Thursday, 28 May 2015

Hi. Hi. Bye.

Hi guys. Sorry I haven't posted in a while.. but anyways.. I'll just.. well..

First thing.. have you checked out my (not mine, but I am an editor of it...) Facebook page yet!? And liked it!? Or my Pinterest?!

Next thing. I'm thinking about maybe closing down this blog. So here's the deal: if you want me to keep my blog, comment below. Tell me your thoughts. Do you like what I post? What would you suggest?

Lastly, I'll leave you with some stuff to ponder.

Now, drumroll..

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Watch A Baby Chameleon Hatch From Its Egg And Take Its First Steps

Smaller than your smallest finger and waggling its beady eyes with full 360-degree vision, is this hatching chameleon cute or creepy—or an indeterminate mixture of both?

Emerging headfirst from its egg, the baby lizard warily stumbles around Bambi-like, taking in its new surroundings of a giant human hand. Chameleons can have a gestation period of between four and 12 months, depending on whether the species is ovoviviparous or oviparous.

Extinct Animal Found Alive and Well in New Zealand

A tiny marine animal that was thought to be extinct for the past four million years has just been found living in New Zealand.

“Our detective work has also suggested the possibility that Protulophila may be the missing polyp stage of a hydroid in which only the tiny planktonic jellyfish stage is known,” NIWA’s Dennis Gordon says in a news release. “Many hydroid species have a two-stage life cycle and often the two stages have never been matched. Our discovery may thus mean that we are solving two puzzles at once.”

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Beauty in all Things Tolkien

I have always found beauty in the works of Tolkien. The Lord of the Rings  is one of my very favourite books. I am currently reading The Silmarillion, and though it is a hard read, I can see the delicate craftsmanship in each sentence.

I found a page on Facebook called "Beauty in all Things Tolkien" that was looking for admins, and I thought, "Hey! Beauty in all Things Tolkien! That's.. the perfect page for me!" So.. I'm an editor of the page now. I was thinking maybe some of my Tolkien fans over here would be interested in taking a look.. so here's the link. :)

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Be my guest..

So my sis and I were preparing some bags for a trip, and I was going to show her some of my backpacks that she could choose from if she so desired. They were in the basement so I opened the door and started singing.. "Be my guest, be my guest.. put my backpacks to the test." I continued for another line and then my sis added a line and we almost died laughing. After my sister picked out a backpack, we went upstairs to the tell the tale to our  parents.

I explained to my mom and then started singing.. "Be my guest, be my guest, put my backpacks to the test.."

That's as far as we got because my parents burst out laughing and my sis and I followed suit. "But that's not even the funny part!" we complained, laughing.

The room finally quieted and, sobering myself (to no avail), I started again. "Be my guest, be my guest, put my backpacks to the test! Tie the straps around your neck, cherie.. and you'll be choked to death!"

Yup. That last line was my sister's - genius, eh? That allowed another round of laughter. (Afterwards I added something along the lines of: "Try the blue one, it's delightful! Don't believe me? How very spiteful!")

But.. laughter is good for you. Right?! So here's to a good laugh.. cheers!

And This is Why Animals Are Awesome...

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What are you looking at?

My friend.. H20.. we meet again.


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Friday, 8 May 2015

Minute Meditation (May 8, 2015)

Certainly it is the great secret of the spiritual life to abandon to God all that we love by abandoning ourselves to all he wills.
                                                   – St. Louise de Marillac

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Astronomers discover farthest galaxy ever measured

An international team of astronomers, led by Yale University and the University of California-Santa Cruz, have lately discovered an extremely bright blue galaxy some 13.1 billion years in the past, when the universe was only five percent of its present age, according to a study published online in Astrophysical Journal Letters on May 5.

The galaxy, EGS-zs8-1, was first identified due to its special colors in pictures taken by NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, and is one of the most luminous and massive objects in the early universe.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Minute Meditation (May 4, 2015)

A divine voice spoke to my soul, saying, “I did not love you as a joke.” These words caused me mortal pain for immediately the eyes of my soul were opened and I saw all that he suffered in life and death…and that it was not as a joke but because of perfect and tender love that he loved me. 
                                                – Blessed Angela of Foligno

Friday, 1 May 2015

St. Joseph the Worker (Saint of the Day -- May 1st, 2015)

St. Joseph has two feast days - the second one, dedicated to St. Joseph the worker in particular, is today.

There is little about Joseph in the Scripture, however, we know that he the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus - he was a poor man and worked as a carpenter. An interesting fact, that many may not know, is that he came from the royal lineage of King David. In fact, the angel who first tells Joseph about Jesus greets him as "son of David".

Joseph was a kind, humble, and caring man. After they had been betrothed, he discovered that Mary was pregnant, yet he was still unaware that she bore the son of God, so he planned to divorce Mary as he believed the child was not his. Joseph was concerned for her in case she be accused of adultery, so her decided to divorce her quietly to not expose her to shame or cruelty. Joseph was also obedient to the will of God; when an angel visited him in a dream to reveal to him that Mary was bearing Jesus, Joseph immediately took Mary as his wife. Again, when the angel returned to warn him that his family was in danger, Joseph left at once with his wife and child, for he dearly loved his family and was always ready to protect them. 

St. Joseph is the patron of various things, including dying (because he died a happy death with Mary and Jesus by his side), the universal Church, fathers, carpenters, and social justice.

O Glorious St. Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my natural inclinations, to work with gratitude and joy, in a spirit of penance for the remission of my sins, considering it an honor to employ and develop by means of labor the gifts received from God, to work with order, peace, moderation and patience, without ever shrinking from weariness and difficulties, to work above all with purity of intention and detachment from self, having always death before my eyes and the account that I must render of time lost, of talents wasted, of good omitted, of vain complacency in success, so fatal to the work of God.

All for Jesus, all through Mary, all after thine example, O Patriarch, St. Joseph. Such shall be my watch-word in life and in death.

– Composed by St. Pius X