Random thoughts #20: YouTube, kid problems & solar system


My brother was trying to voice-dictate a Youtube search for “how to defeat someone in wrestling.” This is what came out:

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how to delete someone in listening

Kid: “I fell. But nothing hurts.” Well, that’s good.

Observatory – for looking at/studying stars from outside. Planetarium – for looking at/studying stars from inside.

I would stand in line for this
There’s always room in life for this

A kindergartener had studied astronomy in a summer camp, and it showed: “What happens if the Earth falls in a big black hole?”

Little girls discussing how hard it is to pronounce words like “spaghetti,” “certificate,” and “photographer.” Totally hilarious!

My sister: “I pocket-dialed YouTube and it’s playing a Joseph Prince video!” #howdoesthatevenhappen

Catching Fire!
Katnisss going back to The Games
Needs an ally to win, and here’s the next name
It’s Haymitch, victor of the last Quarter Quell
Could there be a better ally than him? Pray tell
He’s studied The Games the past 25 years
“I’ll save you Katniss” -Peeta volunteers!!!
-Studio C’s “Peeta’s Song” (most hilarious way ever to pick holes in the Hunger Games 😛 )

A convo among kids 10 and under on music consisted of the singing of snippets of secular songs and the following words. Taylor Swift. Michael Jackson. Wrecking Ball. Bruno Marx. “Really gross.” “Terribly inappropriate.” Parents, PLEASE keep track of what your kids are listening to.

Ahhh, the diversity of Southern California. White, Black, Oriental, Mexican, Indian, Middle-Eastern…it’s wonderful to see so many different people anywhere you go.

The brave heart never stands alone

Your random alligator fact of the day: “Alligators have even been known to survive freezing conditions.  They have been known to rise to the surface if the water is about to freeze, with their nostrils above the surface.  This allows them to breathe through the ice as it forms.  In extreme cases, they may get frozen to the surface of the pond for several days and then swim free once the ice melts.” 

“I never study.”
“Then how do you pass?”
“Just sheer knowledge.”
-2 middle schoolers

Finally got to watch Interstellar. Mind-blowing!

The T-shirts kids are wearing nowadays reflect what they’re getting taught. And I gotta say, we’re failing our kids by clothing them with these egotistical, self-centered, excuse giving messages:
“It must be the candy talking”
“The sarcasm is strong with this one”
“I tried being good, but I got distracted”
“Perfect princess”
“Sorry, I always win”
“Shake it off”
“Awesome is my middle name”
“Always looking good”
“I’m sassy, cool and sweet”
“Give me space”
“Even my swag has swag”
“Winning isn’t everything, it’s just what I do”
“My swag gets the most likes”
“It’s not that I forget, it’s just that I don’t care”
“Princess of everything”

The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein.

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pic courtesy of Microsoft clip art

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Dashing through the sky…


Well, guess what was sighted in the sky today? A COMET! That’s right, another one! And I thought that, since the Orionid meteor shower was long over, so was any chance of comet-spotting. Anyways, (at about the same time as last time, 5 PM) I saw it streaming through the sky and did a double take, thinking, “Wait. Really? Again?!” But there was no mistaking it. And this time my mother and sister got to see it too! I wish I had pictures, but, though we did have a cellphone with us, it was out of battery! It did, however, make my day 😀 My mother said, “God blessed you.” I agree. And I’m so grateful. Grateful to God for another glimpse of a rarely-seen part of His awesome creation.

Comet in the Sky!


Well, I and and some of my siblings saw a comet today! I knew there were supposed to be comets this past Sunday, but we didn’t see any then. I’d assumed it was long over, so it was a total surprise when my brother was just talking about something and suddenly yelled, “A comet!” My sister and I said, “Right. It’s probably a plane or something.” We looked and it definitely wasn’t a plane; sure enough, there was a comet.  This was about 5 PM and we were surprised we could see it even though the sun was still out. We watched it stream—not shoot—through the sky until it grew smaller and we continued on our walk. Sorry—no pictures 😦 I was so frustrated we hadn’t brought our camera!!!! But I’m so thankful we got to see it 😀  I’m fascinated by the vastness and beauty of the universe God created, and the comet reminded me of this Psalm:

When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained; what is man, that Thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that Thou visitest him?

~ Psalm 8:3-4 ~

This comet was part of the Orionid meter shower, which happens annually and is caused by Halley’s Comet. Here are some pictures:

From Space.com—the height of the meteor shower against the backdrop of the Northern Lights

Taken by NASA

This was in Phoenix, AZ

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