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Go On With Your Knittin’

I saw this on Ravelry, and had to share it:
Go On With Your Knittin’
(Unknown Irish Poet)

When the folks next to you act like those in the zoo
A grumblin’, growlin’ and spittin’
It’s a pretty good plan
To be as calm as you can
And do something useful—like knittin’.
When a gossipin’ Susan with poison barbed tongue
Comes into the room where you’re sittin’
And starts to defame
Some neighbor’s good name
Count your stitches out loud and keep knittin’.
When there’s been a slight misunderstandin’ at the church
And others hint broadly of quittin’
Why the very best thing
You can do is to sing
And stay at your post and keep knittin’.
When Satan moves in with his cohorts of sin
Say, “You’ll never find me submittin’.
You irk me I find
So get thee behind
And please don’t disturb me—I’M KNITTIN!”
In the middle of problems, the big and the small
It’s always proper and fittin’
To trust and to pray
‘Til the Lord shows the way
An’ go right on ahead with your knittin’.

 
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Posted by on July 31, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Movie Challenge Update #31-40

#31 Superman II

Audience (1=Mainstream 10=”Cult”):4
Tone(1=Drama 10=Comedy):5
Kid safe? Maybe–some language
Reminds me of: Ghostbusters 2, Star Trek V
Did I like it? (0=”Not at all” 10=”I want it to have my children”) 9

#32 Shine

Audience (1=Mainstream 10=”Cult”):3
Tone(1=Drama 10=Comedy):3
Kid safe? No, mature themes, language, nudity
Reminds me of: A Beautiful Mind, Immortal Beloved
Did I like it? (0=”Not at all” 10=”I want it to have my children”)10

#33 Superman III

Audience (1=Mainstream 10=”Cult”):3
Tone(1=Drama 10=Comedy):7
Kid safe? Maybe, some language, drunk Superman, heavy themes
Reminds me of: 60’s Batman, Batman 3, Wargames
Did I like it? (0=”Not at all” 10=”I want it to have my children”) 8

#34 The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Audience (1=Mainstream 10=”Cult”):7
Tone(1=Drama 10=Comedy):8
Kid safe? Maybe, intense scenes
Reminds me of:Wallace & Grommit, Breaking In
Did I like it? (0=”Not at all” 10=”I want it to have my children”)9

#35 Amadeus

Audience (1=Mainstream 10=”Cult”):2
Tone(1=Drama 10=Comedy):2
Kid safe? No, language, nudity, mature themes
Reminds me of:Immortal Beloved, Quills
Did I like it? (0=”Not at all” 10=”I want it to have my children”)10

#36 Butterflies are Free

Audience (1=Mainstream 10=”Cult”):2
Tone(1=Drama 10=Comedy):5
Kid safe? No, language, Goldie Hawn running around in her underwear
Reminds me of:Deathtrap, Mask (the one with Cher)
Did I like it? (0=”Not at all” 10=”I want it to have my children”)9 (It has Goldie Hawn running around in her underwear)

#37 Moon Over Parador

Audience (1=Mainstream 10=”Cult”):1
Tone(1=Drama 10=Comedy):7
Kid safe? No, language, scantily clad women
Reminds me of: Wag the Dog, Dave
Did I like it? (0=”Not at all” 10=”I want it to have my children”) 8

#38 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Audience (1=Mainstream 10=”Cult”):7
Tone(1=Drama 10=Comedy):5
Kid safe? Maybe, some language, intense action
Reminds me of: Starship Troopers, The Rocketeer, Superman and the Mechanical Monsters
Did I like it? (0=”Not at all” 10=”I want it to have my children”)9

#39 The Rocketeer

Audience (1=Mainstream 10=”Cult”):2
Tone(1=Drama 10=Comedy):6
Kid safe? Probably, some intense scenes
Reminds me of: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Indiana Jones
Did I like it? (0=”Not at all” 10=”I want it to have my children”)9

#40 Run Lola Run

Audience (1=Mainstream 10=”Cult”):8
Tone(1=Drama 10=Comedy):2
Kid safe? No, mature themes, language
Reminds me of: Memento, Pulp Fiction
Did I like it? (0=”Not at all” 10=”I want it to have my children”)8

 
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Posted by on July 17, 2010 in Movie Challenge

 

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The Best Gifts Come with a Bow

I am truly blessed to have a handful of really great friends.  I am even more blessed to have a handful of really great friends who are also great artisans.  I am equally blessed by the fact that those friends are truly generous.  Recently, one of these great friends stopped by my house with a little gift.

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It’s a 70′ hickory bow, custom built just for me.  A light draw, it sports a 25 lb pull, with a custom cedar grip.  The tips on this Cedar Lodge Archery original are hand-carved purple heart.  The bow is even monogrammed on the belly with my last name (not shown) and one of my favorite Bible verses.  The bowyer was kind enough to pose with the bow so that I could show it off.

Thanks Prof!

 
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Posted by on July 11, 2010 in better living, free, friends

 

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Movie Challenge Update #26-30

#26 The Myth

Audience (1=Mainstream 10=”Cult”):4
Tone(1=Drama 10=Comedy):6
Kid safe? Probably–violence, some swearing
Reminds me of: Everything else Jackie Chan has ever done/House of Flying Daggers
Did I like it? (0=”Not at all” 10=”I want it to have my children”) 7

#27 The Triplets of Bellville

Audience (1=Mainstream 10=”Cult”): 9
Tone(1=Drama 10=Comedy): 8
Kid safe? (Yes or No) Probably–violence
Reminds me of: American Pop
Did I like it? (0=”Not at all” 10=”I want it to have my children”) 9

#28 Fire Over England

Audience (1=Mainstream 10=”Cult”): 4
Tone(1=Drama 10=Comedy): 1
Kid safe? (Yes or No) Yes
Reminds me of: Elizabeth/Mary Brown
Did I like it? (0=”Not at all” 10=”I want it to have my children”) 8

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#29 Lady of Burlesque

Audience (1=Mainstream 10=”Cult”): 4
Tone(1=Drama 10=Comedy): 7
Kid safe? (Yes or No) Probably not.
Reminds me of: Noises Off
Did I like it? (0=”Not at all” 10=”I want it to have my children”) 8

#30 Superman the Motion Picture (2000 recut)

Audience (1=Mainstream 10=”Cult”): 6
Tone(1=Drama 10=Comedy): 5
Kid safe? (Yes or No) Yes
Reminds me of: Star Wars Episode 4 Special Edition
Did I like it? (0=”Not at all” 10=”I want it to have my children”) 9

 
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Posted by on July 5, 2010 in Movie Challenge

 

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