The car technician called to tell me an “act of God” had been visited upon my vehicle. Apparently the “wrath of the Almighty” would not be covered by warranty. He inquired as to whether I had homeowners insurance? I sank against the wall with the phone frozen to my ear.
“What?” I squeaked at the technician.
“Ma’am, you got squirrels in your engine.”
“Ma’am. It’s the biggest darn squirrel’s nest the boys and I have ever seen. Buckets of acorns too. The company don’t cover squirrels Ma’am. Anything a squirrel does is an act of God.”
Voting for 2009 Niblet Awards at Mormon Matters has begun. Polls will close at midnight on January 31st.
The Temple Institute ( Hebrew translation: Machon HaMikdash) located in the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City, was founded on the principle of action. Rabbi Yisreal Ariel, a distinguished Rabbi and founder and head of the institute since 1987 is paraphrased in the following from the website:
Every generation is obligated to do all within its power towards rebuilding the Holy Temple this, as opposed to those who believe that we must wait for the Messiah to arrive before it can be rebuilt.
Mormon Matters has signed up for another year of hosting the coveted Niblet Awards. Mormon Mattters has introduced new categories. Please include a link to the 2009 blog/post/comment you wish to nominate, to be considered. Nominations will take place until January 24th. So get busy and nominate your favorite posts, bloggers, and comments.
Over the Christmas break, the Bensons in true geek fashion, undertook a marathon of watching the entire Star Wars movies, including the cartoons. We did this in part, because Tex, Piano Man, and Flash are big Star Wars Fans; also as a fun way to remember Mike, who was a Star Wars geek. Hong Mei loves to watch movies or TV and she identifies with either the villain or the dominant male hero. Jie Jie and I hoped she would instead want to be Princess Leia or Padme Amidala. Instead, in typical Hong Mei fashion, she became a big fan of Darth Vader.
Hong Mei as Darth Vader and Flash as Unfortunate Rebel