Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday's Fave Five--Papa Oom Mow Mow

Susanne at Living to Tell the Story hosts this lovely weekly meme where I get the opportunity show off my stellar-picture-taking-skills-NOT.


This is my daughter, "Blurina" at her spring choral concert. She's the blur on the left.

So these kinds of memes are always a challenge for me, especially when I read you moms who just bought your new Nikon Five Million XLG camera and are taking macro shots of your baby's pores. And may I say they are lovely pores. My Blurina has lovely pores, too, but thanks to my pitcher-takin' skilz, you'll never know.

Fave #1: Quakes! Oh.My.Goodness. And I do mean goodness. My favorite flavor is chocolate because they are cocoa-licious; when you taste these, you definitely get your chocolate fix. Seven mini-cakes = 60 calories, and they satisfy the need for crunch and chocolate. YUM. Or as the Beach Boys so eloquently put it: "Papa-oom-mow-mow, papa-oom-mow-mow."

Fave #2: Christmas in May. Look what came to my house yesterday--the 16 Amy Grant CD's that I won at BooMama's place recently.

This is not a pic of Fave #3; this is a pic of my 5 faves out of the 16 [Keeping in mind I have not listened to some of her earliest music, so I'm so grateful to have those.] They are A) Heart in Motion B) Home for Christmas C) A Christmas to Remember D) House of Love, and E) My all-time fave: Behind the Eyes

OK, Fave #3: The Philosophy skin care package that came in the Amy Grant box. For years I've read how celebrities love this stuff, and I just never thought I'd ever try it because I assumed it would be too expensive. Tonight I have to sit down and read through all of the notes and steps. This means that by this time tomorrow I shall look like ... Oprah Winfrey, who is reportedly a fan.

Fave #4: Here's one that will surprise you coming from me: a book. I actually requested this book to review, and I have read it through once and intend on turning the corner and starting from the beginning again. This is Warren Cole Smith's A Lover's Quarrel with the Evangelical Church. It's a sort of deconstruction of the movement, but it's not all about ripping apart the Body for the sake of being critical. It is written with an honest but gentle hand, hence the title. But many churches are re-vamping the way they do church--saying goodbye to "Body-Count Evangelism" and "parachurches" that we have come to know and expect from the Twentieth Century. Only I didn't say that as well as he does. I recommend you read the book. And so would Mr. Smith, I'm sure.

Fave #5: The Indiana state flower: the Peony. Love. Them. Ants and all. This is one perfume I cannot get enough of!

Please go visit Susanne to link up to others who are sharing their Fave Fives this week!


Rachel said...

Okay - this might seem weird coming from a deaf chick and all... but I cannot wait to see what you think of Amy Grant's earlier music.

See, I fell in love with her music waaaay back. And her classics are still my very favorites. You can almost hear her voice crack with emotion in El Shaddai, and Old Man's Rubble is fun. Do post back when you get a chance to listen! :)

oh - and we love peonies here too!

Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...

Amy Grant's earliest music got me through high school. Love it.

Becky said...

Oh your peonies are gorgeous! I had some but they like my dad better so they live with him now... They do smell lovely.

Do you ~really~ want to look like Oprah? :-/

ROTFLMBO about 5milXLG cameras and baby pores. HA! I feel the same way so I take THOUSANDS of shots.

Getting a box of CDs sounds like so much fun!

Susan D said...

I love getting mail...and a box of CDs....bonus! Be sure to take b4 and after shots of your skin for skin care comparison with your 5milXLG camera. We want to see those pores shrinking. lol Blessings, SusanD

hip chick said...

I love peony's also. The book looks like it could be interesting. I can understand why you might need to re-read.

Mocha with Linda said...

So Amy Grant wasn't in the box? No ring-a-ling on your phone yet? Love her early stuff. My Father's Eyes takes me right back to high school summer.

At least your girl's in the picture. I thought it was a mom's job to cut off part of the subject being photographed. One time my dearly departed mother was taking a picture of me holding my niece in a chair and got a lovely picture of a footstool instead.

I'm sure there is a witty comment for the last sentence of #3, but I'm also sure it would come out horribly wrong.

Pretty flowers.

Susanne said...

The box is here, next comes the call! How exciting. Amy's very first album is one of my all time favorites.

"Blurina" cracked me right up as the thought of pore picture taking mamas. You might like the camera my sis got. It's got 20x zoom and is fairly easy to work for any novice. I send you the details to it.

Peonies are my next favorite flowers right up there with tulips. They are beautiful. Are those in your garden?

Lois Lane II said...

YUM! I want to try that quaker oats chocolatey stuff. My stomach is growling, lol!!

Greg C said...

And I so wanted to see your baby's pores. I think I need a new camera so that I can get up close and personal like that.

Heth said...

Oh sweet peonies. I'm a bit jealous that you get to have them as your state flower.

Tina Leigh said...

Wow you won some really nice prizes!!!
Wish I could smell the peony!!!

Barbara H. said...

I've never been a fan of rice cakes, but I might give those a try.

Sounds like an interesting book! The peonies are gorgeous.

Dawn said...

Peonies are my favorite, favorite flowers, too! My great grandmother always had the MOST beautiful, huge ones and I always said I'd plant them when I owned a home. And I did - only to move four years later just about the time they were starting to be gorgeous and produce blooms.

Much to my dismay, peonies do not grow in central Texas. At all. I've tried. (Sigh...)

christy rose said...

You are having a very good day!!!
Those chocolate rice cakes?? YUMMMM!
And the smell of pionies? MMMMM!
Amy grant cds? I used to listen to her all the time when she first started making records. Yes I said records. I am showing my age.

Fabulous Fave today!

2Thinks said...

In college I had an early morning radio show called the Sunny and Sher Morning Show (believe it or not I was Sunny, my co-host's real name was Sherry). We played more Amy Grant than anything else with a sprinkling of Michael W. Smith, who would be nowhere right now without Amy. So, your pics of these albums brought back a flood of memories. That may be my #1 Fave for Friday.

Jerralea said...


You are not the only one who takes "blurina" shots. I was going to post on last week's Fave Five my daughter's musical concert, but turns out she is "blurina's" twin. Thank you for having the courage to post a blurry shot anyway.

How did you know I've been coveting a new camera with 5 million zoom?

Love those chocolate Quaker rice cakes, and those pictures of peonies are gorgeous. I. Adore. The. Fragrance. of Peonies. I've been wondering if there is a perfume out there that smells like peonies?

Jientje said...

Chocolaty AND crunchy and still only 60 calories, you make me drool, but I don't think we have them in Belgium! Sigh! Looks like a great week again, lots and lots of good stuff! Oh and I love the peopny pictures, I can almost smell them!

Dena said...

The name "Blurina" had me spitting water at my screen. Too funny! That's why I like digital cameras. I take 53 or 54 of each item and pray that at least one turns out less blurry than the others. That's the one I post.

Love those Quaker cakes. Yumalicious!

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Blurina = hilarious
Baby pores = hysterical

How I have missed reading you, my friend! Your peonies are gorgeous...I got one as an end-of-the-school-year gift from one of my students from co-op. It brightened my kitchen for nearly a week!

Thanks for the laughs this morning. Aloha!

RissaRoo said...

I'll have to read that book! Thanks for stopping by my blog, by the way. And do let us know about that skin care line...especially if you do wake up looking like Oprah tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Oh my word, those Quakes look to die for!

LOL about Blurina! :)

Willow said...

Peonies! I love them! I wish they'd grow well in So Cal, but they don't, sadly. So I'll enjoy yours.

Great Fave Five this week!

Brenda said...

How fun to win all those Amy Grant CD´s. I used to listen to her all the time.

That book sounds interesting,I will have to keep my eye out for it.

Edie said...

Blurina, LOL.
I still don't have a camera that will shoot videos. I mean more than 30 second and with sound. :)

Hey those rice snacks really are good? I thought about picking some up at the store the other day then chickened out.

Ooooh look at all those CDs! Did Amy ever call you or are you still sitting on pins and needles? Oh, I guess I could just play catch up on your blog and find out huh. :)

Be sure to post a picture of what you look like as Oprah. This should be interesting.

Gorgeous peonies.

Have a great weekend!

Chatty Kelly said...

So I guess Amy hasn't called yet? Maybe she's like Barbie (or Bambi) and was just leading you on.

Love peonies.

You're beautiful. Don't worry about having skin like...anyone!

Ang baylis said...

Love the Peonies! My daughter just asked me to plant some and I keep seeing pictures of them on everyone's blogs! I wasn't even sure what they looked like until recently. Gorgeous! I'm so happy for you for getting those Amy Grant c.d.'s. I love Amy Grant! I have to go back and read a few of your posts that I missed... about the phone call you were waiting for! Have a great weekend. Loved your Faves!!!
Love, Angie xoxo

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Liz said...

How can I be a Hoosier and not know the state flower is the peony? Just didn't know that.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

What a great post! I will try those Quaker snacks and Peonies are one of my favorite flowers! :)

marina said...

thanks for stopping by its soooo! good to hear form you ") I understand its gotten carzy for me posting
and reading blogs maybe its lately...there is so much going on right now.

I love Amy Grants old song they got me through so much!!
what a really nice package you got let us know if she calls or leaves you a voice message.
hugs, marina

Anonymous said...

You know why I remember that our state flower is the peony? I'll tell you why. As a second grader doing an Indiana unit with the state bird/flower/etc, it's hard not to laugh behind the backdrop as the word "peony" is being said by your friends.

To this day, I'll always remember it. Nice to see a picture to help my learning process along... =)

Tammy said...

Here's to praying you don't wake up looking like Oprah!

And, WOW, at the Amy Grant package. That is awesome!