Thursday, January 30, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Silent Night/Night Of Silence Spinning Jenny Cover





Silent Night/Night Of Silence Spinning Jenny Cover






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Night of Silence - Silent Night





Night of Silence - Silent Night






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Bishop’s University Chamber Choir - And So It Goes by...





Bishop’s University Chamber Choir - And So It Goes by Billy Joel (arr. Bob Chilcott)






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And So It Goes - Billy Joel, arr. Bob Chilcott





And So It Goes - Billy Joel, arr. Bob Chilcott






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Take o take me as i am





Take o take me as i am






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Jesus Christ the Apple Tree!





Jesus Christ the Apple Tree!






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ADVENTIST VOCAL ENSEMBLE-UP ABOVE MY HEAD





ADVENTIST VOCAL ENSEMBLE-UP ABOVE MY HEAD






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ADVENTIST VOCAL ENSEMBLE-THERE IS A BALM IN GILEAD





ADVENTIST VOCAL ENSEMBLE-THERE IS A BALM IN GILEAD






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Monday, January 27, 2014

"A boy sprawled next to me on the bus, elbows out, knee pointing sharp into my thigh. He frowned at..."


A boy sprawled next to me on the bus, elbows out, knee pointing sharp into my thigh.

He frowned at me when I uncrossed my legs, unfolded my hands

and splayed out like boys are taught to: all big, loose limbs.

I made sure to jab him in the side with my pretty little sharp purse.

At first he opened his mouth like I expected him to, but instead of speaking up he sat there, quiet, and took it for the whole bus ride.

Like a girl.


Once, a boy said my anger was cute, and he laughed,

and I remember thinking that I should sit there and take it,

because it isn’t ladylike to cause a scene and girls aren’t supposed to raise their voices.

But then he laughed again and all I saw

was my pretty little sharp nails digging into his cheek

before drawing back and making a horribly unladylike fist.

(my teacher informed me later that there is no ladylike way of making a fist.)


When we were both in the principal’s office twenty minutes later

him with a bloody mouth and cheek, me with skinned knuckles,

I tried to explain in words that I didn’t have yet

that I was tired of having my emotions not taken seriously

just because I’m a girl.


Girls are taught: be small, so boys can be big.

Don’t take up any more space than absolutely necessary.

Be small and smooth with soft edges

and hold in the howling when they touch you and it hurts:

the sandpaper scrape of their body hair that we would be shamed for having,

the greedy hands that press too hard and too often take without asking permission.


Girls are taught: be quiet and unimposing and oh so small

when they heckle you with their big voices from the window of a car,

because it’s rude to scream curse words back at them, and they’d just laugh anyway.

We’re taught to pin on smiles for the boys who jeer at us on the street

who see us as convenient bodies instead of people.


Girls are taught: hush, be hairless and small and soft,

so we sit there and take it and hold in the howling,

pretend to be obedient lapdogs instead of the wolves we are.

We pin pretty little sharp smiles on our faces instead of opening our mouths,

because if we do we get accused of silly women emotions

blowing everything out of proportion with our PMS, we get

condescending pet names and not-so-discreet eyerolls.


Once, I got told I punched like a girl.

I told him, Good. I hope my pretty little sharp rings leave scars.






- 'My Perfume Doubles As Mace,' theappleppielifestyle. (via queenofeden)



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Friday, January 24, 2014

Tom’s very colour coordinated honey and lemon...





Tom’s very colour coordinated honey and lemon presentation. What a good nurse! / on Instagram http://ift.tt/1jqXOwB






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Monday, January 13, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Selah - Before The Throne Of God Above [with lyrics]





Selah - Before The Throne Of God Above [with lyrics]






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All heaven declares (with lyrics) - Hillsong - Martin Ball





All heaven declares (with lyrics) - Hillsong - Martin Ball






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♫ “How Deep The Fathers Love For Us” - Stuart...





♫ “How Deep The Fathers Love For Us” - Stuart Townend ♫






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Thoughts from our trip to Italy in Sept 2013

  • Nine times out of ten, if you ordered drinks only, they'd serve some kind of nibble to go with it. From simple ready salted crisps, to olives, to more complicated crosinti. Or a small biscuit with your coffee. I liked this. Made having an afternoon prosecco more of an occasion.
  • There was tactile pacing with a linear pattern to help blind people to get from the road crossing to the next road crossing, or from the metro platform to the exits.
  • I saw two instances of glass fronted cupboards in kitchens that opened up to reveal plate racks above removable trays. Much more space saving than draining boards if you have vertical space to work with,
  • Old sockets used to be three dots in a row.
  • We ate a very tasted breaded seafood stick skewer from the little supermarket in Como. It had been shaped to look like prawns.
  • Our best meal in Como was at the Fontana d'Oro where we had pizzas, and a 0.5L jug of house white that cost 5 Euro. Pizzas started at 5 Euro for a Margherita.
  • Some places served their prosecco in standard wine glasses not flutes.
  • All the trains seemed to be different rolling stock, and you sometimes saw mismatched train sets
  • There was no fabric upholstery on the trains, either vinyl upholstery or hard plastic seats
  • There seemed to be no stigma in lingering for a very long time after you finished your drink in a bar.
  • We stayed in a 'residence' in Milan, which had a kitchette attached to our room. You could rent pots and pans from reception.
  • You can buy Alpine butter in supermarkets
  • In Milan, if you stood at the bar to drink your drink, you didn't have to pay a cover charge.
  • I loved looking at all the buildings, including domestic houses with beautiful frescos
  • We saw few freestanding domestic houses, and lots of appartments.
  • You could buy eggs in 2s and 4s.
  • They doors keys were interesting shapes. One we used had two bits, either side of the shank, making it look like a butterfly!