Monday, May 18, 2009

Get Out!, Thou Shalt Not Steal, -and- Walk the Line

Get Out! - man dumps overdosing girlfriend at hospital
Thou Shalt Not Steal - NYT columnist caught plagiarizing
Walk the Line - "Killer Chip" tracks humans, releases poison

On this day in history: May 18, 1980 - After a 5.1 magnitude earthquake in Washington state, 57 people are killed in an avalanche of volcanic mud in the eruption of Mount St. Helens. The volcano spews out 200 million cubic yards of of pumice, ash, and debris which covers 24 square miles of the valley below.

Born on this day in history: May 18, 1920 - John Paul II (1920–2005) Born in Wadowice, Poland, Pope John Paul II was the first non-Italian pope in 450 years and hugely popular. Noted for his energy, analytical ability and wide-ranging travel, John Paul preached to huge audiences, surviving an assassination attempt in 1981. His papacy was the third longest in Church history and, when he died, over two million people queued to pay last respects.

Scripture of the Day: I know that through your prayers and the help given by the Spirit of Jesus Christ, what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance. — Philippians 1:19

Video of the Day: Big Ontario Street Racing Bust - submitted by Darin

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene while passing the lake this morning on the way to my office! Click to enlarge.

Laura's Journey Continues!

Brevis, Charlie, and Empie (L - R)

Miss Parker

Davis-Monthan AFB - the "Boneyard"

Bookman's used book store

Bronze indian lady inside Bookman's

Inside Bookman's - Laura finds the Religion section

Checkout counter in Bookman's

Laura's purchases at Bookman's