Tuesday, February 20, 2007

News you probably haven't heard

Britney Spears cracked over the weekend. She shaved her head, got two new tattoos, and set up a web site auction for her hair and other items, for a minimum price of 1 million dollars. "This is it, the opportunity of a lifetime," according to BuyBrittneysHair.com. The winning bidder gets Spears' dark, knotty hair extensions, the clipper she used to cut them off, the Red Bull she drank at the salon and her cigarette lighter.

Speaking of shaving, Donald "Comb Over" Trump and WWE owner Vince McMahon will each pick a wrestler to represent them in the ring at Wrestlemania 23. Trump told his rival, "If my guy loses, you can shave my head. But if you guy loses, I'm going to shave your head."

The youngest surving premature baby was born after spending less than 22 week in the womb.
Amillia Sonja Taylor was born weighing only 10 ounces and measuring 9 1/2 inches. Amillia was born with a mild brain hemorrhage, respiratory problems and digestive problems, but her doctor said she showed a strong will to live. She made efforts at breathing, [an] attempt to cry at birth. She is now almost 4 months old, weighs 4 1/2 lbs., and is between 25 and 26 inches long. She still needs a little bit of oxygen, but that's to be expected. Her future looks bright at this point.

Jennifer Mee can't stop hiccuping. For more than three weeks now, the 15-year-old St. Petersburg teen has hiccuped close to 50 times a minute despite the best efforts of doctors and home remedies. She's had blood tests, a CT scan and an MRI. Drugs haven't worked. Neither has holding her breath, putting sugar under her tongue, sipping pickle juice, breathing into a paper bag and drinking out of the wrong side of a glass. And, yes, people have tried to scare them out of her. The hiccups do stop when she's sleeping. It is not clear what triggered Jennifer's hiccups, which started in school Jan. 23. Her mother, Rachel Robidoux, recently turned to the local newspaper for help. "I'm just looking for some answers where somebody's gone through this," Robidoux told the St. Petersburg Times. "At this point, we're willing to do anything."

A school in Massachusetts uses "aversive stimulation" to treat some students with the most severe cases of autism and emotional and behavioral challenges. Students receive an electric skin shock when they engage in aggressive or self-injurious behavior. Students carry a backpack holding the device, which is connected to electrodes that are strapped to their arms, legs and torso. Although many people are outraged over this, others, whose children have been treated in this manner claim it really does help.

Interesting Presidential Facts

  1. George Washington had to borrow money to attend his inauguration.
  2. John Quincy Adams had a pet alligator, which he kept in the East Room of the White House.
  3. John Tyler had 15 children. He was playing marbles with his sons when he found out he was president.
  4. James Garfield could write with both hands at the same time-in two languages (Greek and Latin.
  5. Chester Arthur had 80 pairs of pants.
  6. The Baby Ruth candy bar was named after Ruth Cleavland, Grover Cleavland's popular older daughter.
  7. In 1912, after being shot in the chest, Theodore Roosevelt delivered a speech before accepting medical help. The thick manuscript in his coat pocket slowed the bullet.
  8. William McKinley had a pet parrot that could whistle Yankee Doodle.
  9. George Washington was afraid of being buried alive. He made provisions that, after his death, he should be laid out for three days to make certain he was dead.
  10. Thomas Jefferson served the first french fries in America at his Virginia home, Monticello.
  11. Poker fanatic Warren G. Harding once gambled away a set of White House china.
  12. Franklin Delano Roosevelt started collecting stamps at age 11 and compiled more than 25,000.
  13. David Rice Atchison was president of the United States for exactly one day. President James K. Polk left office at noon on Sunday, March 4, 1849 (Vice President George M. Dallas left office two days earlier),and President-elect Zachary Taylor refused to be sworn in on the Sabbath. Atchison, president pro tem of the Senate, filled the void.
  14. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe all died on July 4- Adams and Jefferson in 1826, Monroe in 1831.
  15. All U.S. presidents have worn glasses; some of them just don't like to be seen wearing them in public.
  16. Theodore Roosevelt's mother and first wife died on the same day in 1884.
  17. Harry Truman's middle name was just S and not short for anything. His parents couldn't decide between two names beginning with S.
  18. Gerald Ford was once a model.
  19. Jimmy Carter is a speed-reader (2,000 words a minute).
  20. Richard Nixon called Don Shula, the coach of the Miami Dolphins, before Super Bowl VI to recommend a play. The play didn't work.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

The Boys

Let's see here...Colee can now say Bob the Builder, gum, and make monster sounds(he sounds so cute when he does). Chaser is as anoying as ever...lol. He loves going out in the snow to play, as does Cole. Of course, their favorite thing to do once they're out there is to throw snowballs. Their favorite target? Me. Of Course.
One of Cole's favorite things to do is snuggle. He'll snuggle with anyone. He's always begging(in his own little way)us to take naps with him.
Chase's favorite things to do are read books, do school, pick on me, sit on me, beat me up...well, you get the point. The only time he stays away from me is right after I wake up. Can't figure out why. :-P I've gotten him hooked on the Land Before Time Movies, and there's a new one coming out. He can't wait to see it. He printed of a dinosaur mask the other day. A picture I took of him is to the left.
Well, that's all for now. More later.

Heartland Baptist Bible College

Pastor Jim said that Heartland doesn't believe in a universal church & a local church, but only in a local church. In other words, according to dad, they believe that their church is going to be the only Bride of Christ.
Mom & I don't see how they can believe that, but let their students go to other churches after their freshman year. Pastor Jim said at first that he didn't know anything about it, so Mom & I are hopin that maybe he was thinking of another college.
Other than that, Pastor Jim couldn't think of anything else wrong with it. He also said that this was back in '95, and they've had at least one new president since then, so the President in there right now might have a different stand on it.
I'm still considering the college.

Pastor Jim's Answers

Well, we talked to Pastor Jim & Carolyn this afternoon. Some were good, but some we had concerns about.
1. The main thing was that his wife & daughters wear blue jeans, and they feel it's modest. Carolyn. has worn dress slacks to church when they were in Billings. We're concerned that eventually, all the other women will be wearing pants to church. What they do in their personal life is their conviction, and we don't have a problem with it, but we're not sure how we'd feel about going to a church where there's a possibility that in the future all the other women will wear slacks.
2. Pastor Jim says he believes that a Christian can be controlled by a demon. Not possessed, so a demon isn't living inside them, but controlled. In other words, a demon is controlling your thoughts, for example if someone was addicted to drugs or alcohol, Pastor Jim says that's caused by a demon. Dad believes that that's the flesh, not a demon.
3.Pastor Jim said that God doesn't want everyone to go to heaven, not that some will be saved and some won't, but that God doesn't desire for everyone to go to heaven. He thinks the verses that say He does don't apply to that subject, but to another one(he didn't say which one it was.). Dad, Mom, and I don't agree with that. We think God wants everyone to go to heaven, but that only those elected by God will.
Those are pretty much the only ones we had a problem with, but we're going to talk to him again on Thursday night. We're afraid that what may be little problems now could turn into bigger problems later on.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Hey Holly, Started A Blog!

Hey Holly,

I started a blog. Please get on and read every once in a while. :-P
Talk to you later.