did you know?

Posted by mountainmelody On 2/29/2008 02:04:00 PM 1 comments
Only centuries that are divisible by 400 are leap years. 2000 was a leap year. 1800 and 1900 were not.


Posted by mountainmelody On 2/28/2008 06:07:00 AM 0 comments
Leader: You're all doing a great job decorating your pictures!

First grader: Mine doesn't look very professional.
Posted by mountainmelody On 2/26/2008 07:49:00 PM 0 comments

back to the random stats

Posted by mountainmelody On 2/25/2008 08:18:00 PM 1 comments
More than a quarter of American children under the age of two have a TV in their room.
Posted by mountainmelody On 2/24/2008 01:56:00 PM 0 comments

copied from a church website

Posted by mountainmelody On 2/22/2008 11:51:00 AM 1 comments
The Adult Choir will preset the musical One Mall Child" during the Morning Worship Service


Posted by mountainmelody On 2/21/2008 06:44:00 AM 0 comments
Leader: To persevere means to keep going even when life is hard. Has there ever been a time when you persevered?

GA 1: When my grandfather died.

GA 2: When my dog ate too many pistachio nuts and it made his back hurt.
Posted by mountainmelody On 2/19/2008 07:56:00 PM 3 comments

I don't have a huge interest in politics. But judging from the "younger evangelical" events I've attended over the past few years, I really do think he's right on target.

last two from prague

Posted by mountainmelody On 2/17/2008 07:47:00 PM 0 comments
(a friend took this one)



Posted by mountainmelody On 2/14/2008 06:12:00 AM 0 comments
When it gets really cold outside, my house has trouble staying warm.

It was freezing cold outside last night. This morning, I walked into the kitchen and saw a cup my friend gave me. This cup is clear, but turns blue when you pour a cold drink in it or put it in the refrigerator.

You guessed it. The cup was sitting on the kitchen counter, bright blue.

I can't wait till summer!


Posted by mountainmelody On 2/14/2008 06:06:00 AM 0 comments
Girl: I've been sick. I missed a week of school!

Me: Oh, I'm sorry!

Girl: I had a viral virus!
Posted by mountainmelody On 2/11/2008 08:38:00 PM 0 comments
I'll post a few more Prague pictures here as I have time.
Posted by mountainmelody On 2/10/2008 12:02:00 PM 1 comments
I came back.

Everyone always asks me about jet lag. I don't usually have much problem with this. Some tips:
  • Set your watch to your new time zone as soon as you get on the plane. When it's nighttime, rest. When it's daytime, stay up.
  • Don't drink caffeine.
  • Take vitamins or herbal supplements.
  • Sleep for a long time the first night you get home.
  • Get back into your regular schedule immediately.

So if you wanted to ask, now you don't have to: Yes, I am in the correct time zone now.

Posted by mountainmelody On 2/08/2008 02:05:00 PM 0 comments


Posted by mountainmelody On 2/07/2008 12:27:00 PM 1 comments
Tyn church

this place looked too scary to visit

one of the school's two new "eco-friendly lawnmowers"
Posted by mountainmelody On 2/06/2008 02:08:00 PM 0 comments

Posted by mountainmelody On 2/05/2008 10:32:00 AM 1 comments

Posted by mountainmelody On 2/04/2008 01:50:00 PM 0 comments

really need a tripod

Posted by mountainmelody On 2/03/2008 02:09:00 PM 1 comments

four things

Posted by mountainmelody On 2/02/2008 01:54:00 PM 2 comments
one sad thing: It hasn't been cold enough to snow while I've been here--very unusual.

one amusing thing: British people apparently call quotation marks "inverted commas."

one annoying thing: The walls of the room are so thin that I can not only hear the guy next door talking very loudly in Russian (?) on the phone each night--I can also (barely) hear his wife on the other end.

one weird thing: Surfing the internet from another country gives you strange ads--including ones about winning a green card. (Instant ticket to the USA!)