Random thoughts #18: Billboards, travel, solar system, & kid surprises


There was a taxi with the label “clean air vehicle”…and the driver was smoking. 😐

Ahhhh…I haven’t been on Molendrix.com in forever.

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I like the combo of pink and tan.

I’ve been reading a lot of free Kindle travel books lately.

Ketchup actually makes a really good dip for plain potato chips.

In Vegas, if you want an all-black taxi with a cool driver dressed in a black suit and wearing sunglasses and an earpiece, it’s $50. A regular taxi with a plainly-dressed driver is $20. In Vegas.

Have you seen the largest photograph ever taken? Click here and prepare to have your mind blown by the sheer grandeur of our solar system and our God who made it.

“Stay connected. Or stay disconnected, ya ignoramus.”
-a radio station billboard

Kindergarten boy, about Pirates of the Caribbean: “They’re scary. But they have good songs.” Never seen it but from the previews I’ve seen and the couple songs I’ve heard, that seems accurate.

Kindergarten boy, on anacondas: “Are those a fruit? Or a vegetable?” Yes, genuine question.

“You don’t have to be famous to be unforgettable.”
-billboard

Wendy’s honey mustard is a nice dip for homemade chicken sandwiches.

1st grade boy asks: “Is everyone the same?” And I’m thinking, what do you mean-quality, looks, identity, value…? #loadedquestion

So cute to see a little girl at school practicing moves from her hula class.

There must be something artsy you can make out of paper crayon wrappers.

Know what’s really cool? Watching an 8th grade boy sit with a kindergarten boy and patiently teach him how to play a game. 🙂

“Grab your hat and let’s go to Paris!”

Never mind that that ^^ is a snippet of a kindergartner girls’ “pretend” game. That sounds good NOW 😉

At first I didn’t like the Kindle’s non-auto-rotate feature, but now I really do. 8)

“You won the game, but the game says you lost.”
“You won the battle, but lost the war.”
-middle school boys during a game

My littlest brother asked “Can I have cinnamon gum?” and my mom thought he was asking for “some income.” XD

Getting a swag code entered 11 seconds before it expires :O

The need for discernment…

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I just can’t look up at the sky and NOT think about our God.

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

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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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