Monday, April 02, 2007

Transformation, Scram!, -and- You Fail!

Transformation - from Hell's Angel to eternal rider
Scram! - retirement community sues to oust 3-year-old
You Fail! - teacher wins $1.4 million for refusing to change grades

On this day in history: April 2, 1459 - Vlad the Impaler impales thousands of merchants and burghers of the town of Brasov, in Transylvania.

Born on this day in history: April 2, 1840 - Emile Zola (1840 - 1902) author, journalist. He was a leader of French naturalism; wrote novel, "Nana," 1880.

Today's Video: Chinese Acrobat

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Despite a forecast of rain yesterday, the day was sunny and warm, and the barbecue called out for use. We bought two New York strip steaks during our shopping. They were so large and thick that we shared one and froze the other for later use. We also had steamed asparagus and baked sweet potato. It was a delightful meal.

Today promises to be a beautiful day. The sun is shining brightly, the sky is blue, and the birds are singing.

We watched "Facing the Giants:" [This inspirational drama from award-winning producers Alex and Stephen Kendrick combines faith and football in the tale of high school coach Grant Taylor (Alex Kendrick), who rises above failure to create a winning spirit on the field. Taylor faces a losing team, a failing marriage and the possibility of being fired. At the end of his rope, he puts his life in God's hands and, in doing so, finds a stronger purpose and, ultimately, salvation.] We absolutely loved this movie. It was a great story that overcame predictability with wonderfully believable and inspirational scenes. The photography of the football action scenes was dramatic and extremely well done. The message was strong and undeniable. We highly recommend this movie to viewers of all ages.