Whirlwind weekend 035

Great news, your federal return was accepted by the IRS, yet their correspondence makes me feel, “The Income Tax Basically Implies that Government Owns You.”

Monday morning I finally copied some music to my smartphone,
and many songs are from Rhema and Integrity Music,
which reminds me of my mother;
there were literally no words Easter Sunday,
What We Lost When We Lost Our Hymnals.”
Sonata Bunny
Sonata Bunny by imDRUNKonTEA on DeviantArt

“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. (Philippians 2:5-8)”


I missed the party 017

Tonight, the Grace Christian Fellowship Church had a chili competition and a talent show, which I missed because Tires Plus was servicing my car, and I was watching South Park, so I missed the party.

Police department to start enforcing 30-minute,
one-hour parking limits Dec. 9

That one moment when somepony tosses a snow ball at your butt and you wish you’d worn pantsCold, Cold, Cold! by =LoopEnd on deviantART

“Beginning Monday, Dec. 9, the JCCC police department will begin to enforce the 30-minute and one-hour parking limits at CC, GEB and SC.”

“9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed
on him the name that is above every name,
10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:9-11)”

Do you bereave in Love?

Amanda Wish Music has been host to an open-mic night at Wheat State 47, so named because this Wheat State Pizza is on 47th Street, and not because it is the 47th franchise. Linda Hurt, my mother, died Thursday, Dec. 13, and a memorial service was Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Grace Christian Fellowship Church. Last Wednesday was three months form her passing, sp I decided to say a few words at the open-mic.

Where there’s smoke, there’s pope.
In our household, my mother had a favorite magnet on the refrigeration, “Where there’s smoke, there’s dinner.

I will still happily remember:

  • Seeing my uncles (her brothers)
  • Making of peace with her sister
  • Having her home for six weeks of her last three months
  • Singing of “Amazing Grace” to her as she passed by a friend of the family

The staff at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care was wonderful.
Hi, yes, I'm secretly a brony, and was to lazy to finish a fan art contestyes, pony by ~cygaj on deviantART

North American International Auto Show 2013

On the morning of Sunday, January 13, en route to Grace Christian Fellowship Church, I saw David turn on to Shawnee Mission Parkway, and he saw me in the leftmost lane. More than a week ago, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray débuted ahead of the North American International Auto Show.This is kind of cool. Sailor Moon drawn in Slayers...Source: This is kind of cool. Sailor Moon drawn in Slayers style? (J-List)

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
“The wait is over! The C7 Corvette is finally here.”

The Cadillac ATS took the 2013 North American Car of the Year.”

Cadillac ATS Vs The World
“The all-new Cadillac ATS traveled around the world to challenge some of the most punishing roads on Earth. Learn more about the challenges, advanced features and stunning locations.”

Chevrolet Volt as a Cadillac.

Cadillac ELR | Electric Hybrid Car | Cadillac
“Cadillac introduces new electric hybrid car: ELR. The ELR comes with an electric drive unit and gas-powered electric generator. Find out more about ELR at Cadillac.com.”

The Ram 1500 won the 2013 North American Truck/Utility of the Year.”

Ford Atlas Concept – Auto Shows
“The hulking Ford Atlas pickup concept foreshadows the next-gen F-150 and future pickup tech. See photos and read about it at Car and Driver.”

Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG S-Model
Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG S-Model
Source: Mercedes-Benz

Kate Upton Stars in Mercedes CLA Super Bowl Ad – Video
“As the Super Bowl grows closer, so does television’s most prized two hours of advertising, and today Mercedes-Benz released its upcoming commercial for the …”

Who is this beloved Clara?

Yesterday, my sister Kim was working at the Arby’s until 6:30 p.m., so I joined my father while he tried to not sleep through the third part of Back to the Future trilogy, which was his second attempt. Soon, we all left in the car to look at lights.
“It’s the best present ever!” squealed both Cadence and Li’l Twilight. Merry Christmas / Happy Hearth’s Warming to all. May you also get the best gift ...
Bronies via The Best Gift Ever by ~dm29 on deviantART

Steeda Autosports
“Steeda Autosports engineers and manufactures performance and appearance products for the Ford Mustang, Ford Fusion, Ford Focus, Ford Fiesta and Ford Edge.”

We first visited Candy Cane Lane, and then many inflatable penguins in Olathe.

Waddle around and meet new friends | Club Penguin
“Welcome to Club Penguin, a virtual world for kids guided by an unwavering commitment to safety and creativity”

Friends of our family from Grace Christian Fellowship Church, the Deutsches have invited us for dinner on Christmas, and Father last night took the opportunity to locate their house. Fortunately, I used Google Maps Navigation, or we would have been lost in the dark for far longer. Later a friend was in town, so we went to Denny’s until 1:30 a.m. My family watched Days of Thunder, and waited to open presents until I came upstairs after 9:00 a.m. We stayed with the Deutsches until 4:30 p.m.

The present episode of Doctor Who and the third Back to the Future both beg the title, “Who is this beloved Clara?

As perfect a Thursday 004

Itty Bitty Twinkie Pinkie asks:

Why not give this a shot:

2011 is almost over, so like this status if I have made you laugh or smile this year, then set this as your status, you’ll be surprised (it was made for me) at how many people you have made smile and laugh because of you.

Either I failed to read which flavor of tea with which I filled my mug, or QuikTrip put pineapple papaya in the wrong dispenser.


SNEAK PEEK: Limbaugh Tells Greta Van Susteren That

Twitter / Your mom: “When you’re mad at someone half the time you’re just mad at the person because you need someone to blame for the pain you caused yourself.” … Ein Unfall habe passiert.

As pictured earlier this week, my rental car is 2011 Dodge Charger, in which my sister rode with me again this morning; because of its available USB connection, we listened to some music from her mobile phone:

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time”
“We Wish You a Merry Christmas”

“To purchase all new ‘Damian’ Merchandise
It’s the most wonderful time of the year /
With the kids jingle belling /And everyone telling you…”

OK OK OK, she had the version from Rainbow Brite.

Rainbow BriteWikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“Rainbow Brite was a character franchise introduced by Hallmark Cards in 1983, with the animated television series starting the following year.”

Yesterday evening from the performances at Grace Christian Fellowship Church, I set my mobile to silent mode…

“Just a reminder that the Holiday Luncheon will be December 15, today at 11:30.  For the meeting we will have pizza and dessert provided. Bring a drink. See you there!”

The Breakfast Meeting, Dec. 15
“The piracy debate heats up in Congress, Nick Kristof gets embedded in jail and the radio host in Iowa that all the candidates must meet.”

Twitter / Burn Notice: “The triangle between Michael, Anson and Fiona will come to a head. What does the future hold for their relationship? #BurnNotice

“Think you have what it takes to be a spy and piece together a puzzle simply by eavesdropping? Text to test your skills!”

Also, I have my first rehearsal as part of the N.B.I.S. Duo tonight!

News of the day 009

The Office was in my dream this morning, and why Michael Scott was doing foundation and structural work is beyond me. Also was Star Trek: The Next Generation.

So Soothing: Star Trek TNG Ambient Engine Noise
“Just hit play, lie down on your bed, and let this 24-hour long YouTube video featuring the Enterprise‘s idling engine noise help you drift to sleep.”

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See more at My Little Brony

Yesterday, all afternoon, the noise (i.e, my sisters) rehearsed a song for a talent show this evening at Grace Christian Fellowship Church. When the noise went upstairs, I had to return downstairs. For the Roving Imp Training Center, I left home a hour and a half early, so I no longer had to hear; I like this song much better anyway:

Evangelion’s “Cruel Angel’s Thesis” Tops Anime Karaoke Charts
“It looks like anime fans heading to the karaoke parlor in 2011 stuck to their favorite standards of recents years. According to leading network karaoke system operator Xing, Neon Genesis Evangelion theme ‘A Cruel Angel’s Thesis’ topped the list of the 10 most popular karaoke anime songs in 2011 for …”

Despite how much I loathe their song, I suppose  that in the spirit of the season of Christmas I will go and see my sisters perform, because having my sisters see me in the audience is as important as chili, which is being served as part of a competition.