Wednesday, December 20, 2006

You Thought I Was Kidding?

...about Mormons being baptized on behalf of dead Jews (and the rest of us)? Oh no. I'd never kid about something that disrespectful and gruesome. Ever.

From the article:

In life, Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal was among the most famous Jews of the 20th century. In death, he wound up on a list of people eligible to be posthumously baptised as Mormons so they could enter heaven.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Third Post Today! Caffeine-Free! I Swear!

I got tagged by Bomboniera! She rocks. In spite of the tagging. Heh.

The instructions:
1. Find the nearest book.
2. Turn to page 123.
3. Go to the fifth sentence on the page.
4. Copy out the next three sentences and post to your blog.
5. Name the book and the author, and tag three more folks.

"Usually we don't want to work with aggressive people because we feel they will not give us an easy time. They are a threat to our unbodhisattvalike mentality of looking for pleasure and security. And when we encounter somebody who wrongs us, we harbor tremendous resentment and refuse to forgive him."

The Heart of the Buddha, by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

I tag frog, attrice and Trudi.

Sitemeter Rocks My World, Again

I come in #9 for a search using: "silly goose Christmas frog." This tickles me so much!

Also, several people ended up here by searching for "yule bread." Let me again share the easy-peasy bread machine recipe I found last year, in case you're one of them: Thanks, Erik the Red! It's yummy -- I promise -- and your Scandinavian relatives won't even know it came from a machine.

One person found their way here by searching for "bowel movement fainting spell." I hope with all my heart you're okay and you found some information you could use. Think about seeing a medical-type person, please?

Holly Jolly

Because it just wouldn't be the holidays without the traditional Christmas link. Best served with some of these:

And a nice cup of this:

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Because Evidently I Can't Resist Crowds

I do some baking around the holidays and give the treats away. The only person I still buy a Christmas gift for is my mom. Because I wanted to do a little more giving this year, I went searching for folks who might like gifts. I found these and these and went shopping for them over the weekend. It was fun! If you have a little left over this year, I doubt you'll find people more appreciative. These folks have practically nothing (notice the blanket drive here -- how can people living in the richest country in the world be without blankets in winter?!). If you don't have time to shop, they are also happy to take money. Season's greetings to all.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Mrs. Scrooge

Because somebody in the household goes all nutty when music about The Baby Jesus is played, I get my Christmas music fix at work. My current favorite sources:

KDFC, Bay Area
Frog's Pandora

Ho ho ho!