Monday, August 30, 2010


(Thanks to great friends who find quotes tailored to my self- proclaimed incapacities...)

“When in situations of stress we wonder if there is any more in us to give, we can be comforted to know that God, who knows our capacity perfectly, placed us here to succeed. No one was foreordained to fail or to be wicked. When we have been weighed and found wanting, let us remember that we were measured before and we were found equal to our tasks..."
--Elder Neal A Maxwell

Precisely what I needed to read today, Kalliope. Thanks!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Are you a good rant, or a bad rant?

May I take a moment to publicly berate the Karen Ella?

BAH! Sometimes it is good when something "never faileth" charity...good. Opposingly, it "never faileth" that I inevitably spill OJ on myself when I wear this particular cute white shirt...bad. What is that?! Argh! Though, I am the un-proud owner of an excuse for this proverbial "hole in yer lip" issue, that does not mean I like it. I get so tired of my bottom lip spontaneously absolving itself of all duties mid-drink...ESPECIALLY when I'm wearing this shirt!! (Perhaps a certain jaw-missing gentleman on other side has a particular abhorrence for the color white, much like Grandpa G and his disdain for yellow...though I never quite understood why he always wore it if he hated it so...)

Which brings me to my love for Tide-To-Go. Brilliance. In every sense of the word. L.O.V.E. it. Nigh unto the brilliance behind Magic Eraser (absolutely magical in my mind). To the quintessential, picked-on-whilst-growing-up-nerdy inventors of said brilliance, I say: the likes of Edison, Franklin, Whitney, and Ford must be smiling down with utmost approval. And I emulate that smile every time you save me from a day of yellow spotted-ness on my already-too-much-attention-getting "shelf." My sincerest thanks.

Moral of the story--
So long as I, Karen Ella, am in possession of this lovely white shirt: stock in Tide = a sure bet.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

O. M. H.(ilarious)

Once upon a time, one of my sisters blessed us with a VHS of a Japanese game show she got from one of her roommates. I was relatively young, but I remember the I'm-laughing-so-hard-I-can't-breathe feeling like it was yesterday. I think the good ol' US of A could use more of this in our "game show" WipeOut...THAT is funny stuff. Holy hilarity at its best. Brought to you via my awesome friend Melissa.

As always, watch the entire thing:

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Seriously? Already?

Uh...August? Are you freakin kidding me? Sheesh. I know all my parent-friends are thinking, heck yes, crazy! Back to school! But seriously? I haven't even had time to recuperate from the insanity of EFY yet...Ed Week is on its way...and Fall 2010 and the PhD are on its heels. Whoa...