through the process of recycling, that same can could end up back in your fridge 3 months later. Pretty cool!
Sorry the pic is kind of blurry, I guess I moved my hand too soon after hitting "capture."