Sunday, November 30, 2008
Think she'd like these?
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Saturday, November 29, 2008
I cannot believe things like this happen - Greed literally killing a person. Devastating.
- Where's the person who absolutely takes your breath away? Heaven.
- What do you think of the last person you had a conversation with? His poop stinks!
- What time did you go to sleep last night and why? 11pm because I had 800 things to do after smelly-poop went to bed at 10pm.
- How is your heart lately? Warm.
- What is your favorite kind of weather? Pure Fall.
- Who would you trade lives with for a day? My dog.
- Have you ever been in the newspaper? Probably.
- Last baby you held? My favorite baby.
- Ever made yourself cry to get out of trouble? I'm a girl. That's how we operate.
- Are you single? Depends on who's asking.
- Did the one person who hurt you most in your life apologize? Such a person doesn't exist.
- Who was the last person that texted you? Probably Sara.
- Do you get dressed up to go to work? Ha!
- Have you ever worried that a ceiling fan would fall on top of you or something? No, but that reminds me that Lori's mom wouldn't let her tan, not because of skin cancer, but because the top of the booth might fall on top of her and kill her.
- When did you last go to the beach? This is depressing me.
- Are you someone who worries too often? Only about money. But I try to remember what the Notorious B.I.G. used to say, 'Mo money, 'Mo problems.
- What does your hair look like today? I can't see it, but I imagine that the color is fabulous considering I have a kick-butt hair stylist.
- Do you know anyone who drinks a lot? Unfortunately.
- Are you in a good mood right now? Yes, but I'm exhausted.
- Do you have a friend that knows everything or mostly everything about you? Absolutely - her name is Morgan.
- Who were you with last night? My hubs and baby and friends from church.
- What was the first thing you did this morning? Prayed that God would make the noises on the baby monitor go away.
- Who was the first person you saw? My dog.
- Did you kiss or hug anyone today? Hubs just kissed me on the forehead.
- Who have you called today? No one, yet.
- When's the last time you cried? Can't remember.
- Would you take a bullet for anyone? My son.
- What are you listening to right now? The garbage truck.
- Do you like to cuddle? With Henry.
- What was the highlight of your day so far? It's too early for highlights.
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Friday, November 28, 2008
Let me know if you want to participate in a book exchange. Basically, you send a book to a child, and then you send out six letters. Assuming your recipients participate, your child will eventually receive 36 books. Only email me if you are interested and willing to participate.
You may have heard about Brendan Foster. He is an amazing spirit. I say "is" because his spirit is so alive.
Brendan Foster is my hero.
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Thursday, November 27, 2008
I MUST share the story of my most memorable Thanksgiving to date: Thanksgiving 2006.
Thank you for reading Alidotes.
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Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Don't ask me how I found this (honestly, I was looking up a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving). And this has nothing to do with Thanksgiving, but I got such a kick out of it, that I HAD to post it! And if you know me, you know how much I LOVE this video.
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008
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Monday, November 24, 2008
A friend sent me these. They definitely make you think, Why?
- Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting dead?
- Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?
- Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?
- Whose idea was it to put an 'S' in the word 'lisp'?
- If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?
- How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?
A friend shared this with me. It provided me with a good chuckle.
A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity.
John tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to "clean up" the bird's vocabulary. Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even ruder.
John, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer.
For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute. Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer.
The parrot calmly stepped out onto John's outstretched arms and said "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior."
John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude. As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird continued, "May I ask what the turkey did?"
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Love ya, Sarah Palin, but pay better attention to your surroundings. And note to viewers, turkeys ARE HARMED in this video.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Check out these crazy Buckeyes.
This video is from 2006, but every year it's the same wild party the Thursday before the big game. Go Bucks. Beat Michigan!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I have a friend who is obsessed with USTREAM.TV puppy cams (you know who you are). I have to admit, they are pretty darn cute.
Check it out, and let me know, are you addicted???
Posted by Ali at 7:00 PM
Some people are comparing the Motrin ad to this ad (in terms of it being offensive). I think this ad is hilarious. What's the big deal?
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
All the fuss over this ad has given me a headache. I need a Motrin.
If you've never seen this before then you'll probably pee your pants. And if you've seen this before, you'll probably pee your pants.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
A while back a friend introduced me to this blog. Blogger mom and her family are amazing. They moved into a less than desirable part of the city in order to serve the people of that community (per God's calling). Additionally, they are actively pursuing adoption of two little girls from Liberia (they have three children of their own).
I have been blogging since February, but it was not until yesterday that I received my first negative comment following one of my posts.
Monday, November 17, 2008
A3) Don't you all remember my BFF? She is the adorable owner of this lovely house in Cabot Cove. I seriously could watch Murder She Wrote all day.
A4) This is where Sara received a 1/2 point. Yes, it was presented to us (technically to me) for a wedding-related event, but more specifically, it was the cake at my bridal shower hosted by my mom's best friend.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Wanna participate in a contest? Check out the details!!!
Posted by Ali at 4:59 PM
This came from NAMI StigmaBusters:
The Burton Snowboard Company in Vermont, an international leader in the sport industry, recently unveiled its “Primo” line of snowboards, featuring graphic images of self-mutilation. NAMI is protesting the company’s insensitivity to public health concerns.
For people living with mental illnesses, self-injury unfortunately sometimes is a means of coping with severe emotional stress. Physical injury becomes a surrogate for emotional pain. The Burton images reinforce impulses toward such violence and essentially trivializes them.
Spectrum Youth & Family Services in Vermont , which provides housing and services to homeless, foster and at-risk youth, has protested the toxic snowboards by suspending its participation in Burton’s “Chill” program— which provides free snowboarding lessons to disadvantaged youth in cities around the country. Chill’s mission? “To build self-esteem.”
In a newspaper article , Spectrum’s executive director objected also to a Burton snowboard line that features Playboy models, which is being protested by other groups: “I think I have the right to get on a [chairlift] this winter with my 5-year-old and not have him subjected to any of these scenes…I think I have the right not to have my son ask me, ‘Daddy, why is there a picture of someone’s naked bottom on that snowboard? Why is there a picture of a bloody hand all over that snowboard?’”
Please send Burton a message:
- Primo snowboards are a public health hazard.
- Self-injury is not a sport. There is nothing athletic about self-mutilation.
- Graphic illustrations of bleeding fingers are insensitive and trivialize a symptom of mental illness.
- Be one of the good guys. Stop toxic marketing. Support mental health education instead.
Burton Snowboard Company
80 Industrial Parkway
Burlington, VT 05401
StigmaBusters involved in youth-oriented programs are especially encouraged to contact Burton’s Chill Program to emphasize that the Primo line is a black-eye to the good the company tries to do. They are at risk of losing goodwill and credibility.
Burton Snowboard Company
Director of Chill Program
Saturday, November 15, 2008
This is my 100th post on alidotes! Rock on!
CONTEST IS CLOSED!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Check out the MoMo & Henry photo shoot at Aunt MoMo's Corner!
You have the rest of today to redeem this coupon for a free photo book! Thanks, Oprah and Snapfish!
That's right. This girl can walk. Sure, it ain't pretty (I sort of look like a girly Quasimodo), but I can get from point A to point B relying solely on my two feet! This girl is getting her life back. Hallelujah!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
It's been just over one week since Senator McCain and Governor Palin lost their presidential bid, yet every time I turn on the T.V., I see Sarah Palin giving an interview. She's all over the place, and I'm very curious as to why. Is she really going to go for it in 2012? According to an interview that aired Monday on Fox News, Palin said, "I'm like, OK, God, if there is an open door for me somewhere, this is what I always pray, I'm like, don't let me miss the open door." God love her for wanting to follow God's plan, but she's going to have to clean up her valley-girl lingo if anyone is going to listen to her in four years.
God is so good. I saw my doctor yesterday, and I expected to receive a script to begin extensive physical therapy on my ankle. I knew that I would be getting x-rays, but I was unsure what those x-rays would show. As it turns out, my visit with my amazing doctor (shout out to Dr. Baker) went better than I anticipated.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
It is my understanding that my Auntie is out of surgery. As far as I know, everything looks good. Thank you so much for your prayers.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008
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Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Posted by Ali at 1:13 PM
This is interesting:
I saw this on CNN.com this morning, and it definitely got me thinking. Thought I'd share.
Posted by Ali at 9:26 AM
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I'm trying something new. For those of you seasoned bloggers, you understand Google AdSense, and for those of you who don't understand Google AdSense, here's the quick and dirty: It's basically a way to make a very little bit of money by allowing advertisements on your site via Google. And when I say a very little bit, I mean pennies.
Posted by Ali at 9:02 PM
Though I am a bit bummed that Joe Pa won't see a perfect season (most likely at all in his lifetime), I am VERY excited for the Hawkeyes! No offense to the Hawks, but I can't believe that you all beat them and we didn't!
Posted by Ali at 7:29 PM
"Heather died after a brave and public battle with breast cancer. Heather left us in her home surrounded by her family earlier today. Heather learned in 2004 that the disease she had beaten once in 1999 had returned. Through The James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University Medical Center, Heather participated in many breakthrough new treatments."
Heather, thank you for all that you did to bring awareness to the disease. I am praying for your family - both the Picks and your 10TV family.
Posted by Ali at 9:18 AM
Friday, November 7, 2008
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Thursday, November 6, 2008
This is the Michelle Obama election night dress (Narciso Rodriguez runway version). I agree with Alyssa; it was an interesting choice.
Posted by Ali at 9:45 PM
It's no secret that I am not one of Sarah Palin's biggest fans, but can the media leave her and her family alone already?! Just let her return to Alaska in peace. Amen.
Posted by Ali at 9:43 PM
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
For those of you who don't know Beth Moore, she is an incredible lady full of life and more importantly, Jesus. She recently had this to say on her blog, and I am grateful for her kind words. She speaks the truth.
Posted by Ali at 9:40 AM
I'm about to head to Grant Park to talk to everyone gathered there, but I wanted to write to you first.
We just made history.
And I don't want you to forget how we did it.
You made history every single day during this campaign -- every day you knocked on doors, made a donation, or talked to your family, friends, and neighbors about why you believe it's time for change.
I want to thank all of you who gave your time, talent, and passion to this campaign.
We have a lot of work to do to get our country back on track, and I'll be in touch soon about what comes next.
But I want to be very clear about one thing...
All of this happened because of you.
Posted by Ali at 7:27 AM
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
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I just returned from exercising my right to vote, and I am extremely grateful to those who fought so hard to make voting a possibility for me.
Posted by Ali at 11:25 AM
Monday, November 3, 2008
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Check out this opportunity to receive an autographed copy of:
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Praying that tomorrow will be a better day for you, Senator Obama.
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Sunday, November 2, 2008
My sister is the coolest ever. Check out her most recent post.
Posted by Ali at 6:57 PM
Barack Obama: The chicken crossed the road because it was time for change! The chicken wanted change!
John McCain: My friends, that chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road.
Hillary Clinton: When I was first lady, I personally helped that little chicken to cross the road. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to ensure right from day one that every chicken in this country gets the chance it deserves to cross the road. But then, this really isn't about me.
George W. Bush: We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road, or not. The chicken is either against us, or for us. There is no middle ground here.
Dick Cheney: Where's my gun?
Bill Clinton: I did not cross the road with that chicken. What is your definition of chicken?
Al Sharpton: Why are all the chickens white? We need some black chickens.
Anderson Cooper, CNN: We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road.
Nancy Grace: That chicken crossed the road because he's guilty! You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks.
Dr. Seuss: Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I've not been told.
Ernest Hemingway: To die. In the rain. Alone.
Aristotle: It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.
Albert Einstein: Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken?
Colonel Sanders: Did I miss one?
*I received this as a forward via email. There were a few more on the list; I selected my favorites from the list to share with you.
Posted by Ali at 3:52 PM
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Seriously, I love my church. We just returned from a church function that made me realize how blessed we are to be members of such an amazing church. The evening rocked. Our church rocks. Our friends rock. And God rules!
Posted by Ali at 9:45 PM
Sarah Palin pranked!
Posted by Ali at 8:45 PM
This is a shout out to my sister, Morgan, and dear friend, Sara. These two ladies ALWAYS remember little Henry's "birthdays." While not real birthdays, they never forget to email or call to say Happy X Month Birthday to my little man. These ladies adore my son, and for that I will forever be grateful.
Posted by Ali at 1:53 PM