ITEM #1: This is a picture from my Sunday slide show of Project 365. I realize that you all know I'm just a plain ol' Hoosier gal who likes simple things, but I must (apparently) explain to several of you that no, I do not eat raw eggs right out of the skillet.
I simply snapped the pic before the breakfast was done because it was colorful. I've been eating eggs and green peppers and onions and mushrooms for breakfast to see if the protein will fill me up enough that I will not want to eat during the day.
Results of experiment: Do you really think anything could keep me from wanting to eat during the day? NO. But the protein does help me fight myself a little more vigorously all day long.
ITEM #2: Word Definitions, brought to you by the Oneighty Staff. And the Letter "D."
It was back to the old grind at the youth ministry yesterday, where we had our first staff meeting of 2009. Here are three of us in the pic at the left. It was hard to find a pic of the guy in the middle in something other than a chicken suit, but I got it.
In a passionate "I can't wait to get back to work" state of mind, we got into a deep, esoteric discussion of word definitions and usage. I mentioned that you all excoriated me the other day for using the word "excoriated" in my post. And then somehow, we ended up discussing the meaning of "Doppelganger," although we usually just try to figure out such conundrums as, "Should one say 'sleep walked' or 'slept walked?'"
Anyway, I will tell you that I did not know the true meaning of Doppelganger, but I sure enjoyed saying it over and over. Without cheating, do you know with which of the following terms "Doppelganger" is synonymous? Secondly, can you guess which one of the four I thought it was?
A) The uvula hangy-down thing in your throat
B) That thing that hangs down from a turkey's neck
D) A look-alike image, sort of a mirror-like reflection without the mirror. As in "spooky."
Cast your vote in the comments below. There is no prize. Your reward is: becoming one word smarter.
ITEM #3: Six Degrees of Separation
The Chuck Colson Award. New Year's Eve Farkle Party. Six degrees of separation. Are you ready for this?
One of my best friends, Cindy, owner of "Gourmet Divine Delectable Foods and Confections," was the "one-half couple" at the New Year's Eve party I wrote about yesterday.
In fact, it was Cindy who taught the other four of us how to play Farkle. Cindy emailed me to say, "Hey. You know that Chuck Colson award you have on your blog? Well, get this. Taylor University gave some of my chocolate to Chuck Colson as a Christmas gift! How's that for an award?!"
Gah! Too wild! 6 Degrees of separation?! Just study the chart that I made below.
1. Cindy makes chocolate.
2. Cindy plays Farkle.
3. Cindy knows me and thus gives me chocolate and teaches me to play Farkle.
4. Cindy reads my blog and sees the Chuck Colson Award, which takes her breath away because:
5. Cindy used to date Chuck Colson. KIDDING. Cindy's chocolate went to Chuck Colson!
6. Hence, Chuck Colson eats Cindy's chocolate, henceforth which, I have also eaten, which actually means Chuck Colson and I are separated by only one degree: Cindy's Chocolate! Hence!
I KNEW THAT AWARD RESONATED WITH ME!