August 1, 2009

5 Quick Takes Saturday - Vol 15

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Seesh! Haven't done one of these in a while. My apologize, dear ones!

And somehow that apology up there just isn't looking right... did i spell it wrong or do you spell apologeeze (going phonetically there) apologize?

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Inspired by an awesomely lovely Arwen dress that i am borrowing from a friend (she made the dress!) my sister Yavi and i went on another photo shooting spree, the results of which i used to make a few avatars and signatures.

Feel free to use! (But please do credit)

Ha ha, they pretty much describe what i've been doing all summer long!

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And here is another bit of graphic art that i did with my Arwen pictures. =) (Though Liv Taylor is far prettier than i!)

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If where you live is chilly and overcast like my house, then here are two hilarious jokes from Jare and Lib to brighten your day!

So first is the Blonde and the Lawyer one.
A blonde and a lawyer are seated next to each other on a flight from L.A. to New York. The lawyer asks if she would like to play a fun game? The blonde, tired, just wants to take a nap. Politely she declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks.The lawyer persists and explains that the game is easy and a lot of fun. He explains, "I ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer, you pay me $5.00, and vise versa." Again, she declines and tries to get some sleep. The lawyer, now agitated, says, "Okay, if you don't know the answer you pay me $5.00, and if I don't know the answer, I will pay you $500.00." This catches the blonde's attention and, figuring there will be no end to this torment unless she plays,
agrees to the game. The lawyer asks the first question. "What's the distance from the earth to the moon?" The blonde doesn't say a word, reaches into her purse, pulls out a $5.00 bill and hands it to the lawyer.“Okay," says the lawyer," your turn."She asks the lawyer, "What goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four legs?"The lawyer, puzzled, takes out his laptop computer and searches all his references. No answer. He taps into the air phone with his modem and searches the Internet and the Library of Congress. No answer. Frustrated, he sends e-mails to all his friends and coworkers, to no avail. After an hour, he wakes the blonde and hands her $500.00. The blonde says, "Thank you," puts her head on the pillow and goes back to sleep.The lawyer, who is more than a little miffed, wakes the blonde and asks, "Well, what's the answer?" Without a word, the blonde reaches into her purse, hands the lawyer $5.00, and goes back to sleep.

Now the Firetruck one,
A fire started on some grassland near a farm. The county fire department was called to put out the fire.The fire was more than the county fire department could handle.Someone suggested that a nearby volunteer bunch be called. Despite some doubt that the volunteer outfit would be of any assistance, the call was made.The volunteers arrived in a dilapidated old fire truck.They rumbled straight towards the fire, drove right into the middle of the flames and stopped!The firemen jumped off the truck and frantically started spraying water in all directions.Soon they had snuffed out the center of the fire, breaking the blaze into two easily controlled parts.Watching all this, the farmer was so impressed with the volunteer fire department's work and was so grateful that his farm had been spared, that right there on the spot he presented the volunteers with a check for $1,000.A local news reporter asked the volunteer fire captain what the department planned to do with the funds.'That ought to be obvious,' he responded, wiping ashes off his coat. 'The first thing we're gonna do is get the brakes fixed on our fire truck!'

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To finish off today's quick takes, i'd like to share with you a beautiful song that i've fallen in love with recently (Thanks Mistica!!!!). It's called 'Bella's Lullaby' by most people, but apparently it actually isn't, it's called "River Flows in You" by Yiruma.

Well, what ever it's called, it's beautiful and i feel so blessed to have found the sheet music for it as well! I'm just going to post the link since lately the YouTube's have been so big they cut over into the sidebar, and that's just annoying. So here is the link for you to listen to the song and - if you want - find the link for the sheet music in the description.

River Flows in You by Yiruma


  1. Rose, you need to tell me how to get rid of the old layout thingy in more detail because I have absolutely no clue how to go to blogger layout and choose minima (where is minima anyway???) and it's all very fustrating

  2. WOW!!!! Amanda those are GORGEOUS!!!!!!! I love them!!! You are so pretty. :) :) :)

  3. Amanda, you are beautiful! And personally I don't think Liv Taylor is very pretty...maybe in some shots, but for the most part I don't think she is. That's why I was insulted when we were watching RotK and Danny told me that I looked like her. ;)


  5. THank you for the compliments!

  6. Exactly what I said: I don't think Liv Tyler is very pretty. Some shots maybe, other than that, no.

  7. Oooh photoshop. :P Which program are you using? It looks like you tried to soften the edges, but the cutting tool made them a bit choppy.


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