I recently acquired a new Sony a3000 interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera. It's basically a DSLR only instead of an optical viewfinder, you see exactly what the image sensor sees. It uses the Sony E-mount for using different lenses, and has a large sensor for maximum exposure. At a fraction of the cost of a DSLR.
Dear Ms. Eshoo,
I have figured out why the smokers, alcoholics, less-active members, and investigators usually sit at the very back of the chapel. It's because they want an avenue of escape that doesn't involve the overwhelming and not-always-sincere well-wishing and "oh-I'm-so-glad-to-see-you-today"s that many Saints believe they have a spiritual obligation to share.
I'm looking at the exciting possibility of performing interviews of Bronies live in The Evening Breeze. All I need are suggestions from you, my faithful listeners, on who I should invite to the show.
You can send your suggestions to AvondSuth@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you!
This post is about personal behavior. In my experience, often people will sincerely mean well, but will say or do something that, for whatever reason, will offend you or hurt your feelings.
The trick is to not be offended or hurt all the time. Being offended is a choice. It may be such an ingrained habit that you don't choose concsiously, but you still choose. Choose to not be offended.
Having your feelings hurt is something that you can't really avoid, but you can deal with it in a positive way. Don't be offended, and don't hold a grudge. Also do not be quick to negatively judge the person who hurt you. There may be difficult circumstances in his lie, or maybe, as was mentioned above, he only wished the best for you.
Also, try analyzing why your feelings are hurt. I've found, after some deep introspection, that I have false or unrealistic expectations. Just remember, as you aren't aware of others' difficulties and troubles, they aren't aware of all of yours.
The point of this is don't be offended. Choose to be kind, happy, and positive, instead of vindictive, grumpy, and negative.
Happy Mother's Day, everyone! I gave a talk on a motherly subject this morning in church, and it was so well-received that I decided to share it with you, my loyal readers, as well. Here it is!
Pruzah feyl, zeymahhe ahrk briinahhe! Good morning, brothers and sisters!
I was originally going to present a talk that had a bit about why mothers are important, citing ancient General Conference talks about how children are more likely to be delinquent without a mother. This would have been followed by a number of exceedingly short stories about things my mother has done for and with me.
Happy Star Wars Day everyone! It's been a little while since I posted last, and today was stake conference, so I thought I would share my little bit of inspiration with a Star Wars twist.
One of my favorite quotes from Star Wars is from Yoda. I love this quote because it fits so easily with what I believe as a Christian.
"For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes."
To apply this to our factual existence, I modified the quote a bit.
"For my ally is Jesus, and a powerful ally he is. He creates life, makes it grow. His energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Spirit within and around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes."
It is my hope today that you always remember that you are a "luminous being", a child of God, with an immortal spirit. Because of the Atonement and Resurrection of Christ, your spirit can be permanently united with your body, and you may live forever in peace and happiness after this life.
Once again, happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with you!
And beware the Revenge of the Fifth ;)
EDITED to include my actual lyric interpretation. Enjoy!
A few days ago I watched Disney's Frozen for the first time (I know, I missed it in theaters, but finally I can afford the DVD). Like millions of others, I found myself moved and inspired by the climactic song, Let it Go, and felt that Idina Menzel's portrayal of Elsa the Snow Queen in this scene was spectacular and ingenious.
The first thing was the use of a more mature voice for a relatively young character (Elsa is only 18 or 21, depending on what the “coming of age” age was in Arendelle), which gives Elsa an innocent allure that makes her song even more powerful. The facial expressions the Disney animators gave her were magnificent, and made me feel as if she were standing right there, singing in front of me.
Just a quick post to announce that my computer is finished; I actually completed it a couple weeks ago. I've still got some finishing touches to do, such as putting in a Noctua heatsink and activating Windows 7, but I'm fully functional again!
I've been needing a logo for The Evening Breeze, so I decided we should have a logo contest! The rules are pretty simple.
Just make a logo (or logos!) featuring the words The Evening Breeze and with websterhamster prominently. Submit your logos to AvondSuth@gmail.com. The deadline is April 12th.