Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Dinosaurs Explained - finally

So today's rant... It's more an expression of an open-mouthed gape.

I was checking out a different search engine and typed in the word 'dinosaurs'. One of the results came back with "Bible explains dinosaurs." Oh, I had to read this one.

What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs?

According to the Bible: Dinosaurs first existed around 6,000 years ago. God made the dinosaurs, along with the other land animals, on Day 6 of the Creation Week. Adam and Eve were also made on Day 6—so dinosaurs lived at the same time as people, not separated by eons of time.

Dinosaurs: Formed on the sixth day

Dinosaurs could not have died out before people appeared because dinosaurs had not previously existed; and death, bloodshed, disease, and suffering are a result of Adam’s sin.

Really?? Oh and it gets even more interesting...

Did you know that before the world was exposed to sin, all animals, even dinosaurs were vegetarian? And the reason why the big dinosaurs aren't around today is simply because they just couldn't fit on Noah's Ark.

Poor Noah, looks like you needed a bigger boat.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Snow in October

Snow in October
Originally uploaded by bearclau
I wasn't expecting to see this today. Snow. Outside. Falling hard.

Really? Is this necessary? Oh, how I can't wait to get out of here.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Beyond thunderdome...

Gun purchases have also been climbing because of the worsening economy, which fuels fears of crime and civil disorder, industry sources and specialists said.

Does anyone else see something wrong with this picture? As the economy goes down the crapper, citizens are loading up on guns.

For what? To protect them from a new apocalypse? Does this mean that we can expect the United States to turn into a Mad Max movie where it's every person for themselves? (Although I have to admit, the leather look is quite tasty.)

This increase in purchases are happening, of course, in the great plains areas of the country. They cite the need for the guns as insurance against an increase in crime or greater restrictions on gun sales in the future.

Yeah, the future has me worried. Worried that fear of the unknown will do more to separate us from our neighbors, instead of bring us together for a common good. I wonder if we as a human race will be able to change the way we treat the environment before the planet decides it has enough of us. I don't want to add another worry that the US will return to the lawlessness of the Wild West.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Astrological Job Hunt

My career path has been on my mind lately. I guess that it is serendipity that I keep coming across relevant sites.

Today's article from CNN, What your zodiac sign says about your career, is another one that kept my interest.

Gemini (May 21 - June 21) Gemini's need a profession that keeps them motivated and interested -- no two days at work should be the same. Gemini from the survey reported working such jobs as art/design/architecture, nursing and personal care, sales, law enforcement, firefighting and machine operation -- all of which are right up a Gemini's alley.
Well, my days have become monotonous. Maybe I should become a firefighter?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

In Preparation

The PRN West Coast Reunion is almost here. (Thank God!)

Here's a great site to prepare for all those flash bulbs that will be going off while

Ten Ways To Look Fabulous in Pictures

My favorite?

6. Stretch Your Neck

tilt your chinTurn your head slightly away from the camera, extend your neck, then tilt your head down. Your face will look thinner and you won’t have a double chin.

Monday, October 13, 2008


Good thing I listened to my horoscope yesterday. I needed some cosmic intervention.
The idea of making some big changes in your life is very appealing to you right now -- possibly even including making a career change. But be careful not to assume that a new job will equal a new life. There's much more to it than that. A different daily monotony is still a daily monotony, no matter what the new title may be. So it's important to add a healthy dose of reality in with all of your wishful thinking and fantasizing. Give this idea a little bit more thought before acting on it.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Autumn Leaves

This is my favorite time of the year, the very beginning of Fall when the leaves just start to change colors. It's that in-between time that I find the most fascinating. The landscape is just gradations of color from greens to yellows to bright orange.

I took my camera with me on one of my afternoon walks to capture Nature's wardrobe change. Enjoy.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Tyler Durden is my hero

As a follow up to my last post, I came across Tyler Durden's 8 Rules of Innovation. It's interesting that I found this article. I guess it's just the Universe's way of telling me "You asked for it? You got it."

Tyler Durden, in case you don't know, is from one of my favorite movies, Fight Club.

My favorite rule is number four,“It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.”

Is this another way of saying 'simplify'? Get rid of the crap that weighs you down?

The article is all about innovation, but I can easily apply this to life in general. I mean, if I waste time worrying about a life I thought I was supposed to be living, it takes me away from the life I'm living right now.