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2.5 hours of pure bliss... :)


Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful.
And since we've no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!


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I've been up since 6am and I'm still going strong (thanks to a mocha moolatte)!  But right now I have to tell you some random things.....it's probably the caffeine talking....but I'm ok with that!!!!!!
1st - I have become majorly totally completely entirely obsessed with NCIS.
2 - I re-arranged my room this week, slightly.
3 - I am baking an apple pie right now and it smells abslutely amazing!
4 - I watched the new James Bond movie tonight - and liked it (for a Bond movie).  Perhaps a more truthful statement would be that I enjoyed watching it, rather then stating that I liked it.  Those two things aren't the same, you know?
5 - I have stuff everywhere and need to clean my room.
6 - I am going to see TSO in 2 weeks!
7 - My room has been clean all week
8 - I am atually starting to feel sleepy
9 - I actually checked facebook today, but that's only because the director created an account and I had to confirm the director as a friend or risk severe displeasure...WHAT DID YOU SAY???


This time tomorrow I'll be listening to this man sing...


Somethings to smile about and thank God for...

Left Protests the Church's Winning Ways

Members of the radical "No on 8" campaign in California have quickly turned their disappointment over the homosexual marriage ban into rabid hostility. Protestors have flooded the streets in Los Angeles with their sights set on the Mormon Church, railing against its leaders for their powerful role in protecting marriage. Together with allies in the Catholic and Protestant churches, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) was one of the main ingredients in Proposition 8's success. The Mormon Church's donations, estimated at roughly $22 million, fueled the hundreds of ad placements across the state that ultimately tipped the scales in the amendment's favor. Yesterday, 2,000 homosexual activists vilified the church, huddling outside the gate of an L.A. temple with profane signs and rainbow flags. Today, another march is scheduled for Temple Square in Salt Lake City, but the Church's leadership has no regrets about its involvement. In a statement, Elder Clayton said, "We believe it's a moral issue, and we reserve the right to speak out on moral issues." At LDS headquarters in Utah, leaders called for a ceasefire with gay activists and "goodwill" on both sides. Unfortunately, that message has yet to stick with the "No on 8" crowd, which has lashed out with unprecedented aggression against the faith community. Apart from the attacks on the LDS church (including ugly ads that depict Mormon missionaries invading the home of a lesbian couple and tearing up their marriage certificate), churches like Jack Hibbs' Calvary Chapel at Chino Hills have been spray-painted, cars vandalized, and police have confirmed at least two reports of physical assault. Once again, the Left is proving its unwillingness to practice the very "tolerance" they preach. FRC is proud of the example that the interfaith community has set on marriage. If the Prop 8 outcome is any indication, homosexuals could stand to learn a thing or two from the church on civility.

Pro-Life Support: Bott and Paid for

As part of his "outreach" to the faith community, Barack Obama spent thousands in advertising on Christian radio stations, including an investment with our good friends at Bott Radio Network (BRN). Since the FCC requires that Bott accept paid advertising from "all bona fide candidates" for federal office, BRN complied. But instead of allowing Obama's insincerity on family values to go unchecked, the network aired its own announcements contrasting the candidate's claims with his own anti-life, anti-faith record. In a letter to FRC, BRN wrote, "While we are required to air his paid advertising, we are not required to keep his money. We decided to 'spread his wealth around' by donating the proceeds from his advertising in those markets to pro-life organizations and crisis pregnancy centers which his policies would oppose." We salute the Bott network for turning a play for votes into real help for women and their unborn children.