Random Thoughts #11: Combos, stories, & opinions

So when is the Hobbit 3 trailer coming??

Some granola bars are actually better half-melted and smooshed.

5-year-old’s advice to her sister during dinner: “This doesn’t taste good. So don’t eat it.”

I had these “peanut puffs” that just tasted like peanut-butter flavored Cheetos. They didn’t taste any better than they sound.

So, I watched Monsters U and Monsters, Inc. in that order. I don’t see why Inc is said to be so much better than U. I think it’s the other way around. U has nice characters and lessons. Mike’s determination and Sully’s change from a spoiled brat are great concepts, especially coming from Disney. But Inc is just a cutesy story about the little girl and Sully while Mike is off chasing a girl. So yeah, I like U better than Inc. Am I the only one?

At work, the smell of grilling onions and burgers was wafting from the neighboring apartments. All day. C’mon guys, don’t torture us like this…

Wait, so, are “Klingons” bad?

Someone else used to have the phone number I now have, and people keep calling for the previous owner(s?). Once I got a message, presumably from the previous number-owner’s boss asking if he could sub at work. Today I got someone leaving a message in Spanish for “Luis” and saying it was “muy importante” 😕 Well I wish I could help…

Beef jerky and potato chips: the dinner of champions. Or road trippers. Or both. (No, really, I love the stuff 8) )

I’m a reader. So, when a little 1st grade girl was trying to read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, I thought it was so cute. Girl after my heart 🙂

Ahhhh my favorite TV series is breaking for the summer! 😦

“If you crush up bone you can make bone smoothies.” -kindergarten boy. Weeeeeell, yeah, technically. But I don’t know about you, but that’s not the first thing I think of to put in a smoothie. Though I do have a sister who used to gnaw on chicken bones.

Hey! Get some raw chicken breast, potatoes, and carrots. Dice it all up. Wrap it up in a foil pouch with some barbecue sauce or ranch. Then stick it in the hot coals of a campfire till cooked through. Then eat. Best. Thing. Ever.

Wonder what we’re having for dinner. It should involve potatoes. Or cheese. Or both.

Some American kids don’t call PB&Js PB&Js.

Speaking of combos, mercy and truth is an awesome one.

“All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.”
~Psalm 25:10

“Justice and judgment are the habitation of Thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before Thy face.”
~Psalm 89:14

“Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.”
~Proverbs 3:3-4

Random Thoughts #7: Coziness & Frozenness

While my dad was at a meeting all evening, I was in the hotel lobby trying to study my international relations textbook while synthesized pop music played overhead. Stupid boy-girl lyrics—when I could even understand the lyrics. Irritating beat. Album on repeat. All evening. Everything started to sound the same before long. By the time we left, my brain was hurting.

I don’t know why warming your feet makes your sore throat hurt less, but it does.

“Let It Go” is getting to be an earsore because it’s all every little kid (especially girls) at my school seems to sing 😕 However, some school kids are fighting back 😉 The best versions I’ve heard are:

• “Dont let it go, don’t let it go. Hold it back some more…”
• a version that sounds like a mad bear is belting it out
• covering up the sound of the song by imitating a rock beat
• “Sh-ut up, sh-ut up…” (my fave :P)

All were debuted by kindergarten to second grade boys. Give them a round of aplause, ladies and gents! 😀

Apple cinnamon herbal tea. In a thermos. Perfect for cold errand-filled evenings. 😀

Mission Impossible ( 😎 )+ Indiana Jones ( 😎 ) = National Treasure ( 😐 )

Since when did mini chicken nuggets and American cheese chunks alternately stuck on pretzel sticks become a “kebab”? Since Lunchables released that very thing? Oh 😕

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again. Watching an 18-wheeler make a U-turn is a harrowing experience. 😮

Sitting on the bed eating this jello-fruit-yogurt concoction thingy.

My littlest brother: “Stop saying “epic.” “Epic” boring now.” Too true, I’m afraid :-/

Knitting is just cozy.

Yes, I keep up with pop culture through the kids at my school. The new big kids movie is the LEGO movie. The music from that LEGO movie is supremely annoying.

Silver + blue = spectacular



Well, I may be up to here with “Let It Go,” but I do like the Piano Guys and classical music. So what they add to this version makes it fun 🙂 And that location is amazing!! 😎

He gives snow like wool;
He scatters the frost like ashes;
He casts out His hail like morsels;
Who can stand before His cold?

-Psalm 147:16-17


~ I took these during the “blue moon” of August 31, 2012

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 8:2-3 ~


~ Some pictures I took of the beautiful Colorado Rockies 🙂

For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In His hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is His also.

~ Psalm 95:3-4 ~


Who covereth the heaven with clouds,

Who prepareth rain for the earth,

Who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.

~ Psalm 147:8 ~

~ The first pic I took in CO, the others are courtesy of Microsoft clip art

Wonderfully Made

(January 22, 2012 is National Pro-Life/ Sanctity of Human Life Day)

For Thou hast possessed my reins: Thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.  I will praise Thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are Thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.  My substance was not hid from Thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.  Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in Thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

~ Psalm 139:13b-16 ~


Picture courtesy of Microsoft clip art

The multitude of the stars

He telleth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by their names.

~ Psalm 147:4 ~

Picture courtesy of Wikipedia

Palm Trees

The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

~ Psalm 92:12 ~

First picture courtesy of Microsoft clip art


He giveth snow like wool: He scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.

~ Psalm 147:16 ~

Picture courtesy of Microsoft clip art

The Heavens Declare

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth His handywork.

~ Psalm 19:1 ~

Picture courtesy of Microsoft clip art

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