Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Are Countless PUBLIC Universities Flaunting the Establishment Clause?


  • A sabbatical (from the Latin sabbaticus, from the Greek sabbatikos, from Hebrew shabbat, i.e., Sabbath, literally a "ceasing") is a rest from work, a hiatus, typically lasting two or more months. ...

Whoa, wait a minute.  You mean to tell me that thing where a professor takes a long break is based on BIBLICAL TEACHINGS?!  I knew the seeds of religion were secretly sprouting up in our public education system.

Just you watch, with Justice Stevens leaving the Court, soon those nutty right-wing conservatives will flood the country with this new thing they call "religion."

At the very least, they should change this offensive term to something more neutral like, "7th Year Time Off"  or "7th YTO." Why would I want special religious concepts invading the public sphere?

Monday, April 26, 2010

To Toddle

When a child toddles, it walks unsteadily with short quick steps. VERB

  • ...once your baby starts toddling. V

  • She fell while toddling around. V adv/prep


I seriously don't think I ever knew this.

It very well could be because people don't generally say, "Oh, hey, did you know that my daughter is already toddling!?"

Then again, I don't often frequent the proverbial mothers' playgrounds to hang out every other day, so maybe I'm just not in the right place at the right time.

Regardless, we can all thank my wife's email subscription to Baby Center, which feeds us with awesome tips and fun tidbits on a regular basis.

So keep toddling and don't forget to go to bed early . . .

How Would You Like to be Married?

While basking in the excitement of studying for my (final and only) Property exam , I had a line from an Aquabats tune resonate with me, "Martian girl from Planet B, will you marry me?  Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa."

Why did the line resonate with me?

Why because my own, late father asked my mother to marry him by asking, "How would you like to be married?"  Mom's response?  "To WHOM!?"

Awesome, simply awesome.

Sorry, dad, I couldn't resist.

By the way, one out of four exams down!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Today's Spiritual Message: Elder Holland's Testimony of the Book of Mormon Revisted

I know I just did this one, but I really liked how the Church put music and background video with it, makes it much more palpable.

As always, if you'd like to see more videos, please visit the church's YouTube page at http://youtube.com/mormonmessages or on the Church's official Web site redirect at http://mormonmessages.org/

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Sunday's Easter Message: He is Risen

This Easter Sunday we celebrated the most important event in human history:  the resurrection of the Savior Jesus Christ.
For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive (1 Cor. 15: 16-22).
Here are the witnesses of modern-day Apostles:

To these testimonies, I add my own witness that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.  I testify that because of Him, all mankind will be resurrected -- we will all have our bodies reunited with our spirits -- in perfect form.  That is to say, any bodily imperfections we know experience (such as a lost arm or leg) will be made whole (Alma 11: 43-44).

Here are some additional witnesses I think you'll enjoy:

The Purifying Power of Gethsemane (Elder Bruce R. McConkie - deceased Apostle)

None Were with Him (Elder Jeffery R. Holland - Apostle) Video of the same (WMV)

President Thomas S. Monson - (Audio, text not yet available)