Monday, February 28, 2011

1990 vs. 2011

Places Everyone!

"When the woman saw that the fruit was good for food... she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate." Genesis 3:6

"I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man... for it was Adam who was first created and then Eve. And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived fell into transgression." 1 Timothy 2:12-14

Our gender roles are not part of the curse God put on man after the fall, but rather part of His perfect design. One of the reasons that Adam and Eve fell into transgression was because both of them stepped out of their gender roles. Eve decided that she would lead herself and as a result was deceived and sinned, and Adam stepped out of his role and followed his deceived wife right into sin as well.

We must acknowledge the extreme importance of our roles, because the consequences are more sever than we think. Can you imagine if during a play , the actors just decided to switch roles? That would be a disaster because neither of them know the other part. If this happened during a play we would be confused and mark off their actions as strange and ridiculous. So why can't we see how strange and ridiculous this is in our own lives?

A Rain Poem

Flimsy Like Paper Lace
Flimsy like a lace paper window pane
Rattled in a heavy wind blown rain
The rain
The rain came quickly down
And the shutters leaked as they tried in vain
To curb the pelting sound
The rain the rain falls wet and cold
And weakens the hillside ground
Which then gives way and
Tumults over the wall which cannot hold
The rain the rain
When will it end
The rain will never cease
The rain will someday wash our weary souls I am told
The rain the rain the rain the rain
©2007 J. K. Bradford
Jerry Bradford

Saturday, February 26, 2011

More Snow Pictures

 I hear it's supposed to snow tonight again. Here are some pictures I took the day it snowed.


English Problems

These poor people! I wonder how any of them got into college in the first place...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


The long awaited snow had finally come! I have been pretty pessimistic about this snowfall. 


The weather people never seem to be right... but this time they actually were!

Hope there will be no school tomorrow.

See... Math Applies!

I love this picture! 
I wonder if there really is an elevator like this.

Writer's Block

I think that one of the most frustrating things is writer's block. Especially when you have an essay due the next day. You sit down you've sharpened your pencil countless times and... you got nothing. 

So I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a snow day so I won't have to face my English teacher tomorrow with this horrible rough draft! 

I'm not the only one, here are some quotes form others :D

"The easiest thing to do on earth is not write."
(William Goldman)

"Writing is 90 percent procrastination: reading magazines, eating cereal out of the box, watching infomercials (blogging...). It's a matter of doing everything you can to avoid writing, until it is about four in the morning and you reach the point where you have to write."
(Paul Rudnick)
"My block was due to two overlapping factors: laziness and lack of discipline."
(Mary Garden)

"If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word."
(Margaret Atwood)
"People have writer's block not because they can't write, but because they despair of writing eloquently."
(Anna Quindlen)  (Eloquent: Having or exercising the power of fluent, forceful, and appropriate speech.... Just in case you were wondering)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Illustrated Guide to a Ph.D.

Imagine a circle that contains all of human knowledge:

By the time you finish elementary school, you know a little:

By the time you finish high school, you know a bit more:

With a bachelor's degree, you gain a specialty:

A master's degree deepens that specialty:

Reading research papers takes you to the edge of human knowledge:

Once you're at the boundary, you focus:

You push at the boundary for a few years:

Until one day, the boundary gives way:

And, that dent you've made is called a Ph.D.:

Of course, the world looks different to you now:

So, don't forget the bigger picture: Keep pushing.
From World Of Technology by mayank


I was reading our school newspaper and I saw an article about some weird laws. I decided that I'd look up some for myself. Here are some of my favorites:
  • In Corpus Christie, Texas, it is illegal to raise alligators in your home.
  • In Miami, it is forbidden to imitate an animal.
  • In Illinois a car must be driven with the steering wheel... As opposed to what?
  • In Tennessee, it is against the law to drive a car while sleeping.
  • In West Virginia, only babies can ride in a baby carriage.  
  • In Kentucky, it's the law that a person must take a bath at least once a year... I would hope so...
  • In Utah, birds have the right of way on any public highway.
  • Virginia prohibits corrupt practices or bribery by any person other than political candidates. 
  • In Providence, Rhode Island, it is against the law to jump off a bridge.  
  • In Massachusetts, it is against the law to put tomatoes in clam chowder. 
  •  In Washington State, you can't carry a concealed weapon that is over 6 feet in length... And how would you do that?
  • In Michigan, married couples must live together or be imprisoned. 
  • In Missouri, a man must have a permit to shave.               

Monday, February 21, 2011

Make Up

Make up is an interesting thing... You never know the difference between lipstick and a concealer stick. I had a friend over today who was going through my make up. She happened to find some concealer and asked me if I ever wore it. I said no... not really... Then to my horror she applied it to her lips!!! Then with shock she said that she could see why I never wore it. Friends are great :D

A Game of Scrabble

For the most part I don't particularly enjoy playing 
scrabble, but I sometimes make the exception to 
play a game with someone who truly loves it. 
Our game ended at 11pm, looking like this. 

 My favorite word is "unreeling" down the right side.