Sunday, October 28, 2007

Now we're starting to see those fall colors :-)

Here are the latest photos from Dearest Hubby's peregrinations. These are before the rain. We had 5 inches this week, so they tell us. I can believe it. Parts of the meadow could have supported a salmon migration (if we had freshwater salmon here - which we don't afaik.) Thankfully the moats have largely taken off the excess to the creeks, much to the joy of the remaining frogs.

No other announcements to make yet. We're still waiting. Hopefully we'll get some good news soon.

Anyway, please enjoy :)

Click any image to see it full sized. You will need to use you back button to return afterward.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Our first web comic

Becka has put up a set of pictures that I hope everyone who stops in will wander over and enjoy -

She did all the graphic work on these, and I think she may be rightfully pleased with her work. Its also the first time that one of the comic little scenes I've dreamed up has been put online.

She has written some artist notes about each picture & all that. :)

If I find my sketchbook, I may scan in a few of my old cartoons sometime. Don't expect anything manga-like or soap opera-ish from those. I only got into some anime recently (aside from Ghibli films) & fan efforts resemble what we enjoy the most. I never was a big comic book person, and I certainly wasn't into the horror, superhero, or 'Mad' kind of humor (too mean). I loved instead the 'newspaper comics' i.e. :: Pogo, Peanuts, Hagar, B.C., Garfield, Rose is Rose, Wizard of ID, Foxtrot, Andy Capp, Kudzu, Shoe, Momma, Dilbert, Ziggy, Bloom County, For Better or Worse, Calvin and Hobbes, Ripley's Believe or Not, Frank and Earnest, & the Far Side.

Explains a lot, doesn't it?


Note:: If you don't see the pictures on Becka's page initially, you may need to lower your 'ad protection' temporarily. I always have to when I visit my daughter's blog, but turning down that setting has worked to restore 'missing' photos on every blog I have visited thus far. Some don't kick off my filter. Some do.

Did you know you can still see a bunch of the old comic strips online?

All of these have a drop down menu where you can scroll through until you see the cartoons you like. It usually says 'pick a feature.'

Friday, October 19, 2007

Bagpiper & the Squirrel

Well, we finally translated the bagpipe videos from the Black Powder history festival.

We ran back when we heard the man playing and caught about half the first song.

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and then all of the second.

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He's rather good!

I thought it especially wonderful that our kids were front and center to hear some decent bagpipe playing given their Scottish heritage. Added a lot to the day!

You may or may not have been able to glimpse Mr Squirrel in the previous slideshow. But now you will be able to see him clearly if you click the thumbnail below. Rebecca was kind enough to lighten the picture in Paint Shop.

Mr Squirrel makes pretty decent wallpaper - but please remember all rights reserved by artist! (Tom, in this case) In you want to use or post pictures from our album or blogs elsewhere in a commercial project or put it elsewhere on the internet please contact us and ask. Thanks!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Fall beauty

Tom handed over his camera to share a few more of his more pleasant observations in our area. Still doesn't much look like fall, does it? Ah well, at least the weather has cooled pleasantly.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Severely ODDmentz

Sometimes blog-hopping leads in some very weird directions. Like this quiz from Joel & Ricki's blog...

(lightly edited. NOTE! The code changes in blogger! In fact, every time I used the 'compose' window, the code expanded to about 3x the size & the little red bars ceased to work. Fellow bloggers: You will do best to publish any quizzes from this site from 'edit html' window.)

How will I die?
Your Result: You will die while saving someone's life.

The most noble of all deaths. Your rewards will be great in the next life. You are most definitely a humanitarian. If not currently, you will be. To give one's life is a precious moment that will be remembered by friends and family for many decades.

You will die while laughing too hard.
You will be murdered by your evil universe twin.
You will die in a nuclear holocaust begun by the Daleks after traveling to the end of the universe.
You will die in your sleep when HAL malfunctions.
You will die from a terminal illness caught on Deep Space 9.
You will die in a car accident running over ET.
You will die of boredom at Vogon poetry convention.
How will I die?
Create a Quiz

Also from Ricki...
The weirdest Bible translation yet:: LOLCat (warning: some verses are PG) Aside from the humor aspect, its not a great 'modern' Bible, but I don't think they are actively blasphemous. The verses I read kept most of the basic thoughts)

Recently watched some amusing, surreal videos after visiting one blog and getting directed over to StrongBad's Email box. Not too naughty either - from the ones I have checked so far. Just the occasional bit of mildly bad language/bad behavior etc. A fellow blogger pointed out that the latest Strongbad 'web comic' gave you even more fun when you clicked certain words on the last screen/page. This turns out to be true of most of the comics. When the cartoon stops, click words or objects you see on screen. On 'bike thief' - click the word 'safe' when it stops :))

And one fellow adventure gamer found Garfield's Scavenger Hunts to be worthwhile (mouseover the house in the middle of the page). Its not from a blog, but weird fun nevertheless. How many games ask you to swat spiders until they give up their doughnuts? If you win Scavenger Hunt 2, you can get a fairly innocent Halloween screensaver.

& This is the first quiz I have seen (on a regular quiz site) that checked my Bible literacy. Thanks, Amy!

You know the Bible 100%!

Wow! You are awesome! You are a true Biblical scholar, not just a hearer but a personal reader! The books, the characters, the events, the verses - you know it all! You are fantastic!

Ultimate Bible Quiz
Create MySpace Quizzes

Woohoo! I got them all right!

What Be Your Nerd Type?
Your Result: Literature Nerd

Does sitting by a nice cozy fire, with a cup of hot tea/chocolate, and a book you can read for hours even when your eyes grow red and dry and you look sort of scary sitting there with your insomniac appearance? Then you fit this category perfectly! You love the power of the written word and it's eloquence; and you may like to read/write poetry or novels. You contribute to the smart people of today's society, however you can probably be overly-critical of new works.

It's okay. I understand.

Artistic Nerd
Social Nerd
Drama Nerd
Gamer/Computer Nerd
Science/Math Nerd
Anime Nerd
What Be Your Nerd Type?
Quizzes for MySpace

Guess you won't be surprised to hear I just found a few more books today? I will probably head off from this computer to go read the Jared Diamond's "Collapse." Seems gloomy enough for the season ^_^

Thursday, October 11, 2007

This n' that

So -down off the soapbox and back to regular life. lol

Local News:: If you heard about Rep Davis passing, well so did we. She was a shaker & a mover in the state. Some folks are in shock, especially her real estate buddies. Lord have mercy on her soul. Hopefully she has gone to a better place. I didn't know her that well, so I have been just reading and watching and thinking. Its been interesting to see all her connections in the paper. You'd be surprised what people will say at these times!

Also, seems like the police are having a very bad year. Seems like dozens of them have been arrested for serious current or past misbehaviors in the area (& around the nation). If thats an exaggeration, I apologize, but that is most definitely the impression the news coverage has given us. Its got to be affecting their general credibility by now. Seems a shame because there are so many good ones! Several more deputies died unexpectedly in accidents and whatnot. (Lord have mercy on their souls too!)

& Our fine transportation department has just informed the public that although our bridge is the same type as the one that collapsed in Minnesota, its just fine. We can now ignore all that red paint on its many 'items of concern' that have marked this bridge since the big inspection. The spokesperson said that 'if there was a problem they would have limited access to heavier trucks or closed it for an alternate route. Since they aren't - we may rest assured that our bridge is safe to use.' Now - saying they would have closed it IF there was a problem IF there was an alternate route only brings to mind that there is NO alternate route for ohh 30 miles or so. Also that the other bridge had been regularly inspected and given a pass before it fell. Still -its nice to have that reassurance. I feel better already, don't you?

C'mon now, where's your spirit of adventure?

As for us, personally, the news isn't that bad right now, though I am still not quite over my cold. After getting a few things done, and writing the blogs earlier, I had to break out the cold meds & vitamin C once again & forgot to post them!

Yep, back to the cough drops, but at least we've had a reasonably good week anyway. We had a relatively (bad pun alert!) good visit on Monday & went to dinner together at decent Chinese buffet. Hung around and chattered by candlelight afterward.

That outdoor table is getting plenty of use!

Tom took him around the neighborhood to see the sights (and was ogled by one of locals who obviously wanted to know very badly who it was we had with us. I have reason to believe she studies this blog, so I shall sport with your curiosity as well. Bwahahaha!)

We have nice weather now & I am improving again rapidly.

Tom still has issues because he is still in waiting mode for getting everything processed that needs to be finished before the surgery. They need to see if his meds need changed etc. It seems like a couple of folks are not interested in doing their jobs, but God is faithful! & today looks to be pretty good. He just made a trade that may make camping easier when we're ready to do that again.

Monday, October 08, 2007

C.S. Lewis & Evolution

More thoughts on the subject, before I leave this topic again...

People like to point to C.S. Lewis as a moderate who believed evolution. Actually he began as an evolutionary humanist who ended up convinced God was real, then Jesus was real....thinking out carefully the implications of what discoveries he had made. He said initially that what troubles he had with evolution as a theory weren't religious in nature (which would have got him pilloried in our day all by itself!), but by the end of his life was leaning against it. Would one of the best logicians and apologists of the 2othC have been heard with respect if he had seen the difficulties much earlier? How about now? Could C.S. Lewis get a fair hearing if he began his career now?

September 13, 1951: I have read nearly the whole of Evolution [probably Acworth's unpublished "The Lie of Evolution"] and am glad you sent it. I must confess it has shaken me: not in my belief in evolution, which was of the vaguest and most intermittent kind, but in my belief that the question was wholly unimportant. I wish I were younger. What inclines me now to think that you may be right in regarding it as the central and radical lie in the whole web of falsehood that now governs our lives is not so much your arguments against it as the fanatical and twisted attitudes of its defenders. C.S. Lewis
It was the bad-spirited, anti-Christian, anti-deist venom that really made me look twice at evolutionary doctrine as a kid. Real science doesn't need hatred. It is supposed to be impartial, right? So why did so many who 'really' believed in it act like such jerks? Why were they so hostile to any other point of view - even privately held?

Once my eyes were opened it became easier to see biased interpretations in different fields chosen specifically to refute Biblical positions. I had a mentor in high school who had been convinced that biblical archeology had proven scripture wrong, and shared the books that convinced her with me as a student. I dutifully read them, and researched the claims, but some I already knew were wrong. I was on several archeology mailing lists at the time, and so had already heard the answers for some of the nonsense these books were spouting. (Specifically: Jericho HAS got a layer of damage consistent with scripture, as do most sites in the Holy land. The Bible DOES mention worship of the 'Queen of Heaven' and other cults both before and after strong temple worship periods. Its just that there - contrary to established archaeological practice elsewhere, they insist that since the record and their chronology do not match, it must be the Bible that is wrong, rather than their dating system. Even the OT does have strong female figures who were remembered with respect - Esther, Deborah, Judith etc. It wasn't all gained from increasing Ashteroth worship or whatever.) The obvious anti-Biblical (and anti-Torah/Talmuddic) goal of such 'scientific' works opened my eyes early then to the spiritual warfare aspect of some endeavors in what is currently accepted as 'science.' I did not know about the Creationist movement when I was a child. I just knew Christ was true. I did not know about Creationist based scientific alternatives until I was a mother myself. I just had realized in my school years that evolutionary ideas were being pushed like a faith, where proponents openly ridiculed those who believed in God and/or the story of Genesis. Later, in private study, I learned how many of the early 'proofs' had turned out to be frauds and that this had not altered the theories promoted or the increasing control of those who promoted those falsehoods one iota. Pure science is supposed to be self-correcting as new information comes to light, but the longer I looked at the history of the main scientific establishments, the more obvious it became to me that this was not the method employed to bring it into the ascendancy. Plenty of others have independently made the same discoveries. Not a wonder so many of us are skeptical of the evolutionary belief system. We would be even if the creation scientist & ID guys had never appeared. Fakes and tautologies still abound in children's textbooks. No matter how often this is pointed out, they stay there until the iconic images of evolution are well-ingrained. THEN -in the upper grades- they are only corrected by talking about how those old fakes have been replaced by 'new evidence.' uh huh

The evolutionary science framework demands that God not be considered as a possible effect upon the natural framework, then uses the absence of proof of God inside theorems then substituted as proof of absence. It is outrageously illogical - so - in the spirit of 'pure science' they call those who notice this 'idiots' & those who who have a Christian background into the bargain are 'religious fundamentalists who only don't believe because religion has blinded them.' They seem pretty blind to us, or they could acknowledge the very real holes in the system. I have read some of the ID versus evolutionary debates, and its usually the Evo-believers who do most of the flaming.

Evolution has had so many definitions that some of them are endorsed by everyone. All scientists and educated laypersons believe that species are capable of variation to improve their survival as their environments change. Thing is- dissenters see that adaptive mechanism as built into the creatures, incapable of macro-changes needed to make a frog into a man. Luther Burbank's 'reversion to the mean' seems to be a real principle. The fossil record could as easily be accounted for by a catastrophe after alien settlement as by the Genesis account, but many of us see issues with accepting the geologic columns and the larger Darwinist creation mythos. Therefore Darwin's theories need to be given up as the ruling paradigm, and recognized again as possible - but unproven. The discoveries that have been made since his time need to be examined on their own merits. Let everyone believe their own creation myth, evolutionist atheists too, just quit calling it 'science' - because it isn't!

What gets me is that accepting that Darwin blew it doesn't make anyone believe in God per se. You cannot prove Him. (In fact, He will not show Himself to those who wish to be blind. He wants us to come by faith, for the right reasons and not because He really is the only sensible choice.) C.S. Lewis is correct. Should this complicated fabrication be largely amended or replaced prior to Christ's return, depend upon it, another tasty, human-flattering, poetic fantasy will take its place.

Expelled sounds good to me!

Recently got the word from Chris about this film coming in Feb 2008. I hope it stays as good as it looks to be right now!

Dawkins, amongst others, is complaining already because they know what kind of garbage they spewed forth not realizing this wasn't another anti-ID propaganda project.

I think people can stand to hear what they sound like when the context is less 'official' and sympathetic than usual. I doubt it will change the minds of the most bigoted, but it may open some minds about what kind of attitudes are festering behind all those apparently respectable claims of 'proven scientific superiority.' I have yet to see any sign these guys are at all open-minded enough to argue an alternate scientific paradigm on its own scientific merits. They never want to talk about whether design as a theory fits the facts we have (unless its to blindly claim it doesn't with a whole lot of venom and anger, but precious few facts.) I feel they are free to believe what they like, but should recognize others' rights to honorable disagree with their interpretation of the facts.

I wrote a couple of years ago about the kind of pressure that I read was being put on any scientist who had doubts about toeing the Darwinist line. (Though there are better old blogs on the subject.) Kinda nice to see some follow up. Seems like every time I read a thread on a webboard or post where killing Christians in large numbers is put forth as a great idea, Dawkins' name comes up. Dawkins, in particular, is well known for his sneering anti-ID & anti-Deist comments, which usually are answered intelligently & politely, but not where the public can hear them. Was very pleased when Lennox debated him recently. They say he did a good job.

Dawkins has looked good thus far because of the indoctrination most everyone got at school & from PBS - and because of backing he has been getting. Look at who published him - the New York Times - look where this answer is - an obscure blog online. Behe may eventually get the chance to answer in some larger venue, I don't know, but it probably won't be anywhere near as big a stage as Dawkins got to make his snide comments. This is typical. The general public sees only what is published in the official papers & mags. You have to look online for any other answers - which makes it easier to define the debate & the terms on it in the public mind and call for even more strictures on these dissenters. Then these indoctrinated kids say the ID people never answer because they have no real answers & don't deserve any respect. ggrrrrr

Thankfully the machinery that protected so many radicals before has continued to protect a number of freethinkers now - but young academians have not always been so blessed. Young people trying to get their degree, or establish tenure, have reported being interrogated as to their worldview before being approved, which gives the appearance, at least of being an important factor in the decisions. Sometimes the questioning is on hot button issues which people often decide based on worldview - as in this man's case.

One case made the local paper - because the young man with ID views was allowed his degree after agreeing to write a traditional-based thesis as a hypothetical case. His professors approved it - over the objections of several of their colleagues who were, in the process, quite openly suggesting that a student's private world view should be taken into account before accreditation was permitted. Another case seems to have gone even more smoothly. Its the article that implies something amiss.

I have called the disrespectful treatment of ID & Creationist advocates persecution for the very good reason that it fits the textbook definition. They can face public ridicule and material reverses for taking a firm, but polite stand for what they believe to be true. From what I have read, seen, and heard - there are people are being denied respect and position their life skills and personal attainments should have put in their reach. People can agree to disagree on all kinds of things and still go forward.

I also want to take this moment to praise the professors who have refused to become thought police for humanist bigots. Requiring students to frame answers terms of 'currently accepted science' is reasonable. Recognizing the human rights of the students to reasonably doubt those theories on their own time is also reasonable.

Let's hear it for the reasonable people! *applauds*

Here's hoping this movie can open a few more eyes to the kind of bigotry that dissenters have had to face.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Black Powder Weekend

We finally felt well enough to attend one of the many history-centric events held around here. It helped that this one was very close. Had a great time! Spent hours especially with the fella who taught a little geology while making spear & arrowheads, the Tinker's wagon, the ladies who did their own weaving, with the Royal Rangers from the 1750's era, and with a 18thC Surgeon guy (but not his usual homeschooling assistants who had caught cold and somehow didn't seem enthused about trying any of his many early remedies. ::grin::).

William chose a tin cup like the one Laura and her sisters got for Christmas in the Little House stories. Additionally, he was given some neat stone bits (including one 'near' arrowhead) from the knapper and a tin 'icicle' ornament by the tinker for listening so politely. His grandmother was thrilled with DS's ornament as she says this is the only sort of 'tinsel' her grandmothers would allow on their Christmas trees. She hadn't seen one in decades! Its very sharp so we've set it aside for now.

Mom got herself handwoven bookmarks. Becka got herself a candleholder/lamp surrounded by glass, and I got a sort of carryable sconce that the tinsmith insists is an exact reproduction of the ones used by early spelunkers in the Shenandoah caves. He says his wife's grandfather made the ones used & shown in photos at the turn of the 20th century by hobbyist explorers. He used the old sconces as models for his new ones. Very cool!

We took plenty of photos of the events there and a couple of short movies of the geologist guy playing his bagpipes. I may get that up here soon too. :))

Afterward we went to the new Mexican restaurant in the county. My hubby and I had tried them before and found the food to be very good. Mom is from Texas so I was determined to get her to come sometime so she could give her expert opinion. She finally came & was very pleased by the food and the decor. What a great way to end the day!

Friday, October 05, 2007

Interview Meme

What kind of soap is in your bathtub right now? Keltic Myst organic soap - scent of the day is still sandlewood, though someone opened the lemongrass already. There's also an oatmeal bar waiting its turn.

Do you have any watermelon in your refrigerator? No. We have a lot of pumpkin in various stages of cooked down after one of the kitties tackled it this week. Naughty kitty. Don't give me that 'who me?' look - aww - they're so blessed CUTE. ::sigh::

What would you change about your living room? uumm...probably everything. It still needs more shelves. I could stand to replace the furniture in it too - & reorganize!

Are the dishes in your dishwasher clean or dirty? What dishwasher? Me? Okay..well, yes, I had a bath last night...So did Mom. My DD is having one right now. Yep - all the dishwashers are clean! (The septic system was only recently upgraded. it would have been too much of a strain before)

What is in your fridge? ::rummages around:: raw pumpkin in a bag, some leftover chicken & rice casserole, lots of cheese, some butter, steamed pumpkin bits, some plain rice, olives, agave nectar (wonderful stuff, that), stewed pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, apples, yams, some fruit juices.... but no pumpkin juice. We drank that already ::grin::

White or wheat bread? wheat multi-grain whenever possible. My hand-made breads are usually white though.

What is on top of your refrigerator? An economy-sized pack of paper towels, can cozies, a couple of those insulated sandwich holders, a thermos-ish water jug, two flashlights...

What color or design is on your shower curtain? frosted glass door with a fancy design worked into it.

How many plants are in your home? My daughter has a miniature rose bush & a hyacinth plant. That's it. Plenty of plants outside, however. We live on the edge of a forest.

Is your bed made right now? As made as is possible in its current condition. :)

Comet or Soft Scrub? Comet or Old Dutch Cleanser (no fumes!)

Is your closet organized? Packed from top to bottom. If that is organized, its organized!

Can you describe your flashlight? One is blue plastic with a flashing red led light. Another is shiny blue aluminum. We have three black aluminum ones of varying sizes. Then there's the camping lanterns - mostly yellow or green plastic. We have oil lamps & candles too.

Do you drink out of glass or plastic most of the time at home? plastic pitchers of tea. My good glass pitchers have been packed for awhile now. Kept hoping I'd be moving soon...

Do you have iced tea made in a pitcher right now? Technically it isn't iced, as the three pitchers of tea are cold only because they are kept in the fridge with the fruit juice. Current cold tea favs are:: Earl Grey, Constant Comment, & Mandarin Orange

If you have a garage, is it cluttered? packed like the closet, except for DH work area.

Curtains or blinds?
Mostly homemade curtains

How many pillows do you sleep with? I don't count them. I just mound them up with a good book - and sigh contentedly.

Do you sleep with any lights on at night? We have security lights outside the house that answer for nightlights inside as well. Occasionally we'll leave a bathroom light on low as well.

Standard toothbrush or electric? Sonic! I love it!

What color is your toothbrush?

Do you have a welcome mat on your front porch? We don't use the front door. We DO have an ornate rubber mat out back. If it makes people feel welcome, great!

What is in your oven right now? Nuttin' but those wire racks.

Is there anything under your bed? crates with crochet & sewing projects, old vhs recordings, & SNES cartridges.

Chore you hate doing the most? After three years of intense medical adventure with my hubby, do you really want to ask that question? Thought not.

What retro items are in your home? *looks at old fashioned watch on a chain* How much time have you got?

Do you have a separate room that you use as an office? Is it a separate space if its open to the hallway, has no internal walls, and everyone goes through it several hundred times a day? No? Okay- then the answer is, no.

How many mirrors are in your home? Not many. There are two in the bathrooms & one full one in the sewing area. I know we recently bought another handheld too.

Do you have any hidden emergency money around your home? Not a good question for an open meme, IMHO. The only safe answer is 'no.'

What color are your walls? Highly variable. You sure you have time to have me list them all?

Do you keep any kind of protection weapons in your home? Another non-safe meme question. Seriously folks, skip this one if you do this meme. If you have guns you can get targeted for theft of them ~ or by hostile idjits. If you announce you aren't armed publicly, you could be at higher risk for regular robbery/home invasions.

What does your home smell like right now? I have had a cold for two weeks. No clue.

Favorite candle scent? Gingerbread :)

What kind of pickles (if any) are in your refrigerator right now? bread & butter slices. We finished up the dill spears the other day.

What color is your favorite Bible? Hmm.. Which one is a favorite varies. My Scofield, NKJV, NIV, & KJV are black. My Tyndale is green. The Amplified bible is purple/gold paperback. My Webster must be considered white - because it lacks an outer jacket.

Ever been on your roof? Yep! When we had to put a tarp on the damage after Hurricane Isabel.

Do you own a stereo?Not really. I play most music on my computer, but it has decent speakers & headphones.

How many TVs do you have? Well, when you have an extended family you tend to get strange answers to questions like that. My hubby & I have two - but my Mom & DD have one of their own. All are hooked to mostly older game consoles & video players. We don't watch that much tv.

How many house phones? 3

Do you have a housekeeper? Sure! ME! lol

What style do you decorate in? EXPLODED TOY BOX! (kept this answer. Its too perfect)

Do you like solid colors in furniture or prints? Solids for a soothing base, but a few classy patterns can be nice.

Is there a smoke detector in your home? yes

Monday, October 01, 2007

One Word Meme

Quote for the day:
"The next time someone asks you 'what Jesus would do', remember that one valid option was to freak out and turn over tables" -- Anon

1. Yourself: creative
2. Your spouse: determined
3. Your hair: long
4. Your mother: saintly
5. Your father: returning?
6. Your favorite item: kompewtour lol
7. Your dream last night: peaceful
8. Your favorite drink: tea
9. Your dream car: volvo
10. The room you are in: hallway
11. Your ex: none
12. Your fear: gone
13. What you want to be in 10 years: Christlike
14. Who you hung out with last night: family
15. What you're not: boring
16. Muffins: banana
17: One of your wish list items: ipod
18: Time: flies
19. The last thing you did: laughed
20. What you are wearing: clothes
21. Your favorite weather: cool
22. Your favorite book: bible
23. The last thing you ate: coughdrop
24. Your life: possibilities
25. Your mood: relaxed
26. Your best friend: encouraging
27. What you're thinking about right now: this
28. Your car: quiet
29. What you are doing at the moment: thinking
30. Your summer: busy
31. Your relationship status: settled
32. What is on your TV: nothing
33. What is the weather like: pleasant
34. When was the last time you laughed: today