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Hello world?

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Videos of the Day: Created by Genki Sudo

Machine Civilization

Mind Shift

World Order in New York

Bethany posted this on her buzz and I was immediately taken by the music and the choreography. Yes, it’s a little creepy bc they seemed like androids – half human, half robot. Paul and I like to think that they’re making some sort of commentary on life in the modern world, but who knows…maybe they just like to dance! The choreography in the first video is out of this world and the video set in New York made me laugh so hard. Nothing surprises people in New York, even seven Japanese guys dancing as one in the middle of Times Square. Last time we were in NYC, I saw nuns playing fast pitch softball and a guy dancing wildly to the beat he could only hear in his head…and couldn’t look away. Anyhow, watch and be amazed!

– Veronica

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Citylife Retreat 2011

I remember writing a post a year ago after attending a retreat with our church…another good one this year. Discussed our response to suffering (both our own and the suffering around us), the love God has for the city, and the need to come humbly before God’s word. Good time meeting new friends too.

We got home around 2:30 today, and as we were exiting the elevator at our apartment,  I leaned over the give Veronica a little peck on the cheek. She didn’t see me and kept walking, and meanwhile, the doors opened and one of our neighbors was standing there waiting to get in the elevator. Basically, I missed and looked pretty funny. Had to be there.

We decided to check out Staples afterwards for a desk. Actually found one we liked, and as we tried to check out, the Staples guys were having a little trouble figuring it out…Veronica ended up finding the item in the catalog, getting us a $10 price adjustment, typing in our order in the computer, finding a coupon code for a free chair…(one of the guys said, “wow, she types fast”…uhhh, yeah). Better watch out for those jobs, Staples guys.

After this little display of talent, Veronica proceeded to speed into a rotary and give me a minor heart attack. Sigh.

– Paul

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The Birthday Psalm

Psalm 139: 

13 For you created my inmost being;
   you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
   your works are wonderful,
   I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
   when I was made in the secret place,
   when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
   all the days ordained for me were written in your book
   before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God!
   How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
   they would outnumber the grains of sand—
   when I awake, I am still with you.

Happy 21st (+11) Birthday Paul 🙂 I love you and am so thankful for you!

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What’s been happenin’

This past Saturday, Paul and I visited Gloucester, a small fishing town by Rockport. Spent the day sitting in a small coffee shop, window shopping down Main Street…in general, just unwinding from what felt like a crazy couple of months.

The local coffee shop with awesome dark roasted coffee:

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The highlight of this day trip was visiting the local animal agency to look at a few abandoned puppies. Paul has been trying to persuade me that now is the right time to own a dog…and I was almost convinced when I saw her:

Watch this video of her playing with a friend. Kills me.

On our way back to Cambridge, we stopped by Michael’s because I’m semi-delusional and believe that I can paint…on canvas…and hang it up in our apartment. (Note: I have never even used acrylic paint before and bought a set of 6 to begin this crazy process) Sort of reminds me of the time I joined Berkeley’s Quilting Decal because of who knows why and later found out that I was the only one in the class who couldn’t sew while everyone had learned from their grandma since the age of six. Oh well.  

We also stopped by Ulta and I…finally….purchased…the Urban Decay Naked Palette! This palette has been impossible to find, being sold out in all the stores I’ve visited for the past few months. Twelve beautiful, incredibly pigmented shades that I am excited to use on friends and future brides.

My oily face and I are so excited to own this palette! Help out a gal and please let me experiment on you 🙂

And to conclude this random post, some links to blogs that I’ve really enjoyed:

  • Help with Prayer – Junia posted this on her buzz and I was really blessed by it. Hope that we can also pray to be “happy enough in the grace of Jesus to avoid being proud, cold, scared, and hooked.” Read on.  
  • Following Jesus: Work and Rest – I really encourage you to check out our friend Laura’s blog. I love the Ziesels and they help me love Jesus. This post has more Keller content, and I’m thankful that Laura posted it up – reminded that I am not God, I am not in control. God is. Must remember this gospel truth everyday.

The end.

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2 Bad Signs

I recently started magnifying webpages (ctrl, +) and setting the sound on my Blackberry to “Loud”. Hmmm, what does that sound like to you?

– Paul

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Are people still reading?

Or are e-books destroying traditional bookstores? Either way, this is really unfortunate.

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