Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bang!, Spare the Rod, -and- Money Talks

Bang! - actor shot by loaded gun during rehearsal
Spare the Rod - mom spanks kids while on plane, charged with terrorism
Money Talks - Bank of America soars after directors buy shares

On this day in history: January 22, 11918 - Manitoba, Canada film censor board decides to ban comedies, on the grounds that they make audiences "too frivolous."

Born on this day in history: January 22, 1965 - Diane Lane (1965-) Born in New York City, actress Diane Lane began her film career at age 13, opposite Sir Lawrence Olivier in "A Little Romance" (1979). She caught the attention of director Francis Ford Coppola, who cast her in a number of films including "The Outsiders" (1983), opposite Matt Dillon. Lane has gone on to star in films ever since.

Scripture of the Day: Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him! For if, when we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! - Romans 5:9-10

Video of the Day: GEICO Caveman Playing Golf

Imagine my surprise when this young lady arrived at the local gun club this morning!

Rain! I shall keep reminding myself that we "need rain" and praise the Lord for this rain that he has sent us. I realize, of course, that we do need rain. The lakes, streams, rivers, and creeks are at dangerously low levels, and ski resorts are in desperate need of snow. While I do realize this, I must admit that I really enjoyed the brief period of dry, 75°-80° weather that visited us recently!

When we left to attend Bible class at Harvest Christian Center last evening, it was lightly sprinkling. Apparently, while I slept this sprinkling became an earnest downpour. This morning, I deemed it prudent to drive Laura in Mr. Nitro to her Yaris—thereby avoiding the walk along the sidewalk to the carport that would have exposed her to the rainwater cascading from the eaves.

It is forecast that this rain shall continue for several days. I am discontinuing my grilling plans for the weekend and shall change our menus to meals that can be produced indoors.